I’m writing this “in the middle of the night” because I woke up to go potty about 5.5 hours into my slumber and decided to do an update before going back to bed. My eyes are watering from yawning, so if you notice any typos, chalk them up to my teepiness.
I woke up feeling munchy, so I grabbed half a serving of chocolate crisp Weetabix (100 cal) to tide me over until I was ready to make some real food.
These are definitely a great alternative to chocolate chip cookies, which incidentally were calling my name at the time, but I totally snubbed them!
I became preoccupied with my computer, so eating got put off for a little while. I was planning on having a mini pre-workout meal, but I ended up going willy-nilly with a full “breakfast.”
Tuna stuffed pita with chicken noodle & egg soup
I made the tuna salad with:
102g no salt added Tongol tuna fish (110 cal)
56g Cabot cottage cheese (50 cal)
5 Shop Rite no salt added bread & butter pickles, chopped (25 cal)
1/2 TBSP Bolthouse Farms blue cheese dressing (20 cal)
1 serving, 205 cal -or- 2 servings, 102.5 cal each
First I stuffed the Joseph’s Heart Healthy pita (60 cal) with alfalfa sprouts, red onion and a sliced plum tomato, then I added in the tuna salad. The pitas are really fragile, so it takes a little extra effort to keep it from falling apart. They’re really awesome though for so few calories!
When I was little my nanny used to make me Lipton noodle soup with an egg in it. Knowing that I’ll probably never eat that again in my life due to the extremely high sodium content, I went for the next best thing: 1 can Trader Joe’s no salt added chicken noodle soup (110 cal) with 1 large egg (75 cal) scrambled right into the pot I was heating it up in. That might sound gross to a lot of people, but I swear, it’s delicious! If you like egg drop soup, it’s a lot like that. It adds a lot of bulk and flavor for just a few calories. Yum!
I crumbled 2 unsalted saltine crackers in, too.
This SOUPer protein-packed breakfast, lunch or dinner comes to just 525 very-filling-calories!!
About 2 or 3 hours later I was getting ready to go for a romp in my obstacle course, so I had a medium banana (110 cal) and a White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Luna bar (190 cal). This combo kept me full for, oh, about an hour. Just enough to get through my hour of exercise. Then I came upstairs and had one of the saltiest things in the freezer: A Quorn cutlet on 2 slices Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain low sodium bread (160 cal) with 1 TBSP Hick Lickin’ Good BBQ sauce (15 cal), a side of broccoli that apparently stayed good in the fridge for several days drizzled with 1/2 TBSP Bolthouse Farms blue cheese dressing (20 cal) and 55g of red grapes (35 cal):
OH MY QUORNESS! I looooooooved the Quorn cutlets!! They taste JUST like chicken! Much like a grilled Chick-fil-A grilled chicken fillet. Wow, hard to believe they are meat and soy free. They are awesome. I just wish they didn’t have so much sodium. 400mg per cutlet. My husband liked it, too. At first I didn’t tell him it wasn’t real chicken and he had no idea lol.
With the grapes and broccoli, everything came to just about 340 calories and it actually kept me full for awhile. Full enough to get through another hour of my obstacle course and a shower. Not bad at all!
After a much needed shower, I was pretty tired as it was the end of the day for us. Feeling low on protein, I decided to mix 4oz ground turkey breast (120 cal) with an Amy’s Light in Sodium macaroni and cheese dinner (400 cal, 290mg sodium) and 1 cup frozen asparagus tips (25 cal):
Cheese-a-licious!!! All I did was steam the asparagus in the microwave, crumble the turkey breast in a nonstick frying pan and nuke the macaroni and cheese dinner, then combined it all when the turkey was cooked. Quick, tasty and over 40g protein. Very, very filling, too! I grazed on it for about 20 minutes, which is pretty good by my eating standards.
Excellent end-of-the-day meal for just 545 calories. Lots of flavor, low in sodium and probably took all of 7 or 8 minutes to throw together. Perfect!
My fruit and veggie intake was a little low, but I’ll make up for that today/tomorrow — whenever my sleep is complete. lol I’m off to Never, Never Land again… TTFN!