Work has been quite stressful the past two-days, which held me back from my daily updates – not that I have many loyal readers 🙂 . But below are a few snapshots of meals yesterday – all taken with the cell phone due to lurky coworkers.
(1) Breakfast: Another filling parfait of 3/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries and 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, and 3/4 cup Kashi Heart to Heart.
(2) Lunch: Small side salad with balsamic vinaigrette
(3) Lunch: La Tortilla Factory Wrap with Tofetti Lemon & Garlic Tofu with 1/2-cup fresh spinach and 2 tablespoons sundried tomato & basil hummus. Delicious and my new addiction!
I probably snacked on 5 pieces of chocolate throughout the day at work and at home. I didn’t hit the gym yesterday because I think I injured my knee (or re-strained) on Thursday when I ran, so I took a break. I think today I may do some Wii Fit yoga to strech out that leg.
For dinner last night I had a craving for broccoli cheddar soup, besides D has been sick and I thought he’d appreciate something home made. I grabbed a recipe from the foodnetwork.com, Emeril’s Broccoli and Cheese Soup (sans croutons). The only subs I made were subbing vegetable broth and using whole milk for heavy cream and using 2-cups of mild shredded cheddar.
I cooked up the soup and even pureed it in my blender – which really did the trick!
This soup was absolutely fantastic! It was very filling and so savory, I couldn’t believe I was capable of such restaurnt quality soup! *VEGANS: if you follow the recipe and stop after pureeing the broccoli (and do not add in the cheese and milk) the soup still tastes fantastic. Just an FYI!
This morning I woke up with the prospects of snow in my future – which meant I needed to get moving asap if I wanted to run to the food store. I had went yesterday to buy soup ingredients, lettuce, tomatoes, bananas, and strawberries along with some more yogurt and cereal. Today I was inspired by some blog reading and wanted to pick up a few more key items!
I quickly made a parfait (not pictured) including: 3/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt, 3/4 cups Special-K Vanilla Almond Cereal, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, and 1/2 medium banana. Absolutely filling and delicious – this cereal really did the taste trick!
I did VERY well at my new favorite psuedo-local foodery:
Finds include: original and southwest Sunshine Burgers, Flax Seed, Peanut Butter & Company White Chocolate Dream Peanut Butter, Almond Butter, Amy’s Mild Chili with Vegetables, La Tortilla Factory Low Carb, and more Tofettes Lemon Garlic Tofu!
As I said previously: this is my new obsession!
Of course after a trip to the grocery store and a scary drive through the blizzardy snow – I was starving! I made D some lunch and then got to mine. I wrapped up a chopped Sunshine Original Burger in a Low Carb wrap with 2 tablespoons tomato&basil hummus and 1 tablespoon of shredded melted mozzarella cheese. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and SO satisfying!! I was actually disappointed to have eaten it so quickly, but am anxious for returning to this meal. A little bit of spinach would have really rounded things out!
Sunshine burger: 2 thumbs up!
Right now D is napping, so I think I am going to have a snack – then hit the Wii Fit. Later I am going to make coockies & cream cupcakes and try my first attempt at marinating and steaming Tempeh.
Happy Snow Day!