Thursday dinner flop

Wow, if I skip blogging one day it makes it harder to remember what I ate.  I know I  took pictures of everything, so let’s start with Wednesday morning breakfast:

An old childhood favorite: Grape Nuts.  I used almond milk, half a banana, and a sprinkle of sugar.  I was full for a loooong time with this breakfast.  After I did Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred video, I was star-arving!.  First of all, I must say that I thought a 20 minute video wouldn’t be much of a work out, but boy was I wrong! Jillian kicked my booty!  So I searched my freezer and came up with this:

Quorn chik’n patty on a sandwich thin with “mayo”, Dijon mustard, lettuce, and pickles.  Ya know what this tasted like to me?   A Chik -Fil- A sandwich.  I’m not kidding, this tasted like the real thing, and it was my last one, so you know I’m going to be  stocking up on these at Publix.

The “mayo” I use is the healthiest brand I’ve found:

It also makes a really good tartar sauce for fish mixed with a little sweet pickle relish. 

After lots of errands, I made it to my sister’s house.  Just in time for my snack:

A handful of wheat thins and a Chobani.  This hit the spot.  Then mom brought dinner.  Applebees take out.  I saw they had the new 5 menu items for under 550 calories, and I was really craving a steak, so I got the Asiago peppercorn steak with veggies:

Looks good, but the steak was horrible.  That’s what I get for ordering steak at Applebees.  It tasted like a raw piece of fatty chuck roast.  Sorry, but not good.  I ate the vegetables and , my mom and sister’s chicken salad which was awesome.  I also had some Barefoot Merlot, or was it Cabernet?  Either way it was perfect.

Back in the saddle

It’s Wednesday evening.  I dove back into the design world today.  I feel like I’ve gone back home.  I’m working with an amazing group of women.  Some whom I’ve known for a very long time.  I knew I would need my energy today, so I fueled up with my oatmeal:

1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup almond milk, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 banana, almond butter, cinnamon, flax seed, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Shortly there after it was off to work.  I got to do my favorite thing today, get paid to shop!  It just doesn’t get much better than that.  I packed my lunch:

Multi grain wrap with red pepper hummus, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, and hot sauce.  I didn’t eat that cottage cheese, which reminds me, it’s still in my lunch box.  I did snack on this later in the day however:

Peanut butter cookie Larabar.  I only ate half.  Just enough to keep the hungry monster at bay.

I told my husband that I wanted to do one dinner a week meat free.  He was definitely not for this idea.  Until I told him that I’ve been doing it now for 3 weeks already.  He did not believe me, but when I told him about those healthy pizzas he’s been eating, he was shocked!  He said I shouldn’t have told him, because he didn’t miss the meat and now he will.  Tonight was meat free night:

Grilled cheese with Tallegio cheese on multi grain bread and tomato soup.   I decided to start trying new cheeses.  This one was wonderful.  I had my doubts at first because as I was cutting it, it was a little on the stinky side, but it tasted like a mild brie.  It melted in my sandwich beautifully, gooey and stretchy.  I’m in love with this cheese.  And my husband didn’t say a thing about meat. ( I don’t think he noticed, shh.)  I think I’ll have a square of dark chocolate for deesert. Oh, and there was a glass of red wine with dinner.