Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sorry I didn’t post Tuesday’s yet.  I try to post every day’s events each night, except weekends I group into one long post.  But yesterday just got away from me.  Anyway, yesterday, I had two mini breakfasts.  One before my run:

Peanut butter on rye.  And another breakfast after my run:

Egg whites with salsa and hot sauce, and apple juice with ORAC Energy Greens.  I’ve been fighting a sore throat and this boost of greens usually helps me.  I worked around the house a little and prepped dinner.  I had a late meeting scheduled with a bride, so I got everything ready for Jordan to throw in the oven on my way home.  Yes healthy eating takes more planning and prep work, but oh so worth it!

Before heading into work, I made a wrap for lunch:

Boars Head reduced sodium turkey breast wrap on whole wheat with Maytag blue cheese, and broccoli slaw.  My friend Jean recommended the broccoli slaw, and let me tell you, Jean must be short for Jeanius, this was awesome!

Then I worked and came home to a nice hot dinner.  So dinner was per request of my husband, his favorite:

Sheppard’s pie. I tried to make it healthier by using extra lean ground beef, tons of mushrooms, onions, peas, and carrots, and very little Smart Balance “butter” and almond milk in my mashed potatoes.  Turned out realllly good!

Then this morning, (Wednesday) I had to go in for some blood work, so I wasn’t allowed to eat.  I never used to eat breakfast, but now that I do, it was torture not to.  I was so hungry and had to wait a loooong time, I finally ate breakfast at 11:30:

A hearty bowl of oatmeal with almond butter, banana, and agave nectar.  After breakfast, I felt drained, I had to lay down for a while.  I had planned to go for a run, but listened to my body instead.   I had some lunch when I arose:

Another delicious turkey wrap.  Then the cooking mood struck.  I prepped tomorrow’s dinner, made the hubby lunch, and started cooking tonight’s dinner, which was:

Spanish pork with redskin potatoes.  The pork had zucchini, onions, garlic, red pepper, tomatoes, corn, and peas, seasoned with paprika, and sprinkled with goat cheese.  I added a little hot sauce as well.  It was pretty good, but not my favorite.  But it was really healthful and filling, so I’m not complaining. 

I just had a square of dark chocolate, and now I’m going to soak in the hot tub a while then hit the sack.  Good night!

Healthy Burgers and Fries.

Happy Hump day!  Breakfast was a repeat of yesterday.  And I know I took a picture, but I can’t find it.  It was Bran Flakes with banana and almond milk.  I feel really good today.  I went to work for a few hours.  For lunch:

I used some leftover filling from my chili rellenos last night to make a taco salad.  Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, reduced fat cheese, black olives, and salsa. Yum- me!  After work, I stopped at Lowes to pick up some more plants.  It has been yard work extravaganza around here.  I’m trying to get this place looking good by Easter.  I came home and went for a run, and did some sit ups and push ups.  It was pretty warm out there.  So, I came home and cooled down with a green smoothie:

I used 1/4 of a frozen banana, 2 frozen strawberries, a couple chunks of mango, a small handful of blueberries, a sprinkle of flax seeds, a scoop of ORAC Energy Greens,and a splash of apple juice.  It cooled me down and refueled me. 

It is perfect weather for a burger and fries.

Made healthy of course.  The burger is made with extra lean ground turkey, on a whole wheat bun with Muenster cheese, lettuce, Smart Balance mayo, ketchup, mustard, and PICKLES!  For my fries, I cut up 2 potatoes (to serve my husband and I), sprayed them liberally with canola cooking spray, and baked on 425 for about 45 minutes, turning occasionally.  So many traditional unhealthy favorites can be made healthy.  It just takes a little imagination and experimentation.  For dessert, my trusty square of dark chocolate.  It never disappoints.  Good night.