Yesterday I asked for dinner suggestions, and you didn’t let me down. To those of you who shared your ideas, thank you! It’s incredible to know that when I have a question or a problem that so many of you are here to help me solve it.
When I started reading through yesterday’s comments my first thought was “Why didn’t I think of that?!”
Among other things, Tina, Liz and Kris suggested hummus, and immediately I knew I’d add that to my list. Stevie suggested grilling kebabs that are loaded with veggies because they’re delicious even when they’re cold, and Becky mentioned oatmeal. How did I forget oatmeal?!
There were so many great suggestions that I think I’ll make it through this Summer session just fine. (I wasn’t so sure of that last night.)
Here’s what I came up with for today’s lunch…
For dinner I packed a variety of things, and I’m bringing enough to share because I’m not the only one who needs to eat dinner even though I’m probably the only one thinking about dinner. Ha! (Hey Shannon, tell your “shy inner dork” to come say hi to the blogger nerd today, and have a snack if you want to.)
Here’s a breakdown of calories in my bento-style dinner and snacks:
Remember, I’m only eating a portion (less than half) of it…
- 2 tbsp hummus – 70
- half of the carrots – 50
- half of the cucumbers – 40
- FlatOut bread – 100
- Turkey – 90
- Ham – 50
- Genoa Salami – 135
- 2 flatbread crackers – 60
- 1 oz Brie – 110
For breakfast, I’ll eat a green smoothie made with vanilla whey protein, skim milk, fresh spinach, strawberries and half of a banana. And since we’re already on the subject, it contains roughly 177 calories.
I’ll also supplement my meals with a Caesar Salad before or during lunch. My salads are delicious and only 90 calories (because I’m heavy on the romaine – not the dressing.)
Overall, I’m prepared to have a semi-healthy day of eating which will allow me to focus on all of my tasks. And at approximately 1,112 calories I still have a little room for some kind of sweet snack. After all, who would I be if I didn’t indulge my sweet tooth a little?
It may have taken a village and a little extra planning, but today will be a success. I did circuit training last night because I may not make time to hit the gym today which is okay with me. I’ll still work on increasing my plank time, and I’ll stay under my calorie target.
Now that you know more than you ever wanted to know about what I’ll be eating today, will you tell me what you plan to eat today?