I went for a hour long walk this morning with my flashcards. What a great way to study! I didn’t want to slump over on the couch like I normally would while studying the not-so-interesting topics. The only problem was there was (is) a horrible gusty wind out there and my hands were freezing! But I made it – about 3.2 miles. But I aced the test today so I think the method works
I had to rush through lunch and didn’t get to my apple! But everything tasted SO good.
Smoked salmon and cucumber in a whole wheat pita -
Carrot sticks -
And Pumpkin Yogurt with Pecans and Fiber One. This concoction is AMAZINGLY filling. 1/2 a cup of canned 100% pure Libby’s pumpkin with 1/2 a cup of low-fat yogurt. Stir to thoroughly mix. Add sweetener and spices to taste. Top with nuts and cereal for a crunch! A dietitian who came to speak to our class last week passed out these single serving Fiber Ones so I decided to have the whole thing in my lunch. I prefer not to have that much Fiber One at once (mostly because it’s “fake fiber” vs. coming from whole foods), but it sure did fill me up.
Before (with pecans) -
All together – (but I saved the apple)
Lunch (without the apple) was about 400 kcal, 21 grams fiber (14 of those from the Fiber One), and 27 grams of protein. Actually, despite being lower in kcal than my normal lunches, it held me over the same. Guess it’s that fiber!
I was going to have my apple while walking back to my car, but I honestly wasn’t that hungry and my hands were too cold to eat a wet apple. So I decided instead to have a pineapple smoothie when I got home. The day we bought this fresh pineapple I knew I wanted to make a hemp milk smoothie with it since my mango one was so delicious. This one was waterier but still tasted great. I used about 6 oz of pineapple, 1/2 a cup of hemp milk and 1 tbsp flax. I like to eat my smoothies with a spoon like a chilled soup because they last so much longer that way! And I had some honey graham sticks on the side.
I also had a handful of Kashi H2H while making my lunch for tomorrow and a few raw almonds.
Including the extra nibbles, this snack was 300 kcal, 7 grams fiber, and 8 grams protein. I had a little more than usual because lunch was small and I was hungrier!
Off to study and then make a French dinner!