June 28, 2008

Chugging along on my athlete diet analysis project . And the husband is hard at work on his Honey Do list :)

I snacked on some Kashi crackers from the box while I waited for him to eat lunch (he was at Lowes). I had about 7?

Lunch turned out to be rather shapely

A rectangular sandwich on a star plate with a slice of honey turkey, Laughing Cow, pickles, tomato, basil, mustard and spinach, all toasted in the oven.

A mix of cottage cheese and pumpkin with a drizzle of maple for sweetness and a handful of Cinnabun spirals for crunch in a round bowl

And some cherry-flavored spheres in a square bowl –

Hope you’re all enjoying relaxing Saturdays :)

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1 VeggieGirl June 28, 2008 at 12:49 pm

“cherry-flavored spheres” – haha, love it :0)


2 Clara June 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm

omigosh that star plate is so awesome!

What a fun lunch :)


3 Sidi June 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm

Shapes – starting today I decided to buy an item every week-end, plates and bowls, for now. I am in love with all the shapes possible, but what I already have doesn’t seem enough anymore.
That’s a fast and great lunch.


4 Suzanne June 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm

Love that star plate!

I am thinking of trying the amaranth…
Could you let me know : It’s the grain, not the flour right?

It looks kind of like polenta? It’s a high fiber food it seems like.



5 sarah June 28, 2008 at 2:14 pm

that prpject sounds cool! i would love to hear more about it (and if you ever need an ‘athlete’s’ diet to analyze, i would be happy to be that guinea pig :)

in other news, i need to find the cinnamon bun cereal. my husband would die of happiness!


6 laura June 28, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Kath, I have a question for you. I have a MAJOR sweet tooth but I’m also trying to eat very healthy and lose a little weight. One of my favorite treats is nonfat, sugarfree frozen yogurt. Many frozen yogurt shops near where I live offer fat-free, sugar-free varieties so I often “treat” myself to these, thinking of them of as not really a cheat. Is this ok? Are these truly healthful or will they cause me to gain weight? ps i love your blog!


7 Penney June 28, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Hi Kath,
Letting you know I made your baked oatmeal snack bars with Bob’s Red Mill thick cut oats. I didn’t alter the recipe, but I let the dry soak in the wet ingredients for 5 minutes before putting it in the oven. They turned out very well.
I made them with chocolate chips instead of dried fruit – a dessert bar I look forward to having as an afternoon snack at work with milk. Yummmy.
Thanks for the recipe – I’m finding your blog very inspirational about eating a wide variety of foods and relying on complex carbs.


8 alo June 28, 2008 at 5:43 pm

Hi Kath,

Don’t know if this question falls under the category of “too personal,” but I was just wondering if there is a reason why you and the husband don’t have any pets, or if y’all plan to get any in the future? Just curious!


9 Jessie June 28, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Yum! What a great lunch!


10 yaz June 28, 2008 at 8:06 pm

“Honey Do List” haha your too cute K :)


11 Kath June 29, 2008 at 1:30 pm

<>Suzanne ,
Yes, it’s the grain not the flour. Just like polenta/grits!

sarah ,
It was a cool project – we just had to do a 3-day diet analysis of an athlete and enter it into software to get a report and then critique the diet on ways the athlete could use his/her diet to the advantage of training. Matt eats really healthy so he was easy! But it did take a while. If I need another for another class, I’ll let you know 😉

laura ,
The only way you’ll gain weight is to eat more calories than you burn. Frozen yogurt isn’t nearly as healthy as regular yogurt, but it’s not “bad” either. It really depends on what your dietary goals are (avoiding sweetners, etc.) but I’d say fro yo is a great treat-yourself food.

Penney ,
Awesome! Thanks for the update.

alo ,
Mostly because we can’t really afford a pet right now nor do we want all the responsibility so we can go away for the weekend and not to have to worry about it. I guess we’re not mature enough yet :) He loves dogs, and to be honest, I’m much more of a cat person but he’s allergic. If we ever get a dog, it’ll be a smallish one that doesn’t shed.



12 Emily W. June 30, 2008 at 1:52 pm

That cinnabon bun cereal is DELICIOUS and surprisingly not bad nutritionally (unlike all of cinnabon’s other products! haa)


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