Hi guys! Sorry for the delay – Target called 🙂
After breakfast and cleaning, I hit the gym and realized I was running quite late to be able to eat before class! I got in 40 minutes on the ET and some abs and rushed home for one of my 15 minute shower-get-dressed routines. Rush, rush!
I decided to eat my lunch apple during my commute. I usually prefer eat fruit cut up with a fork (orange sections, sliced banana, apple slices) but every now and then I really enjoy eating an apple or pear straight down to the core. This one was nice and crunchy – just how I like ’em!
I ate lunch outside, which was a mistake when my spinach started blowing away!!! I had to relocate mid-lunch, but I got some nicer natural light photos for you all.
I had another tofu sandwich – this time on a TJ’s Whole Wheat Bun with cheese, a bit more pesto (I thought it was gone but turns out it wasn’t!), and bibb lettuce. I tried to heat it in the microwave, but it was so cold and windy it cooled off quickly 🙁 I LOVE the texture of tofu on a sandwich! It’s so fun and fluffy to eat!
I also had a spinach salad with bell peppers, carrot and celery along with a small amount of Annie’s Goddess. A little does NOT go a long way with this dressing! I wish I had had more. I really enjoyed the big chunks of veggies though.
Plus a few flax chips. These “replace” my usual yogurt and I missed it 🙁 While they were the same amount of calories and did contribute some protein and fiber, they were definitely not as filling as wet, heavy dairy.
From above, with Natural Health for reading material. Plus visualize my big apple!
This lunch (including the apple, which was huge) was about 560 kcal, 18 grams fiber and 29 grams protein.
Strangely, I was starving during Cultural Foods 1.5 hours later. But when I was wandering around Target, I realized my hunger was completely gone. I guess it comes in waves? This lunch was a little different than usual – mostly because I ate the apple first (I usually end with fruit and yogurt) and had the chips. I wonder if that had something to do with it?
I read about Luna + Clif Minis in one of my magazines, but I couldn’t find anything online to indicate they were out yet – but then I literally stumbled upon these at Target!! They are just under half the size of a regular Luna bar at 80 kcal and 4 grams of protein. Perfect when you just want a little dose of energy. And if you want a full dose, you can have 2 flavors! While I don’t eat Luna bars often because I don’t find them very filling compared to other bars, I do like the taste and these are 3 of my favorite flavors (of course they’re the “dessert” flavors 🙂 ) I plan to use them as a healthy dessert, when I’m craving something sweet or for a pre-workout snack. Target had the Clif bar ones too – I was tempted to try them, but I figured I need to like a full size one before I buy a whole box of minis.
They are quite small though.
Of course I don’t eat anything like a normal person, so I broke mine into pieces and ate him over cottage cheese as a topping 🙂
With hot tea –
See you shortly for dinner!