I was super excited about this healthy lunch, but it didn’t turn out as good as it was in my head. Neither was breakfast. Maybe I killed my palate with so much wine last night???
- 1 packet tuna
- 1.5 tbsp reduced-fat mayo
- Minced bell pepper
- Minced carrot
- Minced radish
- 1 tbsp capers
- 5 kalamata olives
- Squirt of honey mustard
- 1 tsp pre-made pesto
I topped 2 slices of Ezekiel bread with reduced-fat Swiss cheese (I won’t be buying it again but felt I should use it up), and as you can see, it was really just a rubbery tasteless addition of 120 calories. I should have just eaten the tuna with Kashi crackers, which was what I really wanted, but I thought the melt had potential so I went with the experimental option.
Green apple with cinnamon. Note to self: green apples don’t hold a candle to red ones. Yuck!
Lesson #1 – if you want the higher calorie cheese, have the higher calorie cheese.
Lesson #2 – I’ve you’re craving Kashi crackers and not bread, have the crackers.
Lesson #3 – Don’t ever buy green apples again.
I usually have smaller portions of things so I can eat more variety. I think it’s more satisfying to the palate. So my palate was still craving more after I was done, even though I could feel myself getting full.
So I had some pumpkin tea, which hit the spot!
Total lunch calories: 576. (Includes tea and 1 cracker).
I’ve spent quite a bit of time cleaning the house, vacuuming, folding laundry, etc. so I’ve given myself a 150 calorie boost for the movement. Still not sure if I’ll be going walking, running, or even to the gym. I’m going to see what I feel like doing at 4:00. I’ve got 445 calories left, which will get me through dinner if I don’t snack. So we’ll see! I certainly could use a day off.
Our dining room is turning this middle color olive green as I type! Somehow I got out of painting and the husband is doing it all 🙂
Here are before photos: