Chem test went very well – I think I got a 100, but I’m sure I made a few mistakes. We’re learning all about blood in Physiology – I cannot believe how our bodies evolved to work. Amazing stuff.
Given that we have tons of navy beans on hand (we’re planning them for Friday’s dinner as well), I stuffed a whole wheat pita with 1/4 a cup mashed with a little EVOO and avocado. Delicious! I broke the pita in half for easier eating.
I’m loving oranges these days – especially eating them this way on the peel. It’s a little messier than peeling/slicing because the juice squirts out, but it’s SO much easier to prepare. This wasn’t a blood orange (ewww I don’t like those!) but it was on the pink side!?
I had the TJ’s honey greek yogurt today. While there was absolutely nothing Greek about it (it was as runny as any ole’ yogurt), the flavor was great. I might buy this again, but it was rather high in calories for only 5 oz so I’d probably enjoy a bigger portion of plain with fresh honey more. That’s volume eating for you. Topped with sliced almonds –
When I was trying to come up with a fourth component of my lunch I went through the food groups to see where I was lacking:
Dairy – check
Protein – check (beans, almonds, yogurt)
Whole grains – check
Healthy fats – check (avocado, olive oil, almonds)
Veggies?!?! Missing!! But I wasn’t in the mood for cold cucumber or peppers and I didn’t want to stuff anything else in my sandwich. So I opened the fridge to give it a good stare (I do this sometimes for bright ideas…) and the pumpkin jumped out at me!! I added a tsp of splenda and some pumpkin pie spice and was set to go. At the last minute I threw some Kashi H2H in with my almonds for some added crunch.
This lunch was 500 calories, 17 grams fiber and 28 grams protein.
I’m still a little “hungry” but judging from these numbers, I should be satisfied – which tells me I need to drink some water. I didn’t have enough this morning and I know that’s what’s really irking my stomach.
I have a slight headache coming on in my shoulders – I bet it’s all spurred by Chem lab 👿 I hope it goes away or I might not be able to take all those boring chemicals!
See you tonight 🙂