Pretty good lunch for a Monday 8)
So at the grocery store yesterday I wanted to get some deli meat to make sandwiches. Of course I’d like to buy organic but I was also trying to meet our budget for the week (under $75) so I had to consider all options:
1) Super expensive $5.99 organic.
2) On sale $3.99 roasted turkey (not organic, not even all natural but no nitrates)
3) The vegetarian Smart Deli line: $2.99.
So since the Smart Deli seemed to be the best balance of health and cost I decided to give it a try. No, I am not going vegetarian, but given the options, this one won. I think I would prefer to eat organic turkey than this on a regular basis though. I mean, although it’s vegan and the only real drawback is the increased amount of sodium, it is processed and I’d rather have just “organic turkey breast” in my ingredients list over the long list of ingredients (natural or not) on the Smart Deli if I’m trying to eat whole foods.
But the Smart Deli Ham was quite good! I can see how others would think it was gross, but I liked it. Especially on a delicious doughy potato bun with a Laughing Cow cheese (you might not think to spread these on sandwiches but I think the thick globs of creamy cheese are much better than a thin slice of swiss, cheddar, etc. that you can barely taste), jalapenos and dijon mustard.
Quite a good sandwich indeed!
Leftover Jenna’s Mom’s Cabbage. It was better today than the other night! Jenna was right about picking at this in the fridge 🙂 Oh, and I FOUND A MICROWAVE!! Yay!! That means I can bring hot things on Mondays when I eat here in the union. I gave me cabbage 30 seconds and it was great.
Pumpkin yogurt (Today’s combo: 1/2 cup pumpkin and 2 oz plain yogurt with cinnamon and NO SPLENDA!)
And a kiwi, which I sliced with a knife when I got to campus for easy transport. Yes, I eat the skin. It’s great!! Nice and chewy 🙂
AND I got a hot peppermint tea and did not add sweetener. Just milk. Peppermint is one of the few teas I can drink without sweetener so maybe I just need to switch my brands around.
Lunch was about 530 kcal, 14 grams fiber and 24 grams protein.
My oatmeal pancake breakfast held me over fabulously!! I might have even been less hungry than oatmeal days, but I also didn’t burn 400+ calories before eating, so that was probably a big factor.
I’m off to study for my exam! I think I’m going to take my flashcards for a whiz around campus to get my energy up and some fresh air 8)