I couldn’t decide what I wanted for lunch today. My mother in law brought pesto, sun-dried tomato and oat-raisin bagels from her sister’s bagel shop in TN. I was planning to have a turkey and avocado sandwich on focaccia, but I hate bagel sandwiches because they are hard to eat and I like to chew on my bagels plain! I didn’t want a whole bagel (then I wouldn’t have room for sides) but I definitely wanted some of one. What to do!?!?!? I decided to have the bagel without meat and add a bunch of fun sides: whipped cottage cheese, grapefruit, celery and PB, pita chips, and carrot.
Here’s what I came up with:
Half of the oat and raisin bagel, toasted, with some jam. (Chewy and DELICIOUS!!)
(FYI, by weight, this bagel was 6.5 oz, which I estimated at about 450-500 kcal based on other bagels’ info! Now you know why I only wanted half!)
Broiled grapefruit (just to make it hot on this cold day!)
Whipped cottage cheese + pita chips
And the veggies, with a tiny dab of PB on the celery:
Hot cinnamon tea to drink with NO sweetener. (I decided if tea is going to be my water when it’s so cold I’m not allowed to overdose on splenda so I’ve been just having it in one cup a day.)
Total lunch kcal = 550.
Off to the alterations place and Goodwill!