I had grabbed a cup of decaf coffee on the way out the Y and decided I didn't really want it when I got home so I cooked my oats in it and then added some hazelnut stevia. Mmmmm!!! Good stuff.
For my morning snack I had a large La Tortilla Factory tortilla split. One half rolled with a chicken sausage, spinach, and mustard. The other smeared with a tbsp of peanut butter...
It was a really cold dreary day here so I tried to keep myself busy with housework before the little ones karate. I did however stop to make so more Grean Pea Guac (thanks Sarah) for lunch. Yesterday, was the first day I have counted EVERY single calorie going into my body (even the 7 cals from spinach) so I measured all the ingredients to my Guac.
I ended up with a little over 1 and 1/3 cups with I calculated to be about 22 tbsp.Here's the list of ingredients...
- 6.5 ounces avocado (1 avocado)
- 1 cup peas
- 1 Roma tomato
- about 2 tbsp diced onion
- salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- lemon juice (i didn't have lime)
I divided it into a 2 tbsp serving equaling 35 cals, 2.5 grams fat, 2.8 grams carbs, .9 grams protein.
Here's my lunch..
For my afternoon snack I had 1/2 an acorn squash, 1/2 cup lactose free cottage cheese, 1 tbsp peanut butter and one of Gina's Macaroons crumbled on top....
Since I was counting EVERY cal today I had to do some research to find out how many cals are in the macaroons. Boy, was I shocked to find out these babies have around 230 calories in each one. That really pushed me over with my cals and I was quite disappointed when I found out I only had 250 cals left for the whole day and it was only 3:30. The macaroons are good but not 230 cals good!!! Sorry, Gina.
For dinner I had to use my cals wisely. For the fam. I made Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs (thank you Clean Eating Mag.) I simply put...
- 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
- 2 oz toasted pita made into fine bread crumbs
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
When done place in desired pasta sauce until heated thru....The mans plate
a measly 250 cals. All I had left for the day :(. My total was 1800 and I was starving!!! I have probably been eating over 2000 cals a day without realizing. A lot I am sure coming from veggies probably close to 300. I am happy with my weight but I just want to become more aware of my daily totals and maybe this will help me get some abs!!! A girl can have fantasies cant she????
If anyone still has any suggestions for protein in breakfast besides eggs and protein powder I am very open????
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: As a stay at home mom I often feel really under appreciated! Men just don't see all the work it takes staying at home with a young child, keeping the house some what clean and cooking every meal. Do they think they magically have clean clothes, folded nicely in their drawers everyday??