Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Chia Seeds, Kobocha Squash And Fast Food

Don't worry, I didn't eat the fast food.

After a super busy, fun filled weekend the man and I decided to take it easy on Monday. I slept in, got up and ate brekkie, let it digest and then headed to the gym (the little one was at my mother in laws). When I pulled up to the Y it was jam packed! I circled the parking lot like 4 times and could not find a space, so I decided to take my workout home. I walked 2 miles with the hub and then I ran/walked the 3rd one alone. When I got back to house I did some random free weights. I was really sweating and it felt great. I made a cottage cheese smoothie when I was done...

  • 1/2 cup LFCC (lactose free cottage cheese)
  • 1 cup UVAM (unsweet. van. almond milk)
  • 3 in. banana chunk
  • fresh and frozen strawberries
  • stevia
Yum it was perfect for cooling me down.

We slowly got ready for the day and headed out to pick up the little one and eat dinner at my in laws house. No pics there. But my sweet mother in law marinated me a chicken breast cause they were having BBQ sauce soaked ribs. She also steamed me some asparagus because they were having sugared green beans and potato salad. I also brought a chunk of kabocha squash baked, that sweetie pie Heather gave me. I was full after we ate but by the time we left I was ready for a the treat I had waiting in the fridge...
Look how thick...That's just plain old UVAM with 2 tbsp chia seeds (also given to me by sweetie pie Heather). It was nice and thick when I got home so I added some stevia, cinnamon, 1 spoonful of LFCC and blended away. Yum, it was like a nice cold vanilla pudding.

I was on a roll with 2 new foods in one day :).
This morning I woke up at the butt crack of dawn for the weight class at the Y. I almost talked myself outta going (do you ever do that?) but I am glad I didn't. After the class I did 10 min. on the elliptical, 10 min. on the stair climber and then some deadlifts and tricept press downs.

For breakfast...
That's a rough copy of Heathers Chia Protein Oat Bran. Mine contained
  • 1/2 oat bran
  • water (unmeasured)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 large strawberry, chopped
I nuked it and then added stevia, cinnamon and more water. I started eating it but I was still hot and sweaty from the gym and the oats were making it worse. I popped them in the freezer and ate the LFCC. When I finished the LFCC I went back for the oats. The were good all cooled off :).

For my snack I had this...
That's a quarter of a kabocha squash ( I am so confused on how to spell this) heated and filled with an unmeasured spoonful of Trader Joes Crunchy Almond Butter. I love this squash, skin and all! Its so dense and really fills you up. Here's the nutrition facts I found on them just in case you are wondering.

Well, I am starting to get hungry for lunch and I have yet another doctors appointment to get ready for soon.

Have a great Tuesday!!!

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I will absolutely not let my little one eat fast food. All the grandparents know this but this weekend the rule was broken and I am still a little upset. I am trying to get over it. I know I cant keep her from it forever but as long as possible would be nice :).


  1. Fun eats!! I've never had ANY of those so it's all intriguing to me!

    Good luck at the docs today!

  2. I'm with you on the fast food hate.. i know i talk like we go all the time but its really only once a week.. considered a "treat".. but i wish we'd never started it.. and i won't even eat when we go! yuck..

  3. It's kabocha! You're right. I love it so much :) I always eat it with the skin.

    That's really annoying about the fast food :( I don't know how I'm going to deal with that when I have kids cuz I really don't want them eating junk. Sigh.

    Good luck at the dr's!

  4. Justine,
    So glad you liked the kabocha AND the chia seeds. Can you believe how much they thicken things up? They are really cheap if you order them online. 4 lbs for $35 plus free shipping! Love them.

    I wonder how many calories an entire kabocha has because I'm eyeing one sitting on the counter right now. I just want to steam the whole thing and cover it in almond butter. :)

    So sorry Little One got some fast food in her system. That would upset me as well if they family knew my rule. However, think of all the wholesome foods you feed her all the time at home. That is what matters most. At least no one gave her a Jell-O shot. :)

    Text me and let me know how your doctor's appt. went.

  5. Oooh, I just read on my blog about the no eggs things :-( That's a bummer - but its worth keeping away from them if you feel better for it! Your cottage cheese smoothie looks like a strawberry milkshake. Yummy!

    Re your confession - I'd be annoyed too. I think as a parent, that is a decision you expect someone else to respect that you've made. But like you say, its not the end of the world. The most important thing is you are teaching your daughter great food habits now and one bit of fast food isn't going to change that!


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