WIAW: Food Journal Style

It has been a long time since I have done a documentation of the food I eat during the day, and the tracking that comes along with it.  For this What I Ate Wednesday I am displaying the foods I have eaten and the calories that came with them.  I am happy to say that I went and fully stocked my fruit bowl and my refrigerator.  Don’t believe me?

I don’t think I could pack anymore into that fridge.  When I am trying to eat healthy having a fully stocked house is very important.  I need to have a lot of options when it comes to my meals, and fortunately I have been practicing meal planning since the beginning of the year, and I think I am finally getting the hang of it!

Once again, thanks to Jenn over at Peas and Crayons for hosting this little get together every wekk!  This month’s focus is getting in extra veggies!  It pairs perfectly with my 21-day Vegan kick-start Challenge.

Breakfast: Oatmeal, minus the banana.  Yes, this is a recycled photo.

Actually, today I made some different oats.  I combined Quaker Quick Oats cooked in Silk Soy Vanilla milk, with Flaxseed, and Agave Nectar.  LOVE the oats cooked in soy milk.  This may become my new every morning breakfast.  Plus it had a whopping 12 grams of protein which officially made it the longest lasting bowl of oatmeal I have ever eaten.

I have to interrupt the eats to say that I got a stellar workout in yesterday.  Finally.  Apparently I (and a few other people) read the calendar wrong for the Kick-Ass in April Challenge.  I thought you had to do 30 Burpees, when in fact you only had to do 30 seconds.  I started my workout with 3 sets of Burpees, 10 in each set.  It was NO JOKE.  I was huffing and puffing y the end.  After I got my heart rate soaring, I went out for a 30 minute walk with the jogger stroller.  To get some intervals in I jogged UP the hills for as long as I could (or until I felt dumb), I was sweating pretty good by the time I reached my house.  I ended the workout with 3 set of 15 squats and 3 wall sits with a 15 second hold.  I am now officially caught up on the challenge.  Then I did 3 sets of 15 prone jack knives, and 3 sets of 60 second planks.  Rounded up the workout with some stretching and having a good sweat session really started my day off right.

Also, they finally received our paperwork at the Activity Center and now I just have to find the time to go!

Lunch:  My new obsession, the hummus wrap.

I’m pretty sure I have had a hummus wrap for the last 5 days straight.  They are just so darn good!  On this wrap there is: La Tortilla Factory Low carb whole wheat tortilla, Banzo’s Original Hummus, tomato’s, broccoli sprouts, and green peppers.  The great thing about this wrap is that you can put whatever leftover veggies you have into it, and it ends up tasting great!

It looks like my lunch was more of a snack at only 221 calories, which would have been the reason that I was ready for a snack at 2:30, but I held out until 3.

Snack: Probably one of the best smoothies I have made to date.

If you ask my Hub’s if he would like one of my smoothies you would get a very big “hell no”.  My philosophy on smoothies is that they are a way to get a lot of vitamins and nutrients in a short amount of time.  My normal blends don’t taste very good because well… I don’t really care about the taste.  But lately my little one has wanted to share them with me (she will even eat the horrible tasting ones).  I figure there are ways to make them taste better without breaking the calorie bank.

In this smoothie was 1 1/4 cups orange juice, unflavored pea protein (this is usually why they taste like ass, but I just sent away for my vanilla flavored), frozen peaches, frozen strawberries, and about 2 cups of Kale.  The orange juice made all the difference.  I could barely drink any because Hanna was hogging the straw, that little devil.

Dinner: Since I didn’t end up eating dinner last night I made the meal I was planning on making tonight, Tomato Basil “Cream” Pasta.  This recipe is from Oh She Glows.

This was a fabulous pasta dish, and with it I miss my creamy sauces no more.  I paired it with roasted broccoli, which is one of my favorite veggies.  Side note: Hanna ate all her broccoli!!!  I can’t even say how excited I get when she eats vegetables.  I am one proud mama!

This dish was a little higher in calories than I thought it would be, but luckily I had enough calories leftover so I didn’t go over.  Phew.

And here is how my day rounded out calorie-wise:

Happy Wednesday!

Have you eaten anything memorable lately?

2 thoughts on “WIAW: Food Journal Style

  1. Aimee

    You totally rocked your workout. It was a home bootcamp. I cannot do burpees and when I try I imagine Jillian Michael’s shouting in my face.

    Your food all looks fantastic. I am the same way about smoothies. I honestly don’t really mind if the smoothie isn’t very sweet.

    I made Angela’s Lemon Dill Tofu for lunch today and mixed it with some halved cherry tomatoes, roasted corn from Trader Joe’s, chick peas and arugula. It was delicious, very light and springy. The tofu was nice and crispy.


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