I was looking at pictures of my day’s worth of food just now and realizes that breakfast, lunch and dinner were model meals – healthy + balanced, and then each of my snacks was a little treat that I got to sneak in between. I’m tracking my calories and macro-nutrient intake on Sparkpeople.com and that’s why I can say that at the end it really does all balance out. I was in the range of every single category I track. Sweet! 😎
I tried to start the morning with some overnight oats, except later in the day I realized that what I prepared last night was just yogurt with oats… you need milk for overnight oats. Hey, it still tasted pretty yummy!
In the mix – 1/3 c rolled oats, 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt, Zoe’s granola, fresh mango, 1 medjool date and walnut pieces. Sweet and tart – delicious.
[422 calories with coffee]
Fresh banana bread (from the office)
Mixed greens, grape tomatoes, 1/4 avocado, pinto beans + meat from 1.5 chicken drumsticks, dressed in 1T of Annie’s balsamic vinaigrette
So much delicious healthy fat – the avocado + pinto beans were super creamy and the chicken tasted extra buttery (no butter there, just dark meat which I rarely eat).
I ran outside today!! I received an email from my sister today telling me she ran outside at 6 am this morning. I was so impressed that I decided to go for a run outside myself… and I even found a buddy to go with me. A girl that works at my gym is training for a half marathon right now. We snuck out of work mid-day for a 40 minute run. I didn’t start my garmin right away, but I think we held an 8:30 minute pace (it was hard!!!) and ran for about 4.5 miles. The cooldown walk never felt so good (even though it was freezing and windy out)!!
Late night at work calls for super easy dinners – this is V8 tomato soup + a toast with organic cheddar
The soup was a little sweet on its own, but the cheddar toasts balanced it out really well.
Mmm, who doesn’t love grilled cheese dipped in tomato soup? This soup even had other hidden veggies (like zucchini). Love that!
[100 calories] – This cookie is nothing special. 😕
A few spoonfuls of pomegranate seeds… I love how they burst in your mouth! 😀
Total calories consumed: 1622 + pomegranate seeds (can’t find their nutritionals right now)
How do you balance out your meals + snacks? Do you include dessert with a meal or eat it as a snack (if at all)? I usually prefer sweeter snacks over savory ones, but once in a while I crave pickles or hummus. 😆