Mar 24th, 2010
I started my Tuesday with a green Granny Smith apple and reduced fat peanut butter. I am probably one of the few food bloggers that loves peanut butter but doesn’t eat it much. When calorie counting, I have such a hard time understanding and accepting that it’s okay to eat. I know that there are a lot of positives to peanut butter, but the calorie and fat content is just too high for me. I love it though, I wish it was lower in cals/fat. I could eat it straight out of the jar every day! I decided to splurge today and have some on my apple. Yum – I wish I had more of that in my life!
For lunch I decided to not eat out or go shopping, but go home and make a healthy meal since I spent about $100 at the grocery store on Monday. I have no clue how my bill always gets so high at the grocery store! It always gets me.
I made a fruit salad with lettuce, apple, grapes, strawberries, fat-free french dressing and cracked up some Special K wheat crackers to top it off. It was really good and only totaled 215 calories!
Afterwards I wasn’t full so I had some more Special K Whole Wheat crackers and tried a Jell-O Mousse Temptation.
It was pretty tasty. I have never had mousse before, so the texture was very unique. It’s like a mixture between pudding and whipped cream. It was a caramel/chocolate flavor and satisfied my hunger and sweet tooth for only 60 calories. Even my boyfriend really liked it, and he doesn’t like much of the low-calorie stuff I buy. This makes me wonder if I can make my own mousse recipe for a desert? Does anyone have any recipes?
I was starving right when I got home from work and I wanted to try to make a sweet potato. I’ve only tried to cook a sweet potato on my own one time before, so this was new to me. One half I threw in the microwave and put butter and a little salt on it. It was pretty delicious.
With the other half, I wanted to try to make sweet potato fries. I ended up using garlic, brown sugar and cinnamon to bake them in. They turned out great. Maybe a little burnt..but great for the first time making them!
Finally, I wanted something cold so I made some cereal. How could I leave out breakfast at night? This has been a Breakfast in the P.M. themed week for me. At the store I bought some Almond Breeze Milk. I really liked it and think I’ll add it to my normal grocery list. It’s only 20 calories per half cup (however a little more fat then reduced fat milk). The Kashi 7 Grain Whole Grain cereal was also very light and yummy. I’m a fan.
As for my fitness, I went on a run outside yesterday because it was nice again. No more rain. I ran around our neighborhood for 2.43 miles at a 8:30 pace according to my Nike Plus. Ran for 21 minutes and burned 250 calories. Nice!
I became bored and nothing on TV was entertaining me. I really could care less about American Idol this season. I only like that one guy who plays guitar and has longer blonde hair… and Big Mike of course. Anyways, I decided to go waste time and money at Target. I bought some really cute cardigans that were on sale. I always wear them to work and wanted some fun spring colors so I got purple, white and a brown. You can wear these with everything. LOVE TARGET!!
I came home from The Best Store In The World and decided to try out The Shred Level 2. WHEEWWWWWW Jillian kicked my butt and I was sweating an insane amount! I hated it while I was doing it, but now I kind of want to do it again.
On a great note, I’m back on track with my weight loss. I’m back to 10.4 lbs lost after my insanely fatty weekend
Happy Hump Day everyone!!