About Eat Like Me

Hi everyone! Welcome to the Eat Like Me blog! I'm Emma- a Nutrition major & kind of a health nut! I'm really into eating healthy & nourishing my body. It amazes me how much food can really affect your life and change the way you feel. I've been into healthy eating since I was a teen and I wanted to share my interest with all of you! I'll admit that I have days when I do not make the best food choices but my goal is to just get back on track and stay healthy as often as I can. Of course, eating healthy doesn't mean I don't get to enjoy my food. There are lots of flavorful, healthy foods & recipes, and even desserts! On this blog I will share with you what I eat, along with recipes & pictures. You could use my blog as a guide to healthy eating, or just for recipes and ideas!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tuna & hummus (dinner 10.27.10)

Though the beginning of my day was pretty easy, the ending ended up pretty hectic. I got a lot done though, and now I'm all ready for Halloween! For my afternoon snack I had a deep chocolate Vitamuffin and a yogurt mixed with raisins. I'm running low on fresh fruit so I put the raisins to use. I'd actually prefer raisins in my yogurt, but I try to eat fresh fruit more often than not. I had a night class tonight so by the time I made it home I was tired, cranky, and hungry. Tonight probably would've been a good night for a frozen meal, but since I already ate one at lunch I wouldn't let myself resort to that. I ended up just making myself a tuna & hummus sandwich on some whole wheat bread with a side of steamed asparagus for some greens. Although it was a last minute choice, the tuna actually really hit the spot. I guess sometimes it's the simple things that do it! Have a good night everyone.

Amy's Vegetable Pot Pie (lunch 10.27.10)

Today ended up being quite an easy day. Luckily I didn't have a lot going on at work so I was able to leave by 11:30! I had packed a sandwich for lunch, but since I went home I decided to have something else and save the sandwich for tomorrow.  So instead, I had an Amy's Vegetable Pot Pie. I first tried this pot pie a while back, and even though it isn't low in either calories nor fat, it's still healthier than normal pot pies. It's a quick, healthy comfort-food ready in 5 minutes and full of veggies, whole grains, and flavor. The only thing I don't like is that the fat content is a little high, but it's made with all natural ingredients so that makes me feel better. The crust is thick and doughy on the inside, and crunchy around the edges. It's made with organic whole wheat flour and has a nice, warm flavor to it. The filling consists of soft potatoes, carrots, peas, and tofu "chicken" in a creamy, well seasoned sauce. Surprisingly, the pie is very filling even though it looks a little small. Amy's also makes a Non-Dairy Vegetable Pot Pie, which is even better from a nutritional standpoint as it contains much less saturated fat. However, I think that they both taste great and are a nice, healthier alternative to most pot pies which are loaded with calories, fat, and unhealthy ingredients.

Kashi again (breakfast 10.27.10)

Wow it's grose out today! Dark, gloomy & incredibly humid. So much for blow drying my hair.. this weather stinks! Breakfast this morning was a bowl of cereal again. You probably could've guessed that being that I eat it for breakfast 90% of the time. I really should start switching it up and having other things. It's just convenient on work days and being a creature of habit, it's what I'm used to. Anyway, my cereal was a mixture of 1 cup each, Kashi Go Lean & Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax. I also ate an apple and had a cup of coffee with skim milk. I forgot to use half decaf coffee today, so it made me jittery and nauseous, yuck. For my mid-morning snack I bought a Clif Chocolate Brownie Z-bar from the vending machine. I love that the school vending machines now contain healthy options instead of all junk!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Alexia Rosemary & Garlic Oven Fries (dinner 10.25.10)

Dinner tonight was an easy oven meal! Dontcha just love those? You can just throw everything in the oven and wait for it to cook. No mess, no stress! For my meal I had a baked Perdue Perfect Portion chicken breast, along with Alexia Rosemary & Garlic Oven Fries, and a mixture of peas & lima beans. I seasoned the chicken the same as last time, with Mrs. Dash's Table Blend Seasoning. The fries on the other hand, were a new find. I've tried some of Alexia's other potato products, but I had never tried the fries. I normally don't buy fries because they're so processed that they're basically just empty calories. However on a recent trip to the grocery store, I found Alexia's Olive Oil, Rosemary & Garlic Oven Fries. As always, I checked out the ingredients & nutritional information. To my surprise, I couldn't find anything that was considerably unhealthy. In fact, they weren't bad at all. They are all-natural, and are made with Russet potatoes, oil, herbs & spices, and that's it! Nothing bad and nothing hidden! I also observed that unlike most fries, these fries still have the skin on, so they should still contain some of the vitamins & minerals found in potato skins, and not only the flesh. They tasted okay too. They're not like your typical fry, these taste more like roasted potatoes, and you can definitely taste the spices. Like the name states, they're oven fries, so they're thick, and very "potatoey". I was not super impressed with these oven fries. For my taste they were a little too well seasoned and all the herbs and spices were actually kind of overwhelming and took away from the taste. They were also a bit dry. Next time I'll try spraying them with some natural cooking spray to see if that helps retain some of the moisture so they don't dry out. I'm also more of a "little crispy fry" person, so that could play a role in my opinion as well. Overall, I think these fries are a healthy fry alternative, and a perfect way to treat yourself while still keeping it healthy. Sometimes a plain old baked potato just gets boring! I probably won't buy this flavor again, but now I'm curious to try some of the other kinds of fries Alexia makes.

Luna Cookies & Cream Delight (breakfast 10.25.10)

And another long work week begins... Mondays are the worst! Breakfast this morning was a quick bowl of cereal along with an apple and a LARGE cup of coffee to wake me up. The cereal was a mixture of Kashi Go Lean & Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax with Almond Milk. I couldn't find Unsweetened Almond Milk last time I was at the store, so I had to resort to Original. I prefer the unsweetened because the Original contains evaporated cane juice (sugar), which makes it really sweet. I prefer my Almond Milk to taste like regular milk, and I find the unsweetened is the most similar. I also think it's unnecessary to add sugar to an already sweet bowl of cereal. I guess I'll just have to do deal with it for now, and next time I'll get the unsweetened version again. Around 9 I had my mid-morning snack which was a Luna Cookies & Cream Delight Bar, and around 11 I had some
Trader Joe's Whole Grain Pretzel Sticks that I had packed from home to hold me over until my late lunch. I forgot to take a picture of the pretzels before I ate them, so unfortunately I could not add a picture of them. I ate about 1.5 oz which would be 1.5 servings. It's the same amount that I had here. I really need to start packing a lunch again because eating at 2 everyday is just not working out all that well. Today for lunch I heated up an Amy's Spinach Feta Pocket Sandwich and paired it up with the last of my organic strawberries.
The pocket was very convenient being that it was already a late lunch, and it was a nice, easy way to have a balanced meal. It's also another great way to get some spinach into my diet being that I don't like to it eat it plain. I'm not really much of a spinach eater, so blended it into a tasty pocket is a perfect way for me to enjoy its many health benefits without the bitter taste. Later in the afternoon I had a Golden Corn Vitatop for a snack. I noticed I went a bit heavy on the carbs today, so I'll make up for it by not having as many tomorrow.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Amy's Black Bean Vegetable Soup (dinner 10.24.10)

I didn't feel up to cooking tonight, so dinner was a can of soup. I had Amy's Organic Black Bean Vegetable Soup, with a side of steamed zucchini for an extra veggie. This soup tasted okay, but it definitely wasn't my favorite food from Amy's Kitchen. I liked that it wasn't too spicy, and that it had visible pieces of carrots, potatoes, and celery, but it was just a little too bland and seemed to be missing something. I had originally planned to eat some sweet mini peppers on the side, but they were not to my liking so I threw them out and steamed some zucchini. I had seen a friend of mine eating sweet peppers as a snack, and I wanted to try them myself. I guess her and I don't have a similar sense of taste because I couldn't eat them raw. As always I didn't think about that when I bought them, and now I have a big bag of mini peppers that need to be used. I guess I'll have to cook them into a recipe this week so they don't go to waste. I also snacked on a few reduced-fat Triscuits with a slice of reduced-fat American Cheese while I waited for the soup to cook.

DD Veggie Egg White Flatbread (lunch 10.24.10)

Lunch today wasn't at home, but since I ate at Dunkin Donuts I was able to find a picture of the food online. I stopped and grabbed something to eat on my way to the mall so that I could avoid the food courts. I wanted to get my shopping done as quick as possible, and waiting on line at the food court would not have been helpful. From Dunkin Donuts I had a Veggie Egg White Flat bread. It's egg whites, veggies, and cheese on a multi grain flat bread. It's one of the options on the Dunkin Donuts Smart Menu, which is a menu of better-for-you choices to eat on the go. The flat bread has only 330 calories, with 20 grams of protein! It is a bit high in fat and sodium, but what can you expect from fast food? It was a light lunch, but filling and of course yummy. Later on when I got home from the mall I had a yogurt with unsweetened dried cherries mixed in, along with a small bag of Barbara's Snackimals Animal Oatmeal Cookies.

Think Thin Crunch (breakfast 10.24.10)

It's such a beautiful, sunny morning! It's been cold all week and today it finally warmed up a bit. I had wanted to go for a hike this morning but I'm just not feeling up to it. Last night was a late night and I'm exhausted. I do have to get to the mall though today so I'll get some walking in there. For breakfast I had a couple slices of whole toast with peanut butter and a banana. I had poured myself a bowl of cereal, but then decided I didn't want it & dumped it back. The peanut butter was calling my name instead. Later on for my mid-morning snack, I had a Think Thin Crunch Mixed Nuts & Chocolate Bar. I used to eat Think Thin protein bars all the time a while back. But then at one point I gave up all soy products, and being that the bars were made with soy protein, I stopped eating them. I always really liked them. They taste great, have a nice creamy texture, are low in sugar or sugar free, and contain lots of satiating protein. I had actually forgotten entirely about these bars until I saw this one in the store. They didn't have any of the chewy protein bars that I used to eat, so I figured I'd buy the new crunchy kind and see if it was any good. It of course was, because Think Thin makes great health bars, but I didn't enjoy it as much as the chewy ones. I think I just like chewy bars better in general, I never seem to find too many crunchy bars that I enjoy. This bar is a blend of mixed nuts dipped in a layer of chocolate. It's made with good ingredients and packs in lots of healthy nuts. I liked that peanuts was the first ingredient listed, that way I know I really am eating nuts unlike most "nut" bars that barely even have any in it. The bar contains 10g of protein, 4g of fiber, and only 3g of sugar. Despite that it only contains 3 grams of sugar, it's still sweet. It's sweetened with Maltitol, a sugar alcohol, so that it doesn't spike you insulin levels the way sugar does. Anyhow, I'm glad I found this bar and was reminded of Think Thin. Hopefully I can find myself some of my old favorites around here somewhere.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tomato, spinach & mushroom pizza (lunch & dinner 10.20.10)

I didn't bring a lunch with me to work today, so by the time I ate it was 2:30. I searched through the fridge for something to eat. I knew right away I didn't want to wait for anything to cook, but I couldn't find anything cold to eat either. Turkey sandwich? No, had that yesterday. PB&J? Nope, had nuts this morning. Salad? No, too much work. As you can see, there was not really much calling to me, but after wasting a bunch of time procrastinating, I finally just decided to have yogurt. It was the only thing I could find that was really quick & easy, and something sweet sounded appealing. I used a Trader Joe's Vanilla Low-fat Yogurt and mixed in a small box of organic raisins and some granola (Bear Naked Fit Vanilla Almond Crunch). It was a light meal but it filled me up for the time being. Later in the afternoon, I had a snack of cheese & crackers (slice of reduced-fat American cheese on reduced-fat Triscuits) along with a Deep Chocolate Vitamuffin. I think I'm getting addicted to these Vitamuffins because I seem to want one everyday! At least it's a healthy treat I'm craving though, and not some sort of junk. For dinner tonight I was alone again, so I made myself a healthy personal pizza. I used a whole wheat pizza crust and topped it with tomatoes,
oregano, mushrooms, spinach, mozzarella, and a sprinkle of oregano. The cheese was Galaxy Soy Mozzarella Cheese, only because I had no more reduced-fat and I didn't want to use fat-free as it melts horribly. Soy Cheese also tastes a lot more like full-fat cheese and I've found it melts the best as well. My pizza came out quite yummy, and lucky for me, there was nothing to clean up! Now I have some work to get done for tomorrow, and then I plan to get to bed early.

100% Whole Wheat Pretzels (breakfast 10.20.10)

I didn't get much sleep last night, so waking up today was rough. I would've loved to have slept in and stayed in bed, but instead I was up at 6am for work. I had a quick bowl of cereal, a banana and a big cup of coffee to wake me up. The cereal was again a mixture of Kashi Go Lean and Kashi Go Lean Honey Almond Flax with unsweetened almond milk. I knew I wouldn't get a chance to have lunch until 2 today, so I packed a couple things to hold me over. There was no way I was going 8 hours without eating (breakfast at 6, lunch at 2). I brought one of my individual packages of Trader Joe's Go Raw Trail Mix (almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, and raisins), and a little baggy of Trader Joe's Whole Grain Pretzel Sticks. What I love about these Trader Joe’s pretzel sticks is that they are made with 100% whole wheat. 100% whole wheat pretzels are very hard to come by, so when I saw these, I had to pick them up. These pretzels are not as good as my favorite Snyder's Snaps, but they're not bad either. Regular pretzels are considered empty calories because they simply provide no nutrition. These however have 3 grams of fiber and protein per serving, and can be counted towards your servings of whole grains. Whole wheat is also absorbed slower, so in addition to keeping you full longer, these pretzels won't spike your blood sugar. The size of each stick is not too shabby either. It’s like the size of my finger, both in length and width. They're great for dipping, and if you add some kind of protein, you've got yourself a healthy snack. The only thing I didn't like was that Corn Syrup was listed in the ingredients. There's less than 1 gram of sugar per serving, so the amount of Corn Syrup is probably trivial, but I still don't understand why it needs to be added at all. Anyhow, I'm glad I found a whole wheat pretzel that I like. Now I can replace my usual enriched white flour pretzels with a healthier 100% whole wheat version!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Morning Star Tomato Basil Pizza Burger (lunch & dinner 10.19.10)

Lunch today was a little late, so I just made myself a quick sandwich as soon as I got home. It was turkey, hummus, and lettuce on whole wheat bread. With it I had a small bag of pretzels and a banana for some fruit. Nothing special, but it was fast and filled me up, which was just what I was looking for. Later on I had a Stonyfield Organic Fat Free Strawberry Yogurt and an Apple Crumb Vitatop for a snack. Then tonight for dinner I had a Morning Star Tomato Basil Pizza Veggie Burger along with a toasted whole wheat English muffin with butter, and some steamed asparagus. I really love veggie burgers. There's so much variety and so many different kinds that it's impossible to get bored of them. They're an awesome way to get some protein without always having to resort to meat. The Tomato Basil Pizza Burger in which I had tonight is made by Morning Star Farms and was created to taste like pizza. It has a very unique, but delicious flavor. Morning Star makes a lot of great veggie burgers, as well as other meat substitute products. Some other favorites of mine are the Spicy Black Bean Burgers and the Garden Veggie Burgers. Check out some of Morning Star's terrific products here.

Luna Chocolate Peppermint Stick Bar (10.19.10)

This morning for my mid-morning snack, I had a Chocolate Peppermint Stick Luna Bar. It was the first time I ever tried this flavor, and I'm really glad I did. I've tried just about every one of the Luna Bar flavors at some point, and this was the only one left to "taste-test". I was hesitant at first because for some reason I just didn't think I would like it, but that was far from the truth. It's unfortunate that I waited so long to try this one, because it was actually quite delicious, even better than some of my favorites! It's sweet, a little crunchy with lots of chocolate and just the right amount of mint. At first, the taste seemed familiar. It took me a minute to pinpoint it, but I finally realized that it tastes just like Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies! No wonder I love this bar, Thin Mints have always been my favorite Girl Scout cookie! Like all Luna Bars it's 70% organic and even provides some of the nourishing vitamins & minerals that we need everyday. With 8g of protein and 5g of fiber, this sublime blend of dark chocolate & candy-cane peppermint is not only great tasting, but perfect for a healthy on-the-go snack.

Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax (breakfast 10.19.10)

Agh it's only Tuesday! As if waking up early wasn't hard enough to begin with, the cold weather makes it so much worse. This morning I had a bowl of cereal along with an apple and a big cup of coffee to warm me up. Today's cereal of choice was a mixture of Kashi Go Lean and Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax. Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax is basically an extension of the original Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal. It contains the same sweet, crunchy multi grain clusters, just with sliced almonds and whole flax seeds added for a nutritional kick. As with most Kashi products, this cereal is made with all natural healthy ingredients, and includes Kashi's 7 whole-grain blend. Just one cup of the delicious granola-type cereal contains 9g of protein, 8g of fiber, 15g of whole grains, and 500mg of omega-3 fatty acids! The only downside is that it's a bit high in calories and sugar, so I prefer to mix it with regular Kashi Go Lean to balance it out. I use a 1:1 ratio, one cup of each. Another great thing about this cereal is that it can be eaten on its own, as a snack, or even as a topping for yogurt. To sum it up, Kashi Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax is very tasty and I would definitely recommend it. It's a sweet way to start off your mornings!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spinach & Mushroom Frittata (dinner 10.17.10)

Tonight for dinner I made myself a frittata. I don't make frittatas often, but I really should because they're so filling and nutritious! The possibilities with a frittata are endless and they're so easy to make. My frittata tonight consisted of mushrooms, spinach, onions and mozzarella cheese. It was very tasty and satisfied the egg craving I'd been having. I usually use 1 egg and then egg whites. That way I cut down on the cholesterol, but still get all the nutrients from a whole egg. My frittata looks very large in the picture, but it was pretty thin because I had to fill the entire pan. The smaller the pan you use, the thicker it will be. For a small dessert after dinner I had an Apple Crumb Vitatop. That's all for today, enjoy the rest of your Sunday night everyone!

Spinach & Mushroom Single-Serve Frittata
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (2 eggs worth)
  • 2/3 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/3 cup frozen spinach
  • 2 tbsp onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
  • salt 
  • pepper
  1. Heat the olive oil in a small non-stick skillet. Add the onions to the pan, saute until lightly brown. Then add the mushrooms & spinach. Saute on high heat until all veggies are cooked through. Lower heat to medium-low.
  2. Then, in a small bowl, whisk the egg, egg whites, salt & pepper together with a fork. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables in the pan. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  3. Let cook on stove for a minute or two to cook the bottom, then transfer pan to oven.
  4. Let cook 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees or until egg is cooked through.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spread (10.17.10)

I guess Trader Joe's has some new products out for the season, because this was one I hadn't seen before. Being that it "struck my fancy" and I was very curious as to how it would be, I decided to buy the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread and give it a try. I had it for my snack this afternoon, smeared onto a whole wheat toasted English muffin with some pear slices on the side. Now we all know that sweetened cream cheese isn’t exactly a health food. But in small amounts, this cream cheese can turn an ordinary snack into something really unique. To describe it at best I would say it had a light, but
tangy gentle flavor with a hint of pumpkin and spice. The pumpkin was in no way overpowering, but was definitely recognizable. It was a little sweet, but not in such way that I would call it dessert (although it does look like cupcake icing). It tasted to me, in simple context, like regular cream cheese with a hint of pumpkin. It's very festive looking and would be an ideal spread for parties, but being that I don't eat cream cheese very often, I probably wouldn't buy it again. It was however rather tasty, so I will enjoy my container while it lasts. I think next time I'll have it on a bagel!

Amy's Black Bean Enchilada Meal (lunch 10.17.10)

I just finished putting all my groceries away, and now I'm finally sitting and having lunch. I'm having Amy's Black Bean Enchilada Meal. I picked it up today in the frozen foods section, specifically to have for lunch. It looked appealing and I hadn't had it in a while, so I figured I'd "re-taste" for a quick, healthy meal when I got home. Just as I had remembered, it's quite yummy and full of flavor. Amy's describes the meal as "Organic corn tortilla filled with organic black beans and vegetables and covered with a traditional Mexican sauce. Spanish rice and pinto beans on the side." Like all Amy's products, it is made with wholesome, organic ingredients and packed with nutrition. The enchilada is filled with a delectable blend of black beans, vegetables, tofu, and spices. It's covered with a rich Mexican sauce to keep the enchilada soft and moist, yum! My favorite part to
this meal, the beans, are unlike most frozen beans you generally find in frozen meals. They're whole pinto beans cooked to be soft like refried-like beans with a warm, genuine taste and texture. The Mexican rice with corn has just a little sweetness to balance the spices, and has just enough sauce to give it flavor and a nice texture. The only downside to the meal, is that the rice is white rice. More often than not, Amy's meals are made with organic brown rice, so when I checked out the ingredients and learned that the rice in this was white, I was a bit disappointed. I guess white rice isn't so bad just once, and it's accompanied with such a great taste, and lots of healthy ingredients, so I let it slide. The meal however, filled me up pretty quickly, and was a good size for only 330 calories. If you're looking for Mexican food without all the fat & calories, but with all the flavor, this meal will definitely do the trick.

Raisin Bran (breakfast 10.17.10)

Good morning everyone! This weekend was once again very busy, so I did not get a chance to post for Friday or Saturday. I also ate out a lot, and as I've mentioned, I'm not comfortable with photographing my food in public, so for now I won't be posting meals that aren't at home. More or less, I will usually be posting Sunday-Thursday. Today for breakfast I had a bowl of Raisin Bran Cereal with Almond Milk. I also had some fresh organic strawberries and 2 cups of coffee with Skim Milk. I'm upset because I had to resort to Sweet N' Low to sweeten my coffee this morning. I had given up all artificial sweeteners, and had been doing well, but I ran out of both Stevia and Erythitol, and Sweet N' Low was all I had left in the house. I plan to get to the store today to pick up Stevia so that I don't have to use nasty chemicals again in my coffee tomorrow. I'm going for a hike now with my family, and then I plan to hit the grocery store on my way back. I'm bringing a Vanilla Almond Luna Bar along with me for a mid-morning snack, which I'll probably eat in the car on my way to the store.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amy's Cream of Tomato Soup (dinner 10.14.10)

For a snack this afternoon I had another one of my healthy blueberry bran muffins. I know I ate a lot of carbs today, but I have to use up these muffins because seeing that they're baked goods, they don't last long. I spent a lot of money on them and it'd be a shame if they went to waste. Not to mention that it's not often I get a chance to enjoy them for the reason that I don't usually make the trip to Trader Joe's.
Dinner tonight didn't work out as I intended. I had planned to try a new creamy mushroom and spinach pasta dish that I had thought up. It started out good, but then one by one, things just kept going wrong. I finally just got so frustrated that I dumped the entire thing right out of the pan and into the garbage. Being that I had no backup plan, and didn't want to start all over with another recipe, I had to
resort to a can of soup for dinner. Don't get me wrong, I love soup, but I had wanted to cook a real meal tonight and was hoping to post a new recipe. Ugh! Anyway, I ended up having a can of Amy's Organic Cream of Tomato Soup, with a small pouch of Kashi's TLC Original 7 Grain Crackers, and a string cheese for some extra protein. Although it wasn't what I expected, my dinner was actually quite yummy and did fill me up. So I guess I'll just get over it and try out my recipe again another night.

Turkey & hummus sandwich (breakfast & lunch 10.14.10)

Phew! I made it home just before the storm. Only a few minutes later and I would've gotten caught in the rain! At least I was able to get some exercise in today seeing that tomorrow's weather isn't looking too good either. Now I'm snuggled up in my PJ's and slippers, relaxing for the rest of the night. Luckily I have some free time to catch up on some things, including my breakfast post! I was running a little behind this morning and never got a
chance to post before I left. Breakfast was a nice, warm bowl of oatmeal. It was really cold upon waking up and I was hoping a hot meal would do the trick. I used a packet of Erewhon Organic Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, and then added raisins and almond slivers to make it a bit more substantial. I also had a banana for fruit and a cup of coffee to help warm me up. For my mid-morning
snack, I had a Smores Luna Bar which I had brought with me from home. It actually did a good job of holding me over given that I didn't get a chance to have lunch until I got home around two. As you know, I like to eat every two to three hours to keep my metabolism going. I don't usually go five hours without eating, so I'm surprised I wasn't starving by the time I had lunch. When I finally got home, I made myself a sandwich since it was quick and I didn't want to wait. It was the usual turkey and hummus on whole wheat bread, which I ate along with some pretzels and an apple. That's all for now, enjoy your afternoon! Just one more day until the weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Egg & cheese sandwich (dinner 10.13.10)

We didn't go out to eat tonight for my mom's birthday as I had expected, so I ended up eating dinner at home. Since I had been craving an egg all day long, I whipped up a quick egg and cheese sandwich. It was breakfast for dinner! I fried an egg, and then put it on a toasted whole wheat English muffin with a slice of reduced-fat American cheese. I probably should've scrambled the cheese in with the egg to melt it better, but because I didn't, I just put the sandwich in the
microwave for about 15 seconds to melt the cheese. Then I heated up some edamame on the side as my veggie. The meal was light, but satisfying, and the egg hit the spot. After dinner we gave my mom her gifts, but skipped the singing & the birthday cake since we already celebrated on Sunday. I am now enjoying a Deep Chocolate Vitamuffin as my dessert. Have a good night everyone!