Spring is here!!
Is anyone else more than happy to say goodbye to winter for the next nine months? I know I sure am! Just like the seasons, things are a-changin’ around here, in pretty much every way possible. But for today, I’m just going to focus on a few changes that are going on with my diet. And I’ll be back tomorrow to talk about this a lot more. For now, I’ll just say that I’m paying a little more attention to how much protein I’m eating and to see if that makes a difference in some issues I’ve been having with this crazy body of mine.
Thursday is one of the two days out of the week that I don’t teach any classes, so I typically do my own strength/cardio workout at home. I’ve been loving the Gymboss App, which lets me create all kinds of different timers to use. After a 45-minute workout in my basement, I made myself a Shamrock Smoothie (using chocolate protein powder) because I still can’t get enough of these.
It’s still kind of green (just not a pretty shade!)
Beauty is a relative term, people.
And a little while later, I had my “real” breakfast.
Two eggs scrambled with mushroom and onion and topped with salsa, and a slice of Ezekiel flax bread (with Laughing Cow spread) on the side. One thing I’m really trying to pay attention to for the very first time ever is limiting the massive quantities of fruit that I’ve been eating. It’s not easy to do!
Lunch was awesome. Beyond Meat “chicken” salad (Beyond Meat tenders, chopped up apple, red onion, Dijon mustard and Greek yogurt) wrapped in a few romaine leaves (along with the other half of the apple!).
I also had a single serving bag of this incredible flavor of Popchips.
Hey- did you know I’m hosting a Popchips giveaway?
I almost always gravitate towards something sweet (like a protein muffin or even oatmeal with fruit) for an afternoon snack. I tried to go more in the savory direction by making a buffalo “chicken” type dip using TVP, unsalted cottage cheese and Frank’s red hot sauce, along with some celery sticks.
It was definitely just okay. Something I need to improve before eating again.
I wasn’t really sure what I wanted for dinner. Greg was in New York for work, and when I’m eating by myself I almost always make breakfast for dinner or a smoothie. I wasn’t really interested in either, but knew that I wanted to do something with shredded chicken that I cooked up in my Little Dipper.
I was craving this awesome curry recipe, but didn’t have red curry paste or coconut milk, so I had to improvise. Instead, I cut up some green beans, carrot and cauliflower and put them in a skillet along with the chicken, some unsweetened almond milk, curry powder, garlic, onion powder and salt and then put it all on top of some quinoa.
I had to pat myself on the back- this was delicious!
I still really like to have something sweet after dinner, which is usually a piece of dark chocolate and a gigantic pear. Instead, I mixed 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt with 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 T peanut flour and a little vanilla stevia.
Chocolate peanut butter yogurt: you are my new love.
I’ve been tracking my food in My Fitness Pal again, and here’s the stats for the day.
(The sodium content is definitely higher than that, because while I do pay attention to how much salt I add to foods, I don’t track it.)
I’m trying to stay around 1600 calories (and more on days that I teach multiple classes), so this was pretty good!
Still tracking my water, too!
And drinking a lot of it.
Have a great Wednesday!
What are YOU most excited about now that spring is here? Do you pay attention to how much protein/carbs/fats you eat?