Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday food and weekend recap

The weekend was busy - it began friday with some much appreciated R&R... got to let down my proverbial hair and just relax and have fun. Bill and I enjoyed the time alone as all the kids were at various events. I think it was the first time in weeks we both got to just truly chill (without any of the trauma & chaos hanging over us). Saturday, Bill golfed and I helped Tab and her hubby a bit with their move, then Saturday evening was Homecoming for Bethany.


Yes, I am the short one in the house. :-)

With Homecoming excitement behind us, Sunday was my food prep day. I planned out the menu, the grocery list, then hit the stores. Once back home, I realized I'd forgotten Vanilla, so I ran back down to Fresh & Easy on the corner... however, muscle-memory caused me to drive to the gym instead, lol... I was looking for a parking space before I realized what I'd done!

Here's what was prepped...
Grilled chicken breasts, chicken mini muffins (chicken mini loaves recipe), grilled london broil. Steamer bags with: zucchini & red & yellow peppers; snow peas & grape tomatoes. I also have sweet potatoes and red & white potatoes. Oatmeal baggies with protein powder & cinnamon, NuttZo in containers, and pumpkin mixed with pumpkin pie spice in containers. Greek yogurt. Taco meat. Granola. Because I wasn't feeling well, I cheated on the taco meat, and got a rotisserie chicken & shredded the breasts - didn't feel like dealing with the crockpot.

Once everything was portioned out and put away, it was time to toss dinner in the oven - crustless quiche - it was awesome and really hit the spot. Later I made some protein ice cream and the cold helped my throat.

This morning I studied until my eyes threatened to bugg out, lol, then got my cooler together...
Breakfast: Oatmeal with protein powder, cinnamon, NuttZo, pumpkin & pumpkin pie spice with half a grapefruit.
Snack 1: 6 oz Chobani yogurt & a pear
Lunch: leftover quiche with black beans and steamed snow peas/grape tomatoes with a bit of coconut oil (half tsp)
Snack 2: chicken muffins, string cheese and an apple.
(not pictured) Dinner: probably leftover quiche again, lol, with steamed zucchini.
(not pictured) Snack 3: protein ice cream :-)

Prior to dinner and snack 3, I'm at about 1200 calories. After work, provided I don't get sicker today, I have Tab's Total Body Conditioning class, then it'll be home for food. At the moment, I'm ready for a nap, lol! But, no luck - back to work I go!

Lunch update...


5 comments:

  1. I love that you needed to go get more food and instead absently drove right to the gym. I smell some sort of Pavlovian weight-loss plan in the making :)

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  2. Right???! LOL!!! I was cracking up! Bill just shook his head and laughed at me. Now if I could just bottle that... Hahahaha!

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  3. Hi Chelle. LOL on driving directly to them gym! I have done the same thing on several occasions. Oh well at least it's not driving to a fast food place or something not so healthy :0).

    I have a question on the mini chicken loaves. When you make them as muffins do you make the full 12 or more? I notices that as one of your snack options you have two of them which seems like alot? Not sure?

    Hope you feel better soon!

    Luvena

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  4. Hi Luvena! the muffins are smaller, almost half the size of the loaves, so two is about the same as a single loaf. Sometimes I'll eat all of both muffins, sometimes I just manage 1 1/2... depends on how hungry I am :-)

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  5. Hi Chelle,
    Hope you're feeling better. Whatcha studying for???

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