Monday, May 9, 2011

Today's Food and Sunday Food Prep Recap

My food prep included the usual chicken breast, a pork tenderloin, tilapia, cod, salmon, hard boiled eggs and lean ground beef.  Veggies: green beans, broccoli/cauliflower, asparagus, portabello mushrooms, artichokes (on sale!), and zucchini & yellow squash. Additionally I have kale, iceberg, green-leaf lettuce, colored peppers, and cucumbers.  Fruit is strawberries, bananas, apples, grapefruit, oranges (the citrus was free), and blackberries. Instead of my usual brown rice, I did lentils this week (green). More fiber, more protein, for the same calories & carbs as rice. Maybe boosting my fiber will help me get past this hump. I cooked them in low-sodium (70 mg per cup) chicken broth with Spicy mexican seasonings. I also baked up a batch of granola.

Here's the menu for family dinners:
Sunday: Spaghetti - homemade sauce with ground beef & veggies over quinoa pasta with baked potatoes & garlic cheese bread. **I had grilled salmon with mustard, a baked potato with salsa on it, and a salad (kale, spinach, cabbage). 
Monday: Taco Salad - lean ground beef mixed with canned tomatoes & mexican seasonings (gotta love Mrs Dash!) over lettuce with tortilla chips. **For me... ground beef mix over kale/spinach/cabbage.
Tuesday: Chicken Sandwiches with Sweet Potato fries. **For me... grilled chicken breast, steamed portabello mushroom (free on my diet), and steamed veggies.
Wednesday: Leftovers. **For me... grilled chicken breast, sliced raw peppers, cucumbers.
ThursdayMeatLoaf & Smashed Potatoes. **For me... grilled chicken breast, steamed veggies.
FridayCrustless Spinach Quiche.  **For me... scrambled egg whites with veggies and a salad.
Saturday: Leftovers. **For me... grilled chicken breast, steamed veggies.

Today's Food... (click on photo to view all pics and nutritional information)
clean eating cooler: 1400 calories
ContentsBreakfast -  Oatmeal w/protein powder, ground flax, cinnamon.  Snack: 4 oz grilled pork tenderloin breast & 3 strawberries & a sliced small kiwi (skin on). Lunch - 4 oz  grilled chicken breast, 2 cups steamed asparagus, 1/2 cup of green lentilsSnack -   4 oz grilled tilapia & 1.5 cup steamed green beans.    Post-workout/Dinner  -  5 oz lean ground beef on bed of spinach, kale & cabbage.  Pre-bed Snack - Shake - 1-scoop protein powder mixed with water and decaf coffee.

I'm at 1428 calories; 52% protein, 27% carb, and 21% fat.  Fiber: 36.2 g

Note: Coolers for Bill: Sandwich (Whole grain bread, Tillamook medium cheddar, honey mustard, lettuce, tomato, sliced grilled chicken breast from Sunday's prep), 2 hard boiled eggs, string cheese, strawberries, and a serving of granola2 scoops of protein & a shaker bottle, plus a NoGii snack bar and a NoGii full size bar to stick in his desk for "emergency".  

I did my cardio this morning... 30 minutes of steady-state on the elliptical. Tonight, I'm heading back to the gym for my Leg Workout.

And that brings me to current :-)

Hope your weekend was fabulous!

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