…of Daily Eats!
Long overdue, I know, but what better time to bring back good ol’ Daily Eats posts than after my New Year’s re-resolution, eh? If you can recall from that long ago, you might remember that I usually post these on a separate page. Since this is almost like starting over, however, I figured that it deserved some homepage glory. Plus, since I didn’t have to work yesterday, I got to take almost all of the pictures in glorious natural light, so they’re a little more deserving of the spotlight. Huzzah!
Breakfast was a mixture of Kix and Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Clusters cereals, with unsweetened almond milk along with it. Since I woke up at 11, this was the perfect mini-breakfast (I usually find that cereal alone isn’t enough to tide me over on normal mornings). ~150 calories.
Half of my lunch consisted of an awesome salad: mixed greens, onion, grape tomatoes, red grapes, craisins, blue cheese, and balsamic vinaigrette. Love.
The other half was a bowl of homemade turkey chili. Heavy on the onions, just the way I like it. Both halves put together ended up being around ~400 calories.
Snacks included a couple of these fellas, at 42 calories each, so 84 total.
Dinner #1 was 3 pieces of cornmeal-crusted chicken tenders, mushrooms and spinach in a cream sauce, and roasted brussels sprouts. It equaled ~500 calories when you factor in…
…all the rest of the brussels sprouts. Yes, I ate them all. I couldn’t help it! They were so delicious. I love them so.
At this point I had only eaten around 1100 calories and was still hungry… but hadn’t planned on being hungry. Which brings us to dinner numero dos. I noshed on a few slices of thin crust pizza (~400 cal) and a few frosted animal crackers (140 cal). Ultimately that landed me at ~1,640 calories, which is actually pretty much on target! That said, obviously pizza and cookies aren’t generally the best way to get there, and my overall distribution of calories throughout the day wasn’t very even. Still, for my first day back fully counting calories, I’m pretty pleased with myself!
Tomorrow it’s back to work and back to a normal schedule, so hopefully I can keep it up more than, you know, the one day. I’m not promising I’ll really be posting DAILY daily eats, but I’m going to try since it does help me to have the visual aid in addition to the actual calorie counting on my iPhone app.