Monday, January 10, 2011

What I Eat (Day 1)

It’s been a while since I’ve done this…and I’m officially starting my New Year’s resolutions today - was I really supposed to do that last week?  There was way too much football left to focus on new things :) But football is over for me, so no more excuses!

  • Pre-run snack: 1/2 pear
  • 4 mile run
  • Breakfast: overnight oats (last night I combined 1 1/2 cups Oikos and 1 cup Magic Muesli; this morning to half of that I added a sprinkle of Kaia Foods buckwheat granola, 2 tsp maple syrup, splash of skim milk); 24 oz water; coffee (Cool Brew, 6 oz milk, 2 tsp half & half)
  • Lunch: Salmon Nicoise Salad (inspired by this recipe) - broiled salmon, boiled potatoes and green beans, red peppers, 1 hard boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, dressing (I followed the recipe I linked to above but left out 1/4 cup of oil and used Italian Seasoning instead of the fresh herbs…can’t wait until I have an herb garden again); hummus and carrots; water
  • Taught 3:30 – 9:00 (drank 24 oz of green tea mixed with water)
  • Dinner: Green smoothie – 8 oz OJ, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup spinach, 1/2 of a small avocado, ice; 24 oz water; carrots and hummus

I almost didn’t run this morning…so cold!  But I bundled up and headed out and was glad I did.  Think I’m gonna do a little boot camp tomorrow!

I’ve been in a bit of a breakfast slump lately…can’t find anything that I really want to eat.  So I’ve been changing it up a bit from the usual “cold weather” oatmeal.  Last week I did toast with cashew butter.  This week it’s over-night oats with a little of this oh-so-crunchy granola I picked up at Whole Foods.  I’ve actually made buckwheat granola before from this recipe and really like it!

More water, less coffee!  And it was unsweetened!  And I drank green tea instead.  Did I meet all four of my resolutions?!?  Yep!  My plan is to drink at least 2 cups of water before my first coffee each day.

My salad for the week is based on two things…1) I haven’t had salmon in a while (I try to at least once a month) and 2) I need to “detox” from my weekend of football food (cheese burger, fries, M&M’s, roast beef poboy, chips, alcohol) which means I’m going to eat more like a vegetarian this week.  All of the salad ingredients are ready to go in the refrigerator…shopping/prepping ahead of time is so helpful/essential for healthy eating. 


And don’t let the smoothie scare you!  It tastes just like a banana-orange smoothie!  Promise!  The avocado makes it creamy and the spinach makes it more nutrient dense.  And you can’t taste either!


Night…Go Auburn (for tonight only!)

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