Week 4: Day 6

Feb. 13, 2015

This is the most delayed post ever, but when there is a magazine to be made other things get pushed to the back burner. However, I made it through a whole month and that is quite the accomplishment for myself. It definitely wasn’t the easiest month of eating, but I made it through. Going forward, hopefully  it gets easier, and maybe I’ll even enjoy myself a little bit.

Breakfast

peanut but smoothie

I made a bomb ass peanut butter banana smoothie. This may have been the best smoothie I have ever made. I think the key was definitely freezing my smoothie the night before. I will have a recipe up later this week.

Lunch

Finished up my leftover egg salad and ate some chips and salsa. Leftovers make life so much easier.

Dinner

tuna melt

Tuna is probably one of the more underrated foods, and I think it deserves more love then it gets. And this tuna melt I made definitely deserves some love. I had a tomato that I didn’t want to go bad, so I decided to make a bread-less tuna melt. I hollowed out a tomato, stuffed it with mayo and tuna and topped it with scallions and pepper jack cheese. I broiled it for a few minutes until it was bubbly and tasty. I also made some cauliflower. Much better without the addition of the milk.

Week 4: Day 5

Feb. 12, 2015

Today was a tough one. I don’t know if it is the weather or the impending hell I know this weekend will be, but I am in need of some inspiring motivation. I did find this water bottle and this water bottle and have decided to buy one. Very cute, and I know I need to be drinking more water throughout the day, so I hope it helps.

Breakfast

broc om

Another broccoli omelette. This time with colby jack instead of pepper jack cheese; so exciting. I think I should go back to making my breakfasts ahead of time. It seemed to work better, and I definitely enjoyed them more. The key is finding breakfast recipes I like and are healthy. Any suggestions are welcomed!

Lunch

I hit up that leftover egg and olive (egg salad) from yesterday. It hit the spot again.

Dinner

buf ques after

If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I am a big fan of buffalo, so this is one of my go-to dinners. I made a buffalo chicken quesadilla for dinner and it was spot on. The picture doesn’t do it justice.You can find the recipe here. It is my three favorite things: easy, quick and tasty.

Week 4: Day 4

Feb. 11, 2015

Still going strong! I think I actually have the confidence in myself to do this and am pretty proud at how far I have come. I also don’t think I am craving the bad food as much as I did in the beginning. Now, yes I still would love a good sandwich on white bread and could easily eat a big bowl of pasta, but I don’t feel like I need to eat that food anymore. Maybe I am even growing to like some of this food I am eating. Whoa!

Breakfast

yogurt

Itty, bitty breakfast this morning. I was on a tight schedule and didn’t want to throw up what I ate at the gym. Some low fat vanilla yogurt, walnuts and chocolate chips. I am still shocked that I am actually eating yogurt and enjoying it.

Lunch

Finished up that chicken from Monday and Tuesday. Nothing exciting to report.

Dinner

egg and olive

For some reason I have been craving egg salad, so I went for it. In my family we make what is called “egg and olive.” I’m not sure if this is a normal thing or just a my family thing. Either way so tasty. I was so in the mood, I made plenty of leftovers. Egg and olive consists of chopped up hard boiled eggs, mayo, sliced black olives, and salt and pepper to taste. Sounds weird and unappetizing, but promise it is great. I stuffed the concoction in half of a multigrain pita and paired it with some broccoli. I am already looking forward to the leftovers for tomorrow.