The Foodie Diaries — Day 2

Today was one of those ‘hungry mornings’.

You know, the type of morning that makes you think, “Who cares about the shower, makeup, or hair products?  Give me breakfast!”  🙂  I’ve been working out the past couple of nights, after having taken quite a lot of time off, so my metabolism definitely sky-rocketed and left me hungry, hungry, hungry!  (Anyone else get really hungry the morning after a workout?).

I happily scarfed down 1 1/2 servings of frosted mini wheats and a cup of milk.

Then for the ride into work, I sipped on a Hazelnut iced coffee.  I do like my coffee slightly sweetened, so I’ve started to add a splash of vanilla soy-milk.  (Okay, fine, I dump in 1/2 a cup of vanilla soy milk).  😉  Although the coffee still doesn’t taste sweet, the soy milk does add a lovely richness to the coffee, so I don’t really miss the extra sugar.

Around 10 am, I munched on some raw cauliflower and carrots…

… and then, since I was still hungry after that, I also ate a blueberry Chobani yogurt.  Yum!

Now as I’ve mentioned before, lunch-time isn’t always my friend, as I usually struggle with options that are both delicious and healthy.  Today and tomorrow will particularly be difficult, because I have to eat lunch at the office instead of running home.  So I actually have to pack a lunch…

Today’s lunch was a garden salad (romaine lettuce, craisins, peppers, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lite Ranch dressing) and half of a peanut butter sandwich.  (I won’t lie, I totally could have eaten an entire peanut butter sandwich, so I guess next time I’ll do that… and then only eat half if I’m not hungry enough). 

I have to say that I’m proud of myself for having packed two yummy lunches in a row.   Ha, ha.

Supper was a bit rushed, because I had some fun plans scheduled with a friend, and Nate graciously told me that he would fix his own supper tonight.  So I whipped up a MorningStar spicy black bean burger, served with a slice of cheddar cheese and leftover spaghetti squash on the side.  These are definitely my all-time favorite veggie burgers; as they’re crazy full of flavor, quick to heat up, filling, satisfying, and — well — healthy.  🙂

 

Happy Tuesday!!

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