Good Morning! Happy June 13th to all of you! Today is my birthday! I am 25 years old! I will write a post detailing what I did on my birthday tomorrow, but now I want to get into the last 2 days.
Man oh man has the weather in Michigan been PMSing. It’s been gorgeous outside (like today) and then rain (like yesterday). Luckily it only rained last night, but still, pick a season.
I’m going to blow through Tuesday and Wednesday’s eats so I can get the real fun stuff – The Sandlot!
Breakfast – 2 Eggo Whole Wheat Nutri-Grain Waffles with peanut butter and a banana. This is a class breakfast that never fails. It’s filling, full of protein and potassium. #yummy
2 whole wheat waffles – 170 calories, 26g carbs, 3g fiber, 5g protein
2 tbsp Jif creamy peanut butter – 190 calories, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g protein
1 banana – 105 calories, 27g carbs, 31g fiber, 1.3g protein
BREAKFAST TOTAL – 465 CALORIES, 61G CARBS, 36G FIBER, 13.3G PROTEIN
This meal kept me full for quite a long time. I was pleasantly surprised, actually, not really surprised, pleased is a better word.
Lunch – I attempted to recreate a recipe from Whole Foods for a smoked mozzarella salad. It was an epic failure. It tasted nothing like it!! I won’t share the recipe since it didn’t turn out and I feel bad about that. It looked so promising.
I think the main problem was that I added too much basil. I think it didn’t need it at all. Note to self. I did eat the peppers and the mozzarella cheese and a little bit of spinach.
LUNCH TOTAL (I took the calories from the Whole Foods smoked mozzarella pasta salad) – 262 CALORIES, 27.7G CARBS, 3.5G FIBER, 10.2G PROTEIN
I think this is actually too much, but that’s okay.
SNACKS – I had 2 snacks on Tuesday. One included a trip to Starbucks and one was an apple.
I love me some skinny iced hazelnut macchiato.
And an apple. Please note my signed copy of Cupcakes and Cashmere the book! <– Thanks, Meg!
1 grande skinny iced hazelnut macchiato – 180 calories, 35g carbs, 0g fiber, 10g protein
1 small Fuji apple – 109 calories, 29.27g carbs, 5.1g fiber, .56g protein
SNACKS TOTAL – 289 CALORIES, 64.27, 5.1G FIBER, 10.56G PROTEIN
I actually exercised twice on Tuesday! I mean, I did 20 minutes of stretching, which isn’t even worth calculating the total of calories burned, but it’s worth mentioning.
EXERCISE – Some “yoga” and running 4 miles.
I set out to run 11 miles, but the trail was getting pretty dark and looks like this:
I have seen too many Law and Order: SVU episodes to run with a clear mind when the trail is deserted and completely lined with trees. Yes, I know I’m paranoid.
EXERCISE TOTAL – 450 CALORIES BURNED
By the time I was done running, I wasn’t even hungry. So I ate another banana (not picture) and had 2 graham crackers with PB, chocolate chips and honey!
1 banana – 105 calories, 27g carbs, 31g fiber, 1.3g protein
4 total honey graham crackers – 120 calories, 21.5g carbs, 8g fiber, .19g protein
2 tbsp peanut butter – 190 calories, 8g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g protein
1 tbsp honey – 64 calories, 17g carbs, 0g fiber, .1g protein
1 serving mini chocolate chips – 70 calories, 9g carbs, 0g fiber, 0g protein
“DINNER” TOTAL – 549 CALORIES, 82.5G CARBS, 41G FIBER, 7.1 G PROTEIN
TUESDAY TOTAL CALORIES – 1,565 CALORIES CONSUMED, 235.41G CARBS, 85.6G FIBER, 41.16G PROTEIN (net calories after run is 1,115 calories). I’m quite pleased with this. I had whole foods and exercised. If I did this every day, we’d be in great shape….
…which brings us to Wednesday!
Breakfast – The day started off really well, with a banana, Chobani Greek yogurt and some granola.
1 banana – 105 calories, 27g carbs, 3.1g fiber, 1.3g protein
1 Chobani strawberry banana Greek yogurt – 160 calories, 19g carbs, 1g fiber, 14g protein
1/4 cup vanilla almond crunch granola – 120 calories, 22g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g protein
BREAKFAST TOTAL – 385 CALORIES, 68G CARBS, 6.1G FIBER, 19.3G PROTEIN
This breakfast was quite filling and I didn’t get hungry for lunch until 12:30!
Lunch – Of course a trip to Whole Foods was in order. Why not? I purchased a La Croix lime sparkling water and a salmon avocado roll with multi-grain rice. Supper yummy! I really like adding flavored sparkling water to the mix. It’s still drinking water but isn’t boring!
LUNCH TOTAL – 205 CALORIES, 33G CARBS, 2G FIBER, 7G PROTEIN
Not too bad. But then, I ate some snacks!
SNACKS – I had 2 long Tootsie Rolls because they were in the office, and when was the last time you had a Tootsie Roll? But then I was healthy and had an apple…but then I had some Graeter’s mint chocolate chip ice cream. YOU MUST GET THIS CINCINNATI ICE CREAM! I used to go to the storefronts all the time as a kid and now it’s sold in Whole Foods. It’s the best ice cream because it’s got HUGE chunks of dark chocolate, yes please!
2 Tootise Rolls – 70 calories, 14g carbs, 0g fiber, .6g protein
1 Fuji apple – 109 calories, 29.27g carbs, 5.1g fiber, .56g protein
1.2 cup Graeter’s mint chocolate chip – 300 calories, 31g carbs, 0g fiber, 3g protein
SNACKS TOTAL – 479 CALORIES, 74.27G CARBS, 5.1G FIBER, 4.16G PROTEIN
So those snacks weren’t so great, but they were delicious.
And then it came to an Italian dinner! We love Italian food. We love pasta. We love bruschetta. So that’s what we had!
Dinner – homemade bruschetta on Italian bread, Barilla plus spaghetti over Mario Batali sauce and roasted veggies. All I did to roast the veggies was preheat the oven to 450 degrees, put cauliflower and a little bit of broccoli in mixing bowl, 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and a few tbsp of garlic salt and then cook for 17 minutes. So easy and amazingly delicious!
2 servings of bruschetta – 204 calories, 34g carbs, 2.4g fiber, 6g protein
2 oz pasta – 210 calories, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 10g protein (the plus gives it all the protein)
1/2 cup sauce – 70 calories, 6g carbs, 1g fiber, 2g protein
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese – 22 calories, .2g carbs, 0g fiber, 1.9g protein
Roasted veggies – 100 calories, 5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 2.8g protein
DINNER TOTAL – 606 CALORIES, 44.2G CARBS, 8.9G FIBER, 22.7G PROTEIN
WEDNESDAY TOTAL CALORIES CONSUMED – 1,670 CALORIES, 219.47G CARBS, 22.1G FIBER, 53.16G PROTEIN
All in all, Wednesday wasn’t the worst thing in the world, but definitely too many carbs consumed. But, it wasn’t over 2,00 calories which is my goal never to go over!! Job well done!
Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of The Sandlot. I LOVE THIS MOVIE! Not only is it about baseball, which I love, it’s got some great one liners. “You’re killing me, Smalls” is my all-time favorite. “FOR-E-V-E-R.” “The Great Bambino. Oh, I thought you said the great bambi.”
Naturally, when I was wandering the aisles of Target and I stumbled upon a dvd of this glorious movie for only $5, I had to snag it and watch it on the anniversary!
Side note: Did you know Smalls’ mom is actually Katie from Animal House? (I also am a huge fan of Animal House). MIND BLOWN!
As Katie (Source)
As the mom (Source)
She looks pretty darn good!! Classic movie!🙂
And if you’ve read this whole thing, please email me and I will send you a prize!