Friday, May 24, 2013

Daily Dining

I haven't posted lately about absolutely everything that I eat every day for a couple of reasons.  First, it's pretty boring: I find something I like, and I eat it non-stop for several days.  Second, I am usually a.) in a hurry, b.) super hungry, or c.) surrounded by 14-year-olds when mealtime rolls around, so therefore taking photos is not at the top of my list.

Lucky for you, however, I made it happen yesterday.

So, here goes:

After getting home from a tough day of strength-training at Farrell's, I took a shower and whipped up my most favorite breakfast: Dessert Oats.

I know it doesn't look pretty, but trust me: this breakfast is delish.  The sunflower butter makes the whole thing sooooooo creamy.

At school, I chugged down two huge water bottles of water + Mio, my new favorite invention, and immediately had to pee every 30 minutes for the rest of the day.

Side note: when your classroom is at the opposite end of the school from the restroom and you constantly have 25 ninth graders harassing you at any given moment, going potty is quite the feat.  I swear, my bladder is made of steel.

For my morning snack, I had one of my two usuals:

One apple, two pieces of string cheese, and 1/8 cup of wasabi peas.  I have found that I have to have an apple each and every day.  And, I have to have that apple around three hours after breakfast.  If I don't, I am super cranky.  The cheese adds the necessary protein, and the wasabi peas adds the extra carbs/protein that I didn't get from the other two.  Plus, they are nice to munch on throughout the morning because they take forever to eat due to the wasabi.

After teaching another block-and-a-half and chugging even more water, it was time for lunch.  Normally, I bring leftovers.  But due to my echocardiogram and The Boy running random errands, we were not in the mood to cook on Wednesday and instead grabbed some grub at one of our neighborhood restaurants.  So, I was left to freezer food:

I microwaved an Amy's Texas Veggie Burger and topped it with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese, which totally hit the spot (and gave me the extra protein I needed to round out the meal).  I sided the burger patty with some baby carrots and half a serving of Garden Vegetable Wheat Thins (Fiber Select).  My grocery store didn't have my normal Multigrain Wheat Thins for some reason, so I opted for these, and they are pretty darn good!

After school, I "ran" a couple of miles with the kids.  I put "ran" in quotation marks because I did a pretty darn good job for the first mile, but then I hung back with a student who was struggling for the remainder, and we ended up (not by my choice) mostly just moseying our way back to the starting point.  While it wasn't the workout I was necessarily hoping for, I know that it was good for this particular student, and I know that she will do much better next time.

After the run, I inhaled half of my afternoon snack:

A Peanut Honey Pretzel Luna bar.  It was really, really good.  I'm digging Luna bars right now because the carb to protein ratio is pretty close to what I need for each meal.  (I am also supposed to accompany this with a piece of string cheese, but since I was pretty close to dinner, I left that part out of the snack today.)

The Boy and I were lazy again for dinner, so we opted for an easy, new-to-us frozen meal:

Tortilla-crusted tilapia from Sea Cuisine, that I sided with roasted Brussels sprouts and The Boy sided with white rice.  (I apologize for the product photo, but I completely spaced on taking a picture until my plate was pretty much licked clean.)  Okay, y'all: this fish was good.  The topping was super crunchy, and the fish was perfect.  Put it in the oven frozen for 26 minutes, and you're good to go!  I seriously recommend this meal.

For my before-bed snack, I had my usual: a protein shake.

I put a heaping scoop of Arbonne protein powder (vanilla) into about two cups of Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze, and it is soooooooo good.

I also cheated a smidge, y'all.  Oops.

The Boy made a late-night run to the grocery store to return some Red Box movies and picked us up some ice cream.  So...I had a small scoop of Light Caramel Pecan deliciousness.

Here were my totals for the day:
  • Calories: 1,737
  • Carbs: 187 grams
  • Protein: 86 grams
  • Fat: 75 grams
Percentage-wise, I was at 42% carbohydrates, 38% fats, and 20% proteins.  While I would like the fats to be a lower percentage, most of them came from healthy fats, so I'm fairly okay with that.

What does your daily meal plan look like?  How often do you "cheat"?


  1. I cheat that considered a cheat? :)

    1. Haha, I want YOUR meal plan! :)

  2. Awesome idea with the wasabi slowing you down... I tend to eat way too fast (bc, you know, I think I'm starving. Dramatic) so this would be perfect for me. Totally picking some up now.