So much hummus and baby carrots today. I got a humongous bag of organic baby carrots and 2 huge tubs of hummus from Costco, so they will be my snack of choice until I’m out of them. Today was a grazing day, so not everything I ate is included here.
I may also start keeping track of my exercise – this morning I did a 40 minute video called “Perfect Pilates – the 20-20 Method”. I was doing 100’s and rollups when Bobby woke up and tried to join me 🙂
- frozen berries (thawed) – about 3/4 cup
- TJ’s greek yogurt – close to a cup’s worth
- various samples at Costco – chicken salad, chicken links, mushrooms, a bit of a Fiber1 bar, and other things that I’m not remembering…
- salad with iceberg mix, shredded carrots, chopped beans, and chopped peppers and Newman’s Own lowfat sesame ginger dressing
- lots and lots of baby carrots with Sabra hummus (original and garlic flavors)
- 2 Brothers-All-Natural freeze dried fruit packs – strawberry banana and fuji apple
- wild Ahi tuna steak with an organic poultry rub (also from Costco)
- more iceberg salad mix with shredded carrot and green peppers tossed with ginger dressing from an Asian supermarket
- Brussels sprouts, apples, onions, and green beans – Brussels and beans were steamed, apples and onions were sauteed in a smidge of sesame oil, then I added apple cider vinegar and the steamed veggies and sauteed for a few more minutes – delish!
Just for fun – some of the goodies that we got from Costco!
- wild Ahi tuna steak (~22 ounces at $9.99/pound)
- Brothers-All-Natural freeze-dried fruit packs
- huuuuuge bag of baby carrots
- Sabra hummus
- huuuuuge bag of iceberg salad mix ($1.99)
- double size (4 cups) of fage 0% ($6.99!!!)
- huge tub of almond butter ($7)
- eat, pray, love (the book – so far it’s great)
- poultry rub
- 8 ciabatta rolls ($4.50)
- giant bottle of vanilla extract
- Talking Rain Fusion drinks – sweetened with sucralose unfortunately, but they taste incredible. Bobby’s office offers them for free.
I think we just made up for the $50 membership fee in one day’s worth of shopping. With the amount of Fage we eat, I could probably save at least $50 in a year. Any suggestions for ways to buy in bulk and not let food go to waste? There were so many things that I wanted to buy, but I felt like we just didn’t have the room for them. Organic, free-range, antibiotic-free chicken sausage links – but you have to buy 21 at a time! I think we are going to get them eventually; I had some samples and they were delicious.
- sauteed chicken/steak (mostly chicken), peppers, and onions
- shredded lettuce salad with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa
- another large apple
- more salad (shredded lettuce, sour cream, guac, and a little salsa)
Dinner: (Malaysian food!)
- shrimp mango salad
- 1 steamed spring roll
- some mee siam (noodle dish)
- some curry
Dessert and snack:
- boysenberry frozen yogurt
- a small apple
My work ordered more good food – we now have apples! This means I don’t have to bring so much fruit to work each day.
Sorry for the lack of pictures – I didn’t bring my camera to work, and met up with Bobby and some friends directly after. We went to see Tropic Thunder and it was… awesome! I liked it more than Bobby did and I didn’t look at my watch once during the movie. I’m usually terrible at movies and get bored pretty much as soon as the previews end, but this one kept me engaged the entire time.
- apples&cinnamon oatmeal
- 1/2 large apple
Lunch: (I did have a picture of this, but it looked terrible. If you want to know what it looked like, look at yesterday’s dinner!)
- leftovers – eggplant parmesan
- leftovers – corn off the cob and heirloom tomato salad
- 1 large apple!
- diet pepsi max
- lots of nuts and raisins – too much, probably 🙂 But I had a light dinner and I totally enjoyed my tons of trail mix!
- another large apple
- lotus root salad from Pho Vi Hoa
- 1 large apple
- a few raisins
This is not only a fantastic movie, but an amazing dish. When we found green heirlooms at the farmers’ market last week, I knew exactly what to do with them. This recipe is simple and fun, and it’s a great dish for the summer. Enjoy!
Fried Green Tomatoes
about 1 cup of fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 green tomatoes, sliced (1 cm slices – I used green heirlooms)
olive oil for sauteing/frying
1. Making breadcrumbs from scratch – toast 2 slices of bread, rip them up, and pulse them in a small food processor until they’re pretty fine.
2. Pour the buttermilk into a bowl with a large bottom.
3. Heat some olive oil in a large saute pan.
4. Dip the tomato slices in the buttermilk (do both sides!) and then dredge in the bread crumbs. I like to put the bread crumbs on a nice big plate so it’s easy to coat the tomatoes.
5. Put each slice in the heated saute pan. Fry/saute on each side for 2-3 minutes. They should be nice and crispy and browned.
6. Serve plain or with ketchup, yogurt, or whatever you like. If you want, you can “get fancy with the spices” and add spices like cumin, chili powder, or oregano to the bread crumb mixture.
If you use ketchup, make sure it’s organic, HFCS-free ketchup! Yes, tomatoes on top of tomatoes = perfect combo!
Some fruit for the day:
- apples&cinnamon oatmeal
- 1 nectarine
- big salad with romaine, yellow and green peppers, lots of shredded carrot, green beans, and Newman’s Own lowfat Sesame Ginger dressing
- scant 1 cup of TJ’s greek yogurt
- 1 chopped up nectarine
- 1 small/medium apple – this was starchy and not good at all. I actually brought 2 but didn’t end up eating the second one! This is the second batch of apples I’ve bought that hasn’t been up to par. The first was from TJ’s, and these ones are from Milk Pail.
- trail mix – almonds, walnuts, and banana chips, probably more than 1/2 cup worth, but it was so good!
Dinner: (something sort of light and veggieful because I was pretty full from all the nuts.) I had seconds of both the eggplant parm and the tomato/corn salad.
- Eggplant parm! This was sliced eggplant, roasted on each side, then layered in a loaf pan with lots of spaghetti sauce and topped with cheddar and Jarlsberg cheeses.
- Heirloom tomato and corn off the cob salad – just added some salt&pepper, oregano, and apple cider vinegar. Perfect.
- Homemade garlic bread – smart balance and garlic on ciabatta bread, topped with cheddar cheese and roasted.
- chopped up apple with TJ’s greek yogurt and honey bunches of oats (chocolate flavor!)
Bobby wanted me to show this beautiful drink he made – strawberry banana Naked juice, raspberry vodka, and the mixer is a honey stick! We can’t figure out what flavor the honey stick is though – possibly raspberry?