Happy Hump Day! We are over half way through.. keep on truckin’.
Today’s eats have been simple, but very on track (woohoo!).
Breakfast was a delicious bowl of hot oats, which I made with soy milk for the first time… ever?
In the mix:
– 1 cup light soy milk (1 pt)
– 1/2 cup rolled oats (2 pts)
– 1/4 cup HempPlus Granola <bulk bins at WF> (1 pt)
– 5 baby apricots, sliced (1 pt)
– Vanilla Extract (0 pts)
This bowl was goood, but I honestly couldn’t tell very much of a difference in taste/creaminess from using the milk instead of water like I usually do. I’ll probably stick with water just to save myself the points since it doesn’t sacrifice taste or fullness. I have another farm share coming tomorrow morning so trying to use up all the apricots – still have 5 teeny ones left! This granola is AWESOME. I need to go back and get more because I’m all out. For 1/2 cup, there are 130 calories, 4.5 grams of fat, and 3 grams of fiber, so 2 points. I’ve been using just 1/4 of a cup as a topping and it adds a really nice crunch/flavor and is really tasty.
I had the last of the organic grapes (1pt) from Whole Foods for a snack around 11:30
And lunch was a ginormous salad (I know that’s not a word, but it should be.)
On this plate:
– 2-3 cups baby spinach (0 pts)
– roasted red peppers (0 pts)
– diced red onion (0 pts)
– cucumber (0 pts)
– 1/2 cup chickpeas (1 pt)
– 1 oz RF Feta Cheese (1 pt)
With the salad, I had a serving (15!!!) of those crackers I got last night at Costco (2 pts)
These crackers are seriously amazing. Go to Costco and buy them. I tend to have trouble with bulk buying because I tend to eat more when I’m eating from a large bag. The huge package of crackers from Costco came separated into two bags inside the box, so I divided up one of the bags into single serving ziplock bags. That way I can just grab a bag and not be tempted to go back for more. I did however eat all of the broken crackers (those don’t count, right?) while I was separating them into servings.
On a completely unrelated note, I love looking at the stats page for my blog in the “Search Engine Terms” box because some of the things that people search for that lead them to my blog crack me up. Yesterday someone searched, “feel great without coffee” and today “yoga skinny before after”. My all time favorite one so far though is “hungover bikram.” DON’T DO IT! ha.
Anyways, later today we have a work party for someone who is leaving and there will be booze and food. I actually ran into them last night at Costco, so I know there will be some healthy options including shrimp cocktail and a veggie tray. My goal is to go to a 7:30pm Bikram class tonight, so I’m going to do my best to have no drinks and just stick with water while I’m at the party… we shall see how it goes.
What are you best tricks for staying healthy while at parties/gatherings with lots of food and drinks?