Hi there, remember how I don’t eat fried chicken? Or any chicken for that matter? And I am eating healthier these days? Oh, and fast food just doesn’t ‘jive’ with my life anymore?
Hah, forget all that (for now) because I AM HUNGRY!
Okay, well – I am being a little dramatic. :) Let’s back it up here…
My left cheek is so round! Oh my gosh, it’s freaky. I look like I was in some kind of hockey calamity, I swear! And while I was much more successful in keeping food down today, my energy quickly depletes from simple tasks like walking across the apartment to get a refill on my water, or closing the fridge door.
This was my glamourous culinary spread today:
Breakfast: Brown rice pumpkin pudding - pretty successful, though I had to throw it in the food processor for a few more minutes to get the rice small enough for me to eat. Made from a tweaking a few recipes I found online, most notably this one – I changed it up by simmering with a cinnamon stick & adding Torani sugar-free pumpkin pie syrup in lieu of sugar.
Lunch: Strawberry/pineapple smoothie – the idea came to me this morning as I read Iowa Girl Eat’s blog, where she blended up a smoothie with Strawberry Chobani Greek yogurt, among other yummy items. I didn’t have Chobani or Vanilla Whey Protein, but I did have some plain Oikos Greek yogurt, as well as frozen strawberries and canned pineapple. Delish!
Snack: Choco-attack -I knew it would hit me eventually – a need for chocolate! I decided to mush up a Deep Chocolate Vitatop, add a splash of Almond milk and serve it up with a spoon. It definitely wasn’t a photo-worthy meal but it was tasty, low-fat and pretty good for protein and fiber.
Dinner: Mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie smoothie – after all the suggestions that poured in via blog and twitter, I had a major hankering for mashed potatoes. Of course, I needed to procure them, so hubs drove us to Whole Foods, where I planned to get them from the hot bar. Upon arrival, however, I did not see them PLUS it was busy and blah. When I finally saw them in the deli, I was no longer interested – they looked kinda dried up and were 5.99/lb, to boot! Meh. So, next stop? KFC – stopped in, ordered the $1.29 size sans gravy and hightailed it home! Surprisingly, they were quite satisfying, and despite me taking about 30 minutes to eat them, it was a nice hot meal – I added a Laughing Cow wedge for creaminess = mmm. I followed up that decadent offering with an equal scoop of Greek yogurt, pumpkin puree, almond milk, ice cubes and a little more Torani for a yummy smoothie inspired by this recipe. Kinda fun holiday-ish, I guess?
So yes, definitely got more calories in today, which is very good. But now, I have to get back to icing my giant face.
What food ‘rules’ do you break when you’re under the weather?