Food diary for the day. I fully realize some of my dinner photos don’t look appetizing. The restaurant was dark and it was an iPhone photo with flash.
Pre-gym breakfast: Whole Foods 365 organic string cheese, water.
Post-gym breakfast: Einstein Bros cranberry bagel, plain. Coffee.
Lunch: Leftover Thai. Tom Kha Coconut chicken soup. Plain La Croix.
Dinner: Tonight was the night my husband and I went out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We got childcare for the kids, and went to a nice restaurant. They had a Valentine’s Day menu that featured appetizer, entree, side and desserts for each person. I tried to keep healthy choices in mind as I made my selections. I chose the field green salad with vinaigrette (over the blue cheese wedge and caesar, which had more fattening dressings). I chose the 12oz NY strip steak (picture taken after I ate, then realized I never took a pic). Admittedly, it was still a hunk of beef. I didn’t eat the whole thing, and I chose the leaner cut of beef. For my side, instead of something creamed, or potatoes, I went with mushrooms. For dessert, my husband and I each ate one chocolate covered strawberry. I also had a dirty martini and a mojito. It was by no means a healthy, low calorie dinner, but it was an indulgence, a special occasion and I tried to make somewhat sensible choices.
Tomorrow I’ll work it all off on the trampoline!
It has been a stressful week. Lots of running around like crazy, dentist drama, etc. So today, 4y/o was in school and 2y/o was in childcare so I could go to my dentist appointment. After I was done (no cavities, yay!) I took advantage of my child-free time to sit down and have a relaxing lunch, all by myself. I went to a Thai place that I like and had half of a big bowl of tom kha coconut soup with chicken, a fresh spring roll with tofu, and jasmine tea. I sat at the bar and ate, chatted with the bartender, and it was lovely. Then I went and got my kids and resumed normal life.
Lunch. Fruit salad on romaine. Tangerine/orange/tangelo, whatever it was, half a pomelo (like a grapefruit), strawberries, fresh coconut on a bed of romaine. Topped with a sauce made from plain Greek yogurt mixed with a splash of orange juice and a drizzle of honey. And a coconut La Croix.
Lunch. Leftover rotisserie chicken on white corn tortillas with pico. Side of corn and potatoes. Half a Mars orange from my Greenling co-op. Coconut La Croix.
Dinner. Tropical fruit salad. Mango, kiwi, pineapple, tangerine, fresh coconut, fresh mint, with fresh lime juice squeezed on top! All from my Bountiful Baskets produce co-op.
Bountiful Baskets food co-op for this week. Organic basket, tropical pack, tropical granola and organic omgea-3 multigrain bread.
In the picture: oranges, cauliflower, mangos, limes, zucchini, eggplant, kiwi, avocado, tomatoes, red bell pepper, coconut, Asian pears, tangerines, pineapples, mint, vanilla beans, romaine, tropical granola, bananas, plantain, bread.
I had a great time at trampoline aerobics today. It didn’t completely kick my ass today, but it was still a great workout. I was able to do everything this time, whereas last time I had to take a break a couple times. I went ahead and bought a 10 class pass for $60, which takes the class price from $8 per class down to $6. I look forward to bouncing again next week. Last time I was sore for three days, I wonder if I’ll be sore again tomorrow.
After class, I went to Costco and found La Croix 24 packs on sale for about $6. That’s a good deal, considering a 6 pack is usually $3-4. They had their normal assorted pack, but they also had 24 packs of the coconut flavor. I bought two coconut!
I also got more individual packs of the Kirkland brand fruit and nut mix. I love to keep these in my car to help ward off the drive-through. They have dried cranberries, cherries, almonds, walnuts and pistachios. They come in a little plastic pouch and I find them tasty, filling and easy to have around when you’re on the go. Last night on my way home from the birthday party, I was starving and stuck in traffic. One of those came to the rescue!
Also, Costco has a coupon right now for $3 off their big bag of Craisins. Normally it was about $7, but with the coupon it was only $4ish for a Costco sized bag. Sweet deal! Perfect on yogurt, steel cut oats, in cookies, or by the handful.
I saw that they’ve made a Kirkland brand Greek yogurt. They had a two pack for $7, right next to the single pack of Fage brand for $5. I was about to try the Kirkland brand, but I noticed that it expired at the end of January, whereas the Fage expired in mid-Febrary, so I went with Fage this time. Next time, if the expiration dates are similar, I’ll try the Kirkland brand.
Also, I checked their Dr. Pepper. It’s made with cane sugar, but it ISN’T Dublin. Boo.