Monday, June 27, 2011

Thoughtful: New Direction

Hey guys!

The number one question I have seen Dietitians/Aspiring Dietitians get is what do we eat? So, after some thought, I believe I am going to add a new 'component' to this blog. Not only will I be posting recipes and the occasional workout, but I am going to begin sharing with you guys the meals that I eat during the day and the workouts/activities I do personally. It will be somewhat like a 'journal.' However, please keep in mind, no one is perfect! I do not eat or exercise 'perfectly' and I have never claimed to. I have simply worked to find a balance that works for me and that I am personally happy with. So, you won't see me eating nothing but egg whites in the morning, baked chicken at lunch, baked chicken at dinner, etc. I eat when I'm hungry and, for the most part, what I want. I just keep the portions in control :) I track everything, everyday with

Let's start with today shall we?! I will try to take pictures of everything, but I just decided this tonight, so this post will be sparse.

I've said it before, but I like to eat a pretty big breakfast! I am usually starving when I wake up and my day is better if I have my eggs and toast!

Today I had:
-1 large egg, 2 egg whites
-1/8 cup Reduced fat Sargento Mexican mix cheese --> I made these two together into a cheese omelette!

-1 piece of whole wheat toast; half covered with low sugar grape jam, half with Skippy natural peanut butter (about 1/2 tablespoon of each)

-1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
-1/4 cup frozen peaches (no syrup/sugar!)

This breakfast totaled:
394 calories
45 g Carbohydrates
15 g Fat
29 g Protein

After biking to and from class, I was pretty hungry!
I had:
-Amy's Low Sodium Brown Rice & Vegetables Bowl

I also had a salad:
-1 cup Romaine lettuce
-1 Tomato fresh from the hubby's grandparent's garden!
-1/8 cup Reduced Fat Sargento Mexican Mix Cheese
-1 Tablespoon Marie's Yogurt Dressing, Feta

418 calories
53 g Carbs
18 g Fat
16 g Protein

(Are you bored yet? haha!)

We hadn't been to the grocery store so I was limited on available snack options. I was starving so I took what I could get, lol.
I had:
-1 packet Publix Instant Oatmeal, Bananas & Cream
-1 Tablespoon Skippy Natural Peanut Butter
-1 cup Dry Cheerios

325 Calories
49 g Carbs
12 g Fat
9 g Protein


-1 Tilapia Fillet (about 4 ounces) Seasoned with a little Lemon Pepper
--1 Cup Romaine Lettuce
--1 Homegrown Cucumber
--1/8 cup Reduced Fat Sargento Mexican Mix Cheese (um, I need to chill out with this, huh?)
--1 Tablespoon Marie's Yogurt Dressing, Feta

223 Calories
9 g Carbs
10 g Fat
29 g Protein

Yes, I like to have a treat sometimes :)
-1 Skinny Cow White Mint Truffle 

100 Calories
19 g Carbs
3 g Fat
3 g Protein

Total for the Day:
1460 Calories
174 g Carbs
57 g Fat
86 g Protein

Yesterday I biked 5.5 miles to and from work and I taught a 1 hour Step & Sculpt class and a 45 minute Butts & Guts class.
Today I didn't have as much time, so biking to class was my work out. I biked almost 7 miles to and from class.

Please let me know what you think about this idea! Even if you don't like it! :)


  1. I really like this post! I hope you will keep it up because I think it will give me some ideas about what to have and what are sensible portions for different meals. I feel like its easy to get into a rut of eating the same foods over and over again so this will be helpful :)

  2. love the idea! keep them coming...

  3. Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it! :)

  4. I agree!! I need healthy breakfast ideas and this one is super easy :)