On food and other things.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Jeff helped me to get out of bed this morning so that I could go work out. I took too much time making healthy lunches/snacks for us, though, so I didn't leave in enough time to actually work out. I'm excited, though, because I've got oatmeal for breakfast, celery with peanutbutter and raisins, an apple, a banana, and an awesome sammich. He's got the same things plus some Apple Juice to chug down at lunch. He's really excited to start eating healthier.
I went to the grocery store last night and spent about $50 on veggies and a few staples I didn't know I was missing. I was so hungry by the time I was done that the regular old birthday cakes started looking appealing. I left before I hit "the danger zone" but that didn't stop me from calling Jeff and asking if he had thought about dinner. It was just after 7pm and it had been about 6 hrs since I had eaten and so I was considering take-out. I was staring at an Arby's with an option of Erbert and Gerberts (soup/subs) but Jeff said "How about we cook dinner together when you get home?"
Well, ladies (and gentleman?), it had been one of THOSE days and I was pretty grr-ish by the time I got home, lugged the groceries upstairs and put them in the kitchen. So, stressed + hungry does not a happy megan make.
Even so, Jeff gave me a big old hug and let me vent on him.. Then we talked about his day, my day, his day, my day then I got to show him all of the goodies I brought home from the store. By the time the chicken was in the pan, I was my normal happy cheerful self. (picture me with a bag of apples on my head looking for a banana so that I could be that latina advertisement with the fruit on her head, yeah.)
For dinner we cooked up some chicken bits, seasoned with "southwest" seasoning. I chopped up half of a large white onion and sauteed it in the pan with the chicken, Jeff chopped up some of the iceburg lettuce and I chopped up 1/2 a large beefsteak tomato... We had chicken burritos--whole wheat tortillas with chicken, onion, lettuce, tomato, banana peppers, pepperjack cheese, frank's red hot, and a smidgen of cheese whiz (from the jar). They were DELICIOUS--and filling.
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In addition to the above, I also had:
1 c. golden puffs cereal
1/2 c. 1% milk
2 triscuit crackers
Austin Lemon OHs! cookies
Austin Peanutbutter Crackers
1 wheat wrap - grilled chicken breast (sm), 1 oz (slice) pepperjack, 1/4 c. green/red pepper, 1/4c. shredded carrots, 1/4c. banana peppers, 1/2 c. spinach, 1tsp Franks Red Hot, 3 Tomato slices
1 c. grapes
3 slice chocolate orange slices
1/2 ghirardeli chocolate square (72% Cacao, "Intense dark")