Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What I ate Wednesday #17!

So, I obviously knew this weekend was Easter, but I didn't really think about the fact that it is a holiday and holiday's usually mean a day off of work, right? Well you can imagine my disappointment when I pulled up the employee handbook only to realize Easter is not listed as a Holiday we get off. WHAT!? I was very much looking forward to my imaginary day off on Friday and my dreams were crushed. Speaking of Easter, do you all have fun plans? Is it going to be a cheat day or are you bringing some healthy options to your get together?

I've realized lately it's really great being the healthy eater because deep down, everyone (or most everyone) wants to be healthy, so I'm always the one being asked "what should we eat?" I got this question from both my mom and B's mom for Easter and I'm SO glad I did because now I wont' have any worries about staying on track! Sunday morning we'll be doing brunch at B's moms house and we are going to do an omelette bar, then later in the afternoon we'll head over to my parents and grill! How perfect! I'm thinking I'll take a clean treat with me too, I just haven't decided what that will be yet...


Now on to the fun stuff. 



Blueberry egg white oats before a lovely back day at the gym.




Post workout shake consisting of 1/2 a frozen banana, cinnamon, spinach, unsweetened almond milk, and glutamine. I realized yesterday my post workout shake is one of my favorite meals of the day and I really need to cherish it over the next couple of weeks because as my shoot gets closer I'll be eliminating all protein powders. It's going to be so hard, but worth it!



Speaking of eliminating protein powders, I'm already trying to cut back a little on home made protein bars so I added oats to my cottage cheese instead of eating bars. It makes your body work a little harder on digestion, in turn burning more calories. 

Chicken Pesto with a side salad for lunch. I have to tell you guys a story... When I made the pesto there was plenty left over for lunches the next day PLUS the chicken pesto pizza I plan on making later this week. Well, I got home yesterday to find oh, maybe tsp left in the container! B went a little (read a lot) crazy with it for lunch and instead of spreading it on, he dipped. Hey, at least he likes it, right?


5 hard boiled egg whites with a handful of almonds for snack.


Spaghetti squash with turkey sauce and a side of broccoli for my "serve up an extra cup"! 

Also, I've started tracking calories again (yuck) just until May 5th, and here's where I ended up yesterday:

Calories: 1553 
Carbs: 122g
Fats: 36g
Protein: 177g





24 comments:

  1. Ahhh I love my post workout shakes too!! You're progress has totally inspired me!! I am putting on lots of lean muscle lately, but have been using the Vi-Shape Shakes to trim my excess fat and build up the muscles and have fallen in love with my progress!!

    Are you following certain workouts?? Who's do you follow?

    xxoo

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    1. Hi Kris! Right now I am doing Joseph Donnellys workouts, and then starting at the end of next week I'll be doing phase 3 of Jamie Easons LiveFit trainer!

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  2. Why does cutting down on protein powder help you get ready for your shoot? the oats and cottage cheese look interesting.

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    1. Hi Roselyn,

      Protein powders are pre-digested meaning your body doesn't have to put any effort into breaking it down. By cutting them out and only eating whole foods you are causing your body to work harder digesting, therefore burning more calories. Also, Casein protein powder has a lot of sodium in it which will cause you to hold water.

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  3. Hi Little b. I have to work Friday too! Bummer! Your recipes look so good! I'm having trouble eating a lot of veggies. I just don't like them! haha Such a kid, I know. Do you have any suggestions with making veggies a little more tasty? I've read about roasting veggies, is it "clean" if I roast them? Thanks!
    -Mo:)

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  4. Thanks so much for posting! I have been having a really hard time trying to figure out how to get enough protein in my diet along with fiber, you made it look easy!

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  5. Cutting out Protein Powder would be really hard- Good Luck!! I've never competed or some a photo shoot (yet) but I know it will be fun once I do & totally worth it! You will look great on shoot day!!

    That is really great that your family is all in for a healthy Easter! I do Easter with my extended family, so I will prob bring my own meat, chicken or turkey, and have a green salad that someone brings.

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  6. Hi, so if you are cutting out protein powders is dinner your last meal or will you still have something before bed?

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    1. I will still have something, just whole food instead of casein

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    2. Egg whites for a while, then probably a few ounces of lean meat.

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  7. Hi Little B, can I ask, in the first meal, do you just add the egg whites straight into with the oats? Also is there any almond milk in there?

    One more question...that post workout shake, do you pre mix this before heading to the gym, or wait til you get home or to work?

    Thanks for your posts....so helpful!!
    Emily

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    1. Hi Emily,

      I use pasteurized egg whites (the ones in the carton) and yes mix them right in with the oats and just a splash of almond milk, cinnamon, truvia and the berries. Sometimes I add a little vanilla protein powder for extra flavor. After you mix everything up stick it in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stopping to stir after each 30 seconds. I usually do this for about a minute and a half and that's it! For my shake, I make it when I get home from the gym, but I live less than 5 minutes away :) You want to make sure to get your PWO shake or meal in within 30 minutes of completing your workout.

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    2. What is your protein in your shake?

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    3. It's listed right under the picture

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  8. I am SO not looking forward to eliminating protein powders when I get to that point :( also, I tried making egg white oats last weekend and dumped them out :/ I tried so hard to like them!

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    1. Monika, I cook mine on the stove..when the oats are almost done -still a little water left, I slowly pour in half cup of egg whites. Add cinnamon, vanilla, almond milk and blueberries.

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    2. Oh boo. :( I don't taste any eggy-ness (just made that up) at all when I make them.. is that what you didn't like?

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  9. hi!! i just found your blog when i posted on the Oxygen mag FB page:)...Can you give like the specifics of the green shake?? i know it's annoying, but i suck at anything 'kitchen'...so it would help me a little...get the right amounts and hopefully i can get it to taste as good as yours:). good luck on your shoot! great info on here:).

    xx
    Krista

    www.saturatedcanary.blogspot.com

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    1. Sure! It's 1 scoop Iso 100 Protein powder, a handful of spinach, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 capsules of glutamine and 4-5 ice cubes :)

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    2. Do you use the spinach ice cubes instead of the 4-5 ice cubes too?

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    3. I usually do both... just a matter of preference. I like mine to be thick/slushy :)

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  10. For the cottage cheese and oats, do you cook the oats first? Or just mix in dry? Kind of like a granola? Sounds interesting, I'm going to try this tomorrow!

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