Breakfast: PB&J Oatmeal
Called for 1/2 cup oats with 2Tbsp peanut butter, 1 Tbsp all-fruit jam and 1/2 cup raspberries with a suggestion of a glass of milk.
What I did was cook 1/4 cup steel cut oats which turned into a cup of oatmeal when done. Mixed in only a tablespoon of Earth Balance Creamy Coconut & Peanut spread, verified NON GMO, and a tablespoon of store brand organic concord grape jelly and topped it with a half cup of raspberries.
Lunch: Shrimp Caesar Salad
Called for 3oz frozen, ready to eat shrimp with 3 cups romaine, a serving a caesar dressing, 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, 1 chopped tomato and 1 tbsp chopped red onion served with a whole grain roll.
What I did was make the caesar dressing from scratch, found a recipe for it online. www.theblackpeppercorn.c
Instead of 3 garlic cloves I only used 2, I find raw garlic a bit spicy but turns out I could of used the three. I think the anchovy paste help meld the bite of garlic. Upon calculating the recipe found it was pretty high in calories and fat, but since it's all from the extra virgin olive oil I used and that's a healthy fat I don't mind. recipes.sparkpeople.com/
I only used half a cup of chopped tomato since the tomatoes I have are pretty big and can't see using a whole tomato. For the red onion, I used a small shallot...I have always found raw onions to be spicy so wanted something more mild. Oh and for the roll, well last Thanksgiving I made a whole bunch of whole wheat rolls that a blind baked and then froze, all I have to do is unwrap one and throw it in the microwave for 30 seconds and its nice and warm and soft, as if I had just baked it. I grated what was left of the block of parmesan i have and put it all in a bowl in the fridge so I can easily measure out the amount I am going to need for this challenge, was able to sprinkle exactly a tablespoon of parmesan on my salad.
Dinner: Cheesy Chicken & Veggie Pasta
Called for 1 oz whole wheat pasta with 3 oz chicken, 1 package Green Giant Steamers Digestive Health Frozen Vegetables and 1 tbsp parmesan.
What I did was cook 1 oz of whole wheat penne; cooked some chicken seasoned with some chicken seasoning mix in a skillet with a little extra virgin olive oil and since the Digestive Health frozen veggie mix is full of white navy beans....BLECH...I used the Antioxidant Blend : Olive Oil Seasoning instead. Topped it all off with a tablespoon of parmesan.
Snack: I got hungry later after dinner so made popcorn with a quarter cup of kernals cooked in 1 tablespoon of coconut oi. Made about 5 cups popcorn and sprinkled with some salt and tablespoon of parmesan.