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SIS Challenge Food Blog #1

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I started to do a food photo blog yesterday for the SIS challenge this week, but I forgot as soon as I left for work to take pictures, so here's my first full day of photos for my meals.

First off, breakfast:

Mmm, Chocolate Cheerios with 1% milk--a fair amount of fiber and so yummy! I had the equivalent of two servings, but at 100 calories each and as light as I go on the milk, it was a reasonable calorie expenditure (under 250). And there's nothing like drinking the chocolate-y milk that's left in the bowl!

Next, mid-morning snack:

Brach's All-Natural Fruit Snacks--I love these, even though there's not a huge amount of nutritional value in them. I used to eat a couple of bags (at least) every day, now it's just one bag occasionally. Sigh; the sacrifices we make in our journey!

For lunch, I intended to bring my leftover Crunchy Garlic Chicken from the Cooking with Jamie Oliver team's challenge, but I failed to get it packaged up before work (it's going with me tomorrow!). Fortunately we had barbequed chicken breasts yesterday at work for someone's birthday, and there were leftovers available, so I had much the same lunch I did yesterday:

A small chicken breast, no sauces, on a toasted Bagel Thin instead of a bun with shredded lettuce, tomato, onion and a grilled pineapple slice. I'm perfectly happy having my sandwiches dry, so no mayo or anything to add calories or fat to this. I wasn't thinking and used a bun yesterday--the bagel thin was better!

Late afternoon I was hungry, so I had one of my go-to snacks when I don't have fresh veggies or cheese instead, a Fiber One bar:

Yum--and then there was none.

Dinner did not turn out quite as we had planned. We had a meeting to go to this evening and ended up having to just grab something from the freezer because we got stuck dealing with a potential problem at the bank. We thought of getting fast food, but that just has no appeal for either hubby or me any more; with only about 10 minutes to fix and eat something, I opted for a frozen breakfast wrap for the main course:

followed by two servings of Veggie Crunchers to add something that resembled vegetables:

I found that I needed to prepackage servings of these crunchy morsels of deliciousness to keep myself honest--way too easy to pull some out and think, oh, that's not quite a serving yet, I can have a little more. They are SOOO good, lightly toasted, crunchy real vegetables, not processed, pressed, and formed, and satisfying.

I was still a little hungry, but I did pass up the packaged sugar cookies that were out at the meeting, so when I got home and checked my calorie count for the day, I had a little room in the old calorie budget for one last luscious snack with some redeeming social value:

Dark chocolate pomegranate pieces--20 pieces make a serving, but a quarter to half a serving is enough to satisfy my taste buds. A half serving of 10 pieces, and that finished the day. My goal is 1210-1560 calories; today I came in right about the middle, at 1348, and I was on target with fat, carbs, and sodium. I came up a little shy on protein, so I'm debating whether to have some cheese or milk to take care of that or let it go for today.

Not one of my most nutritious meal days, but that's the way it goes sometimes. Sure makes me more conscious of what I'm eating when I have to take pictures of it and post them; tomorrow should be better!

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    I do have a sweet tooth, Cheryl, you're right--but at least instead of chocolate bars I'm reaching for more fruity things these days! Yesterday was one of those busy, grab what's handy but reasonably healthy days. Today is better so far!


    I should mention, the dark chocolate pomegranate is a Costco find--they are delish! Haven't seen them anywhere else, but once I tried them, I had to have'em!
    2925 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/19/2010 2:26:45 PM
    You have a sweet tooth my dear! I love it!

    Then again, that's why I eat so much fruit too... satisfies my cravings for sugar usually!
    2925 days ago
    Your chicken sandwich for lunch looks awesome! I've never seen those chocolate pomegranate pieces though, might have to get some.
    2925 days ago
    Looks like you did good to me!! :) Never heard of those dark chocolate pomegranate things though... interesting...
    2925 days ago
    Looks yummy! I may have to look into those dark chocolate pomegranate pieces
    2925 days ago
    Looks great!
    2925 days ago
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