How am I not sick of ground turkey? After consistently eating it daily in an attempt to finish of the turkey meatloaf I made this past weekend, I had the opportunity at work tonight (I waitress part-time) to have anything on the menu prepared for me by the nice boys in the kitchen... What do I pick? A seasonal salad consisting of chopped green apples, candied pecans, goat cheese (on the side, since I don't like a lot of the stuff), and of course... a chopped ground turkey patty. I'm on turkey overload! However, the good fellas in the kitchen cooked the bird up right, and it made a nice little dinner.
PS, the mango vinaigrette and Parmesan lavash were to die for, as well!
While I didn't finish off the whole salad (way too much goat cheese, dressing, lavash and candied pecans for me to finish), I did manage to eat the whole six ounces of turkey meat and most of the greens (plus one sweet potato french fry from the basket that some of the other waitresses were sharing). I am feeling a little uneasy about this meal, as I always do when I eat out, since I cannot exactly calculate my calories. Estimating makes me feel uneasy for some reason. Hopefully this is something that I can get passed soon.
My other meals today were mildly successful. For breakfast I tried a recipe that I found on the SparkPeople message boards. It was a Hungry Girl "Breakfast Mug". I tried the Breakfast Cheeseburger flavor. The recipe called for 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters, 1 Boca Vegan Meatless Burger Patty, 1 slice of fat-free cheese, and a Tbsp of ketchup. All you have to do is cook the patty for a minute, then chop it and throw it in a coffee mug with the Egg Beaters (I used Southwestern style because it's what I had on hand, and I also added a little chopped onions since that's what I like on my burgers) and the slice of cheese, sliced up. Give it a stir and nuke it in the microwave for a minute. Another quick stir, 30-40 more seconds and boom- breakfast in a mug. I felt a little weird about eating eggs from a coffee mug, so I plated the mixture and drizzled it with a little Heinz Organic Reduced Sugar ketchup. There was a lot of protein in this recipe, so I stayed pretty full until lunch time (however, I did eat a snack at 10 o'clock, as I'm trying to up my caloric intake still).
Lunch was kind of a letdown for me. I haven't exercised lately other than walking to class (I tend to over-exercise), and the more sedentary lifestyle has got my mind in a funk. I think this caused me to feel anxiety around lunch and I ended up reverting to a safe meal.
(Actually-- this meal has made some progress: normally I would've skipped the pita chips and NEVER put on the 1/2 Tbsp of chipotle mayo that I added to the turkey sandwich).
Overall, today was ok... I hope I have something more exciting for you all tomorrow.