It’s time for another What I Ate Wednesday! Check out Jenn’s blog Peas and Crayons for more information on What I Ate Wednesday and the weekly link-up party
I was pretty good – I caught almost everything I ate on camera again! Here’s what a typical day of eats looks like for me when I’m trying to stay within my 1850-2200 calorie limit.
Breakfast (10 am):
I had a heaping serving of my Low-Calorie Delicious Oats! I’ve had this every single morning for the past week and a half, and I love it. I’m so glad that I was able to find a healthier topping than peanut butter
I’m all about peanut butter and, boy, do I love me some healthy fats… but right now it’s all about the calories.
Calories = 371
Morning Snack (12 pm):
I snacked on an entire wheel of watermelon! I always feel a little bloated after eating all that fruit, but it tastes so yummy I just can’t resist…
Calories = Free!
(Read about my personal choice to not count the calories of certain foods)
Lunch (2:00 pm):
I made this amazing spicy chicken salad (recipe coming soon!) as a topper for my romaine lettuce. I’m definitely going to be making this again and again. The best part is… the chicken salad is so moist that you totally don’t even need salad dressing!
I don’t have enough money to be buying tons of chicken for chicken salad every week, so if I’m out of chicken I’ll do some canned tuna mixed with mayonnaise or nonfat yogurt.
Calories = 241
Afternoon Snack (4:15 pm):
Half a container of strawberries with a sprinkle of Splenda. Normally I don’t ever use Splenda on fruit, but I was craving sweets and wanted to shut my taste buds up… It worked!
Calories = Free!
Supper (6:45 pm):
Leftover Baked Rotini (recipe coming soon!).
Calories = 465
Dessert (7:30 pm):
Usually I don’t ever eat dessert that soon after dinner, but I didn’t want to caffeine to stop me from falling asleep later on! #firstworldproblems
I had three servings of this ice cream that was on sale this week at Stop&Shop. I’m a Ben&Jerry’s girl at heart, but the calorie count (even on the frozen yogurt!) is making me stray. I’m willing to give up a tiny bit on flavor if it’s worth it for the lower amount of calories. But only because this Reese’s ice cream is truly awesome.
Calories = 420
Evening Snack (10:00 pm):
Ever since I started counting calories, I’ve pretty much been having one snack after dinner and that’s it. I’m totally getting used to eating less! But because I ate the ice cream so early, my stomach was rumbling later on when it normally doesn’t. I had a bunch of calories left over, so instead of having fruits/veggies I filled myself up on two Oscar Meyer hotdogs and some buns.
Calories = 460
I think it sounds like I ate a lot – but I stayed within my calorie budget for the day! I love how great it feels to be eating healthy. I know that it’s okay to splurge a bit, but I do it consciously and only once in a while.
Looking at the nutrition facts on everything I eat is really eye-opening, too. I never knew a box of Annie’s mac & cheese is like 600 calories! Looks like I’ll have to wait for a special day to have that. And that’s okay with me now
Total Calories Eaten = 1957