Yesterday, I woke up really late again but with a few shortcuts, I was able to get out of the door on time. I am lucky to have the kind of hair cut that I can spend time on or I can wash and go and still look cute! For breakfast, I had a bowl of Post Shredded Wheat N Bran topped with walnuts, banana and plain hemp milk. I used to eat this cereal all of the time when I was on weight watchers, I had forgotten how good it was, I did not miss all of the sugar at all. And of course, I kept the portion very small in order to be hungry in just a couple of hours.
Work was good, I had lots of loose ends to tie up before the weekend so I did my best to stay off of the internet be productive. By 9:30 my tummy was rumbling and ready for a snack. I had some grapes
and a cheese stick with a handful of NUTrition nuts.
I guess my ratio of fats/carbs/protein wasn’t right because I still felt a bit hungry after finishing eat. I’m sure I will find my way soon enough. I was ready to eat again in only two and a half hours but I didn’t want to get too hungry so I ate a california sushi roll topped with a little rooster sauce and the rest of the grapes.
Once again, I still felt a little hungry even after waiting about 20 minutes so I had about a third of this lovely little treat.
An honest foods choco peanut butter bar! Oh my, how I loved it. It was like a cross between a cookie and a granola bar and just a couple of bites was surprisingly filling. After eating it, I stalked Amazon.com to see how much it is in bulk 🙂
One thing that I noticed today is that eating such small meals really makes me feel light. I don’t feel heavy at all after eating and my blood sugar is staying stable all day long. I think once I get the hang of the proper food combining, I will really enjoy this way of eating.
My next mini meal was a fage with the rest of the honest foods bar. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t like the texture combo since the bars are soft but I really did. And this was really filling, now I see why so many bloggers top their yogurt with bars.
After work, I headed home and hit the treadmill for 30 minutes, today, for the first time, it felt boring. Hopefully this weekend I can get outside an break it up a bit. After the treadmill and a shower, I made dinner. I cooked a couple of chicken, apple and gouda sausages that we bought from whole foods along with some sauteed kale.
AND for the first time since it began, I had the blogger secret ingredient, posted by Eating Bender, on hand so I made a delightful side dish. Savory roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash! Everyone knows that both of these hearty veggies lend themselves to sweet flavors but I think they shine with savory ones as well.
Savory Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into small cubes
1 small butternut squash, peeled and chopped into small cubes
3 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
Preheat oven to 400*. Combine all of the ingredients onto a large sheet pan and stir to combine, for best results, use your clean hands. Spread the potatoes and squash out so that they are in a single layer on the pan. Roast in the over for about 40 minutes, stirring at least 3 times. Remove from the oven and serve with ketchup. They are delicious hot or cold.
After dinner, we just wanted to relax so we watched some tv. For dessert we had some famous popcorn and went to be shortly after. Yay! The weekend is here!
QOTD: What sort of snack do you find fill you up but don’t leave you stuffed?