2 Quick & Simple Recipes That Really Keep You Satisfied
As promised, I am going to periodically share with you some recipes that I use on my healthy lifestyle journey. Wednesday I hit my reset button and decided to give this weight-loss thing another go. I figured the only way I will be successful at this is to plan my meals ahead of time, and document my eating and exercising here on my blog. I am not able to do the type of exercising I really want to do because I have bronchitis so I am doing what I can, when I can but each day I will do something!!
Today’s meals consisted of:
Breakfast: Green Smoothie (0 ppv), 1 banana, 1 apple (with skin), 2 cups of spinach, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of ice. Blend until smooth. This really kept me full through out the day. I usually snack between breakfast and lunch but I didn’t have the urge to snack, so I didn’t! YAY ME!
I usually snack between breakfast and lunch but I didn’t have the urge to snack, so I didn’t! YAY ME!
Lunch: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (MINUS the chicken) – (2 ppv), I made 9 cups and divided them into 5 servings. I added a bunch of diced carrots, few celery stalks, diced, one diced onion and added it to 9 cups of chicken broth. Added one bay leaf, sprinkled on some parsley and added salt & pepper to taste and boiled until veggies were tender. Then I added a little pasta type noodle (1/2 cup maybe) and cooked until the noodle was cooked through. I had a late lunch because I am only eating when I feel hungry. I had two bowls of this soup and felt full. It held me over until dinner with no snacking in between!
I had two bowls of this soup and felt full.
My dinner consisted of a salad, fat-free french dressing, 2 tbsp finely shredded cheddar, and 6 croutons. I also made lasagna and had a nice big piece. I opted to eat a bigger dinner because that’s my main meal. I know some eat a big breakfast, some eat a bigger lunch, I eat a bigger dinner with my family. My lasagna was approximately 10 ppv because it was a big piece! I LOVE my pasta!!! I didn’t add a lot of cheese to it so it was mainly the lasagna noodle and light sauce. My salad was 6 ppv because of the cheese and croutons but it was yummy anyway!
For a snack, I had…ehem….4 fun size candy bars from Halloween! (eeks 8 ppv but well worth it!).
So my WW points are as follows:
Breakfast – 0
Lunch – 4
Dinner – 16
Snack – 8
28 ppv used (27 daily + 1 weekly)
I also drank loads of water & one caffeine free diet coke that I didn’t really like after not drinking it for a week.
I danced and did lunges in my office for 15 minutes today. I wanted to do more but then I realized I’d like to continue breathing, so I stopped.
Today was a SUCCESS!!!! On to day 2.