What I ate Wednesday

This has been a crazy week!  Shit is hitting the fan at work, which makes eating healthy and at reasonable times difficult.  Today was, literally, back to back meetings.  I did remember to keep track of what I was eating, however.

Juice (to take my vitamins with and hold me over to breakfast): 88 cal, 0.9g fat, 20.6 carbs, 0.6g fiber, 0.9g protein 

This is a new one that we have decided we really like!

Super Juice

Breakfast: 536 cal, 15.8g fat, 85.6g carbs, 6.2g fiber, 8.9g protein

I tried to make Quinoa Porridge in the microwave by combining 1/4 cup Mixed Quinoa, 1/4 cup Coconut Milk, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1 tbsp honey and 1/4 cup raisins.  I microwaved for 5 minutes, stirring once in the middle.  Unfortunately, while I was getting my coffee the porridge boiled over in the microwave.  This sounds like it should make a really great porridge, but it really wasn’t great.  The quinoa didn’t cook all the way, and even if it had I think it would’ve been about as good as the photo turned out.  I ended up throwing half of it out, partially because I was late for a meeting and partially because it wasn’t worth the calories.

Quinoa Porridge

Lunch: 383 cal, 5.6g fat, 62.4g carbs, 11.7g fiber, 18.5g protein

Maybe it was because I was starving, but finally, a meal worth eating!  I was so hungry, I started eating and then remembered to take the photo.  I put a whole grain tortilla in the bottom of my container and then layered 1/2 cup black beans, 1/4 cup corn, 1/2 cup salsa, lettuce, chili pepper and tomatoes.

Black Bean Tortilla Salad

Snacks: In my only 15 minute window in the whole afternoon, I [ran to the bathroom] grabbed a banana and a cup of coffee to take into my next meeting.  I also remembered that I had some Cadbury Milk Chocolate in my drawer and thoroughly enjoyed 2 squares.  When I came out of my last meeting of the day, I ate about a cup of grapes as I checked my email before starting the journey back into the city.

Dinner: 308 cal, 17.5g fat, 31 carbs, 5.4g fiber, 5.9g protein

For dinner tonight, we modified Vegetarian Times’ Corn & Quinoa Chowder recipe to use coconut milk rather than soy milk.  It is a great weeknight recipe, because it makes enough for lunch leftovers and only took about 30 minutes.  Next time, I’ll add a small chili pepper and some garlic, but we really enjoyed it as is!

Corn & Quinoa Chowder

On Sunday [my day of me], I went into kikki k and found a weekly meal planner.  Its been so crazy that I haven’t really started using it yet, but am pretty excited to!



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