I am happy to say that I was much more successful with my food choices today! I didn’t exercise, but I did say I was starting that back up next week. Last night I experienced crazy insomnia, so no energy for that today. I started off my day with one of my favorite quick breakfast/snack combos:
I absolutely love this granola! It is one of my favorite buys at Trader Joe’s. It goes great with vanilla yogurt and fruit. I usually add a banana; it tastes great with the nutty flavor of the granola. Sometimes I add strawberries or raspberries, or a combination of these three different fruits. It’s not only a good quick breakfast, but a good afternoon snack too.
For lunch I had another one of my quick favorites, pasta. I just heated up a tablespoon of olive oil and a clove garlic and then added some green peppers, onions, tomatoes and red peppers. I use Barilla Plus pasta; I don’t even miss the regular pasta. It really only took a few times to get used to the different taste, and now I prefer the texture of the Barilla Plus. I topped it will a sprinkle of reduced fat mozzarella and lunch was served. Isn’t it colorful?
Since I didn’t make stir fry for dinner yesterday, I made it tonight. For the first time in weeks I have had a good amount of veggies in my meals! I love Trader Joe’s frozen Organic Brown Rice; you pop it in the microwave for 3 minutes and it is cooked. So, while that was cooking I stir-fried some veggies. More green peppers, green onions and garlic. I also through some peanuts in with it. I added some reduced sodium teriyaki sauce and my stir-fry was complete.
My day of healthy eating was a success, although other than that my day was really boring. Summer in Chicago is officially over and the dreary weather is settling in. Countdown to summer begins again…
On a non-food related note; I just realized that ABC is replaying the new show Suburgatory! I forgot to DVR it on Wednesday and have been trying to find this all day today. I really do not need another show in my line-up, but we will check it out anyways.