Not Bad

Hey! I am going to try to make this post as good as humanely possible while going quicker than usual because the Real Housewives of NY are on in one hour! I cannot miss a minute πŸ™‚ Guilty as charged. As most of you know, today I started to reduce my intake of carbs a bit, which I truly wasn’t looking forward to. I knew in my heart I was going to miss my overnight oats and my cinnamon crunch cereal tossed in my yogurt bowls, but I was up for the challenge. How did it go? Surprisingly well! I started my day off with this:

Ohhh Yeaaaa

For breakfast I had three hard boiled eggs — one whole egg and two egg whites. On the side I enjoyed about 1/2 cup of strawberries. I ate this at 9:30 and I kid you not when I say this kept me full until 2:00 (I had a handful of walnuts/cashews in between). I forsee this as my breakfast in the near future for many many days πŸ™‚

When 2:00 struck, my stomach told me it was time for somethin’ more:

Sliced Turkey, 1 oz feta, olives, onion, tomato

So good and so filling! Done and done!

Luckily, I got home from work at a pretty decent hour and was able to go for an hour power walk, with 3 lb. weights in each hand! Afterwards, I consumed some low fat cream of mushroom soup with a side of veggies and a handful of croutons tossed in. Yeah, croutons are carbs but be easy on me people–I’m not cutting ’em out cold turkey!

Yesterday I know I told you guys that you were going to see a dessert recipe for Katie’s dessert feature, but I decided to save it for this weekend, because I want to make it extra good. HOWEVERRRR, I will leave you with three easy to make, quick fix dinners!

1. Bruschetta Pasta — Boil 1 cup of whole wheat pasta until al dente. Let cool. While the pasta is cooling, shred 1 oz fat free mozzarella cheese and set aside. In a saucepan, add 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 cup cherry tomato’s, and some basil over medium heat. Lightly crush the tomato’s in the olive oil until you’ve created a makeshift tomato sauce. Pour the tomato sauce over the pasta and then sprinkle the cheese over both the pasta and sauce. Sprinkle a little garlic sauce and you’re set!

2. Turkey-Hamburgers

3. Chicken with Mushrooms — Grill chicken until fully cooked. In a sauce pan, saute 1/2 cup mushrooms in 1/3 cup of balsamic vinaigrette. Once mushroom as done, pour them over the chicken. Serve atop 1/2 cup brown rice.

Enjoy! πŸ™‚


10 responses to “Not Bad

  1. The chicken with mushrooms sounds delicious!!! I can’t wait to throw that together πŸ™‚ enjoy housewives!

  2. i agree with lauren, the chicken with mushroom is going in my recipe box asap! i can’t wait to try it…& your bfast sounds just like my usual bfast. awesome job, steph!

  3. btw…good luck on the low carbing…ahhhhh, crazy are pushing me to push myself πŸ™‚

  4. sara @ the foodie diaries

    Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who loves Bravo’s Real Housewives πŸ˜‰ Goodluck on cutting carbs down! I’m a carboholic so I’ll definitely be following along, I need to cut some carbs out of my diet as well! πŸ™‚

  5. Is that all you ate in one day? How many calories was that? I would be starving!

    • Hi Charmin, no this is definitely NOT what I ate in one day at all! Please note that I do not post every single thing I eat, only the meals I feel I want to touch on πŸ™‚ I have tons of snacks, hence ‘StephSnacks’, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a little dessert each night!

  6. Thanks for following up! I just discovered your blog last week. I am addicted to reading blogs, and try not to compare the quantity of food I eat, but it is difficult. I feel like I eat soooooo much more than everyone else!

    • It is always, always a challenge to not compare yourself to others. I find myself having to stop thinking in the same way — watching what others eat and how much of it they eat. Only YOU know your body best — how it reacts to certain food/beverages, etc… and again, please know that I definitely do not post everything I eat in a day.

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