Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Clean the plate club

I'm so obsessed with these Tiger Tiger noodles--they are really delicious, and I love the fact that I can add a lot of veggies to them. In fact, I ran out yesterday so I think I'll go out and get some more for lunch today... Already thinking of my next meal :)
I really need to work on my portion control. Even though I divided the noodles into half portions (I had the other half yesterday), I seemed to be eating a lot more than necessary to get full. I blame my mother; she always fed me huge portions when I was growing up and expected me to finish everything. My dear mother, bless her heart but I'll take a cue from my growing up days and make sure my kids don't belong to the clean the plate club!
not quite sure what warrants me to have a protein smoothie since I didn't work out yesterday but I was craving that icy, fruity smoothie!
  • frozen blueberries
  • almond milk and soy milk
  • banana
  • scoop of protein powder
  • ice
  • agave nectar
  • toppings: muesli, puff cereal (I won't be adding those again- they just turned soggy blegh!), dark chocolate
after teaching Zumba, I came home to the flat smelling of wonderful spices-- I love it when I don't have to cook ;-)
T's middle eastern version of meat and potatoes (+rice- arrgh!! no me gusta two starches!). I made sure to only eat some of the potato but all the brown rice.

mmm.. there's nothing better than a glass of really sippable red wine to go with your meal.

After dinner, we watched Takers. I swear every time someone new came on the screen, I gasped at how many actors/musicians I recognized. Let's see there was Michael Ealy, Hayden Christensen, Paul Walker, Chris Brown, T.I., Edris Ilba, Zoe Saldana, and Jonathan Schaech :-) Guess who knows a lot of celebrity trivia- me me!
On to breakfast this morning: Bring on the oats!
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 banana
  • topping for him: Speculoos
  • topping for her: almond butter and dark chocolate chips
I'm not quite sure what the cottage cheese did for the oatmeal because I couldn't really taste it. All I know is that a blogger I follow always adds cottage cheese to her oats at the end of cooking. Right now, all the benefit I see is bulking up the oats with protein.
I had a craving for more chocolate this morning (I know, seriously, who does that?!) and I answered it with a gluten free Crimbles double chocolate brownie (YES for amazing chocolate taste; NO for 230 calories). Good thing I'm working off the calories in PUNCH class, subbing zumba, AND going salsa dancing. YES!!!

New Tone it Up workout: