Hi Friends! I have a few random thoughts to share before we get to the food. To follow-up on yesterday’s post, I was up at 5am yesterday morning to get in a 4 mile run followed by squats, lunges and abs. I thoroughly enjoyed my lazy night on Monday and had a fantastic run Tuesday morning. There was no wind or rain either! A little schedule change can make a huge difference. On a less healthy note, Michael and I went to the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl in Government Center last night. His parents had volunteered so we went to see them and support a good cause. For a $10 donation to the Jimmy Fund you are able to enjoy unlimited ice cream from 10 of the country’s leading ice cream brands. Hood, Brigham’s, Breyer’s, Bryne Diary, Friendly’s, Edy’s, Ben and Jerry’s, Baskin Robbins, SoCo Creamery, and Ciao Bella Gelato all offered 4 different flavors. The best part is that all proceeds go to the Jimmy Fund! If you are in Boston I recommend going and supporting the cause! It is today and tomorrow from noon to 8pm. It was so fun to taste a variety of flavors and see how different each brand was. Now on to the food…
We have another theme for What I Ate Wednesday this month! We are talking about sensible snacks for the summertime. For me personally I always reach for fruits as a snack. I have a banana every morning around 10am for a snack and usually around 2pm I have another piece of fruit with a Greek Yogurt. To reinvent the snack I often swap cottage cheese for my yogurt. On the weekends I try to mix it up with veggies or small portions of leftovers! What are your favorite snacks? How do you mix it up? Thanks Jen for hosting the party!
Every now and then I have a morning where I just struggle to be ready and out the door on time. That was yesterday morning for sure. I got in the shower late since I opted to do a few more rounds of abs. I headed to the cafeteria at work to get breakfast. I chose a bowl of oatmeal with granola, raisins, a bit of cinnamon and brown sugar with a few pieces of pineapple on top! It was filling and delicious!
I’m always trying to mix my lunch up and have variety. This week I went with turkey, salami, American cheese, spinach and honey mustard on a sandwich thin. I had natural sweet potato chips on the side. I had a nectarine, cottage cheese with blueberries and Fig Newtons later in the afternoon for a snack.
I’ve been sticking with my plan to focus on lean protein and fish with lots of green vegetables to help lose some weight. Eating dinners like these helps to keep me feeling light and good. I eat enough so I feel satisfied but I never feel too full. I had marinated tilapia with sauteed yellow and green zucchini with spinach and a side salad with cucumber and avocado. It was so good! To drink I had my Skinnygirl Cleanse (which I normally drink in the morning but forgot that day).
Light, lean and delcious!
I’m so looking forward to seeing what you are all enjoying this week!