Thursday, June 21, 2012

Thursday Menu

Today's eats:

Breakfast:
oatmeal w/1 Tbsp sliced almonds and 1/2 a banana
1/4 c skim milk
black coffee

Lunch:
4 oz cold leftover salmon mixed w/2 Tbsp Greek yogurt, lemon juice, dill, onion, celery, and pepper
6 Wheat Thins

Snacks:
1/2 c nonfat Greek yogurt
3/4 c fresh local strawberries
large iced coffee w/2 Tbsp half and half

Dinner:
2 slices of really good pizza (toppings: red onions, green onions, tomatoes, pineapple, ham, bacon, & cheese)
2 small plates of salad (Romaine, Iceberg, cucumbers, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, hard boiled egg whites, bacon bits, 1/2 c peas) w/3 Tbsp blue cheese dressing
4 oz tart frozen yogurt topped with 1/3 c mixed fruit (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, sliced kiwi)

Total for today: 1769 calories

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It takes extreme self control to eat smaller portions like your dinner shows. Great job!

PuffsPlus said...

Is there a medical need for you to eat low-fat? If not, you might consider going to moderate fat. Like stirring an actual egg into your oatmeal instead of just the whites. Or a tablespoon or two of peanut butter or almond butter.

The "low fat" paradigm for health is pretty much dead now, from what I understand. Now the emphasis is sticking to healthy fats.

I always found low-fat eating so unsatisfying. I now eat 35-40% (up to 43% some days) of my calories from fat, and at least 25% of calories from protein. I find that a much more satisfying and tasty combination, even on fewer calories.

Just my $.02.

Lyn said...

PuffsPlus~

40% of the calories in this menu came from fat. I don't aim to eat low fat, but I do see that I need more GOOD fats like avocado and olive oil in this particular day and less unhealthy fats like the salad dressing. I was very satisfied, though, and went to bed without an evening snack :)

Anonymous said...

Have you tried the Kefir Blue Cheese dressing found with the cold salad dressings in the produce section? Yum, real food and naturally low cal.

Lyn said...

Anonymous~

I've never seen a Kefir dressing, but I will look for that. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

The Kefir Blue Cheese dressing is a Lighthouse brand. Do you have these where you live? The actually call it a yogurt dressing, but it is Kefir that they use.

Anonymous said...

That lighthouse dressing is my favorite!!! So good Lyn! You are such an inspiration!!