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Meal Prep FTW March 19, 2013

Filed under: food,meal prep,thoughts — Divina @ 9:05 pm
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turkey squashNothing sucks more than coming home hungry or worse, starving and knowing that it’s going to take roughly 20+ minutes to make a healthy meal.  Then you decide that you’re going to cook yourself one instead of popping in that “oh so nutritious” frozen bean burrito that you keep handy for emergencies like this.  But while cooking, you munch on goodies and when you tally up the calories you find out you’ve gone over your calories for the day with your extra munching. UGH!!!

This past week, I experimented with meal prepping.  On my days off, I often cook an extra dish so the mister can have a healthier meal when he gets home since I won’t be cooking. (I work later shifts and cooking at 11pm does NOT work for me)  But I cooked 2 meals this past week and while it did get boring having the same meal for lunch every day, it was nice to not have to plan ahead and try to come up with something before I left the house.

Tomorrow I have more plans to prep for the week.  While I’m not 100% sure what I’m cooking this week (plan ahead fail), I’m working on ideas in my head.  I’m thinking my goal should be to prep 5 days x 2 (10 meals) with an extra one, just in case.  And since I only shop twice a month, I’m thinking I need to make a veggie prep day too.


Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie February 5, 2013

Filed under: food,smoothies — Divina @ 8:27 pm

Blueberry Banana Oatmeal smoothieI’ve been on a smoothie kick after my recent Blendtec purchase 11 days(smoothies) ago.   In these past days, I’ve been been trying to come up with smoothies that will actually fit into my daily caloric allowance and that leave me feeling full for a bit until I’m ready for a snack.

As I was still trying to wake up, I got to thinking about putting oatmeal into my smoothie. I know I had read about it in my search for previous smoothies but I had never actually tried it.  So after a quick search, I discovered that you can put old-fashioned oats into a smoothie.  (Good, because that’s all I have in my cupboards)  So I quickly assessed what I had in the house… and came up with a keeper.



Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie

1 cup almond milk (you could substitute milk or soy)

1/4 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 cup blueberries

1 banana

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 packets of stevia sweetener (you could probably use honey or agave nectar)

1 cup of ice

Total calories : 270

I will definitely be adding this into my smoothie rotation.


Yay! 3lbs down June 25, 2012

Filed under: food,loser — Divina @ 5:01 pm

The first week on Skinny Rules, I wasn’t that hungry and now on first day of week two, I’ve turned into a hungry hungry hippo! I decided to stick with another week of the 1st week foods (blandish food) because I was still tempted by all the other bad choices at work and home. I had more than the one allowed splurge meal, I probably had close to 7 (one for each day, whoops) including a huge slice of this delicious vegan cake. I can’t stress how delicious this cake is! I’m drooling, just thinking about it.

I guess all my splurges weren’t too horribly bad because I’m down 3 pounds! Yay and awesome sauce!! Now, if only I could motivate myself to get off the couch…. :/ I can do it!


Day 6: Log it and eat it

Filed under: food,thoughts — Divina @ 4:47 pm

It’s day 6 of my first week on the Skinny Rules diet and I’ve discovered, already, that if I don’t plan my meals down to the snacks I’ll stray a little bit (note to self: get rid of all the yummy temptations in the house & work place). So each morning or night before, if possible, I’ve been planning my meals. And the most important part, I’m logging them all down in my FitBook.

Also, does it seem that it’s too much food? I mean, it can’t possibly be, right? But I’m almost putting myself into a food coma after lunch and dinner. Maybe I need to scale back on the amount of protein in each meal? Meh, I’m sure I’ll figure it out as I go along.