The food prep is helping!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I'm realizing the extra food prep I did on Sunday seems to be helping. The last 2 days I was able to stay in my calorie range.
A few things I've made...
Applesauce Bran Muffins under Sparkrecipes.com and the only thing I changed was to add some craisins. They are a nice little snack to grab, or an addition to breakfast, at just around 115 or so calories.
Salad in a Jar - google it if interested. I did the one from a site called something like "fat girl in a skinny body". That may not be right but when you google it you'll see what I mean LOL. I made two of these and its really easy to be able to grab a nice, substantial salad for lunch. The balsamic dressing they make to go in the jar is great and its really neat how that, as long as the leaves don't touch the dressing, the salad stays nice and crisp. I grocery shopped yesterday so I plan on making a few more of these.
Kale chips - fairly easy to make and the crunch/salt is really great when I am feeling munchy. Honestly is it bad to binge on kale?? The first night I made these I probably ate the equivalent to a half bag of kale. I think that only translates to maybe 100 calories so not bad...
At night I'm lucky enough to have about 100-200 calories to spare so I'll treat myself with. Ice cream isn't a bad treat at 140 calories and I can actually control myself to a half cup. Since that isn't a huge treat in size I filled up with some carrots and hummus first.
I think as long as I stay mindful like this, continue with the food prep, and keep my eyes on the prize I'll start seeing some changes.