I thought I’d share with y’all what I got on Tuesday’s 7AM trip to Publix because I’ve been eating off of it all week successfully. I also took into account that I knew I would be eating out or with family Tuesday for dinner, Wednesday for lunch, Thursday for dinner and leaving to go out of town right after work Friday…so I really only needed stuff for snacks, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 1 dinner.
Side note: I got a total of 4 apples (one for snack each day), another greek yogurt, eggs, and a red pepper. I already ate the pepper and the other half of the avocado before I had a chance to take the pic. Oops. By the way, the Publix brand jalapeno and cilantro hummus and the medium salsa are both SO good and they last through a couple of weeks worth of meals. I don’t have to buy them very often. Oh and the Protien Powder is for smoothies and I don’t have to get that every week either. The Designer Whey brand is my favorite because it has 18-19g protien, 200mg calcium, 100mg potassium, and 3g carbs with only 2g fat, 2g sugar, and 100 calories per scoop. It’s packed with vitamin B6 to help keep energy levels up after a workout, or to help kick start the metabolism in the morning. It’s also free of: MSG, artificial flavors, aspartame, gluten, fillers, casein, and creatine. Enough raving about the powder…so here’s an example of what I made for a lunch meal using the new grocery items:
The salad had so much flavor and the perfect amount of crunch with the pepper. I used 1/4 of the avocado (you’ll see the other 1/4 on the wrap) and salsa for dressing, which is where most of the flavor came from. Using salsa instead of dressing is a huge calorie saver and flavor addition, not to mention a boost in lycopene, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. YUM.
It was a good, easy lunch packed with fiber and protein. It was well tied together because I used a couple of the same ingredients in both the salad and wrap (salsa and avocado). I’m one of those people who can’t just eat a wrap and be satisfied…I need some type of side, and salads are usually my go-to choice.
Change of subject…
Tonight’s workout was pretty sweet. I did a Power Yoga class with Leslie at 7:15 then jumped on the treadmill for a quick 20 minute interval workout. I used the last 5 minutes to cool down. When I do cool downs on the treadmill, I knock the incline all the way up during the last 10 seconds of the workout to fake out the machine so I get a little hill at the very end since it slows down the pace so much.