Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I Ate Wednesday

Good morning! Get ready for a lot of badly taken pictures. I took pics of everything I ate yesterday, in order to show a typical day of eating for me. It was hard because I'm very much a grazer. I will try to estimate the portion sizes and calories. For exercise I did 5 miles on the tread, ab video, and Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 Level 4. I tend to eat around the same amount regardless of exercise or not, it all evens out.

As soon as I wake up I have to have my coffee! This is a large mug with approx 1 tbsp half and half and no sugar.
30 Cal

Steel cut oats with dried cranberries, cinnamon, and sprinkled with flax.
About 1/4 c oats (yields 1 cup cooked)
1tbsp cranberries
1 tsp flax
200 cal

Red Pear mmmmmmm
100 cal

Strawberry nonfat Greek yogurt, I'm learning to like it.
130 cal

Strawberry and walnut salad with Light Raspberry Vinaigrette
Leftover pizza Margarita on whole wheat crust
salad: 1 cup greens, 1 lg sliced strawberry, 2 tsp chopped walnuts, 2 tsp light dressing
400 calories
Dried cranberries, raw almonds, peanuts (1 tbsp of each)
200 calories

Dinner salad (this was split with my husband and son)
3 cups mixed greens
2 small roma tomatoes
1/2cup of an English cucumber
1/4cup green pepper
2 tbsp red onion
champagne vinaigrette (YUMMMM)
150 calories

Dinner: Grilled Eggplant Parmigana, whole wheat pasta, home made sauce (crushed tomatoes, tons of fresh basil, onions, garlic, and red pepper) 1 cup steamed broccoli
350 calories
Smoothie ingredients (split between husband, son, even baby had some)
mango (1 cup)
pineapple (1 cup)
strawberry (1 cup)
banana (1 medium)
1 cup crushed ice
Finished product
150 calories

I felt bad eating this since everyone seems to be off sugar, so, I split it with my husband.
75 calories (for half)

The grand total comes in at 1895 calories.
That seems pretty accurate to me, on an average day I would estimate I eat between 1800-2000 calories.
As far as food, this is pretty much typical of what I eat on a daily basis (except that pizza will now be peanut butter on whole wheat pita)
This was fun, I think I will do these posts on occasion. Maybe once a month, I'll try to do it on days that display different foods, otherwise this would get old very fast!


  1. Yum! This looks super good! Can I come eat at your house?!

  2. just found your blog. sandy is right- this looks delicious!

  3. Yummy day of food!
    I was thinking of doing a whole day of food, but like you, I'm a grazer so it's tough!