Today was a little windy and chilly in Southern California, despite the bright sunlight during the day. Anyway, it was a nice weather to take a nap and off from work..haha. But no, I still went to work. Gotta keep the paycheck coming in right?
Ok now onto my food for today.
MORNING & AFTERNOON
As usual, I got up around 4:45 am to do my Day 89 P90X Lean Recovery week. Gosh, I can’t believe I almost done with my P90X!
– 1 cup of plain soymilk mixed with 1 scoop of Designer’s Whey Chocolate Protein Powder
– 1 medium banana (not pictured, I was too hungry to devour it after my P90X Cardio X workout this morning)
– 1 cup of Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal – I love this thing and I can eat it as my snack. But my body is pretty sensitive to any crackers or dry cereals. If I have a little too much, I’ll develop a canker sore in my mouth, even though I drink lots of water afterward.
After finished my post workout meal, I cut up some fruits for me and my hubby for lunch. Pretty much my day to day lunch is a left over from the night before dinner plus cut out fruits. Pretty simple yet healthy 🙂
From top left clockwise: pickled cucumber and jicama in lemon juice, sliced 2 small fuji apples, 1 slice of homemade whole wheat flaxseed bread (this is for my breakfast at work, along with my cup of green tea), grapes & orange (for after lunch dessert), and the lunch (brown rice, yu-choy sum veggies, some minced beef and my mom’s homemade chili paste)
And I also didn’t forget to bring my Larabar® Peanut Butter and Jelly, which I got as sample from them. I got total 4 bars to sample, but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of the other 2 😦 Yeah, I only have 1 left after I had this for my mid morning snack.
The flavor I had today is Peanut Butter and Jelly. I am not a sweet tooth person and majority of other protein bars I tried were either very sweet or very sticky. This one, however, is DELISH! It has a nice sweetness of the dates and the a hint of tangy from the cherries. I could even taste the cherry pieces in there as well! One thing that I am a little not too fond of it is the density of the bar and also after having it, I feel like my throat feels a little dry and I had to drink 1 1/2 12 oz of water to wash it off. But overall, this bar is pretty good. One thing that I like the most is the simplicity of the ingredients. It only has: dates, peanuts, unsweetened cherries and salt. HOW SIMPLE IS THAT! NO gibberish chemical names, NO unpronounced ingredients, NO evil sugar, NO high fructose corn syrup just to name a few. The sweetness comes naturally from the cherries and the dates! Love it! I’d say this is one of my favorite!
I realized I didn’t have much stuff in my fridge so I decided to have a High Fiber Dinner. Yup, the name said it all. I’ll cook a bunch of vegetables and very minor meat. So here it is:
Clockwise from top left: left over minced beef, boiled broccoli and bok choy, edamame, pickled cucumber and jicama, baked carrots, grape tomatoes.
Man those are SOOOOOOO GOOD! I was stuffed and there were still left over too! So I packed them to become my tomorrow’s lunch 😀
Don’t worry, my hubby also has the same thing. I made quite a lot so even after we packed the food for our lunch, there was still 1 bowl of boiled bok choy and broccoli left.
I remembered I only had 3 slices left of my whole wheat flaxseed bread and my hubby took all of them for his breakfast this morning.
So I decided to make an egg white whole wheat pancake! I got the idea from Jessica. It looks so good so might as well I tried it. I didn’t really follow the recipe to the t, but the basic ingredients are the same (egg white (I used 3 eggs because the ones I have are pretty small, wheat flour and milk (I used plain soymilk). I also added a bit of dried cranberries. It made 9 mini pancakes. They were really fluffy and light! I can eat just like that. No need syrup, honey, butter or anything. 😀