Friday, April 20, 2012
Food Journal Friday- 4/16 to 4/20
Monday was fancy pants and garnered me 10 minutes of unadulterated compliments from the Mr who could NOT stop raving that he'd just eaten the best steak of his life. When we were at Trader Joe's, I spied a pound of filet mignon. I saw the $12 price tag and my inner cheapskate kicked in and I almost passed it by. Then I thought "wait, you pay twice that for 2 ounces less and only for ONE of you! Get it, idiot!" So I did and I put some garlic powder and black pepper on it, seared it on all sides then finished it off in the oven and topped it off with a pineapple onion salsa with au jus and for a side, quick twice baked potatoes. (Recipe forthcoming) Calories: 656
Tuesday was pay off from Monday's ambition. I made a big ol' batch of Chipotle Jalapeno Refried Beans so I could make the "guts" for the next day's dinner as well as Friday's dinner and freeze the rest. I also made another batch of Pineapple Banana Bread experimenting with brown sugar which I think is our preference and we had a piece a day. Is it wrong I could sleep on a bed of that stuff and eat my way to the floor? Forget I said that. Where was I? Oh yeah, dinner was Spicy Mexican Stuffed Shells (YUM!) and a side of roasted asparagus. The Mr was a happy boy and so was I (well, a happy girl. *looks down* Yep, definitely not a boy) since I pared down other meals to fit this one in. Calories: 774
Wednesday was a quick throw together. Trader Joe's Salmon burger on a wheat bun with grilled pineapple and 1 tbsp of Kikkoman Teriyaki Glaze (oh how I wish they'd come up with a lower sodium version of that stuff! They have lower sodium sauce but not glaze. I must get the version that has pineapple and honey, it's 770mg of sodium instead of 810mg. Does that count as lower sodium? I need to stop talking to myself in parentheses) Our side was 4.5 oz of TJ's sweet potato fries. Calories: 541
Thursday was fish taco night, another favorite of the Mr. I grilled up an Ole high fiber tortilla, jammed in 8 oz of Mahi Mahi seasoned with Mrs Dash Fiesta Lime, 1 tbsp of TJ's chipotle hummus, 1 tbsp Kraft Chipotle Mayo and 3/4 cup of TJ's organic broccoli slaw. Our side was grilled brussels sprouts with garlic powder and black pepper. Calories: 533
Friday was a throwback to one of the Mr's old favorite restaurants, Taco Bell. We haven't been there in about 3 1/2 years since I actually stopped to TASTE what I was eating and I found it was pretty friggin' gross, in my humble opinion. I made a homemade "chilito" by using an Ole high fiber tortilla, 5 oz of my Chipotle Jalapeno Refried Beans, 1 oz of shredded habanero cheese and 1 tbsp of taco sauce. It was muy caliente. Sides were the pithy amount of sprouts we had left and some of those awesome little chipotle cheddar bites from Trader Joe's with Light Chocolate Silk to drink. Calories: 525
Caloric Average for the week: 2239
Calories Burned: 4300
I have to say I'm pleased having got in fish 3x from Sunday to Friday, my protein was higher which is always super hard for me and more veggies as sides. I also staggered my calories with 2517 Sunday, 2312 Monday, 2261 Tuesday, 2190 Wednesday, 2186 Thursday and 1969 Friday. So nutrition wise, I'm declaring the week a success!
Now we'll see what le scale has to say tomorrow on "raft week." I watched my sodium this week too so hopefully mother nature will cut me a break!
Anything good on the agenda for the weekend? Did you eat something particularly inspiring this week?
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