I got up this morning for 9:45 spin.... decided sleep was more valuable than getting up for te 8:30 class. IT was a1 egg + 1 egg white fried in a pan with cooking spray and a the end of the Breakfast Berry Baked Buckwheat with PB and shredded coconut on top. Spinning was great- I was still tired but so glad I went and got a good sweat. Then it was off to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods to shop for the week with a snack of TJ Cinnamon Almonds and an apple to ward off too hunger impluse buying.
I have three rules for grocery shopping and they are all in an effort to allow myself to affordably while increasing my intake of healthful and organic foods. These rules are :
1) Plan out meals in advance.
2) Make a list (Be conscious of what ingredients are already bought so there is no doubling up or food waste)
3) Follow the list. Allow wiggle room with produce to adjust for best priced items.
I broke two out of three today... oops! I went into grocery shopping with a mental inventory of what I wanted to make and of what I already had around, but a solid list is so much better. I ended up behaving well in Trader Joe's and even worked into two new foods to try: TJ's Valencia PB with Flax and Kefir pomegranate drinkable yogurt. Reviews to come!
Lunch was more Lentils Puttanesca, but I actually wasn't sick of them. Just popped them in the microwave with the end of my tub of spinach and topped with parmesan cheese and a slice of baguette with EVOO. It was tasty and I didn't miss the pasta today, which is rarely the case. I love pasta.
Dinner is fish tacos with "Fried" Okra. Pictures and recipes later tonight. Off for a a busy afternoon!