Friday, July 25, 2014

What I ate (yesterday)

For July 24th:

Breakfast: Sausage Sandwich (bread + reduced fat sausage + (2) eggwhites) + grapes

Snack (leftovers): tri-tip + gravy + orange pork tenderloin + yam

Lunch: Tuna Salad (tuna + (homemade) Low Fat Ranch + lettuce + tomato) + grapes

Snack: protein shake + banana + bran cereal

Dinner: Salad (lettuce + tomatoes + (homemade) Low Fat Ranch) + Pork (and pineapple) Skewers.

What I ate (two days ago)

I forgot to post pictures yesterday (now two days ago)!

But since that time I've decided you don't need to see ALL the meals (do you?). 

So (from here on out) I'll only be posting photos of meals I plan to feature in recipes later. 

July 23rd:

Breakfast (was a mess of leftovers): hard boiled egg + chicken breast + hash (peas + russet potatoes + yam + carrot)

Snack (more left overs): bread + brisket + (2) hard boiled egg whites + bran cereal

Lunch (you're right! It was leftovers): orange Chicken (pork tenderloin) + ginger noodles

Snack: shake + banana + bran cereal

Dinner (NOT leftovers!): chicken thigh + green beans + rigatoni 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

(savory) Sausage Gravy Oatmeal

Let's just skip to the (money shot).

I love sausage gravy and biscuits. Who doesn't? However taking the time to make fresh, hot biscuits and a creamy pan sausage gravy does not fit into my everyday schedule (or calorie intake).

This oatmeal is a great quick choice for busy mornings and while not exactly the same still delivers the same flavors and mouth feel of a plate of the classic it's inspired from.

Behold the amazing (savory) Sausage Gravy Oatmeal: Delicious, Healthy, and (super) Easy.

Necessary items:
1/2 cup Oatmeal (I used Old Fashioned Rolled Oats)
1 cup Water
2 oz (cooked) Reduced Fat Sausage
1/4 t Onion Powder
1/4 t Garlic Powder
1/2 t Sage
Black Pepper + Salt

Crushed Red Pepper

1. Mix the Oatmeal and Water in a microwave safe bowl. Cook for 2 min.

2. Stir in the Reduced Fat Sausage. Cook for an additional 1-2 min (time will vary by microwave oven and your own preference).

3. Add in seasonings (Seasonings should ALWAYS be personalized- put in what you want and adjust them to your taste. Different brands will have different potency levels as will how old your spices are so keep that in mind).

4. Mix and enjoy!

*for a more creamy oatmeal add in a shot of milk (or cream). I am (very sadly) lactose intolerant and my recipes reflect that.

Nutritional information:

1 Serving

Calories: 290
Total Fat: 14g
(saturated): 4g
Cholesterol: 35mg
Total Carbohydrate: 28g
(fiber): 4g
(sugar): 1g
Protein: 14g

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What I ate (today):

According to "them" you should focus on hitting your calorie goals first (check), then focus on your MACROs (doing that now), then focus on the sub divisions of said MACROs (it's going to be a min on this one).

Breakfast: (savory) Sausage Gravy Oatmeal + Chicken + Peas

 Snack: Grapes + Tuna + Crackers

 Lunch: Chicken Salad

 Post Workout: (berry) Protein shake + Bran Cereal

Dinner: Tri-tip Osso Bucco + Peas + Yams

Total: 1,211 calories.

Monday, July 21, 2014

What I did today

To meet my fitness goals I aim for 1,300 calories a day. How did I reach this number? With this (awesome) calculator.

Here is what I ate today. I (usually) eat 5 (small) meals a day.

Breakfast: Sausage Gravy Oatmeal and chicken breast with yams.

Mid Snack: Tuna, crackers (being stolen) and chicken breast.
 Lunch: Fiber Cereal and chicken breast
 Afternoon snack: Protein shake (post work out) and chicken breast
 Dinner: Orange (Chicken) Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Noodles

For exercise I busted out 1.78 miles (.27 miles farther than my last run) at a speed of 13:38 (00.03 faster than my last run). It would have been a faster speed but the screen got pushed during my run and it took me a min to find the "end workout" button. After that I did (10) "sit ups", (10) push-ups, and (10) leg lifts.