Food Blog, What I Ate: Day 1

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 1, 2009

Happy September 1st! :)

Reflecting back on the month of August, I had a lot of fun events going on in my life.

Weddings, birthdays, bachelorette parties, family get togethers, anniversaries, etc! Through all of the fun, I also started to throw frequent parties in my mouth. As a result, my pants have been feeling a bit tight lately!

So as we begin a new month and a new season, I decided to rein things in a little and have my pants fitting a bit better. My goal is to stick to a very healthy 3 meals and 2-3 snacks per day and eliminate the extra mindless snacking that has been going on for some time.

Each day I will do one long recap of the day’s eats. I think it will be more helpful if I put everything into one post so you can see it at a glance.

Let’s begin! :)

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What I Ate: Day 1

Breakfast: 8am

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Green Monster (kale, hemp milk, coconut oil, prickly pear, chia, ice)

Snack: 10:30am

1 cup of Nature’s Path Flax Plus cereal, 1/2 serving of Glo-nola, and 1/2 cup of hemp milk:

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I was super busy doing computer work and I didn’t break until 1:45pm for lunch. I was starving! I could have stopped around 12:30, but I had a great momentum going and wanted to finish what I was working on. I replied to about 100 emails that were starred in my inbox for the past 6 weeks!

I immediately had a Clementine before I prepped lunch to tame the tummy.

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My second tea of the day: Fennel and Chai Green Tea.

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I hated Fennel at first because it tastes a bit like black licorice, but now I am used to the taste. Fennel is supposed to help curb hunger too. Last night I had some when I was looking for late night snacks, and it helped tie me over until bedtime. It doesn’t make a huge difference but it helps a bit.

Lunch: 1:45pm

For lunch I had a can of this no salt added Black Bean organic soup by Health Valley:

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I have been eating this soup for about a year now and I am still shocked every time I taste it. It is crazy how ingrained we are to having heavily salted soups. If you want to give yourself a salt wake up call, try this soup- but be warned! I added some paprika for more flavour because it certainly lacks it.

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I dipped a high protein/high fibre pita in it and it was divine!

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This lunch was gobbled up very fast. I t wasn’t enough to satisfy my hunger though!

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I also had 4 Dar-vida crackers and some cantaloupe that was on its’ last legs.

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It was sooo juicy!

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I could have eaten more food, but thankfully after my tea my hunger signal finally traveled to my brain. It seriously does take me 20 minutes to tell that I am full- hate that!

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Afternoon Snack: 4-5pm

Broken into two parts…

Pre-workout:

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The workout:

  • Treadmill hill interval workout (alternated 5 mins @ 4.2, 5 mins @ 4.0) all at incline 15%
  • Duration: 40 mins

Post-workout:

Clementine and 4 Dar-vidas.

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and some Mary’s crackers right before I made dinner because I was fading fast…

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Dinner: 7pm

Tonight for dinner I tried to recreate the amazing bowl I had at Fresh the other day!

I came pretty darn close too! :) It was delicious!! The only thing I didn’t have was the tofu. I used Chickpeas for my protein instead.

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Vegan Chickpea Coconut Curry

Stir-fry the following:

  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 2 peppers
  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 T plain soy yogurt
  • 1-2 t curry powder (to taste)
  • 1 heaping T of coconut oil

Heat chickpeas and brown rice and serve the stir-fry over top.

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This was AWESOME! Yummy in my tummy!

My serving had about 2 cups veggies, 1 cup chickpeas, 1/2 cup brown rice.

With rose water ;)

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Of course I went back for seconds of the veggies (x2!)

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Oh this was so lovely. Definitely a keeper.

Dessert was some left over Glo-nola (about 1/4 cup) (I’m officially obsessed!):

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PM Snack

I had this orange for a snack and about 1/3 cup Glo-nola.

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So there you have it! My first day of official food blogging. :)

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Just a word about the FRESH meet-up! My email was down on the weekend so please email me at [email protected] if you would like to be apart of the Fresh blog meet-up!

Have a great night!

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Kelsey September 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm

i love that bowl the cantaloupe was sitting in. so cute.
and the glonola looks absolutely delicious!

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The Healthy Apple September 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm

Yummy eats today! I loooove that Black Bean soup and Mary’s Crackers are my favorite gluten-free snacks!!!!

Good luck and great post!

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Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) September 2, 2009 at 5:55 pm

Your photos are amazing- did you take a class or get a new camera recently? They are magazine-worthy!

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