Thank you Khloe and Lamar for making my cardio session today fly by like magic. I was dragging a bit when I got to the gym to do my cardio today and I flipped on the TV to find the new Kardashion phenomenon on to suit my fancy. One and a half episodes later I was well worked and fully entertained. I love when that happens. Don't you?
My food today went swimmingly.
5:20 AM Chocolate PB Oatmeal
8:40 AM 3 oz Smoked Crack Pepper Turkey & some diet hot chocolate (I know early for turkey...an easy snack for work)
1:00 PM Strawberry Banana Protein Shake w/ Fage Greek Yogurt
4:00 PM Ranch Cottage Cheese with Chickpeas
Meals and Moves and I thought to myself...
I LOVE chickpeas.
I LOVE anything ranch flavored.
I try and like cottage cheese. I like it with other foods...and I know how good it is for me, but sometimes I struggle with it. I should try this.
I combined 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese, 1/3 cup chickpeas, and 1 1/2 tsp ranch seasoning. I think I might add 2 tsp next time. It came to 210 calories and 19 grams of protein. I feel good about that. I LOVED this combo. I think it would be good with some shredded chicken added in, or even tucked inside a whole wheat pita. It was delish. Thanks Janetha!
7:30 Peanut Butter Cliff Bar (I haven't had anything bar-ish in a long time, but I went to a class straight from work, and knew I needed to eat something before 8:30 when I got done. Usually I would have probably felt like it was a little high in carbs for my liking, but I'd already eaten 100 grams of protein for the day.)
9:00 8 oz Fat free cookies and cream frozen yogurt soft serve cone from the local Maverick with Benits and SB.
Stats for the day: 1320 calories, 114 grams of protein, 20 grams of fat, 179 grams of carbs, and 18 grams of fiber. (The fiber was a LOT lower than I usually like, but because I had to switch my normal dinner to a cliff bar there was a lil' fiber shortage.)
My percentages were at %35 protein %52 carbohydrates and %13 fat. I like.
Between the Greek Yogurt and this cottage cheese combo I am loving these new food finds for the week. A great reminder to me that I need to be willing to try new foods! I know I am one to get stuck in my ways of eating, and it's always fun to add new tasty foods to the regimen. There are definitely ups and downs. I don't always love the outcomes of the new foods I try, but it seems that there is are a lot of positives that come from the trial process!
Does anyone else get caught watching lame TV and loving it...oops? I definitely do when I'm working out. Do you like to try new foods? Sometimes new healthy foods can be scary, and take an acquired taste. Any new ones that you have been surprised at how much you've liked them?