What Did I Eat?


Last week Teresa, one of our MM groupies, put in a request:  she wants to know everything I eat in a week. No one had ever asked me that before, but I was definitely up for the challenge! Maybe my food journal can help someone by providing an example of what to eat for healthy living.  Keep in mind, there is nothing fancy in the food I prepare, and we don't eat out very often.

Barb's Food Journal

                1 c. plain non-fat yogurt
                 1 cup frozen blueberries
                 6 walnuts
                 1/4 cup oats
                  2 mini-bags light popcorn
                  1 oz. almonds
                  large apple
     snack---Greek yogurt & pear
     Dinner---scrambled eggs
                  V-8 juice
                  whole grain toast with soft
                        canola-butter spread
     snack---light yogurt (pineapple upside down cake!)
     Walked the dog 1 1/2 miles
     Breakfast---Panera's whole grain bagel
                  light cream cheese
                  non-fat sugar free vanilla latte
     Lunch--light popcorn
                  1 oz. roasted almonds, unsalted
                  2 tbsp. dried cherries
                  1/2 cucumber
     Snack---Greek yogurt, apple
     Dinner--Italian Chicken & Sausage (post 3/30/11)
                  Whole grain linguini
                  Arugula Salad with cucumber and tomatoes,
                           balsamic vinegar and olive oil
      snack---small soft-serve ice cream cone
      Activity: Walked the dog 1 1/2 miles
                     Ran 3 miles
     snack before I walked--- orange juice, 1 slice whole grain toast
     Breakfast (mid-morning)
                 plain fat-free yogurt
                 1/4 cup dried old-fashioned oats
                 6 walnuts
     Lunch--Peanut Butter and banana sandwich on whole wheat
                  baby carrots
                  V-8 juice
     snack---Greek yogurt
     Dinner--Talapia pan-fried in 2 tsp olive oil
                          seasoned with salt, pepper and
                          cayenne pepper

                   Kamut (chewy, unique grain)
                           made with sauteed onions and white wine
                   whole grain bread

     snack---dark chocolate, Greek yogurt
     Walked the dog 1 1/2 miles & Lake Lansing (4 miles??)


                 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
                 2 Tbsp dried cherries
                 1/4 cup oats
                 6 walnuts
     Lunch--light popcorn
                 1 oz. almonds
                 2 tbsp. dried cherries
                 cucumber and carrots
     snack---Greek yogurt
     Dinner--roasted pork tenderloin
                   rubbed with garlic,
                      pepper and basil
                   Roasted Potatoes,
                        carrots, celery,
                        peppers, tossed with 2 tsp olive oil,
                         garlic, salt, pepper
                   Arugula Salad with balsamic vinaigrette
                   1 small glass wine
      snack---dark chocolate
      pre-run snack: toast with soft butter/canola spread
                   1/2 cup orange juice
      Breakfast---whole grain cream of wheat
                   made with 1/2 non-fat milk
      Lunch---leftover pork and veggies
      snack---Greek yogurt
     Dinner---Chili (my recipe)
                    Homemade cornsticks
      Snack---Edy's light ice cream
      Ran 3 miles, stretched
      Breakfast---old fashioned oatmeal
                   1 tbsp. brown sugar, 6 walnuts, cinnamon
      Lunch---leftover chili
                    corn stick
      snack---Greek yogurt
                   mini bag popcorn
      Dinner---Sage Rubbed Pork Chops with Warm Apple Slaw
                     (The Food You Crave, Ellie Krieger)
                   small glass wine
       snack---Edy's light ice cream
       Activity: Walked dog 1 1/2 miles, exercise ball

          1 c. Greek yogurt
          1 c. strawberries
          1/2 tsp soft butter
      snack---1/4 oz. almonds
           non-fat plain yogurt
          1 no-bake granola bar,
              crushed (post 3/10/11)
          1 c. fresh strawberries
          1 small banana

     ....I am planning to have:
       snack---veggies dipped
                    in hummus
       Dinner---Salmon with Sweet and Spicy Rub
                    (The Food You Crave)
                    Winter squash
                    Salad with walnuts and dried cherries,
                         raspberry vinaigrette
       Activity:  ran 3 miles
And, that's it for the week!
Let me know if this food diary helps you at all, and if it does, how?

To Your Health!