After getting Scarlet off to preschool by myself two days in a row, I’d like to offer my utmost respect and props to all the parents out there who perform this feat daily. Typically Steve gets ready for work while I dress and feed Scarlet, and then he whisks her away to her destination. But when all of the responsibilities fall on my shoulders, I end up getting her there an hour later than usual.
To streamline things, I ate what Scarlet had for breakfast, which was a multi-grain waffle topped with a bit of buttery spread, raspberries, strawberries, maple syrup, and a dollop of low-fat cottage cheese. Today I ate my breakfast standing up and multi-tasking in the kitchen. Not very mindful, but oh well!
Midmorning, I sprinkled full fat strawberry Greek yogurt with a raisin, walnut, and almond mixture leftover from a granola bar cooking demo. It never made it to the baking stage, so I kept it on hand for this very purpose.
For lunch, I wrapped up some leftover pieces of roasted chicken with a couple of slices natural deli turkey, mixed herbs and greens, cilantro lemon hummus, and tomatoes. Cherries were on the side. A container of rice pudding fell out of the fridge causing the seal to break, so I felt obligated (but glad) to eat it.
Later when Scarlet and I got home, I munched on toasted whole-wheat pita, and a cracker dipped into lemon cilantro hummus, along with raspberries. Scarlet ate the Greek-style flavored hummus from a spoon, she loves it so much!
For dinner, Steve made baked tortilla-crusted tilapia (Freezer Challenge), asparagus and his famous skinny mashed potatoes. Serena, a Facebook friend, already requested the potato recipe. Be on the look out for it next week!
Estimated calories 2372 (355 Breakfast, 539 Lunch, 530 Dinner, 948 Snacks)
We are one week into the 40-Day Freezer Challenge and I feel great. How is it going for you?
Disclosure: The KIND bar was a free sample.
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