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For some reason, I had a really late lunch today. I usually eat at 12 on the DOT but today I had a few things to do at work and just kept working. Must have been that stellar breakfast this morning that held me over!!
I had hot pumpkin tea at 11:00 because I was freezing (not because I was hungry!). NOTE: I got really "hungry" at 10:30, but I knew it wasn't real hunger. I guzzled some water and sure enough, 20 minutes later I was chugging along again on my projects. I think I was just bored! You can tell when I'm bored because I go through sugar-free gum like water.
My "go-to" lunch when I want to feel healthy is tuna salad. Last night I decided on salmon salad instead, and it was great!
3 oz packet of pink salmon
1 tsp curry powder
1 tbsp reduced-fat mayo
3-5 squirts of 2 kinds of mustard
1 celery stalk, diced
1 carrot, diced
It was great and mighty filling!
Of course I had to have Kashi crackers! I treated myself to 5 more than usual since I left out the yogurt today.
Also had 1/2 cup of leftover brussels sprouts (from Thanksgiving - sauteed in apples and bacon) over baby spinach:
And my fruit component, kiwi :) Yes, I eat the skin. Who wants to peel fruit when you don't have to!?
All together with my big orange cup of water for 485 calories. A little lower than usual, but I thought the two salads added enough bulk. I'm still a little hungry, but I think I just need some more water.
I REALLY wanted to go walking today, but it's raining and the radar doesn't look good. I guess I'll have to wait another day.
I brought some skim milk in a jar to have hot chocolate (CIB) as a snack. Yum!!
Lunch breakdown for Hope:
(This is EXACTLY why I believe in food journaling! Calories do sneak in where you might not expect. I had 20 Kashi crackers, which is more than a serving, and the brussels sprouts were about 50 for half a cup per the recipe nutritional info since they had bacon and apple in them.)