Back when I was still doing Weight Watchers, I noticed that Ezekiel cereals (the ones without raisins or almonds) are considered "Simpy Filling" foods, so I decided to try one out this week. I just got the plain kind in the orange box. This morning we were in a big hurry what with the maids coming at 8:30 and having to get to Emily's preschool early to help set up for the party, so it was a perfect morning for cereal.
My quick breakfast:
|Scrambled eggs with tobasco, 1/2 cup Ezekiel cereal with skim milk, strawberries, and a sprinkle of erythritol|
I kept it to a reasonable 1/2 cup this morning, and ate it while running around the kitchen.
Eventually we headed to Emily's school for her Valentine's Day party. Charlotte got to hang with the big kids for about an hour before my mom came to pick her up.
|Ready to party|
|Charlotte doing crafts with the big kids|
Somewhere in between all the crafts and games I had a handful of almonds and a Babybel light cheese wheel.
|12 "Dibby" almonds|
AND cupcakes. Covered in candy.
Plus white bread PB&J's, a cheese stick and a bit of fruit. Oh, and juice boxes, which are apparently as good as real fruit...I heard one mother tell a kid he couldn't have more grapes or strawberries because he had already had a juice box.
After party time was over and I had collected all my girls I headed home to find that the maids were still there. I was STARVING (I guess I need a more substantial breakfast) so I headed to the Starbucks drivethrough to kill time. I noticed they have skinny mochas now, so I had to try one!
|Grande skinny mocha|
Once we arrived home I threw together pretty much the same salad as yesterday.
|Greens, sprouts, green peppers, cucumbers, 1/8 cup dried cranberries, 1 oz Keswick blue suede moo, 4 pecans, 1 tsp olive oil, balsamic vinegar|
I was still hungry after the salad, so I had a nice, filling snack.
|1/2 banana with 1 Tbsp peanut butter|
|1 container juice-sweetened blueberry yogurt, 1/2 banana, pretzel legs|
After my lifting I felt like I needed a little bit of food to tide me over until dinner, so I finished up our leftover veggie soup from last night.
|Carrot top soup|
Dinner was something I've had on our menu plan for over a week so I was pleased that the stars/ingredients aligned for me to finally make it tonight. Ginger Pork Stir Fry from Food With Kid Appeal (which I usually make with ground beef instead) is a meal I make fairly often because it's tasty and the kids both scarf it down. When I came across Skinnytaste's recipe for Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, which is very similar, I decided to try it out while carrying over some features of my old standby recipe (like the ginger and the purple cabbage). It was fantastic! Filled with veggies too, which makes me happy, especially when my kids will happily eat it.
|Ginger/Purple Cabbage/ Ground chicken/lettuce, brown rice etc.|
|I actually had a whole orange, but didn't remember to take a picture until it was already half gone|
|2 Tbsp sunspire grain-sweetened chocolate chips, 2 Tbs peanuts, 2 Tbsp raisins|
And the problem with this dessert is that it always makes me want a glass of milk afterward.