Daily Eats: February 16

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk + ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Carrot, banana, & peanut butter oatmeal

Lunch:

  • Spaghetti squash with tuna, cabbage, apple, & olive oil
  • Mini Triscuits

Dinner:

  • Scrambled egg, egg whites, broccoli, cream cheese, & salsa

Snacks:

  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • Greek yogurt with raspberry-pomegrante fruit spread & peanuts
  • Carrots
  • Peanut butter
  • Mini cheesecake
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17 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 15

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk + ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Zucchini & banana oatmeal

Lunch:

  • Bareburger – ½ turkey burger, no bun
  • French fries

Dinner:

  • Spaghetti squash with tuna, cabbage, apple, & olive oil

Snacks:

  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • ½ banana (the other half was in my oatmeal)
  • Greek yogurt with raspberry-pomegrante fruit spread & peanuts
  • Carrots, celery, rice cakes, & peanut butter
  • Mint tea
  • Chamomile tea

16 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 14

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk + ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Peanut butter & banana oatmeal

Lunch:

  • ½ whole wheat pita stuffed with tuna, broccoli, apples, cheddar, mustard, & Greek yogurt
  • Carrots

Dinner:

  • Bareburger – ½ turkey burger, no bun
  • French fries

Snacks:

  • Chai spiced roasted chickpeas
  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • Peanuts
  • Honey tangerine
  • Apple slices (½ apple)
  • Peanut butter cupcake

15 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 13

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk
  • Carrot cake oatmeal

Lunch:

  • Leftover pizza

Dinner:

  • ½ whole wheat pita stuffed with tuna, broccoli, apples, cheddar, mustard, & Greek yogurt

Snacks:

  • Thai green tea
  • African Autumn herbal red tea
  • Baby carrots
  • Blackberries
  • Honey tangerine
  • Peanuts

14 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 12

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk
  • Oatmeal with blackberries, cream cheese, & coconut butter

Lunch:

  • Triscuit pizza (This was one of my favorite after-school snacks/weekend lunches growing up. Throw some Triscuits in a pie pan, cover in cheese, & broil for a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Drizzle with marinara sauce. Eat!)

Dinner:

  • Veggie pizza on whole wheat crust

Snacks:

  • Cupcakes (one peanut butter, one maple. I was experimenting!)
  • Raisins & peanut butter

14 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

Golden Cornbread

Some things in life are better off in pairs. Spaghetti and meatballs. Oreos and milk. Apple pie and vanilla ice cream. So what kind of hostess would I have been had I served my chili without a side of cornbread? Not a very good one.

I could’ve taken the easy route…

…but then I couldn’t have eaten any! So I set out to find a real food approved cornbread recipe. Seriously, what did we do before Google?

My search led me to Honey.com’s Golden Cornbread. It was perfect! Not only was it sweetened with honey, it actually called for whole wheat flour which meant I didn’t have to bother experimenting.

I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out perfectly!

It was a little crumbly, but didn’t taste dry. Also, I’m not sure where they came up with 8 as the number of servings, but I got 24 brownie-sized squares out of my batch. Most people had two pieces so it definitely serves closer to 12 or even 14 depending on how hungry your guests are and how many other dishes are served.

For anyone who might be wondering, those nutrition stats on the Honey.com website are correct. 552 calories. Per serving. BUT, that’s based on only 8 servings. Phew! I ran the numbers based on the exact ingredients I used and it came to 155 calories per serving based on 24 servings. So much more reasonable. For those of you out there (and I know you are out there because normally I am that person) who are saying “But to go from 8 servings to 24 servings, you multiply by 3. 552 divided by 3 equals 184, not 155,” my numbers were slightly lower because I used low-fat, cultured buttermilk. If you are counting calories, you could substitute plain non-fat yogurt (Greek or regular) for the buttermilk, which I will probably try next time I make it. To provide some perspective, one serving of Jiffy cornbread has 170 calories. Since each of my squares was about the same size as a Jiffy muffin, real food wins this one!

12 February 2012. Recipes/Reviews. Leave a comment.

Daily Eats: February 11

Breakfast:

  • 12 oz. coffee + ¼ C milk
  • Very berry oatmeal (¼ C rolled oats, ½ tbsp. chia seeds, & assorted spices cooked in ¼ C skim milk & ¼ C chai tea. I topped it with ¼ C mixed berries which I cooked into a syrup with ½ tsp. honey, ¼ tbsp. coconut butter, & ¼ tsp. vanilla extract. I also added 1 tsp. maple syrup & an additional splash of milk)

Lunch:

  • ½ whole wheat pita stuffed with ½ an avocado, 1 scrambled egg, 1 tbsp. Neufchatel cheese, & salsa
  • Chocolate peanut butter cupcake (Don’t worry! No refined sugars or flours were involved in the making of this cupcake. It was 100% real.)

Dinner:

  • Lobster bisque and Chinese chicken salad @ Bobby Van’s (Thanks, Daddy!)

Snacks:

  • Another cupcake
  • Cheese & raisins
  • Peanut butter
  • Chamomile tea
  • Starbucks Misto (a.k.a. cafe au lait which is coffee and steamed milk, as opposed to a latte which is espresso and steamed milk)

11 February 2012. Just Enough. Leave a comment.

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