Wow, did I ever mention how much I LOVE bread?! We baked the best bread today…soft with a hint of sweetness. Just like those really addicting rolls you get at restaurants where you vow to only eat one yet end up eating the whole basket. That’s the bread. The reason why this type of bread is sooo addicting is because it has both a small amount of butter and shortening in it…plus sugar. It’s not the best for you but it tastes so so so amazing.. I actually just plugged it into my nutritional software to find out that its 107 calories/ounce. That’s really not as bad as I would have thought. At all! But still….its white, its buttery, its sweet….its heaven. And now I’m stuck with an entire loaf of it PLUS a dozen knotted rolls. Ahh!!
I resisted eating a hot roll in class (snacked on about 7 almonds I had in my bag instead), and came home and made a super tuna sandwich on a split, still warm, roll. I had tuna leftover from the other night when I made that pasta that I had kept in tupperware in the fridge so I mixed 56 grams of that (about 2 ounces) with 1 tbsp miracle whip light, 1/2 tbsp relish, 1 tsp whole grain dijon mustard and a sprinkle of curry powder for spice. It tasted divine! I think this is partially because I used “tuna packed in olive oil”, which I have never had before. It really does taste better and is only about 20 calories more…..it seems to keep me full longer though and I think I would buy this again instead of chunk light packed in water. This is more European and in my opinion, much tastier! You don’t need as much “stuff” in the tuna salad to make it taste great! With my sandwich I had the first ripe plum of the season and 4 ounces fage yogurt. You see tabbouli on my plate but I didn’t eat it because after one bite I could just tell that it had been sitting in the fridge for one day too long….tasted very funky. I wanted a lighter lunch anyways though because I’m going running this afternoon. I’ll have a substantial snack when I get back. If today’s run goes well (no ankle hurting) then I’m going to start training for a 10K at the beginning of next month in Tampa. I hope I can because I miss running! We’ll have to see how it goes though.
My lunch, sans icky tabbouli, was about 438 calories. That roll weighed in at 160 calories. Really not bad at all—the thing is that this kind of bread is SO super light..not dense, so you can eat more of it!