Yum, yum, YUM! What a great dinner I just ate!
Last week I bought these blue corn shells from whole foods and was planning to make tacos in them…..little did I know that I can’t swallow crunchy foods right now! So….I decided to make a big ol’ turkey taco salad instead. With all the good stuff. I had leftover ground turkey from when I made the meatloaf last week (froze the leftovers) so I thawed that out last night and browned 3.75 ounces of it with some organic taco seasoning, also found at whole foods. I also added to my salad 1/2 cup of organic refried black beans, 1/2 cup of brown rice (1/4 cup dry= 1/2 cup cooked), a huge mound of lettuce, a little salsa, and the last of what was in a once full bag of reduced fat cheddar cheese…it turned out to be about an ounce of cheese. I think this was my roommate’s! It was just crumbs though and we share :). Anyways, it turned out really really tasty! Didn’t even need that crunchy old shell! This was quite a filling dinner, and good thing, because I’m off to work! I’ll probably bring some graham sticks with me to snack on later in the night….if I can swallow them. We’ll see…. I’m not going to write this recipe out because there’s really no recipe to it! Just throw whatever looks good in the fridge on some lettuce, brown some ground turkey and you’ve got yourself a dinner!
This dinner was approximately 536 calories.
I took another long (45 minute) walk this afternoon. I don’t think my body is ready yet for an intense and sweaty workout, but walking felt really good and it was nice to get some exercise! After my walk, while I was studying for a quiz tomorrow, I snacked on some popcorn. I have those “100-calorie mini packs” and looove the kettle corn one!!!
I’ve been reading all of your comments on daily caloric intake and thought you might find it interesting that all my food today has so far added up to be 1626 calories. Now, I know I probably will snack at work tonight but I feel quite full and satisfied right now. Every body is unique and different and needs different things. Listen to it and it will let you know when to eat, when to stop and how much of things you need.
Edited to add: oh my gosh, I’m so tired…it’s 9:45 and I just got off work and the kitchen is still a mess from dinner! Nothing I hate more than a messy kitchen!! I better get to cleaning now….as a snack at work I ate one of those little Planter’s Chocolate trail mix bags…I think its 160 calories and totally yummy with peanuts and Nuts & m&ms