I’m still posting at lunch, so this is going to be short & sweet! Breakfast was another All-American yogurt mess, my favorite.


For lunch, I had salad with light balsamic dressing and a turkey sandwich. I used Oroweat Light bread, 2 1/2 slices peppered turkey breast & 1/4 a mashed avocado. I see this sandwich repeating itself over the next few days (yes, brought it for lunch again today!).


Post-lunch, pre-workout fuel was a Chocolate Chip Z bar. Ding ding we have a winner! I wasn’t a huge fan of the other two I tried (honey graham and chocolate brownie), but I liked this one a lot.


Last night I managed 15 minutes running on the treadmill and 30 minutes on the elliptical before calling it quits. I had to run to Target and was itching to get it over with so I could get home! I also stepped on the scale at the gym and the number was NOT so hot…at least it will strengthen my resolve, right?!

For dinner I heated up the Amy’s Indian Palak Paneer. I haven’t had much experience with Indian food before but I’ve always liked what I’ve had, and Target had this variety for only $3.19 so I decided to give it a try. It was good! This entree is 270 calories and decently filling, considering that the whole thing fits on a salad plate.  I also added a few pieces of raw cauliflower on the side.


The cauliflower I snatched from my big pot where I was cooking up a batch to test some cauliflower mashed “potatoes!” After heating the cauliflower until tender, I hand-blended the veggie, adding a few tbsp of milk and water as needed. I also added some onion powder and salt to taste. On a whim, I tossed in a wedge of light Laughing Cow to thicken up the whole mixture. No butter or cream needed! On a whole, I liked the cauliflower mash, although I won’t say it really tasted like mashed potatoes. At least, not the ones I am used to eating! I will definitely play around with this recipe in the future.  I’m not sure if I loved the Laughing Cow cheese, or the onion powder.  I ate a nice little bowl and saved some for lunch today.


I made a little yogurt bowl for dessert. This contained 3 oz vanilla yogurt, 1/4 banana, a handful of frozen blueberries, and a heaping 1/4 cup Kashi Honey Sunshine. BTW, Kashi is on sale at Target if you want to stock up!


This snack was yummy but really not needed. I have been doing much better this week but I think the next thing to go is the mandatory cereal/milk/yogurt bedtime dessert. Even though this came in at under 200 calories, I really wasn’t hungry. I think recognizing this and not eating a snack when I’m full will definitely help me get rid of the few extra pounds. What do you guys do to combat nighttime munchies?!

Can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Tonight I am going to dinner at Aroma Cafe.

Using only market fresh ingredients, our menu offers a wide variety of delicious foods. With over fifty different items to choose from, our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus can satisfy the heartiest to the most health conscious appetites.

They have the BEST salads, so eating healthy tonight shouldn’t be too hard!