One week until Thanksgiving! That’s what everyone else is thinking right??
Last year I totally abandoned calorie counting and stuffed myself with turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce and deserts until I was bursting. I don’t believe in “cheat days” but on holidays I tend to forget that my stomach can’t handle the volume it used to!
It’s been a while since I’ve done a What I Ate Wednesday but I finally feel like my eats are good enough to be talked about.
Except breakfast. That’s still oatmeal. Lately I’ve been making it in the microwave (I know, the horror) with a banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds, 1/2 tbsp almond butter & cinnamon. So good.
Lunch: Shredded cabbage (bagged coleslaw) with about 1/4 of a pear, 1/2 oz of cashews, and 6 oz of boiled chicken. The mix is topped with ginger carrot dressing.
Dinner: Lentil sloppy joes! Ok not really, but kind of. I followed Chocolate Covered Katie’s recipe for lentil sloppy joes and it turned out AMAZING. I’m always back and forth on lentils. The texture sometimes gets to me so the flavor has to be really great. And believe me, these are great.
It should be noted, however, that I’ve never actually eaten a real sloppy joe. Manwich would have never made the cut into my mother’s shopping cart. But despite my lack of sloppy experience, you should still make these.
Instead of eating on a bun, I paired a cup of the vegan joe’s with one egg and 1/3 cup liquid egg whites and about a cup of chopped cauliflower.
Snacks have included apples, KIND bars (we get them free at work!!), cherry tomatoes and…
Super healthy vegan crustless pumpkin pie.
I saw the recipe also on Chocolate Covered Katie and knew I couldn’t wait a week for pumpkin pie.
The benefits of making things like vegan crustless pumpkin pie is that (1) you can lick the spoon guilt free and (2) no one else wants a slice so you have a whole pie for yourself. To eat whenever, like say, breakfast or for a mid morning snack.
Starting weight: 243
Last week: 158.5
This week: 160
Total loss: 83