My day started out early! I zapped 3 egg whites in the microwave (yup, it works- just put them in a big bowl and microwave for about 90 seconds and voila! Eggs!) and added some black beans, tomatoes and feta cheese. I also grabbed some chilled coffee (we refrigerate the leftovers so I can have iced coffee in the morning) and added some Almond Breeze. It was soooo smooth and delicious!
I had a morning full of clients at Fisher’s Landing and even got to take one to Whole Foods for some fresh ideas on what to eat. Some things we were revising were:
We were looking at options that were more nutrient dense so she could get the good calories necessary for building muscle but without all the starchy, processed carbs. We came up with:
and of course….locally grown fruit in proportion to veggies (5:1 for fat loss)
Then we drifted down one of my faaaavorite aisles…..
The Bulk Aisle!
If you have never been to the bulk section at Whole Foods, be prepared to be wowed. They have bulk nuts, dried fruits, seeds, flours, grains, rice, lentils, beans, trail mix, grind your own nut butters, olive oil, maple syrup, amino acids, and spices galore!!! I think I like it so much because if you want to try something, you can just buy a little bit. It also breaks the mold of just buying pre-packaged goods where there are usually a lot of food additives.
I grabbed a Chobani yogurt (these seem to be ok with me, for now….) and headed home to prepare for my nutrition class. For lunch, I had some lettuce wraps. These are one of my favorite quick and easy meals. I like to take romaine lettuce leaves, drizzle some mustard, add humus, black beans, edamame and deli meat (yes, I too eat deli meat) and there ya go- it’s like a sandwich sans the bread! I may or may not have also indulged in a little almond butter as well.
I was slightly discouraged at the lack of turnout for my class. I blame it on summer, good weather (which for us Oregonians is like crack), vacations and lack of marketing. I am not very good at going up to people and talking about myself or my class. I guess I could use some improvement. That’s ok because my class on Saturday will be rockin!
Tim phoned in a special request for Sunny Hans for dinner, which I was happy to oblige to. Sunny Hans is a great little place in downtown Gresham that does fairly healthy chinese food. They offer brown rice, they don’t use MSG and they cook in vegetable oil. I love their Oriental Chicken Salad. It comes on a bed of romaine with cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, edamame and chicken (which I get plain). It also comes with peanuts and brown rice, but I give those to Tim. I did indulge in a little too much peanut sauce though (1.5 to go cups!!!), but I felt good enough to make a little milkshake to end my long day.
Kim’s Comfort Milkshake
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 cup Almond Breeze ( I like Unsweetened vanilla)
5 ice cubes
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Truvia packet
1/2 scoop protein powder
Blend everything together until nice and smooth. For a little extra flavor, you could also add a tablespoon of nut butter or berries :0)
It definitely helped take my mind off of my sore cheeks (those lunges from yesterday toasted me!)!!