Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tasty Tuesday!

Good evening, guys! Welcome to another edition of Tasty Tuesday. Today is an example of... imperfection. Which is cool, you need to not just see me on my "perfect" days. I'm PMSing bigtime, and you know what that means: SNACKS. Also: HUNGRY MONSTER!!!
This morning started off with 40 minutes of this:
With this:
Breakfast was a giant bowl of delicious oats! 1 cup of oatmeal (dry) is the perfect amount for me. It makes a large amount and keeps me full all morning. This bowl was made with almond milk and topped with sliced banana and some leftover canned fresh pineapple! So good.
Lunch started off great, but then turned into a PMS-crazy-MEGAMEAL!!! I started with leftovers: 1 cup brown rice, 1/2 cup black beans, some canned tomatoes and a teaspoon of olive oil. YUM.
This is when things went downhill... I opened up some Almond Dream "bites" which are seriously the most amazing ice cream treat that I've eaten since going vegan. DELICIOUS!!! There were 7 left, about half a serving, and I ate them all...

Long story short: I ate the rest of the flatbread (5 servings!) and the rest of the hummus (4 tablespoons!) Luckily, this GIANT, PMS-inducede mega-meal kept my tummy full for several hours. I wasn't even kind of hungry until 10 pm. That's insane! Also ate (not pictured): Coconut Cream Pie Lara Bar. Yep: mega meal! Note: I didn't consider these Flatbreads to be a trigger food. Now I'm reevaluating...
For dinner, I had a green monster! In this GM: 2.5 cups spinach (steamed in the microwave first), 1 cup almond milk, 1/2 large frozen banana, 1/2 tablespoon flaxseed, 2 ice cubes

Cheers!


6 comments:

Thin Lizzy said...

those almond bites look divine! canada never gets the yummy stuff!

Leah said...

Lizzy- This is my first time seeing them, so maybe you will have them soon? They seem to be a new product.... SO GOOD... mmmm...

Katie said...

Lol, I can definitely relate to this post! PMS is an evil monster. Great job for not letting it ruin your day! You recovered so quickly!!!

Mariebop said...

That's a PMSing? I ate a whole bag of BBQ potato chips, and a package of chocolate chip cookies in a week... I'm not even going to tell you the amoung of chocolate I ate. Now THAT'S PMSing. :P Your PMS Hungry Monster is nicer than mine. lol!

Katy said...

Leah-those Almond Bites look amazing! I will have to try those (or maybe not)! :) I didn't have a chance to post yesterday on your blog but I wanted to tell you that I am tracking on Spark People now too. I have not been counting points for the past 3-4 weeks now and I am seeing success with SP. I wasn't losing weight at all this winter and as soon as I started counting calories, I started losing again. I think I needed to shake things up and be more accountable for my fruit/veg intake. You were talking about carbs on SP. I usually go over on my carbs too. It is hard to be vegan and not to go over on carbs and fiber. I would check out your daily fiber intake. I go over EVERY day by a crazy amount. It's recommended that you get 25-35 grams of fiber per day and I sometimes get over 75-100! :) Oh well!

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