This week has been rather busy, but it is going really well diet wise. I’ve tracked both days, have worked out both days, and have stuck to my plan to have a larger lunches and a smaller dinners. Here’s a peek at my Tuesday…
7:00AM – Alarm goes off… and I proceed to hit the snooze two times.
7:30AM – I am startled out of bed by Theodore’s squeaky toy and head straight to the shower. After getting ready I am greeted by my awesome husband in the living room.
7:50AM – I cooked breakfast. Two whole eggs and two pieces of Ezekiel Flax bread. It was a hearty breakfast and just what I needed after Monday night’s football practice.
8:00AM – I packed my lunch. Buffalo chicken soup, blue cheese, orange, yogurt, and my water bottle.
8:10AM – Walk to the metro station and head into work.
9:00AM – Start the work day!
12:45PM – Lunch time! I enjoyed a massive bowl of the buffalo chicken soup I made the other night… let’s go back in time for a second to Sunday night…
Buffalo Chicken Soup, inspired by Closet Cooking. My recipe serves about 8. Serving size being 1 cup at 5PP.
- 1 package of ground chicken (or turkey)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup celery, diced
- 1/2 cup carrots, diced
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 29 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/2 cup hot sauce (I used a full cup as I enjoy a spicier soup)
Begin by browning the ground chicken in a saute pan, cooking thoroughly. In a separate pan, cook the celery, onion, and carrots in oil for roughly 15 minutes, adding in cumin and garlic at the end of the 15 minutes.
Next add the sauteed vegetables to the cooked ground chicken.
To the pot add the tomatoes, beans, paprika, oregano, and cayenne. Stir well to combine ingredients.
Lastly, add chicken broth and buffalo sauce to the pot and cook on low for at least 20 minutes before serving. You want to give the soup some time to meld together.
… now back to yesterday… I served myself 2 cups soup with 1 1/2 tbsp of crumbled blue cheese (12PP).
5:00PM – Hopped on the bus and then on the metro train for the commute home, enjoying Self Magazine during my ride.
5:45PM – Arrived home and changed right into my workout clothes!
6:15PM – Created a Tabata workout for Neal and I.
6:40PM – Began the Tabata workout with Neal.
7:45PM – Made myself a salad for dinner and heated up some Buffalo Chicken Soup for Neal.
8:30PM – Settled in with Neal. We watched a few shows on our DVR, including Pioneer Woman. LOVE her!
10:00PM – Headed to bed!
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