Today’s lunch: cherry tomatoes with plain hummus and a peanut butter sandwich on Ezekiel bread :)

Today’s lunch: cherry tomatoes with plain hummus and a peanut butter sandwich on Ezekiel bread :)

Vegan Tomato and Bean Soup

-1 can tomato soup. I use the Progresso hearty tomato one. I’m going to look for a better, less processed, alternative next time I go shopping. But basically it’s crushed tomatoes with the juice. 

-1 cup almond milk. This is definitely optional, but I like the flavor it adds to the soup

-About 2 handfuls of baby spinach. 

-1/2 cup black beans

-1/8 cup chickpeas (I just used what was left in the fridge)

-pepper, and chili powder

I just let the soup heat up on the stove, added the almond milk and beans, then turned the heat down and let the spinach wilt in the soup for a little bit. This was actually really filling for dinner, but could easily make 2 smaller portions for lunch or between meals. Mine ended up being 380 calories. :)

Food: 9/17/12

Breakfast: 2 pieces of rye bread with peanut butter and no sugar added strawberry preserves. 1 orange. 

Lunch: Broccoli, tofu, and cauliflower with vegan butter sub. 1 orange and some baby carrots. 

Dinner: Spaghetti squash with carrots, peas, corn, and a vegan spicy chicken patty. This was surprisingly good, although it was kind of hard to cook the squash. I did it in the microwave, but it stayed way too hot to touch for a really long time. Poking the holes was also kind of a bitch. 

Snacks: Graham crackers, 1 apple, 1 orange, and 1 banana. 

Noms for 9/14/12 (so far)

Breakfast: 1 orange, 2 graham crackers (in a hurry). Usually I have more protein. 

Lunch: Vegan quesadilla: spinach and herb wrap with black beans and salsa

Snacks: baby carrots, orange, apple, peanut butter, chia seeds with lemon juice

Dinner: tbd but probably Broccoli, brown rice, black beans, and tofu. 

80 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 67

67.    Today is “no tumblr day“. That’s right, you will try just one day to be off tumblr, post your progress/food log/training schedule tomorrow, because today, you are going „back to basics“!

While I get the point of this, I don’t think it happened. Too much time in between classes. 

Food Log: 

Breakfast: Banana (usually I have more, but I was in a rush)

Lunch: Tomato sandwich on wheat bread with an asian pear and some peanut butter

Dinner: Amy’s dairy free burrito with apple

Snacks: Some crackers, whole wheat, a slice of whole wheat bread with natural peanut butter

Exercise Log: 

Ran: 2.5 miles

Pop Pilates: Butt workout, and triceps 

Ab routine on the core ball with ab rolls with pushups in between, and mountain climbers. 

80 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 61

61.    Write your usual meal plan for one day.

My meals from day to day tend to really vary. At the moment, I try to put the bulk of my calories into the beginning of the day because if I don’t, I have to eat back to around 1,400 net at night which makes me feel kind of gross. Usually, I start with whatever breakfast I’m into that week, and then eat when I’m hungry throughout the day. I don’t really have any specific rules other than after dinner, I only eat fruit or veggies if I’m hungry. 

80 Day Weight Loss Challenge: Day 34

34. Do you take your meals from home to work? If so, what do you usually prepare?

When I go to work, I usually go down the block to this place that has organic fruit/salads on hand. They’re also one of the few places around where I work that have a lot of vegan options. They’re a little expensive, but I can tell what’s actually in the food they sell, which is a huge plus. I’ve brought my own food to work, though.