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BBQ Seitan – Racquetball – Food Journal

17 Jan

Quick update for today!

Light breakfast: Apple + PB2 & cocoa powder

Lunch: Veg’n Chicken with couscous and peas (+ vegan cookie)

Post-Workout: Whey Protein Shake w/cocoa and vanilla bean extract

Dinner: I tried a BBQ Seitan Recipe I found online that was pretty simple. Equal parts Balsamic, Soy Sauce, and BBQ + water. I skipped the water, and added more BBQ sauce because I didn’t like the strong vinegar taste. I also mixed all sauces together before putting it over the seitan vs. adding one by one as the recipe has.

I have leftovers for tomorrow and will definitely make this again! It was very filling.

I’m really starting to love cooking with seitan! I didn’t realize how close in taste and texture it was to meat until I made this Vegan Beef Stroganoff recipe last week (I followed the recipe exact, and it turned out great! Even my picky husband and non-veg’n sister enjoyed it!) Also, it’s very high in protein and can easily be bought pre-made in Whole Foods or the Natural Foods Section at the grocery.

As a veg’n it’s not hard to get enough protein, but it is something I have to be aware of, at least right now when I’m cutting calories for weight loss. So, this is something that really ups my protein intake while staying low in calories.

Roasted "teeny tiny potatoes", Steamed Broccoli, BBQ Seitan

Roasted “teeny tiny potatoes”, Steamed Broccoli, BBQ Seitan

Food & Workout Summary

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I AM Going To Spin Class Tonight

10 Jan

Starting Off With a Healthy Breakfast!

Fruit, Sprouted Wheat Bread with PB and Cocoa Spread, Handful of Pistachios.
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I’m planning to go to my gym’s spinning class ….. Actually, I should start phrasing that differently. “I’m planning to …” sounds wishy-washy, like “if I have nothing else better to do, I’ll go”.
So, I’ll start over, I AM going to Spinning Class tonight! On top of that, to hold myself accountable (since I have quite a few people checking in on me and making sure I’m sticking with this! Thanks!), I will post a blog entry tomorrow with an update!
Be sure to check out my Workout Cal!
Have a Happy, Healthy Day!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Greek Yogurt

3 Dec

Tried Something New For Breakfast!

I had a small cup of Vanilla Chobani Greek Yogurt, but didn’t have any of my usual yogurt toppings (e.g., blackberries, strawberries, peaches). So, I decided to bust out one of my faves, PB2, and try something new!

Banana with PB&J Yogurt:

  • 6 – 8oz.  Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used 6oz. Chobani)
  • 2 TB   PB2, powdered peanut butter
  • 1 TB   Organic Strawberry Jam
  • Dash  Cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 Banana, small

Mix vanilla greek yogurt, PB2, and jam together. In separate bowl chop the banana. Pour yogurt mixture over chopped banana. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if you chose, for an extra kick. Cinnamon has so many great benefits, so I try to add a little to my food when possible!

Some other fun variations if you have these things available: (1) add chopped nuts for crunchy texture and extra protein (2) add strawberries, blackberries or raspberries in place of the jam (3) add honey or agave if this isn’t quite sweet enough for you!

Nutritional Information: Calories: 250, Carbs: 41g, Fat: 2g, Protein: 22g

Nutritional Information: Calories: 250, Carbs: 41g, Fat: 2g, Protein: 22g

Had a good workout today as well: 50 minutes of Spinning plus some strength training: biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders.

Check out my workout calendar!