To be fair, my job isn't THAT bad, and I'm getting home at 8 because I am still hitting the gym every day (I wish I could stop snacking myself into the extra calories I have to burn off!!) but there's a lot of standing involved, and a lot of stress. So exercise is almost a must!
I'll quickly describe one typical evening here in the Drs. C-N apartment: I come home after work, quickly throw 2 turkey sausages from the freezer into a bowl of warm water and hit the gym. Come home at around 8, either I or Boyfriend will chop up 1 pepper, 1 tomato, 1/2 long cucumber and split the piles in half (his and hers). **Yes, vegetables are one of the few things I actually share equally!**
Not pictured: As we chop, we sautee the turkey sausage, ~6 minutes whole on the pan (Pammed) then chop that up and sautee some more (~2-3 min).
Into each of 2 bowls goes a bed of lettuce, 1/2 of the veg pile, about 1.5 servings of fat free feta (for her) or a bunch of goat cheese (for him) and a few chickpeas from a can (or black beans if we've got that open).
Final tally: 100-115cal for the sausage, 50-55 cal for the cheese, 100-120 cal for remaining veg, 45 cal for dressing (the last two are high-balling it!). Total damage: ~250-340 cals (very filling salad bowl!), loads of protein from the turkey, garbanzos and cheese + lots of veg!
Things to stay away from when making your own salad at a salad bar or deli counter: "saucy meats" like buffalo/pesto chicken, full-fat cheeses, corn, sunflower seeds. These are high calorie and low nutrition (comparably).
Do you have the discipline to eat "leftovers" for so long?
It's ok, I've varied it with different add-ins =)
This is a chocolate/caramel Tasti-D-Lite (6oz) with 1/2 frozen blueberries and two handfuls of FiberOne Honeyclusters. Damage? A mere ~200 cals and this is a BIG bowl!
What's your favorite high-volume/low-guilt dessert treat?
Anyway, it's almost midnight and I've stayed up solely to write this blog post! Hope it gets read!