Breakfast on the go

Ok. So on this new morning routine, I have been struggling a little bit for breakfast. I have been doing a variety of thing from Lean Pocket breakfast pockets to making my own breakfast burritos. These are ok but I get tired of having the same thing every morning so I am up for more ideas. I need something I can grab and go or stick in the microwave for a couple of minutes and run out the door. I don’t have time for a bowl of cereal and I just can’t grab a banana or a granola bar. If I did, then I would be hungry by the time I got to the gym.

I will post my breakfast burrito recipe here now 🙂

3 eggs, either scrambled or egg beaters
2 slices ham
1/4 cup of shredded cheese
about 1/2 cup of frozen onion/pepper mix (it has green, red and yellow peppers mixed together)
2 whole wheat tortilla shells

I put the onion and pepper mix in the skillet along with the ham to start heating up. I then add the eggs and cook until pretty much done through. I then flip the whole thing over (easier said than done ) 🙂 I then heat the tortilla shells for about 30 seconds in the microwave. After the eggs are done, I add half of the cheese to each shell and scoop half of the eggs on each shell. I then fold the burritos and put them on a plate and cover them in put in the fridge for the morning. In the morning I will remove the cover and put in the microwave for about 2 minutes and grab and go 🙂

I want to maybe try some turkey sausage in place of the ham some time.

So, what’s your favorite breakfast on the go solutions. Share for the world 🙂

Fast food experiment

Ok. I tried something different the other night. During the ice storm we had, we went to Chick-fil-a for dinner. I love eating there. It’s a good clean place to eat that is Christian based. The people are nice and the service is excellent but enough of the advertisement. 🙂

I love the chicken sandwiches there but the waffle fries, well I can do with them. I knew though if I didn’t eat them then I would be hungry later and would eat something else and that wouldn’t be good either. So instead of getting a meal deal or a value meal or what ever they call it, I decided on getting two chicken sandwiches and no fries. Lets see the numbers.

1 Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich – 430 calories, 17g fat and 31g protein
1 order of waffle fries – 420 calories, 6g fat and 5g protein

If I had gotten the fries then my total would have been 850 calories, 23g fat and 36g protein while the two sandwiches were 860 calories, 34g fat and 63g of protein.

I looked for a nutrition guide there but couldn’t see one. I may not have done it if I had known the fat content of the fries were that low but I was much happier with my meal. I guess the one good thing was the fact that I was trying to see different ways of eating and trying to modify how I eat. I have to break these habits and that only comes by working hard and making yourself change. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time but it is something worth fighting for.

dj

Almost like starting over

Well if you hadn’t heard the news, most of Kentucky was hit by a ice storm last week and late Tuesday night, we lost power here at the house. With the icy roads and my work being all but shut down, I didn’t make it to workout other than Monday of last week. And with our schedule being thrown all out of wack, I wasn’t able to eat like I should either. So I guess on Monday it’s back to the grind. I guess for my legs especially, it will be like starting over. I could start to feel a difference in how my legs felt in difference situtations. I guess I will just try and start back where I was at and go from there.

One thing was when I took the twins out for dinner one night. We went to a fast food place and I didn’t know what to get. I had no idea on what I should get. Fastfood salads just don’t do it for me. There are usually just something tossed together so they can say they offer healthy options. I guess I need to do some more research on these places so next time I can walk in there with a plan. When you have no plan going in there, it is just so easy to fall back into habit and order what you alwasy did. And that is excately what I did eventhough when I sat down and looked, I realized I made a mistake. Old habits die hard but they will die 🙂

dj

Nutritional information

One of the things I have done this week is to start keeping a closer track on not only what I eat but on what everything I eat has as far as nutrition. Counting calories and fats. Sparkpeople.com has a good on line way of tracking this and for the first two days was very helpful. It has a lot of food already in the system including fast food places and brand name items.

Last night was a boys night out for me and the kids. It was also Colby’s scouts night at Cici’s Pizza where Cici’s donated a portion of the receipts from 6 to 9 pm to the pack so off we went. I didn’t want to eat a lot of pizza like I normally would so I went to the salad bar twice filling up on salad before I got any pizza. I did go and have some pizza after the salad but no where near as much as I normally would.

So after coming home and putting the boys to bed, I logged in to log my food. Well Cici’s didn’t was not already in the system at Sparkpeople.com but they do have a way for you to add foods so off to Cici’s Pizza website I go. Well I like spicy foods, just ask Jim Walton 😉 and Cici’s has a buffalo pizza which is great. But that pizza along with some other pizza that I had was not on their website. I decided this morning to email the company to request more information. To my surprise, not only did I get a reply with the information in it, but one of the items I requested didn’t contain enough information as far as the toppings of the pizza. The person at Cici’s ask me to email them back with the toppings and they would send me the information and within an hour I got that information as well.

So it does pay to be persistent in keeping the information. I can see each day where I do good and where I did bad. I can learn from what I keep information on. I can now also make better decisions on when I go back to Cici’s since I have better information on what their food contains calorie and fat wise. Like they say, Knowing is half the battle 🙂

dj