Can you believe it's been a week since my last breakfast cookie? This morning's was made with 1/2 oats, a full scoop of chocolate protein powder (instead of the normal half), a big dollop of honey, and several liberal shakes of cinnamon. I spread a little almond butter on top and sprinkled on some coconut flakes. Paired with a mango-cottage cheese cup and a pumpkin spice tea, this breakfast left me feeling so satisfied.
Since today was a work day I prepped my lunch last night. A mango + goat cheese + cottage cheese salad along with an AB + J english muffin. (which had been in the fridge for almost two weeks and was either going to go in my mouth or the garbage can today)
For an afternoon pick me up, I had a cup of ice wine tea with 3 squares of dark ginger chocolate. Scientists have determined that the optimal consumption of (dark) chocolate is 6.7g per day, or half a bar each week. I love this one because it tastes really yucky (too ginger-y) if you eat it too fast but really refreshing if you just take tiny Charlie Bucket bites.
Met a friend at my favourite restaurant for dinner! Aphrodite's is an restaurant that uses organic locally produced ingredients and is famous for their pies and gluten-free, vegan-friendly desserts!
The inside is very charming and has a rustic feel. There are cute little lamps on each table and its the perfect place to bring your health-conscious sweetie for a romantic night out. :)
I started with a tiny piece of bread with a drop of butter. (yuuum) Then I tried my friend's summer squash soup and mushroom quiche. (double yum!)
Neither were as good as my Apple Cheddar sandwich! This is hands down my favourite sandwich in the world. Slices of tangy apple and thick aged cheddar between two thick fluffy slices of multigrain bread smothered in hummus. There are few things I wouldn't do for this sandwich! It came with a side of garden greens with had shredded carrots, beets, and pumpkin seeds! The first time they brought out my salad they forgot that I asked for the dressing on the side but the waitress was very nice about it and offered me a new plate.
This sandwich was so big I could only manage to eat half. Needless to say I am really looking forward to lunch tomorrow. I'm going to try making my own version of this sandwich at home. Thankfully, I was far too full to even consider ordering pie even though the blackberry apple pie sounded delicious. Crisis averted!
Dinner: (450) (estimate for half a sandwich, 200 for the bread, 150 for the cheese, 50 for the hummus, and 50 for the apple and salad)
Total Caloric Intake : (1550)
Exercise: 20min run (-150) + 1hr walk (-200) = (-350)
Net Calories: (1200)
Before I get started on my assignments for tomorrow I'm going to go for a walk, since dinner was so early there may be dessert in the future as well. :)