Monday, May 12, 2008

monday whoopah

i need this week to recover from the weekend. on saturday night i didn't go to bed until 5am and then slept until 1pm on sunday. what am i, a teenager? i mean, come on. i am really enjoying coffee this morning. other than that things are pretty good.

so my summer challenge week two vegetable was... eggplant. i have had eggplant before but haven't cooked with it. i don't even know if i can say i "cooked" with it. i cut it into slices, brushed it with oil, and then bbq'd the slices. not the most exciting. i probably wouldn't make it again. it was chewy and not in a good way, although the taste is nice. i've heard of eggplant parm, and once i had eggplant stuffed peppers which was quite nice as well. did i mention i charred them a little? oops. it was my first time using the condo bbq and it wasn't the best time i ever had.

so onto this week. for breakfast today i made "overnight muesli" which is: 1/3 cup oats, 2 x 100g fat free yogurts, 1/4 cup skim milk, 1/2 chopped banana, 4 blackberries, and 1T slivered almonds, all stirred up and covered with plastic wrap overnight. then this morning i chowed down. it was cool and refreshing. i missed hot oatmeal a little but it's good to switch it up. variety is the spice of life. i ate really crappily all weekend—not overdoing it, but not healthy and poor nutrition choices—so this week i want to do a detox of crap, if it can be avoided.

my menu today is:

breakfast:
overnight muesli described above

snack:
1 string cheese
1 royal gala apple

lunch:
lean cuisine chicken cacciatore

snack:
1/2 cup baby carrots
1/2 cup baby tomatoes
1T hummus
1/2 banana

dinner:
not sure yet actually.

today i wore my heart rate monitor on the bike ride to work. from leaving the door to my apartment, to coming in the door at work, it took 25 minutes, 0 minutes in the optimal heart rate zone (not surprising), 91 bpm average, 116 max bpm, and 61 calories burned. how interesting is that. i will wear it again on the way home. today was a really pleasant ride - no wind, nothing weird. fun times. su

8 comments:

Cara said...

i hope you recover soon!

Erin said...

I LOVE overnight muesli! If you put some raisins they will plump up overnight and they are yummy! I wait until the morning to add my berries, mostly so the colour doesn't bleed in.

I have made a lasagna using the eggplant as noodles, and it is really good!

Jen said...

mmm, your overnight muesli sounds good!!!

I, too, had a similar weekend...stayed up really late and didn't eat well nutritionally! my body was a bit mad at me!

You inspired me to buy a heart rate monitor (not the same one but the same company) and I am now anxiously awaiting it...

Sara said...

I'm the same with eggplant - but I've had eggplant parm sandwhiches which were good - but not healthy!!

Shannon said...

that sounds so good. do you know how many points it is for a serving?

Shirls said...

can I put in a request to "detox the crap" from me at the same time? if only it worked that way *sigh*

I'm going to have to try your overnight breakky sounds yummy

eurydice said...

jen: what kind of hrm did you get? the f6?

shannon: i would guess 5-6 points a serving. 1/3 cup oats is 2 point, yogurts are 1 point for 2, milk is... .5 point, banana 1 point for 1/2 and almonds... i'd say 1 point.

P.O.M. said...

We gotta have those crazy nights once in a while. It keeps us young. Although I feel like an old woman the next day. ha ha.