Good evening:) I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday! I changed the layout/picture on my blog, I’m not sure if I like it yet, but I’m testing things out!
Let me explain my title first and then I will go into my post. First of all today was full of fiber-packed fun! hehe… You will see from my eats, that I definitely wasn’t lacking in that department. And according to our one of the RULES (we have a long list of crazy rules) from our suite(shout out to Dana!) back at school, “There is no such thing as too much fiber”… But is there? I went to a nutritionist during the school year, and she told me I was consuming 237% of my daily nutritional needs of Fiber. Now thats A LOT of extra nutrients. And after doing my research, there could in fact be a problem with eating wayyy over the daily recommended amount. I’ve try to cut down a bit by substituting some things, or not putting pumpkin in my oats every day, and making sure I drink enough water, but lately it hasn’t been a problem so I decided I’m living it up in the fruits&veggies world for the day:)
…sooo, after that little tidbit of information, Here is what has been consumed today–>
I started the day off with a a Thomas’ (fiber packed) Whole Wheat Bagel & a delicious shake (umm…fiber) with:
1 cup frozen mixed berries
milk, yogurt, flaxseed, wheatgerm
little less than 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
~1 tbsp PB
Later on, I clearly had to finish the 2nd half of the banana w/ Smucker’s Natural (it’s my fav) Crunchy Peanut Butter (which i also enjoyed with a cup of un-pictured decaf green tea)
By that time, I had already gone to church, experienced the bitter cold snowy-ish weather, and cozied up inside enjoying the last Sunday at home for the next few months:/(wow that sounds depressing, sorry hehe)
And then I decided to make a lovely salad for me and mama
This salad was hugeeee:
Lots of mixed greens (even those annoying tree thingys that I hate and make my mom eat:))
Olive Oil and Trader Joe’s White Balsamic Vinegar
I ate about 2/3 of this… (::cough:: fiber ::cough::)
Followed by a little bit of leftover salmon and a piece of Arnold’s Oat Nut Bread
My mom had also bought Pinto Beans today (perfect for making refried beans!), soo I decided I would try cooking them for the first time (I’m working on my skillz* so I can be an expert chef by the time we have a house next year;))
***Note: This is the Quick Version- The long way requires over-night Soakage, and Slow Cooker 6-hour Heatage***… I simply don’t have time for that.
So This is how I did it:
We ended up adding Sautéed Onions (above), Salsa, Salt, Pepper, Fresh Pressed Garlic, Cumin, Chili Powder, and a couple other spices to make this super flavorful:)
AND Voilà! The Finished Product:
This is a Whole Wheat tortilla, Salsa, Cheese, Plain non-fat yogurt (instead of sour cream, it tastes the same to me!), and Lettuce
I Wrapped this baby up and it was fiberous perfection 🙂
My mom also made stuff for Chicken Fajitas:
All of this was accompanied with another serving of beans because they were so gosh darn yummy (and lets not forget fiber-packed) hehe.
My tummy was full, but Oh So Happy:)
Our dessert was a bunch of fiberous fruit my mom cut up, with almonds
With a side of Family-Game- Nite (we’re such cornballs)
My dad won, no surprise there, the man’s a genius… My brother was upset we didn’t play Wii bowling (…or because he didn’t win), But we are all pretty competitive, hense my inner-athlete ;).
And the night was ended with a peice of no-fiber added chocolate fudge that my aunt had made and my 4th cup of un-pictured decaf green tea
I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday!