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06/28/2012 – Good Eats

29 Jun

Howdy! After my rant yesterday, I still felt like crap and my stomach didn’t look too pretty either. BLEH! Here’s a pic of the jar of cashews. It was filled to the rim until I crushed it.

More importantly, what did I do today to recover from my nut binge. I woke up in the morning and did my 45 minute walk, took my greens, probiotics, and fish oil. Even though you can get probiotics from sauerkraut and bone broth, I still take a supplement in case I’m not able to eat my probiotics. As far as greens…well, you can never get enough greens(says Jen).

Once I got to my desk at work, I scarfed down an egg mushroom omelet with veggies and avocado.
There’s lots of brussel sprouts hiding underneath those eggs.

For lunch I ate leftover top sirloin with veggies and 1/4 of an avocado, and roasted beets.

I eat a lot of avocado on rest days. I usually take one avocado and split it into 4s. The servings is suppose to be 1/4 a cup, so I think splitting it into 4s is okay.

For my 3rd meal, I had leftover GrassFed Rib Eye with sauerkraut and nuked broccoli.

I had sous vide some pork belly last night, so that was going to be dinner for hubby and I. I also put some drumsticks into the oven and roasted it with cabbage. The pork belly turned out delicious! I marinated it with garlic powder, 5 Chinese Spice, Salt, and Pepper. I took the pork belly out in the morning and let it dry on the counter while I was at work. When we were close to eating, I put the pork belly in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes(door ajar). This made the skin a bit crispy. Of course, I didn’t really enjoy any of the fat. I peeled off the fat and just ate the meat. Surprisingly, there was plenty of meat to go around. Yummy!

My plate consisted of mustard greens with bell peppers, pork, and 1 small drumstick. I ate probably a little too much protein, because I picked at the pork while cutting it up.

The week is almost over! Day 7 of 100 Day Push Up Challenge done. WOOPY!

On a side note, I am going back to Yoga. I will try to go once a week at first and see how it fits into my schedule. I don’t want it to interfere with my time with the family, so I’m going to either have to go before work on Tuesday or Thursday or during lunch. It feels so rushed going at lunch, which is the exact opposite of how I want to feel, so I’ll play it by ear. Once a week is my goal.

03/16/2012 – Good Eats

17 Mar

Here’s a quick recap of what I ate on my day off. It was cloudy and cold all day and I couldn’t take the kids out to play.

4:00AM(B) = 5 egg white plus 1 egg omelet with 1 slice of Ezekiel Bread and 1/2 tblsp of Justin’s Almond Butter.

6:00AM(S1) – SFH Whey Protein with 1 tblsp of Flaxseed

10:45AM(S2) – 3oz GrassFed Ground beef with 1 roasted sweet potato.

1:30PM(L) – I sous vide a turkey breast seasoned with salt, pepper, and ghee. Once it came out of the sous vide, I broiled the turkey in the oven for 15 minutes to get the skin nice and crispy. I portioned out the turkey for lunch for the next few days.

Here’s my salad plate with roasted sweet potatoes on the side.

4:15PM(S3) – I had my Paleo Kit Chicken Jerky with macadamias nuts. Love the jerky! Nice and spicy.

6:30PM(D) – We decided to go to Yuki Sushi for dinner. I had the grilled salmon with a salad and a few pieces of sashimi. It was yum, but I wish I had more veggies because I was still hungry!

03/14/2012 – Good Eats

15 Mar

I feel so much better today. I can definitely say it was food poisoning. I ate turkey that was left out overnight. NOT GOOD. I didn’t go into CFPA because I wanted to rest and make sure I don’t tire myself out. I missed time trials. Oh well.

Just because I didn’t get to the gym doesn’t mean I was able to actually sleep. I got into work by 5:30, and started chomping away.

7:00AM(B) – I was so happy to actually eat breakfast and not think about yacking. Egg omelet with 1 slice of Ezekiel bread and 1/2 tblsp of Justin’s Almond butter.

10:30AM(S1) – Ate my 3oz of GrassFed Ground Beef with 3.5oz of roasted sweet potato. This stayed in my stomach too. Yummy!

I left work at 11:30 and planted myself at Starbucks. I had a phone call to take, but decided to cancel it and work on more interesting things. I’ve been thinking about making an iPhone App or mobile website. This is just for experience so I could put on my resume. Looks like it’s going to be a fun project if I can find a specific time to just sit down and focus. I did a lot of research today, and wish I could spend all my Wednesday at a coffeshop just working on a hobby. Too bad I have to pay for a college education. 😉 Those damn kids I tell ya!

1:30PM(L) – I finally ate lunch and was scared to eat it. The last thing I remember was puking turkey and salad. Today I had salad with sweet potatoes and 4oz of chicken. It went down well. 🙂

4:15PM(S2) – I left Starbucks and munched on my snack. I bought a 25 pack of Chicken Jerky from Steve’s Original Paleo Kits. The jerky is made with clean ingredients and is packaged perfectly(2.9oz to be exact). I thought this would be good instead of just eating plain old chicken all the time. I tried to estimate and not eat all the jerky, because dried or cooked meat measures differently than raw meat. I had macadamia nuts with it. The one problem with the jerky is that the sodium count is a bit high. Guess they used a ton of sea salt. Good tasty stuff though!

6:20PM(D) – When I got home, I threw some Kabocha Squash into the oven and roasted it for 30 minutes. Then I took out two GrassFed Top Sirloin steaks that I had in the freezer and threw them in the SousVide Supreme. It only took about an hour for them to cook. I seared it on both sides for 2 minutes. Look at the perfection!

And here was my dinner plate…

That’s all folks! Hope you guys had a good day! CrossFit Games Open 12.4 is going to be killa!!!

1/29/2012 – Good Eats

30 Jan

Sunday is rest day, but it sure didn’t seem like it. I rushed to the Campbell Farmer’s market to get back in time for hubby to go get a new water heater. Yes, our water heater started leaking on Friday, and it was time to get it fixed. I hate these unexpected expenses, but it’s all part of owning a home right? BLEH.

Anyways, I spent the morning making my breakfast for the entire week and playing with the kiddies.

8:00AM(B) – 4 egg whites with mushroom and spinach. I sauteed 4oz of GrassFed Beef instead of 2oz. I completely forgot that she put 60 grams(equivalent to 2.1). Oh well. I ate it all, with a side of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Bread and 1/2 tablesppon of Justin’s Natural Classic Almond Butter

12:00PM(L) – Skirt steak salad with half an avocado, cucumbers and 1 apple.

3:00PM(S1) – 4oz of SousVide Supreme Chicken Breast w/ 1oz of Dry Roasted Macadamias With Sea Salt. Good stuff!

Went to the Japanese Market to get me some salon sashimi for lunch. Hopefully it taste as good as the one I got at the restaurant last week.

6:00PM(D) – I picked up some halibut at Costco the other day, so that’s what I’ll be having for dinner most of the week. I also got other pieces of frozen fish from Trader Joe’s. We’ll see how I can change it up. I seasoned the Halibut with Northwoods Seasoning and pan fried it in a bit of Grassfed Organic Ghee. What a surprise that I didn’t use any broccoli tonight for a side. Just sauteed cabbage and roasted cauliflower.

Top: Skirt Steak Salad, Bottom: Halibut with Cabbage and Cauliflower

That’s it folks. I skipped the Yogi Green Tea Kombucha because I went to bed EARLY!

1/26/2012 – Good Eats & HIIT on Treadmill

27 Jan

I got to work at 5:30 today to do a interval run on the treadmill. I was very tempted to do the mainsite CrossFit WOD today with two other guys, but stopped myself. It was 8 intervals of 400m sprint with a 90 seconds rest. I knew I would get pushed hard if I did that, but I wanted to keep today’s workout low on intensity just so I have enough energy for tomorrow’s WOD at CFPA.

I got today’s interval workout from OneFitFoodie, and modified the second half a bit because I was burnt out! I haven’t ran in a VERY LONG TIME. At least not for that long. I want to start incorporating 5Ks, HIIT Treadmill, and sprints into the week, to get my endurance back. I warmed up by walking for 10 minutes, did the HIIT workout for 30, and then cooled down on the elliptical for 10. Simple and back to basics.

7:00AM(S1) – SFH PWO Whey Protein with water

8:00AM(B) – Same breakfast as yesterday, 4 eggs whites with GrassFed Gound Beef, mushrooms, and spinach. 1/2 tablespoon of Justin’s Natural Classic Almond Butter. I have the little packets at work because it’s easier to store in my drawers, but at home, I have the regular Justin jars. It’s probably the best almond butter out there, but can be a little pricey. Way worth it though!!

11:50AM(L) – Sous Vide GrassFed Sirloin Tip Steak with mixed greens, half an avocado, and cucumber. No fruit today.

2:55(S2) – Sous Vide Chicken Breast with 1oz raw cashews. I think the best way to make chicken is either through the SousVide Supreme or Slow Cooker. I’ve never had much like with chicken breast in the oven or on the grill, because I always tend to overcook the outside and under cook the inside. With the SousVide Supreme, the chicken comes out soft and is not overcooked or undercooked. You can sear it on a grill pan or not, depends on how you like it. I’ll probably won’t cook chicken any other way again. With the Slow Cooker, I can season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper, and just dump the entire chicken in there and let it cook for 5-6 hours. You’ll have one delicious chicken that takes literally NO TIME to cook. 😉

I’ve almost hit a gallon of water already and my day isn’t over yet. I could easily drink 2 more liters once I get home, I just forget to actually do it.

6:00PM(D) – Nothing has changed for dinner. I didn’t have to cook it up because I pan fried the Tilapia yesterday. Still yummy stuff, but my hubby’s skirt steak looked even better. 😉

Hubs steak on top, my dinner on bottom

Sipped on some Yogi Green Tea Kombucha, and it was good. Wished I had something to munch on, but NO NO NO NO NO. No to mindless eating.

11/17/2011 – Good Eats

18 Nov

A quick recap of what I ate for the day. All clean, except for a bit of heavy cream in my coffee.

Breakfast: Cross Rib Roast with brussel sprouts and the last of my kale.

Snack: Small Primal Pac

Lunch: Kalua Pork with brussel sprouts

Snack: Sea Snax

Dinner: Sous vide GrassFed Top Sirloin with bok choy, sauteed mushrooms, and baked sweet potatoes (no pic)

Knocked out probably a little bit before 8.

Calories: ~1550
Fat: ~96.1g(55%)
Carbs: ~77.3g(19%)
Protein: ~105.1(27%)

10/17/2011 – Good Eats

18 Oct

This past weekend wasn’t a 100% Paleo because I had cookies, milk, and a little bit of vanilla syrup in my coffee. So much for trying to lose weight, huh? I don’t think it’ll hurt me too much because I moved around a lot this weekend. It’s part of being primal right? Eat real, move fast and steady. I spent the weekend mainly playing with the kids, cooking, fall cleaning(still not done), and helping one of my BFFs move. She’s pregnant, so I helped move boxes into specific rooms and reorganized boxes in the garage. It only took 1 hour, but we were really productive!

Monday started out with a WOD at CFPA. Here’s a quick list of what I ate.

Breakfast: 1 grande cappuccino with 2 pumps vanilla syrup. Why do I get the syrup?! BLAH, I don’t know! I like the sweetness even though 2 pumps still taste too sweet to me. I’ve also been drinking milk with my coffee to up my breast milk production. It seems like I always get more BM when I drink milk. I’m running really low, so I’m trying to eat as much as I can(healthy or not!) to get through these last few days of breastfeeding. I plan on stopping around Lil’ AMRAP’s 3 month bday.

I didn’t eat until 10AM and it was Roasted Chicken from Whole Foods with roasted broccoli and 1/4 of a sweet potato.

Lunch: Roasted chicken with sauteed spinach and romaine lettuce

Snack: 2 servings of Applegate Natural Roast Beef

Dinner: hmm…Roasted chicken again?! LOL. I didn’t take a pic of it, but who needs a pic when it was already taken. I just ate it with a small sweet potato.

FAT: ~50g(36%)
CARBS: ~71g(22%)
PROTEIN: ~126g(42%)

I don’t think I’m eating enough fat, because I’m still hungry after lunch. I need to add an avocado in there somewhere. Maybe not everyday because fat still can make you fat, if not portion controlled.

BTW, I’ve been going back and forth about buying a Sousvide Supreme. I knew I wanted it, I just didn’t know if I should get the demi or the regular one. After much debating, I took the plunge and bought the Supreme Package Promotion. This shiet is expensive, and my hubby said I better use it, and it better taste good! LOL. I can’t wait until it arrives! There will be some yummy eats this holiday season…I HOPE!