Friday, June 28, 2013

Bodacious Broiled Breakfast

I didn't know that I had a broiler in this apartment until about two weeks ago! HAHA! Needless to say, I've been Broiling a lot more now that I've discovered this treasure. Take breakfast for example, I broiled spinach hormel natural choice (non-nitrate YAY) chicken, and deer creek white cheddar on a peice of sprouted grain bread. On top I placed an egg and framed the whole deal with orange slices.
So good. The cheese made it spectacular, and who doesn't like runny yolk? Actually, I know quite a few but I'm glad I'm not one of them.

Coffee on the side. I love these metal straws, on one hand I feel like a gerbil on the other hand I feel like a waste reducing gerbil. WIN! I have to work most of the day away, so I may not post again until tomorrow. I hope you guys have an amazing day!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Panera and a Fish Dish

Lunch was actually long overdue. I got crabby as all hell before realizing I was mostly hungry. Panera to the rescue! I live right next to Panera so it's convienent and a bit scary. I found that they have a "hidden menu" that's lower carb so I hit that up!

I got the "Power Hummus Chicken Bowl".   Which was really good. I loved the lemon and underneath all the deliciousness you see there is a big handful of baby spinach. Very good lunch! (Come on Panera, now it's your turn to send me some coupons LOL!)

Dinner was okay. Not the best in my opinion. We had some Cod in the freezer, so I made parmesan cod. On the side theres an arugula romaine salad with a dressing of franks red hot and plain yogurt, and roasted green beans and carrots. That was my favorite part. I feel satisfied though and like I made some very good decisions today.

I think watermelon is calling my name! See you guys tomorrow :)

What was you dinner? Do you like fish, any good Cod recipes?

Chocolate Espresso Yogurt

I love breakfast! Today's breakfast was watermelon, sprouted grain bread with natural peanut butter and strawberries and last but not least Chcolate Espresso Yogurt yum!
This yogurt mix I thought would be yummy because I didn't feel like drinking my coffee this morning. In fact, I wanted to try to do two different things this morning. The first was to not have a yogurt berry bowl again and the second was to forgo the iced coffee just to say I could. So I did, but I still got to have some yum flavor a la instant coffee in my yogurt. Plus I added wheat germ, stevia, and cocoa powder.
Turned out great.

I also had a weigh in today, in the last two weeks I've lost 6 pounds..BAM!

Today is my spin day which is my favorite workout. I have to make sure I've eaten enough calories to perform with gusto. Yesterday's run with Marc went well. I really pushed myself to quicken the pace. Hopefully I'll be at least 10 minutes faster than my last 5k!

See you guys later!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eat the Crayon Box!

Yesterday I felt that I could have eaten more veggies, or at least more color variety (lots of greens), so todays mini goal was to eat as many colors as possible in the crayon box! You guys can see how I've done so far.

This is my breakfast of champions, and my "I'm currently in a breakfast rut that I'm unsure I want to get out of" breakkie. I love this mix of berries, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, and whole milk yogurt.
This yogurt is SO BEYOND good (Hey Stonyfield, send me some yogurt coupons okay?!) If you can get your hands on this yogurt I recommend it. It tastes sweet to me even though it's plain, and it's so luxurious. Screw fat free yogurt!
Here goes the crutch side of my morning. Yes I'm big into coffee again. You know I'm not sure if this is a habit (okay..addiction) that I wish to get rid of. I love coffee! Who would have thought. There is something so fun about a ritualistic behavior like having a morning cuppa. <<--- haha I said cuppa.
I had to run to work this morning (and was still "late", being on time is late at this job blegh). I also thought I was going to be home by 1 or so, but  I ended up getting home at three. So needless to say, I was so hungry.
In comes pork stir fry! I rarely eat pork, but I have to say I love it. Maybe it's because I dont eat it very often?

In the mix: carrot, red pepper, cabbage, snow peas, ginger, garlic, liquid aminos, and pork. Oh and the black dots are smoked sesame seeds, so yum!
Dinner tonight will be after Marc and my first official training for the 5k we are registered for! Were doing the color run August 11th. I'm thinking dinner will probably be egg based since I had quite the portion of meat for lunch.
So I have a couple question(s) for you my lovely reader...
1) Do you have a food ritual like my coffee addiction? Do you wish to quit it or think it's a normal and fun part of your life?
2) How many colors of the crayon box did you eat today?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A new space for eats!

Hi folks! some of you may know me from my blog I had originally started Czesia Lives. That blog has been a place to record my eating habits and stay accountable to my cyberspace pals. I fell out of the habit slowly and surely and started talking more about my humdrum life instead of my foodie love! This created a boredom and weirdness about czesia lives that I didn't want to invade what I considered a helpful and happy space. I have created a sister site, this one you are on right now, Czesia Eats! I'm very excited for this new baby and hope you will join me on both sites for a hopeful revamp! I really missed blogging, I've missed you, and I've missed posting yummy pictures so here you go! My first posting!

This was my lunch today. A salad of romaine and baby spinach with sunflower seeds and a dressing of lime, canola oil, salt and pepper. I also had two crisp bread crackers (norwegian crackers made of whole grain rye) oven roasted turkey, deer creek white cheddar, dijon and a boiled egg. It was delicious! Super flavorful. I'm always surprised that this is something that I would find craveable after my french fry, pizza, and krispy kreme past.

 I have the day off work so I had some time to really think about what I wanted for lunch. Lately, I'm trying to limit my consumption of excess sugar and refined carbs so this was a good match for what I'm going for! For my drink I mixed diet tonic water with cold peppermint tea. What a great combo!
I love the condensation forming on the glass.
I am so excited for this part of my blogging life. Thank you for sharing your day with me and for checking in!