Day 5

Today is day 5 of my be healthy adventure! I am proud to say that every day this week I have done some sort of physical activity for at least an hour! My eating habits have not been great. Monday and Tuesday were the worst, but since then, a lot better! I have been trying to average about 300 calories a meal. I have tried really hard to drink 8 glassed of water a day. But my average has been 5. Still pretty good.

For this week this is what my meals have been looking like;

Calorie counts are based off of nutritional facts off the packages I am using as well as from the My Fitness Pal app.

For breakfast / lunch

Mixed berry smoothie with either soy milk or coconut milk.
With coconut milk, it's 140 calories.
With soy milk, it's 120 calories.

One egg and whole wheat toast 161 calories.

A peanut butter and banana sandwich on wheat, toasted 300 calories

For dinner we will always have some sort of meat, almost always chicken and salad. Which sounds boring but it is what I have had all week and I have enough options to make it different each night so I am not bored at all. Depending on what I put in the salad obviously changes the calorie count, but on average it's 300, give or take, chicken included.

In the evenings is when I find myself having bad cases of the munchies. We eat dinner at 5:30, and find ourselves hungry again around 8, and we usually stay up till 10 or 11. I try not to eat anything after 9:30 but I always want something to munch on. Last night we had some watermelon that had been sitting in the fridge that we needed to open up, which was a nice snack. 1 cup is about 45 calories. Low calories! 

We also have been keeping fruit bars on hand. Smith's will often have deals on them, $1 off or 2 for $5 so we always have a box or two in the house. Our favorite ones, the creamy coconut are 120 calories a bar. 

They also have Acai Blueberry, Pompegranate, and Goji White Grape ones that we like a lot which are only 50 calories each. I ate two of them yesterday. Terrible! But I feel a lot better knowing they were only 50 calories! 

This recipe is very similar to one of my favorite salads and is only 300 calories.

BBQ Ranch Salad
via Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups torn romaine


  • In a small bowl, combine the chicken, kidney beans, tomato, corn and onion. Combine ranch dressing and barbecue sauce; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
Nutritional Facts1 serving (prepared with fat-free ranch dressing) equals 259 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 612 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Do you have any favorite low cal recipes? And what do you do when you get hit with the case of the munchies??

Happy Friday!

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