Day 14, 15, 16, 17: 45g Carbohydrate Meals

The Embarrassing “Hold on, I’ve Got to Take a Picture of my Food” Days Continue…

Sometimes, it can seem a little odd to people that I want to take a picture of my food before I eat it, but what is really weird is when  take a picture of the scraps left on my plate. THAT really gets people thinking… What is this girl up to?

The things I do for you… :)

Day 14: Quick! What can I make for breakfast and bring for lunch?

Breakfast: In a hurry and needing to rush out the door. 2 slices WW Bread (40g carbohydrate), 4 ounces of Ham, 1 fried Egg, and 1 slice Mozzarella Cheese.

Lunch: Making use of leftovers! 2 C Chicken and Eggplant Curry with Sweet Potato (30g carbohydrate), 3/4 C fresh Pineapple (15g carbohydrate).

Dinner: A dinner prepared for me by my host mom. Asked to portion my own bowl and passed up the bread to add veggies instead. 3 C Ham and Bean Soup (45g carbohydrate), 1 C Zucchini raw, 1/2 C Cherry Tomatoes, 1/2 C baby Carrots.

Day 15: A long day at work – but oh so much fun!

Breakfast: Making use of leftovers! 1 C Butternut Squash Risotto (45g carbohydrate), 2 fried Eggs, 1/2 Avocado sliced, and 1/2 C Cherry Tomatoes.

Diabetic Lunch

Meals you can eat in the car

Lunch: Eating on the go! While driving actually… Uh oh. Turkey and Hummus Wrap with Spinach (30g carbohydrate), 1 String Cheese, 1/2 Avocado, and 1 1/4 C fresh Strawberries (15g carbohydrate).

Diabetic Dinner

Dinner: Bought at a grocery store down the street from my new office. Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan, Lemon, 4 ounces of grilled Chicken, 1/2 C Croutons (8g carbohydrate), Caesar Salad Dressing, 1 Pumpernickel Roll (20g carbohydrate), Butter, 1 1/4 C fresh Blueberries (20g carbohydrate).

Day 16: A day off, exploring Philly, and a date with Andrew.

Diabetic Breakfast

Breakfast: A Wrap consisting of: 1 Spinach Tortilla (26g carbohydrate), 1/4 C Hummus (5g carbohydrate), 2 Scrambled Eggs, 1 Slice Cheese, and 2 C spinach raw – cooked down to 1 cup. 3/4 Medium Apple (15g carbohydrate)

Diabetic Lunch

Lunch: Stopping for lunch and a reading break at a cute restaurant in Philly. I had no idea what I ordered at the time… 10 thin slices of Pear (7g carbohydrate), 2 small slices of WW Bread (20g carbohydrate), Arugula, Cheese, Fig Preserves (15g carbohydrate), Honey Mustard Dressing.

Devils Alley

Dinner: Eating out with Andrew, his brother, and brother’s girlfriend. I wish I would have ordered what she ordered because she got a whole head of broccoli as her side. Roasted Chicken with Cajun Rub, Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows on top (45g carbohydrate), and Grilled Vegetables.

Day 17: A day hanging out with the dudes.

Diabetic Breakfast

Breakfast: A joint effort by me and Andrew. He says, “Brussel Sprouts for Breakfast???” But then he loved it. Ants on a log x 4 (15g carbohydrate for the raisins), Roasted Brussel Sprouts, 1 Soft Boiled Egg, 1 C Butternut Squash with Crumble Topping (30g carbohydrate).

Diabetic Lunch in the Park

Lunch: This is our packed lunch for our “Saturday slacklining in the park.” 3/4 C Pineapple (15g carbohydrate), 2 slices High Fiber Bread (30g Carbohydrate), 1/2 C Almonds, 1 C carrots.

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Dinner: I know… the picture is not beautiful. This is what happens when you go out to eat with three “dudes.” Girl food isn’t really an option. So, at this “guy bar” I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with spinach, marinara, and mozzarella cheese (70g carbohydrate for the whole thing, but I left some of the bread on my plate for 45g carbohydrate). The waitress asked me if I wanted “Chips or Fries?” I asked if there were any other options – this is what YOU might have to do if you go to a dude bar. She informed me broccoli was also an option. You see what I chose to eat… and what I left behind.

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SUNDAY: Weird food and Bananas Everywhere.

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Breakfast: I’ve had some weird breakfasts before, but this one tops them all. I’m almost ashamed to post it. I’m big on being able to “eat anything” for breakfast – not just the standard “breakfast foods.” This particular morning, I was running behind and wanted to reheat something with protein to pair with my cereal. Well here it is.. 2 C Corned Beef and Cabbage with 1/2 C High Fiber Cereal (11g carbohydrate) 2/3 C Shredded Wheat (30g carbohydrate) and 1/2 C Milk (6g carbohydrate).

Diabetic Lunch

Lunch: Salad with Cucumber, Tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella, Carrots, Balsamic Vinegar and Oil dressing. Turkey and Bacon Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato, and Honey Mustard on two slices WW Bread (30g carbohydrate).

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Sunday Snack: This thing is called a “Banana Whip.” Its a raw dessert consisting of “whipped frozen bananas” topped with raw cashews, vanilla beans, dates, and chia seeds. I asked the guy how many bananas he put in this little cup and he said THREE! So, I only ate a little over a third for 40g carbohydrate. Waaaaaay too many carbohydrate for a snack – but remember it was my Sunday, so I was being lenient.

Dinner

Dinner: A very exciting meal of Peanut Steak Kabobs, Zucchini Kabobs and Garbonzo bean tortillas (made from Garbonzo Bean Flour with only 1/2 the carbs of regular flour). I ate 2 Steak kabobs, 1 Zucchini kabob, and 3 Garbanzo Tortillas (24g carbohydrate – 8g each). I saved some carbohydrates for the Banana Tart (Bananas, butter, cinnamon and puff pastry) below. I don’t count it as dessert because there was no added sugar besides the banana. 1 Slice Banana Tart (About 2/3 the size pictured below – 30g carbohydrate)

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Whew! That kind of catches me up… but I’ll have to post another big one later this week. I’m sure…

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