Tuesday, January 12, 2010

24 Before 24, Day Three

I'd like to make a haiku dedicated to muesli.

Wonderful Muesli
Delicious and Nutritious
Why did I hate you?

Seriously, why did I ever doubt the stuff? It's packed with things that are so good for your body! Normal ingredients in muesli can include the following: uncooked rolled oats ,dried fruits, and nuts.

On my recent trip to IKEA, my Swedish visitors picked up a bag of Finax Nordic Muesli from the Swedish Food Market at the front of the store. Traditionally, they eat it with plain unsweetened yogurt for breakfast. I've NEVER seen people eat as much yogurt as the Swedes do.... just 3 of them killed an entire 2 POUND (32oz) container of yogurt in a morning. It would take me about 2 weeks to finish a container that big!

Today's breakfast is a 1/2 cup of muesli ( I finally found one without nuts! Not a fan of them!), 3/4 cup of 2% milk, and 1/2 a sliced banana. A filling breakfast and sooooo good!

Monday, January 11, 2010

24 Before 24, Day Two

Day two begins with a breakfast of low fat organic vanilla yogurt with sliced fresh strawberries and sprinkled with a bit of Museli. There's also a slice of whole grain toast with black forest ham slices, a small glass of orange/pineapple/carrot juice, and a cup of PG tips breakfast tea. I'm taking baby steps to eating better breakfast...I used to not eat any breakfast at all. Eating breakfast in the morning signals your body's metabolism to wake up and get going.

Lunch is a salad consisting of mixed baby romaine lettuce, chopped grilled chicken, crumbled herbed feta cheese, diced cucumbers, and chopped hardboiled egg. A filling and perfect salad for lunch!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

24 Before 24, Day One

So I'm starting my New Year's resolution over a week later. I've decided that my new motto is "24 before 24" which means I want to lose 24 lbs before my 24th birthday, which is April 8th. I hit up the grocery store tonight, and over $125 later, I came out well stocked. My plan is to eat as much low fat, healthy grains and protein as possible.

For my first meal, I've got a mixed baby romaine salad with crumbled feta, diced cucumbers, steamed seasoned shrimp, tossed in a homemade dijon vinaigrette. Served with a side of fresh blueberries and a clementine and a big glass of ice water with lemon slices.

Food like this is not only beautiful to the eye, but is honest feel good food. I'm excited to begin this journey!