What I ate today…
BREAKFAST: 2 cups of coffee (weak, Dan didn’t make a strong pot, grrr) with Almond milk and half a teaspoon Turbinado organic sugar in each glass, plus 2 pancakes with syrup. Need to learn how to make healthier pancakes and get maple syrup. Suggestions?
Large glass of water. I am so dehydrated since the last year and a half of being hot all the time.
LUNCH: Oikos orange cream Greek yogurt and handful of washed blackberries (eating soft foods because I’m recovering from sore throat/cold).
snack: large Gala apple
DINNER: Garlic Butter Shrimp and Quinoa (recipe and photo below from Pinch of Yum)
GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP AND QUINOA Author: Pinch of Yum
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 5 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
- 2 cups uncooked quinoa
- 1 teaspoon chili powder, divided
- 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, divided
- 1 pound raw tail-on shrimp
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh parsley for serving
- fresh lemon juice for serving
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons of the garlic and sauté for 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Add the uncooked quinoa and ½ teaspoon chili powder. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sauté for another 1 minute to add flavor to the quinoa. Add the broth, bring to a boil, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes. When the quinoa is done, it will be soft throughout. Fluff with a fork and toss with fresh minced parsley.
- While the quinoa is cooking, heat 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the pan is hot and the butter is melted, add the shrimp and sprinkle with the remaining ½ teaspoon chili powder directly in the pan. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until no longer translucent and golden brown on the outside. Just at the end of the sauté, add 1 teaspoon garlic and swirl around in the pan until the garlic is very fragrant.
- Melt the remaining 5 tablespoons butter with the 2 teaspoons garlic to make a sauce for drizzling (for this, crushed garlic or garlic paste would work really well but minced is also fine).
- Serve the quinoa and shrimp together in one dish, topping with fresh chopped parsley and lemon juice if desired. When the butter is melted and cooled slightly, drizzle over the shrimp and quinoa. Serve immediately, while still hot.
How am I feeling physically? Tired, have had a cold/sore throat
Exercise? Goose egg
Weight Loss Goal: 54 pounds
Weight lost? Unsure, purchasing a scale
Protein Alternatives to meat:
1) Eggs and egg whites; 2) Almonds – 1 ounce of almonds = 6 grams of protein, (1 oz. of nuts = 6–8 grams of protein); 3) Cheese; 4) Black beans (1 C of dry beans = 38 grams of protein)/Lentils (1 C of lentils = 18 grams of protein); 5) Tofu (1 C of tofu = 22 grams of protein); 6) Peanut butter; 7) Milk; 8) Edamame, 1 C of spinach = 5 grams of protein, 1 C of peas = 9 grams of protein; 9) Greek yogurt; 10) Tuna, salmon, shellfish; 11) Soy Protein (1 oz. of soy protein = 25 grams of protein); 12) Seeds (1 oz. of seeds (e.g., flax, sunflower, pumpkin) = 5–9 grams of protein); 13) Buckwheat (1 C of buckwheat = 24 grams of protein); 14) Quinoa (1 C of quinoa = 9 grams of protein); 15) Wild Rice (1 C of wild rice = 7 grams of protein): 16) Tempeh (1 C of tempeh = 41 grams of protein), and 17) Seitan (3 oz. of Seitan = 31 grams of protein).