I met my cheer team in Utah on the 23rd for practice, and then we left that next Monday to leave for cheer camp in Vegas. Practices were very long and camp was pretty strenuous, but we came out alright; we won a gold bid to the NCA cheerleading Nationals competition next April- basically they will PAY US ($25,000) to go to Nationals and compete!
After I got back, I left the very next day to go to the cinders by Sunset Crater, just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona to camp out and ride quads/motor vehicles with the family. It was a blast!
But, back to more serious matters; my new goal is to eat REALLY well these next couple of weeks before I go back to Utah for yet more cheer practice. I have to. I will. This blog could even possibly become my food journal, just to keep me on track. Just saying.
I ate pretty well today; here are the things I ate that I would recommend as healthy meals/snacks.
I had a bowl of the new Banana Walnut "Hearty Medleys" oatmeal from Quaker with a packet of Splenda sweetener and half of a banana's worth of slices.
It was really delicious, but my only complaint is that these oatmeal packets are extremely small! You only use 1/3 cup of water to make it, as opposed to 2/3 cup for most Quaker oatmeal packets, yet both have about the same calories. Hence, I was a little disappointed.
I love eating eggs for lunch! This was an Egg Beaters scramble I came up with that was super easy and really good.
Turkey & Tomato Egg-Beaters Scramble
1/2 c. liquid egg substitute, such as Egg-Beaters
1/2 medium tomato, chopped
4-5 slices turkey breast, chopped
1/4 c. fat-free cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste
Spray a medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat to medium heat. Add egg substitute and let set for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add tomato and turkey, and scramble until mostly cooked. Add cheese, salt, and pepper, and continue to scramble until fully cooked.
Makes 1 serving
Nutrition: approx. 165 calories
PRETZELS & PEANUT BUTTER!
This is so delicious, and healthy too, if portions are kept under control.
STRAWBERRIES & VANILLA ALMOND BREEZE
I love this brand of Almond milk; it's really tasty and only 40 calories per cup! It makes a great substitution for milk for those who are lactose-intolerant. It is not soy milk, either, although the taste is similar. I prefer Almond Breeze to soy milk though!
This was the first time I tried strawberries & "milk" (I had heard it done before!) and I really loved it!!