My food counting has been somewhat sporadic this week. Monday we had a power out and I didn’t track lunch. Then we went out to dinner to avoid having to eat in the dark.
Tuesday, I made this pork soup which I reduced down to a thick consistency. I added the juice of one lime and then called “lime curry”. The guys both seemed to like it.
|1 onion, chopped||40|
|1 tablespoon olive oil||120|
|garlic & ginger||20|
|10g corn flour||36|
I split it into portions of 202 calories each and served it with 155 calories of rice to make for a nice and low lunch of 357 calories.
Dinner was skewered chicken. We had about 250 cal of chicken per person (two large chicken breasts, cut up and distributed among 9 skewers) along with courgette, green pepper, onion and steamed new potatos. I don’t have a calorie count but as I only seasoned with salt and pepper and quickly greased the grill without using oil on the skewers, I can’t believe it is more than 100 cal per person for the veg.
I felt hungry afterwards.
I had three cups of milky coffee today so 90 cal for breakfast
Today’s lunch was Chicken Pita:
|Lunch||220g Chicken Breast||250|
|marinade oil (1/3 of a teaspoon)||16|
The bread was fluffy and not really pita-like. I can’t help but feel that it was a waste of calories.
As it’s a busy week (I’m preparing to be away for two weeks) I’m not stressing out too much about exact counts but trying to keep totals low. I don’t think I’m at a point where I can confidently stay under 1,200/day without tracking but I feel pretty good about reducing the workload for this week and still staying within limits.
I don’t think I’ll get a chance to post about dinner (lean lamb steaks from a deboned leg with salad and couscous) but I think it might be a struggle to keep it under 500 in total.
On the other hand, tomorrow is snack food in the small plane (boiled eggs, mini-calzones, apples, olives, radishes, cherry tomatos) and I really don’t want to be feeling too hungry while we’re flying so I think a good (but not extravagant) dinner is called for!