Day 5 of Buzzfeed’s No-Added-Sugar Meal Plan!
Breakfast – Breakfast Bowl with Quinoa, Avocado & Tomato
Prep time: I prepared this the night before, took me less than 5 minutes to put together, but make sure you make your soft boiled egg ahead of time – I used my handy egg cooker cuz I’m lazy.
I worked out today! 🎉
And I loved this breakfast! It made a great post-workout meal. I would make this again for sure!
What I would change: Nothing!
Lunch – Power Salad
Prep time: I prepped this the night before, it probably took around 5 minutes to assemble.
This was okay. Honestly, after working out this morning the last thing I wanted was a salad and veggies haha. I was like c’mon, I deserve some carbs right now! But the sweet potatoes were good, and I still love the balsamic reduction.
What I would change: The raw spinach was meh. Maybe I would have liked cooked spinach better? With some lemon?
Dinner – Whole Wheat Pasta with Lemon Kale
Prep time: This took about 15-20 minutes
I was disappointed in this one! And I was so excited to have pasta night…
My tofu was good, I fried it up and it got a nice golden crust.
But the kale was chewy and still kale-like (I’m sorry, I guess if it’s not in a smoothie or crispy on a pizza I am not a fan of kale). And the whole wheat pasta was thick and didn’t seem to hold onto the flavors of the dish very well. In the end, it just seemed like a dull meal… 😦
What I would change: Maybe using spinach instead of kale and a different pasta. Maybe if the noodles weren’t spaghetti noodles they wouldn’t taste so thick and bleh? Some low fat ricotta or parmesan would have been good on this as well for added flavor.
Snacks – Just green grapes today!
My Fitness Pal
That quinoa has a lot of calories! Maybe the white quinoa has less? I will have to look into that next time I buy some. If I hadn’t worked out today (I earned 460 calories from boot camp), I would have gone over my calorie goal!