Breakfast consisted of two pieces of whole wheat toast spread with butter and Marmite, coffee and my blueberry/buttermilk smoothie. I was a little worried I would be hungry after finishing my toast, but the smoothie was satisfying. Lunch on Mondays is always a little early anyway.
For lunch, I cut tons of veggies, zucchini, peppers and cucumbers and dipped them in one of those snack packs of hummus that Costco sells. That was my first time trying the hummus from Costco and I have to say, it was wonderful! The package comes with lots of little "snack packs" so portion control is easy. Alongside, I had three Carr whole wheat crackers and about 1/2 c. greek yogurt. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the greek yogurt. It seems a little sweet to me. I don't know if it is just me, but I like my yogurt more tart. I do like the thicker texture of it though.
For dinner, I had a salad with spinach, cucumbers and peppers which I dressed with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a sprinkling of course Hawaiian salt for some added crunch and saltiness.
Asparagus isn't quite in season yet, but I couldn't resist. I LOVE asparagus and can't wait until I can find some locally. I sauteed this asparagus in a little olive oil until slightly crunchy and drizzled it with balsamic vinegar. To cook the chicken breasts, I put them in a Pyrex and covered them with a can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of milk then baked them in a 375 degree F oven for about 1 1/2 hours. I thought the sauce was going to thicken, but it was more like the chicken breasts poached in the liquid. The liquid was unsalvageable, but the chicken breasts turned out good. I served them over a spinach fettuccine. I ate all of my veggies, but I guess I underestimated just how big my spinach salad was! I couldn't finish my chicken or the fettuccine and ate about half of each.
I couldn't forget my serving of dairy with dinner. 1 c. nonfat milk. After dinner, I was able to go for a lovely 40 minute walk. The weather is exceptionally nice for the first of March and although I wore my heavy coat, I got pretty warm halfway through.
Have a good evening everyone! It's supposed to rain here tomorrow so I'm already thinking of what I can do for exercise. I may have to pull out my Pilates DVD again. Even though I hate doing exercise videos and would much prefer to go for a walk, I could always use the excuse to work on my abs. My abs ALWAYS could use the help! :)