Hi there! We are on day 16 of The 30 Day Slim-Down Challenge, and today is a busy busy one for me! Today I’m moving to a new apartment and things are going to be crazy, so this menu is going to be either takeout or out of home, but definitely trying to combine all the available alternatives to match a balanced meal plan, all right? Take a look!
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Day Meal Plan
Breakfast: Coffee and Banana
On my way to the new apartment (I needed to get the keys in the morning), I stopped for a coffee (12 oz, half brewed coffee and half skim milk) and bought a Banana in the nearest produce store. Here they are!
- 1 medium Banana
- 3/4 cup Skim Milk
- 3/4 cup Brewed Medium Roast Coffee
- 2 Splenda packets (or sugar substitute of your choice)
Units Consumed: 2 fruit units, 1/2 dairy units
Calories: 172 kcal
Fat 0 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 4 g, Sodium 99 g, Potassium 450 g, Carbohydrates 37 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 23 g), Protein 8 g, Vitamin A 8 %, Vitamin C 2 %, Calcium 23%, Iron 0 %
Lunch: Hot Wings (Small)
The nearest and most convenient place to go for lunch was a pizza restaurant. Sadly they had very few healthy options ( only a large variety of thin crust and deep dish pizza plus some all-american appetizers) 🙁 , so I ordered a small serving of hot wings. To my surprise they weren’t breaded (that was great) and the portion was small but very decent. I considered the blue cheese dressing not only as fat unit but as deli unit as well (just in case). Check them out:
- 4 oz. Chicken Wings (skin on)
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- Salt, Pepper, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder and Paprika to taste
- 1.5 tbsp Blue Cheese Dressing
Units Consumed: 1 meat unit, 2 fat units, 1 deli unit
Calories: 570 kcal
Fat 53 g (Saturated Fat 10 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 10 g), Cholesterol 0 g, Sodium 84 g, Potassium 0 g, Carbohydrates 5 g (Dietary Fiber 0 g, Sugars 0 g), Protein 22 g, Vitamin A 0 %, Vitamin C 0 %, Calcium 0 %, Iron 0 %
Snack 1: Milk and Almonds
Since I was still unpacking at my new apartment, the quickest thing I could make for a snack (right out of the pantry and fridge) were milk and almonds. Practical huh?
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 10 almonds
Units Consumed: 1/2 dairy unit, 1 fat unit
Calories: 138 kcal
Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 4 g), Cholesterol 0 g, Sodium 4 g, Potassium 98 g, Carbohydrates 12 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 10 g), Protein 9 g, Vitamin A 8 %, Vitamin C 2 %, Calcium 26 %, Iron 3 %
Dinner: Chinese Takeout
And finally, since we were still unpacking, cleaning and organizing (I think tomorrow is going to be similar) we ordered Chinese. The healthiest option from the menu (and I think it worked out great) was a Veggie Wonton Soup. It actually had lots of veggies and was very tasty (the portion was too big though, so I ate about half of it). Yum!
- 1/2 cup Broccoli
- 1/2 cup Carrot
- 3 Wonton Wrappers (filled with extra veggies)
- 2 cups Vegetable Stock
Units Consumed: 3 cereal units, 2 veggie units
Calories: 168 kcal
Fat 0 g (Saturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 0 g, Sodium 1320 g, Potassium 563 g, Carbohydrates 33 g (Dietary Fiber 5 g, Sugars 9 g), Protein 3 g, Vitamin A 163 %, Vitamin C 119 %, Calcium 8 %, Iron 6 %
Early in the morning I kept exercising with The Ultimate 30-Minute Pilates Cardio Burner. I think it went great and it was perfect for my busy schedule. Since I’m going to be probably very busy tomorrow, I’ll stick to this routine for a little longer, or maybe a quick running session in the morning. 😉
So that’s all for the day, wow! Challenging right? Well, that’s part of being really committed to a healthy lifestyle, so if you get into a similar situation, don’t hesitate! It is always possible to match the balanced meal plan! or at least get very closer to it!
See you tomorrow and keep the great work!