The Triple Threat: Carbs, Protein, and Fats

Good evening everyone! How is your Monday going? Typically I find that Monday is a pretty easy day for me, but Tuesday’s workday is the killer. Just me?

This morning I posted about some frustrations I have been having, and how I was planning on turning the tides. Today’s main goal was to get back into a healthy eating habit and try my best to balance carbs, protein and healthy fat into each meal. Let’s see how I did.

Breakfast:

Carb: Oatmeal with fresh raspberries

Protein/fat: tbsp of PB2 and protein power granola.

I discovered this powdered peanut butter from Courtney’s blog and it has been a savior. It’s all the peanut butter taste with a fraction of the calories.

Lunch:

Carbs: Arnold flaxseed sandwich thin and fresh blackberries and strawberries

Protein: low sodium turkey and American cheese

Fat: sliced avocado

Snack:

Carbs: Bagel chips and cucumbers

Protein/fat: Hommus

Dinner:

Tonight’s dinner is straight out of Courtney’s playbook. I saw this recipe that she posted last month and I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to make them. When ground chicken was BOGO this weekend, I knew it was time.  :-)

Recipe: (adapted from Courtney @ http://sweettoothsweetlife.com )

Chicken Parm. Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
  • basil, oregano, and garlic salt

Combine all ingredients and form 4 patties. (Not bad for my first time making burger patties of any kind!)

Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Nolan and I don’t have a grill so we settled for cooking them on our electric skillet.

Serve with cheese, and spaghetti sauce. On the side we used some leftover fresh green beans from last night’s steak dinner.

Carbs: roll and green beans

Protein/fat: ground chicken, cheese.

This meal was a HUGE success. Nolan is already playing around with a recipe for buffalo chicken burgers (shocker). Before Courtney posted her recipe, I would never have thought to use ground chicken to make burgers.  Thanks!!!

Another purchase I made this weekend was in liquid form.

Vitaminwater was 10 for $10 at the supermarket. As you know I HATE water, but I am making a conscious effort to stay hydrated. Typically I have coffee in the morning, maybe some milk in my cereal, and nothing to drink with lunch or dinner (with the exception of my workout days of course). It’s a terrible habit that I am trying to break.

So how did I do?!

 

Question:

What is your favorite meal of the day and why? What meal could you totally do without?

 

{ 7 comments… add one }

  • Courtney May 21, 2012, 7:26 pm

    So glad you liked the burgers! They’re great, aren’t they? :)

    Reply
  • stephsnacks May 21, 2012, 8:09 pm

    Seems like you did pretty well to me :) !

    Reply
  • Catalina @ Cake with Love May 21, 2012, 8:26 pm

    So many delicious and good looking meals, and balanced, you did a great job, I should add more greens n my life asap!

    Reply
    • savorlifesflavors May 21, 2012, 10:33 pm

      Thank you! It’s getting easier to eat healthy because many fruits and veggies are in season and much cheaper!

      Reply
  • Andrea @ Andrea out loud! May 21, 2012, 9:41 pm

    i love dinner and breakfast! breakdast because i like breakfast foods but typically have the same rotation every few days. I love dinners because that is when I actually get to cook (which I love) and be a little more creative.
    I could do without lunch, simply becuase I am pretty boring and usually at a loss with it!

    Reply
    • savorlifesflavors May 21, 2012, 10:32 pm

      I feel the same way! I could eat sausage, bacon, pancakes and eggs all day everyday! I definitely love the creative freedom of dinner as well. :-)

      Reply

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