Good Evening, my friends 🙂 I have been super busy helping Mom and Dad, so sorry that the blog is up so late in the day. I called today “Eating in the Real World” because, well, that’s what’s going on here. I don’t have the comfort and security of my own home and the foods I carefully purchase at my Publix or Whole Foods. I am in Rochester, NY and there is a fantastic grocery store called Wegmans…you can get anything your heart desires there including health foods. (But it’s still not the same as being home).
I have a lot of foods to show you from the last two days. Please remember that I am not home and that there are going to be important choices made, and yes, I choose to eat dessert sometimes 😉
Let’s start with breakfast this morning:
What you are looking at is 3 egg whites, 1 whole egg and rye bread that is free of preservatives. I’ve actually had that breakfast 2 days in a row now!
I also made my Dad some breakfast, also clean:
3 whole eggs with fresh mushrooms and herbs de Provence, rye bread. He said he liked it a lot 🙂
I went to the Pluta Cancer Center with Mom for her treatments today and it was an all day event. I brought a Luna Bar to snack on after breakfast and before lunch:
These bars have evaporated cane juice, so not completely clean. However, the lemon zest bar has 9 grams of protein. It also had a nice, lemony taste, and I was pleasantly surprised. I am looking to add protein into my diet, so I’ll take it where I can get it while I am at my parents house!
Lunch was served at the Center, and I believe that it is catered and brought in. It was actually fantastic, not bland at all and had tons of flavor! Again, pleasantly surprised! I started with a Southwest Chicken Soup:
It was so good. Lot’s of chicken, some beans, corn, tomatoes, and flavor! Next I had a small salad with just a sprinkling of Italian dressing, as I didn’t want to eat it plain (uh, yuck!)
This salad was freshly made, you could tell. Crisp! Very good. I want to mention, all of the food is clean, maybe with the exception of the Italian dressing. The other option was ranch.
Next I ate a turkey on wheat bread sandwich. I want to mention, also, that the turkey is real turkey breast, not deli meat. 😉
That’s not a great picture…maybe I’ll get a better one later in the week, because Mom needs to go 3 times a week for Leukemia treatments.
Dinner was from Wegmans. They have these wonderful, fresh, six-dollar meals. I chose a chicken breast, butternut squash with spinach and dried cranberries, and roasted brussel sprouts. All done up in olive oil, and completely healthy, cheap and easy:
I loved the squash and want to make that at home. Yummy! Yesterday’s dinner was clean but I cooked (I didn’t want everyone to think I was only eating out:
Spareribs, sweet potato with cinnamon, and corn. Not a thing bad about that 😉
Yesterday my Dad wanted me to share a small piece of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory (I’ve never been!!) with him and he slathered real whipped cream all over it:
It was chocolate and vanilla (I think). A very small treat for me. They make all of their cheesecakes, so there’s not any preservatives. Even though it’s not clean, I enjoyed having the treat with my Dad. 😀
That is all I have for you, but I’ve been super busy, both here in Rochester with my parents and dealing with some things at home also.
Thank you all for visiting my blog! I will probably be doing the blogging at night mostly, so expect there to be updates in the morning! My care package that I sent myself came from home today so expect some great oatmeal recipes to come 😉 Also, I haven’t had time to work out, but am planning on a 5 miler tomorrow!
Have a great night and please keep my parents in your thoughts as they go through this rough time.