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Crying Into My Curry

I simply could not get around to blogging last night.

Why?

Because I looked like this after watching The Bachelor Finale:

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I have never been so overwhelmed with emotion by any TV show in my life!  Brad’s proposal to Emily was so beautiful, they’re so beautiful, it’s all SO BEAUTIFUL! I was a mess!

"Be my forever!"

THEN…I watched the “After the Final Rose” show immediately after ending of The Bachelor, and my sobbing turned into pure heartache after hearing all the horrible things Emily and Brad had to say about their relationship post-proposal.

I HATE WHEN SHOWS MAKE ME REALIZE THAT REALITY TV ISN’T REALITY!

Why couldn’t they let me just go on believing that Brad would reel in the moon for Emily, and that Emily’s brain is filled with rainbows and unicorns?!  Ugh.  Needless to say, I went to bed sad, deceived and betrayed by my friend, Reality TV.

Ok, I’m done being pathetic…onto the real purpose!  FOOD!

Breakfast

After my workout, which can be found here, I ended the weekend’s caloriefest by starting my morning with a Power Smoothie!

Power in a Glass

Berry Good!

Into the blender went:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 scoop Muscle Milk Chocolate Protein Powder
  • handful of ice cubes
  • Splenda

I ran out of my Biggest Loser Protein, so I decided to use just a tiny portion of Corey’s Muscle Milk. Muscle Milk is loaded with calories, but the serving size is for FOUR scoops- I figured I would be OK with just a 1/2 a scoop.  Since I’m in the market for a new protein powder, any suggestions out there?

Lunch

Lunch came in the form of good ol’ broccoli slaw, topped with tuna salad and Kraft Toasted Sesame Dressing:

Tuna

Bite O' Tuna

I think I need to invest in some regular lettuce for my salads- the slaw plus the crunchy veggies in my tuna salad made my jaw hurt from chewing so much!

I made my tuna salad with:

  • 2 cans Chicken of the Sea Solid White Albacore Tuna
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light mayo
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced

The amount I made should last for about 4 servings.

Before I left for class, I decided to get a head start on dinner.  I got out the slow cooker and added

  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 can of Progresso Low Sodium Vegetable Soup (just the liquid, I strained out the veggies and threw them away)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

That was it!  I placed it on Low for 5 hours, and when I got home, I removed the chicken breasts and shredded them using two forks:

When I was visiting my parents this weekend, my dad gave me some packages of fresh veggies, including a package of brussel sprouts and a package of yellow squash.  When I got home from class, I sliced all the veggies, layed them on a cookie sheet, sprayed them with non-stick spray, sprinkled them with garlic powder and salt, and popped them in a 425 degree oven for 25 minutes until they were nice and browned:

This is my favorite way to cook vegetables!

I used a jar of Thai Kitchen Yellow Curry to bring this meal together:

I brought the sauce to a boil in a pot, and then I threw in the cooked shredded chicken and roasted veggies.  I gave it a stir, and dinner was ready!

I served our curry dinner over brown rice.  I used a packet of Uncle Ben’s 90-Second Ready Rice, which made this dinner even easier.

Little did I know that I would soon be sobbing like a 5-year-old into my chicken curry, hence, the title of this post.

If you watch The Bachelor, do you think Brad and Emily will make it?!

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Monday Night Tradition

Well, this may not be the best way to kick off the documentation of my healthy meals, but, hey- I said I would document it all- the good, the bad and the fattening.

Mondays are always tough.  Corey has class until 8PM, and I don’t usually get back from my own class until 9:30PM.  By the time I walk in the door, the last thing I feel like doing is making dinner.  This is why Corey started a little Monday-night tradition for the two of us.  Drum roll please…

Pollo Tropical and The Bachelor!

Please don’t feel intimidated by our upscale classiness.

My meal looked like this:

Chicken, yellow rice and veggie TropiChop

I normally get the smaller size, but Corey accidentally got me a large this time.  I definitely could’ve scarfed the whole thing down because I was famished, but I maintained slight self control and split it down the middle.  I saved the other half in the fridge.

Bad at fractions or just really hungry?

To be fair, the smaller size of this meal at Pollo Tropical is pretty low-calorie.  It has around 330 calories.

Later on, I may or may not have had a bowl of Publix Premium No Sugar Added Light Vanilla Ice Cream, topped with half of a crumbled, whole-wheat chocolate chip muffin that I made earlier in the week!

I was planning to post the recipe for the muffins, but they actually turned out to be pretty crappy.  They’ve only been successful as an ice-cream topping.

Now that my hunger and sweet tooth has been satisfied, onto more important things:

King of Romance or Total Tool?

While I’m happy that Michelle is gone, I will definitely miss the crazy that she brought to the show.  But, seriously, Brad needs to just get down to it and send everyone home so he and Emily can start their perfect life together!

TEAM EMILY!

Who are you rooting for on this season of the Bachelor?

And for an extra important question from my co-commentator and Bachelor expert, Corey:

Will Emily say “yes” to the fantasy suite next week?!

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