Posted by buffmuffy on August 31, 2009
First of all I have to say “oopsy” because I deleted a couple pics off the blackberry that I thought I already had sent here. Argh! It began with my Sunday breakfast and lunch, which were quite boring anyway so no bother.
By the way, for anyone who has seen Food Inc, please make sure you read the bottom of this post 🙂
*sorry for any sideways pictures!
For breakfast on Sunday, I had a small baggie of strawberries and some farmer’s cheese. Farmer’s cheese is straight from the farm essentially and has no dyes in it. And it is amazing! I got a big hunk at Sam’s for like $6-7. So this was definitely a light breakfast. I ended up snacking on some cinnamon twists at work (sugar boost for the huge rush we had I guess lol) and also had a bean soft taco with lettuce and tomato only. See? Boring stuff, I promise!
Dinner last night was delicious. I took a sandwich thin and put some farmer’s cheese on it and melted it. YUM! I had some multigrain crackers with dab of feta as well, some strawberries, and some raspberry drink that I sipped on the whole night (fermented drink).
I also had a few snacks throughout the night …. some tropical trail mix (full of sugar but amazingly yummy and the nuts balance it out some), some terra chips, cheese, and a small amount of fruit smoothie that Mike made (frozen mixed fruit, ice, and a little bit of juice).
Today not only do I look super cute… well I don’t really know what else I was going to say. Here is a random pic of my lovely shirt! Lol someone walked by when the picture shot so … yeah.
Close up (for janetha <3)
I packed a breakfast and lunch this morning. For breakfast, I had some halved strawberries and a mixture of colby jack, muenster, and farmer’s cheese (about 2.5 servings of cheese total) and a Mango Synergy kombucha.
(Dang it, I don’t know what happened to this picture!!!)
For lunch, I packed a sandwich thin with cheddar and had a piece of cheddar on the side, as well as some salt and pepper popchips. Not pictured is a diet dew that I wanted . . . Don’t judge!
Later I have a Kashi dark chocolate coconut snack bar and a Pineapple O.N.E. coconut water to drink for my workout in a couple hours (which may not even happen as I feel obligated to get through my 300 google reader posts lol).
(Update: OMG this bar is AMAZING. It has a nice oaty crunchiness to it and the dark chocolate layer is rich. The coconut compliments it perfectly.)
That’s all for eats so far. Again sorry for the sideways pictures <.< I don’t have my regular computer today and I didn’t want to go through the editing process with them all.
Now, on to the important stuff…
I know many of you have seen Food Inc.
I have a question. I know that there were 5 major meat companies like Smithfield and Tyson that participated in inhumane, concentrated farms. Does anyone remember the other 3 and is there a way to figure out what subcompanies these larger ones own so I can avoid them all? I told Mike all about the movie and thankfully he too wants to make a change. But we are unsure what is okay to buy. We live in Nebraska and most of the meat in stores is made in Nebraska, but is the target and walmart meat okay or is it bad? Is there anyway to know? I need some pointers here! I don’t want to support the evils of these companies.
This movie really moved me. I just can’t believe what is really going on out there. I can’t afford to buy much, but I want to stop buying from these companies.
So how do I get my protein currently? I went to Sam’s and looked at the deli meat but was unsure what was safe to buy. I therefore have been eating lots of cheese to get protein and I know it isn’t the healthiest method, but I don’t really get any protein or fats from any other source unless I’m eating nutbutters or eggs which are much harder to transport. I plan on hardboiling some eggs, but I have to find the time first. And I need to start bringing ab&j’s to school as well. Cheese is fattenting, but since I’m not getting much fat anywhere else either, so far it hasn’t been affecting me too much. I was eating almost all carbs for my first week and I just had to find a way to add in some other nutrients that I was needing badly! You all gave me tons of good ideas, but if you have any great on-the-go ideas for protein, I’m open to them! Especially if I can find a good deli meat that isn’t from the evil companies. Then I can bring turkey sandwiches!
That is all for now!