Not much has happened so far today–just slugging away at work. You know how Tuesdays roll. 🙂
Around 10:30 AM, I had my mid-morning snack. I munched on a juicy pear and 1/4 cup cottage cheese. I’ve found pairing a fruit with some protein really ups the satiety of my snack. Another good combo is fruit + PB.
Lunch – Grilled Chicken Salad and Polenta Croutons
I was craving a salad for lunch, but they rarely satisfy me. I thought throwing in a hearty base of carbs would help. 🙂
I used the grilled chicken from yesterday’s lunch sammie. Also thrown in my salad were red onions, green onions, spinach, and a plum tomato.
I baked tiny slices of polenta at 350 for 30 minutes, and then I broiled them for an extra 5 minutes to create crunchy, satisfying, and healthy "croutons."
Whenever I eat a salad like this–with so many unique flavors and textures–I always skip the dressing.
And afterwards, I ate a mini Larabar (Pistachio flavor). I was expecting it to be green, but the actual color still kind of threw me! It was yummy, though (of course).
On a slightly evil note, I can’t wait to watch the VP Debate on Thursday. Baw hahahahahaha!
I bet most of you couldn’t even bear to watch that whole video! I just got serious second-hand embarrassment. I guess now you all know my political preference. 😉