Lunch – Roast Chicken Tender with Tomato and Fruit Chutney on a Round Roll.
I love these chicken tenders on a roll. The frozen bread roll goes in the microwave for 30 seconds. The chicken tender is frozen and in a plastic packet. You cut off one corner and that goes in for 50 seconds.
I am still trying to find appropriate substitutes for tomato when at work (you cant be cutting up an avocado there or any complicated type of things, this is probably as complex as it can get, I only have 10 minutes!) – when at home I am thinking beetroot might work or maybe a pineapple thin. For something this small probably avocado is a bit of overkill and I don’t like to cut one up and not use it all.
Afternoon Snacks – Apricots & Pears – Popcorn – Sultana Tea Cake
The popcorn is a little unusual. It seems to have something sweet and yet salty on it. I like it though I find it is way too much and takes ages to eat. That is a very large bowl, by the way.
The pears still have the skin on, I am surprised to find I like that, too.
I had the Sultana Tea Cake on arriving home from the gym. It goes in the microwave for 30 seconds. It was *amazing*.
Dinner – Homestyle Savory Mince
6.5 mins in the microwave. It does not look very tasty – it was quite tasty but I feel like it was missing something. Maybe red wine? Black pepper? I would like it a little more spicy – will try the Chili Con Carne next time.
Breakfast – Baked Beans, Ham and melted Cheese on a toasted Multigrain Muffin –
Minus ham. I’m not a big fan. :)
Multigrain Muffins are an awesome thing. I don’t know how long I’ll be doing the Lite N Easy for but one thing I do know is that muffins will be something I continue to eat afterwards. They are the ultimate convenience food yet still healthy – easily frozen – quick to defrost – you can put anything you like on top of them.
One of the first ones I would try would be toasted multigrain muffin, avocado, smoked salmon, cream cheese.
With that said, it is not easy to put baked beans on top of them – and keep them there.
Missed out on – Orange – not enough hours in the day to eat all this food! I should have added it to my drink.. like this Mineral Water with Orange.
Gym Visit –
I’m thinking about going as many days as possible this week – I am pretty sure I won’t make it on Tuesday as I’m on a late shift, but am hoping to make it every other day.
The trouble with the gym is – if I finish work at 6, go home and get changed, get to the gym by 6:30, that is kind of peak time there. A lot of people go between 5-7. It annoys me when it is busy because people, in general, suck. There is a core of weightlifting muscleheads who bang the weights around and generally be all noisy, there is a bizarre woman who is a total fruit cake whose very presence irrits me, there are these two chicks who walk on the treadmills and talk at the top of their lungs.. I could go on.
To combat this I use my iphone and headphones. All the machines have teevees in them but you can’t control what is going to come to you as a surprise and the music channel these days.. egads. I like my own music.
Saturday and Sunday are the best most peaceful days, so I always like to make sure I go on those days.
Lite N Easy Wrap Up Post –
Make sure to drop in and read it – this post contains my overall thoughts on Lite N Easy and also links to all the daily posts. You can find the wrap up post by clicking here.