My wife and I try to plan out our meals most of the time. This – of course – leads to unhappy children who don’t enjoy things like quinoa or salad or General Tso’s Chicken. So we decided that we would let the kids each pick one meal per week and we would pick the rest. Sometimes this works out well, but sometimes it leads to a rumbly in my tummy.
Tuesday is my daughter’s choice and this week she chose Sloppy Joes. Sloppy Joes are an easy, quick and not too terribly unhealthy meal depending on how you make it, but it’s never been much of a filler for me. For those who know me, they know I am a quick eater in general, but I munched down two Sloppy Joes and some chips in about 48.2 seconds and only wanted more. I didn’t eat more, but I couldn’t help but lie around wondering if it was eventually going to fill me up.
But luckily I still had my dessert left for the day and it helped make everything better. I was discussing in yesterday’s entry how I wanted to stop “saving” calories for my dessert, but this is a prime example as to why maybe I should. Dinner wasn’t exactly light on the calories, but I still wanted more.
Wednesday is my son’s choice and this week he chose chili dogs. I think that is about as filling as Sloppy Joes. I could probably eat a whole package of hot dogs and a can of chili and not bee full. So it may be another big protein shake day.
Thank goodness I move around a lot…
Breakfast – Homemade Egg McMuffin
Snack – Pork jerky and granola bar
Lunch – Quinoa burgers and soup
Dinner – Sloppy Joes and Doritos
Dessert – Samoa cookies and a protein shake
An hour+ of walking at work
4 miles on the treadmill