SNAP Challenge – Day 1 Snack & Lunch

Before I go any further, I need to state that even though today is Monday, I am treating it like a Sunday since I don’t have any class until tomorrow. A lot of what I do today will prepare me for the week ahead, and therefore will require more time than most days.

Snack:

My first snack of the day was a half cup of fat free cottage cheese (added pepper) and the other half of the banana from breakfast along with 2 cups of water.

Snack #1

Snack #1

Snack Stats:

Prep Time: <1 min

Calories: 133

Carbs: 19 grams

Fat: 0 grams

Protein: 14 grams

LUNCH:

For lunch I made a large batch of quinoa, following the instructions from this site : http://www.eatingrules.com/2011/10/how-to-make-fluffy-quinoa/

I also quick soaked and made 8 oz of dry kidney beans. This took about 2 hours total, but didnt involve a lot of attention so I was able to do other things around the apartment while it was cooking.

Quick soak: Boil for 2 min, cover and wait 1 hour

Quick soak: Boil for 2 min, cover and wait 1 hour

Cooking soaked beans. Simmer, covered for 1 hour

Cooking soaked beans. Simmer, covered for 1 hour

My lunch today consisted of 1/2 cup cooked quinoa, 2 oz of canned white tuna, and 10 baby carrots. (and 3 cups of water!) While this may not seem like much, it actually filled my up pretty well, and I will be having a pre workout snack about 2 hours after eating lunch.

Lunch...mmm yum...

Lunch…mmm yum…

Lunch Stats:

Total Prep time: 2 hours for everything to cook, but <1 minute once it was cooked.

Calories: 341

Carbs: 67 grams

Fat: 4 grams

Protein: 24 grams

After Lunch:

I put the other 2 oz of tuna in the fridge for later, along with all the cooked quinoa, and the beans. These will be used for future meals and will save a ton of time!

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