This morning was a quick and easy breakfast that I half ate on the way to the hospital. I made an apple-almond butter breakfast wrap using la tortilla factory tortillas.
The picture shows the 6 inch tortillas that I used this morning, they also make bigger ones for 80 calories, 8 grams of protein, and 12g of fiber! They are nutrition super star wraps!
I added half an apple sliced, about a tbsp of almond butter and blueberries to the wrap. I ate the rest of the blueberries and apple on the side. Another version of this wrap I love is sliced banana and raisins! YUM YUM
For lunch I made a Mediterranean salad from the salad bar featuring feta, marinated zucchini, squash and barley. I also had a little bit of hummus on the side which I dipped my cucumbers into!
Tips on building a healthy and yummy salad from a salad bar:
The salad bar at the hospital has some items that stay the same every day like lettuce, chicken, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, raisins, sunflower seeds, croutons, and feta. Then it also has items that change every day that create some sort of theme. This usually includes some sort of speciality salad, for example so far I’ve seen a mandarin kale mix and today’s marinated squash/zucchini mix. It also usually includes a starch that changes daily, I’ve seen cous cous, quinoa, bean mixes, and today’s marinated barley.
I’ve noticed it’s really tempting to load up my salad with LOTS of healthy goodies, which can add up calories pretty quickly. So, I first decide what my featured items of the day will be. From the following I pick 2-3: starches (like beans/ whole grains), dried fruit, nuts/seeds, cheese, marinated vegetables, etc. My strategy is to first load up on the leafy vegetables like romaine lettuce and spinach. Next I add dressing and toss the salad, because let’s face it, the goodies don’t need the dressing! If I’m going to pick a marinated veggie or grain I skip the salad dressing all together. Then I add in other free foods like plain vegetables (cherry tomotoes, carrots, cucumbers etc.) Next I add in the protein (if I chose a high protein starch like beans or quinoa I add a little less). Finally I top with the remaining goodies of choice and ENJOY (you may want to purchase your salad first!).
Right after I got home I enjoyed some of the treats from yesterday and then quickly jetted out the door on my road trip to Phoenix!
Question of the night:
What are your favorite road trip snacks?
Veggie chips and popcorn are two of my favorite road trip snacks! I also like to bring fresh fruit like bananas and apples or granola bars to tide me over between meals. I NEVER like to be without food when I get hungry (especially in the middle of the desert!)