Before I begin with today’s items that I have, and or will be eating, I want to clarify something. Be sure and read yesterday’s, post with the rules, especially if you are joining in. I would love to know if you are trying it, and your results. You will also see what I ate yesterday. This post may contain affiliate links. Let shareasale.com find sales leads for you. Only pay when it works! This challenge is for 2 weeks.
For clarification, because I did not outright state it, all vegetables and fruits, are zero points unless they are packed in oil, sugar, or have added sugar. Any packaged food that has less than 6 grams or less of total sugar per serving, and 3 grams of fat or less per serving, is a zero food for my challenge. I think that makes it more clear when you start to read what I eat in a day. Since yesterday I have lost 6 ounces. I weigh myself every day. For some people this may not be a good idea, but ever since being diagnosed with CKD, I monitor my weight for water retention. I did add two foods to what I ate yesterday. It added only one more gram of fat and no sugars, so still zero points. I had 16 nibbler pretzels as a snack, and a 1/2 cup of creamed corn over top of my dinner chicken.
Day 2 What I have eaten and will eat. Remember I do not count drinks.
Breakfast: I actually was not hungry and had a lot to do before it got too hot. So, coffee, and a bottle of water was breakfast.
Lunch: I made my meatless taco salad. You guys this really is so good and I hope you try it. It is completely zero points. I cook 1/2 cup of drained and rinsed black beans with about a tbsp of any taco seasoning that meets the requirements. I then chop up some romaine lettuce, any lettuce is fine, in a bowl, add about 6 cherry tomatoes halved, some chopped Vidalia onion, 2 tbsp of any salsa that meets the requirements, and 1 tbsp of Daisy sour cream. I do not buy the low fat. One tbsp meets my requirements. I thought I had pics of my taco salad, but apparently I do not. You can find the sour cream info online. 1 tbsp is 2.5 grams of fat. I do not add any cheese at all. The lettuce is the crunch. This lunch is only 204 calories and very filling, and affordable!
Dinner tonight will be 3 oz of pan fried boneless skinless chicken breast, with green beans. For this challenge there are no oils that meet the requirements, so I cook only in vegetable broth. I also will be making the mac n cheese shown below. To meet my zero point requirements it will be made with skim milk, and 1 tbsp of whipped butter. A serving is a 1/3 of the box prepared. Whipped butter has much less fat than regular butter, see images. I do not like margarine so I just make it fit the requirements, lol
Snack: Zero Point Cake. The cake shown below, even prepared, has only 1 gram of fat. How? Eggs are zero points, and we used two, and instead of the oil I used zero added sugar applesauce. For the frosting I made the white chocolate sugar free pudding. This was really good! Yes, I already had my snack, lol. Be sure you only eat one serving. According the box if you cut the cake in 10 pieces one out of the ten is a serving size.
If I am still hungry after dinner I can have pretzels, or banana and strawberries. Tomorrow and Friday are work days for me and I have no leftovers, so I will have to think of dinner meals for work.
Nutrition info for day 2: It does look like I will need a little more protein. I will have to think about that. I might add an egg at dinner. Always remember I am not a Dietitian. My stats may not be perfect, they are estimates. I use my food tracking app, and details on the packages or online to figure out my stats.
Calories: 617 Probably a smidge higher because I don’t know how the app figured up for the cake.
Total Fat: 8 grams this is probably a smidge more because I didn’t figure out each piece of cake using two eggs.
Saturated Fat: 3 grams. I rounded up
Cholesterol 76 mg again probably a smidge higher due to the eggs in the cake mix
Sodium: 1841 mg If I have pretzels later it will be a bit higher
Total Carbs: 106 grans again if I have pretzels it will be higher
Net Carbs: 93 grams
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