If yesterday I only ate a total of 914 calories, today was worse -I had 847 calories. Am I sick or what?
I actually feel great. So I wonder why I ended up with these metrics:
June 24, 2017
Goal: 1200 calories
-Food: 847 calories
+Exercise: 13 calories
=Remaining: 366 calories
As usual, my activities were pretty much the same: driving, doing light cleaning, cooking, writing.
Here’s the food I consumed today, help me analyze:
Morning Snack: a piece of banana
Lunch: Brown rice, leftover No-Meat Kare Kare the other day
Afternoon Snack: Chippy (the less salt version)
Dinner: Brown rice, Chili, Grilled Chicken Kebab — both home made
Did I mention that I love cooking? I love it as much as I love eating, and when I am happy I tend to cook more. So it really puzzles me why I didn’t eat enough today.
So today I was inspired to make my own version of chili, especially since I wanted to boost my intake of beans.
According to The Bean Institute:
All types of beans—including black, cranberry, Great Northern, dark red kidney, light red kidney, white kidney, navy, pink, pinto, and small red—are good sources of protein, excellent sources of fiber, and naturally fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free. Many types are also good sources of potassium.
For this particular version of chili, I tweaked the tomato-less, chicken chili recipe by The Domestic Geek. I also didn’t put in tomatoes, I also used chicken, but instead of thickening it up with cream cheese, I just added some greek yogurt with it. I also used red kidney beans since that’s what I have in my pantry.
I also tried a new marinade for my chicken breasts. Told yah, this chicken breast is gonna be a staple. So I might as well add some variety to how I season or marinate them. Today it’s marinated in Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, paprika, chili powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, turmeric, black pepper, salt and some EVOO.
And I skewered them. Tadaaa! Chicken Kebabs!
Now excuse me as I enjoy my brown rice, chili and chicken kebabs with some K-drama.