Greenlite Meals: Day 3

I finally got smart and looked ahead at the total number of calories for the rest of my Greenlite meals this week. Today’s would have been 830! My meals were part of a Groupon offer to try the service for one week. I don’t remember it saying so, but after scouring the website I wonder if this is Greenlite’s diet plan which is designed to help you lose 20 pounds in 8 weeks. I do not think I could survive 56 days of eating 1000 calories or less! Although it would be nice to fit into all my clothes from 8th grade again…. I sent them an email for more information, and in the meantime I decided to plan to add a little something to my meals for the rest of the week.

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Today’s breakfast was Blueberry Lemon Oatmeal made with almond milk and a touch of agave. It had a wonderful flavor, but I’m not a fan of the texture of blueberries once they’ve been frozen and thawed. They had a weird, thick mouth feel, were a bit chewy, and the inside was kind of gritty or something. I added a little margarine to fatten it up. I popped a maple Toastable from Qrunch Foods in the toaster oven and spread a little apricot jelly on it.

Calories: 240 + 50 for the margarine

Toastable, 120
jelly, 10

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For lunch I had Split Pea Soup, nice and thick and with an earthy, salty taste. I toasted a plain piece of sourdough…

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and threw it right in.

Calories: 130 + 84 for the toast

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I had my Greenlite snack afterwards, a giant Banana Carob Oat cookie. It was good, but kind of like eating extra thick oatmeal spread into a circle shape. There are no instructions on the websites for prepping cookies, but I heated it in the toaster oven to see if it would become more cookie-like. Nope. But it was sweet, yummy, and filling.

Calories: 160 + 70 for half a bottle of kombucha

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For dinner I really cheated. My cousin made and delivered a whole meal for me and Tete, she made chicken as the main course and it turned out Chick’n Stir Fry was the final meal on my menu today. So I added some of her herb roasted potatoes and agave glazed carrots to my meal. She also sent along a big salad for each of us, but I was too full and had to save mine. I don’t know how many calories were in the potatoes and carrots, so I’m estimating high and calling it 500.

The chick’n in the stir fry is Gardein brand strips, and there was also quinoa and plenty of veggies. I really enjoyed this dish, and it went perfectly with my cousin’s potatoes and carrots. She is an awesome cook!! Oh, and she also gave us freshly roasted garlic, I had a couple cloves with my potatoes. I love roasted garlic.

Calories: 300

Potatoes & Carrots, estimated 500
Glass of cashew vanilla cashew milk, 80

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And…she even included a couple vegan chocolate chip cookies from Brick Road Pizza! I’m going to save those for my next fat day, which will be this coming Monday. I can’t wait. I have no idea how many calories are in these cookies, and I don’t care.

Total calories today: 1684
That’s a little high, but I plan to burn a couple hundred before bedtime. Actually, I hadn’t even planned to be on any kind of diet before I just typed that. Maybe this calorie cutting business is getting to me. Yuck :p

7 thoughts on “Greenlite Meals: Day 3

  1. Your meals are wonderfully descriptive~ now I’m off to make some oatmeal for a late breakfast. It won’t be lemony, and will include a nut butter, hot peppers and curry, with blueberries, cranberries, walnuts, a ton of coconut oil and chunky pink Himalayan sea salt for crunch.

  2. 830 calories!!!! Oh my! Glad you did a pre-count first. That’s a bit off having so little calories for an adult. Research has found an adult’s brain and internal organs do not work properly under 1100 calories a day. 1600 calories doesn’t sound bad, I eat between 1400-1600 a day and that’s for my ‘reduction’.

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