SNAP BACK REPORT!
Calorie Accounting – Snap Kitchen “Snap Back to Skinny” 3-Day Meal Plan
*Clean, conservative, regulated eating to get back on track after a delicious but horrifying calorie bender*
Day Three: 1180 Calories
TGIfreakingF yall! It’s Friday, and a great one too!! Not only am I seeing Brandon Flowers, my one true love, in concert at a favorite tiny venue tonight, but also, I’ll be a total babe screaming for him in the front row: I stepped on the scale this morning, after officially completing my 3-day “Snap Back to Skinny” corrective kick-start meal plan, and I have effectively done away with every last ounce of the 4 pounds of hot dogs gained over Labor Day Weekend. Let’s party!!!!!!
But before we do, let me bring you up to speed on the deets of the third and final daily menu:
We kicked things off yesterday with the re-introduction of a little caffeine (historically this is the most difficult part of any kind of clean-eating program for me; to put it lightly, I am a “fan” of Diet Coke) with the adorable Almonccino (80 Cal), a simple mixture of filtered water, organic coffee, and almonds. Kind of like a Starbucks Double Shot without the dairy, sugar, calories, or regret. My lil’ Almonccino was perfectly accompanied by the DELICIOUS Chia Seed & Date Pudding (160 Cal), which may have been my favorite part of this 3-day adventure. Omg I love all the things you can do with Chia, inclusive of course of fuzzy sheep and presidential hairdos. The chia seeds soak in a sweet combo of almond and coconut milk, expanding with the moisture, by the end almost giving it a tapioca-ish consistency. There’s a bit of cinnamon and cayenne sprinkled in, and the whole shebang is topped with chopped almonds and dates. It is breakfast, it is a snack, it is a dessert, it is perfect. 5 stars!!!
Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash (270 Cal) was a lovely lunch. I adore spaghetti squash, but nearly chop off my finger every time I try to make it for myself (I’m bad with gourds; that’s what she said). This was lightly tossed in a Greek vinaigrette, topped with tomato, feta, green onion, and capers. (And olives too, if you’re an olive person, which I’m not, but I wish I was.) Delish. Later in the afternoon I sat down in my rocking chair to enjoy a generous Fruit Medley (120 Cal), which was just mixed seasonal fresh fruit. Strawberries, melons, grapes, pineapples.. can’t go wrong. And a really big bowl! Filled me up till dinner.
Dinner, then, was an Over-Easy Bison Burger (320 Cal). This was goooood. How amazing that perfectly-cooked bison burgers can be available for you to grab-n-go-n-zap for a crazy fast, crazy healthy, crazy delicious dinner?? I don’t typically eat bison burgers because I’m intimidated by the thought of working with bison meat.. I don’t even know where to buy it, and if I did, I bet it’s hella expensive. But I also know that bison meat is super lean and packed with nutrients, and this burger was to die. Topped with an “over-easy” (though I’d call it over-medium–which I like better!!) eggiweg and served with a heaping side of sweet potato fries, I surely did not feel like I was dieting when I was eating this dinner. How many 320-calorie Lean Cuisine meals are this beautiful and satisfying???
Then guess what it was time for??? That’s right, Jimmy Fallon and LATE NIGHT SNACKS, which means Caveman Clusters (230 Cal) on my couch in my comfy cozies!! A crunchy, salty-sweet, ooey-gooey, fibrous and protein-packed end to the evening, and celebratory toast to the successful conclusion of my 3-day snappy adventure. I’m back on freaking track, people.
And now… time for me and B-Flo to be lovebirds like this again: