carbtastic.

by Janetha on June 23, 2010

in meals

more on my title in a moment.

thanks for all the supportive comments that came in from my rambling about body image and weight. you ladies all had great things to say! in case you missed it and are looking for an inspirational boost about your body.. check out the comments section of my last post. wise women in blog land :)

today has been a productive wednesday. waffleless, unfortunately, but still a good day. it got off to a rocky start when my morning was so hectic that i couldn’t make my breakfast. i hate those mornings! instead, i sucked down the iced coffee that marshall brought me:

IMG_6401 around 10 AM i was able to sneak away and make some oatmeal!

meal 1: maple cinnamon protein custard oats @ 10:30 AM IMG_6412 yes, that is a bowl of oatmeal that has five words in the title. come on, each word was important to the bowl! IMG_6419 maple: in the form of chemicals. i really love this sugar free syrup and, when used in moderation, it is a nice way to sweeten up a breakfast.

cinnamon: this one goes without saying. i probably dumped close to 1 TB in there while cooking the oats…

protein: one (30g) serving of EAS premium protein powder (thanks christin!)

custard: oh this is a new word for my oatmeal bowls, now isn’t it?! i finally tried stirring a whole egg into my oats at the end of the cooking process like i have seen susan and tay do.

oats: 1/3 cup dry, old fashioned quaker oats. IMG_6409IMG_6411 the whole egg made the oats plump up and they became so voluminous! and they also were much creamier than my typical bowl of oats. try this method, i promise it will not let you down! IMG_6421 since my breakfast was eaten later this obviously led to a later lunch. i hate it when lunch time is thrown off because by noon i need a break from work, but when noon came today i just wasn’t hungry. so i plugged along with my daily tasks and when my stomach started to grumble i decided to head to the kitchen and whip up some food.

meal 2: meatball wrap + mini bell peppers @ 1:45 PM IMG_6433 i am happy to say i still haven’t gone to the grocery store! i am going to try to eat my way through my freezer and what is left in my fridge before i move. of course, i will have to by the essential items like almond milk, eggs and greens. but i have so much frozen fruit, veggies and protein that i could eat for quite awhile without making a trip to the store! two of the components from today’s lunch came from my freezer: the meatballs and the flat out wrap. IMG_6442 this was 1 flat out wrap layered with 1 wedge of laughing cow light cheese, a big glob of sabra brand garlic hummus, spinach and four spinach & fontina chicken meatballs (from costco). IMG_6430 hummus and laughing cow are a match made it condiment heaven!! IMG_6429 all wrapped up. IMG_6445 served alongside my favorite thing to crunch and munch on. i could eat a bag (costco sized, mind you) of these daily! IMG_6446 now more about my title.

while eating this delicious lunch, i checked my personal email. if you subscribe to health.com newsletters, you probably saw the article about “10 fat-burning carbs”. i was quick to click on this article because i always love learning more about the “good kinds” of carbs, as i know it can be a little confusing to determine which carbs are best to fuel our bodies. not going to lie, the glycemic index baffles me and the terms simple and complex are often interchanged in my brain and i forget which carb belongs to which group.

anyway. thought this article was interesting and wanted to talk about it! before i mention the 10 foods in the article, i must preface by saying that health.com talks about something called “resistance starch”, which, essentially, means the carbs that fill you up and keep you full. from the health.com website:

When we talk about the right kind of carbs, we mean Resistant Starch. Hundreds of studies conducted at respected universities and research centers have shown Resistant Starch helps you eat less, burn more calories, feel more energized and less stressed, and lower cholesterol.

so. resistance starch. now we know what they mean by this. that is important because the 10 foods they listed as “fat-burning carbs” give the “resistance starch grams for each serving. the author states that she aims to get 10-15 grams of resistance starch daily.

onto the list of ten! RSG=resistance starch grams

  • bananas: 1 medium (~7”) banana = 4.7 RSG
  • oatmeal: 1/2 cup (uncooked) serving = 4.6 RSG
  • white beans: 1/2 cup serving = 3.8 RSG
  • lentils: 1/2 cup serving =3.4 RSG
  • potatoes: one (2.5” diameter) potato = 3.2 RSG
  • plantains: 1/2 cup serving = 2.7 RSG
  • garbanzo beans: 1/2 cup serving = 2.1 RSG
  • pearl barley: 1/2 cup serving = 1.9 RSG
  • whole wheat pasta: 1 cup (cooked) serving = 2 RSG
  • brown rice: 1/2 cup serving = 1.7 RSG

the article talks about each food in detail and even offers links to recipes that incorporate each food! see it here. [source.]

i think this list was awesome and i couldn’t agree with it more! of the ten “fat-burning carbs”, i regularly eat all of them except plantains, lentils and pearl barley. i love plantains and lentils and eat them occasionally. the one item i haven’t tried is pearl barley, but i know i should. i have seen it around and it looks excellent. i am a big advocate of eating a balance of carbs, protein and fat. i think that you need a little of all 3 in order to function properly. heavy protein diets wear me down and cause a lack of energy and heavy carb diets would blow me up like a balloon. with that said, i am also a big advocate of fueling my body with the right types of food, carbs included. this list of 10 foods is awesome. i like to get my carbs from the foods they mentioned along with fruits & veggies.

meal 3: fruity protein smoothie @ 4:45 PM

IMG_6453

  • 1 cup almond milk (i use unsweetened vanilla almond breeze)
  • 1 chunk frozen cantaloupe
  • ~5 frozen green grapes
  • 2 frozen strawberries
  • 30g vanilla protein powder

IMG_6459

on-the-go!

errands consisted of checking out some shoes for the wedding (i have wide feet and my dumb toes hang off 99% of flip flops out there) and i ended up finding these:IMG_6479

yes they are etnies flip flops and yes i am wearing them for my wedding. and yes they were $17. function over fashion, folks.

and i also picked up my dress (!!!) no photo, obviously, but it looks great! all hemmed and ready to go.

my bridal photos are on tuesday so these were very important errands.  unfortunately, these errands ended up taking until 7 PM due to unforseen circumstances. sigh. this meant i had to nix my workout. oh well, life happenings are way more important right now!!

however, i had promised you guys some new moves photos.. so, sorry, those will have to wait!

after my errands i was planning to head to the house to help with the renovations.  everyone working was hungry so i picked up paradise bakery for all!

IMG_6461

we dined on the lawn since the kitchen is torn apart ;)

IMG_6465

i went with a garden salad with chicken + fat free poppyseed dressing:

IMG_6469IMG_6471IMG_6472

this wasn’t anything to write home about. meh. i hate spending money on sub-par food.

this is the man who holds the fate of my house renovations in his hands. my brother has his own tile company (anyone local need tile? let me know.) and i hired him to renovate both bathrooms, the kitchen and all the floors.

the brother, doug:

IMG_6475

pretty sure right there he was talking about how he doesn’t understand how people can just eat a salad as their dinner. he said he “just doesn’t get it”..haha! momma b and i defended the salad’s honor, not to worry!IMG_6476

the (tired) happy couple! IMG_6477

he is so handsome! even when painting :)

IMG_6480

hard at work! oh look! a special guest appearance by daddy b!IMG_6482

my mom and i worked hard on assembling the bathroom vanity. gotta love IKEA assembly adventures, eh?

IMG_6483 IMG_6484 IMG_6485

and doug got to work on tearing out the old vanity..

IMG_6488IMG_6489

and this princess stood around and looked adorable! IMG_6491

marshall broke the ceiling fan light.. but it’s ok, we are replacing it anyway.

IMG_6495

my sis in law’s mom, shelly, worked so hard today and tonight on painting my master bath and bedroom. she’s an awesome painter!

new paint is on top. it is more green than how the photo came out. we still have to paint the bottom part!

without flash:

IMG_6499

with flash:IMG_6501

yeah. it is definitely more green in person.

doug managed to get quite a bit done in the bathroom for one night of work. can’t wait to see the finished product!

IMG_6504  

oh house, i cannot wait for you to be done. so i can live in you.

i sat down to blog at 11:30 PM (because i am addicted) and had this lovely banana nut vitatop + dark chocolate dreams PB as a midnight snack.

IMG_6515

and marshall made me a cup-o-tea in my J mug :)

IMG_6511

tomorrow is guest post thursday! so i will be back for flashback friday!

Qs~

1. how many of the 10 “fat-burning carbs” listed above do you eat on a regular basis? 7/10 for me. plantains, lentils and pearl barley are the 3 missing.

2. what’s in your freezer right now? in addition to the meatballs & flat outs, i have a stockpile of vitatops, chicken breast, ground turkey, leftover fruit from sunday dinner @ mom’s that i froze, a bag of costco normandy style vegetables, a bag of costco green beans, freezer-burned ice cream birthday cake that i won’t eat and two big bags of peas that i use to ice my ankles/knees after running.

xo. janetha b.

Print Friendly
Bekah June 26, 2010 at 6:27 am

This is probably one of my favorite posts ever. I loved seeing your family, and the image of you and marshall in front of your home (aah, don’t you love that you can call it a HOME?!) is really sweet. Like YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED!!! I can’t believe it. and you just seem so at peace with it all. Like this is really it.

last picture made me smile too. tea. protein cake. marshall. laptop. :D

i always have frozen bananas in the freezer. i think that covers both questions. and boo on paradise bakery. don’t like it. not worth it.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post:

FTC Disclosure. Disclaimer.