productive night

productive night

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productive night

March 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

wow, do I kick butt or what?!? I made veggie fajitas for dinner, went to a movie with friends, came home and spent some time with Matt before he went to bed. When he was asleep, I got up and decided to turn my last few tortillas into chips since they don't keep well. Finally got the chips to turn out well--well enough to eat them all! alt I need to have pizza for an event Friday night with the high schoolers I work with at church and work both nights until then so made 2 pizzas so am good on that now. While the pizza rose/baked, I made another batch of tortillas and then made chips out of them. Soooo...on hand, I now have: salad made a few days ago, a few leftover fajita veggies, leftover rice with Campbell's vegetable vegetarian soup mixed in, leftover mac/cheese from a few days ago, two pizzas sliced appropriately, tortilla chips, AND yogurt. ALL low pro. Even if work sucks, food will be yummy! haha. I'm going to have pack some phe in somewhere...maybe treat myself to some mixed veggies with green beans, corn, peas, and carrots! Exception would, of course, be the days I have the rice & soup, as all of those veggies are already in the soup! I was proud of myself and my productivity and thought I'd share with people who might understand. :) I've now been awake for 14 hours and will go to sleep for the majority of the day. (yes, it's 3:15am. Yay for night shift!) I work Wed, Thurs nights and am not looking forward to it. At least I'll have yummy, low pro food to help me through. alt

11 Reviews of productive night

  1. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    Life is so much better when there’s a good variety of low protein food already made in the house. I totally understand :)

  2. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    By the way, what is low pro yogurt?

  3. Registered: Feb 1, 2010

    Posts: 0

    Tucson, Arizona

    My dietitian just told me about it last week when I was at clinic. There is a company that makes yogurt out of coconut milk, so it is lower in phe than milk or soy yogurts! Apparently the brand names it appears under are “So delicious” and “purely decadent”. I have seen the yogurt and ice cream but apparently there’s a milk also. I found the yogurt (6 oz packages of various flavors) at both our local Whole Foods store and at Sunflower Market. The information my dietitian gave me says that each 6-oz cup of yogurt is 28mg phe (+/-5). I bought it on sale 3/$4 so it’s not cheap. But for variety’s sake, maybe worth it. It does make me feel full afterwards too. Plus, it came up because I have been having some stomach problems and it has the acidophilus. I’ve never had yogurt, so it took me most of the first yogurt for the taste to grow on me. My husband says it’s good, but doesn’t exactly taste like real yogurt.

  4. Registered: Nov 3, 2009

    Posts: 0

    , Massachusetts

    Haha that’s awesome, well done. It is definitely a good feeling when you have plenty of food to grab ahead of time so you don’t have to wonder where or what dinner will come from or be tonight… !! The so delicious yogurts are pretty good… def a fun option for yogurt which is something i’ve never been able to have. But the texture I wasn’t used to so, i’m not a huge fan. (Plus it has loads of sat fat, but thats the nerdy RD coming out!)

  5. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    Wow. I need to try that. I like regular yogurt, so I wonder how it will compare. It does sound expensive but probably a nice alternative when I don’t have time to bake banana bread for the week.

  6. Registered: Nov 3, 2009

    Posts: 0

    , Massachusetts

    (there is a lot of research showing that coconut is comprised of a medium chained saturated fat that may actually not only be unhealthy, but may actually be beneficial… just wanted to make sure I don’t put out any negative opinions out there- check out the research if you want) and sarah, yes it is nice to have a yogurt option… I will have to give it another chance and try to get past the texture issues!!

  7. Registered: Feb 26, 2007

    Posts: 0

    Chicago, Illinois

    I tried the yogurt! I like it. I stopped by Whole Foods today & they also had the Ener-g gluten free pretzels. I wouldn’t normally spend that much for my food, but I’m out of Cambrooke products right now & this week is busy. Thanks for the info.

  8. Registered: Feb 1, 2010

    Posts: 0

    Tucson, Arizona

    Woo hoo! In addition to the acidophilous (I may have butchered the spelling, but am too lazy to look!) that will hopefully help me with my stomach problems, I like the yogurt because I usually feel pretty full afterwards for a few hours. That’s hard for me to find somtimes. Probably an advantage of the level of fat you were talking about, Hunter!

  9. Registered: Nov 3, 2009

    Posts: 0

    , Massachusetts

    Ya, like Brenda said the type of fat isn’t as bad as other sources of saturated fat, but it still does have fat and calories so it is just something to keep in mind and not go overboard with : ) you guys have inspired me to give it another shot : ) ps they seem to have a pretty quick expiration date, but i know the rice milk does as well and i go over a lot and don’t have any problems… anyone have experience with the yogurt going bad if it goes past the deadline? that is what turns me off a bit, i dont want to buy 12 for the discount and then have 7 of them go bad, you know?

  10. Registered: Feb 1, 2010

    Posts: 0

    Tucson, Arizona

    When I bought my yogurt in mid-March, the expiration dates were early May. For the first few weeks, I was eating one a day in order to build up my normal GI flora to help with my stomach/GI problems. Like I said, it fills me up, so if I eat one of those, I don’t feel hungry and that i need a snack in less than an hour so save calories in the long run probably! :) I hope you enjoy it, Hunter. I’m thinking about talking with other PKU families in town to see if we want to buy big batches of it together and split it up. Maybe that will help with it not expiring too quickly, either. I haven’t had any expire yet, so don’t know if it goes bad or not!

  11. Registered: Nov 3, 2009

    Posts: 0

    , Massachusetts

    Oh great… maybe I am just making things up? Haha, going grocery shopping tomorrow though so I will let you know how it goes!

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