Wednesday, February 25, 2009

2/25 Check In

Maintained at 114. Still a major lazy butt though.

I realized something yesterday while I was whining to someone about not having any "me" time. Working out in the early mornings, was my "me" time. It's my own darn fault I feel like I have no "me" time. So. Tomorrow morning. That's it. I'm getting up and getting back in my schedule. It's a thursday so that means Shred. That's a good 20 minute way to get back into the groove.

Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fontana Food

I think the race is in Fontana today.

Edamame Corn Chowder

4 oz Canadian bacon or ham, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 14.5oz cans fat free chicken broth
1 red potato, diced
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 cups frozen shelled edamame
1 can creamed corn
1/2 cup fat free evaporated milk (I didn't have any, used regular ff milk)
Salt and pepper

In a large saucepan, cook bacon until browned and crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat, add onion and cook until soft. Add broth, potato and Italian seasoning. Simmer until potato is just tender. Stir in edamame, creamed corn and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until Edamame are tender. Serve chowder sprinkled with crumbled bacon.

We had this for lunch yesterday. I would up the corn to two cans next time. Otherwise it was a yummy hearty soup for a cold and blustery day.

Party Mix

4 cups mixed Rice and Wheat Chex cereal
2 cups mini pretzels
2 TBS freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cereal, pretzels, Parmesan, garlic salt, onion powder, pepper and cayenne in a large bowl. Toss with oil and Worcestershire. Spread on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake, stirring often, until toasted 40 mintues.

Per 1/2 cup- 61 calories, 2 g fat, 1 g fiber

Ok, I had the great idea of adding roasted chickpeas for a nut to this. Great idea, but don't try to roast them and the snack mix at the same time. The chickpeas have to bake a lot longer, and my mix is a little too done. So next time I'll start the chickpeas roasting with some seasoning before I toast the rest.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Best 100 Calorie Snacks

1/4 of an avocado
1.75 cups apple slices
1 medium banana
1 cup grapes
2 cups berries
1.5 cups sliced peaches
1.25 cups orange sections
1.25 cups blueberries
2 cups diced watermelon
1 cup sliced pears
1.33 cup diced pineapple
1.5 cups raspberries
1 cup cherries
2 large kiwifruit
3 clementines
4 cups cherry tomatoes or 10 plum tomatoes or 3 large beefsteak tomatoes
1 medium baked sweet potato
1 small baked white potato
2 cups carrot strips or slices
12 cups torn lettuce
10 large broccoli spears
8 cups sliced cucumbers
5.5 cups sliced bell or sweet peppers
5 cups whole raw mushrooms
32 spears cooked asparagus
2.5 cups cooked green beans
80 snow or sugar snap pea pods
4.5 cups mixed vegetable salad (without dressing)
1/2 cup cooked grain/rice/pasta (most, bulgur is 3/4s cup)
1 jumbo hard boiled egg
20 large boiled or steamed shrimp
2 oz chicken breast meat (a little more than 2 oz)
2 oz sirloin steak (a little less than 2 oz)
0.75 cup plain fatfree yogurt
3 cups airpopped popcorn

compared to:less than an ounce of some kind of packaged cookie crispy thing


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

2/18 Check In

Back down to 114. LOL no clue how. I still haven't gotten back into my workout routine. Bad me!

I didn't have any Tilapia in the freezer for tonight, so I'm making the recipe below with chicken instead. I'll let you know how we like it. Oh and I'll be using bulgur instead of brown rice. I ♥ bulgur.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Daytona Food

Well not really. Yesterday I made BBQ venison in the crockpot. (you can use beef or pork)

BBQ in Crockpot

bottle of ketchup
can of diet cherry coke (or just diet)
worestechire sauce to taste
garlic salt
liquid smoke to taste

I didn't measure anything, just threw dashes of stuff in. Turned out very good. The coke did it's job on the venison and broke it down so it wasn't tough or gamey.

I had planned on trying a new recipe today, but our Valentine's Dinner got pushed back to today so I'll be trying this recipe later this week.

Tilapia with soy sauce & pineapple-scallion rice

1 cup brown rice
4 6oz tilapia filets
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
8oz can no sugar added pineapple chunks

Preheat oven to 450.
Cook rice per directions.

Place tilapia fillets in a baking dish. Mix soy sauce with 3 tbsp pineapple juice, pour over tilapia. Season with pepper/salt. Bake 15-20 minutes.

Heat scallions in skillet for 2 minutes, add pineapple chunks and cook for 45 seconds. Fold scallions and pineapple into rice.

6oz filet and 1 cup rice- NI-Calories 250 Fat 3.5 Fiber 2

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2/11 Check-In

I really really really need to get back on my exercise routine. I've been soooo lazy lately. Lazy and tired, very tired again today. *yawn*

Up a pound this week to 115, it's TOM and I'm extremly bloated. hmmmmm maybe that's why I'm so tired too?

Still not tracking, so obviously not doing bad on the food side. No huge gain or loss, so I think I'm eating right.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wahhhh no football, but food.

*sniff* Football is over. I miss it already.

Maple Dijon Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

2 breast(s) uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth
2 large sweet potato(es)
1 cup(s) onion(s)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp maple syrup
3 clove(s) garlic clove(s)
1 tbsp bay leaf, 2 leaves
1 tsp dried thyme

Place chicken in bottom of crockpot toss with thyme, maple syrup and dijon mustart.Peel and slice sweet potato, add to pot. Add chopped onion and garlic. Pour in the chicken broth, add the bay leaves. Cook low 6-8 hours, high 4-5. Points-6

For lunches this week, I have a zero point soup brewing (stewed tomatoes, chopped zucchini, chopped squash, onions, garlic, chopped jicama) I'm going to add black eyed peas to it to add some protein. mmmmmm black eyed peas.

I had planned on making this side dish, but decided on the chicken recipe instead. I still want to try this one though.

Sweet Potato & Apples

3 large sweet potatoes, cubed
4 green apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 large vidalia onion, cut in chunks
4 cloves garlic, sliced
salt and pepper
1 tbsp evoo

Combine all ingredients in crock pot, cook on low for 6 hours.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2/4 Check In

Horrible headache, getting old sucks. Weather changes never used to affect me. Now I get horrible sinus headaches everytime the weather changes. Bitter cold here today. *shiver*

Weigh in this morning and I stayed the same.

Because of the stupid headache, I didn't get up and work out. I'm getting flabby. I really need to get back into my exercise routine. I got an email yesterday that Girls On The Run starts March 16th! Time to get moving again.

Tomorrow, I WILL get up and do the Shred before work.