I was lost

without my camera today!  My eats were almost a repeat of yesterday, but my friend and I decided to walk outside at lunch (yes, in snow and 25 degree temps!) and the fresh snow looked so pretty!   We plan on walking tomorrow so you’ll have to wait for a pretty pic!

Breakfast was an egg white spinach/cheese sammie with fresh fruit on the side.  My store sells mixed fruit in a container for $2.49 a pound!  Such a deal – the chain store sells the same thing for about 4 times the cost!

Lunch was leftover Cincinnati Chili with 1 ounce of tortilla chips, cucumbers with ff ranch and an Asian pear on the side.

After I dipped all my chips – I decided to dip my cucumbers!!  I liked the extra crunch of the cucumber mixed with ranch! :D

While working out last week I watched a Rachael Ray 30 minute meals where she made Greek marinated chicken pitas.  I am lucky because my ethnic grocery store sells tzatziki (sp?) cucumber sauce for $2.50 a container!

Greek Chicken Pitas

Ingredients

1 pounds chicken breast
4 pita bread
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoons oregano
3 cloves garlic, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat grill pan over high heat. Place chicken in shall dish and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 275 – wrap pita in foil and place in oven to keep warm.
  3. Combine lemon zest, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and whisk in oil. Add oregano, garlic and whisk again to combine. Pour over tenders turning to coat.
  4. Grill tenders 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve with warmed pitas, cucumbers and tomatoes.

with a 100 calorie pita - here is the stats for the chicken pita

score on the boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.49 a pound!

I love using red wine vinegar in the marinade

I ended up pam frying these in about 1 teaspoon oil and Pam.

My pita:  4 ounces of chicken, 100 calorie pita, 1 tablespoon cucumber sauce and cucumbers.

On the side I made rosemary potatoes:

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

Ingredients

1 pounds chicken breast
4 pita bread
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoons oregano
3 cloves garlic, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat grill pan over high heat. Place chicken in shall dish and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 275 – wrap pita in foil and place in oven to keep warm.
  3. Combine lemon zest, lemon juice and vinegar in a bowl and whisk in oil. Add oregano, garlic and whisk again to combine. Pour over tenders turning to coat.
  4. Grill tenders 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Serve with warmed pitas, cucumbers and tomatoes.

calories for 1/4 of the recipe

My friend RobinSue of Big Red Kitchen is collecting heart healthy recipes until February 5th, which is National Red Day to promote awareness of heart health among women.  I tweaked by BSI – Tofu winning recipe (okay, so I was the only one that entered, but I’ll take it!) by adding broccoli and red pepper to the dish.  I made this to bring for my lunch tomorrow, since no one else in my family would touch this with a 10 foot pole!  I reduced the amount of tofu to six ounces instead of ten.

Glazed Tofu with Broccoli

Ingredients

1 tablespoon jelly
6 ounces tofu
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon corn starch
1 1/2 teaspoons water
4 ounces broccoli
1 ounces cooked rice

Directions

  1. Mix together corn starch and water, set to the side.
  2. In a small pan, stir jelly, orange juice, cider vinegar, soy sauce, curry powder and hot sauce until well combined – simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in corn starch mixture. Pour over stir fried tofu and broccoli.

Best part is that calorie count gives my dish an A!  It’s low in saturated fat, has no cholesterol, high in calcium, manganese, selenium and very high in vitamin C! :D

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories   358

Calories from Fat  72

Saturated Fat  1.6g
Trans Fat  0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sugars  18.1g
Protein   20.1g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 227%
Calcium 42% Iron 30%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.

Now I can’t wait for lunch tomorrow! :D

A big thanks to Mel for picking me in her Pillsbury giveaway – I came home to a nice package – 3 nesting plates and coupons!

Also, this weeks BSI hostess picked coconut milk!  I felt bad that I was the only entry last week – I hope that you join me this week! :D

I probably won’t post again until Thursday morning to get back to my routine – that much closer to the weekend!

Off to watch Biggest Loser/American Idol AND Kitchen Nightmares – big BizTV night! :D

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28 thoughts on “I was lost

  1. I already entered last night’s dinner in BSI! :)
    I’m sick of this weather… OH you and I should meet up at Baloneys one day :)

  2. As usual, all that food looks great! I’m totally impressed with you walking in 25 degrees! I saw a very few people out walking at lunchtime the past couple days, and it’s been in the 20s. I thought about it, but decided it was too cold.

  3. I’ve been so lazy and have not had the guts to walk outside… how glad are you that it’s February and that spring will hopefully get to Chicago soon??!?! We can dream, right? :)

  4. I bet the new fallen snow was so pretty…

  5. Those potatoes look awesome!

  6. Great eats and I especially like the glazed tofu with broccoli, looks yummy!

  7. Great recipe! I can’t wait to include it this week. Thanks so much!

  8. Glad that you finally got it! I love those plates, I use them a lot for photos, you know when I finally get around to cooking something blogworthy…

  9. I don’t mind at all! I’ll add you too!

  10. I love roasted rosemary potatoes. I found that rosemary is especially good with yellow squash with shallots.

  11. Good for you for going traipsing through the snow!

    I made raita last night, which is the Indian version of tzatziki–it’s so good!

  12. i’m always at a loss of what to do with myself when i don’t have my camara too, especially when i’m cooking!

    everything looks wonderful, stay warm out there!

  13. I like the chicken pita (without cukes!) I bet my kids would like that, and it’s a little different than the regular chicken dinners I make!

  14. wow your food looks delicious, amazing, and healthy!

    I support your efforts to get to your weight goal!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, I’ll be looking at yours more often! Can I add you to my current favorites?

  15. yuuummmm melted cheese, berries, red potatoes….delish! I am so tempted to just pull up your bolg and write every ingredient on my shopping list and just start eating all of these delicious foods. I pretty sure this is one temptation i will cave on =)

  16. So, my wife and I are discussing biggest loser… didn’t it seem a happier place with just the mother Maggie???

    Lot of anger there that will show again before season ends… liking this season alot,

    and glad the big old yellow team guy is back. I have a soft spot for big fat guys. Hope he stays for awhile

  17. I have to tell you that if I couldn’t stand tofu, your recipe looks good enough to eat.

  18. Hi Biz!
    Thank you so much for the tips on planning meals. You are definitely the pro! I did a roast chicken on Monday night and then did a chicken salad for me the next day, a chicken sandwich for Matt, made a chicken broth for some soup, and still have some leftover! I thought you’d be proud of that :)
    I usually buy our meat (frozen chicken breasts, salmon fillets, etc) at Costco. Have you checked out the prices of meat there vs traditional grocery store?

    • So proud of you Lara – that’s awesome!!!

      We belong to Sam’s Club – I usually buy pork roasts and whole roasted chickens because they are cheaper, but nothing else really is!

  19. I am loving that tofu dish with broccoli – it sounds delicious! Your eggy breakfasts always look like a great way to start the day. I’m going to have to remember to have eggs one of these days!

  20. That is a great deal on pre-cut fruit… I never understand why the prices are normally SO outrageous.

    Did the greek chicken pitas take you 30 minutes to make? :) RR makes everything look so easy!

  21. yums can you send me some of that chili!

  22. Oh my goodness. i don’t think it was a good idea to read your blog after 10 pm. I’m hungry all over again. I’m very lucky I don’t have any of that chili in my fridge. Because I’d be eating it right now.

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