I couldn’t post lunch earlier today since I spent my lunch at the dentist.   I know, I should floss!   He even gave me PRESCRIPTION mouth wash to use.  I ate soup and my teeth were very sensitive to it.


  • Ramen noodle soup
  • arnold sandwich thin
  • 2 ounce deli turkey
  • .8 ounce provolone
  • pickled jalapenos
  • mustard (lots!)
  • 4 ounces watermelon
425 calories, 13 fat, 50 carbs, 6.5 fiber, 24 protein

425 calories, 13 fat, 50 carbs, 6.5 fiber, 24 protein

Not sure what’s on the dinner menu for me – its meatloaf for the hubby (yuk!) and my daughter is going to her friends volleyball game.


Perfect Fall Morning

Sunny and 49 degrees this morning!  Love it!  And the leaves are starting to change.

At first Ed didn’t want to have anything to do with me.  He took my spot in bed when I drove my daughter to work.  Eventually he came out, so it was a short walk, maybe 20 minutes?  And no work out at lunch. . .I have a dentist appointment.  Needless to say, soup is on the lunch menu!


  • 1 ounce oats
  • 1/3 hemp
  • 1/3 water
  • 1.5 ounce banana
  • 1 tablespoon flax
  • 1/8 cup sugar free pancake syrup
  • .3 ounce macadamia nut
  • travel coffee the daughter made this morning (thanks!)
318 calories, 12 fat, 43 carbs, 7 fiber, 12 protein

318 calories, 12 fat, 43 carbs, 7 fiber, 12 protein

Off to work!

Oven Fried Chicken

Okay, when I told my husband that we were having oven fried chicken for dinner, I MAYBE should have told him that it was oven fried chicken BREASTS!

I found this recipe online at www.recipezaar.com (Recipe # 82102).  In order to bring down the calories just a bit, I dipped my chicken breasts in 1/3 cup fat free half and half instead of the butter.  And I omitted the grated cheddar cheese on top.  I took the suggestion of putting the chicken on a cookie rack, so that it would get “crispy” all over.  The result?  I ended up having to spray the chicken with Pam and then putting it under the broiler on high to try to get the crispiness.  Maybe omitting the butter made it not so crispy? 

It turned out juicy though!

Oven Baked Chicken Breasts

  • 1/3 cup fat free half and half
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (or to taste)

Set oven to 350.  In a bowl, mix half and half, garlic, garlic powder and salt.  Set aside.  In another bowl, combine bread crumbs with and ground pepper.  Dip in milk mixture, then in crumb mixture.  Cook for 35 minutes (and then on broil for 5).

I served dinner with potato/cheese periogies (120 calories for 7) and frozen green beens sauteed in 2 tablespoons real bacon bits.

469 calories, 9 fat, 34 carbs, 4 fiber, 58 protein

469 calories, 9 fat, 34 carbs, 4 fiber, 58 protein

You know how you bread things, and you have your “wet” station and “dry” station, but after the first things you dip, your hands are just full of breading?  I came up with the shimy shake.  I put my bread crumbs on foil and then “toss” the chicken back and forth on the foil and my fingers never touch it.  It coated the chicken really well!

My pasta sauce is coming along beautifully!

My pasta sauce is coming along beautifully!

The pasta sauce is still cooking down.  It will be ready to can in a couple days.

My daughter took this picture in our back yard at sunset – can’t wait for the leaves to turn!


Stuffed Pepper Lunch

We saw a cooking challenge on FoodTV recently, and one woman was making crab stuffed peppers.  They looked so good!  Well, I had two poblano peppers and came up with this with what I had on hand.

  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded, cut in half
  • 4 ounces chicken
  • 1/2 cup Rotel tomatoes with chiles
  • 2 ounces pepper jack cheese

I cooked the chicken in Pam until almost done, then added the Rotel tomatoes until it was bubbly.  I placed an ounce of chicken in each half, and then placed 1/2 ounce pepper jack cheese on each one, making sure to stuff the cheese down.  I baked it at 350 for 35 minutes, and reheated for 1 minute in the microwave.

Served it with a garden salad with Annie’s Goddess dressing (my new fav!) and hot mango tea because its still icky outside.

Just the right amount of spice!

Just the right amount of spice!

411 calories, 26 fat, 24 carbs, 6 fiber, 21 protein.

Lunch break is over – see you after dinner!