Spicy Mess!

While this meal does not look pretty, it tastes delicious!  I used up the rest of my spaghetti squash, and while I thought I would just top it with my homemade pasta sauce, I decided to go Southwest!

  • 11 ounces cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg white
  • 1 ounce diced pickled jalapeno
  • 3 ounces chopped grilled chicken breast from last night
  • 1 ounce Mexican cheese
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach

I just mixed it all together and baked it at 350 for 30 minutes – it is so spicy and good – and because the cottage cheese kind of melted, each bit was CHEEZY!  Um, I think you know how I feel about cheese! 😀

here it is out of the oven

here it is out of the oven

It kind of fell apart when I was taking it out of the pan, so I just scraped it into a bowl to bring to work:

I am pretty sure Tony would throw up in his mouth if I gave this to him!

I am pretty sure Tony would throw up in his mouth if I gave this to him!

Lunch comes in at 459 calories, 17 fat, 44 protein, 30 carbs (spaghetti squash was 20 grams by itself!) and 5.3 fiber.

With the rest of the grilled chicken I made Tony chicken salad – 2 cups chopped chicken, 1/4 cup ff mayo, 1/4 cup light blue cheese dressing, chopped celery, tarragon and salt and pepper – he tasted it last night and said it was good!

My baby is all grown up!  She already had her seni0r pictures and we got them in the mail the other day –

we are thinking of this one for the yearbook

we are thinking of this one for the yearbook

And this one for our purchased package for family

And this one for our purchased package for family

I think they all turned out great so it was a tough decision! 

My friend and I were not feeling Jillian today, so I did 30 minutes on the treadmill and 3.5 mph at 7% incline, then 5 minutes of the rowing machine (which is HARD!) and 5 minutes of abs.

Lunch break is officially ovah – come back tonight for Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Parmesan Asparagus!

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Ham and Egg Bread

No, I didn’t have bread, but I baked my breakfast in a new mini bread pan my Mom found for me at a garage sale.

  • 1 cup egg beaters
  • 1 cup egg white
  • 3 ounces chopped lean deli ham
  • 2 ounces chopped baby spinach
  • 2 ounce Mexican cheese blend
I divided the above recipe between the six mini loaf pans

I divided the above recipe between the six mini loaf pans

then I baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees

then I baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees

Each loaf comes in at 76 calories, 1.9 fat, 11 protein, 2.5 carbs and .6 fiber.  I wish I would have known that before this morning, because I only grabbed two for my breakfast:

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But I brought a plain Chobani to go with it, but even then, my breakfast was only at 250 calories, so I added 45 calories and 3 grams of carbs to my Chobani – a tablespoon of Reese’s icecream topping!

Even with the topping, breakfast comes in at 302 calories, 7 fat, 41 protein, 15 carbs and 1.7 fiber

Even with the topping, breakfast comes in at 302 calories, 7 fat, 41 protein, 15 carbs and 1.7 fiber

Morning break is over – luckily my lunch is a bit more substantial – come on back for Southwestern Spaghetti Squash Bake!

Grilled Chicken Caprese with Spaghetti Squash

I got a great deal on chicken breasts this week – $1.49 a pound!

I used one package tonight

I used one package tonight

I cooked all of it.  Part for tonights dinner and then the rest split between our lunch tomorrow, which you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see – Tony gets terragon chicken salad, I made a southwestern bake with the leftover spaghetti squash.

just seasoned with salt and pepper and Italian seasoning

just seasoned with salt and pepper and Italian seasoning

10 minutes on the grill and they are done!

10 minutes on the grill and they are done!

Once off the grill I used 1 ounce of mozzarella cheese and put them under the broiler

cheezy goodness!

cheezy goodness!

My plate:

  • 4 ounce chicken
  • 1 ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 2/3 cup homemade pasta sauce
  • 8 ounces of cooked spaghetti squash
Dinner comes in at 413 calories, 12 fat, 46 protein, 29 carbs and 3.7 fiber

Dinner comes in at 413 calories, 12 fat, 46 protein, 29 carbs and 3.7 fiber

And guess what I got in the mail today??

a bread cookbook!

a bread cookbook!

I’ll have to wait a while before I try some of these recipes!  

Stats for the Day:

  • 1119 calories (not enough?)
  • 34 fat
  • 118 protein
  • 87 carbs
  • 13.3 fiber

Off to clean up the kitchen – see you at breakfast for ham, spinach, egg and cheese cups!

South Beach Stir Fry

Phase I guidelines for lunch:

  • protein – quantity is not limited, lean protein only
  • vegetables – minimum of 2 cups of acceptable choices (a lot!)
  • fruit – none
  • starch – none
  • milk – none
  • fat – 1 tbsp. mayo or oil

My stirfry:

  • 6 ounces firm tofu
  • 4 ounces diced zucchini
  • 5 ounces bean srouts
  • 2 ounces snap peas
  • 2 ounces broccoli
  • 2 ounces chopped crab
  • 2 tablespoons low carb (turns out!) stir fry sauce

This made a GIANT bowl of stirfry!  I decided to use a teaspoon of Smart Balance oil to add some more calories to my dish, even so, the whole thing comes in at:

  • 371 calories
  • 11.9 fat
  • 30.1 protein
  • 43 carbs
  • 8 fiber

I made Tony egg salad using lettuce as wraps.  I just now realized that I probably should have cut up more veggies on the side – sorry Tony! 😀

delicious!

delicious!

Gotta run, my friend and I walked for 45 minutes so my lunch hour is up!  See you tonight for Grilled Chicken Caprese with Spaghetti Squash!

Don’t forget – a winner will be picked tonight for the food scale!  Don’t forget to enter 😀