Time is moving so fast!  I can’t believe tonight is Hannah’s prom already!  The weather kind of sucks this morning, but hopefully the rain will stop by tonight.

Breakfast was the last of my broccoli egg bake, a peach Chobani yogurt (which was delicious!!), 1 ounce of sourdough bread – and one orange that I was too full to eat!  Breakfast comes in at 385 calories, 43 carbs, 36 protein, 8.5 fat and 2.3 fiber.

I used the leftovers from Wednesday’s shrimp tacos for lunch – just as good the second time around!  Lunch comes in at 408 calories, 47 carbs, 20 protein, 16 fat and 3.5 fiber.  (My computer ate my shrimp taco picture!)

I sent Tony an email yesterday asking what he thought about having pasta carbonara and salads for dinner.  The response was “YES!”  Unfortunately, I failed to mention to him that I was making a healthy version.  Upon first bite he said “did you dietize this?!”  He had thoughts of butter, cream and lots of bacon!

 First I made salads – 3  ways – Tony only likes lettuce, Hannah and I like chopped apples in ours, and no one likes radish but me! 😀

Light & Healthy Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe (printer friendly version here)

Makes 6 servings (415 calories, 13.7 fat, 56 carbs, .1 fiber and 23.4 protein)


2/3 cup romano cheese
1/2 cup fat free evaporated milk
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 Egg
1 egg white
4 ounce bacon
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup white wine
1 pound spaghetti
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon parsley


  1. Mix together cheese, milk, yogurt, egg and egg white. Set aside.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Let cool and chop.
  3. Cook pasta according to directions, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  4. Rinse pasta and return to hot pot and pour sauce over top. Garnish with parsley and cooked bacon.

I weighed out one pound of pasta:

The directions said to process the sauce in a food processor, but I just used a jelly jar and shook it really well!

Shake well to mix the egg well:

The recipe also called for 2 ounces of bacon and 2 ounces of Canadian bacon – my store didn’t have Canadian bacon so I used 4 ounces of bacon – which ended up being 5 slices of uncooked bacon.  I just cooked it in the microwave and chopped it when it was cool.

You need to pour sauce over hot pasta and then mix well – the cheese will start to get all melty!

The recipe also called for parsley as a garnish, but I sprinkled with spinach & herb mix:

top with bacon!!

I thought it was delicious (and it’s really all about me, right?!) – Tony and Hannah – not so much.  Hannah could taste the white wine and Tony had his mouth set for full fat carbonara!

With my salad, dinner comes in at 519 calories, 58 carbs, 27 fat, 18.9 protein, and .1 fiber.

I hardly ever have dessert, but I found these individual servings of Skinny Cow – only 2 points per container and 150 calories!

Totally insulin worthy!  😀

Stats for Thursday:

  • 45 minute walk at lunch
  • 1,452 calories, 178 carbs, 86 protein, 45 fat and a sad 8.9 fiber

I am taking a half day today to help Hannah with her hair and take pictures – I’ll be sure to post a few tomorrow! 😀

Happy Friday!

28 thoughts on “Friday!

  1. Tony’s comment sounds just like something Mr. Helen would say! Can’t wait to see the prom pictures… ah the memories.

  2. Awwwwwww, what an exciting and memorable day for Hannah!! 🙂 Can’t wait to see what her dress looks like!! 🙂

  3. Cannot wait to see the prom pictures – I know Hannah will be stylish and beautiful!!!

    Tony’s disappointment at the dietized version cracks me up – doesn’t he know by now who he’s living with? LOL

  4. That pasta dish looks great. To me it would be totally rich enough…but I’m a health nut so that’s probably why. Ha Ha.

  5. I can’t wait for Hannah’s prom pictures!

  6. i cant wait to see hannah’s prom pics!!!!! she’s gonna have such a great time 🙂

    your pasta looks delish btw. i am personally such a big fan of lighter sauces!

  7. I think I would have liked your version of pasta!

    I didn’t know they had the individual size Skinny Cow!

    Also, I have another weight loss success story on my blog today! Lindsay has lost 116 pounds and she looks fantastic!

  8. Everybody is a critic right? I think the pasta looks fab the way it is!

    Good luck to Hannah!

  9. DiningAndDishing

    Hannah’s prom!!! How much fun is that :). I remember prom so well. I hope I have girls one day….being the mom of a prom goer has to be a blast!! Enjoy!!

    – Beth @

  10. I think your pasta looks great! Wishing a fun prom for Hannah!

  11. fitandfortysomething

    how exciting for hannah and you….what a fun time to be a mom 🙂
    your dinner is beyond delicious looking!
    have fun with your mom and the ribs sound amazing!

  12. That is so exciting. I hope she has an amazing time.

  13. “Dietize”! I love it. My family often says the same thing – but you’re right, it’s all about what the cook thinks! 😉

    I can’t wait to see pics of Hannah and hope she was a wonderful time!

  14. I love spaghetti carbonara! But I dietize mine, too! LOL I make it with fresh baby spinach and eggs over easy. It actually looks like something you would eat for breakfast, Biz! 🙂


  15. I have that same spinach/herb seasoning! I think your pasta looks delicious:)

  16. Hope Hannah has a blast at prom!!

    I think the pasta looks/sounds delicious. I’ve never made carbonara, but I need to!!

  17. poor Tony! what are you trying to do kill him?! lol jk

    that looks so good anyway!!

    hope Hannah has an awesome time tonight!!!! cant wait to see the pics!

  18. I will be making this carbonara! Mmmm! Carbonara was one of my favorite dishes to order in Italy — the full fat version, I’m sure 😉

    Can’t wait to see Hannah’s PROM PICTURES!

  19. I think it looks delicious, I’d have eaten the Carbonara 😀

    Have fun with Hannah!!!! So exciting – can’t wait to see pics

  20. Lovely pictures. Makes me want pasta!

  21. That pasta sounds awesome!

    Hope the ran clears up for prom! 🙂

  22. mmm everything looks good! 🙂 Those skinny cow ice cream cups are really good! SO worth the 2 WW points! 🙂

  23. Oooo, hope Hannah has a great time at prom! And hope you all enjoy a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

  24. I love that Tony said, “did you DIETIZE this”?! lol. That sounds like Nick, completely!

    I think the meal sounds fabulous myself. I love dietized meals, as long as they don’t taste like cardboard and have no seasoning.

    Your comment on my blog today was quite shocking, but also familiar. My 13 year old brother has his lunch menu on the fridge and I look at it and want to dry too. It’s disgusting. As for the family that ate fast food to save money, wow, what an eye opener.

    Good luck to Hannah tonight at prom!! What a FUN time in her life!!

  25. PROM?! How exciting!!

    That pasta looks a. m. a. z. i. n. g. – I’m going to have to try it!

  26. Carbonara is probably one of the only pasta sauces I really like, but let’s be honest, it’s because there’s bacon in it 😀

  27. time IS going by so fast! i love your photos today. they are so bright and have great angles!

  28. that egg bake is killing me right now! how good does that look!!! freaking amazing ❤ have a fantastic weekend lady!! ❤

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