I’ve been toying with a new layout for a long time. There were just two things standing in my way: I am not computer savvy, and I am cheap! I didn’t want to have to pay someone to jazz it up! What do you think? I like how clean it looks. I had a lot of extra stuff on the old one that I never did anything with so I got rid of it 😀
I love when I make baked potatoes because that means. . . eggs in a potato jacket! This half of a potato weighed 5.5 ounces. I scooped out the potato and scrambled that with 1 ounce of diced cooked steak, 1/2 shredded zucchini, then topped it off under the broiler with Cabot’s habanero cheese.
This kept me full for hours! While I normally walk during lunch with co-workers, I decided I wanted to do a hard core Jillian DVD at lunch to kick start my exercise again. Sadly, someone beat me down to the gym and was already doing a DVD – and an insane one at that! It was actually called Insanity!
So it was on to Plan B. I decided to run a 5k on the treadmill! The first 10 minutes sucked ass. I wanted to stop so many times! But I thought of Shelley and how she’s been rocking out the 5k’s, and that motivated me to keep going! I did not break any speed records, but I ran for 41:02 without stopping! With the warm up and cool down I did 50 minutes on the treadmill! 😀
I was hungry when I got back to my desk though! A bit of an eclectic lunch: 1 cajun sausage on a Thomas light english muffin with baby spinach and a touch of mustard! 😀 Salad on the side:
Tony loves salmon. I am not a huge fan. So basically what I don’t like never gets made (sorry Tony!). I decided to change that though! I do like Chilean sea bass – only problem? It’s expensive!
Since Sea bass is such a mild fish, I wanted a spicy marinade. When I tasted this it was so flavorful and spicy – the only problem is that it really needed to marinate longer than 30 minutes.
Marinade For Fish Recipe (printer friendly version here)
Makes 1 serving (87 calories, 2.7 fat, 12. Carbs, 1.0 fiber and 4.5 protein)
|1/4||cup Greek yogurt|
|1||teaspoon red curry paste|
|1||teaspoon lime zest|
|1||tablespoons lime juice|
|1||thai red chili pepper|
|1/2||teaspoon fish sauce|
Mix all ingredients together. Marinate fish overnight before grilling.
While my cedar plank soaked, the sea bass marinated. Time to grill!
When I was cleaning my pantry over the weekend, I realized that I had a spaghetti squash I needed to use up. A quick Google search led me to this recipe, which I adapted:
I chopped up the spaghetti squash after it was cooked. The original recipe called for soaking jalapenos in a cream sauce, but removing the jalapenos before moving on. I decided to keep them chopped, and instead of finishing with cheese on the top before baking, I just added it to the cream sauce like I would for regular mac n cheese.
Spaghetti Squash Mac N Cheese Recipe (printer friendly version here)
Makes 4 servings (184 calories, 11.7 fat, 11.8 carbs, .5 fiber and 8.5 protein.
|7||ounce spaghetti squash|
|1 1/2||tablespoons flour|
|3||ounce cheddar cheese|
|2||tablespoons bread crumbs|
- Cook pierced spaghetti squash in microwave, 7-10 minutes depending on size.
- Let cool, remove pulp. Put milk and chopped jalapenos and bring milk to warm. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Melt butter. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes. Slowly pour milk/jalapeno mixture into flour/butter mixture. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Stir in cut spaghetti squash and drizzle with the bread crumbs.
- Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until browned on top and nice and bubbly.
The perfect bite!
My dinner plate: 3.5 ounces Sea bass (the other half will be part of my Thai Pho soup for lunch today!), 1/2 cup of rice with 1/2 cup broccoli tossed in 1 tablespoon red chili paste and a serving of spaghetti squash mac n cheese.
Stats for Monday:
- 10 minute AM Yoga
- 50 minute treadmill (5k baby!)
- 1,455 calories, 142 carbs, 114 protien, 54 fat and 29 fiber (not pictured – 1 oz. of peanuts!)
Hope you have a great Tuesday! I’ve given up on American Idol – but Biggest Loser is on tonight! I think this is the episode where they go back home – pretty sure I’ll need a box of Kleenex next to me! 😀