Rough Ride(r) and 100 Miles!

Since I didn’t go to the pool yesterday morning I had so much time I put together a parmesan zucchini casserole for my lunch yesterday.  While it was baking I did a 15 minute AM yoga.  I was then putting my stuff together and realized I never made my breakfast!  So in true un-Bizlike fashion, I had this:

The verdict?  It actually wasn’t too bad!  But I think I could kick it up a notch by adding diced red peppers, baby spinach, etc.  It needed Tabasco too!  I had this with a cup of apple slices – turns out not enough calories for my work out – breakfast comes in at 295 calories, 36 carbs, 23 protein, 7.2 fat and 5 fiber.

The bike ride I chose was called Rough Rider and it was an 8.8 mile ride.  I was wondering why it was such a hard ride (other than the fact that it had like a 20 minute hill climb!), but I think I should have eaten something before working out.  But boy did I sweat!

gross and cool at the same time!

And in the course of the ride, it showed that I “won” a new trophy – I’ve made the Centurion Club having ridden 100 miles! 😀

I love, love, love the zucchini casserole I made.  I nearly dropped it taking it out of the oven though!   You can print a copy of the recipe here.

You start with sauce on the bottom, then layer the zucchini that’s been blanched for 5 minutes.  That’s probably one reason I like this dish so much, because even after baking, the zucchini still has a bite to it – not a huge fan of mushy zucchini.

I melted 1 teaspoon of butter and cooked 1/2 a cup of Panko bread crumbs until browned - it gave the topping an extra flavor

The best part is that I made this casserole four servings, and 1 serving is: 347 calories, 11 fat, 47.3 carbs, 5.2 fiber and 15.3 protein.

you can tell I hated it! with a slice of garlic bread using I can't believe its not butter, lunch is 453 calories, 63 carbs, 18.6 protein, 14 fatand 5.9 fiber

I have two people to thank for last nights dinner.  One is Adam from Man v. Food – he had a slider contest where he had to eat 12 sliders in 30 minutes.  Food won that time!  And then Mary at Foodoelmundo for her Italian burger recipe.  I adapted it a tiny bit to serve 3 people.  The tomato compote made the burger for me though!  Check out all her mouth watering burgers hereYou can print out my recipe here.

First make the tomato compote because it gets better the longer it sits.

I'll definitely buy these again - they were so soft!

Of course, if its hot outside, it’s okay for the cook to have a beer 😀

Skinny dip is the light beer of Fat Tire - its so good

The sliders don’t take long to cook at all, so I cooked the unphotographed corn first for about 10 minutes before adding the burgers.

so juicy and flavorful - love the basil peeking through

Two sliders, without the bun (because I didn’t know what kind of bun I was going to use when putting into, comes in at 359 calories, 23 fat, 3.7 carbs, .7 fiber and 31.8 protein.  My dinner with corn on the cob and buns: 652 calories, 59 carbs, 41 protein, 30 fat and 1.7 fiber.

Stats for Thursday:

  • 1,502 calories, 176 carbs, 83 protein, 54 fat, 12.6 fiber
  • 32% of calories from fat
  • 15 minute AM yoga
  • 40 minute 8.8 bike ride

Hannah doesn’t work today, so she’s going to scoop me up at lunch so we can go to some garage sales.  Looking forward to pizza party Friday too!  Tony and I are recreating a pizza seen on BBQ University:  potato and bacon pizza with parmesan and mozzarella cheese with Italian parsley and basil.  Okay, my mouth just watered a bit when I typed that. 😀


21 thoughts on “Rough Ride(r) and 100 Miles!

  1. Congratulations on riding 100 miles already!!! You are loving those spinner bikes – so fun to hear about your rides! I agree with the sweat – gross, yet it makes you proud. After my Sunday run, I’m always showing Jeff how sweaty I am (“look t my calves – they’re sweaty, too!”) – not sure he appreciates it, but he puts up with me – like I give him any choice, haha!

  2. Nice meals. I love fat tire beer, but didn’t know there was a lower calorie version! That’s cool!

    Excellent job on working out, that bike thing seems like its fun!

  3. Yay for 100 miles on the bike! That’s awesome!!

    Your sliders look great…I love the fact you can really see the basil popping through!

    Can’t wait to see the pizza you guys create because it sounds AMAZING!

  4. Oh yummy! Thanks for the tip on the Italian burger – it sounds just wonderful. Plus, a friend from the office brought me homegrown tomatoes today. I see a burger in my future.

    Great stuff, great food.

  5. DiningAndDishing

    When even your arms are sweating you KNOW it’s a good work out! Feels great, doesn’t it?? Have a great weekend Biz!

    – Beth @

  6. To answer your question from the other day – NO – I’ve not tried Skinny Dip – but now I’m dying to find some! (Don’t worry, Mike scarfed all the Fat Tire in ONE SITTING!) 🙂

  7. Rachel Palmieri

    I love that you show your sweat pictures! I was a sweat monster today too…it’s fun! Congrats on your hundred miles, too! 🙂

  8. Is it gross that even after seeing your sweat, my mouth still watered looking at your food picks? I need to remember to only read your blog while eating my snack. It makes my tummy rumbly. Ha ha! Great job on the 100 miles. I wish my bike did that. I did 6.5 this am. The bikes at my gym don’t have all those cool programs either. 😦 Oh well. Maybe I’ll just have to start tracking it myself.

  9. Oh… I get it, your work out was called Rough Ride… I thought you had a new sponsor. Not that rough rider doesn’t make a fine product, just was pondering how that related to diabetic weight control while my dial up service was loading the photos.

    Oh, and great job on the bike ride!

  10. haha! The sweat pics were funny.

  11. Wow. “Ew” (but in an impressed way) and “Yum!” (also in an impressed way) on the same blog entry. 🙂

    Congrats on your 100 miles!!! That is awesome! I sure wish they had one of those at my gym. Maybe the new ownership will invest in some cooler toys.

  12. OMG that ziti looks amazing! I have been dying to make some sort of veggie/pasta/cheese casserole but it has been so hot! I even went out and brought a casserole dish lol

    and yup sweat is so yucky but makes you feel amazing at the same time!

    Great job on the yoga =)

  13. Congrats on the accomplishment at the gym!!!!! And I want that zuch casserole. Looks so so good. Summer beers have the best names, don’t they? Adorable! Have a wonderful weekend

  14. Everything you grill always looks so delicious. That burger looks amazing!

  15. Hey, Biz! Did you hear about “D-Feast Friday” on the D-Mom blog? It’s happening on Friday 23 July, and sounds like something you’d like! It’s a big ol’ link up of recipes submitted by followers of three moms of kids with type 1. I think we gr’ups with diabetes can play, too. 🙂 Here’s the link to more info:

  16. that casserole looks amazing! all your food does…drool…

  17. Cute sliders. That zucchini casserole looks so good. I may have to try something similar this week.

  18. I am definitely going to check out that sausage bowl! Keeping my fingers crossed that just maybe it will be gluten-free 🙂 Your pasta dish is going on my menu this week!

  19. WTG on the bike ride – that zucchini casserole and burger look AMAZING as always. ahhh, I’ve missed blog reading and your blog always reminds me I need to make more time for it! 🙂

  20. Thanks for another plug!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your 100 Miles!
    This truly looks like a feast to behold LOVE the addition of basil in the burger AND New Belgium beers – obviously you have excellent taste!

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