BSI – Butter!

I think technically I could have three submissions to this weeks BSI contest, but I am going to go with only one. πŸ˜€

Hannah babysat two different kids over the weekend and made pizza for each of them.Β  I noticed there was leftover dough in the fridge, so that meant one thing: breakfast pizza!Β  This round: 4 ounces of dough, 1/4 cup pizza sauce, 1 ounce reduced fat cheese, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, yellow and red pepper and 1/4 cup egg beaters.

the crust was nice and crispy πŸ˜€ 476 calories, 61 carbs, 25 protein, 13.8 fat and 2 fiber

At lunch I did 45 minutes on the stair master! I am not sure what program I had it on, but it went from really slow to faster and faster – it showed my beginning and end, but I never knew what was coming next – lets just say I was a tad sweaty after that πŸ˜€

Lunch was a serving of my crustless cauliflower quiche and a cup of my cream of zucchini soup.Β  Perfect combo.Β  I loved the quiche, although it was a bit delicate for my taste – next time I’ll definitely add some crushed red pepper, or maybe some roasted red peppers to kick it up a notch – this would be perfect for a brunch though.Β  Lunch:Β  491 calories, 21 carbs, 25 protein, 36 fat and 5.7 fiber.

I was dragging a bit in the afternoon and decided to make a vanilla sugar free iced cafe mocha.Β  My office has an cappuccino/espresso machine and has about 4 different flavors of sugar free syrups.Β  I did four pumps of the sugar free vanilla, then mixed a package of sugar free cocoa mix with a cup of coffee.Β  I let the coffee cool a bit, then poured over ice – delicious and only 60 calories!

We had rain in the forecast last night so dinner was cooked inside – classic chicken parmesan.Β Β  My version is dip in seasoned flour, dip in egg beaters, then into a combo of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese – I just eye ball it πŸ˜€

Then pan fry in a combination of 2 tablespoons butter (see I could have submitted this to BSI this week!), 1 teaspoon oil and Pam over medium high heat – don’t move them too much otherwise the crust will fall off.

I ate 3/4 of this plate: 520 calories, 50 carbs, 36 protein, 20 fat and 6 fiber

I have been in a baking mood ever since I made my apple tart, which is so not like me, but I secretly think my family is loving it!

First up – 101 Cookbooks baked donuts.

perfect - nothing sticked to the sides of the bowl

I loved the feel of this dough - this is after it rose for an hour

I used a biscuit cutter to cut the donuts, and used an olive oil pour to make the holes

then they rise for another 45 minutes

they baked exactly 10 minutes at 375 - my holes closed up though! 😦

dip in melted butter (another possible BSI entry, there is butter in the dough too!) then into cinnamon sugar

Tony and I both thought it tasted like really good cinnamon toast – I have half the dough leftover, so let’s just say we may bring the deep fryer up tonight and see how those turn out!

But here is my BSI entry – I am running out of time this morning, so tonight I will post the recipe.Β  Apple Rhubarb Crisp.

I used 1 cup rhubarb to 3 cups apples

the apples and rhubarb are tossed in sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemonade (to keep the apples from turning brown)

the topping is flour, Splenda brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and melted butter

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes - see all that liquid gold?! πŸ˜€

all this needs is a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream πŸ˜€

Apple Rhubarb Crisp (printer friendly version here)

Makes 8 servings (239 calories, 8.2 fat, 40.3 carbs, 2.4 fiber and 2.5 protein)


3 cups apples, chopped
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,divided
1/3 cup lemonade
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted


  1. Toss the apples, rhubarb with 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and lemonade.
  2. Mix the 2/3 cup flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.
  3. Put the apple rhubarb mixture into an 8×8 inch pan. Put the oat mixture on top.
  4. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, until nice and bubbly.

I was afraid to use too much rhubarb, and I probably could have gone equal parts – I’ll try that next time.

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 1717 calories, 157 carbs, 89 protein, 83 fat and 14.7 protein
  • 43% of calories from fat (need to work on that!)
  • 45 minute stair master

My brother Charlie has started his weight loss journey for the 104th time!Β  His hope is that he can lose some weight before his dreaded fall season that usually involves him eating everything from Halloween until New Years!Β  Since my 101 Days of Summer Challenge is coming to a close soon, I am boarding Charlie’s train to wellness!Β Β  Why don’t you hop on the train?Β  All the cool kids are doing it! πŸ˜€

yep - that's what I look like at 7 in the morning πŸ˜€

35 thoughts on “BSI – Butter!

  1. My husband would LOVE your crips…his two favorite fruits at once. And baked donuts…this is brilliant!!!

  2. Mmmm, making pizza tonight!

    I want those donuts!

  3. Drool at liquid gold!

    Ummm, Biz! You sure make dieting/healthy eating look DELICIOUS! Helluva lot better than frozen 200 calorie dinners.

  4. That pizza looks awesome, as does the soup.

    Don’t beat yourself too much about the amount of fat in your diet. How do you feel? I know plenty of people who feel best on a higher-fat diet (40% or more), and if they go less, they have seriously dry skin and hair.

    Sadly, I have to watch my fat in my diet or I just balloon up. Otherwise I’d eat avocados for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  5. Donuts! How on earth did you control yourself!!

  6. thehealthyjunky

    I just made homemade pizza last night! Yours looks great as well! Love the homemade donuts! How fun is that!

  7. Oh man, I love apple rhubarb crisp! Makes me excited for that rhubarb that’s hanging out in my freezer!

  8. Sounds good! I finally found your BSI submission. For some reason when you posted to my blog it didnot go through. Great post! The submission looks fantastic! πŸ™‚

  9. You are such a good sister!

    When I make donuts (or bagels) I find I have to make the holes a whole lot bigger than I think they should be so they don’t close up. I bet the fact that they were closed didn’t hurt the taste one bit though! πŸ™‚

  10. Pizza looks good and so does that cauliflower πŸ™‚

  11. You made me giggle when you insisted that all the cool kids are doing it! Peer pressure!!! πŸ™‚

    Have a great day!

  12. Oh man…those donuts look so good! I made donut holes a while back after seeing them on someone’s blog- but I had to give them away 😦 I could not control myself! lol Oh well! Oh I am going to make that apple tart tomorrow to bring to my in-laws! πŸ™‚ Looks so good!

  13. Oh those doughnuts…I would have INHALED them! Dang, you are making a lot of tempting treats lately…you must be getting a lot of good practice with portion control!

  14. 45 minutes on the stairmaster?!?! that’s impressive. i usually let myself get away with doing 20 πŸ™‚ but i would do extra time for that crisp! i love rhubarb!!

  15. Donuts really need to start out looking like rings, and not like donuts or you will lose the holes like you did. The terrible part about this is you’ll have to keep making more donuts until you get it right.

  16. lesouefsbrouilles

    that breakfast pizza llooks divine! homemade donuts? sounds really awesome!

  17. I can’t wait to try the baked donuts, I’ve done that only once, but they didn’t turn out like yours! They were more like cake!

  18. MMmmmmm…donuts…mmmmm….. *drooling like Homer Simpson*

    What a coincidence, I’m on my 104th weight loss attempt too. I’m going to have to catch that train.

  19. those donuts look spectacular! who cares if they don’t have holes? more doughy-goodness, then!

  20. mmm butter! I love it. I wish I didn’t but I do!

    I have some chicken breasts in the fridge and have been needing to do something with them. I will try your chicken parm!

  21. Mmm a breakfast pizza? I’ve never tried one but now you have inspired me!

  22. Wow, donuts and apple rhubarb crisp, yum!

  23. We always think alike…just this morning I had a craving for chicken parm, but soon realized we had no pasta in the house or parm cheese:(

  24. Breakfast pizza AND homemade donuts? I would be in heaven!!!

  25. Hey Biz, I’m going to start hanging out here, more. Love your food pix and recipes. I read Charlie, too–fun that you’re siblings.

  26. I don’t even know where to start – it all looks yummy, especially those donuts dipped in butter – yum!

  27. This all sounds delicious! Yum!

  28. OMG I love those donuts. Too cute! I also really love the green in the zucchini soup.

  29. Biz!

    There is an email conversation going on about the multiple threads of the BSI event. This is the only way I could contact you and since you are the moderator of this event, could you please contact Veronica or Cheryl to get a heads up on this issue.

    I am really disappointed on what is going on with this event issue, I hate to be called “not original” or “unrecognised host ” because I am neither of them. It’s someone else’s mistake and I can’t be held responsible for that or treated like a fake. It’s not my fault!!

  30. Excuse me while I wipe the drool from my mouth….. πŸ™‚

  31. […] of butter, this week’s BSI is BUTTER! I may have to […]

  32. Now I kinda want to bake some donuts. Mmm, donuts πŸ˜€

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