|Sunny Dangerous heat index. Outdoor exposure should be limited.||Partly Cloudy||Clear||Isolated T-Storms|
|Feels Like: 108°|
I had every intention of walking my neighborhood yesterday morning – the temps were in the low 80’s – it wasn’t too hot. But then I started reading blogs, I grabbed a cup of coffee, and then realized I had wanted to make a breakfast risotto and decided to cook instead of exercise. 😀
I love abborio rice – my MIL taught me how to make it, and I’ve had great results making it at home – subbing in apples for onions! My spring time risotto recipe is here.
But I wanted to do a different method for breakfast risotto – instead of adding the broth slowly, I mixed 1.5 cups of rice to 3 cups of water with a pinch of salt. Brought that to a boil then reduced the heat to low, put a lid on and then set a timer for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, I added 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup light coconut milk, 1/4 cup sugar free pancake syrup and a pinch of cinnamon. I just kept it on low and stirred the rice for about 5 minutes, until the rice was really creamy. This made six, 3/4 cup servings for 6 Points Plus. I added fresh strawberries and bananas and 1/4 teaspoon of sugar/cinnamon over the top for an extra point – breakfast comes in at 7 Points. 😀
So there was no way I was going to walk in the heat – I have been so good about exercise these last few months, that taking one day off isn’t going to break the bank. The old me would just throw in the towel and I might not exercise for days or weeks, but I plan on walking at lunch today and maybe doing 30 day shred tonight.
Lunch was leftover salad – I had leftover beef and rice from our taquitos. My mix:
- 2 cups romaine lettuce (does anyone count lettuce as a vegetable serving? I don’t, just wondering!)
- 1 carrot
- 1 radish
- 1/2 a cucumber
- 3 ounce ground beef (3)
- 4 ounce cooked yellow rice (3)
- 2 tablespoons light ranch dressing (2)
- 2 tablespoons taco sauce
- splashes of hot sauce 😀
- cherry peppers
This delicious HUGE ASS salad is 8 points.
I had steak kabobs on the menu last night. About 4:30 I texted Tony and said “do you think its too hot to grill?” Yep was the answer! So we ordered individual pizzas – mine was pepperoni, banana pepper and spinach – I ate 3/4 of the 8″ pizza, so I am calling it 13 points – too much?
So Hannah and I went to see Horrible Bosses – it was really funny – and thanks Shelley for telling me to stay for the credits! I got home around 9:45 and then Tony and I watched Biz t.v. – two episodes of Master Chef. I would suck at that show because I am a total recipe cook, while Tony can scan the fridge and put something together.
Stats for Wednesday
- no exercise
- 36 points (yep, I got movie theater popcorn for 8 points!)
- average blood sugar 98 (since I didn’t work out I took my full insulin at breakfast)
Would you be good on Master Chef??