I love bagel Wednesday. I have Lori to thank for that – I love bagels, but they are quite point heavy – but having one a week works in my plan. 😀 Life is too short not to have bagels!
Mine was an everything bagel with an egg and 1/2 ounce of cheese – breakfast comes in at 11 points.
If the weather could be like it was yesterday all year round, I wouldn’t complain about living in Chicagoland at all. When I left for my run at 12:30 it was partly sunny and 72 degrees.
I did another 5k, and I was feeling so good about the temperature that I started out running too fast, so I had to walk a bit, but still finished my 5k in 35:20 – I’ll take it!
Since I love all things spicy, I decided to make southwestern meatballs – I ended up with 32 big marble sized meatballs – 8 balls in a serving for 5 points.
- 3/4 pound ground sirloin
- 2 serrano chiles, seeded
- 1 onion (if you want)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- salt and pepper
I just threw everything in my food processor and pulsed it until combined. You don’t want to mix the meat too much otherwise your balls will be tough. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like tough balls. 😀
Heat a bit of olive oil and Pam in a non-stick pan, cook balls for about 5 minutes. I knew I was going to reheat these for lunches, so I slightly undercooked them.
I got that whole package of serrano peppers for only .98 cents! Be careful with serrano peppers – they are typically about 5 times hotter than jalapenos!
I had my balls with 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pasta and some marinara sauce – lunch comes in at 11 points.
I’ve been lost without my dinner meal plan this week. The freezer saved me – I made meat ravioli – I guess yesterday was just a pasta day for me. 😀 Surprisingly, dinner also came in at 11 points.
Guess what? Today is my Friday! Yep, I am going on vacation tomorrow! My Mom and I are headed to Virginia for a family reunion and then to my Aunt’s Lake house in Smith Mountain Lake (Roanoke). And I haven’t even packed yet – I am the ultimate procrastinator. 😀
Stats for Wednesday:
- 45 minute walk/run, included a 35 minute 5k
- 33 points
- average blood sugar 99
Q of the Day: What was your favorite vacation? Helen, don’t answer that question, because I already know!