I’ll have the tasteless dinner for two please.”

Thanks for all your well wishes for Hannah as she moves on with the next chapter of her life – I appreciate it! Open-mouthed smile

I am out of my beloved Chobani, so I went with Dannon’s Oikos greek yogurt – it was just okay.  Luckily I had super sweet strawberries and my coconut crunch granola on top to make up for it.   Breakfast comes in at 343 calories, 2.5 fat, 63 carbs, 5 fiber and 21 protein.  This time my parfait was served in a bowl.

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It was gorgeous yesterday – sunny and in the low 70’s.  I did my run/walk a song for 50 minutes.

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I ended up making a delicious stir fry for lunch.  I don’t think I had as many vegetables during all of last week that went into this bowl!

  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 ounces of leftover steak

My sauce?  1 tablespoon of Frank’s spicy chili sauce, 1/4 cup of light coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of sriracha.  Yes, I said one tablespoon of sriracha – you know I loves the spice!  On the bottom was 1/2 cup of instant brown rice.  Lunch comes in at 450 calories, 16 fat, 51 carbs, 7.6 fiber and 28 protein.

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I’ve seen these rosemary skewers on t.v. and on other bloggers.  Never thought in a million years I would find them, but I did – at Dominick’s if you are in the Chicago area – this package was $2.99.

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It wasn’t until I downloaded this picture that I see that I should have stripped leaves off 3/4 of the stalk – so no wonder this was hard to skewer!  But I persevered.  I marinated chicken breasts in Maple Farm’s fat free Greek dressing.  When I got home from work the chicken smelled amazing.  I basted the skewers with more the dressing while I grilled it.  The mushrooms would not skewer to save my life, so they grilled on their own.

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My idea was to make pita sandwiches – pita bread, tzatziki sauce and the grilled meat and vegetables.

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Put together – with a side of kettle chips, dinner comes in at 539 caloires, 16 fat, 65 carbs, 8.9 fiber and 34 protein.

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The verdict?  Pretty tasteless.  The pita was plain, the tzatziki sauce was just okay and the chicken, even marinated for 24 hours, really didn’t have much flavor at all.  So I think I need to make this again, but use my own marinade – does anyone have a tried and true Greek marinade for chicken?

Stats for Monday

  • 1511 calories, 42 fat, 207 carbs (a lot!) 25 fiber (nice!) 88 protein
  • 50 minute run/walk at lunch
  • average blood sugar 139

Before I post the Inspirational Diet thought for the day, I ran across this poster and laughed out loud!

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Make it a great day!

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26 thoughts on “I’ll have the tasteless dinner for two please.”

  1. I make my tzatziki REALLY garlicky. That might pep it up…don’t you hate it when you make an effort and it’s just “okay?”

  2. aww I missed Hannah’s moving out post- so I had to go back. My parents had a hard time when I moved out & I was 29 years old! lol Maybe they thought I was staying permanently at that point? hehe 🙂

    Sean’s parents marinade chicken kebabs for the BBQ and they are SO delicious! I know it’s an onion, lemon juice, yogurt combo- but Im not certain. I will find out the exact recipe to share it with you. The only downside- morning onion breath. lol Yep, it happens every time I eat it. 🙂

  3. Too bad it was tasteless! It looks SO good!

  4. Those skewers are so cool! I want to get some. Neat neat neat. You always have me craving something…today its a parfait

  5. Wow what a bummer, it looked so good. I have been wanting to try those skewers but have not seen them yet. Happy Tuesday!

  6. It’s 8am here and I haven’t eaten breakfast. That yogurt bowl looks amazing! I prefer Chobani’s yogurt too.

    I marinate chicken in Greek salad dressing (like Newman’s Own Light) and it usually has a lot of flavor. Red wine vinegar helps too.

  7. myjourneytofit

    Your title made me laugh…dontcha hate it when something is just blah? It LOOKED good, anyway!

  8. Cool skewers, I know I won’t find them here…lol! 😉 Too bad your food was tasteless, it looked really good. I’ve used those McCormick package marinades and they’ve turned out really tasty. I usually marinate it overnight for the best flavor too.

  9. This is my personal fave, it’s my mom’s recipe and i make it all the time! http://www.imadedinner.net/2011/04/04/grecian-delight/

  10. Whoa – 1 TABLESPOON of sriracha??! You’re badass, Biz. I think I would die from that. Ha.

  11. melissalikestoeat

    Ok. You need to make my chicken kebabs and tzatziki STAT.
    http://www.melissalikestoeat.com/2012/05/1354marinated-lamb-kebabs.html
    Just substitute chicken for the lamb.
    Tzatziki:
    http://www.melissalikestoeat.com/2012/05/1354easy-tzatziki.html

  12. What a bummer on the chicken! Did the rosemary skewers add any flavor you could detect? I need more veggies in my life and in my lunch!

    • I guess we could taste a bit of rosemary around the chicken pieces, but that was about it. Maybe if I skewered them the night before??

  13. That’s too bad the dinner wasn’t yumtastic, I’d think the skewers would have made the meat and veg really flavorful! Boo. 😦

  14. Tami has one I’ve done before and it was tasty. I love the rosemary as a skewer. Cute. I’m trying that.

  15. You know, since it’s tasteless, I would have just dumped a whole bottle of hot sauce over. 😉

  16. Too bad it didn’t taste that well, it looks very good to me.

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