Friday!

Time is moving so fast!  I can’t believe tonight is Hannah’s prom already!  The weather kind of sucks this morning, but hopefully the rain will stop by tonight.

Breakfast was the last of my broccoli egg bake, a peach Chobani yogurt (which was delicious!!), 1 ounce of sourdough bread – and one orange that I was too full to eat!  Breakfast comes in at 385 calories, 43 carbs, 36 protein, 8.5 fat and 2.3 fiber.

I used the leftovers from Wednesday’s shrimp tacos for lunch – just as good the second time around!  Lunch comes in at 408 calories, 47 carbs, 20 protein, 16 fat and 3.5 fiber.  (My computer ate my shrimp taco picture!)

I sent Tony an email yesterday asking what he thought about having pasta carbonara and salads for dinner.  The response was “YES!”  Unfortunately, I failed to mention to him that I was making a healthy version.  Upon first bite he said “did you dietize this?!”  He had thoughts of butter, cream and lots of bacon!

 First I made salads – 3  ways – Tony only likes lettuce, Hannah and I like chopped apples in ours, and no one likes radish but me! 😀

Light & Healthy Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe (printer friendly version here)

Makes 6 servings (415 calories, 13.7 fat, 56 carbs, .1 fiber and 23.4 protein)

Ingredients

2/3 cup romano cheese
1/2 cup fat free evaporated milk
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
1 Egg
1 egg white
4 ounce bacon
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup white wine
1 pound spaghetti
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon parsley

Directions

  1. Mix together cheese, milk, yogurt, egg and egg white. Set aside.
  2. Cook bacon until crisp. Let cool and chop.
  3. Cook pasta according to directions, reserving 1/2 cup pasta water.
  4. Rinse pasta and return to hot pot and pour sauce over top. Garnish with parsley and cooked bacon.

I weighed out one pound of pasta:

The directions said to process the sauce in a food processor, but I just used a jelly jar and shook it really well!

Shake well to mix the egg well:

The recipe also called for 2 ounces of bacon and 2 ounces of Canadian bacon – my store didn’t have Canadian bacon so I used 4 ounces of bacon – which ended up being 5 slices of uncooked bacon.  I just cooked it in the microwave and chopped it when it was cool.

You need to pour sauce over hot pasta and then mix well – the cheese will start to get all melty!

The recipe also called for parsley as a garnish, but I sprinkled with spinach & herb mix:

top with bacon!!

I thought it was delicious (and it’s really all about me, right?!) – Tony and Hannah – not so much.  Hannah could taste the white wine and Tony had his mouth set for full fat carbonara!

With my salad, dinner comes in at 519 calories, 58 carbs, 27 fat, 18.9 protein, and .1 fiber.

I hardly ever have dessert, but I found these individual servings of Skinny Cow – only 2 points per container and 150 calories!

Totally insulin worthy!  😀

Stats for Thursday:

  • 45 minute walk at lunch
  • 1,452 calories, 178 carbs, 86 protein, 45 fat and a sad 8.9 fiber

I am taking a half day today to help Hannah with her hair and take pictures – I’ll be sure to post a few tomorrow! 😀

Happy Friday!

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