Saturday, April 24, 2010

Food Rules

I just finished reading this great book. It is short and to the point which I loved. It's all about good, quality eating and not depending on fad diets to loose weight and stay health. Some of the food rules that I am following or plan to follow:

  • #2 Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food
  • #4 Avoid foods with high fructose corn syrup
  • #6 Avoid foods that contain more than 6 ingredients
  • #12 Shop the peripheries of the supermarket and stay out of the middle
  • #13 Eat only foods that will eventually rot
  • #20 It's not food if it arrived in the window of your car
  • #25 Eat your colors
  • #34 Sweeten and salt your food yourself
  • #46 Stop eating before you're full
  • #40 Eat Slowly

GREAT BOOK!!!! Check it out!!

Lunch at Ruby Tuesdays......


Sorry for the poor quality picture. Restaurant lighting =D

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cheesy Chicken Parmesan

Last night for dinner we had chicken parmesan! Grilled of course =D

To make it. I dredged chicken tenderloins in egg whites, then a mixture of onion powder, garlic powder and italian seasonings. I heated an iron skillet and sprayed it with zero calorie spray. I then cooked the chicken in the skillet until done. I then poured marinara sauce on the chicken (homemade) and topped it with plenty of fat free shredded mozzarella. Put a lid on it and cook until sauce is heated and cheese is melted. YUM! I served it with a side of broccoli and corn on the cob.

For 3 servings:

1 Pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup marinara sauce
3/4 cup shredded fat free mozzarella cheese

Calories per serving : 272

Calories of Olive Garden chicken parmesan: 1090 (per the OG website)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hummus, Salad & Pita

For lunch today I made myself a plate of salad, pita, and home made hummus. My pita was 100% whole wheat. For lunch this week I made myself a huge bowl of salad to split. My salad consists of tomatoes, cucumbers, hearts of palm, and lemon juice. I also made a big bowl of hummus for this week. To make the hummus I used:

2 cans garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2 cans artichoke harts
the juice of 3 lemons
2 garlic cloves
3/4 cup EVOO

I put all the ingredients except for the EVOO in a food processor and blended it until smooth. Then I drizzled in the EVOO while blending. You can also add tahini paste or red pepper if you like.

Loaded Waffle-tastic Yogurt

This morning for breakfast I had some loaded yogurt. My bowl included:

2 Nutri-Grain Waffles
1 Banana
1 package strawberry 100 calorie cupcakes
1 6oz Dannon light and fit vanilla yogurt

Great way to start a Monday!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Cookie Jar Cafe

Tonight for dinner me and my DH headed over the mountain to a place called the Cookie Jar Cafe in Dunlap, TN. It is a local cafe set up on a dairy farm. It serves fresh, home made, meats, sides and desserts daily. I had the meatloaf with white beans, creamed corn, and deviled eggs. Delish!! I also might have had half a piece of cornbread =D

If you live nearby and you haven't tried this place, GO! The food is amazing as well as the scenery.
Check it out at:

Slush Puppy Pineapple Lemonade

get-attachment.aspx (74)What's better on a hot afternoon than lemonade?!? I was craving a cold treat today so I decided to try the Slush Puppy Pineapple Lemonade out of the Hungry Girl 3-2-1 cookbook. Here's how to make it:

Blend 5-8 ice cubes, 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 no calorie sweetener packs and 1/2 cup cold water. Blend until desired consistency.

YUMMY!!! This made the BEST lemonade! Bonus: Entire recipe is only 87 calories. Score!!!

If you don't have this cookbook yet, run out and buy it!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu for One

Tonight I was feeling very under the weather so I wanted something comforting and easy for dinner. I decided to make easy chicken cordon bleu. Sounds so fancy! So fancy it only took 3 ingredients =D I used:

1 4oz piece of chicken breast, pounded like a cutlet
1 serving fat free honey ham
1 Laughing Cow Light wedge cheese

I pounded the chicken breast into a cutlet, heated a skillet, and cooked it in the skillet until done. I then added the ham and cheese on top and put a lid on until it was all heated and melted.

As you can tell from the picture, I got a little impatient and ate it before the cheese melted. I have to say this simple chicken creation was so delicious! By far one of the best ways to make chicken. I am really craving this again tonight it was so good =D

Calories for 1 serving (4oz chicken, 1 serving fat free ham, LC light cheese): 190!!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pizza-licious Chicken

Here is how I made this easy pizza chicken recipe:

I took one pound of chicken breasts, put them in a gallon ziplock bag, and pounded them into cutlets. I then heated a skillet, wiped it with EVOO, and added the chicken. I sprinkled onion powder, garlic powder, and salt on the chicken and cooked it until done. When it was done, I smothered each piece of chicken with pizza sauce from jar and topped them with light string cheese. I put a lid on top, turned the heat down to low, and let them simmer until the pizza sauce was heated and the cheese melted. Delish!!!

I had mine with a side of broccoli and Jody had his with a side salad =D

For one chicken:
5oz chicken
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 light string cheese

296 Calories!!!

Week 14 Results

Week 14 results are in and I lost 3 pounds this week!!!! YAY!!! That puts me at 44 pounds lost so far.

ALSO, still keeping up with the fast food boycott. It has not been 103 days since I have ate fast food!!

Boring looks but tasty treat

Today's breakfast looked boring on the plate but it was oh so tasty! I scrambled 3 egg whites with a pinch of salt and a laughing cow light wedge cheese. I had a side of turkey bacon with it. Great way to start the day!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Hungry Girl 1 2 3 Cookbook

I picked up this cookbook this weekend at the store. It has some amazing recipes!!! Very simple and low in calories! I can't wait to try out some of the recipes this week =D

Friday, April 9, 2010

Top 8 Worst Snacks

Today WebMD compiled a list of the 8 worst snacks. Check ‘em out and see if anything you eat made the list!

8 Worst Snacks:

  1. Chocolate-coated doughnuts and mini doughnuts (Entenmann’s Pop’ems)
  2. Snack pies (Hostess fruit pies)
  3. Movie-theater butter microwavable popcorn (Pop-Secret Extra Butter)
  4. Lunchables by Oscar Mayer
  5. Regular chips and Cheetos
  6. Packaged frozen snacks (Jimmy Dean biscuits, Hot Pockets)
  7. Tyson Fun Nuggets
  8. Cheese crackers (Ritz Bits, Cheez-Its)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Chef Salad

Today for lunch I fixed myself a yummy chef salad. It consisted of:

2 cups Hearts of Romaine lettuce
3oz Ham
3oz Turkey
2 Hearts of Palm
1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp honey mustard


Breakfast Sandwich

For breakfast this morning I made a simple breakfast sandwich. It consisted of: 1 whole wheat sandwich thin, 2 turkey bacon, and 3 egg whites. With a side of banana =D

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Sunday Dinner

I decided to pass up the fried chicken, fried okra, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, cornbread, pinto beans, etc, etc, etc and made my healthy food. Boy that was not easy! But I did it. For dinner I had teriyaki chicken, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and a sweet potato! yum

Friday, April 2, 2010

Applebess New Under 550 Menu

For dinner last night, we decided to eat out and I had heard about Applebees new under 550 menu so I wanted to try it out. I decided to get the Spicy Shrimp Diavolo. It I wasn't impressed. The sauce was good, a little on the spicy side but not too bad. It just ended up being way to much pasta for me. Not something I would order again. According to the Applebees webite, the dish is 500 calories.
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