It’s another beautiful morning in Chicagoland! I just love it when the sun is shining – it just automatically puts you in a good mood!
Breakfast yesterday was an oat bran bagel sammie with an orange on the side. The orange was kind of dry, but I ate it anyway!
2.5 ounce oat bran bagel, 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1 cup baby spinach and .8 ounce Swiss cheese:
I have Christina to thank for my lunch yesterday! Last week she made a baked version of chili rellenos and I knew immediately that was going on my lunch menu this week! I did tweak it a bit, because I made it 2 servings, and using ingredients I had (i.e., no milk, so I used fat free half and half).
Baked Chile Rellenos Recipe (printer friendly version here)
Makes 2 serving (each serving: 276 calories, 13.5 fat, 22 carbs, 1.1 fiber and 15 protein)
|2||ounce pepper jack cheese|
|1/3||cup fat free half and half|
|1/4||teaspoon baking powder|
|1/4||cup flour½ cup prepared salsa
2 ounces cooked chicken breast
- Grill peppers until charred. Cool and remove black parts. Cut only one side open, remove seeds – fill each pepper with 1/2 ounce cheese and 1 ounce chicken and roll up, put in a casserole dish face down.
- Mix half and half through salsa and pour over peppers. Top with remaining 1 ounce cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
While I had the grill going over the weekend, I charred up the peppers.
Since poblano peppers aren’t very spicy, I decided to add spicy salsa to the egg mixture.
Then stuffed them! Each one got 1/2 ounce of cheese and 1 ounce cooked chicken breast.
Put in small pan and pour egg mixture over top – finishing with 1 ounce of cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
My plate: 1 pepper, 1 ounce tortilla chips and salsa:
The inside almost tasted like a custard! This could have been a bit spicier for me – next time I’ll dice up some pickled jalapenos in the egg mixture! Lunch comes in at: 449 calories, 47 carbs, 18.7 protein, 20 fat and 4 fiber.
I decided to have a slice of Swiss cheese and an apple for my snack. I took enough insulin to cover the apple, only to discover that the apple was so sour, there was no way I could eat it!
So I had to eat this!
I made Tony a grilled meatloaf – I know Dave is going to be jealous of this one! I have no real recipe for meatloaf – it’s 1.25 pounds meat loaf mix (a combination of beef, pork, and veal), 4 ounces Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, splash of Worcestershire sauce, bbq sauce, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup bread crumbs and salt and pepper:
Once I form it in a loaf, I top with 4 pieces of bacon and cook on a rack above a cast iron skillet on the gas grill. It takes about 45-50 minutes to cook – be sure to use a meat thermometer!
I don’t like meatloaf, so I cooked up one of these – nice and spicy!
I also cooked up 5 shrimp with Cajun seasoning, and grilled up a new potato:
Stats for Monday:
- 15 minute AM Yoga
- 45 minute walk at work
- 1,384 calories, 153 carbs, 78 protein, 53 fat and 14.6 fiber
Alright, I am off to do my yoga and then get ready for work. Biggest Loser tonight!! Oh, and since Siobhan got voted off of American Idol, I am no longer going to watch it – she was the best singer! Are you still watching this seasons Idol?
Have a great day!