I’ve done a lot of research, and realized, there are no food blogs at all on the internet! I have to jump start this new idea! Okay, so I know there about a billion food blogs out there, but I figured, what’s one more!
This is my journey to lose weight, eat healthy, exercise, (get all the laundry done, cook once a month meals that are perfectly labeled in my deep freeze, solve world hunger and get that weekly manicure/pedicure – yeah right!) all while controlling my blood sugars at the same time.
I’ve been an insulin dependent diabetic for over a year now, and in the process have gained 30 pounds. Yes, part of it is the insulin, but the most important part is that now I can eat anything because I give myself enough insulin to cover the carbs. Three pieces of pizza? Okay! Upgrade my fries with bacon and cheddar cheese for only .99 cents? Okay!
I love to cook, I love watching The Biggest Loser and can’t wait for the new season in a couple weeks.
Here was my lunch today:
Spaghetti Squash Casserole
- 1/2 medium zucchini, diced
- 1 pound cooked spaghetti squash, chopped
- 16 ounces marinara sauce (mine happened to be homemade!)
- 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- crushed red pepper to taste (I like it spicy!)
- Italian seasoning to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
Saute zucchini and spinach with Pam in a non-stick pan for 2 minutes. Add spaghetti squash to veggies and add marinara sauce and seasonings to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in ricotta cheese until everything is incorporated. Put in casserole dish and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
Stats: 212 calories/9.25 fat/21 carbs/2.25 fiber
Yummo! Try this even if you have never tried spaghetti squash before, in a casserole, it does taste pasta-ish!
Stats for the day:
- 1395 calories
- 56 grams of fat
- 129 grams of carbs
- 20.7 grams of fiber
- 54 grams of protein
- 40 minute recumbent bike for 8.65 miles
- 40 minute elliptical
- Fasting: 81
- After workout 48 – yikes (i.e. big bright lights in my eyes!) Need more carbs
- After lunch 119
- Before dinner 90