Seems just like yesterday I was teaching her the wonderful world of Tabasco!
And today she started her first day of Senior Year!
She always has the same smile! 😀
Hope you have a great senior year Hannah! I am so proud of you!
Breakfast: Egg white scrambled eggs with chocolate zucchini muffin.
- 351 calories, 12.5 fat, 28 protein, 23 carbs, 3.2 fiber
Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese with Carrot Puree and Spinach Salad
- 377 calories, 9.8 fat, 1.3 protein, 59 carbs, 1.0 fiber. Here’s how it looked right out of the oven.
This was so simple and so good!
- 9 ounces dry whole wheat elbow macaroni
- 12 ounces carrots
- 3 ounces cheese of choice
- Italian seasoning to taste
Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the starchy water before draining. Cook carrots until tender (about 20 minutes on my stovetop). Add the 1 cup reserved pasta liquid and cooked carrots to blender and puree. Mix with the cooked macaroni and 2 ounces of cheese and seasoning. Put in casserole dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, or until cheese browns.
Makes Four Servings: 320 calories, 7.75 fat and 55 carbs
Dinner: Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole thanks to Eating Well Magazine!
with my chips: 532 calories, 17 fat, 16 protein, 81 carbs 16 grams of fiber!! 😀
I cheated though! I didn’t cook my beans from scratch – I used a mixture of pinto beans and canelli beans to total the 2 1/2 cups beans.
I made guacamole – I love avocado!
If you leave the pit in the guacamole and put saran wrap to keep out the air, it will stay green!
I pan fried the burgers in a touch of olive oil and Pam.
My plate with a light whole wheat bun and 1/2 serving jalapeno chips.
Truth be told, I liked these burgers, but they needed to be WAY SPICIER! I added Tabasco to each bit which helped! I think next time I might add chili powder.
Stats for the Day:
- 1260 calories
- 39 fat
- 46 protein
- 164 carbs
- 20 fiber (thanks to my fiber rich dinner!)
- no exercise :(
Speaking of Eating Well, my friend Jen is giving away the Eating Well diet cook – chock full of tons of healthy recipes!
Tony is out with Joe seeing that Brad Pitt movie – I really had no interest in seeing it, so while Hannah does her homework, I am going to go through the DVR to see what I can watch! Hope everyone had a great Monday – see you tomorrow! 😀