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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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.  Hereโ€™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!! ๐Ÿ˜€

I cheated though!  I didnโ€™t cook my beans from scratch โ€“ I used a mixture of pinto beans and canelli beans to total the 2 1/2 cups beans.


I made guacamole โ€“ 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 โ€“ chock full of tons of healthy recipes! 

Tony is out with Joe seeing that Brad Pitt movie โ€“ 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 โ€“ see you tomorrow! ๐Ÿ˜€