I made a big pot of chili last night, and it was too spicy for my family to eat!  I of course love it! 😀  Unfortunately, its still a bit soupy so its cooking down some more. 

I need your chili recipes!  Seriously, in the 9 years we’ve been together, neither one of us has made a great pot of chili!  Why is it so hard for us??  That and I can’t make my Mom’s scalloped potatoes, even though I’ve watched her make them a million times!

But we have to start with breakfast, right?  Almost deja vu from yesterday, except I used a Healthy Life Bun instead of a bagel.  I love the reduced fat Swiss Lorraine cheese – it always gets so melty!


And the rest of the cantaloupe on the side – this is so sweet and good!  Just the smell of cantaloupe brings me right back to my grandmas house in the summer!


Breakfast comes in at 319 calories, 9.5 fat, 22 protein, 39 carbs and 4.9 fiber.  For lunch I made a different version of my quinoa lasagna, except this time I substituted yellow squash for the spinach.  It could have used a bit more sauce, but it was still good!  Here’s how it looks right before going in the oven – I use a bread pan and make this two GENEROUS servings! 😀  I had a spinach salad on the side, which was a boring picture so I am not posting it!



And while it doesn’t look that pretty, it tasted really good!  Lunch came in at 543 calories, 16 fat, 30 protein, 69 carbs and 9 fiber!  I did get a bit snacky around four and dug into my raw almonds – while I prefer smoked and salted almonds, these are ever so slowly growing on me!


It was rainy, kinda cold tonight, and since I had to put my chili three ways on the back burner, I had a whole chicken in the fridge that I decided to roast in the oven.  I ended up using our scampi butter on the top of the skin, and stuck fresh rosemary on the inside.  it was a small bird – probably around 3 pounds so it only took about an hour to cook.


The smell of the fresh rosemary out of the oven was to die for!  And while Tony and I prefer our chicken skin really crisp like we get on the grill, this was really moist and delicious!  I made spicy carrots on the side (didn’t like them a whole lot so I am not posting the recipe – I need to tweak it a bit more!).  And I had two potatoes and made a small amount of mashed potatoes on the side.  The carrots look pretty, but they didn’t turn out as tender as I would have liked.


My plate – 3 ounces of chicken (Ed got the skin!) the carrots and mashed potatoes.  Dinner comes in at 366 calories, 10 fat, 29 protein, 30 carbs and 4.9 fiber.


Stats for the Day

  • 1267 calories
  • 42 fat
  • 85 protein
  • 145 carbs
  • 19.9 fiber
  • no exercise.  I had to cover the front desk during my lunch break, and then I was hungry and I don’t like to work out after I eat!

We are getting into football season – I need your chili recipes!!

It is BizTV tonight – we have Chopped on the DVR, the new season of Top Chef AND a Man v. Food!  Two more days til the weekend – see you tomorrow night! 😀