When I let Ed out this morning, a burst of arctic air immediately hit my face!  Even the dog didn’t stay out longer than he had to!  I came inside to check weather.com:


Yikes!  I decided to warm my car up about 10 minutes before I left, thinking the ice would melt, but it didn’t.  While I finished getting ready for work though, Tony went and scraped my car – thanks Tony! 😀

So I had to have something hot and spicy for breakfast to warm me up!  1 low carb tortilla, 1/4 cup fat free refried black beans, 1/2 cup egg beaters cooked with 1/4 cup spicy salsa verde, then extra jalapenos and fresh cilantro to round out the breakfast taco!


12 grams of fiber! This kept me full for hours, and while I had a snack planned (apple and peanut butter), I just wasn’t hungry for it.

In this month’s Cooks Illustrated they had a recipe for Thai Basil Chicken.  While I have never had it before, I decided to give it a try.  Their recipe was a bit confusing, so since I made this before work today, I’ll give you my version:

Biz’s Thai Basil Chicken

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 package basil (mine is 2 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 4-6 thai chiles

Mince garlic, basil, oyster sauce and chiles in food processor.  Heat non-stick skillet with Pam to medium heat.  Add basil mixture and cook for a couple minutes until fragrant.  Without rinsing the processor bowl, add chicken and pulse until it is ground.  Add to basil mixture and cook until chicken is done – about 6-8 minutes.

So flavorful and easy!  Their recipe also called for fish sauce, but I didn’t have any.  And while I went timid on the chilies (I only added 3), I wish I would have added more.  So on each piece I added a touch of red chile paste! 😀





While the chicken was cooking, I decided to make wonton bowls for my chicken.  Just bake wontons at 350 for about 6-8 minutes.  I love my silicone muffin pan!


This was a wonderful lunch!  Best part?  The chicken mixture makes four 4 ounce servings – each one is only 130 calories, and 6 wonton wrappers are only 85 calories!



My giant plate of food with a romaine salad on the side.  I used Annie’s Asian sesame dressing to keep with the theme!


My afternoon snack to up my calories for the day:


I actually had no plans for dinner believe it or not!  So Tony got a patty melt:


And I made this plate:  1 pita with an ounce of salami, an ounce of pepper jack cheese, 4 ounces cucumbers with 1/4 cup cottage cheese and a jalapeno pepper on each cucumber – weird but delicious!


But that doesn’t mean I wasn’t Bizzy in the Kitchen!  Come back tomorrow for Shrimp Wonton Soup!


Oops!  Forgot to leave my stats for the day! Not pictured – 1.5 ounces of smoked almonds eaten before bed! 😀

Stats for the Day:

  • 1,624 calories
  • 82 fat
  • 120 carbs
  • 104 protein
  • 32 fiber!!
  • 40 minutes of The Firm Fat Blaster
  • 5 minutes stretching
  • 5 minutes abs

Off to snuggle with Tony and watch the Office!  See you tomorrow – Friday – yahoo!! 😀