I love shredded zucchini in eggs.  For some reason it just makes it so much fluffier!  I decided to make a zucchini egg white omelet, but put the shredded zucchini in the actual omelet – stuffed with 1.25 ounces of deli ham and .8 ounces of swiss cheese, I had a delicious breakfast!

with crushed red pepper šŸ˜€

it kind of broke on the flip – but it tasted good!

At this point, I put a lid on and turned it off and jumped in the shower – it kind of got well done on the bottom!

with a mini Thomas bagel and 1/2 an apple. Breakfast comes in at 329 calories, 46 carbs, 29 protein, 3.1 fat, 7.6 fiber

One of my co-workers that I gave my Chicken Tikka Masala to yesterday brought me one of her cookbooks!  I can’t wait to try more things – the first thing that caught my eye was a tomato and cilantro soup – think that’s going to be on my lunch menu next week! šŸ˜€

My lunch was also inspired by Tyler Florence – but using what I had on hand.  He made a summer beef salad with noodles – only problem?  His the dressing he tossed it in called for 1/2 cup of olive oil!  The base of the salad was actually things I had in my fridge:

  • 2 ounces cook white whole wheat pasta
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 4 ounces bean sprouts
  • 5 thai chilis
  • 2 ounces sliced cooked steak
  • tossed in my spicy dressing!

Biz’s Spicy Thai Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno hummus
  • 2 fresh cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese mustard
  • 1/4 teaspono chili paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet and sour sauce
  • 2 drops of sriracha sauce

This whole recipe is one serving:  102 calories, 2.5 fat, 11.3 carbs, 1.5 fiber and2.9 protein.  It had just the right amount of sweet and heat!

I put all my salad stuff in a ziploc and then poured the dressing in about 2 hours before lunch.

one fork = one serving! Lunch comes in at 525 calories, 53 carbs, 46 protein, 13.1 fat and 6.1 fiber
topped with .25 ounce chopped roasted peanuts and cilantro

My friend and I walked for 50 minutes outside – we’ve had some rain so the snow is finally on its way out!!  Of course, having said that, I am sure it will snow over the weekend!   I had .75 ounce of roasted cashews before our walk:

121 calories, 6.9 carbs, 3.2 protein, 9.7 fat and .6 fiber

Can I just say I love having bright skies leaving work?!!

We met my step-son Joe at a Chinese restaurant near his house for the last celebration of Hannah’s birthday!  One thing we almost always order?  Shrimp toast!  I had two pieces:

On the menu there were two things:  Tofu with Vegetables and Vegetables with Tofu.  I was like “what is the difference?”  One of them had the hot chili pepper on it, and he suggested the Tofu with vegetables because it had more vegetables, but it didn’t have the chili pepper next to it so I asked if it could be spicy and he said no problem!  While good, it wasn’t spicy at all, so I was very generous with the Chinese mustard! šŸ˜€

We had a nice time catching up with Joe – being 20 he’s pretty busy these days.  Thanks for coming out Joe! šŸ˜€

Hannah and Joe – our kids are so grown up! šŸ™‚

So dinner comes in at 648 calories, 44 carbs, 24 protein, 41 fat and 8.8 fiber – not too bad for Chinese!

I am loving caloriecount!  They changed their whole analysis and I am loving it!  So while I earned a grade of A for the day, it breaks it down:

  • carbs too low
  • protein good
  • fats too high
  • cholesterol good šŸ˜€
  • sodium too high (duh, its Chinese food!)
  • fiber too low
  • calcium too low – (does anyone take calcium supplements??)

Stats for Tuesday:  50 minute walk

Biggest Loser Spoiler!

Can I say I loved that they had to have a work week?  I don’t know why they didn’t do that earlier.  My friend and I have always wished they had a “real world” Biggest Loser – people who have jobs, kids, etc.  Who has six hours a day to work out?  That being said – I need to kick my exercise up a notch – I was looking back at my old WW notes from 1999 – and what I realized that I, on average, worked out 90 minutes a day.  And not all at once – I would walk 30 minutes to work, walk during lunch and then do a strength dvd after Hannah went to bed.  I need to start doing that again! šŸ˜€

Gotta scoot – I’ve only watched 1/2 of American Idol this morning and what I have heard so far sucks!  Hopefully when I watch the rest of it someone will finally stand out!