I knew I was going out to dinner, so I thought I would stick to my sensible breakfast and lunch. Breakfast was three of my apple cinnamon pancakes, 1/2 cup of strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar free syrup, and not pictured was 2 slices of turkey bacon. Breakfast: 426 calories, 67 carbs, 16.9 protein, 10.6 fat and 5.2 fiber.
Lunch was a serving of my buffalo chicken chili served on a 5 ounce baked potato, 1/2 ounce 75% reduced fat Cabot cheese and fresh sliced jalapenos! 😀 Lunch: 479 calories, 89 carbs, 51 protein, 7.1 fat and 18.8 fiber! 😀
So we were meeting my step-son Joe and his girlfriend for dinner.
Tony and Hannah picked me up from work. In my customary fashion, I of course already decided what I was getting for dinner. The Sante Fe grilled chicken salad with low fat cilantro lime dressing.
However, when we got there, I was like “they have a beer sampler??!!” I love microbrews! Tony prefers his Miller Lite, but he helped me with these 😀
And then I made my fatal error. I looked at the menu again. I see the soup of the day is Cream of Tomato – my favorite!!
The Lucky Monk is known for their outstanding burgers and New York style pizza. The more I thought about getting the salad, the more I thought it would be like ordering a lasagna in an Irish pub! So I got this:
Oh.My.Gosh. First of all, the burger is perfect – so flavorful and juicy! The only thing that could have made this better was fresh jalapenos (which I asked if they had any, but they didn’t).
Both Joe and his girlfriend got the New York style pizza. I was shocked when I heard Joe order the spinach pizza! Um, turns out it was a bit too much spinach for him! But not for me. I ate one slice!
This is hands down one of the best restaurant pizzas I’ve had. It was described on the menu as Fresh, tossed spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil with shaved parmesan. First of all, the crust was perfect – slightly crunchy on the outside, but a bit chewy on the inside. The ricotta cheese base was to die for and the salt and peppered spinach with shaved parmesan – yum. I plan to recreate this for Friday’s Pizza Party Friday!
My guess is that one slice is: 225 calories, 28 carbs, 10.5 protein, 18.5 fat and 1.5 fiber. Oh, are you asking me if I had anything to drink with dinner?
Ready for the stats for dinner? 1,374 calories, 102 carbs, 54 protein, 59 fat and 3.7 fiber.
Was it worth it? Absolutely! I can’t remember the last time I had more than 2,000 calories, so I am just going to hit the gym harder the rest of the week.
And Joe’s new girlfriend? We liked her a lot! Very personable and she loves hot stuff! 😀 I see a hot sauce throw down in the future 😀 Meet Lizz!
After dinner Hannah, Lizz and Joe went to a hooka bar. Not sure I am even spelling that right! She had a good time with them! 😀
Stats for Wednesday:
- 30 minutes on elliptical (my knee hurt yesterday, but today it is fine)
- 2,410 calories, 257 carbs, 122 protein, 76 fat and 38 fiber
- Blood sugar average: 143
Alright, time to scoot. I have to finish putting together my breakfast and lunch, and I need to marinate my steak for steak sandwiches tonight.
Oh, and thanks for all the sweet comments regarding Tony! 😀 He’s a keeper!
Have a great day! 😀