It’s another beautiful morning in Chicagoland!   I just love it when the sun is shining – it just automatically puts you in a good mood! 😀

Breakfast yesterday was an oat bran bagel sammie with an orange on the side.  The orange was kind of dry, but I ate it anyway!

2.5 ounce oat bran bagel, 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1 cup baby spinach and .8 ounce Swiss cheese:

Breakfast: 412 calories, 63 carbs, 28 protein, 7.3 protein, 6.9 fiber

I have Christina to thank for my lunch yesterday!  Last week she made a baked version of chili rellenos and I knew immediately that was going on my lunch menu this week!  I did tweak it a bit, because I made it 2 servings, and using ingredients I had (i.e., no milk, so I used fat free half and half).

Baked Chile Rellenos Recipe (printer friendly version here)

Makes 2 serving (each serving: 276 calories, 13.5 fat, 22 carbs, 1.1 fiber and 15 protein)


2 poblano peppers
2 ounce pepper jack cheese
1/3 cup fat free half and half
2 eggs
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup flour½ cup prepared salsa

2 ounces cooked chicken breast


  1. Grill peppers until charred. Cool and remove black parts. Cut only one side open, remove seeds – fill each pepper with 1/2 ounce cheese and 1 ounce chicken and roll up, put in a casserole dish face down.
  2. Mix half and half through salsa and pour over peppers. Top with remaining 1 ounce cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.
only .81 cents for three peppers! I used two for this recipe

While I had the grill going over the weekend, I charred up the peppers.

Since poblano peppers aren’t very spicy, I decided to add spicy salsa to the egg mixture.

Then stuffed them!  Each one got 1/2 ounce of cheese and 1 ounce cooked chicken breast.

Put in small pan and pour egg mixture over top – finishing with 1 ounce of cheese.

Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

it was so fluffy and tender!!

My plate: 1 pepper, 1 ounce tortilla chips and salsa:

The inside almost tasted like a custard!  This could have been a bit spicier for me – next time I’ll dice up some pickled jalapenos in the egg mixture! 😀  Lunch comes in at: 449 calories, 47 carbs, 18.7 protein, 20 fat and 4 fiber.

I decided to have a slice of Swiss cheese and an apple for my snack.  I took enough insulin to cover the apple, only to discover that the apple was so sour, there was no way I could eat it!

I ate the ounce of cheese though!

So I had to eat this!

Snacks total: 197 calories, 12.8 carbs, 8.3 fat, 12.9 protein and 1 fiber

I made Tony a grilled meatloaf – I know Dave is going to be jealous of this one!  I have no real recipe for meatloaf – it’s 1.25 pounds meat loaf mix (a combination of beef, pork, and veal), 4 ounces Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage, splash of Worcestershire sauce, bbq sauce, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup bread crumbs and salt and pepper:

Once I form it in a loaf, I top with 4 pieces of bacon and cook on a rack above a cast iron skillet on the gas grill.  It takes about 45-50 minutes to cook – be sure to use a meat thermometer!

let the meat rest a few minutes before cutting

I don’t like meatloaf, so I cooked up one of these – nice and spicy!

I also cooked up 5 shrimp with Cajun seasoning, and grilled up a new potato:

325 calories, 30 carbs, 23 protein, 8.3 fat and 2.7 fiber

Stats for Monday:

  • 15 minute AM Yoga
  • 45 minute walk at work
  • 1,384 calories, 153 carbs, 78 protein, 53 fat and 14.6 fiber

We have a new hostess for BSI this week!  Living Free chose cashews for this weeks secret ingredient!  And if you like artichokes check out last week’s artichoke recipes – so creative! 😀

Alright, I am off to do my yoga and then get ready for work.  Biggest Loser tonight!!  Oh, and since Siobhan got voted off of American Idol, I am no longer going to watch it – she was the best singer!  Are you still watching this seasons Idol?

Have a great day!