I have to give a shout out to one of our 101 Days of Summer Challengers . . . Al of Losing Harry – he lost 11.8 pounds last week! Woot! 😀 Sadly, his family was in a car accident over the weekend too – but thankfully everyone is okay! Stop on by his blog if you have time today to tell him how great he’s doing!!
Breakfast was the last of my crustless quiche, a mini bagel with light cream cheese and blackberries. Breakfast comes in at: 418 calories, 38 carbs, 24 protein, 20 fat and 9.9 fiber.
I went to the gym at lunch – I did a one mile sprint with the pacer bike on the bike machine, then did 40 minutes on the elliptical. I planned on doing 45 minutes, but my blood sugar controlled the workout 🙁
But my low blood sugar didn’t prevent me from taking a picture of my sweat!
Tony scored last week when he went to the store and found yellow peppers on the $1 rack. I had six to begin with – I have to remember to use the $1 rack stuff right away, because by the time I grilled the peppers, three had already gone bad. I decided to make a grilled yellow pepper soup.
Grilled Yellow Pepper and Potato Soup (printer friendly version here)
Makes 4 servings (2 ½ cup serving: 343 calories, 10.1 fat, 45.4 carbs, 6.4 fiber and 19.3 protein)
|3||large carrots, chopped|
|1||teaspoon olive oil|
|3||cloves garlic, minced|
|1||tablespoon dry mustard|
|1||teaspoon crushed red pepper|
|8||cups chicken broth, low sodium|
|1 1/2||pounds red potatoes, diced|
|1/2||cup sharp cheddar cheese|
- Grill yellow peppers until charred on the outside. Meanwhile, heat oil and add carrots and celery and garlic and cook until slightly tender, about 10 minutes.
- Let the yellow peppers cool. Add remaining ingredients and let soup simmer for 30 minutes. Toss in peppers (stems and seeds removed) and puree with stick blender.
My lunch with a chicken wrap on the side: 533 calories, 61 carbs, 45 protein. 16.6 fat and 15.4 fiber. If you don’t like a lot of heat, leave out the crushed red pepper 😀
I made a salad on the side – Hannah added the apple and cherries which turned out really good! I had light poppy seed dressing too –
- 1436 calories, 135 carbs, 107 protein, 57 fat and 29 fiber
- 5 minute one mile bike sprint
- 40 minutes on elliptical
I am running late this morning – off to shower and put my food together – have a great Tuesday!!