Since I haven’t officially grocery shopped, I present you with the typical breakfast sammie.  Turns out I am not the only one who could eat these every day – my friend Marisa even made her own turkey sausage!  I am definitely putting that on my list of things to make!

377 calories, 39 carbs, 19.5 protein, 16.5 fat and 6.7 fiber

My friend and I hit the gym – I did 30 minutes on a new level on the Stairmaster and I thought I was going to die it was going so fast!  I originally wanted to do 40 minutes, but after 30 minutes I was done. 🙁  Then I did 5 minutes of abs on the ball.

I got a new product to me at Trader Joe’s:

I put a cup and a half of baby spinach on the bottom of my plate.  I heated up 1 cup of my thai coconut rice and poured that over the spinach to wilt it a bit.  Then topped with 3 ounces of my leftover herbed chicken breast mixed with 1/4 cup of the Thai curry sauce and topped with fresh cilantro.

Holy cow was this good – although it could have been a tad spicier for my taste, so I added crushed red pepper 😀  I like how you can see me taking the picture in the spoon!

456 calories, 51 carbs, 33 protein, 12.4 fat and 2.6 fiber

Dinner was quick and easy – burgers and fries!

471 calories, 46 carbs, 16.6 protein, 25 fat and 2.4 fiber

I actually have my sister’s co-worker Lilly to thank for part of my BSI recipe.   My sister wanted to know if there was a way to make sugar free candied walnuts.  They belong to a salad club and Lilly loves candied walnuts, but she’s a Type 2 diabetic.

I got my thinking cap on and am excited to say they turned out great!

Sugar Free Candied Walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup baking Splenda
  • 1 tablespoon water

Heat the oil, vinegar and pepper until it begins to bubble.  Add walnuts, and stir and cook for 4 minutes over medium heat.  Pour in splenda and water and continue stirring until the sauce is “sticky” and the splenda is melted.

Cool on wax paper (I tried paper towels, but they started to stick immediately!).  While the walnuts will be soft at first, once they cool they turn crunchy again.

For the BSI recipe, I grilled white peaches that were brushed with a bit of agave nectar.  I grilled them skin side down and then turned off the heat and turned them flesh side up and just left the lid closed while we ate dinner.

I put about 1/4 cup of good vanilla ice cream on top of the peach, topped it with a fried piece of fresh basil and sprinkled with the candied walnuts.  Tony cut his up so he got a piece of peach, ice cream and walnuts and declared it “really good!”  I can’t wait to use the candied walnuts in a salad!

at first the splenda did not melt at all, but once I added the tablespoon of water, it glazed up nicely!

Thanks for hosting BSI this week Rebekah!

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1,439 calories, 147 carbs, 71 protein, 63 fat and 11.7 fiber
  • 30 minutes Stairmaster
  • 5 minutes abs on the ball

I actually think I have time to make a breakfast pizza, I was up early today!  It’s so strange, I was the woman who timed it so that I could actually sleep until 8:17 in the morning and still make it to my desk at 8:45!  Even on vacation last weekend the latest I slept was 7:15!

Are you a morning person, or have you become one as you’ve gotten older?