I think technically I could have three submissions to this weeks BSI contest, but I am going to go with only one. šŸ˜€

Hannah babysat two different kids over the weekend and made pizza for each of them.Ā  I noticed there was leftover dough in the fridge, so that meant one thing: breakfast pizza!Ā  This round: 4 ounces of dough, 1/4 cup pizza sauce, 1 ounce reduced fat cheese, 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, yellow and red pepper and 1/4 cup egg beaters.

the crust was nice and crispy šŸ˜€ 476 calories, 61 carbs, 25 protein, 13.8 fat and 2 fiber

At lunch I did 45 minutes on the stair master! I am not sure what program I had it on, but it went from really slow to faster and faster – it showed my beginning and end, but I never knew what was coming next – lets just say I was a tad sweaty after that šŸ˜€

Lunch was a serving of my crustless cauliflower quiche and a cup of my cream of zucchini soup.Ā  Perfect combo.Ā  I loved the quiche, although it was a bit delicate for my taste – next time I’ll definitely add some crushed red pepper, or maybe some roasted red peppers to kick it up a notch – this would be perfect for a brunch though.Ā  Lunch:Ā  491 calories, 21 carbs, 25 protein, 36 fat and 5.7 fiber.

I was dragging a bit in the afternoon and decided to make a vanilla sugar free iced cafe mocha.Ā  My office has an cappuccino/espresso machine and has about 4 different flavors of sugar free syrups.Ā  I did four pumps of the sugar free vanilla, then mixed a package of sugar free cocoa mix with a cup of coffee.Ā  I let the coffee cool a bit, then poured over ice – delicious and only 60 calories!

We had rain in the forecast last night so dinner was cooked inside – classic chicken parmesan.Ā Ā  My version is dip in seasoned flour, dip in egg beaters, then into a combo of bread crumbs and parmesan cheese – I just eye ball it šŸ˜€

Then pan fry in a combination of 2 tablespoons butter (see I could have submitted this to BSI this week!), 1 teaspoon oil and Pam over medium high heat – don’t move them too much otherwise the crust will fall off.

I ate 3/4 of this plate: 520 calories, 50 carbs, 36 protein, 20 fat and 6 fiber

I have been in a baking mood ever since I made my apple tart, which is so not like me, but I secretly think my family is loving it!

First up – 101 Cookbooks baked donuts.

perfect - nothing sticked to the sides of the bowl
I loved the feel of this dough - this is after it rose for an hour
I used a biscuit cutter to cut the donuts, and used an olive oil pour to make the holes
then they rise for another 45 minutes
they baked exactly 10 minutes at 375 - my holes closed up though! šŸ™
dip in melted butter (another possible BSI entry, there is butter in the dough too!) then into cinnamon sugar

Tony and I both thought it tasted like really good cinnamon toast – I have half the dough leftover, so let’s just say we may bring the deep fryer up tonight and see how those turn out!

But here is my BSI entry – I am running out of time this morning, so tonight I will post the recipe.Ā  Apple Rhubarb Crisp.

I used 1 cup rhubarb to 3 cups apples
the apples and rhubarb are tossed in sugar, flour, cinnamon and lemonade (to keep the apples from turning brown)
the topping is flour, Splenda brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and melted butter
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes - see all that liquid gold?! šŸ˜€
all this needs is a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream šŸ˜€

Apple Rhubarb Crisp (printer friendly version here)

Makes 8 servings (239 calories, 8.2 fat, 40.3 carbs, 2.4 fiber and 2.5 protein)


3 cups apples, chopped
1 cup rhubarb, sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,divided
1/3 cup lemonade
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup oats
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted


  1. Toss the apples, rhubarb with 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and lemonade.
  2. Mix the 2/3 cup flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.
  3. Put the apple rhubarb mixture into an 8×8 inch pan. Put the oat mixture on top.
  4. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, until nice and bubbly.

I was afraid to use too much rhubarb, and I probably could have gone equal parts – I’ll try that next time.

Stats for Tuesday:

  • 1717 calories, 157 carbs, 89 protein, 83 fat and 14.7 protein
  • 43% of calories from fat (need to work on that!)
  • 45 minute stair master

My brother Charlie has started his weight loss journey for the 104th time!Ā  His hope is that he can lose some weight before his dreaded fall season that usually involves him eating everything from Halloween until New Years!Ā  Since my 101 Days of Summer Challenge is coming to a close soon, I am boarding Charlie’s train to wellness!Ā Ā  Why don’t you hop on the train?Ā  All the cool kids are doing it! šŸ˜€

yep - that's what I look like at 7 in the morning šŸ˜€