I really like Eating Well Magazine.  I no long subscribe to their magazine, because I can get the recipes online.  I also get a weekly email from them, and last week I saw a recipe for Green Chile smothered Breakfast Burritos, which I immediately printed out and put in my recipe binder to try.

I got 4 poblano peppers – check out how cheap they are!

On Sunday afternoon, I charred the peppers, leaving the charred bits on.

Green Chile Sauce (For Breakfast Burritos)

(printer friendly version here)

Makes 15 servings approx. 2 tablespoons:  21 calories, .7 fat, 2.5 carbs, .2 fiber and 1.5 protein)

A spicy topping that will rock any breakfast burrito.


1 teaspoon canola oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon flour
4 poblano peppers
2 cups chicken broth
8 ounces buttermilk


  1. Heat grill. Cook peppers until charred, about 15 to 20 minutes. Don’t pull off the charred parts.
  2. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic, cook for a couple minutes. Add flour and stir for one minute. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Cool, using a stick blender, puree. Spoon over breakfast burritos.

I adapted it a bit, because my peppers were fricken too spicy!  I never thought poblano peppers were supposed to be that hot!  When I added the buttermilk, it gave the sauce a nice tang and brought the heat down to a flavorful level.

My burrito was 1 low carb wrap, 1 egg, 3 ounce diced potato, 1/2 ounce jalapeno cheese and baby spinach.

337 calories, 44 carbs, 21 portein, 11.9 fat and 13 fiber

A co-worker and I had an impromptu project yesterday – the firm picked up our lunch yesterday, so we ordered Jimmy John’s.  I thought I was making a good decision by getting my sandwich on 7-grain bread.  After finishing this project and walking for 45 minutes, I was hangry!   I ate the whole thing! šŸ˜€

They have their nutritional information online – you basically can build your sandwich and it will tell you how many calories it is – guess what this one comes in at? This sandwich, with no chips or a cookie?  683 calories, 66 carbs, 33 protein, 33 fat and 5.5 fiber – and 1500 mg of sodium! I would have guessed around 450 calories.  The bread alone was 300 calories!

But I knew I’d still be okay for the day based on my breakfast and dinner, but I was still shocked!  I calmed myself down with a sugar free vanilla cappacino šŸ˜€

I had a cauliflower I bought last week that needed to be used up, so I decided to have that as our side dish to our pork chops.  I overcooked the pork chops so to me, this side dish was the star of the plate!

Cauliflower Gratin with Blue Cheese (printer friendly version here)

Makes 4 servings  (166 calories, 9.4 fat, 10.3 carbs, 1.8 fiber and 10.9 protein)


1 head cauliflower
1 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
3 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 ounce blue cheese
1 tablespoon Italian bread crumbs
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper


  1. Cut cauliflower into bite sized pieces. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Right before adding the cauliflower add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of white vinegar – the vinegar helps the cauliflower stay white.
  2. Cook for 7 minutes, or until tender. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile melt butter. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the milk, making a white sauce, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in cheeses and stir until cheese melts. Add in cooked cauliflower and mix well. Put in a baking dish. Top with bread crumbs and bake at 425 for 15 to 20 minutes, until bubbly.
it’s almost like mac n cheese, except with cauliflower

I only ate 4 ounces of the pork chop – I ended up throwing out the leftovers – could not figure out how to make an edible leftover with them šŸ™
Dinner: 455 calories, 23 carbs, 46 protein, 19.5 fat and 4.1 fiber

Tony picked up a new fruit for me at Sam’s Club:

I had to look it up because I wasn’t sure what it was, but it was only described as “yellow melon.”  It tastes like a combination of honey dew melon and canteloupe to me – so sweet!

I am going to have some for my breakfast today šŸ˜€

Stats for Monday:

  • 1474 calories, 133 carbs, 100 protein, 64 fat and 23 fiber
  • 38% of calories from fat
  • 45 minute walk (no weights after moving boxes for 2 hours!)

BSI ANNOUNCEMENT! Dave at My Year on the Grill is hosting this week – I think his secret ingredient is genius . . . .leftovers!  Using leftovers to create a completely different dish – this should be a great one!  You have until Sunday, October 24 to get your leftover recipe ideas to him.  Thanks for hosting this week Dave! šŸ˜€