A co-worker of mine, for medical reasons, needs to be on a very low sodium diet – no more than 1000 to 1500 mg a day.  Do you have any idea how hard that is?  Sodium is everywhere!

Right now I have a loaf of artisan bread, omitting the salt – and last night I tried to make her a baked potato soup using a milk base instead of chicken broth.  It kind of tastes like bland baked potatoes 🙁

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to add flavor without salt? Do you have any idea how much sodium you consume each day – for me, yesterday I was at 2300 mg!

I had a taste for a breakfast tostada, only one problem, I didn’t have any tostadas!  I decided to see if I put a corn tortilla in the toaster if it would crisp up – and they did!  Just keep an eye on them though – they go from just right to burnt in a matter of seconds!

My tostadas: 2 corn tortillas, 1/3 cup refried beans, 1 egg, 1/2 ounce cheese and a drizzle of my green chile sauce.

335 calories, 26 carbs, 20 protein, 17 fat and 5.7 fiber

My c0-workers and I walked yesterday – I decided on taking 4 pound weights with me – after carrying those for 45 minutes, my arms were tired!

But not too tired to eat my lunch! 😀  I had a 5.5 ounce baked potato, topped with a cup of my Cincinnati chili, 3/4 ounce cheese and fresh sliced red jalapenos – holy shit those peppers were hot!  I was only able to eat half of them.  Oh, and here’s another public service announcement – if you cut fresh hot peppers at lunch without using gloves, and you um, need to use the restroom later, be very careful where you touch!  (For the sake of my husband, I will not go into further detail, but I think you know what I mean!)

455 calories, 39 carbs, 37 protein, 16 fat and 5.5 fiber

In one of my many food magazines (which when you have as many as I do, and you don’t cut out the recipe when you see it, becomes impossible to find again!) I saw a recipe for bacon wrapped chicken.  I was totally flying by the seat of my pants, but it turned out really good.

Check out the price of my chicken – these were skinless bone-in breasts – 3 came in this package:

I decided to stuff our breasts with a combination of blue cheese and mozzarella cheese – about 3/4 of an ounce in each one.  I should have added more cheese.  You could barely taste it in the final dish.  I decided to add sliced apples to mine:

Then wrapped each breast in 2 pieces of bacon.

I pan fried it until the bacon started to cook – about 10 minutes as I kept rotating the chicken, and then finished them off in the oven at 375 – depending on the size of the breasts, about 20-25 minutes.

It wasn’t until I went to plate that I was like “I didn’t make any vegetables!”  So cilantro was my green! 😀

The bacon on the one without apple stayed on really well.
571 calories, 45 carbs, 63 protein, 13 fat and .6 fiber

Stats for Wednesday:

  • 1362 calories, 110 carbs, 121 protein, 47 fat, 11.8 fiber
  • 30.9 % of calories from fat
  • 45 minute walk with 4 pound weights

Have you submitted your BSI recipes to Dave yet?  This weeks ingredient is leftovers!   In looking in my refrigerator, I have half a casserole of leftover macaroni and cheese. . . do you think I can make a soup out of that?!