Thanks for all your well wishes for Hannah as she moves on with the next chapter of her life – I appreciate it! Open-mouthed smile

I am out of my beloved Chobani, so I went with Dannon’s Oikos greek yogurt – it was just okay.  Luckily I had super sweet strawberries and my coconut crunch granola on top to make up for it.   Breakfast comes in at 343 calories, 2.5 fat, 63 carbs, 5 fiber and 21 protein.  This time my parfait was served in a bowl.

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It was gorgeous yesterday – sunny and in the low 70’s.  I did my run/walk a song for 50 minutes.


I ended up making a delicious stir fry for lunch.  I don’t think I had as many vegetables during all of last week that went into this bowl!

  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 zucchini
  • 3 ounces of leftover steak

My sauce?  1 tablespoon of Frank’s spicy chili sauce, 1/4 cup of light coconut milk and 1 tablespoon of sriracha.  Yes, I said one tablespoon of sriracha – you know I loves the spice!  On the bottom was 1/2 cup of instant brown rice.  Lunch comes in at 450 calories, 16 fat, 51 carbs, 7.6 fiber and 28 protein.

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I’ve seen these rosemary skewers on t.v. and on other bloggers.  Never thought in a million years I would find them, but I did – at Dominick’s if you are in the Chicago area – this package was $2.99.

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It wasn’t until I downloaded this picture that I see that I should have stripped leaves off 3/4 of the stalk – so no wonder this was hard to skewer!  But I persevered.  I marinated chicken breasts in Maple Farm’s fat free Greek dressing.  When I got home from work the chicken smelled amazing.  I basted the skewers with more the dressing while I grilled it.  The mushrooms would not skewer to save my life, so they grilled on their own.

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My idea was to make pita sandwiches – pita bread, tzatziki sauce and the grilled meat and vegetables.

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Put together – with a side of kettle chips, dinner comes in at 539 caloires, 16 fat, 65 carbs, 8.9 fiber and 34 protein.

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The verdict?  Pretty tasteless.  The pita was plain, the tzatziki sauce was just okay and the chicken, even marinated for 24 hours, really didn’t have much flavor at all.  So I think I need to make this again, but use my own marinade – does anyone have a tried and true Greek marinade for chicken?

Stats for Monday

  • 1511 calories, 42 fat, 207 carbs (a lot!) 25 fiber (nice!) 88 protein
  • 50 minute run/walk at lunch
  • average blood sugar 139

Before I post the Inspirational Diet thought for the day, I ran across this poster and laughed out loud!


Make it a great day!