I am making breakfast for one of my bossed three days a week.  While she does pretty good with healthy lunches and dinners, breakfast just stumps her.  Other than yogurt and some fruit. she can’t wrap her brain around eating “real” food, i.e. non-diet food for breakfast.

Enter the breakfast wonton.  I love wonton  wrappers.  My store normally sells them for .99 cents.  I use them to make crab rangoon breakfast wontonslasagna wonton cups, sweet potato wontons with a spicy asian dipping sauce, and Hannah’s favorite, pork and vegetable pot stickers.

To make the cups, I spray my 12 cup muffin tin, press the wonton skins down and press to make sure the wonton in the tin, and bake at 350 for about 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown.  Keep an eye on these – they can go from done to burnt in a matter of a minute (not sure how I know that – ha!)

I left them on the counter overnight, and yesterday morning transported them to my office in a plastic container – these are pretty delicate.  I made this recipe two servings, or six cups per person, however I am putting the calories for each one below.

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Breakfast Wontons

Each cup:  51 calories, 1.7 fat, 5.3 carbs, .9 fiber and 3.9 protein

  • 12 wonton skins
  • 1 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 cup of jarred roasted red pepper, chopped (about 2)
  • 1/3 cup canned black beans
  • 1 ounce cheddar cheese
  • 1 100 calorie pack of Wholly Guacamole
  • cilantro

Bake the wonton skins as directed above.  Scramble the egg whites, red pepper and black beans.  At this point, I just put that mixture in another container, and had my cheese, guacamole and cilantro packed in my lunch bag.

When I got to work, I sprinkled the cheese on top of the egg mixture and nuked for a minute.  I divided that mixture evenly among the wonton cups, divided the guacamole evenly and topped with a cilantro leaf.

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When I brought this plate to my boss (I made her apples instead of my strawberries), she couldn’t believe she could have “all this food” and still be on plan.  I am trying to change her conception of a healthy lifestyle vs. dieting, one breakfast at a time. Open-mouthed smile  She loved it! Open-mouthed smile  The touch of cilantro was nice too.

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It was my last chance work out before my WI today.  I’ve been incorporating a lot more strength training this year, and I am liking it!  Pinterest to the rescue again:

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This one is harder than it looks – it took me 15 minutes to do three complete sets of each superset.

Then it was on to the StairMaster:


Holy shizz.  First of all, I had no idea that a StairMaster actually went to 16, and second of all, level 16 for someone who is short like me, is actually running!  I did modify the above – I couldn’t do the 10, 12, 14 and 16 back to back – so in between I added another minute that was at level 2 so I could catch my breath.  So this ended up being a 30 minute workout with cool down.  Go ahead and try level 16 and let me know how you do.

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When I got back to the office, I made chili mac – you can’t see it but I have 1/2 cup of leftover pasta, 1 cup of spinach and chili and cheese.  I let the chili sit for a minute, then stir it together, the spinach gets nice and wilty.

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You know what’s great about getting closer to spring?  It’s light outside when I leave work!  Granted, it’s dark by the time I get home, but I’ll take it.  You can even see the moon at the top of the picture. Sleeping half-moon

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I had some leftover Italian sausage I needed to use up, so I made some pasta sauce.  I had frozen cheese ravioli in the freezer and when I looked at the serving size, it said three for 210 calories – I was going to cook five or six for myself!  But, I stuck with the serving size, and served it on a bed of baby spinach, and 1/2 cup of pasta sauce.  It was the perfect serving size all together.

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Last week I talked about how Tony and I are competitive when it comes to app games on our phones.  He usually gets a high score and I beat it, and like to let him know every once in a while.

Well, Tony has dominated me in the Lingo word game – he’s up to 50 words in a row, and I’ve only gotten to 18.  It’s only a matter of time, but I guess I’ll let him gloat for now. Open-mouthed smile

Right now my kitchen smells like an Indian restaurant – I am making me and my boss chicken tikka masala for lunch. Can’t wait!

So here’s my WI this week – I didn’t get the picture quick enough, but I gained .6 this week for a two week loss of 2.8.

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I am okay with it though.  I know I killed it on my workouts, my eating was good, I am feeling muscles I haven’t felt in a while with the strength training.  I look at it like the Biggest Loser – the first week is always big, the second week is notoriously not, but I am staying the course, because I know this is the right lifestyle for me. Open-mouthed smile

Brooke put this on her facebook page the other day – thanks for sharing it Brooke!  If this video doesn’t motivate you to move today, not sure what will.  Make it a great day!