250 calories very well spent =)
The raw oats on top added nothing to the flavor.
(1/2 cup pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt, 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1 heaping tsp chia seeds, splash of vanilla extract, 1/2 packet sweetener, 2-3 tbsp sugar free maple syrup, sprinkle of cinnamon and ginger)
I've been taking them to work with me in little jars but with lecture being cancelled in the morning, I decided to eat a nice healthy breakfast at home. Of course, I added to this breakfast with some cheese and other snackables to bring myself up at 500 calories total.
Ingredients: Sliced (somewhat microwaved) smoked turkey kielbasa
Chopped carrots, some arugula and cabbage slaw, some chopped hot yellow banana peppers and crumbled saltines. It was so satisfying and delicious without being any effort at all. I call it Boring, but it hits the spot every time!
Method: Cook spaghetti squash: click here for specifics. Marinate shrimp in Mrs. Dash's salt free marinade (or whatever you like, honey mustard usually works well) and throw shrimp and marinade into a satuee pan (non-stick, sprayed with Pam) and heat the shrimp. Dress the squash with a few sprays of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and some Old Bay Seasoning (or Italian Seasoning, or garlic, whatever works for you!). Take the whole shebang to work for a great under 300 calorie lunch. It's so filling and it FEELS just like you're eating spaghetti. **A shortcut I use is using these tiny little fully cooked salad shrimp. I always have at least one giant bag of them in my freezer, they're not even expensive and one big bag goes a looooong way!**
This breakfast quesedilla was made with 1.5 servings of Egg Beaters All Whites, 1 serving of smoked turkey kielbasa (finely chopped and sauteed before addition of eggs) and a few tbsp of homemade salsa (thanks mom!)
I recently saw an episode of Food Revolution (Jamie Oliver's trying to reform children's diets in nutritionally challenged areas) and kids at school were having breakfast pizza. But of course, real pizza. This is 200 calories of the healthy stuff (I suppose you can use real egg whites if you have the time/effort!)!
Oh yeah, did I mention the Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese wedge spread underneath the egg part? It totally changed around this meal!
In other food-related news, Boyfriend and I arranged for a much needed date night on Saturday and we took ourselves out for a nice heavy Belgian beer and a nice huge pot of mussels at our favorite mussel place: BXL East. Then we went to see an off Broadway play and unfortunately retired early. The night after that was Date Night Part II and it featured an outing to the sushi place that opened up in our neighborhood. Not overly impressive but certainly above average!
In NON-food related news I'm very saddened by the Yankee's failure to continue on in the World Series and feel that unless I want to watch football (which I can occasionally deal with!) my watching-sports-and-having-wings-with-the-guys evenings are numbered =( I do NOT watch basketball so the spring isn't my favorite. Finally, ski season is approaching! Yaay!!
Ok, this post is long enough. Stay tuned for my attempt at Healthy Meatloaf! =)
<3 Dr. Jules