So, last week’s forray into showing my food day did not result in the world ending, nor did I break out into a pimple fest. SCORE one for the pimples! It’s summer, so I guess the super strict folk I was so used to criticizing my food diary are all living in the wilderness snacking on guava root and organic tree bark sandwiches… but no bread… good grief that’s a sin! The spritely young preserative-free elves water that crap daily with the water from the mouth of a hygienic platypus. It’s true… look it up… but only in your dreams.
I got a lot of feedback that some calorizing folks liked getting meal ideas… so here I am again with this week’s menu… in 3D!! Okay, not really… but how cool would that be? A grape tomater smacking you in the face.
Breakfast was the same as last time… protein pancakes and strawbs… that’s how the cool people refer to the fruit. Look no further… I’m totes the definition of cool… if it was spelled G-E-E-K.
Meal #2: Teriyaki-glazed pineapple burger and a small baked potato with broccoli and reduced fat cheese…
This is for serious one of my favorite meals in a long time… delicious and filling! The secret is there is no burger on that burger… it’s just 2 pineapple rounds cooked in a pan whilst being marinated with 1 Tbsp of Teriyaki sauce on top of a 100-calorie bun and loaded with veggies. I always eat my sandwiches open-faced because it makes me slow down, makes me feel like I’m eating more… and it’s like 2 for the price of one amount of calories!
TOTAL Calories in Meal #2: 444
Meal #3: Laughing cow cheese cucumber dill sandwich and grape tomaters!
That’s the spreadable laughing cow cheese with cucumbers and dried dill weed… I’m sure it would taste even better if you had you some fresh dill weed!
TOTAL Calories in Meal #3: 207
Dinner: Flatout Smoky Corn and Bean Pizza…
I’m seriously in love with this pizza… for serious!! So dang good and different than a regular, marinara-sauced pizza. I made up the recipe because I’m just that talented (side note: if talent includes unthawing frozen corn and opening a can of beans, I’m your girl!) The recipe:
Smoky Bean and Corn Pizza
1 multigrain flatout (or whatever flavor you prefer)
1/4 cup frozen or fresh corn
1/4 cup sodium-free pinto beans (or black beans)
2 Tblsp. barbecue sauce
1 roma tomato
1/3 cup 2% mozzarella cheese
I baked the flatout for 7 minutes on 350 degrees before I put any of the ingredients onto it… to crisp it up. Then, I added all the toppings and put it back in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese melts.
Seriously so good… I guess you could substitute chicken for the beans if you’re into eating feathery things.
TOTAL Calories for Dinner: 348
There she goes. I love this week’s menu. As a side note, if you don’t use reduced sodium/sodium-free ingredients this menu is a bit heavy on the sodium side… but you can’t always be perfect… live a little!
Question of the Day: What are your favorite pizza toppings? Any ideas for lower calorie crusts?