Ok, so it looks like I am back to my weekly posting. The only reason I'm posting today, is that my freaken car broke down last night. Horrific timing to say the least. My husband is in CA and his truck is down in MA.
So, I am stuck at home; it's clean out the fridge a day early! Since my fridge wasn't in super need of "cleaning" all I made was this batch of spicy noodles. I use leftover hummus in my noodles now and 1 T of coconut oil while the noodles are hot and thin it out with pasta cooking water. These are brown rice noodles. My younger son LOVES these so much and I secretly smile, since chickpeas are the base of the dish. He despises chickpeas.
How can a son of mine despise chickpeas?
Super fast one pot meal, whole wheat pasta with low fat "pesto" and green beans.
Potato-corn chowdah. Super simple and delicious. Very low in fat as well.
"Hi Momma!" My poor baby has been left alone for 8 hours every day this week. Mark is out of town, I'm at work and my kids are in school. She's doing great, though. This is the first time we've left her this much. No accidents or destructive behaviors. She's a great dog. I WUFF her!
Low fat, sugar free, whole grain muffins. I've found that raw pureed zukes and water make a GREAT fat substitute in baking. My kids have actually eating them for breakfast and liking them. As much as I say I don't like baking, I guess I like healthy baking. Last week I made some zucchini muffins and bread that turned out way too dry, so it was nice to improve my recipe. Of course, I didn't write it down, because my muffins are also clean out the fridge creations.
I've been packing my breakfast and lunch in my laptop lunchbox! You can't see, but this also contained a green smoothie. Not my favorite smoothie. I don't recommend soymilk, ice, spinach, flax meal and chocolate protein powder. Just don't do it. This was a sandwich on sprouted bread with Lightlife "ham", my sunflower cheez, spinach and mustard. The other main dish was tofu and green beans, stir fried the night before. Breakfast was supposed to be my smoothie and bran cereal, but I never got a chance to eat it.. and snack was hummus and raw veggies.
I think Eden blogged about a kale and kraut sandwich, which whet my appetite. On sprouted bread, I grilled hummus, kraut and kale with spicy dijon mustard. Better than any grilled cheese. I'm SOOOO into sauerkraut. In the back there are the wasabi chickpeas, cilantro and spelt berries topped with siracha and cukes, hummus and low calorie pitas. The smoothie was a great one with vanilla protein powder, ice, stevia and cinnamon. I have to pick up some bananas to add next week. I've been trying to eat more during the day and less at night. This is my first week of doing so. With my work schedule, I was not eating much at all during the day and then I'd overeat at night.. and I felt like crap. I've felt so much better this week with these nutritious lunches.
It's amazing how much food you can pack into this box. I love sandwiches for breakfast, so the Lightlife "ham" and thinly sliced homemade sunflower "cheez" hit the spot. The wrap was filled with wasabi chickpeas, vegenaise, scallions, carrots, baby spinach and wasabi mustard. Humus and celery was a great snack and of course, another green smoothie.
I made Joni's wieners the other day. I had to. They contained sauerkraut. Who can say no to that? I modified her recipe just slightly, but mostly followed it to a T. Delicious. I can't wait to play around some more with the spices. These were on a bed of sauted kale with garlic and hot peppers and more kraut, topped with dijon and wing sauce. I also had veggies, and two servings of various dry cereals to snack on for breakfast with my green smoothie.
So, I am back on the losing weight bandwagon. My breakfast, lunch and snack contain 1000 calories or less per day and my dinner around 600-800. With my activity level, this should lead to weight loss. Losing weight super slowly, I should be at my goal weight this time next year...
I've been posting to my photography blog. Yesterday, a co-worker and I went out driving around to shoot foliage. I think my new obsession is churches. I so want to go back on a sunny day and get some super colorful shots of that adorable church we found.