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Best Spicy Thai Salad Dressing!

I love shredded zucchini in eggs.  For some reason it just makes it so much fluffier!  I decided to make a zucchini egg white omelet, but put the shredded zucchini in the actual omelet – stuffed with 1.25 ounces of deli ham and .8 ounces of swiss cheese, I had a delicious breakfast!

with crushed red pepper 😀

it kind of broke on the flip - but it tasted good!

At this point, I put a lid on and turned it off and jumped in the shower – it kind of got well done on the bottom!

with a mini Thomas bagel and 1/2 an apple. Breakfast comes in at 329 calories, 46 carbs, 29 protein, 3.1 fat, 7.6 fiber

One of my co-workers that I gave my Chicken Tikka Masala to yesterday brought me one of her cookbooks!  I can’t wait to try more things – the first thing that caught my eye was a tomato and cilantro soup – think that’s going to be on my lunch menu next week! 😀

My lunch was also inspired by Tyler Florence – but using what I had on hand.  He made a summer beef salad with noodles – only problem?  His the dressing he tossed it in called for 1/2 cup of olive oil!  The base of the salad was actually things I had in my fridge:

  • 2 ounces cook white whole wheat pasta
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 4 ounces bean sprouts
  • 5 thai chilis
  • 2 ounces sliced cooked steak
  • tossed in my spicy dressing!

Biz’s Spicy Thai Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno hummus
  • 2 fresh cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese mustard
  • 1/4 teaspono chili paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet and sour sauce
  • 2 drops of sriracha sauce

This whole recipe is one serving:  102 calories, 2.5 fat, 11.3 carbs, 1.5 fiber and2.9 protein.  It had just the right amount of sweet and heat!

I put all my salad stuff in a ziploc and then poured the dressing in about 2 hours before lunch.

one fork = one serving! Lunch comes in at 525 calories, 53 carbs, 46 protein, 13.1 fat and 6.1 fiber

topped with .25 ounce chopped roasted peanuts and cilantro

My friend and I walked for 50 minutes outside – we’ve had some rain so the snow is finally on its way out!!  Of course, having said that, I am sure it will snow over the weekend!   I had .75 ounce of roasted cashews before our walk:

121 calories, 6.9 carbs, 3.2 protein, 9.7 fat and .6 fiber

Can I just say I love having bright skies leaving work?!!

We met my step-son Joe at a Chinese restaurant near his house for the last celebration of Hannah’s birthday!  One thing we almost always order?  Shrimp toast!  I had two pieces:

On the menu there were two things:  Tofu with Vegetables and Vegetables with Tofu.  I was like “what is the difference?”  One of them had the hot chili pepper on it, and he suggested the Tofu with vegetables because it had more vegetables, but it didn’t have the chili pepper next to it so I asked if it could be spicy and he said no problem!  While good, it wasn’t spicy at all, so I was very generous with the Chinese mustard! 😀

We had a nice time catching up with Joe – being 20 he’s pretty busy these days.  Thanks for coming out Joe! 😀

Hannah and Joe - our kids are so grown up! 🙂

So dinner comes in at 648 calories, 44 carbs, 24 protein, 41 fat and 8.8 fiber – not too bad for Chinese!

I am loving caloriecount!  They changed their whole analysis and I am loving it!  So while I earned a grade of A for the day, it breaks it down:

  • carbs too low
  • protein good
  • fats too high
  • cholesterol good 😀
  • sodium too high (duh, its Chinese food!)
  • fiber too low
  • calcium too low – (does anyone take calcium supplements??)

Stats for Tuesday:  50 minute walk

Biggest Loser Spoiler!

Can I say I loved that they had to have a work week?  I don’t know why they didn’t do that earlier.  My friend and I have always wished they had a “real world” Biggest Loser – people who have jobs, kids, etc.  Who has six hours a day to work out?  That being said – I need to kick my exercise up a notch – I was looking back at my old WW notes from 1999 – and what I realized that I, on average, worked out 90 minutes a day.  And not all at once – I would walk 30 minutes to work, walk during lunch and then do a strength dvd after Hannah went to bed.  I need to start doing that again! 😀

Gotta scoot – I’ve only watched 1/2 of American Idol this morning and what I have heard so far sucks!  Hopefully when I watch the rest of it someone will finally stand out!

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  • Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life
    March 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I’ve never tried shredded zucchini in my eggs, but it sure makes them look awesome!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    March 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    You kids are so cute! 🙂

    I am not a fan of most dressings, but love Thai food and am really looking forward to trying this one! I’m always in search of delicious dressings.

  • Mel
    March 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Your omelet looks awesome. I wish I had the motivation to make something that good in the morning, the most I do is to make egg whites in the microwave! 🙂

  • Sarah
    March 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Biz- I am with you on the working out thing. I really need to increase my time. Maybe we can challenge each other to increase at least 5 minutes each week .

    • biz319
      March 10, 2010 at 3:44 pm

      I’m in! 😀

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    March 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Your omelet looks sooo good! I’ve never had shredded zucchini in eggs; I’ll have to remember that…

    The dressing sounds amazing. I love sweat and spicy…

    Have a great day!

  • Beth @ 990 Square
    March 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    I want to see some recipes from that cookbook on the blog 🙂 Happy Wednesday!

  • Nutritious Foodie
    March 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Your dressing sounds really good.. but I can not do hot and spicey food… and those red peppers look HOT!

  • Year on the Grill
    March 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I love omelets… And the Z. adds a wonderful color!

    You get an A all around!

  • thebalancebroad
    March 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Would you believe I’ve never made an omelet? 🙁 Something about it tells me I wouldn’t be very good at it! But I do want to try it.

    I’ve thought the SAME thing about the BL! I think a “real world” version would (to me) be a lot more interesting. Who can maintain that exercise schedule once they get home? (I read that they have to exercise 1-2 hours a day 5 days a week to maintain…)

  • Beth B
    March 10, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    ok, you need to bottle that salad dressing and sell it. Sounds yummy!

    90 minutes of working out? Wow how did you find that much free time during the day between working and raising a kid?

    I’m impressed with your walking 50 minutes at lunch myself. I need to carve out some time myself and do this.

  • 5 Star Foodie
    March 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    A zucchini egg white omelet sounds good for our dinner tonight actually! And the spicy thai dressing is excellent!

  • Jenn
    March 10, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I’ve got leftover zucchini from a veggie chili. I’ll have to shred some for my eggs. Thanks for the idea! Your kids are so adorable together (do 18 and 20 yr olds want to be told they’re adorable anymore???)

  • Mari
    March 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    your kids are so cute!

  • MIL
    March 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Great picture! Such good looking young people.
    So proud of them. As parents you both deserve an A+.

    • biz319
      March 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Bonnie! 😀

  • DiningAndDishing
    March 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    i love how delish everything you eat always looks. goes to show that healthy eating does not have to be boring!!

    – Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

  • tricia
    March 10, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Idol has been really sucking this season, friend.

  • Marissa
    March 10, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    I have make a spicy dressing on my 101 in 1001 list/ I am going to make this!!!

    • biz319
      March 10, 2010 at 6:46 pm

      Yahoo! Let me know if you like it Marissa! Glad I could help cross something off your list!

  • Melinda
    March 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Gorgeous omelete. I almost forgot about shrimp toast. I haven’t had that in ages. Nice picture of your kids.

  • Christina
    March 10, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Wow, that is a massive lunch for those stats! You always know how to make a lot out of a little!

    Do you need a food scale to do the calorie count web site? Or can you put in amounts?

    • biz319
      March 10, 2010 at 9:01 pm

      You can use amounts – it gives you a choice – I just happen to weigh everything because I am crazy like that! 😀

  • Shelley B
    March 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    I have to remember to try the zuccini-in-eggs-trick. You make it look so good!

    I’m with you on upping the exercise – mine is mostly done M/T/W, and while Thursday is a crazy day for me, I really could do something on Friday – especially after this weekend when the time changes and we will have lots of daylight after work!

  • noble pig
    March 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Oh that dressing sounds fabulous!

  • Penny
    March 10, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    omelets are one thing I’m actually good at (I used to work in a diner and the cook showed me how) but it has never occured to me to put in shredded zucchini, that looked delicious. I seriously should not come to your site when I’m hungry it is just too hard.

    I’m gonna check our your recipe page and pick some things to try (plus those recipes you suggested to me sound great)

  • suzicate
    March 10, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I have never tried zucchini in an omelette…will have to put it on my try it out list!

  • Pubsgal
    March 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    That salad looks amazing! Yum!

    I look forward to seeing your adventures in Indian food. (The chicken you made the other day looked fabulous as well!) It’s one of my favorite cuisines…I love a good Indian food buffet! And curry powder has become one of my favorite vegetable seasoning.

  • fittingbackin
    March 11, 2010 at 2:02 am

    I meant to ask you where you got those charts – I like them!

    Your kids are so cute!

    That salad looks really good! Aren’t those chiles super spicy??

    • biz319
      March 11, 2010 at 4:36 am

      I use caloriecount.com – love it! Yes the chili’s are spicy, but I don’t actually eat them – they just flavor around them! 😀

  • Iowa Mom Life
    March 11, 2010 at 2:10 am

    I can’t believe I’ve never even thought of putting zuchinni in my eggs! All those extra ingredients are making me hungry right now 🙂 Congratulations on your amazing weight loss!!

  • inmytummy
    March 11, 2010 at 2:55 am

    That’s funny that the two tofu dishes had basically the same name.

  • sophia
    March 11, 2010 at 4:50 am

    Haha! I put shredded zucchini in my omelette, too! But not lately because it’s not exactly the cheapest right now.
    Ooh I love the spicy dressing…you know me! We love our spice! 😀

  • TheKitchenWitch
    March 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Definitely going to try that dressing recipe! Thanks!

  • Alyssa
    March 11, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I love the omelet idea! I’ve used shredded zucchini in sauces before and on sandwiches (zucchini slaw!), but never in eggs. And I bet both the texture and flavor is fabulous. And the dressing looks great, too. Some Thai dressings look too … peanut buttery. And that’s all you can taste. This looks much more balanced.

  • danica
    March 11, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    LOVE the cute pic of Hannah and Joe! That Thai Salad dressing looks and sounds delish – I could totally see adding it to more than just salad….maybe on some of the won tons you always make 😀

    Thanks for another awesome recipe I am going to HAVE to try 😀