BDL’s New Look!

I’ve been toying with a new layout for a long time.  There were just two things standing in my way:  I am not computer savvy, and I am cheap!  I didn’t want to have to pay someone to jazz it up!  What do you think? I like how clean it looks.  I had a lot of extra stuff on the old one that I never did anything with so I got rid of it 😀

I love when I make baked potatoes because that means. . . eggs in a potato jacket!  This half of a potato weighed 5.5 ounces.  I scooped out the potato and scrambled that with 1 ounce of diced cooked steak, 1/2 shredded zucchini, then topped it off under the broiler with Cabot’s habanero cheese.

373 calories, 37 carbs, 30 protein, 11.9 fat and 4.1 fiber

This kept me full for hours!  While I normally walk during lunch with co-workers, I decided I wanted to do a hard core Jillian DVD at lunch to kick start my exercise again.  Sadly, someone beat me down to the gym and was already doing a DVD – and an insane one at that!  It was actually called Insanity!

So it was on to Plan B.  I decided to run a 5k on the treadmill!  The first 10 minutes sucked ass.  I wanted to stop so many times!  But I thought of Shelley and how she’s been rocking out the 5k’s, and that motivated me to keep going!  I did not break any speed records, but I ran for 41:02 without stopping!  With the warm up and cool down I did 50 minutes on the treadmill! 😀

I was hungry when I got back to my desk though!  A bit of an eclectic lunch: 1 cajun sausage on a Thomas light english muffin with baby spinach and a touch of mustard! 😀  Salad on the side:

Lunch: 380 calories, 38 carbs, 37 protein, 12.3 fiber and 13.1 fiber

Tony loves salmon.  I am not a huge fan.  So basically what I don’t like never gets made (sorry Tony!).  I decided to change that though!  I do like Chilean sea bass – only problem?  It’s expensive!

my sea bass - $21.99 a pound!

Since Sea bass is such a mild fish, I wanted a spicy marinade.  When I tasted this it was so flavorful and spicy – the only problem is that it really needed to marinate longer than 30 minutes.

Marinade For Fish Recipe (printer friendly version here)

Makes 1 serving (87 calories, 2.7 fat, 12. Carbs, 1.0 fiber and 4.5 protein)

Ingredients

1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon red curry paste
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon cilantro
1 thai red chili pepper
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce

Directions

Mix all ingredients together. Marinate fish overnight before grilling.

While my cedar plank soaked, the sea bass marinated.  Time to grill!

I did add a dash of sriracha, but leave it out if you can't take the spice!

Tony’s salmon just had a touch of lemon pepper seasoning:

So I am standing on the deck when all of a sudden I was like “what’s that smell?”

turns out 30 minutes isn't long enough of a soak! Tony's salmon was saved though!

When I was cleaning my pantry over the weekend, I realized that I had a spaghetti squash I needed to use up.  A quick Google search led me to this recipe, which I adapted:

I chopped up the spaghetti squash after it was cooked.  The original recipe called for soaking jalapenos in a cream sauce, but removing the jalapenos before moving on.  I decided to keep them chopped, and instead of finishing with cheese on the top before baking, I just added it to the cream sauce like I would for regular mac n cheese.

Spaghetti Squash Mac N Cheese Recipe (printer friendly version here)

Makes 4 servings (184 calories, 11.7 fat, 11.8 carbs, .5 fiber and 8.5 protein.

Ingredients

7 ounce spaghetti squash
2 jalapeno peppers
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
3 ounce cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Cook pierced spaghetti squash in microwave, 7-10 minutes depending on size.
  2. Let cool, remove pulp. Put milk and chopped jalapenos and bring milk to warm. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Melt butter. Add flour and stir for 2 minutes. Slowly pour milk/jalapeno mixture into flour/butter mixture. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Stir in cut spaghetti squash and drizzle with the bread crumbs.
  4. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until browned on top and nice and bubbly.

ready for the oven

done!

The perfect bite!

My dinner plate:  3.5 ounces Sea bass (the other half will be part of my Thai Pho soup for lunch today!), 1/2 cup of rice with 1/2 cup broccoli tossed in 1 tablespoon red chili paste and a serving of spaghetti squash mac n cheese.

538 calories, 63 carbs, 41 protein, 15.6 fat and 10 fiber

Stats for Monday:

  • 10 minute AM Yoga
  • 50 minute treadmill (5k baby!)
  • 1,455 calories, 142 carbs, 114 protien, 54 fat and 29 fiber (not pictured – 1 oz. of peanuts!)

Hope you have a great Tuesday!  I’ve given up on American Idol – but Biggest Loser is on tonight!  I think this is the episode where they go back home – pretty sure I’ll need a box of Kleenex next to me! 😀