Month: November 2010

I shared the remainder of my reuben quiche with a couple co-workers yesterday, and they both agreed it was delicious!  Especially my one co-worker – she and I are Reuben geeks – we even compare notes when we’ve tried a new one.  So I had the last 1/4 for my breakfast yesterday.

I also had my first orange of the season – can’t wait to get some grapefruit.  I’ll have to ask if my MIL will send me some grapefruit this year – they grow them in their back yard 😀

breakfast comes in at 336 calories, 24 carbs, 25 protein, 16 fat and 4 fiber

When I got to work I was greeted with a brand new computer – its so fast!  Plus I have a 19 inch flat screen monitor – I have horrible eye sight, so this is so nice.  I have it on the largest font and if someone walked by they would think a blind person worked at my desk!   I only had 212 emails to go through, which wasn’t too bad considering I was off a whole week.

For lunch I had the last of my butternut squash soup and a side salad that had diced chicken, diced apple, carrots, cucumber, romaine and Ken’s Light Italian with romano cheese and red pepper – its my new favorite dressing – check out the stats!

I love adding fruit to salad

lunch was only 318 calories, 39 carbs, 25 protein, 8.8 fat and 6.9 fiber

Long time readers will know that not only do I hate onions, but I am not a huge fan of mushrooms.  I love the smell as they cook, but its a texture thing.  One of Tony’s favorite meals is Salisbury steak with mushroom sauce.  I decided to throw it together for a quick week night dinner.

Biz’s Week Night Salisbury Steak

  • 1 pound 95% ground sirloin (I used Laura’s 96% Lean Ground Beef)
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (like McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  • 3 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 10 large mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package of brown gravy mix

Heat oil in large skillet.  Add garlic and mushrooms and cook until browned.  Set aside.  Mix beef with steak seasoning, salt and pepper and mix well.  Shape into 4 oval patties.  Cook over medium heat about 4 minutes a side, or until your preference of doneness.  (not sure that is a word, but I am sticking with it!)

Put gravy mix with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil.  Add mushrooms and stir and pour over the Salisbury steak.  Garnish with parsley.

My Dollar General sells that gravy mix 2 for $1.  It’s nice to have in the pantry – and each 1/4 cup serving is only 20 calories.  Tony and I split it, so 40 calories for 1/2 cup of gravy isn’t too bad!

be sure not to flip it too soon - you want to get a nice crust on top

And because I used the extra lean meat, 8 ounces of meat was only 280 calories.   I decided to try some gluten free noodles on the side – guess what?  Tony actually liked it better than whole wheat pasta! 😀

I got this at Trader Joe's - and I think the package was only around $1.69.

my plate with 1/2 cup of noodles: 570 calories, 57 carbs, 55 protein, 10.5 fat and 5 fiber

It was delicious! 😀

Stats for Monday:

  • 1445 calories, 128 carbs, 110 protein, 56 fat and 17.9 fiber
  • 34% of calories from fat
  • 45 minute workout on treadmill at lunch – walk 3.9 mph on 5% incline for 5 minutes, then run at 5.5 for 5 minutes, then switched back and forth
  • 5 minutes abs on the ball

I went to bed at a decent time last night so I am up early today.  I am off to make gluten free breakfast pizza – fingers crossed it works out!

Make it a great day!