Monday, July 28, 2014

The Perfect Weekend

Today I wanted to share my fantastic weekend but first I wanted to start with Thursday's dinner, then I will get to the weekend!!
 
 The Hubster and I headed over to Wild Wing Cafe where I had the fiesta salad. Now there are many ways I could have made this salad very unhealthy but by leaving off ingredients like the cheese, dressing, tortilla chips and side of bread this salad ended up being around 250 calories. Score! 
 
 
Nooooww to the weekend.....
Friday evening I met up with a girl for dinner that I had just met the week before so I didn't want to be that girl that documents every detail of her meal. Maybe next girls night. ha
 
Saturday was pretty much the perfect day. The Hubster and I literally laid around the house all day watching movies and having good quality husband and wife time. Not going to lie, it was the evening when we finally got out of our pj's but eventually we got hungry and I knew that I was going to cook Sunday dinner so we decided to head over to Mellow Mushroom for dinner.
 
We started out with the meatballs. I just had a half of one because I am pretty sure these babies aren't the healthiest things in the world but man they are tasty.

 
I then ordered a pizza with feta, spinach, marinara sauce, sun dried tomatoes and pesto on gluten free crust. It was heavenly.
 
Now just to make things clear. I am not into the whole gluten free fad. I agree some people cannot have it but I am not one of them. Come on I love gluten, I just wanted to try it out.


Sunday consisted of a little bit of shopping, major cleaning and organizing, Law and Order marathon and finally Sunday dinner. 
 
If you know me you know that I am not much of a Southern/ Comfort food cooker but my hubby loves it so I did it for him. 


 It consisted of a roast with red potatoes, squash casserole, rolls and chocolate chip cookies.
 
I will be sharing my squash casserole recipe later this week. I sat back and laughed watching the hubby eat it because if he knew how healthy it was he would have turned his nose up.
 
I skipped out on the rolls and potatoes. Extra tasteless calories if you ask me.
 
This honestly was one the of the best weekends I have had in a while. Some times you just need a laid back weekend and I think this past weekend is exactly what I needed,

 


 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Yummy Fruit & Under 200 Calorie Pasta

Today I wanted to start with these pretty babies. I absolutely love fresh fruit. I personally can't think of anything better to eat on a hot summer day. I mean look at these don't they look delish. Not only do they have great health benefits but also all of these are only 21 calories.
 
 
Next I want to share my dinner. This is probably my favorite thing to cook because the hubster thinks it isn't healthy but in reality it is extremely healthy.
 
But first I will start with my salad. I like my salads pretty plain. I am not a fan of carrots, cucumbers or tomatoes. So I normally just stick with romaine lettuce, red peppers and a tbsp of parm cheese. I then use my favorite yogurt salad dressing. All together this whole salad was just 88 calories.

 
Now to the main thing in today's post. I am going to share my secret recipe for a under 200 calorie pasta. Yeap I said it...it is under 200 calories.
 
What you will need:
Unsweetened almond milk
turkey sausage
onion
green, yellow, orange pepper
Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
garlic
crushed red pepper (optional, we love our food spicy)
 
First cook your turkey sausage and veggies. Then add in your soup and almond milk. I don't really measure it. You can make it as thick as you want, I personally don't like it thick.
 
I then let cook for about 15 mins. During that time I cooked the hubster some noodles and prepared my spaghetti squash.
 
Once it was ready, I prepared our plates.
Now you might ask how this is under 200 calories.
Here it is:
Spaghetti squash: 2 cups - 64 cals
Turkey sausage - 70 cals
Veggies- 15 calories
Almond milk- 30 calories
There you go.
It is so yummy!!!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's All About the Wraps

Today I wanted to share a couple of my lunches. Now I really try to have a very limited amount of carbs but some days I really want a quick filling lunch.  The best way to get that...WRAPS
 
The first one is what I had for lunch yesterday and oh my it was delish.
 
Grilled Chicken, Red Pepper & Hummus Wrap
 
 
Ingredients & Calories
Wheat wrap - 90 cals
Grilled Chicken - 184 cals
Lettuce and red peppers- 15cals
2 tbsp hummus- 50 cals (ending up dipping some of my veggies in the leftovers)
Total- 339



Today I am having almost the same thing as yesterday but with a little twist.
 
Ham, Cheese, Veggie & Mustard Wrap

 
Ingredients and Calories
Wheat Wrap -90 cals
3 slices of thin deli ham- 102 cals
reduced fat colby cheese- 50 cals
lettuce and red peppers -15 cals
2 tbsp of mustard- 6 cals
Total- 263 cals
 

 
I will be sharing another meal that is healthy but not TOO healthy the hubster won't eat tomorrow.