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 is under 200 calories.
What you will need:
Unsweetened almond milk
turkey sausage
green, yellow, orange pepper
Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
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. 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Easiest Dinner Ever & Favorite on the Go Breakfast

These days I am looking for quick, easy meals that are still healthy but not so healthy that the hubster won't eat.
So last night I probably found my new favorite quicky, easy dinner.
All you need is:
Chicken breast
Red potatoes
Fresh Basil
Fresh Rosemary
Fresh garlic
Chicken Broth
Reduced fat parm cheese
Preheat your oven to 400' then chop your red potatoes in quarters. The add potatoes, uncooked chicken, and asparagus. Mix together 1/2 can of fat free chicken broth, 4 garlic gloves, 2 tbsp of fresh basil. Then pour over dish. Top with 1 tsp of chopped rosemary. Cook for 45 mins and then lightly top with parm cheese and let melt.
Let cool and serve!!
I chose not to have the potatoes but the hubster said they were quite tasty.
This is so easy and healthy and there are many different ways to change it up. You all will defiantly be seeing different versions of this in the future.

Next I wanted to share my breakfast this morning. I have become obsessed with the Special K Flatbreads. They are so tasty, very filling and the best part is they are only 220 calories. I won't eat these every morning because I try to stay away from too many carbs but they are great to help carb cravings,

Tonight I have a business dinner so hopefully I can stay on track and will share with you tomorrow how it goes.