Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Another One Bites the Dust, 2 New Recipes MUCH Better Photogs!

Kel is sad - Eastwick has been cancelled! I know it’s pretty bad. I know that half the time I didn’t even get it because it was so bad. But I’m such a fan of Lindsey Price and want one of her series to work! (still sorely missing Lipstick Jungle). Tear.

K – back to life. Yesterday’s stats: 1,655 calories, 204 carbs, 41 fat grams and 110 protein grams. Here’s what I ate. Today, I had the Baked Swiss and Sausage Omelet from, you guessed it, Real Mom Kitchen! (have you noticed that I find food blogs and just glom on to them like no other?). Here’s the recipe for SIX servings:

Yay! a better picture taken courtesy of my new camera! (I’m such a proud owner!)

1 tsp olive oil
½ cup onion, diced
10 ounces Jimmy Dean reduced fat breakfast sausage
8 large eggs
1/3 cup fat-free milk
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
70 grams Kraft natural swiss/parmesan cheese blend
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (for topping)
For side: 3 English muffins and 2 tbsp fat-free cream cheese or hummus

Preheat oven to 425. Spray an 8 by 8-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and onion. Cook until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Remove onion and pepper and set aside. In the same pan add sausage and cook until brown, about 5 minutes. Set the pan aside to cool. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Add bell pepper and onions, sausage, 1/3 of cheese and 1/4 cup of parsley to egg bowl. Pour batter into pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake covered for 10 minutes. Remove foil, then bake for another 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cut the baked omelet into six rectangles and sprinkle with remaining parsley before serving. Serve with ½ English muffin smeared in 2 tsp fat-free cream cheese or hummus per serving. Nutritional Information: 339 calories, 17 carbs, 20 fat grams and 22 protein grams. Um, LOVED IT! So excited to have another new breakfast recipe – thanks Real Mom Kitchen!

Onward and out! I had a lunch meeting which meant no working out. Sad. And it was catered. Grrrrr. We had Jason’s Deli. I got a ½ a veggie wrap and a ½ a Mediterranean wrap – I passed on the chips and cookie cake, but had a little bit of fruit and four brownie bites. Grrrr. I worked all day amidst the Ida storms. Dang hurricane season lasts WAY too long. After work I walked and ran 2.25 miles, chest and triceps (burning 229 calories in 54 minutes)– good stuff, then I headed home for the new dinner I was so excited about – Baked Pesto Chicken inspired by For the Love of Cooking and Cooking Light! Here’s the recipe for SIX servings:

4 6-oz. chicken breasts
80 grams pesto
64 grams Fresh mozzarella cheese
Salt & Pepper
6 oz. pasta (angel hair)

Heat oven to 375. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Lay chicken in an 8x12 glass pan coated in nonstick cooking spray. Lay chicken breasts in pan (or tenders with servings divided by foil). Spread each serving with 20 grams of pesto. Cover with foil and bake until chicken is cooked through; 25 minutes. Uncover and top each serving with 16 grams of cheese; bake until cheese is melted, 5 more minutes. Serve hot atop angel hair pasta (1.5 oz. dry per serving). Nutritional Information: 469 calories, 32 carbs, 15 fat grams and 50 protein grams. Loved it!! Way too easy to fix and it reheated great (just made the noodles tonight; the chicken was refrigerated overnight).

Now I’m in bed watching Gossip Girl, Brothers and Sisters, etc. Great night! Hope you’re all having great nights, too! I'm trying my HARDEST not to let this new time + bad weather affect me... it's so hard to stay positive sometimes!


laura dishes said...

I feel the same way! It seems like Lindsey Price deserves to be on a hit show by now.

The weather is so ugh, depressing! My office was so dark all day and all I wanted to do was go home and be a couch potato... which is what I did!

Anonymous said...

For some reason, I cannot keep up with tv shows. I have no idea what Eastwick is (was?)

The rain is supposed to taper off tomorrow at least.

Anonymous said...

I think we all feel a little yucky due to the weather - it's just so dark and gloomy out there! It's like a battle to get home and once I get here, I don't want to leave for any reason. Bad, huh?

Your new camera pics look SO good! I'm totally having camera envy...

Erica said...

I LOVED lipstick jungle. I'm super sad it got canceled too. The Omelet looks awesome! I am thinking about eggs for tomorrow night ...or leftovers :) Something easy! Hope you are having a nice night!!

Anonymous said...

Way to go on passing on the chips and cookies. That right there is an accomplishment.

Pam said...

Both recipes look tasty - especially the omelet.

Nikka @ neekAdeek said...

Your new camera pictures are great! You ARE a proud owner and it shows :)
BTW great breakfast, I can't wait to try it myself

Mica said...

I'm sorry that your show got canceled!

Living the fit life. said...

That breakfast looks so yummy!
Workplace foods and meetings that run longer than expected are soooo common, it helps to bring a cooler/keep healthy eats in a fridge just in case! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Great meals!

Have a good day! :)

fittingbackin said...

Laura dishes: I know! So sad! It really is. Even today. Blah!!

Inmytummy: haha They change so often! I hope it does - I need less gloom for sure!

Angie: I know - it makes me slightly depressed. It is bad - I've been REALLY not feeling like going to the gym! I hate that about your camera - I hope you get it replaced soon!

Erica: I know! So super cute! Thanks! I love eggs - so filling.

Intheskinny: Thanks, girl! I was so proud!! Then came the mini brownies!!! haha

Pam: Thanks!! I think i'll like cooking even more when I can take pretty pictures!

Nikka: Thank you - oh you have to, it's really good and filling. I say that a lot but it's important for me that my food fills me up or i'll be hungry again in 5 seconds!

Mica: Thanks, girl! Big boo for sure.

Living the fit life: I TOTALLY agree - and had a meal and everything. It just wasn't the place to bring my own if you know what I mean... :(

Andrea: Thanks!! Hope you're having a great one, too!

Anonymous said...

Oh man, I LOVE PESTO! that pesto chicken looks amazing!

Therese said...

It is rainy and gloomy here today and it's so easy to just get in a funk with the crummy weather...let's try not to!

The pictures look great. Love a new toy!

Anne said...

Love the new camera! I'm in the market for one myself. I will have to check that one out!

Sorry about the weather. Hopefully it will clear up soon!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I hate it when it gets dark so early. My kids are cranky and so am I! I already can't wait until spring. (Wishful thinking I know!)

We have a Jason's Deli here - I've only been a few times though. Your pics look awesome!!

homecookedem said...

Both recipes look so delicious and comforting - esp. in this gloomy weather!! I've been so unmotivated to workout and have been struggling to keep up my positive attitude as well. Hopefully the rain will clear out soon!!

haute.teapot said...

I soo know what you mean! I'm in SC and the rain is getting old. Plus the darkness so early...boo. But your food looks/sounds amazing!! And that is willpower to pass on a cookie cake!

Lara (Thinspired) said...

The chicken looks great.
I'm having a tough week motivation-wise, too. And once I start to feel yucky, it's easy to start thinking negatively :( Hopefully the rest of the week will be better for both of us! We can do it!

laura dishes said...

I feel the same way! It seems like Lindsey Price deserves to be on a hit show by now.

The weather is so ugh, depressing! My office was so dark all day and all I wanted to do was go home and be a couch potato... which is what I did!