Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Made a yummy whole wheat pizza tonight. You can either buy the dough or make it yourself. It is ALWAYS better if you make it yourself. When I browned the ground turkey, I added green and red bell peppers, and onions to bring out the taste. I usually would not add pizza sauce, but i did this time. Then added the ground turkey and TONS of veggies! For pizza I really like to load up on the bell peppers and onions, but you can add just about any veggie to your pizza. They also have all kinds of different healthy meats. They make almost anything out of turkey, or you can always sub it for veggie meat. Top it with some cheese, bake at 400 for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Friday, March 25, 2011
1 slice fat-free American cheese
1/3 cup sliced onion
1/3 cup sliced bell pepper
1 tsp. olive oil
1/8 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste
1 tturkey burger
One 100-calorie flat sandwich bun
In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine sour cream with cheese, breaking cheese into small pieces as you add it. Mix well and set aside. Bring a large skillet (or grill pan) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add veggies, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with black pepper. Stirring occasionally, cook until veggies have partially softened, about 3 minutes. Move veggies to one side of the skillet and lay burger flat on the other side. Cook until veggies are soft and burger is cooked through, about 8 minutes, stirring veggies occasionally and flipping burger about halfway through. Remove from heat and set aside. Split open the bun and, if you like, lightly toast. Plate bun halves and place the burger on top of the bottom half. Evenly top with veggies and set aside. Microwave sour cream and cheese for 15 seconds, or until hot; stir thoroughly. Microwave for another 10 seconds, or until cheese has fully melted. Mix well and immediately spoon over the veggies.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
This looked sooo yummy when I found it, and all I did was substitute a few things. I tried to get a better picture but once i cut it was not so pretty, but tasted awesome! If you are looking for your favorite foods in a healthy way, www.hungrygirl.com is a GREAT reference, especially for fast food and restaurants. So here's what I used...
1 can 98% fat free Cream of Chicken Soup
1/4 cup water
1 can chopped green chilies, drained
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/2 cup low fat shredded Mexican cheese blend (about 2 ounces)
6 whole wheat (6-inch), warmed
Heat the oven to 400°F. Stir the soup, water, chilies, oregano and chili powder in a medium bowl. Stir 1 cup soup mixture, chicken and 1 1/4 cup cheese in a medium bowl.Divide the chicken mixture among the tortillas. Roll up the tortillas and place seam-side down in a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Pour the remaining soup mixture over the filled tortillas. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover the baking dish.Bake for 30 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling.
Serve with some brown rice and enjoy! I know we did! And it is about 241 calories per serving...not including rice. And this dish sounds spicier than it actually is. If you like super spicy, you will want to add more chili powder.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
So these are my pills. The smaller pile is one days worth of pills, and the bigger pile is one week. One year ago I was taking 23 pills a day, and now am down to 16 pills. Yes, that is still a lot, but when you are in my health condition, you have to look at it from a different point of view. You have to look at where you use to be and where you are now. I have been feeling so good since I have started Curves and Zumba. I am down to my last narcotic, vicodin. I take one at bed time. Last time I tried to get off of it I woke up every morning in horrible pain. I am going to try going back off of it Sunday night and see how I feel Monday morning. If I can succeed, I will be NARCOTIC FREE!!!! At one point I was taking a mixture of 4 narcotics at a time and even doubling my doses. But I was still in so much pain! So I slowly cut them out. If I can not go off of it yet, I am sure that I will soon. There are so many more meds I would like to cut back but can not yet. Once I get my insurance in September I will discuss this more with my doctor and hopefully cut out quite a few. Please pray for me as I do this...I will need it
Monday, March 21, 2011
Tried a new version of lasagna tonight. It is one of my favorite foods. No matter how you make it, you are still going to get a pretty high calorie count, so you want to make it in moderations.