Saturday, January 10, 2009

Reading, Cooking, Games

Happy Saturday! Hope everyone has had a nice relaxing day. Wishful thinking, huh?!



I'm posting late tonight and I'm pretty beat, so I'll try not to be too verbose and just get right to the food!



I woke up this morning and headed to the computer to catch up on some blog reading. So much fun! I love hearing everyone's stories, trials and tribulations. I can relate to so many and find these blogs so motivational! The time really got away from me, but my stomach let me know that I better get something in there. Since, it was pretty late, I went with a bowl of Trader Joe's High Fiber O's mixed with another high fiber cereal (Fiber One knockoff), some sliced strawberries and 1 c. Soy Slender...





After that, I spent some time in the kitchen; cleaning and then, messing it up again. I always do that! I couldn't help myself though; I was itching to make these Pumpkin Parmesan Scones from the Jan/Feb. 2009 issue of Cooking Light. ( Click here for the recipe). I adapted the recipe a little: omitted the butter and used 2 tbsp. olive oil, used whole wheat pastry flour instead of ww flour and used 1 oz. Cabot 75% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese for the topping because I was out of parmesan. I also omitted the pumpkin seeds topping since I didn't have those either! So mine scones were Pumpkin Cheddar and they were delish! Kinda smallish, so I had to have two with my lunch. Each scone came to 2 POINTS with my recipe adjustments. Along with these scones for lunch, I had a cup of lentil soup and some grapes...




No snack this afternoon. I just had a cup of coffee and a nibble of a Clif Z Honey Graham Bar before heading to big daughter's basketball game. BAD MOVE! I was starving and overly anxious from the game(so exciting watching them play!) and I came home and ate a bunch of different snacky things while getting dinner ready. I didn't take pics; I guess I was moving so quickly through it all that I didn't think about it. But, here's the laundry list: hummus, carrots, pretzel sticks/rod, couple bran crackers, cheese stick and piece of chocolate. Well, I'll look at it this way; it could've been : brownies, chocolate, chips and cookies. So, I guess I didn't do too badly. I have used almost all my extra weekly allowance POINTS, though so I'll have to be on my best behavior until Thurs. weigh-in! Anyway, dinner for the husband and daughters was chicken parmesan. I breaded, I fried, I doused in sauce and cheese! Not for me, though. I opted to make a little eggplant parmesan using these...


These eggplant cutlets are really tasty. They are sliced and breaded for you, so all you have to do is bake, broil or fry them. I run them under the broiler; quick and easy. A serving is 3 oz.; 100 cal., 2 gr. fat and 3 gr. fiber = 2 POINTS. I made a 6 oz. serving tonight, with a bit of sauce and a string cheese divided over the eggplant slices. I had a side of string beans with garlic and EVOO. A very veggie 7 POINT meal...


Bread would have went nicely with this dinner, but I was out of luck/POINTS due to the overabundance of snacks. Oh well, next time :) After dinner, I did my workout since I fiddled around too much this morning to get it in. I am really sticking to my 45 min.- a-day workout goal. It feels good to follow through on that. Then, it was an evening of games with the daughters. We're all ready to wind down now and flop in bed! Have a great night!

9 comments:

Marissa said...

Your dinner looks so good. II love eggplant!!

Natalie said...

Yum yum, your dinner looks amazing, and I might have actually drooled a little looking at the sliced strawberries in your breakfast.
Also congrats on doing your work out, after a busy day it can be hard to find the motivation. Keep up the great work!

Sharon said...

Eggplant cutlets? Wow, that sounds uber tasty, and glad you enjoyed them!
I absolutely love catching up on blog readings in the mornings!

MizFit said...

d*mn your photos are so lovely!
Id claim that my pics wouldnt be as artistic----but it's more that my MEALS arent as pretty ;)

oh well.

youll have that.

Caroline said...

I'm going to have to look for those eggplant cutlets when I go grocery shopping. That looks great! Wonder if I could talk DH into trying one...

Madison Song said...

i slept late too =)
and that egg plant thing looks awesome! so do the strawberries in ur cereal and the scones. Yum yum and yum!!

TJ said...

Those eggplant cutlets look sooooo good. I might have to pick me up some and serve with broccoli. Broccoli is my new favorite.

Wendy said...

Everything looks yummy! Thanks for using Cabot cheese - we appreciate it! So I guess they were Pumpkin Cheddar Scones?

eatingbender said...

Your breakfast picture looks pretty! It needs to go into some sort of cookbook :o) And that dinner sounds awesome!

To answer your question on my blog about tofu shirataki noodles, I do like them. They take some getting used to because they are definitely not pasta, so I suggest making sure to dress them up with sauce and/or plenty of other ingredients the first time. Make sure to fully drain them, too. They are kind of smelly! Let me know if you try them (or I’ll just read and find out)!