Monday, March 9, 2009

Short And Sweets!!

I'm gonna try to make this a quick post tonight; I promised the husband I would cut out early and so we can spend some time together. I am really tired, too. I can't believe how the time change has thrown me off; I mean, it's only an HOUR, what's the deal??!!! Anyway, here I am already rambling!! I have some new food finds to tell you about, so let's get to it!

The weather was beautiful today, so I decided, in addition to my strength training today, I wanted to go for an outdoor run. I normally don't eat breakfast before I work out, but I was hungry this morning, so I grabbed what I thought wouldn't be too heavy in my stomach: turkey slices and a lite string cheese. A nice protein start to the day for 2 POINTS...


I enjoyed my 30 min. run, then headed straight to the supermarket. I had an apple with me, too just in case I got hungry, but my little protein breakfast lasted all the way to lunch!

I was looking forward to tofu for lunch again! I decided to make a tofu scramble burrito. I crumbled and "browned" 1/2 block Nasoya Lite Tofu ,added a bit of chopped red and green peppers, a few tbsp. leftover bruschetta and a slice of 2% cheese. Isn't it purty...

When it was heated through, I rolled it up in a La Tortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Tortilla. I had a side of carrots and a serving of TJ's Sour Cream and Onion Rice Chips. A filling 6 POINT lunch...

Now for some goodies!!! I picked these up at the supermarket today...


They caught my eye and when I looked at the nutrition label, I knew they were coming home with me! These Manischewitz Chocolate Macaroons may be a seasonal item. They were on an end cap with other Passover/kosher foods. I have never noticed them otherwise, but I haven't really looked for Kosher foods in a long time- little daughter used to have a severe milk protein allergy and could not eat any dairy foods, so during that time, Kosher foods were my saving grace (and hers)!! Anyway, 2 macaroons are 90 cal., 4 gr. fat and 4 gr. fiber which comes to 1 POINT!! I couldn't wait to dig into these! They are really moist and delicious. They are little guys, but are flavorful and satisfying. I had 2 macaroons with a warm Yerba Mate Latte...



This tea was another find today! It was on the clearance aisle in my supermarket, so I'm not sure if it will be a discontinued item. I have had this brand of Yerba Mate before but not this flavor. I know they still sell the original flavor at Trader Joe's. I have to say that this Chai Spice Mate had a nice flavor to it. The neat thing about Yerba Mate is you can make lattes with it; it actually enhances the flavor. I made my Yerba Mate Latte with unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze and a bit of Splenda. Fantastic and free......


Dinner was an Asian pork tenderloin. I marinated the pork in teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, honey, garlic and green onion, then baked it all in the oven. To go with it, I made fried brown rice. I tried a new way of making brown rice and it came out amazing!!! Instead of using the traditional 2 to 1 ratio of making rice, I boiled it like pasta!!! Sounds strange, but it works like a charm! My brown rice has always come out kind of mushy or weird texture-wise, so I researched and came up with this method. I took 2 cups of brown rice, rinsed it and then added it to a large pot of boiling water and stirred. I boiled the rice(no lid) for 30 minutes then drained it and placed it back in the pot(off the heat) and put a lid on to steam it for 10 more minutes. It was perfectly fluffy and delicious! I mixed some of the cooked rice with green onion, peas, 2 scrambled eggs, soy sauce and "fried" it in a bit of oil. Delish!
I had 1 c. of fried rice and 3 oz. pork for 9 POINTS...

And last, but not least, I got this yummy treat today, too...


Chocolate Marshmallow Frozen Yogurt!!!!!! How bad can that be??!!! This fat free froyo is only 110 cal, o gr. fat and 1 gr. fiber for 1/2 c. serving which comes to 2 POINTS. It even contains active yogurt cultures and has 20% Calcium and 20% Vitamin D. I knew dessert was good for me ;) Look at the yummy whipped marshmallow...

Those are my "sugar and spice" food finds for you!! Hope you had a sweet Monday =)

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh wow, love the tofu, and love the frozen yogurt finale too! Delicious!

Madame said...

That is an interesting method for the "fried" brown rice ... I've given up white rice ... and may need to experiment with this! thx for sharing :)

Melissa said...

Man, I wanted to have ice cream tonight and never got around to it. The chocolate marshmellow looks so GOOD and the calories in it are perfect : )

abby of Mia Picolli Piaceri said...

Wow. Samrt and delectable eats you got there ;)

~~gail~~mooselovingmamabear said...

Love the tofu and the frozen yogurt looks way too yummy..LOL Great choices and ideas... thanks for sharing..

MizFit said...

I bought the choc macaroons yesterday too (and matzah and all other passover stuff).
cant stand the plain one but the choc?

divine.

katecooks said...

what awesome foods you had!! love the ice cream and tea latte especially. froyo is one thing i can never portion correctly...i always want more :)

Kelly said...

Excuse the drool. That fried rice and ice cream looks so gooooood. Yum! What time should I be over for dinner?!

BTW, I love your plates. I've been meaning to tell you but always forget. :)

TJ said...

I seriously need to go food shopping with you! I can NEVER find the yummy stuff you do. GAH!! :)

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Sharon - after viewing your lovely tofu sammies, I had to get some!!

Madame - fried brown rice was delish! I think I'll add more veggies next time!

Melissa- you gotta try it! I can't believe how "marshmallowy" it is!

abby of MPP - thanks and your name is so cool!!

gail~mooselovingmamabear - yep, I'm diggin the froyo, too!

MizFit - divine!!!! I saw there is a rocky road flavor, too - uh, oh!!!

katecooks - I'm using my scale with gram weight - obsessive, huh??!!

Kelly - dinner's at 5:30 :)!

TJ - I need to be treated for my supermarket addiction; it's next on the list ;)