Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's Still Me

Hey, how do you like the new digs??? I have been wanting a custom header for a while, so I decided to get myself one in honor of my upcoming 300th post! Thanks to The Blog Fairy who was an absolute dream to work with! I love how she made "me" skinny; gives me hope - LOL ;)


So, I have to say, today was a good day in the eating department. I got right to working out this morning. I decided on the 3 Mile Walk Away The Pounds For Abs DVD again and it was just what I was up for this morning. It's not too hard, but long enough (43 min.) to do some good. After that, I had an easy breakfast of toast and berries: 2 slices Trader Joe's Organic Spelt Bread topped with 1 Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedge and 1 cup of blueberries on the side. A nice 4 POINT breakfast...



I did some organizing this morning and before I knew it, it was time for lunch. I was in the mood for soup even though it was hot today. I decided on this...
It is really rich and delicious. It has the best nutrition facts of any other canned split pea soup on the shelves, although the sodium is a bit high as is with most canned soups. But, I love that this is packed with protein and fiber, has no fat and is only 1 POINT per cup...


Along with my soup, I made a turkey and 2% cheese sammie on an Arnold Sandwich Thin and had some carrots for crunch. Not on purpose. I was out of chips! It was still a great lunch for 4 POINTS...



After refereeing the daughters all afternoon in The Battle Of Ouch-Quit It She's Touching Me, I needed a good snack to keep up my energy. I went for half of an Apple Pie Larabar for 2 POINTS...

Then, dinner was a vegetarian delight. I had two portabella mushrooms waiting to be used and since no one else in this house will touch them, it was all me! I decided to make a stuffed mushroom burger. I cleaned and stemmed both mushrooms, seasoned with salt and pepper and stuffed one half with a mixture of spinach, parmesan cheese and a bit of light sour cream. Then, topped it with a slice of asiago cheese and the other mushroom and placed it on the grill until mushroom cooked down a little. While I was grilling, I threw some sweet potato slices on, too. A filling 8 POINT meal...



It was one cheesy "burger"...

Plenty of room for another Brownie Strawberry Shortcake for 3 POINTS...


No Pudge Brownies rock!


And before I go, I want to say a big Thank You to Danica for giving me the Hard Working Food Blogger Award! I really appreciate it! Seriously, blogging is so much fun for me, I love being part of the blogging community!



Have a great night =)

24 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I love the new look! Your custom header is awesome. 300 posts? Wow! Congratulations!

The stuffed mushroom burger looks and sounds delicious!

MB said...

The new custom header looks awesome. I need a blog fairy. ;)

MB said...

The Brownie Strawberry Shortcake looks great too. MMmmmmm ...

MochaTrina said...

Loving the header. Wow, that mushroom burger looks magnificent. I am getting so many new ideas on foods to eat. Now I'm on the hunt for the Arnold sandwich thins. I went to the website and they don't have them in my area. Booo! Your a very creative cook.

Weight Watchers Chic said...

Love Love Love the new header! I am jealous- I want one!!!

Melissa said...

I LOVE IT!!! Now I want my own custom header!!

That shortcake looks awesome!!

Sarah said...

Love it!!

theskinnyplate said...

I like the new banner. Chic and totally you. Your blog fairy rocks!

Kathi said...

Love the "new" look of your page!!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Love love love it! It's totall you!

That soup looks good, gonna have to go get me some!

Fatinah said...

that mushroom burger looks great - what a smart idea!

Wendy said...

your new look is fabulous! i really like it! your food looked good today as always.....i might have to try those no pudge brownies!

Neda said...

Love the header! Looks great :-)

Kelly said...

Oh I love the new look! I have GOT to do something with my blog. I wanna be fancy like you. :P

Your food looks downright mouthwatering today. Man, makes my tummy growl.

I've been kind of enjoying my Leslie Sansone DVD lately. It's not complicated or terribly difficult but you still burn up those calories.

Feed Me I'm Cranky said...

Aww I love the new header! too cute! OMG I am in love with No Pudge Brownies!!!!

Amanda said...

Love the header! I pulled up your blog and I was "What?? am I on the wrong page!" Cute though, change is good.

How did you steam the portobella mushrooms? Did you use a steamer or what? I'm new to mushrooms and love portobella's but am scared to buy them b/c I don't know how to use the big ones.

Also, how are you making those brownie shortcakes? Do you split your no pudge brownie in half and use a piece, then layer w/ coolwhip, strawberries, then do it again on top?? Curious. Thanks!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Amanda- I love portabellas, too; they're really hearty tasting.

I didn't steam them beforehand, just took the stems off and scraped out the gills inside (you can keep the gills, but I like to clean it out). I stuffed one mushroom, then topped it with the other, sprayed the grill and put the whole package on it for about 5 minutes or until the mushroom looked wilted down a bit and the cheese was melty. I think it would be great with some marinara sauce on the side for dipping!

For the brownie shortcakes, I did exactly what you said. I like to bake my No Pudge Brownies in a 12 cup muffin tin that way it's already individually portioned for me. I take one "muffin", split it and add toppings. Mmmm :)

Bec said...

best brownie desert ever award goes to you for sure!

janetha said...

i am digging the new header! and what are you talking about, you ARE skinny! i love no pudge brownies too. yummm. have a great weekend! xo

ManoloMandi said...

The header looks great! As does all of your food in this post. YUM.

LOL @ "After refereeing the daughters all afternoon in The Battle Of Ouch-Quit It She's Touching Me"

What a day :)

Shawnee said...

Congratulations on your 300 points and I really love your header. *cheers*

Shawnee said...

oops I meant to say 300 posts. I must have had points on the mind. :P

Jenn said...

Gotta love that Blog Fairy! I love your new header - so cute!

Danica's Daily said...

Awwww - Congrats on the award - you totally deserve it and I LOVE your blog! Yeah!

Your dinner looks amazing...I NEED to try that - so creative. I bet it would be awesome with laughing cow cheese too!