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On the menu 4/9/11

Saturday, April 09, 2011


This was yesterday's lunch: hummus sandwich & miso soup.
Sandwich has 2T hummus, onions, lettuce, tomato & roasted red peppers on a ww sandwich thin. Miso soup is veggie broth, scallions, baby bellas & 1T miso w/little Braggs (healthy version of soy sauce). Plus the sides: pickle, baby carrots & strawberries. And I was STUFFED after this healthy meal!
CAL: 251; CARB: 47: FAT: 6; PROT: 11

  
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XANADESHET 4/24/2011 12:09AM

    This looks so delicious.... Unfortunatly I've been finding out i need to NOT eat foods with soy, gluten, and high goitrogenic foods... wish i would've seen this before i found that out! XD

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BABYSTEPS84 4/12/2011 8:14PM

    Looks yummy. Are you going by the SP meal plan or is that a meal of your own design?

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RUBYTWOSDAY 4/9/2011 4:23PM

    I've loved looking at all your lunch blogs! Keep posting! You're proving to me that meals can always be exciting and inventive!

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JUSTBIRDY 4/9/2011 12:08PM

    Nice! As I was driving into town this week, I saw tons of workers and tons of berry boxes, so it is strawberry city around here, glad you are getting to enjoy them too.

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On the menu 4/6/11

Wednesday, April 06, 2011



This is strawberries & greens, a recipe I adapted from one served at a restaurant in TX. I replaced blue cheese with feta, since I donít like it. And you can use any kind of greens--I usually use spinach & combo of red & green leaf lettuce.
Feta 1 oz
Strawberries, fresh 1/4-1/2 c halves
Onions, sliced thin 1/8-1/4 c
Spinach 2 cups
Red/green leaf lettuce 2 cups
Pecans 5 halves, chopped
Newmanís Own
Raspberry Walnut 2 tbsp

Nutrients are for the higher quantities of strawberries & onions
CAL: 245; CARB: 19; FAT: 17; PROT: 7

  
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CAMELA_55 4/7/2011 7:30AM

    Oh yum!! I've had that before! I didn't think I would like fruit in a lettuce salad, but it was delish!!

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WILLOW49 4/6/2011 4:50PM

    I love salads with fruits. Yum!
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ALISCOTT 4/6/2011 2:48PM

    I make a salad almost exactly like that all the time for lunch... except I'm always craving a tang and the Newman's dressing is too sweet for me, so I do a reduced balsamic vinaigrette:)

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On the Menu 4/5/11

Tuesday, April 05, 2011


This morning's breakfast, one I have often, is a fruit smoothie with fruits I've frozen & other nutritious ingredients.
1/2 c Greek yogurt
1 extra small banana
1/4 c mangos
1/4 c pineapple
5 large (or equivalent) strawberries
1/8 c blueberries
1 t raw cashew butter
1/2 t ground flax seed
1 t fish oil (I use Carlson's lemon flavored)
1 T POM (combo of pomegranate juice with blueberry or cranberry juice)
CALS: 332; CARBS: 53; FAT: 8; PROT: 15

  
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CHRYS13 4/5/2011 9:14PM

    Yummy! I'm going to try this!

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CAMELA_55 4/5/2011 3:26PM

    I love fruit/yogurt smoothies. I started drinking them myself and I just think how much better that is than a milkshake!

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CELEST 4/5/2011 1:25PM

    One meal more intresting than the other......and nutritious. Yummy emoticon emoticon

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DAISEYDUCK 4/5/2011 11:48AM

    Nice numbers! Great protein boost... love that Greek yogurt! :)

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On the menu 4/3/11

Sunday, April 03, 2011


This meal consists of items made from two SP recipes:
crustless spinach, onion & feta quiche
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
tail.asp?recipe=308291
and corn bread
http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
tail.asp?recipe=153016
I usually add 1/2 t-1 tsp of butter to corn bread, but it's so good I sometimes just eat it plain.

Delicious, simple & crowd-pleasing. Depending on how much extra I have, I usually freeze the corn bread & have both refrigerated & frozen the quiche. Never tried it, but could probably freeze the quiche before baking.

  
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CHALLENGER15 4/3/2011 7:57PM

    I love that quiche recipe! I haven't tried the cornbread, but I will! Maybe tomorrow.

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GINGERVISTA 4/3/2011 6:20PM

    I LOVE these two recipes. They're SOOOOO good! emoticon

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CAMELA_55 4/3/2011 6:13PM

    Yum! Can I come and live at your house?

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CAKAROO 4/3/2011 5:58PM

    Looks good

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TXGRANDMA 4/3/2011 5:03PM

    MMMMMMMM! Looks Great!
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WILLOW49 4/3/2011 4:09PM

    I've been wanting to try that crustless quiche; glad to know it was good!

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LINDSEYINAZ 4/3/2011 3:02PM

    Looks amazing!
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On the menu 4/2/11

Saturday, April 02, 2011



Todayís lunch was fresh grilled mozzarella sandwich, orange slices, steamed broccoli & grape tomatoes. The sandwich consisted of 1 slice ww bread with 1/2 t butter, 1 oz fresh mozzarella, 1T reduced fat pesto, 1T onion slices, sliced tomatoes, 3 basil leaves, grilled red & yellow peppers. Would have had dill pickle spear, but.....fresh out. CALS: 352; CARBS: 44; FAT: 15; PROT: 15

  
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SAM60SUMTHINK 4/2/2011 10:02PM

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Nutritition is great, and I love how you planted it so nicely!

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GLMOM2 4/2/2011 9:53PM

    Looks & sounds yummy!

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CAMELA_55 4/2/2011 7:12PM

    Martha Stewart watch out! That looks fantastic!!!

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MARYONAMISSION 4/2/2011 7:08PM

    Now I'm hungry, lol! That looks super yummy and very healthy. Good job!

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SKINNYMISSKASEY 4/2/2011 7:06PM

    That looks GREAT!

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WILLOW49 4/2/2011 7:03PM

    Yum!
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