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On the Menu 8/2/11

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


Today's lunch was a veggie BLT with 1 slice colby jack cheese, 1 tbsp baco's, 1 tbsp olive oil mayo, fresh Farmer's Market tomato & spring mix greens on 35 calorie whole wheat bread. Local broccoli, 1/2 ear corn on the cob with 1/2 tsp butter & dill pickle.
CAL: 379, CARB: 49, FAT: 17, PROT: 18

I LOVE that I get to have this entire plate of food, including a sandwich, all for 300+ calories. emoticon

  
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BABYSTEPS84 8/4/2011 9:28PM

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On the menu 6/21/11

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Believe it or not, this is a Greek Pita, altho' because I'd made naan rather than pita & because they didn't puff & open up like pita, I placed the ingredients on TOP of the naan.
Added 2 tbsp hummus, 1/2 cup lettuce (forgot to chop it), 1/4 small cucumber, 1 small tomato, 2 tbsp LF plain Greek yogurt, 1 oz FF feta, 1/8 cup raw onions & then did a dressing of 1 tsp each olive oil & white wine vinegar & 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard. With the orange, it was a nice, colorful meal.
CAL: 279, CARB: 34.3, FAT: 9.3, PROT: 16.8

  
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HEALTHY1JESS 7/9/2011 6:42PM

    It looks delicious! You've given me a great idea for a future meal! THANK YOU!!!

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BABYSTEPS84 6/26/2011 3:36PM

    I am totally craving oranges right now.

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BLACK-SWAN 6/22/2011 7:17PM

    nice!

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GINGERVISTA 6/22/2011 11:40AM

    It was only about 1T on each pile. Can sub tuna as well.

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CAMELA_55 6/22/2011 8:53AM

    You should start a cooking show. I don't like hummus but I would eat that. So pretty!

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On the menu 6/20/11

Monday, June 20, 2011


Oh boy, this was a GREAT salad! From farmer's market: spring mix greens & heirloom tomatoes & freshly picked arugula from my OWN garden! Then moroccan sweet potatoes, hard boiled egg, colby jack cheese (1/8 c), 1T sour cream, 2 T Newman's Own salsa, dash of toasted hemp seed & little dish of cantaloupe on the side. YUM--MERS!!!!!! Didn't even need salad dressing!
For entire meal~CAL: 356, CARB: 41, FAT: 16, PROT: 16

  
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MSMAKEOVER 6/21/2011 4:33PM

    That looks good too!

I wish I liked eggs and cheese.

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GINGERVISTA 6/21/2011 9:09AM

    These are great with fried eggs, optional ww pita & plain, LF Greek yogurt. emoticon

Moroccan Spiced Sweet-Potato Medley

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced (I chop mine)
2 garlic cloves, crushed with garlic press
1-1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 2 medium), peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Plain low-fat yogurt (optional)

In nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add onion and cook, covered, about eight minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, coriander, cumin, salt, and ground red pepper, and cook one minute, stirring. Add potatoes, tomatoes, heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Add cilantro; heat through. Serve with yogurt if you like. Recipe makes four servings.

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SUSANCDAVIS 6/21/2011 12:44AM

  Delish!
What are the Moroccan Sweet Potatoes like?

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On the menu 6/16/11

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Okay, folks.......saving salad for dinner, but today’s lunch was a homemade vegetarian chili with 1/8 c colby jack cheese & chives fresh from garden, SP recipe for cornbread plus 1/4 of a cantaloupe. YUMMERS & very satisfying!
CAL: 403, CARB: 60, FAT: 14, PROT: 15

  
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MSMAKEOVER 6/21/2011 4:28PM

    That looks very good!

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CHALLENGER15 6/16/2011 7:06PM

    It looks delicious again!

I have tried one of the sparkrecipes for cornbread and really like it. Thanks for reminding me about it.

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GINGERVISTA 6/16/2011 5:15PM

    Plus.......depending how I'm feeling, I either cut them into 8 or 12 pieces. emoticon

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NEVRA26 6/16/2011 3:43PM

    Looks delicious!! Which recipe did you use for the cornbread?

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On the menu 6/15/11

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


OK, ladies & germs.......I am REALLY enjoying all these salads lately, & so FRESH from local farmer's market! Today I just threw on as many veggies as I had--spring mix, onions, radishes, red, yellow & red peppers, carrots, celery, tomatoes, asparagus, added blueberries, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, clementine tangerine, colby jack cheese, a hard boiled egg, alfalfa sprouts, all topped off with a locally made salad dressing (2T=80 cal).
CAL: 396, CARB: 51, FAT: 19, PROT: 15

  
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GINGERVISTA 6/16/2011 1:14PM

    Me, too! Today they'll be on hummus sandwich! emoticon

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BABYSTEPS84 6/16/2011 10:26AM

    I love sprouts!

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