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Food Blog Friday - Catching up

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Breakfast before workout - 1/2 cup honey sunshine kashi (dont like this cereal but I bought it so I gotta eat it)..... 1/2 cup 1% milk


Breakfast after workout - egg white omelet w/ homemade pico & 2% cheddar cheese... toast w/ zero cal butter spray & jam


Lunch - 1/2 can lentil soup.... 1 light yoplait blueberry yogurt..... 1/2 apple


Snack - rice cake with blueberry cream cheese


Dinner - around 12 peices sushi made w/ imatation crab, cucumber & 1/3 less fat cream cheese....... 1/2 cup wheat pasta w/ asian steam veggies, 2 tbls kraft lite sesame ginger dressing ......... 1 pack duck sauce


snack - 1/2 cup frozen yogurt


I think it was around 1600 calories this day but Im too lazy to check lol... tastey sushi though.

~ Jess

  
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GRANDMAAMIE 6/20/2010 7:37PM

    emoticongreat job looks good

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LOSINGJESS 6/20/2010 7:29PM

    As far as I know sushi does not have too many calories, I just put in a california roll - 12 peices on my spark tracker and it was only a couple hundred calories.

I have been making my own sushi for a few years now. Its not very hard to learn and only takes a little practice. All you need to make a california roll is sushi rice, rice vinegar, sugar, seaweed (nori) sheets, cream cheese, avocado & imitation crab meat.... then you need a sushi mat too but they arent very expensive.

When making your own sushi I think the keyis to make the rice right or you wont get the same flavor as when you get it at a resturant..... what I do is take 1.5 cups dry rice and rinse it under cold water a few times untill the water goes from Thick white color to a more clear white color. This washes some of the starch off the rice so it wont be too pastey.... drain rice and add in 2 cups water.... bring that to a boil, cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. (no lifting the lid because the steam cooks the rice and it will get all hard and chewy if you do)

Put in a glass mixing bowl & add in 1/4 cup rice vinegar mixed with 1-2 tbls sugar. Mix up and let cool a little bit and your good to go.

~ Jess

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CHARANN3 6/20/2010 6:24AM

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KENNYWHEELS 6/19/2010 10:49PM

    Jess did you make your own sushi? just curious. i love sushi but don't know how many calories are in it so i never get it anymore

kenny

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JDYJMM2000 6/19/2010 7:07PM

  Looks good

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SHASHEE71 6/19/2010 6:59PM

    MMMM....love me some sushi too!! At our Publix they have it made w/ brown rice! Your meals look so filling and yummy...!!
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Food Blog - Thursday - Catching up after a few days of not posting

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Breakfast - PB&J on double fiber bread / 1/2 cup 1% milk .... 1/2 cup V8



Lunch - Pasta salad w/ whole wheat rotini, light itailan dressing, parm cheese, frozen peas, fresh basil & shredded carrot...... Kashi cereal bar


Dinner - chicken & broccoli crepe w/ salad (for crepes I just took hungry jack light and fluffy pancake mix and made it a little thin, added milk instead of water and an egg.... I refridgerated that for an hour and then made thin pancakes. The filling is just 1/2 a rotisary chicken breast chopped up with some cooked frozen broccoli, brown rice, jarred alfredo sauce, rosemary and garlic..... You just fill each crepe with the mixture and then bake in the oven untill everything is hot. very good!... and you can basically make up the filling from just about anything)


Snack - mini honey bun & 1/2 cup 1% milk


  
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GRANDMAAMIE 6/20/2010 7:33PM

    looks good could i make the crepes from eggs like a very thin omelet ?

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CITAPITA 6/20/2010 1:19PM

    Those crepes look awesome. I'm going to have to try them for sure. :)

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Food Blog - Tuesday

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Breakfast before workout: 1/2 cup special k w/ red berries.... 1/2 cup 1% milk


Breakfast After Workout: 1/2 cup oatmeal w/ splenda, cinnamon & margarine..... 1 slice toast w/ black raspberry spreadable fruit & zero cal spray butter
Breakfast total: 341


Lunch: 2 slices home made alfredo pizza made on Naan flat bread w/ tomato, fresh basil & onion..... Small salad w/ kidney beans, peppers, onion, tomato, bacon bits & kens honey mustard dressing - 458


Snack: strawberries & light whipped topping - 52


Dinner: 1 pork chop cooked in the crock pot w/ BBQ sauce, canned pineapple & onions..... steam fresh lightly sauced broccoli & cheese...... green beans...... 1/4 serving uncle bens vegetable harvest ready rice - 502

*really easy to make, I just took my crock pot and layered it with one sliced onion, then 4 pork chops, 1/2 can pineapple chunks w/ juice, 1/2 cup bbq sauce. turn on low and cook around 5 - 6 hours.


Snack: carrots & wishbone ranch - 55


Snack: Frozen Lemonaid made with splenda - 15 (very tastey)


Snack: 1 serving baked scoops tortilla chips w/ homemade pico de gallo, 1 tbls light sour cream & 1/8 cup ragu cheddar cheese sauce - 219


Total Calories for the day: 1643

  
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MALEXANDER4 6/17/2010 7:49AM

    crock pots are the best...ham, pork roast, ribs. It is all done after work with no muss or fuss. Love your ideas.

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HALOSUN 6/16/2010 11:27PM

    Those nachos are making me drool! I'm loving your blogs!

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SARAHJ19 6/16/2010 2:52PM

    I am making those pork chops for dinner tomorrow night! They look so yummy!

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SPARKYJEANIE1 6/16/2010 1:43PM

    CHEF JESS...come to MY house!!! lol Great idea now..I MUST get myself a crock pot too! Can you believe I've been with hubby almost 12 years with 3 kids and NO crockpot!! Great job doing that! I'm a pineapple freak too!

Great work again =)
xoxo
Jeanie


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GRANDMAAMIE 6/16/2010 12:38PM

    ALL LOOKS SO YUMMY!!
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CALCOUNTER4LIFE 6/16/2010 11:21AM

    Wow! Lots of GREAT food to look forward too!
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-VG - (Still baffled to what happened to my camera) emoticon - I want to post pics too...

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CALLIKIA 6/16/2010 10:15AM

    Glad to know I'm not the only one who splits her breakfast if she's planning a workout in the AM. I want my body up and running and ready to go before I start sweating, and I want it burning more fat right after I'm done too!

That flatbread pizza looks so yum!!

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SMURPH32 6/16/2010 9:48AM

    Those nachos look DELISH! Jealous!

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JENNLEX 6/16/2010 9:43AM

    My husband is going to love your pork chop recipe! Thanks!

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NIELSENSLADY 6/16/2010 9:41AM

    I am especially loving the nachos!

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STARLIGHT615 6/16/2010 9:23AM

    Yummy!! Ur pork chops dinner looks so tasty! might have to try that one night!!

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DANIELLEBREEN 6/16/2010 9:20AM

    what a fun blog! I enjoyed seeing all the food you're eating...although...since i JUST got up and haven't had breakfast yet, you made me hungry! LOL keep up the good work!

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LOSINGJESS 6/16/2010 9:14AM

    I love cooked pineapple too.... Have you ever tried fresh pineapple on the grill? You just cut it in chunks and put it on skewrs .... Its sooo good! I love love love fresh pineapple... its the best.

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SAPPHIRE983 6/16/2010 9:13AM

    I love the crock-pot idea! I am obsessed with cooked pineapple, mmm! So good!

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AMBERADAMS1 6/16/2010 9:10AM

    Those pork chops sound so good! Your food is so much more exciting than mine! LOL

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Photo Food Journal ~ June 14th ~ Monday

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I woke up yesterday with my hubby at 5:30 because I wanted to work out and get it done. I actually ended up getting to bed at 10:30 the night before so I felt pretty good. If I stay up any later than 10:30 then there is no way I am getting out of bed before 7am. My plan for this week is to make sure I get to bed early, get up early and work out. So far I am off to a good start.

Anywhoo, I split my breakfast into two parts because for one I dont like working out on a real full stomach but its a good idea to eat something before working out and for two If I eat my full breakfast that early then I end up getting hungry again by like 9:00.

I did 30 minutes of The biggest loser boot camp video and then ate -

Breakfast 6am: 1/2 cup milk blended with 1/2 scoop protien powder & 1/2 small banana, sprinkle of sliced almonds
(NO PIC)

Breakfast 8:30am: 1/2 cup V8 Juice..... 3 egg omelet with tomato, red bell pepper, fresh basil, salt, pepper, onion mrs dash & 1/8 cup 2% cheddar cheese..... 1/2 everything bagel thin.... 1/2 tbls cream cheese 1/3 fat

Breakfast total: 418


At lunch I desided to split a hot pocket with my daughter because when I bought them I dident realize that they have almost 300 calories a peice... really dosent seem worth it when you think about it. I really wanted a hot pocket though and it was good even if it was only half.

Lunch: 1/2 ham & cheese lean pocket, 1 serving alexia sweet potato fries w/ ketchup & malt vinegar, small salad w/ shredded carrot, kens honey mustard dressing, & bacon bits - 399


Snack: 1 box cracker jacks.... I never even thought of getting these because come on how can caramel popcorn and peanuts be ok to eat... but I was in the grocery store and came accross them and picked them up and saw that they only have 120 calories!!! wow, who knew. they are great because they taste good, are portion controled and great on calories - 120



For dinner I got some steak on sale the day before. We hardly ever buy beef or chicken so it was a treat. I really enjoyed this, its basically steak cut up into peices and cooked in a nonstick pan with cooking spray. Its usually made by just cooking the steak whole and putting the relish on top but I wanted to stretch my 1/2 pound of beef farther so I had more of the relish then steak. anyway, Then the relish like sauce thats over it is diced onions, garlic, carrots and canned tomatoes sauteed and then simmered for a few minutes in 1/2 cup chicken broth with 1/2 tsp oregano & 1 tsp rosemary. very tastey........ the potatoes diced and boiled untill just tender and then tossed in a little olive oil, minced garlic and dried rosemary and baked in the oven for 15 or so minutes untill kinda crisp.

Dinner: Steak with tomato vegetable sauce..... garlic rosemary potatoes.... canned green beans.... ketcup ~ 429


snack: small bloody mary... 1/2 cup V8, 1/2 oz vodka ~ 57 cal
(tall glasses are great because they give the allusion that you have a bigger drink lol)


snack: 1/2 cup cookies and cream frozen yogurt, whipped topping, lite hersheys syrup - 184
(NO PIC)

Total Calories for the day : 1608

* (my range 1400-1750)

  
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MJDEVEREUX 6/16/2010 3:25PM

    Love the tall glass idea! I'm going to use that. And Cracker Jacks are going on my "sweets that are okay to eat" list.

Thanks for the great ideas and info. And you look great by the way.

-MJ

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LOSINGJESS 6/16/2010 2:49PM

    The EAS chocolate protien powder is what I use... you can get a huge bag (like 90 servings or something) for 30 bucks at sams club. Its not too bad... I mean its not hersheys but it doesent make me want to yack either lol.

~ Jess

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MALEXANDER4 6/16/2010 8:15AM

    Cracker jacks? yummy, thank s for sharing. I like your idea with the potatoes. I do them but I always baked them and it took forever. I never thought to boil them a bit first...thanks for sharing. Love your food Ideas. How does the protein shake taste? I stay away because of the chalky taste.

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SILVERWING2623 6/15/2010 2:38PM

    Wow, talk about a find with the cracker jacks. I haven't had them in years!!!! I think I might add them to the shopping list. :D

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JESSSPARK 6/15/2010 12:04PM

    Holy crap- I would not have believed you about cracker jacks -I was going to google them but lo and behold the nutrtion info! Great to know, they look pretty okay overall minus the sugar content.

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SUGIRL06 6/15/2010 11:50AM

    Pretty good day! Even had a drink in there and still in ranges! Woohoo!
And thanks for the info on the cracker jacks! Now I know what to get at a baseball game!
~Ang


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DASEEMAN 6/15/2010 10:50AM

    What a great idea to use a tall glass to make it appear to be more! Great job on your food choices for the day.

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KARVY09 6/15/2010 10:48AM

    YUM! A lot of food for only 1600 calories.

Love days when a bloody mary is a "snack."
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GRANDMAAMIE 6/15/2010 10:40AM

    wow look good! I love cracker jacks reminds me of when I was little and loved the toy lol.

have a great day!

amie

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Photo Food Journal ~ Sunday June 14th

Monday, June 14, 2010

Breakfast: 1 serving hungry jack light and fluff pancakes, 1/4 cup light syrup, 1/2 cup strawberries with splenda, 2 fried eggs cooked in Olive oil cooking spray. - 458


Lunch: flatout wrap w/ Morning star veggie chicken, salad mix, greek cucumber yogurt sauce..... carrot sticks & ranch dressing...... 1 yoplait light yogurt - 421


Dinner: 1/2 large sub from harris teeter (local grocery store) made with wheat sub roll, swiss cheese, roast beef, turkey breast, lettuce, tomato, onions, banana peppers & light mayo.
(NO PIC .... I totaly forgot to take one) - 643 (estimation based on similar ingredients found on spark people)

Snack: 1 serving vanilla frozen yogurt, 1/2 cup strawberries, 2 tbls whipped topping, 1 serving lite hersheys syrup. - 146


Total Calories Eaten for the day: 1668 .................. (mid-high)

  
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MALEXANDER4 6/15/2010 5:42AM

    Breakfast gave me a whole new meal Idea...thank you.

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SILVERWING2623 6/14/2010 6:31PM

    I love those flat out wraps. I have found a wrap I like even more if you are ever interested in trying something new. Give Ole Extreme Wellness Tortillas a try. :) The two I like best are Tomato Basil, and Spinach and Herb
http://www.olemexicanfoods.
com/OLEproducts.htm

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CSAFC84 6/14/2010 5:42PM

    I love food picture blogs! Thanks :)

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PMFISH 6/14/2010 12:02PM

    Glad that is working for you! Trying to stay in the 1200 range, older and less able to do strenuous exercise. It's not easy.


Pat

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BOVEY63 6/14/2010 12:00PM

    I'm coming to your house for meals - especially that breakfast.
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SILLYSD1410 6/14/2010 11:51AM

    Love seeing food logs from people...get some really good ideas like the flat out wrap.

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CALCOUNTER4LIFE 6/14/2010 11:48AM

    I'm drooling over that breakfast picture. LOL



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SPARKLED87 6/14/2010 11:47AM

    Everything looks/sounds delicious!

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SUGIRL06 6/14/2010 11:45AM

    Yum!
~Ang

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LOSINGJESS 6/14/2010 11:04AM

    yes I have had the morningstar veggie sausage... yum they are so good... I wish the morningstar and boca veggie foods didnet cost so much, I would eat alot more of them.

~ Jess

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LOSINGJESS 6/14/2010 11:02AM

    Its actually called Tzatziki sauce but I dident feel like looking up the spelling of the word when I wrote the blog... I can never remember how to spell it lol.... Its the sauce they put on Gyros. You can get it in the refridgerated deli section in most grocery stores.

~ Jess

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CHOCMOM 6/14/2010 10:58AM

  What is greek cucumber yogurt sauce?? Thanks again for the great meal ideas. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GRANDMAAMIE 6/14/2010 10:58AM

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KEAMOM1510 6/14/2010 10:25AM

    Yum!


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DEBBIE1414 6/14/2010 10:01AM

    Thanks for posting the pics, you are doing great. Keep up the good work and have a great day!

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LISA170 6/14/2010 9:59AM

    I love your photo blogs! It makes me realize I need to jump back on the horse and start making better choices because when we do our calories are within reason and we can still eat very well.

What a great motivator on a Monday morning!

Thanks!!
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SAPPHIRE983 6/14/2010 9:59AM

    I love the flatout flatbread wraps! They are so high in protein and fiber and are only 90 calories :-) Have you had the Morning Star Farms Maple Flavored Sausage patties? I bought a box and can't wait to try them. I had a black bean veggie burger from them once but didn't like it, so I am hoping the sausage is better!

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