Monday, April 30, 2012

Zumba & Ratatouille

Monday is Zumba night!  I love Zumba, it is always a great workout!  Before leaving I got everything ready to make the Ratatouille Pack so all I had to do was put it in the oven when I got home.  The recipe says it makes one serving, but it is huge!  I wish I had taken a picture to share.  I have made this before and I usually divide it into 2 or 3 servings.  Tonight I decided to combine it with this:
One serving is 9 pieces and only 3 points!  Pasta and veggies with a touch of sauce!  One serving of ravioli and about half of the ratatouille.  Delicious!  I keep impressing myself with my ability to make healthy, delicious dishes!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Busy Weekend

I have been busy this past week trying to get my 12 visits to the gym in for this month.  I have had to go every day for the past 10 days.  Don't get me wrong, I've still been working out, just doing things other than the gym.  Yesterday I worked my parttime job from 8-5.  When I got done, I was tired from standing on my feet all day and my back hurt, but I made myself go to the gym.  I did the 30 minutes workout express.  This morning I did 4.13 miles in 50 minutes.  I now have my 12 visits done!  I need to be better about spreading them out more next month.

I had a nice healthy supper tonight.  I bought this Creamy Portobello Soup last week and decided to try it tonight.  I then took a portobello mushroom cap, chopped it up, sauteed it in a little olive oil, and then added it to the soup.  Very good.  It kind of reminded me of cream of mushroom soup we would have growing up.

The soup was followed up by this:
It was a small piece of fish, but very good.  Only 80 calories and the garlic butter flavor was not overwhelming.  I also had green beans with it.  I think I may have a Skinny Cow ice cream cup before I get ready for bed.

Tomorrow starts a new week.  Weekends always go by too fast!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

Personal best on the treadmill at the gym this morning.  3.27 miles in 40 minutes.  Three miles of which I ran without slowing down.  Usually I will slow down to a fast walk a few times, but not today.  I maintained a speed of 5.0-5.4.  Today I pushed through and I did it!

Monday, April 2, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things

I have been really trying to eat healthy.  I very rarely eat fast food.  I enjoy trying new healthy recipes that I find on the Internet.  Unfortunately, since I live alone I end up eating the same thing for several days.  When I make something, I portion it out into servings right away.  That way I can keep track of just how much I am eating. 

I have a few things in my kitchen that I absolutely love.

**Digital Food Scale--I have had spring loaded scales, but I absolutely love this digital scale.  It is so accurate.  It also has a tare feature that allows you to put a container on the scale and then zero the scale out.

**Vegetable Peeler--This Pampered Chef vegetable peeler is the best I have ever had. 

**Mandolin Slicer--This is just a cheap slicer from Target, but it gets the job done for me.  I've used it to slice zucchini, onion, sweet potatoes.

**George Foreman Grill--great for cooking chicken, fish, quesedillas, etc.

**Crockpot--great for putting supper in before leaving for work!