Monday, February 20, 2012

Parmesan chicken wrap

Parmesian Chicken Wrap

8 oz chicken breast cooked, shredded      1c marinara
6 egg roll wrappers                                   1c baby spinach
1/2c FF Mozzarella cheese                       1/4c Parmesian Cheese

Lay out 6 egg roll wrappers. Evenly place your spinach on each. Then the cheese. Mix your chicken with marinara sauce and spread on top of cheese.
Fold and roll each wrapper in to egg roll shape. Use a touch of water on edges to make stick together. Spray with pam and place on baking sheet. bake on 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.


7" low carb tortillia        1/8c ff mozzarella cheese
1/8c ff cheddar cheese       1 tbsp salsa

Put Tortillia in small skillet. on one half put cheeses and salsa. Fold in half and cook till crispy on both sides. 2 min or so on each side. EAT!!
183 calories 2g fat 15g carbs 14.5g protein

Baked zucchini

Baked Zucchini
1 Zucchini                          1/4 cup of parmesian cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs        2 tbsp egg white

I used pizza pan with holes covering entire surface. I also just ran out of pam. uhhh. USE PAM!!! In bowl mix cheese and bread crumbs. (remember calorie count for everything in recipe, some not used so may be lower cals.) cut zucchini into 1/4 inch slices. dip in egg white then in cheese crumb mix. place on pizza pan. bake on 450 degrees for 5 minutes, flip then 5 minutes more. (mine look a little funny but since I used no pam, the cheese/crums stuck to the pan.)

Turkaflower Mac n Cheese

TurkaFlower Mac n Cheese

1 bag of Green Giant Cauliflower with 3 cheese      5oz elbow noodles
10oz ground turkey   1teaspoot onion powder
3 wedges laughing cow light Swiss

This was originally a slow cooker recipe. Supposed to take 4-7 hours but I did on stove in 20-25 minutes. Still tasted fine. In skillet cook 10oz turkey. (no oils in pan) Cook noodles till done in pot while turkey cooks. Drain noodles and pour all ingredients in pot and cook until cauliflower is warm. I nuked it in microwave in bag for 1 min prior. mix well and eat!

Petite lasagna and no noodle lasagnia

Petite Lasagnia
12oz ground turkey   1c chopped onion
1/2c chopped mushroom     14.5oz can tomato sauce
2 cloves minced garlic             1/2 tsp basil
1 1/2 ricotta(part skim)  1 1/2c fat free mozzarella
12 egg roll wrappers (wonton wrappers)

Brown turkey sausage with onion and mushroom. After cooked add tomato sauce. simmer for about 5 minutes.
While your turkey mixture is cooking, place the eggroll wrappers in your muffin pan. Then (evenly) put your cheeses in wrappers.
Add meat mixture on top. Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes. 
Mine got a little overcooked on edges. but they were still yummy!!

No Noodle Lasagnia
I also took the rest of the package of turkey and cooked it up along with the mushrooms/onions and 1/4 c of tomato sauce. put in dish with 1/4c of mozzarella cheese for lunch the next day. 345 calories 48.5g protein 14g fat  6g carbs

White chicken chili

White Chicken Chili
14 oz chicken Broth                    15oz can white beans
16oz can diced tomatoes             2 cans diced tomatoes with chilis(used small cans of RoTel)
1lb diced cooked chicken            1 onion chopped
1/2 tsp oregano                           1/2 tsp cumin
2 cloves minced garlic                 1 can corn

Saute garlic and onion. Pour into pot with broth, tomatoes, chilis, and spices. Bring to boil and let simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken, corn and beans simmer for 5 minutes. Serve.   I added saltines and ff cheddar to my bowl which added  84calories 9.7g protein to my chili.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I Met My Goal Weight!

After 13 1/2 months 117 pounds down I have met my goal weight of 175.4! My starting weight was 292.4 My starting BMI was 45.8 now it is 27.1 I lost 40.01% of my body weight. I owe each and every one of you a HUGE THANK YOU! Even if you didnt know it, you helped me keep motivated. Kept me accountable. Now that I have reached goal, that doesnt mean my journey is over. I will still have the battle of being in "Maintance" of maintaining my weight. I do plan on getting down to 170.4 just so I have a little wiggle room. It is normal to go up and down a few pounds.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Parmesan asparagus

Cut tough ends off, lat in baking dish. Spray asparagus with Pam. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and then if you need more I did about an 1/8 cup on top of that. Bake 350 degrees for 15-20 min. About 4-5 stalks is about 40 cal 4.4g protein.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spinach chicken bake

1 lb baked/shredded chicken breast (could cut down to 8oz)   2c. fat free mozzarella cheese
1/2 c part skim ricotta cheese   3c. frozen spinach (squeezed and rinsed)
1c. salsa
Mix mozzarella and ricotta in bowl. Layer chicken, then spinach then cheese, then salsa. Repeat. I had extra chicken so put layer on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. I used round casarole dish.

I have also made this before using tortilia shells and tortilla chips on top. and using monteray jack instead of ricotta. 327 cals 38.4g protein to be honest tastes the same the lower calorie way. Also the tortillia shell i put on bottom stuck to the dish, so it wasnt used. that is reflected in cals.

Need Some help

As I get closer to my goal, I want to be able to eat a more normal calorie amount for the rest of my life. I have no room with 900 calories a day. If I want to eat a piece of pizza or have an extra coffee or something one day, I want to be able to. I dont understand why my body's metabolism is so low. If I eat over 900 calories and dont exercise (normally burn 300-400 daily) I will gain weight. I would love to be up to 1100 even 1000 just so I have a little wiggle room. But how do I do it? Do I just start eating that amount for a while to get my body used to it? but then I will have all this extra weight that I put on because of it, then how do I get it back off without dropping my calories again. Im so freaken lost. There are days when Im still hungry but I cant eat because I will go over. That is not what this should be about. Any help will be greately appriciated. I need to do something.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Chicken Parmesian

1 chicken breast, 1/4 cup parmesian cheese or 1 slice, 1 tbsp marinara sauce.
layer in pan, bake 350 degrees 30 min.
175 calories 29g protein.

Sausage Pin Wheel

1/2 c ricotta cheese   1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp italian seasoning  1 turkey sausage link
4 phyllo dough sheets   5oz frozen spinach(squeezed)
cook sausage link. In blender grind up to make crumble. Mix cheese, seasoning, and spinach in bowl. Spread cheese on 2 layers of phyllo dough. (will have 2 sheets with 2 layers) then top with sausage. roll tightly. spray with pam. bake till crispy. Had some filling left over so threw it in mini bowl and baked.
1/2 roll about 5 mini rolls 145 calories, 4.5g fat, 13g carbs, 10.4g protein

Cucumber sandwiches

Feta Cucumber Sandwiches
1 cucumber     2tbs sun dried tomatoes
2tbs greek yougart     4oz feta cheese crumble

In dish mix cut up tomatoes, yougart, and cheese. Slice cucumber with mandolin slicer. I got about 10 slices from mine. Fold slice in half and add mixture.
1 sandwich 23 calories, 1.7g fat, 1g carbs, 1.2g protein

Buffalo chicken wrap

Buffalo Chicken Wraps
10 sheets of Phyllo Dough               4-5oz baked/shredded Chicken Breast
1/3 c. Franks Red Hot Sauce        1c. 4oz crumbled Blue Cheese
1c. dry cole slaw
Ok. bake and shred your chicken breast. Then mix with the Franks. (best hot sauce ever by the way!) On Phyllo dough, I sprayed pam on 1 sheet then layed another on top. I then cut about 1 1/2 inchs off on long end. then cut it into 2 even pieces. Repeat until you get 10 wraps. Place chicken, cheese, and cole slaw on wrap then roll. After rolled spray with pam. bake 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
1 wrap is 94 calories, 4.5g fat, 9g carbs, and 4.8g protein.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

new pictures

115 down in 13 months. hate the shadow in my new pic but oh well!