Monthly Archives: June 2012

Today’s Eats

Howdy Friends!!

Today has been a wonderful day. It was my off day since I will be working this Saturday. 🙂 AND  I woke up late. 🙂 AND I got to do a tae-bo class at the Y that never get to do because I am usually at work. 🙂 AND I had an impromptu lunch with Todd, Brent and Addi. Our friends Josh, Jackson, Scotlyn and Andrew joined us. 🙂 AND my friends at work gave me a cake and good wishes for my new job. 🙂 AND I am going to a midnight showing of Magic Mike tonight with some girl friends! 🙂 🙂 Man, life is good! The only sad part is Brent and Addison leave for the farm in Mineola, Texas tomorrow. They will be gone a week. 😦 I always miss them tons and tons but I know they always have a great time with Nannie and Poppy and the rest of the family there.

Here are my eats for the day…

Breakfast was supper yummy. Lots of nutrient dense foods. I had 2 kashi blueberry waffles topped with a tablespoon of chunky peanut butter. 6 oz of very vanilla yogurt with blueberries. I made myself a cup of island coconut coffee. Triple yum breakfast. Even my plate looks happy!

We ate lunch at Jimmy Johns. Addison’s favorite. And yes, they’re so fast you’ll  freak. I ate a sandwich called the Beach Club Unwich. It was made with a lettuce wrap instead of the french bread. I split reduced fat potato chips with Todd.

I made it over to work in the afternoon to have cake with my co-workers and friends. They gave me a beautiful Italian Cream cake! Here is my cake and the slice I ate. The cake was very good. I enjoyed every bite.

Dinner tonight was on track with the recipe coming from “The New Abs Diet” book.  I made Chicken a la King Kong.  No mess ups this time making the recipe. The kids really liked it. My plate was the chicken over whole wheat spaghetti noodles and a mixed green salad.

Have a great evening! I know I will!

Sublimely, Lace

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Chicken a la King Kong

This week I have been trying some new recipes out of  “The New Abs Diet” book I have checked out of the library. No ridiculousness like our night making the Mas Macho Meatballs. Here is the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1 tsp flour

2 tbsp water

4 tsp chili powder

1 pound chicken breast tenders

1 cup spaghetti sauce

9 ounces cooked whole wheat spaghetti

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for 1 minute, until brown. (Mine took way longer). In a small bowl, mix the flour and water.

2. Add chicken, chili powder, sauce, and flour mixture to skillet. Stir, Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Serve over cooked spaghetti.

Makes 4 servings: 320 calories, 31 gm protein, 26 gm carbohydrates, 10 gm fat, 360 gm sodium, 5 gm fiber.

Overall, we really liked it. Todd and the kids gave it two thumbs up and even ate a little extra.

I give is 3.5-4 stars out of 5. I will be making this one again.

Enjoy! Lacy

Surprise for Dad and Wednesday Eats

Does anyone know about the movie “Searchers” from 1956 with John Wayne? Well, this is my dad’s favorite movie. Me and my sisters heard him talking about it all the time growing up. I have seen it a couple of times and it is a great movie.  My sister, Tiffany, found out it was playing at our local cinema!! Dad’s birthday is in July so she wanted to surprise him and got tickets for all of us. The original fam…mom, dad, Kim, Tif and me, + Kim’s boyfriend Josh got to go.  Our other dude’s couldn’t make it.  He thought we were just going to dinner (I love surprises). Dad was totally surprised, we didn’t tell him until we were eating dinner. This is when Tif told him.

It was a great time.  He had the sweetest and excited look on his face. Here is a pic of me and dad…

We had a great time. We all really enjoyed the movie and being together. I could hear dad whispering different facts and tidbits about the movie. We all agreed there should me a remake. Maybe Viggo Mortensen or Liam Neeson as John Wayne??? Mom said Tom Selleck, HA! She has always loved him… Hehehe.

Here are my eats for the day.

Breakfast was a pb and j shake after my bootcamp class at 5am.  It has banana, peanut butter, berries and yogurt. Quite filling. Todd also made me an iced chai tea latte. BTW, I love the Bears!!! Can you tell?!

AM snack was small but tasty. 1 ounce of almonds and 1 ounce of craisins.

Lunch was deli roast beef on a whole wheat hot dog bun. I added veggies from the salad bar at work and picked up pineapples to add to my cherries.

Dinner was not our planned – Chile con Turkey. I actually forgot about the surprise plans with Dad, which is good actually  so I didn’t ruin the surprise. 🙂 We went to Chuy’s. I skipped the chips. I had a Corona Light, salad with a veggie enchilada and a small scoop of guacamole. Look at all that food!! Not too calorie dense.

TIP: Skipping the chips and margarita really help keep the calories down.

Sublimely, Lace

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