Total Steps For Day: 10,823 (walk)
Total Calories: 1154
Weight Loss: +.8 lb (4.2 lbs total, body fat % went down .2 %)
Today I had the Nutrisystem Buttermilk Waffles and one scrambled egg. I scrambled the egg with some chopped scallions. I didn't use any fat in the pan, they came out OK. I use a pretty well-seasoned old, small cast iron frying pay.
I put a little "sugar-free" Vermont Maple Syrup on the waffles which considering I couldn't have butter made them pretty palatable. I don't eat waffles a lot because they are fattening and I only want homemade, from scratch, and the cleaning of the waffle iron is more work than I typically want to do (yeah, lazy). I think these frozen waffles were acceptable. The fake syrup wasn't terrible. I certainly would not use it unless there was a dietary reason (like now). REAL maple syrup is one of the healthier, and at least natural, sugars.
I'm not sure I've ever tasted a typical commercial frozen waffle but I suspect they probably taste the same. Scrambled eggs are a favorite part of a pretty typical breakfast for me. We walk down to the farmer's market on Sunday's and buy our cage-free eggs. This gets us a better quality egg and seven tenths of a miles walk each direction. Bonus!
I'm trying work in the "Power fuel" protein snacks with simple things that don't require a lot of prep and thus dirty dishes. I've noticed my dishwasher is filling at an alarming rate with this new diet phase. These are pecans, 1 ounce (28g) I believe there were about 14 or so pecan halves. I have a food scale and I like to use it. Really, all of you out there, BUY ONE. They are handy, they are fun! Make a habit of weighing fats and proteins until you really think you know an ounce from 4 ounces. Then, check yourself every once in a while, make sure you're not measuring incorrectly. Fats and proteins really add up calorie-wise.
Today I had another "melt". This one was the Nutrisystem Fiesta Melt with brown rice, black beans, corn and cheese. I never saw or tasted anything that resembled cheese. Overall, kind of 'meh" on this one. I would not buy it again. I like the flavor in general but the wrap is tough and just so-so. I served with a sliced red bell pepper which I like a lot.
Here are the wraps on my baking sheet. I baked them in my counter top convection oven.
The wraps don't tend to brown well, not sure if it's my oven or just the wrap. I tried broiling them for just a minute or two to brown them up but I didn't want to toughen the dough any more than it already is.
You can see the filling here which proportionally, was fine. If you made something similar, maybe even a recipe for tamale pie, then used a typical whole wheat wrap, which might work out better.
I love red bell peppers. They're sweet, crunch and you could eat a pile of them without taking in all that many calories.
This is 2% fat Fage yogurt with fresh blackberries. What's not to love about fresh berries and yogurt? I bought fresh blueberries too, those will be nice as well.
Tonight is Nutrisystem Chicken Parmesan. Although it tasted "fine" I didn't care for the coating on the chicken and the spaghetti really clumps up. Perhaps I didn't heat it properly. This meal is heated in the microwave oven. I find when possible it's always best to divide the cooking time in half and stir the contents mid-way through the cooking time. Some of the instructions call for it, some don't. I didn't do this and I think that's perhaps why the spaghetti clumped up. I could not look make it look very good. I should have put some fresh steamed broccoli on the plate but again, too lazy to make one more side dish and it was getting late and I was hungry.
Here is the entree in its frozen state. It is presented all in one undivided cooking dish.
It looked "sad" on the plate. I was pretty hungry so I scarfed it right up. I'll have to post the recipe for a Quick Chicken Parmesan that is really good. It includes spinach and if you cut back a little on the cheese it would bring the calorie count down. The chicken is not breaded. Here's a picture of the dish served with a side of mushrooms and more of the spinach.
The dinner salad was just simple. Assorted lettuces from the garden, store bought scallions and radishes. I don't know why I don't just grow the radishes. I still have time; I'll try to throw some in the ground today. I have space and I'm sure I have a seed packet somewhere.
Tonight was the Nutrisystem Chocolate Cupcake. This was tasty. I was running late and I don't like coffee past 7:00 at night or otherwise it would have been really good with a nice cup of coffee. I have a faint recollection of what Hostess Cream Filled Cupcakes used to taste like and I think this was similar, sans cream filling. This was a nice satisfying dessert.
Tomorrow is workout day. I usually stay pretty busy which is good, gives me less time to realize I'm hungry. I hope all you fellow eaters have a great week! I'll be checking in again tomorrow.
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