My Weight Loss Journey: I'm trying to get back to counting calories and working out hard core now that family is gone (read vacation is over :) I have about 30 more pounds to lose to be at a healthy weight and I want to get to it! So I spent extra time this week finding recipes that are light and writing in the calorie amount to help myself in planning.
*GOAL: I have just a mini goal for myself along these weight loss lines to make sure I get started right. I use Livestrong, my plate to track my calories. My goal is to track everything I eat and stay within my limits for 2 weeks straight (not a day missed, not a meal or a night gone by without tracking) and workout 5x a week (30 min of Jillian Michael Trouble Spots) to see what my results will be if I am VERY consistent. I don't want to start with a weight goal because I feel like that can fluctuate, but I need to start with what I know works - tracking calories and exercising. So here it goes!
Monday~ Spicy Chicken Quesadillas (371 calories). homemade salsa
Tuesday~ Light Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches (250 calories) and fresh veggies. I got reduced fat croissants and am using them instead of wheat bread which the recipe calls for for a little fun change. * I'll be adding grapes to mine :)
Wednesday~ Grilled Bruschetta Chicken (200 calories) and salad
* I am substituting Newman's own Italian dressing for the KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato dressing
Thursday~ Turkey Meatball Sandwiches (355 calories a sub), grilled broccoli
*Thanks to my friend Andrea for the recipe. This will be my first time trying it! I'm copying the recipe she wrote out for me below:
1 lb ground turkey
minced onion (to taste)
parsley (to taste)
salt (to taste)
pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp. marjoram *I'm substituting thyme or basil here because I couldn't find Marjoram
1/3 cup dried bread crumbs
Combine ingredients and form into golf ball size (or slightly smaller) meatballs.
2 15-oz cans tomato sauce
minced onion (to taste)
dash curry powder
dash ground cloves
Mix sauce ingredients in a large pan. Put meatballs into pan and cook covered on medium heat about 20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Friday~ Homemade Veggie Pizza(200 calories for a 3 oz slice of pizza), salad
* Tim found the Dough recipe that we are going to try :)
Hope you have a great week!
Do you have any tasty and light recipes for me?
I would love to try some new ones!
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