I’m so glad that the weekend has finally arrived! My Friday breakfast included coffee, 1 cup low fat Stonyfield Farm yogurt, dried cranberries, and 3/4 cup Heritage Whole Grain flakes.
Lunch was my usual salad – enjoyed outside in the sunshine!
In the mix:
- romaine, carrots, onions, mushrooms
- kidney beans, feta cheese, whole grain croutons
- Spoonful of cous-cous salad, spoonful of honey sweet potatoes
Afternoon snacks were: Newman’s Own Organic spicy pretzels (so good!), iced coffee from Starbucks, and some Raspberry, Almond, and Chocolate trail mix. Yum! Lots of energy foods to keep me goin’.
After work I headed to the gym – I’m still taking a rest from running, so I read Real Simple magazine while on the elliptical. I was able to go for 60 minutes without getting too bored. Woo-hoo! I finished up with 3 x 10 tricep dips, tricep extensions, and bicep curls. Once I got home, I was one hungry girl! I snacked on some olives as I prepared dinner.
We all know how I feel about fiber (love it!), so I was psyched when I received a package of goodies from Fiber Gourmet Light Pasta. This brand of pasta contains 40% fewer calories than regular pasta and 72% of your daily value of fiber (18 grams, to be exact).
- Tastes just like regular pasta
- Kosher certified
- 2-year shelf life
- Classic pasta only has 3 ingredients: durum semolina flour, modified wheat starch, wheat gluten
As long as you’re not gluten intolerant, I’d highly recommend this stuff.
On Friday I followed the Fiber Gourmet Mac ‘n Cheese package instructions as directed except I added about 1lb of broccoli to the pot during the last minute or so of cooking. Then I added 1/2 cup skim milk and 2 Tbs butter when I mixed in the cheese packet. Next I added 1/4 cup shredded cheddar to the mix and poured this into a 8″x8″ buttered pan. I topped the mac with another 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar and about 1/3 cup bread crumbs (I used crushed fiber crackers). I popped the dish into a 400 degree oven for about 12 minutes and YUM! I just made my boxed mac n’ cheese a little bit fancier. Nate and I were big fans Nate also thought the cracker crumbs tasted a bit like bacon bits. They were savory, crunchy, and a little salty so I guess I’d have to agree!
My apartment was quite warm from having the oven turned on, so an ice cream cone was the perfect nighttime treat. I had a little more ice cream straight from the carton