Food Diary – Week 10

It has been 10 weeks since I began this journey and I have lost 16 lbs. I have no intention of seeking them out and hopefully they have no desire to return. I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called ‘Obesity: The Post Mortem’. It showed the autopsy of an obese woman and the effects…

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Food Diary – Weeks 8 & 9

Week 8 – Preparing for Easter (both a catering job and my own family dinner) put me behind the 8 ball. As of Easter Sunday I was down a total of 14 lbs and by Monday morning I was back up 4 lbs.  Apparently I indulged a bit too much on the cheese bread and…

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Meal Prep – Oven Baked Chicken with Steamed Broccoli and Baked Eggplant

Ingredients 15 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast 1 medium eggplant 3 cup broccoli salt & pepper 6 Tbsp. Light Northern Italian salad dressing Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray, place the chicken breasts on the pan, spray lightly with cooking spray, season lightly with salt & pepper…

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Meal Prep – Oven Roasted Chicken & Shallots with Steamed Broccoli

This is good for meal prep or a quick and easy weeknight dinner for 3. Ingredients 15 oz. boneless skinless chicken breast 3 oz. shallots 3 cup broccoli 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil salt & pepper 6 Tbsp. Light Northern Italian salad dressing Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet…

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Meal Prep – Chicken or Turkey Muffins

These muffins can be made with ground chicken, turkey or beef. I made both chicken and turkey muffins and they are moist, easy and tasty! The total calorie count per turkey muffin is 178.33 and the total calorie count per chicken muffin is 188.33.  Pair it with other veggie if you wish but this week…

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Citrus & Rosemary Oven Roasted Cornish Hens

When I was growing up we had Cornish Hens for Christmas dinner. I always found it special to have a miniature little bird all to myself. Lovely and elegant, these little birds have a special place in my heart and are always welcome on my table and in my tummy! Ingredients 6 Cornish Hens 1 medium…

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Meal Prep – Stuffed Peppers with Smoky Tomatillo Salsa over Zoodles

Smoky, sweet and full or flavor, these babies are one my top 5 faves for meal prep! Calories per Serving – 448 Yield – 4 servings Ingredients 4 sweet red bell peppers 8 cups zucchini noodles (approximately 4 medium zucchini) 1.5 lbs ground turkey 1 2/3 cup diced onion 8 medium tomatillo 3 tsp. minced…

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Meal Prep – Turkey Pepperoni Chicken Pizza with Steamed Broccoli

This meal gives you the best of both worlds.  Low calories, the delicious flavor of pepperoni pizza AND NO GUILT! This dish is good for a weekly meal prep or just a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It’s such an easy dish – let’s get started! Ingredients 5 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast (230 calories)…

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Dear Cheese…….

I went to bed thinking about cheese. My dreams were about cheese. I woke up thinking of cheese. If there were an all cheese diet that kept you healthy and kept you at your goal weight I’d never go off of it or have a need for a cheat day.          …

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Food Diary – Week 7

Total Calories Consumed = 5,579 Calorie short of 7,200 goal = 1,621 Total weight loss to date – 12 lbs Have I hit a plateau or am I eating the wrong foods? Why is it so hard for me to lose weight? My fat cells are way too committed to me.  I WANT A DIVORCE! Just…

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5 Day Meal Prep – The more I prep the easier life is.

Having a new demanding weekly routine made me see that I need to streamline a few processes and procedures in my personal life, mainly meal time. It takes some logistical planning and it’s a bit time-consuming, but it’s all worth it in the end. Meal Prep Sundays is more common than you think and once you…

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