Friday, September 30, 2011

Perfect Omelet

Since I have been trying to eat healthier I have been exploring different ways to make meals not boring and healthy at the same time, although I have to eat lots and lots of salads, I also try to make fun breakfast dishes, since it is your first meal of the day, it is important to make sure you get all the balance to give you a great start.

In my Spinach Omelet I use:
1 small can of spinach, 80 calories
1/4 cups of Low Fat mixed cheese, 30 calories
2 large eggs, 156 calories
1/4 of a tomato
1/4 of a red onion
1 garlic clove

I make sure all the veggies are cubed very very small, and then with a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pan I saute the tomatoes, onion, garlic and spinach. Once that is cooked I whip the eggs and add salt and pepper, put it in the same pan used before and let it cook for 1 minute, add in one side (kind off more into the middle so you can close the omelet afterwards without breaking it) the veggies and top them with the cheese, close the omelet carefully and cook for a couple of minutes on each side, and voila! Delicious and healthy!!

Snack time

Going forward with my healthy eating I was craving a snack while updating my blogs, so I decided to make myself a pot of fresh jazmine tea that I brought from China and to complement it I got I sheet of Honey Maid crackers, which have 120 calories per serving ( 2 whole sheets! ) if you want to get some more flavor you can spread I wedge of Light Laughing Cow cheese for 35 cals or Lucern Light Cream cheese for 120 calories for the whole little cup, which for me lasts like 2 or 3 servings! It's so easy to be healthy! Enjoy!!

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Healthy lunch!

Home made spinach salad, mix approximately one cup of fresh spinach with half a can of garbanzo beans (60 cals), 4-6 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 of an avocado, 1/4 of a sliced red onion, you can add grilled chicken for a protein! You an substitute the garbanzo beans for kidney beans, lentils or black eyed peas.... Super easy, yummy and healthy!

For your dressing use Marzetti dressing, their light mixes have 70 calories per serving (2 tablespoons, you an use half of that!)

Bonne appetite!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Veal Picatta

I usually do not just copy stuff from other sites, but this dish is amazing and low in calories, it is from the Whole Foods website, I cooked it a couple of nights ago and it was amazing, fast and easy! The only change I made is that I sauteed the capers with some lemon juice before cooking the meat in the pan, think it gives the veal more flavor! 

Serves 2

Pair this classic combination of veal, capers, lemon and parsley with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc.


6 ounces 365 Everyday Value Enriched Egg Noodles
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon butter, divided
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, divided
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 boneless top round veal scaloppine (about 1/3 pound total)
Salt & ground black pepper to taste
2/3 cup 365 Everyday Value Organic Low-Sodium Chicken Broth
1 tablespoon 365 Everyday Value Organic Capers, drained
2 lemon wedges


Cook noodles. Toss with 1 teaspoon butter and 1 tablespoon parsley, divide between 2 plates and keep warm. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season veal with salt and pepper and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and just cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes total; remove from pan, place atop noodles and keep warm. Return skillet to heat, add broth and simmer until thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon each butter and parsley, capers, salt and pepper; pour sauce over veal and noodles and serve with lemon wedges.


Per serving (about 13oz/369g-wt.): 500 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 135mg cholesterol, 520mg sodium, 53g total carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 24g protein

Light and delicious!

Since the holidays are just around the corner and we need to fit in that cute black dress for the Company's Christmas party, I have decided I am going to post some recipies that will make you not only feel full and good, but also that are low on calories.

You can start your day with a Light Vanilla Activia Yougurt, I absolutely love this kind, it is sweet and not as heavy as most of the other other there, perfect to mix it with your favorite fruit! And it is only 70 calories!

In my case I like to add 1/2 a cup of my favorite cereal, today I used Honey Nut Chex, that gives you 160 calories per 3/4 of a cup, so you roughly have 120 calories here. Then I added 2 strawberries sliced, the calories in these are between 7 and 10 each, so you assume you have 20 more calories here. Then I top it with a drizzle of my favorite raw nuts, for me walnuts do the trick but you can add pecans, almonds, anything! The caloric intake should not be more than 60 calories in the walnuts, that is if you put a quantities similar to 3 whole walnuts... remember this is to add crunch not to add consistency.

Roughly you consumed 250 calories, which most of them are not from fat, so you would be able to burn them easily throughout your morning!

If you are hungry in the middle of the morning you can have lots and lots of hot tea and a banana, or you can also get different varieties of 100 clories snacks!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Food Trucks

This has been an increasing trend, now you see food trucks all over the city, today i tried my first one.... H town Streats, they set up shop at Willard and Montrose on Tuesdays, their menu is short but precise and very reasonably priced.

Great option if you are on the run!

Let me know some other ones you love!!

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