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« Reply #120 on: January 19, 2012 09:21:36 AM »

So. Many. Eggs!

We love quiche, it's so good warm or cold at any time of day. One day I'll figure out making my own crust but so far I've just purchased pre-made organic whole wheat crusts that come in packages of 2. For the filling I follow any online recipe but I don't use the heavy cream, i just use a slightly smaller amount of milk substitute like rice milk, it turns out fine. You can still use a bit of cream if you want though Wink.
My tasty trick is to brush some dijon on the bottom of the crust. Then I add tons of veggies (caramelized onion, oh my!) including something green like spinach or steamed broccoli, only a sprinkling of cheese, never as much as they say, then pour in the egg mixture. A bit of parsley on top to cook or to garnish once it's cooked.

I make twice as much veg and egg mixture as needed and store it in the fridge so I can make a quick quiche up in the next couple of days. The kids ask for it again and again, it's funny. I'm basically serving my veggie abhorring children vegetable pie but they love it, lol.
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« Reply #121 on: January 19, 2012 06:44:55 PM »

I need in on this. I'm trying to be SO good because I've noticed that I haven't been really paying attention to my Weight Watchers and up up up it goes. I'm at a number I haven't been at in years and I do NOT want it back.

I planned on making a really good, pretty healthy lunch for work this week and then I went and got sick so I haven't ended up eating it. Sad I was going to do a whole wheat bagel thin with a lite swiss Laughing Cow wedge spread on it with some turkey breast and a sliced granny smith apple for a sandwich and I did a shredded carrot and sliced cucumber salad dressed in rice vinegar as my crunchy side instead of chips. It sounded so yummy so I'm pretty bummed. I hate being sick.

A couple weeks ago I made up a batch of soup that was kind of like a minestrone that came out really good. I did zucchini, white beans, ground turkey, celery, carrots, onions, whole wheat mini shells, low sodium tomato juice, low sodium vegetable stock and lots of spices. It became kind of stew like when I added the shells but it was sooooooooo good. I just added a small sprinkle of parm on each serving. Super yummy.

craftylittlemonkey, last summer my mom and I managed to convince the boys in our house (68 & 41 - haha) that they'd like quiche. They decided it was "a girl food" and then proceeded to eat half of it! lol What we did instead of the typical cream and lots of egg was we used egg whites, 1 whole egg, some reduced fat shredded mozzarella and reduced fat cottage cheese with lots of veggies with a sprinkle of parm on the top and a reduced fat crust. Came out awesome.
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« Reply #122 on: January 19, 2012 10:46:01 PM »

So I was hanging out at my mom's house today (cuz... that's what you do when you're 21 and unemployed, haha), and she was making lunches for my dad for the week. I sat down to a bowl of it, and then proceeded to DEMAND the recipe (this coming from the girl who isn't allowed in the kitchen for fear of burning the house down!).

1/2 cup bell peppers
1/2 cup onions
1 can of artichokes
1 bag of mushrooms (just the pre-sliced white or brown ones from the store)
1/2 bag of meatless meatballs (vegetarian. just sub in normal meatballs for the carnivores)
1/3 bag of penne noodles (or whatever)
1 jar of ragu
2 heaping tablespoons basil pesto

Bell pepper and onions in the pan first, add a little drizzle of olive oil, add the artichokes and mushrooms. Meatballs cook in the microwave at the same time. Noodles cooking in boiling water. When the noodles are ALMOST done, drain and transfer to the veggie pan, then add the sauce and basil pesto. Warm for a minute and done!

She says the reason she hates making pasta is because it's all carbs. So by bulking up the sauce with edible stuff instead of just spices, you need less pasta, and you still feel full. I ate a small bowl of it, and I really wanted to go back for seconds (and thirds and fourths!!), but I resisted because it was my dad's lunches for the week... Now I just have to convince the man-child in my house that veggies are good and that he should make them for me (cuz I still don't cook!).
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« Reply #123 on: January 20, 2012 12:29:32 AM »

I planned on making a really good, pretty healthy lunch for work this week and then I went and got sick so I haven't ended up eating it. Sad I was going to do a whole wheat bagel thin with a lite swiss Laughing Cow wedge spread on it with some turkey breast and a sliced granny smith apple for a sandwich and I did a shredded carrot and sliced cucumber salad dressed in rice vinegar as my crunchy side instead of chips. It sounded so yummy so I'm pretty bummed. I hate being sick.

Welcome! That sandwich sounds really yummy! I think I might be out of Laughing Cow, it's such a good staple. We get a 4 pack at Costco!
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« Reply #124 on: January 20, 2012 11:20:48 AM »

Do they have the light ones at Costco, Mare?? I put those on everything!
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« Reply #125 on: January 20, 2012 11:22:09 AM »

Yep the Laughing Cow Light! It's a good price!
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« Reply #126 on: January 22, 2012 10:07:50 AM »

I did pretty good last week! Even though I was snowed in for most of the week, I ate salads and cereal and smoothies, and made my dinner almost every night. I went to a friends house where I pigged out a little, and then went and got a salad from the cafe down the street for dinner on Friday. Yesterday I went skiing, and ate half a veggie sandwich for lunch, and tomato soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner - not the most healthy, but not a huge binge either.

Today, I am going to inventory my fridge and get my meal plan together for next week.

My goals for this week are the same as last week: eat breakfast at home every day, and bring my lunch to work every day. -EDIT- Oh, and also not to weigh myself again until next Sunday. I get a little scale-crazy sometimes, and it never leads to anything good.
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« Reply #127 on: January 22, 2012 01:02:46 PM »

I had a bad week since I've been sick Sad Last night I literally ate a bag of cheesy popcorn and a candy bar for dinner. No wonder I feel so gross today.

Hoping to make some chicken soft tacos for dinner tonight and then make plans for the leftovers I have for the rest of the week. The only good thing that came out of my cold was a nice big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup.
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« Reply #128 on: January 23, 2012 08:43:30 PM »

How's everyone doing with their goals? I have to admit I've had a hellish week, due to personal stuff and my eating/exercise/goals have suffered (disappeared). Nothing to do but start over again though, right? I'm going into my MFP log and making a template type outline of basic meals/snacks so I have something to stick to.
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« Reply #129 on: January 23, 2012 08:45:47 PM »

Health prompt for this week:

What is one small habit you are going to work on changing for a healthier one this week? Maybe you drink a lot of soda and are going to replace one soda a day with a glass of water. Maybe instead of a bag of chips at lunch you will have an apple on the side.




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