Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day One hundred and eighty-four

Dinner: Oriental express (chicken and veggie stir-fry over chow mein noodles; recipe: Annabel Karmel) and peaches. I made a double batch of this dish last week and froze one. Usually we don't eat the frozen meal so soon, but it was a perfect no-cook dinner for tonight.

Day One hundred and eighty-three

Dinner out at my MILs.

Day One hundred and eighty-two

Trip to NYC- Chipotle for dinner!

Day One hundred and eighty-one

Breakfast: Yogurt parfaits- vanilla yogurt, blueberries and strawberries, and granola.

Lunch: Spinach pizza bagels on whole grain bagel thins, steamed broccoli, and sliced pears.

Day One hundred and eighty

Heath chocolate chip cookies (whole grain)

Ground chicken breast, with pureed butternut squash, seasoned to be used in tacos/burritos. After this was cooked, I split it into two packages and froze both for future dinners. This wasn't for tonight's dinner, but since I was already browning ground chicken, I figured I'd cook it all and save myself some steps next time.

Baked ziti, with ground chicken breast, pureed yellow squash, and low-fat ricotta and mozzarella. One was for that night's dinner, and I froze the other.

Dinner: Baked ziti, steamed broccoli, blueberries, and bananas.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day One hundred and seventy-nine

Lunch: Pizza (fresh water mozzarella, spinach, and marinara on a whole wheat sandwich thin), baby carrots, cut-up apples and grapes.

Dinner: Orient express (chicken and veggie stir-fry; recipe: Annabel Karmel), and fresh strawberries.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day One hundred and seventy-eight

Dinner: Breakfast for dinner. Pumpkin whole grain waffles (these were leftover from the big batch I made over the weekend; I froze two sets of them for future use), egg/egg white spinach and cheese omelets, cut-up apples and pears.
My daughter's plate... she was proud of how she arranged her waffles. :)

Day One hundred and seventy-seven

Dinner: Teriyaki salmon, vegetarian spring rolls (I didn't make the spring rolls, they came from a local chinese restaurant), steamed broccoli, and egg drop soup (also take-out).

Day One hundred and seventy-six

Dinner: Turkey hot dogs on whole grain thin/buns, steamed broccoli and carrots, cantaloupe, and grapes.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day One hundred and seventy-five

Breakfast: Oat bran blueberry applesauce muffins (recipe: Hodgson Mill) and fruit salad. My husband put some chocolate chips on the top of his, but they were really good even w/o the chocolate.
Dinner: We ate dinner at our friend's house, and brought this over: Fresh steamed broccoli and baby carrots, with a buttermilk-ranch dip (with pureed white beans; recipe: Deceptively Delicious).

Day One hundred and seventy-four

Breakfast: Scrambled egg and egg whites, shredded cheddar, and baby spinach on a bagel thin.

Dinner: Over at my parents.

Day One hundred and seventy-three

Dinner: Sliced turkey, sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach, and melted cheese on a whole wheat sandwich thin; fruit salad (chunks of apple, pear, and grapes), baby carrots and red pepper. This is one of our "no cook" dinners, and I am working on integrating more of these into our busy nights.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day One hundred and seventy-two

Dinner: Pizza (fresh from Sam's club), steamed veggies, strawberries.

Day One hundred and seventy-one

Dinner: More leftovers. So many tidbits of meals from the last few days, it was like a new meal. Love that.

Day One hundred and seventy

Dinner: Leftover smorgasbord.

Day One hundred and sixty-nine

Apologies for the delinquent posts... I have an injured husband and daughter, which means I'm online less, and cooking less. Lots of leftovers and quick meals here!

Dinner: Pulled chicken (with pureed butternut squash and caulflower; Crockpot; Recipe: Sneaky Chef) on a Ciabatta roll, green beans, and sliced pears.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Day One hundred and sixty-eight

Breakfast: Pumpkin whole grain waffles (with wheat germ and flax seed), scrambled egg whites with spinach, and sliced pear. I made a double batch of these waffles and froze two breakfast's worth for future mornings.

Dinner: Chicken fried (brown) rice (recipe: Cooking Light), steamed broccoli, and fresh pineapple.

Day One hundred and sixty-seven

Dinner: Chicken parmesan (made by my awesome friend Jill, who sent this over since my husband is home with a back-injury), whole grain spaghetti with broccoli rabe, and fresh strawberries.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Day One hundred and sixty-six

Lunch: Garden vegetable soup with mini ravioli.

Before: Eggplant spinach rollatini. I made this a few weeks ago, and froze an extra. I thought it looked pretty neat from the bottom.

Dinner: Eggplant spinach rollatini, whole grain pasta with tomato alfredo sauce, steamed broccoli, and sliced pear.

Dessert: Milkshakes (ice cream machine) made with skim milk.

Day One hundred and sixty-five

Breakfast: To-die-for-blueberry muffins (allrecipes.com) with fresh pineapple. I made these with whole wheat pastry flour and some applesauce instead of oil, and they were still yummm.

Dinner: Turkey breast (leftover from the crockpot turkey) on ciabatta rolls with melted cheese, steamed mixed veggies, and sliced pear. Teri, notice the small plate. :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day One hundred and sixty-four

Dinner: Turkey breast (leftover from the crockpot turkey from a few days ago), baked potato with broccoli and cheese, steamed broccoli, and fresh strawberries.

Day One hundred and sixty-three

A night off! My parents brought over dinner from the diner, and there was no cooking. :)

Day One hundred and sixty-two

I didn't actually cook this, but, as I was taking pictures of the pureed broccoli, my daughter wanted in on the action. She displayed a Laughing Cow cheese, and her hand was too cute to resist.

Purees for the freezer: Broccoli. My parents had a big bag of fresh broccoli that was a little past its prime but still usable, and this was the best thing I could think of for it. It was either this, or soup, and this seemed more useful.

Dinner: Rotisserie chicken, wild rice, fresh broccoli, and pears. My MIL brought over dinner, and I promised she'd be featured here. ;)

Day One hundred and sixty-one

Breakfast: Strawberry blueberry smoothies.

Shredded yellow squash, for the freezer. This is great for putting into quesadillas, meatloaf, and spaghetti sauce.

My husband's dinner: Steak, bread and butter, grapes, and steamed carrots. I think I had leftover chicken, as I don't partake in beef.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day One hundred and sixty

Breakfast: Cream of wheat with maple syrup and fresh strawberries.

Lunch: Spinach omelet on whole grain bagel thin with fresh strawberries.

Dinner: Turkey breast in a white wine sauce (crockpot; Recipe: Make it Fast, Cook it Slow), mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, steamed yellow squash sticks, and grapes.

Day One hundred and fifty-nine

Lunch: Another batch of garden vegetable soup, this time with mini ravioli.

Dinner: Turkey meatball "parm" sandwiches (with green veggie puree; Recipe: Sneaky chef), fresh baby spinach, and orange slices. These were from a batch of meatballs I'd made a while back and frozen. This evening I did a quick defrost (a last minute doctor's appt prevented making dinner as planned), and threw it together on whole wheat bread with marinara and light mozzarella.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day One hundred and fifty-eight

Vanilla yogurt, ala Frugal girl (cooler method).

Kale, sprinkled with olive oil and kosher salt, ready to go into the oven.

Kale chips, fresh out of the oven.

Dinner: Chicken balls (with grated carrot and apple; Recipe: Annabel Karmel), kale chips, brown rice pilaf (with pureed cauliflower; Recipe: Double Delicious), and cantaloupe.

Day One hundred and fifty-seven

Dinner: Chicken cheeseburgers on whole grain sandwich thins, homemade steak fries (leftover from the weekend), mixed vegetables, and cantaloupe.