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I wanted something different for a quick dinner for one this week. I always keep cooked boneless chicken breasts in the freezer. So I chopped one,put it on a small wrap (I used a whole wheat tortilla wrap - about 60 calories) with about a quarter cup of part skim mozzarella cheese (less works too -- it's really to your taste) and a couple of tablespoons of tomato sauce. I toasted it in the toaster oven til the cheese melted. It was delicious.
I love Greek yogurt but can't get used to eating the plain variety. Recently while in the Amish Country in Pennsylvania I bought something called pumpkin butter (it doesn't contain butter -- it's more like a pumpkin pie filling) I add a tablespoon of this to my plain Greek yogurt and it's delicious. And the calorie count is no higher than if I were to eat the vanilla flavor. Sometimes I add a sprinkle of cinnamon.
I walk every day and track my mileage on the fitness tracker. I noticed today that's I'd walked a total of 90 miles so far in 2012! So I used the map function to see where i might have ended up if I'd done it as one walk! I live in central New Jersey and I'm well on my way to my favorite shore vacation spot! It's a little incentive to keep adding mileage and fun to see just how far (literally) I've come.
I add a serving of veggies to my day and brighten up my lunch by making healthy coleslaw with pre-made coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots but NO mayo) and adding my favorite fat free vinaigrettte. This with a sandwich of chicken on a whole wheat sandwich thin and some carrots is my go-to weekday lunch. I add grapes for dessert and that's three fruit/veggie servings! .
Since I bring breakfast, lunch and snacks to work each day, I enter everything I've brought when I log into Sparkpeople first thing in the morning. I also enter what I've planned for dinner. That gives me a good view of my day and sometimes encourages me to change the menu (swap string beans for corn at dinner or skip the potato), reminds me whether I've gotten my fruits and veggies, and shows if I have room for an extra snack.
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