Friday, June 12, 2009


Whoo-hoo! You guys were right, I did indeed make up for last week; the scale showed a 2.4 pound loss! Just what I needed to get me motivated and on track!

This coming weekend presents a couple of challenges, we are celebrating another birthday (Beren's daughter) and I'll be making dinner and a cake for her. We are also attending a birthday party on Sunday, Madonna-themed and I've already heard about the decadence planned for that one! I'll just need to keep my wits about me, remember the number on the scale and how hard I have to work to get rid of those sweet treats and alcoholic concoctions.

To start the weekend off right, I'm going to be making a pasta dish from Hungry Girl tonight. I'll be using Shirataki noodles for my serving, whole wheat penne for the family as they aren't quite as fond of the miracle noodles as I am!

photo courtesy of Hungry Girl

Fettuccine Hungry Girlfredo Veggie Explosion!

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 151 calories, 4.5g fat, 407mg sodium, 20g carbs, 7g fiber, 7g sugars, 9g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute
1/2 cup small broccoli florets
1/2 cup red pepper chunks
1/2 cup large zucchini chunks
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese
1 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
2 tsp. reduced-fat grated parmesan-style topping
salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: garlic powder, chili powder

Place all the veggies in a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl with 2 tbsp. of water. Cover bowl and microwave for 2 - 3 minutes (until veggies are fully steamed and tender). Drain water and set aside.

Drain and rinse noodles well. Dry noodles thoroughly (use paper towels to soak up as much moisture as possible), and then use a knife or kitchen shears to slice them up a bit. Next, place noodles in a microwave-safe bowl, and top them with the cheese wedge, sour cream, and parm topping. Then microwave for one minute.

Stir well, and then microwave for one additional minute. Mix in the veggies, and season well with salt and pepper. If you like, add some garlic powder and/or chili powder. Enjoy!!


Now, off to the treadmill to keep those pounds off, I really need to make morning exercise a habit. Have a great day, TGIF!

P.S. 30 minutes on the treadmill, 224 calories burned.

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