Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Dinner and Protein Day? What to do...

Well, I am still trying to hit that goal weight, and I keep bouncing up a few lbs, down a few lbs.  So, back at it again.  Today is protein day.  I would really like to have some creamy potatoes, and a creamy side dish to go with my meat, but obviously if it is protein day, that cannot happen.

So, in honor of Easter, I'll be hard boiling some eggs and trying a new recipe for bacon jalapeno eggs.  I found it searching for some different kind of deviled eggs.  I'll be replacing the mayo with greek yogurt (got to keep it healthy right).  It sounds quite tasty, and I might throw a little cheddar cheese in as well. (YUM!)

It has been a long time since I hard boiled eggs to dye them and have an egg hunt.  I guess this is the next best thing.  Happy Easter.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Has it really been THREE YEARS?

Yes, it has been a LONG WHILE since I posted on this blog. That is what happens when you work a very full time job, right? It made me realize this my 3rd year in this job, and it has been 3 years since I had time to blog. Hmmm - interesting!  Well, I took today off (to work on taxes), and decided to start posting here again! I added a few photos from some of our sunny events. We are still searching for sunshine (and warmth).  Some things just do not change!

Today I want to post a link to a recipe that I love! Thanks to Janice from Dukanitout. You will note the recipes I post are a little healthier than the recipes I posted in the past. Since my last post, I've been on a healthy eating kick and working to keep weight where it should be. This website has been so valuable, and helped immensely as I have worked to maintain a healthy weight and healthy lifestyle. I hope it helps some of you who are working to do the same. (Remember those New Year's Resolutions?) This is one of my favorite websites and favorite dinners... Thanks Dukan It Out!  (For those of you who are on Dukan, this is a Protein Day meal!)

Turkey, Ham and Cheese Bake
1/2 small onion, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
1.25 lb ground turkey
1 T smoked Spanish paprika
4 oz lowfat ham, diced
1/4 cup low fat (or fat free) Swiss Cheese, shredded
3/4 cup egg whites
2 Laughing Cow wedges, low fat, French Onion or Garlic/Herb OR 3 Tbsp of fat free cream cheese
2 Tsp fat free greek yogurt
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup low fat or fat free sour cream

Brown onions and jalapeno in skillet sprayed with Pam olive oil spray for 5 minutes. Add the ground turkey and paprika. Cook until done, about 10 minutes. Drain meat mixture, stir in the ham and cheese and pour into a Pam sprayed casserole dish. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk eggs, Laughing Cow, and yogurt until smooth. Pour over meat mixture. Bake for 20 minutes, 350 degrees. Garnish with green onions and sour cream.