1 slice of leftover veggie pizza, 5 pts, 250 calories
1 cup coffee, 0 pts, 0 calories
1 tbsp coffee creamer, 1 pt, 35 calories
BREAKFAST TOTALS: 6 pts, 285 calories
When I was a teenager I went and saw a registered dietician here in Reno. She told me something very interesting and unexpected. Leftover cold pizza makes a great breakfast. I thought she was joking but upon further examination, the idea didn't seem so ridiculous. As long as you don't go overboard with meats and cheese, its really not bad. One slice of traditional crust pepperoni pizza has about 250 calories and 10 grams of fat. Add all the veggies you want and you have protein and nutrients to start your day. Plus who doesn't love melted mozzarella? Make it at home with a whole grain crust and reduced fat cheese, and you're golden.
- 1 serving Mandarin Chicken, 6 pts, 310 calories
- Mandarin Sauce, 2 pts, 80 calories
- Broccoli Beef, 3 pts, 150 calories
- Mixed Veggies, 1 pt, 70 calories
- Fortune cookie, 1 pt, 32 calories
LUNCH TOTAL: 13 points, 642 calories
Crispy Oatmeal Cranberry cookies, 6 pts, 300 calories
Crystal Light, 0 pts, 0 calories
SNACK TOTAL: 6 pts, 300 calories
Crispy Coconut Chicken Tenders - 6 points, 298 calories
Mixed romaine salad - 1 pt, 20 calories
Lite Honey Mustard Dressing - 2 points, 90 calories
DINNER TOTAL: 9 points, 410 calories
1/2 cup non-fat frozen yogurt - 2 points, 110 calories
SNACK/DESSERT TOTAL: 2 pts, 110 calories
DAY TOTALS: 36 points, 1,747 calories
This park course behind my house has been a great source of exercise for my family and me. Today I took a mile-long walk up the trail and down the street back to my house. Beautiful scenery and calories destroyed!
This was my dinner. A huge salad of romaine and veggies topped with crispy coconut chicken fingers. The recipe is so simple. Find it at myrecipes.com. The chicken is dredged in flour, and then dipped in a buttermilk and egg mixture, rolled in coconut and then lightly pan fried in canola oil. I topped off the whole shebang with a lite honey mustard dressing. Easy meals like this make me jump for joy.
All in all, today was an easy day. I got to eat some great food, as well as some indulgent sweets, without overdoing it. I got some great exercise and got my heart rate up, and got to get some fresh air at the same time. Just remember, dieting does NOT need to be boring. There are so many amazing foods that you can eat. Cardboard just isn't an option, nor an excuse. Just get creative and do your research. The internet is the perfect tool. If you're unsure about an ingredient, or the nutrition information at one of your favorite restaurants, google it! I'm still in the process of editing some videos to post, so stay tuned. Goodnight and good luck! Check out the Grammys!