There are few things I love as much as cheese. One of these few things, however, is garlic.
I’m the kind of person that nearly doubles the amount of garlic a recipe calls for because I feel like I can never get enough of it, and you can bet I always pair garlic bread with my pasta. This time,…
Part of my lunch for tomorrow. It smells amazing. I love fresh mozzarella.
Definitely loving my new Fit/Fresh lunch kits. It’s so much easier to pack my food now.
I have watch the next few days…and Manuel will be gone for some time this week. Yuck. I don’t like it when he has to goo away.
I have a huge love-hate relationship with breakfast sandwiches. I love their buttery goodness with the salty bacon and gooey cheese. I hate their calorie content. With my eating disorder, if I ever bought one and ate it that would be all that I ate. That’s how terrifyingly high in calories it would be for me. However, now in an effort to promote good self-image and diet I decided to start making my own ahead of time so that I would have them available for the next morning and not feel guilty about its nutrition. I know what’s in them and I can control what goes in one.
ENGLISH MUFFIN BREAKFAST SANDWICH (VEGETARIAN)
- 1 baby portabella mushroom, chopped
- 1 small tomato, diced
- ¼ cup spinach leaves
- 5 Thomas lite english muffins
- 1 cup 100% egg whites
- 5 Morningstar bacon/sausage
- 5 slices of cheese (your choice)
- Pam spray
- Wax paper
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Place bacon/sausage on baking sheet
- Mix egg whites, mushroom, spinach, and tomato together in a bowl. Add salt and pepper if desired.
- Prep a muffin tin with Pam spray and pour egg mix into 5 of the slots. Ensure that the mix is evenly distributed among the slots.
- Place both muffin tin and baking sheet in the oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Watch the bacon & egg to make sure you don’t burn the bacon and that the egg cooks thoroughly. Adjust time depending on how the items are doing in the oven.
- Remove the items once thoroughly cooked. Cut 5 sheets of wax paper and prepare labels.
- Toast english muffins. Assemble the sandwich. I placed the cheese first, followed by the bacon/sausage, and egg. Press the sandwich down to flatten slightly.
- Wrap the sandwich with the wax paper and tape it closed. Flip the wrapped sandwich over and tape the label onto it. Repeat this process for each sandwich.
- Place sandwiches in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat them, just microwave it for 3-5 minutes.
I made enough for 5 days. I made an extra one with regular sausage just in case my husband would like one in the morning.
I was very pleased with the results. Granted, I haven’t had one yet but I will tomorrow morning. They smelled amazing, though. I’d like to thank Taralynn of Undressed Skeleton for the recipe idea. It’ll definitely satisfy my sandwich craving!
Calorie Content: 236 (veggie bacon); 285 (veggie sausage); 307 (sausage)
Waiting at a coffee shop while my bones absorb the radioactive dye for the bone scan. Got to ride in today and it felt awesome.
So, since I can’t run until the bone scan is done and my leg heals up I’ve been trying new ways to maintain my cardio fitness.
My life right now: crutches, stretching band, and a water bottle.
I’ve taken up spin again. I wasn’t looking forward to doing it again since it wasn’t as exhilarating as running but I dove into it again. I usually go to the 6 AM class so I can get spin in before work but today I decided to go to the evening class. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the instructor was Lori, the spin instructor I liked when I was pregnant. It was a great class as expected. It was refreshing to have her as an instructor again.
After the class. Sweating up a storm feels great.
One of the perks of spin? High cardio = high calorie burn. Awesome!
Holy calorie burn, Batman!
I’ve delved in swimming for a bit. I forgot how much I dislike it but I was able to swim laps for about an hour. Still, swimming not my thing so I’ll stick to spin.
I miss running so much. I miss the solitude and the beautiful scenery I get to experience. Maybe I’ll try biking this weekend so I can get my nature fill.
Where I love to run.