Saturday, November 6, 2010

Good eating

I feel like I am getting on track. I am a little afraid to say that because as surely as I do, I will be off track. But hopefully by publicly saying this if I do get off track I will jump right back on track. Do I have you confused yet?

I have been eating pretty good the last half week. I brought my lunch to work - salad and the day I ate out I ordered fish. I didn't snack all day or gorge myself. I ate "healthy" food like a bagelthin, a little bit of peanut butter and a banana. I had a salad made with fresh vegs, pecans, feta cheese, and a little bit of chicken. I ate brown rice, chicken breast, small salad, and brocolli.  And I am completely satisfied.

I did have ambitions of trying to eat totally healthy and green and clean I think is what they call it. I am intrigued, but I don't think it will work for me. At least where I am at now in my  journey. So I try to incorporate healthy whole foods into my diet and make small changes. They are the ones that last anyhow.

So today when I went grocery shopping I was amazed that I hardly touched the inside aisles except for toilet paper (gotta have that), whole wheat pasta, canned tomatoes, black beans, and peanut butter. That is a change. It felt good. Then I went of my favorite websites and saw a couple of Roni's creations that had me experimenting. This is something like hers but I didn't have any spaghetti squash.

I layered this in an 8x12 pan and put in oven for 20-30 minutes.
Cooked whole wheat penne
Sprinked some low fat cheese (mozzarella and parmesan)
Cooked ground beef with can of tomatoes, black beans, corn, taco seasoning, and spinach on top of the cheese.
Sprinkle some more cheese and VOILA!

It is about 400 calories if you cut in 6 pieces and haven't figured out the Weight Watches points yet; I am thinking about 8 but not sure. It looks very filling. Here it is! Not sure it looks as good in the picture as it does in real life.

Here is the serving - pretty healthy serving.


  1. My husband and I loved it!!! very good and filling.

    By the way I ran 5 miles today! a personal best time for me too. So very happy and deserving of this comfort food.