......Ok not really..I still love them. So obviously I had a little mishap with the oats this morning. Instead of using the blender and having to clean it out I decided I would try the hand blender and instead clean that mess up. Brilliant idea if I may say so myself. Anyway, it was worth it, sorta, to get to this...Strawberry, banana, blended oats. In the microwave went 1/2 cup oats, small chunk of banana, and some plump ripe strawberries. Then into the blender it went with another plump strawberry, an egg white and some vanilla stevia. Then it went back into the micro. for 30 sec to thicken up. Sweet goodness in my mouth! I almost forgot I had a huge mess to clean up. Great start to a dreary, rainy day.
So rewind to last night and my healthy BBQ. Well the entire meal wasn't healthy but the BBQ definitely was! Bun and all for 250 calories per sandwich (even less for me bc I used a 50 cal. low carb tortilla). First, you just chop up 1 lb. of a lean steak in 3/4 inch cubes and place in a plastic container with lid or a Ziploc bag filled with 2 tbsp. whole wheat flour, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and an 1/8 tsp. onion powder. Shake until equally covered and place in fridge for at least 15 min. Place in hot pan and brown on all sides for about 1 min.Then you add 2tbsp liquid smoke and 3/4 cup beef broth, bring to a boil, set heat to low and simmer for 1 hr. to 1 1/2 hrs. or until meat falls apart with pressure from fork. During the last 5 min. or so of cooking the beef saute up some onions with Pam. When the meat is done cooking take out and place in bowl. I always add some of the left over broth from the pan. Shred with forks or fingers if you wish. Then add your favorite BBQ sauce to your preferred wetness. I used a diff. one for the little one bc the man and mine is a little spicy. Try to use a low sugar, low cal one that doesn't have all the fake stuff in it. I used the whole foods brand. Its by far the best I have had and it only has 20 cals per serving. Here's his plate. I made there fav. mac and cheese upon request for them. I served theirs on Arnold's Sandwich Thins.Here's my plate. I wanted seconds so bad but I held off and saved it for lunch today. No plans for the weekend. Maybe some much needed shopping. I think I have about $300 in gift cards that need to be spent.
Check out this great idea Abbie has for a blogger cookbook! I am gathering up recipes as we speak.
CONFESSION OF THE DAY: I have a phobia of restaurants. Its staring to get better but it did get to the point where I was almost having a panic attack when in them. I hate not knowing what they put in my food! I will never trust most of them! I think its sad how they deceive people with there ingredients. Why cant I just go out and get a piece of meat and veggies not smothered in oil, butter, or God knows what else they put on it??? Feel me?
A 25 yr. old stay at home mom (SAHM) that has a passion for all things healthy. I live just outside of Nashville in the town I grew up in. I have one beautiful little girl and a great husband. I enjoy cooking them healthy meals, taking care of them but also myself. I am crazy about oatmeal, peanut butter, eggs (not necessarily all together), working out and shopping!
What I Eat:
Extra Lean Ground Turkey, Chicken, or Beef (at least 95% lean)
Lean pork tenderloin
Beans (black,red, brown)
Whole wheat wraps
Oat Bran Hot Cereal
Rice Cakes (sometimes after work outs)
Tortillas (corn, rice, or spelt)
Wheat Bran (FULL of fiber, perfect for low carb plans)
Things I Avoid:
High fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, white flours, fake sugars, to much sugar,
Natural Nut butters with no added oil
and all the fruit and veggies I can get my hands on