Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday food pics and calories

Sunday breakfast:
3/4 cup eggbeaters with 1 cup spinach, 1 big mushroom, 2 scallions and 1 Tbsp 2% grated cheddar plus an orange - 185 calories

Lunch - 1 WW sandwich thing, 1 Morningstar Farm Griller, 1 triangle LC lite cheese spread on bread, carrot, lettuce, tomato and onion slices; plus 1 cup Chobani strawberry yogurt and 2/3 c frozen straberries - 475 calories

Dinner was 1 artichoke with 1 Tbsp melted butter, salad with 1 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette, homemade stuffed pepper with brown rice, turkey sausage, veggies and tomato sauce, calorie estimate 666 - Note large Starbucks coffee. This was with a double shot because otherwise I'd never have made it up last night to watch the Lois Wilson Story about the founder of Alanon, whose husband was the co-founder of AA. (a little aside there!)

Dessert of cottage cheese and strawberry preserves - 125

Total for Sunday - 1451

I made a big pan and a half of homemade stuffed peppers yesterday that are just delicious. I used 4 colors of peppers and par boiled them to tenderize them before stuffing, and then cut them in half. The stuffing has low fat turkey breakfast sausage, chopped up carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and spinach. Then I added 1 1/2 cups of brown rice, about a cup of tomato sauce and a few good splashes of Worcestershire sauce and mixed it all together. I spooned the mix into the prepared peppers, then topped with more tomato sauce and W. sauce mixed, and sprinkled parmesean over it all. Baked at 350 for 30 minutes. This made enough to take 4 half peppers to my friend who had the double knee replacement, and left us with this:
Before covered with sauce and baked: And after:
If I was home alone, I'd have made this without the turkey sausage or any meat. It's a great vegetarian dish when meat is left out. I've put garbanzo beans in the rice mix to protein it up a bit. Also have added cut up asparagus, broccoli - whatever's on hand. Definitely a winner.


  1. Looks very yummy ! I have not made stuffed peppers in years, and your post reminded me of a recipe I have in my files for stuffed peppers with a lentil Bulgar filling, and I should plan on making these in the near future.

  2. Yummy food, Leslie. Those peppers look amazing. Darnit all, I wanted to see that movie, but forgot all about it. I'll be interested in everyone's reaction.

  3. Oh I love stuffed peppers......soooooo good! :)

  4. I wish you lived nearby so I could come over for a stuffed pepper! I'm really enjoying your food journal.

  5. Everything looks so delicious.

  6. Can I come over? Your food loods super yummy!

  7. Leslie - love the pictures of your eats!! I just love stuffed peppers, but I prefer a bit of meat! :D

  8. I have not had stuffed peppers for years. My mother use to make them when I was a kid and I loved the filling.

    You are doing so well with your food choices. Lots of color,variety and healthy eats.

    Is taking photos helping you?

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  10. Hi Leslie. I have to say your food is looking fabulous! Well done!

    Bearfriend xx