I was feeling frisky this morning, so I decided to cook breakfast. I know, I laughed too. But I’m not sure if it’s considered cooking if you use the microwave. Anyways . . .
Spray a microwave safe bowl with Pam or some other cooking spray. Add some chopped up leftover veggies. I used onions, cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. I love me some good fungi!
Next, nuke the bowl for about 1 minute and 15 seconds or until the veggies are tender.
Fill the bowl about 1/2 to 3/4 full with egg whites and add some seasoned salt or regular salt & pepper.
COVER and nuke for another 2 minutes or until egg whites are firm. The cover part is very important if you don’t want egg-whites all over the microwave.
It took me about 6 minutes to do this whole thing – including taking pictures – and it was delicious. And if you’re feeling a little naughty you can sprinkle a little feta cheese on top. I didn’t today, but I won’t judge you if you do – we all know the magical allure of cheese. The only thing that could make this omelet better is if it were smothered in Lucky Charms.
This time I’ve made the photos a little bigger and added a description if needed. I also tried to put them in order. Please note, I did not always eat everything on my plate – nor did I have tortillas or chips with my fajitas. (I had to make that little disclaimer.) I think I ate too many berries with yogurt or low fat cottage cheese – It saved me, though, when I needed something sweet. I also did not lose or gain any weight. Which sucks, royally. But I am not deterred, next week I’m following the spartan diet with smaller portion sizes. How do you think I did?
I went out for my 20-mile run yesterday and only ran 8. This whole week I’ve had pain in my left foot – in the EXACT spot where I had a stress fracture before, and I’m a little freaked out about it. My philosophy has been that if I don’t post about it and ignore the situation completely, then my foot will magically get better. When I went to the doctor before and was diagnosed with a stress fracture, his response was “stay off it for six weeks”. I’m not at a point right now where I want to do that because I AM running a marathon in three weeks. So I guess I’ll keep pretending that I’ll magically get better. Is it better to run a marathon under-trained or with an injured foot? Woe is me.
But on to other things, this is the week I eat like a Spartan and become strong, thin and kind to all things big and small. So, just what do Spartans eat? Whole grains, veggies, a little fruit, low-fat dairy, lean protein and lots of coffee. I know for a fact that Spartans consume huge amounts of coffee, I don’t make these things up but we’ve all got to play by the rules.
I’ve started off my Spartan week with some yogurt, a handful of granola and a few almonds – plus a huge cup of coffee. Who am I to upset the Gods? If you’d like to join me in Spartan week, just take a picture of every meal and snack, or write it down, and post it next Monday, that way we can all be a loving and caring Spartan family together.
Oh, and FYI – this week of Januaryathon looked like this: Runner Susan = 21 miles and LOSER Amy = NOT 21 miles.
Hello. My name is Susan, and I’m a carboholic. It’s been 2 hours, 3 minutes and 49 seconds since my last bowl of pasta.
Yeah, I got some changes to make. I’m working on a new and improved
diet nutrition plan, doing some grocery shopping and next week I’m going to take pictures of my food again.
Of course, the biggest change is going to be not having pasta for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The next big change will be not eating out 4 or 5 times a week. Michael and I don’t travel a lot or take elaborate vacations; our entertainment is dining out and drinking wine.
And speaking of adult beverages, I drink about 4 or 5 glasses of red wine a week. That’s an easy fix; I’ll have 1 or 2 on date night only. And diet coke? Done. Gone. But the coffee? No way! No one is touching my coffee. I’d promise seriously naughty things to the person who kidnapped my coffee.
I also need to learn how to cook protein things other than chicken breast. I get so tired of chicken. Chickens are gross. Any animal that can live with its head cut off doesn’t deserve my constant digestion. Give me a slab of bacon over a chicken breast any day. How does sushi rank on healthy food scale? We are leaving for some delicious raw fish very soon, and I’d like to know that some tasty food could remain in my diet.
I saw this on Dooce today and it pretty much sums up how I feel about food. You could randomly substitute ranch dressing, chocolate syrup or cheese in place of bacon – it’s all the same thing!