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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Recipe: Mini Breakfast Pizza

I've been dying to make a breakfast pizza with an over easy egg on top.  I had some whole wheat flat bread (from Trader Joe's) and decided to make the perfect individual pie.  This recipe was super easy and I used a lot of the ingredients I had bought to make my greek salad earlier in the week.  Can't wait to make this more often, or make for friends for brunch!

Mini Breakfast Pizza

1 whole wheat flat bread (try Middle Eastern Flatbread from Trader Joe's)
Sliced sugar plum tomatoes (add as many as you wish)
1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsely
1 tbsp sliced shallots (or red onions)
1 tbsp olive oil (I used Garlic flavored olive oil)
2 tbsps shaved parmesan cheese (I don't feel guilty for adding more since parmesan is pretty low cal!)
1 egg

Spread olive oil on flatbread.  Add shallots, sliced tomatoes, parsely and parmesan cheese.  Crack egg in center of flatbread.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bake in a baking sheet on 450 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until egg is cooked.  (I cooked the egg over easy so it runs when you slice into it)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Recipe: Strawberry & Almond Butter Sandwich (200 calories and under)

I always crave something sweet after every meal and this little concoction tricks my brain into thinking I'm having some kind of strawberry cake! This recipe would actually make a really good breakfast since it covers your protein (almond butter), serving of fruit and a little bit of carbs to make your meal feel complete.

Strawberry & Almond Butter Sandwich

1 slice whole wheat sandwich thin (about 50 calories for 1 slice)
3-4 strawberries, sliced (about 20 calories)
1 tbsp Almond Butter (about 100 calories of good for you fats)

Toast sandwich thin and spread almond butter so it melts evenly.  Top with sliced strawberries. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's in my fridge? : Week of 6/20

I tend to do my food shop on the weekends and plan out my meals for the week.  Actually, I'm pretty obsessed about writing down my menu for the week and have a couple of standard items I re-stock each week. Here's a peak at some of my fridge must-haves:

1. Mango Butter (Trader Joe's)
2. Blue Diamond Almond Butter
3. Fage Fat Free Greek yogurt 
(goes perfectly with a tbsp of mango butter!)
4. Bowl of fresh fruit with mint (top on yogurt or eat as dessert)
5. Eggs (usually hard-boiled or use for fritattas
6. Organic cherry tomatoes (Trader Joe's)
7. Frozen Dover Sole (Trader Joe's) defrosting in the fridge for dinner
8. Individually portioned Greek salads I made for lunch during the week
9. Middle Eastern whole wheat flatbread (Trader Joe's) goes great with hummus or a quick almond butter and mango butter dessert sandwich! yum!

Recipe: Bathing Suit-Friendly Greek Salad

Happy official first day of summer!  I always crave Greek Salads during this time of year a) because it's cool and refreshing and b) it's easy on the calories and bathing suit-friendly!  I added some mint and flat-leaf parsley to brighten up the flavors! Enjoy!

Bathing Suit-Friendly Greek Salad
1 cup Organic mini cherry tomatoes (sliced in halves)
1 cup cucumber (diced)
1/2 cup red onion (sliced thick or to your liking)
2 tbsps Fat Free Feta
2 tbsps Extra Virgin Olive Oil (use the good kind)
chopped mint leaves (to taste)
chopped flat leaf parsley (to taste)
Squeeze half a lemon
Salt and pepper to tast

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Sprinkle feta on top and serve.  *Make a big batch early in the week and portion out for a healthy lunch all week long.  Serve with 1/2 a whole wheat pita.