Today was definitely a good day. Woke up at noon and weighed-in before doing our EA Active workout. We both lost weight!!! Lisa lost 2 lbs, and I lost 7!!! At this rate, we should be able to lose all the weight that we gained over the last 4 months in about 3 weeks.
This salsa is great. It’s important to roast all the ingredients on the grill or in a pan (except for the cilantro). It includes 5 tomatillos, 3 tomatoes, 3 jalapenos, 1 onion, a bunch of cilantro, 2 cloves of fresh garlic, salt, pepper, and some lime juice.
The low-carb tacos were just ground beef (sauted in the fresh roasted salsa) on top of cheesy low-carb tortillas sitting on a bed of romaine lettuce. We garnished them with avacado and pico de gallo.
We had this last night. IT WAS AWESOME.
lettuce (we used spinach for the one in the picture), tomato, ground beef, bacon, onions, jalapenos, sharp cheddar, guacamole, pickles, and anything else you can possibly think of!!!
The cool thing about this is that you don’t have to waste a lot of time forming burger patties. Just brown some ground beef and scoop that on top as your burger. This was a real treat as far as low-carb diets go, and if we lose enough weight to start eating carbs again – this would still be a good alternative if we don’t have any hamburger buns. We grilled the onions and the jalapenos together for a nice spicy/sweet topping. You can see them on top.
Woke up early and got in some EA Active before enjoying eggwhite omelettes. Also managed to run a mile before enjoying an Everything Salad for dinner.
This is all the stuff we crammed into the everything salad:
Cabbage, Lettuce, Spinach, Tomatoes, Carrots, Celery, Green Peppers, Onions, Jalapenos, Cilantro, Grilled Chicken, Salami, Pepperoni, Bacon Bits, Extra Sharp Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan Cheese, McCormick’s Supreme Salad Seasoning, Olive Oil, Vinegar, and our own special salad spices (to be listed in a later blog).
We got our Wii working again! Which means, we were finally able to do our first weigh-in. 😦 Lisa weighed in at 130 lbs, and I (Brian) weighed in at 215 lbs. Lisa gained a mere 5 lbs, but I gained over 20!
For Easter, we had an AWESOME ham. Although, it wasn’t very low-carb. We soaked the ham in water and apple juice overnight. Then, we cooked the ham at 325 degrees for about 2 and a half hours wrapped up in foil with unsweetened apple juice poured over it. Finally, we pulled it out of the oven, unwrapped the foil, covered it in dijon mustard, covered that with brown sugar, drizzled honey on top, and slip it back in the over for about 30 – 45 minutes. Check out the picture.
We had Mediterranean Roast Turkey Breast for dinner on Saturday. Grilled Zuchini dipped in olive oil and sprinkled with black pepper and galic salt were the side – you can see them in the pictures.
We used the following recipe to make the turkey (minus the olives – Lisa doesn’t like them):
- 1 (4 pound) boneless turkey breast, trimmed
- 1/2 cup chicken broth, divided
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives
- 1/2 cup oil-packed sun dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning (such as McCormick’s®)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- Place turkey breast, 1/4 cup chicken broth, lemon juice, onion, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, Greek seasoning, salt, and pepper in the crock of a slow cooker. Cover; cook on Low for 7 hours.
- Combine the remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth and the flour in a small bowl; whisk until smooth. Stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for an additional 30 minutes.
Today was officially the first day of our new diet, and we started out with a low-carb pizza, a mile run around the outside of our apartment complex, and taking fatty photos. We were going to weigh-in on our Wii-fit board, but it turns out our Wii is broken! 😦 So, we’re going to have to buy a new one soon to weigh-in and start using EA Active.
The low-carb pizza was awesome, and we’re definitely going to make this one again.
A Whole Zuchini
A Whole Tomato
A Whole Green Pepper
Half of an Onion
Quarter Cup of Spinach
Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese
Light Alfredo Sauce
It’s pretty simple, just cover the bottom of your oven safe (pan or pans) with the alfredo sauce, cover that with shredded mozzarella cheese, spread pepperoni on top of that, and then pile on all of the vegetables! Then, bake it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
Welcome to our new food blog! We are busy professionals on a low-calorie diet, and we’re going to use this blog to share our meals and experiences with you. Hopefully, this will be a daily blog featuring picures of our meal, and our experiences making and eating it. Also, we will feature our exercise experiences using the Nintendo Wii and other conventional methods of exercise. On the Wii, we’ll be using Wii Fit Plus and EA Active. Future blogs may include videos, such as instructional cooking videos and exercise videos.
Stay tuned and give us all your feedback!