Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 52 of 120

8 days of menus, today I picked #2.  It's cereal day!  What a choice!  Frosted flakes, Fruity Pebbles, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops, Cocoa Krispies...  Oh wait.  It says "not sugared kind goofy kids kind".  Hmmm...  Aw shucks, lets break out the Raisin Bran kids!  So it was cereal for breakfast.  I said I'd try to stick to the plan so I will but I don't like cereal for breakfast. It makes me more hungry.  My kids and husband eat it daily.  We usually have cardboard shredded wheat, multigrain cheerios and raisin bran at all times in the house.  Plus a few "sugared kind goofy kids kinds".  I so can't believe my kids eat shredded wheat, they totally didn't get that from me.  But yet we buy it in bulk at Costco.

So anyways, today's menu is cereal and banana for breakfast.  Skim milk and strawberry smoothies for snack.  Sandwich and fruit for lunch.  100 calorie something for snack.  Mexican fiesta for dinner and strawberries for snack.  I added all this up and I came to just over 1200 calories.  I can do that.  Actually, I tried to make up for yesterdays overage so I ate less for dinner and skipped the bedtime snack. I came in closer to 1000 calories for the day.

Okay, so I have to share this awesome recipe. I am backlogged on the recipe blog so it won't show up for a few weeks probably.  It is not on the Phase 5 menus of course so feel free to make it after, if you are a challenger. It seriously rocks. Healthy, simple, low calorie and delicious.

Black Bean & Pineapple Soft Tacos

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 can (20 oz) pineapple tidbits, drained
1 jar salsa (16 oz)
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chiles
1/4 cup minced cilantro
Whole wheat tortillas

Saute onion and pepper until soft. Add everything else, heat until warm.  Add cilantro last. 

This came to 820 calories without the tortillas.  This made 7 cups worth.  I put 1/2 cup on each 100 calorie whole wheat tortilla so each tortillas was 159 calories.  You can add lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, cheese or whatever but careful on calories. The 159 calories is just for the goo and the 100 calorie tortilla. I thought it was awesome as is, super flavorful, didn't need any cheese and you don't miss the meat at all.  So 2 wraps for 318 calories.  Nice.


  1. I loved the cold cereal day. Really I'd eat cold cereal all the time if I could. I did the egg day today but added some veggies to the egg and skipped one egg. Duck eggs are bigger so figured one is equal to two chicken eggs. A bit more filling and then didn't have the morning snack since I never have time for that anyways.
    Keep lossing Debbi. You are doing great. Take care and God Bless!!

  2. That sound sooo good!! I had Honey Nut Cheerios on my cereal day.

  3. All the talk about food makes me want to eat!! And its 11:00 pm!! LOL Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to try it. :)

  4. I eat Newman's Own Lightly Sweetened Honey Flax Flakes.. I like it .. very crunchy sometimes I toss in a little bit of my homemade granola for extra protein.. ( I add ground flaxseed to my granola.) .. sounds like you are doing fabulous though..


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