This is my second post for today, so if you're here to see the Pink Cat Studio Sneak Peeks, be sure to scroll down to the entry below this!
If you're part of the group that is joining me in the Pound for Pound Challenge though, you're in the right place! So tell me, how did you do this week? What were the highs, the lows? How much closer are you to reaching your goal?
The good news here is that I did fairly well this week with eating right, exercising daily (mainly strength training), and not eating late. I could do better with water, and we ate out one night at Applebee's. I had a sandwich, fries, and soup, and ended up gaining that night! OMG! I was so mad! The kicker was it didn't even taste that good to me. I hate it when that happens. All in all though, I've lost 4 lbs towards my 28 lb goal, so I don't think that's bad at all. I was actually down 6 lbs prior to that Applebee's incident, then bumped back up and had to work my way down again. UGH! I guess that's all part of real life though, right?
One of our participants, Pat, has agreed to share some of her favorite low fat recipes with us over the coming weeks. I haven't tried this one yet, but it sounds divine. I love tuna casserole, and can't wait to get to the grocery store to give it a whirl.
Baked Tuna Casserole
(from JoAnna M. Lund book)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can of cream of celery or mushroom soup -- (Pat says, "I have used both and both are just as good")
1/3 cup skim milk
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Kraft reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup (2.5-ounce jar) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup canned chopped pimiento
1 (6-ounce) can of white tuna, packed in water,drained and flaked
2 cups of hot cooked noodles
Preheat oven to 350
Spray an 8 by 8 baking dish with butter-flavored cooking spray. In large skillet sprayed with butter-flavored cooking spray,saut'e onion,green pepper 8 to 10 minutes or until tender.
stir in soup,milk,and cheese. stir until cheese is melted.
Add mushrooms,pimiento,and tuna. mix well
spread into baking dish
bake 25 to 35 minutes
divide into 4 servings.
Each serving equals:
257 calories,5gm fat,22gm protein,31gm carbohydrate,721mg sodium,2gm fiber
Diabetic: 2 meat,1 1/2 starch, 1/2 vegetable
Weight watchers: 5 Points
So, how did you do? Leave a comment and let us know!