Monday, October 27, 2014

Making Calories Count

What is a calorie?
I'm keeping an eye on what I'm eating and drinking to drop a few pounds. It's a lot tougher than it was a few years ago to see results, but I am making progress and the scales are slowly tipping in the right direction.

I am still eating the foods I love and allowing for occasions like wine and cheese tasting, occasional restaurant meals, and family feastsPlanning ahead and 'budgeting' for a bit of a splurge once or twice a week.

Not every meal I'm making at home is low-fat and low-cal, but I am trying to eat more consciously. So when I do indulge, I'm making the calories count! 

Baked Potato Breakfast
Bake potatoes ahead of time, then scoop out the potato to make a little bowl. Break an egg into the hollowed-out potato, then add a bit of cheese & tomato. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 20-25 minutes (or until eggs are whitened).  Top with parsley and crumbled bacon just before serving.
.. with Stuffed Portobello
Scoop out two portobellos & mix with some of the potato filling & olive oil. Stuff, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and top with grated parmesan. Salt and pepper to taste. Microwave 4 minutes.

Magnificent 'Mayonnaise' 


  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 3 tsp stevia
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 17 oz Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • pepper


Combine white vinegar, Stevia, Dijon mustard and whisk until evenly mixed. Slowly add Greek yogurt and stir until well mixed. Salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Spread on a sandwich and enjoy!

1 comment:

Dick Grannan said...

I have been wondering for years as to why my pants keep getting tight around the middle. Whoever thought it would be little creatures in my closet! Glad to hear you are beating them.