Hi All –
I really did enjoy my morning today – having forty minutes to enjoy before I had to start getting ready for work was really wonderful. I enjoyed coffee, the paper, and Conan – who could want for much more??
But guess what? I was not hungry for breakfast so early in the morning… so I prepared my breakfast and brought it to work with me. I thought I had a great breakfast planned – but after the first bit of it, I did not need the second part, so I saved it for a mid-morning snack.
I have been doing “intuitive eating” these days, so I really only eat when I am hungry.
Breakfast Part I:
a light multigrain English muffin with a teaspoon and a half of peanut butter. All total about 166 calories.
I could not believe that this filled me up for about three hours! I think it was the combo of the protein and fat in the peanut butter and the whopping 8 grams of fiber in the English muffin!
Breakfast Part II was 145 calories. All together this would have been a normal breakfast at 315 or so calories… I wonder why I wasn’t hungry this morning… but I think it was perhaps the new schedule of getting up earlier!
Lunch was at around 12:45 this afternoon… a wonderful piece of quiche and a salad with balsamic vinegar. This was sooo good. I am so glad that I thought up this combo!
My Light Quiche might not be pretty, but it is good!
I also enjoyed a Fresca with lunch:
Tonight I wrote out the quiche recipe and calculated the calories to see if it really was sort of a lighter version of traditional quiche. Here is the recipe:
- one Pilsbury pie crust (when I’m making a quick weekday quiche I do not have time to make my own crust!)
- three egg whites
- one egg
- 1 cup steamed broccoli, chopped
- 1/2 cup of red pepper, chopped (I used raw red pepper – but you could use roasted or whatever your favorite kind of peppers are!)
- 5 slices of turkey bacon, crispy and chopped
- 2 cups of Cabot 50% light cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup of whole milk
- 2/3 cup of 1% milk
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
I sprinkled the bacon, pepper and broccoli at the bottom of the pie crust and then sprinkled the cheese over the first mixture.
In a medium sized bowl I mixed the egg whites, whole egg and milk products with a whisk.
Then I added a few spices: garlic and onion powder, cayenne pepper (use sparingly if you are not a fan of hot and spice – a little goes a long way) and fresh ground pepper. I don’t usually measure spices out – just use how ever much you want! Whisk the spices into the mixture.
Once mixed, pour into the pie crust.
I then put the pie plate onto a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil – just in case the mixture over flows. Mine didn’t – thank goodness!
I set the timer for 45 minutes, but it was not quite ready and kept it in for a few more minutes… 49 total. When you take the quiche out let it cool for a few minutes, it will be less runny. 🙂
I figured that I could get at least nine servings out of this quiche (the usual serving is 8 – and I am eating a little less). After calculating the ingredients, adding everything up and then dividing by 9 here is the breakdown:
One serving of the quiche is 210 calories, 11 grams of fat and 14 grams of protein. I did not break down the fat and I did not calculate carbs because the natural make up of the quiche would not tend to be too high in carbs. I was surprised to see that the calorie count and fat calculations were so low for a quiche. I feel like this can be catagorized as a “light quiche”.
OK – back to the daily recap! After lunch I did not eat again until dinner which was around 7pm. This was shocking to me! But I had a lot going on after work. My very good friend Stephanie was coming over for dinner which meant I had to clean the house! I started cleaning last night, and still had a bit to do including throwing a load of laundry in, doing some dishes, dusting, etc. It was great to be active for the first hour and a half of being home! I also walked to our local pet store to get Daisy more Science Diet wet food.
Once Steph arrived we discussed dinner while drinking ice water… it was hot and we were both thirsty! We decided to order pizza from one of my local favorites – Sweet Tomatoes! We decided to order a medium pizza with fresh basil and fresh garlic added on… what a fantastic combo! I love Sweet Tomatoes because it is Neapolitan pizza and thin crust. It is so fresh and wonderful! I started with two pieces and went back eventually for a third!
After dinner, Steph and I went for a nice walk around my neighborhood… it was a beautiful summer-like evening and we really enjoyed being outside. 🙂
Well, that about wraps up the day. I’m now going to prepare my coffee for the morning… fingers crossed that I’ll be able to wake up early again tomorrow!
See you then!