Category Archives: My Dinners

5/17/11 dinner

Dinner Tuesday night was steamed broccoli (60 calories), about 6 ounces of homemade meatloaf (300 calories) with some ketchup (25 calories), and some leftover potatoes, carrots, and green beans from the night before (80 calories). Making this dinner total about 465 calories total.

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5/16/11 dinner

Dinner last night was a delicious meal cooked entirely in the slow cooker. And there was hardly any preparation required! Dinner was ready to be served as soon as I got home. All I did was place 2 frozen chicken breasts, a bag of frozen baby carrots, a bag of frozen green beans, and two cubed potatoes in my slow cooker, and drizzled my favorite Tuscan-herb flavored olive oil over the top. Everything came out so tender – and tasty! I am used to steaming my veggies, but slow cooking them brought out so much more flavor. Next time I’ll add some diced onions. This nutritious dinner totalled around 350 calories, and was very filling! 

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5/15/11 dinner

Dinner last night was Jason’s deli. I had my “usual”, the turkey wrap (360 calories) with fruit (40 calories), followed by dessert of chocolate soft-serve ice cream (300 calories). My calorie total for dinner was 700 calories. It’s a good thing I rode my bike to dinner!

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5/14/11 dinner

I had dinner last night while attending a work party. This party had a buffet-style dinner. (This weekend has involved more buffet-style meals than my usual weekend). They can be overwhelming, with all of the tasty options available, so it is important to approach buffets with a plan. If you don’t – you may very well end up with a plate loaded with rolls, pasta salads, and other high-calorie mixed dishes before you even know what happened. I’m certainly not suggesting one can not indulge in a few of their favorites, but it is easy to get carried away. My best tip: try to make your plate look like a dinner that you would serve at home, hopefully with a variety of lean protein and vegetables – not always the most popular dishes at a buffet table.

I had baked chicken, roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables, pasta salad, cucumbers with ranch dressing, and a roll for dinner. I had key lime tart, fresh strawberries, and a spoonful of smores casserole as dessert. Between the dessert plate (not a staple at my usual dinners) and dinner I probably consumed 1000 calories. It’s a good thing I am more active on weekends to burn off these extra calories!

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5/13/11 dinner

Dinner last night was at a wonderful local seafood restaurant. I had about 7 or 8 ounces of Cobia fish over a brown rice and vegetable mixture covered in a lemon, basil, and olive oil topping. This dish probably came to about 600 calories total. And was very tasty!

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5/12/11 dinner

Dinner Thursday was a Jason’s Deli Savvy chicken salad wrap. I didn’t have time to throw anything in the slow cooker Thursday morning, so I grabbed this on the way home from work. I really like Jason’s Deli, because it is fast food that really offers some healthier, low-calorie options. This wrap was great, with chicken, mayo, pineapple, and red onions. At only 320 calories for the wrap, and 100 calories for the apple.

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5/11/11 dinner

Dinner last night was Jason’s deli. I picked it up on my way home from the clinic. I had my “usual”, the turkey wrap (360 calories) with fruit (40 calories). Bringing my dinner (which happens to be one of my favorite meals) to 400 calories.

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5/10/11 dinner

Dinner last night was steamed broccoli (60 calories), roasted garlic puree for dipping (about 20 calories), about 6 ounces of homemade meatloaf (300 calories) with some ketchup (25 calories), and about 1/3 cup homemade cheesy potatoes made with baked potatoes, cheddar cheese, skim milk, and my favorite buttery spread: Bummel & Brown http://brummelandbrown.com/. The potatoes were about 100 calories for 1/3 cup. Making this dinner total about 505 calories total. 

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5/9/11 dinner

Dinner was about 5oz brisket cooked in the slow cooker (200-250 calories), a half cup baby carrots (30 calories), and 1 cup steamed broccoli (40 calories).

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5/8/11 dinner

Dinner tonight was Moe’s, where I got my usual 900 calorie nacho entree, but I only ate about half (okay, maybe a little more than half). I also rode my bike to the restaurant, which helped burn some calories!

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