Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Time to blog!!!!  So this week I lost another 4.4 lb.  19.2 lb. total!  I reached my first goal, which was to fit into my XL lab coat with it buttoning all the way down!  My next goal is to be able to sit with it buttoned and get my gloves out of my pocket! It's not far behind! Everyone at work keeps telling me I need to get new scrubs because mine are falling off me now.  It feels good!

A lot of people have been asking about my spaghetti squash casserole recipe so without further ado...

Mock Savory Kugel (Spaghetti Squash)
Slightly adapted from Diabetic Living Online

3 cups Spaghetti Squash, cooked (6 Greens)
1/2 cup Egg Beaters (1/4 Lean)
3/4 cup or 3 oz 2% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese, divided (3/4 Lean)
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp Onion Powder (1/2 Condiment)
1/8 tsp Salt (1/2 Condiment)
Dash of Pepper

Cook spaghetti squash by microwave or by oven. Here is a spaghetti squash tutorial if you never made spaghetti squash before using the microwave. You can also bake it by slicing the squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds and strings. Place both halves, cut side down, in a shallow baking pan and bake about 30 minutes until tender at 350 degrees. Cool slightly. Use a fork to scrape all the flesh out of the spaghetti squash. Place squash flesh in a large bowl. Measure 3 cups or 465 grams of spaghetti squash and place in a medium bowl. Reserve the rest for another use.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a casserole dish with non stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, except 1/4 cup or 1 oz of cheese. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Pour contents into prepared casserole dish. Bake for 25 minutes. Add remaining cheese to the top of casserole. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let set for 15 minutes. Serve warm. Don't forget to add 1/2 of a lean to complete your lean and green meal such as 3.5 oz of fish or shrimp, 3 oz of chicken or 2.5 oz of beef or pork!
2 Servings with 1/2 Lean, all your Greens, and 1 Condiment per serving

*Note: If you do not want to add cheese, then you will need to add 7/8 of a lean to your lean and green meal. Examples are 6.12 oz of fish or shrimp, 5.25 oz of chicken, or 4.37 oz of beef or pork.
Last night Roy and I went to Red Lobster for dinner.  I was faced with a bit of a predicament because what was on the dining out guide list was no longer on the menu.  So, I made an educated decision and got the shrimp scampi, broccoli and a side salad.  My coach was very proud of me!  But in all truth I almost ordered the coconut shrimp and cheated  on my diet.  I'm proud of me too! 

I took my two week pictures, not to big of a difference in appearance, but definitely a difference in the way I feel!  


I made some savory spicy chicken.  I cooked the chicken in the frying pan with 1 T. Canola oil, seasoned with seasoning salt and garlic powder and green chilies!  Very yummy!  With a side of leftover spaghetti squash casserole.  

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