2/6/17 Yummy easy mini pizzas, cinnamon pita crisps, soy tuna burger, and no meltdown.


What’s full of colorful and crispy veggies, cheesy, and super easy? GimmeSomeOven’s veggie Pizza cupsI diced sweet peppers, tomatoes, green onions, yellow squash, broccoli, and carrots and used about 1/2 a tablespoon of cream cheese in the base of each wonton cup instead of pizza sauce. Then we each added our choice of toppings (everything for me) and a pinch of mozzarella on top. The veggies left are going on tomorrow’s pizza. Earlier in the day, I blanched all the veggies one at a time, except the tomatoes, and added that nutrient rich cooking liquid to the soup I had for lunch.


Breakfast was cinnamon pita crisps with berries. Directions for the pitas are posted under recipes – breakfasts.


For lunch I pureed the soup left from last night and made soy tuna burgers to go with it by mixing one can of tuna, one egg, about 1/4 cup oats, some diced veggies (one tablespoon each green onion and sweet peppers), one tablespoon soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon each sriracha and grainy mustard, a squirt of lemon juice, and pepper. This turned out yummy but salty. I let this sit a few minutes while I worked on the soup, then fried four small patties in one teaspoon of sesame oil. I ate two of the patties with the soup. Tigre loves tuna meals.


For exercise I did three sets of ten squats and a ten minute core workout from fitness blender. My weight plus an injured right rotator cuff  make getting up from the floor difficult, so I exercised on my bed. It worked just fine.

Last night I could have had a meltdown. My husband Elvis (really) works far enough away that we usually only see him on weekends, and missing him hits me harder some days, like last night. I had planned to make a big salad for myself for dinner after he left yesterday, but I was exhausted. I didn’t want to do any work – not even salad chewing. I wanted something easy and comforting. Had I not been so focused on my health and weight loss, thanks to sparkpeople articles and blogging, this emotional exhaustion could have prompted over consumption of fast food and/or ice cream. But I took a nap, then made vegetable soup. The soup was comforting, and didn’t require too much work prepping or chewing 😇.



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