Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WIAW: Baked Tilapia and Zucchini & Corn Fritters

Hello & Happy Wednesday!!!  Time to have a peek into my daily eats!

Peas and Crayons

Breakfast: Egg Sandwich

For breakfast over the last few months, there are few days when I don't want eggs for breakfast.  Today I had a whole wheat English muffin with a wedge of Laughing Cow Swiss cheese (35 calories for cheese is okay with meeee!), some avocado and an over easy egg.  Such a perfect sandwich!

Snack: Pear & Animal Crackers

For snack I had brought a pear, but then saw these (100 calorie) animal crackers in the I had both.

Lunch: Tuna Melt & Veggies

It was raining at lunch (meaning we did not walk the dogs like we usually do), so I took my time preparing some tuna melts.  I used those pre-made pouches of tuna from Starkist (there like 80-100 calories, depending on the flavor you get).  I made us (my boyfriend and I) one of each flavor I had: one lemon pepper and one classic tuna salad.  Just smeared the tuna on a little piece of toast, topped with mozzarella and tomato and broiled until melty.  On the side we had veggie chips and actual veggies with hummus.

For dessert we had homemade iced coffee and a teensy baby cookie.

On the way to/from lunch everyday we pass this one yard that normally is just green, but it's lily season so they were poppin!  Since it stopped raining, I had to stop and take a picture--so pretty!!! (I'm pretty sure people who passed me taking pictures of a stranger's yard thought I was insane...but whatever.)

Dinner: Baked Tilapia, Healthy Zucchini & Corn Fritters, Sweet Potato

For afternoon snack I had a Fresca and a 90 calorie granola bar, but I sure forgot to take a picture!  Oh well.

Dinner was a winner, though!  I saw these little zucchini fritters over at PaleOMG and thought it would be a fun way to serve veggies with dinner.  I halved the recipe and added corn and goat cheese..

Baked Zucchini & Corn Fritters
makes 6 muffins

1 medium zucchini, shredded
1/4 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup flour
1 egg, whisked
1 ear of corn, cooked and kernels cut off (or 1/2 cup of frozen corn)
1/4 cup cheese (I used goat cheese)
1/2-1 garlic clove, minced (I used half a clove because our cloves were huge)
salt & pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven ot 400F degrees.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and either grease a muffin tin or line with parchment cupcake liners (they are non-stick--I love them), then scoop the batter into the pan.  Mine made 6 not quite full muffin cups.
Bake for 30 minutes.

These are like little frittatas!  They would be great to serve to people who aren't crazy about veggies or just to change it up with your veggies on a weeknight.

I seasoned my fish with a tbsp of butter with a squeeze of lemon juice and some Old Bay seasoning (along with some torn, fresh basil) and threw it in the oven to bake for the remaining 10 minutes for the fritters.  Also, I microwaved a sweet potato for about 7 minutes (it was a big potato) and split that between my boyfriend and myself.
Such a lovely dinner!

After dinner, the weather was sunny and beautiful, so Bizzy and I headed out on a walk.

She's a happy girl!

Later that night I had a scoop of ice cream--yum!

Thanks for reading!  See ya on the flip side!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

WIAW: I'm Back...with a Turkey Burger

Guess who's back?
Back again?
WIAW's back!
Tell a friend ;)
Peas and Crayons

Sorry, I had that Eminem song stuck in my head..and what is a more appropriate place to type rap songs than my very own food blog?!

Well, it's been a while since I posted on the ole blog, huh?  I wish I had a good reason for ya, but lack of motivation is really what is to blame.  In fact, almost every Tuesday since my last post, I will take pictures of my eats with the intention of posting them on WIAW, but then it comes time to do it and I'm like "meh."  I think it's because I haven't been making too many dishes that I feel are spectacular, ya know?  Just the same old same old.  Maybe that's not entirely true, but whatever.  I'm back and happy to share my eats with you once again!

Breakfast: Waffles

I've been loving frozen waffles lately!  These are multigrain waffles from Aldi topped with a smear of natural peanut butter, some banana slices and a smattering of sugar free syrup (<--seems like an oxymoron, no?).

Snack: Pineapple

Now, I rarely buy precut fruit at the store, but I just HAD to this week.  I needed to force myself to eat some fruit.  I've been buying the usual apples and oranges, but just had to throw away a few that were withering away in the fruit bowl.  I figure if it's already cut for me, I just might eat it.  I ate about half of this pineapple, then stashed it back in the work fridge for later.

Another Snack: Fiber One Bar

A little while later, my tummy was still hungry, so I noshed on a snack bar.

Lunch: Salad

After a very hottt walk with the dogs (heat index of about 97!) I put together some salads with chopped romaine lettuce, leftover grilled chicken, broccoli/cauliflower mixture and lite poppy seed dressing.  My guy and I noshed on some pita crackers with hummus, also.

Snack: Yogurt

Later in the afternoon, the hungry monster started stirring once again, so I enjoyed this yogurt.  I like the strawberry one better, but this one was alright.

Dinner: Turkey Burger with Veg

Dinner tonight was quick and easy, thanks to my lovely indoor grill (this one from Cuisinart, if you are interested).  I grilled up some zucchini while I partially cooked a big sweet potato in the microwave, then I sliced the sweet potato in wedges and grilled them, too.
For the turkey burgers I mixed together the following..

3 Cheese Turkey Burgers
serves 4

1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp grilling rub
salt, pepper & garlic powder once pattied

So, yeah, mixed it all together and grilled until done.  Can't get simpler than that ;)

I topped mine with avocado and went bunless!

For dessert, I could not decide between these two ice I had a scoop of each in a cake cone.

Bizzy will never give up begging for ice cream!

Speaking of Bizzy, here's a few pics after our walk yesterday for your viewing pleasure.

Do you know that Shakira She-wolf song?  I was making the howly noise from that when she made the above face-lol (Ah-woooo!)

She is my little love!

Ok, hope you have a fantastic rest of the week!  Thanks for reading! :)