Breakfast Time – Poach Egg and Smoked Salmon

I put this together this morning in a matter of a few minutes and it was delicious. Some of my favourite foods right now are eggs (poached and hard boiled) and yogurt; so simple, yet both so delicious.

1 slice of high fiber toast (I love SiverHills Steady Eddie – 5g of fiber per slice)
smoked salmon, poached egg and a sprinkle of pepper on top of the toast
low fat and sugar free yogurt on the side (I had Danone Silhouette 0+ – Fieldberry)

smoked salmon and poached egg

Total: 292 calories (coffee extra)

What’s cooking tonight? Mexican Lasagna!

No Weigh, José! Mexican Lasagna

This just looked so beautiful as I was cooking it – I had to take some pictures to share! The colours of the black beans, corn, tomatoes, etc – just was so nice all together.

No Weigh, José! Mexican Lasagna

This is another recipe from the Eat, Shrink and Be Merry cookbook – can you tell I just love this cookbook? This one can be found on page 132 and is called No Weigh, José! Mexican Lasagna

No Weigh, José! Mexican Lasagna

I am sure I will be writing a recipe review for this one sometime soon – I already know it is good, because I have made it before! mmmm is it dinner time yet?

Recipe Review: Poppy Love – Low Calorie Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

From Eat, Shrink and Be Merry – page 162.

I have made this lemon poppy seed loaf at least 4 times (that’s what happens when you buy too many poppy seeds)! It great every time; however, I think I do like the banana bread better. Maybe because the banana bread has chocolate chips in it… anyway, I do suggest trying this one for yourself. Again I use all whole wheat flour and I never have lemon zest so I just add a touch more lemon juice – I also always just use the lemon juice from a bottle. I love that this recipe is so basic and I always have the ingredients in the house.

low calorie lemon poppy seed loaf

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup oat bran
1 tbsp poppy seeds
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup 2% milk
1/4 melted butter or vegetable oil
1 egg
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 tsp grated lemon zest

1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8×4 load pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Mix flour, sugar, oat bran, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt together.
3. In a separate bowl mix together milk, butter, egg, lemon juice and lemon zest. Add the wet ingredients to the dry just until dry ingredients are moist. Spread batter in pan and baked for 40-35 minutes. Until the loaf is golden brown and toothpick comes clean.
4. Cool and enjoy! Keep leftovers covered with plastic wrap and store at room temperate.

Nutritional Information per one slice of Low Calorie Lemon Loaf
12 slices per loaf
161 calories, 5.3 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1.1 grams of fiber, 4 grams of protein

A Thursday Afternoon Starbucks Treat

Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee

Double blended so it is extra smooth and creamy.

This fantastic little delicious caramel and coffee goodness is only 160 calories (grande size) and easily fits into my plan for the day.

How can you say no to this?
Caramel Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee

There is one problem with this treat – it goes down too quick and easy.


Nutritional Information for Starbucks Grande Caramel Frappuccino® Light Blended Coffee
160 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 30 carbohydrate, 3 grams of fiber, 21 grams of sugar,5 grams of protein