What’s for Lunch: Avocado Tuna Lettuce Wraps

Since the Taco Lettuce Wraps turn out so great I thought I would try another version. These ones were delicious too; perfect for a nice light, refreshing, summer lunch!

Avocado Tuna Lettuce Wraps

I took my lettuce leaves, spread avocado, topped it with tuna (mixed with cream cheese) and a few slices of cucumber. Perfect. Quick and easy too!

I used 7 romaine leaves, 1/2 an avocado, 1 can of tuna, 2 tbsp of cream cheese and 1/4 of a cucumber.

Total calories: 364 Calories

What’s For Dinner: Baked Chicken Parmesan and Oven Roasted Cauliflower

This was delicious. I love Skinnytaste.com – so many great calorie friendly recipes. I often don’t follow the recipes exactly; sometimes I have to modify for what I have on hand but they always turn out great!

Tonight I made Baked Chicken Parmesan and Oven Roasted Cauliflower. These recipes went well together, they both needed the oven on 450° and both took about 20-25 minutes. Everything was ready at the same time. I served mine up with a side salad.

Baked Chicken Parmesan and Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Total Calories: 459 Calories

A very delicious dinner for under 500 calories. My toddler LOVED the chicken! Dinner was prepared, cooled and cleaned up in under an hour so that was great too!

What’s for Dinner: Lettuce Tacos

I love tacos but the calories from the tortillas add up fast. Solution, use lettuce for your wraps!

Lettuce Tacos

Take your favorite taco toppings, put in lettuce and enjoy! It doesn’t get much easier than that.

In mine I had tzatziki, ground beef, tomatoes, onions, red pepper, avocado, cheese and hot sauce.

Total Calories: 584 Calories

Another great dinner, under 600 calories and super quick and easy to make.

What’s for Breakfast: Blueberry Yogurt Overnight Oats

This is such a quick, easy, delicious and healthy breakfast. I have discovered that I enjoy oatmeal more cold than I do hot so this is perfect for me. The toppings and things you can add are endless giving you an easy breakfast that can be different every day of the week.

Blueberry Yogurt Overnight Oats

This morning I added:
1/3 cup oatmeal
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup honey greek yogurt
1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup blueberries

Mix it together and let it sit overnight in the fridge. I use quick oats for mine so I often only let it sit for an hour or two before eating it.

Total calories: 305 calories

It really is perfect for a quick breakfast. I usually rotate between this and eggs; often hard boiled eggs because they are easy to pack and eat once I get to work.

What’s For Dinner: Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta – skinnytaste.com

I loved everything about these. Super super easy, delicious, full of flavour and low in calories. These cooked up super fast and dinner was on the table in about 30 minutes. My husband even ate them and he dislikes tomatoes.

I used chicken breasts sliced in half to make them nice and thin, this is easier to do if you cut your meat still partially frozen. My husband commented on what an awesome job I did slicing the chicken. I felt very proud.

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta

I served mine with some homemade bread, cottage cheese and sliced cucumbers. The bread was perfect for dipping in the extra bruschetta sauce but not really calorie friendly. I will be making these again very very soon but next time I will be skipping the bread. Dinner was about 700 calories with the bread, without the bread it is very calorie friendly.

What’s For Dinner: Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad

I knew I had to try the Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad as soon as I saw the recipe and I am so glad I did.

I have made it twice in the last few days. The first time I took it to a party with a cucumber salad, both salads were served with hot dogs. Delicious way to make hot dogs just a little bit healthier (if that is even possible!). It perfectly filled the spot of a pasta salad.

The second time I served it with homemade pasta… not so healthy. Serving it with pasta was a weird combo, I wouldn’t do that again. But it was perfect for leftovers in my lunch the next day.

Pioneer Woman's Pea Salad

The Pioneer Woman’s Pea Salad

I didn’t have a red onion so I used a sweet white one instead. I also left out the parsley, because, yuck.

I do not consider anything the Pioneer Woman cooks as healthy. But at least the calories on this were doable; however, I was a little be surprised to see that one serving was 186 calories… for a dish of peas! You could very easily lighten it up though, light sour cream, light mayo, less cheese, turkey bacon, etc.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 107.1
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.9g 18%
Saturated Fat 5.7g 29%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 8.4g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.6g 10%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 11.1g 22%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dinner: Frozen Meal Salad

Look at me, blogging again – weeeee. Really struggling to stay on track so just trying to do everything I can. So tonight I was alone for dinner and decided to make a frozen Weight Watchers Meal – Smart Ones Santa Fe Style Beans and Rice. I put it on top of some spring mix and called it a salad.

This is something I do often for lunches at work.

Weight Watchers Meal - Smart Ones Santa Fe Style Beans and Rice

Total calories: 330