I love when a Friday rolls around and I feel really good about the week behind me.
My re-entry into normal Cammy living, brought to us courtesy of Sparkpeople:
Not perfect, and not exactly balanced out right for the components, but the overall trend was good. I’ll take it and keep going. For week two, I’m going to work on getting protein and fiber up and carbs down a little.
I’m also hoping to get my average exercise minutes up a bit. I’ll be working quite a bit next week, plus I’m transitioning into the second phase of New Rules of Lifting for Life, so we’ll see what time and the body will allow. The effort will be there, and that matters more than the minutes.
I did make the Parmesan-Zucchini Crisps (pictured on right) I mentioned in my last post, and I quite enjoyed them. I basically used Ellie Krieger’s recipe, only using a teensy zucchini, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon each of panko crumbs and parmesan. After tasting, I added a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Verdict? Good while they’re hot, not so much as they cool. Since I don’t need to gobble them down in a hurry, I found a work-around by dipping the cooled crisps in my marinara. The next time I make them, I’ll serve a little marinara alongside for a flavor boost.
I also found a nice little flatbread (pictured above on left) to enjoy with my zucchini. Am I the last person to learn about Damascus Bakery? They make several types of breads, but these roll-ups caught my eye at the market the other day. I want to make some tuna salad for the weekend, and these looked like good possibilities for tuna melt yumminess.
I didn’t realize until I got home how big these things are, bigger even than the monster strawberries!
This is half of a roll-up! As you can see, it’s plenty to go along with a meal. I had a whole one with turkey earlier in the week, and it was too much. (Yes, that’s ME, queen of the bread lovers, saying that!)
For dinner a couple of times this week, I spritzed half a roll-up with olive oil, sprinkled on a tiny bit of parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning blen, and broiled a couple of minutes to crisp them up. Dee-lish! And only 55 calories for the half-portion! I’m thinking that the next time Cheez-its sound like a good idea, I’ll be turning one of these roll-ups into crackers.
And that’s it for me for this week. I’m off to light a candle that my Amazon shipment arrives today or tomorrow so that I don’t have to go to dinner on Mother’s Day empty-handed. Maybe I can take them some homemade Cheez-its.
Wishing you all a great weekend!