Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year...New Diet. Poached Eggs for Breakfast and Hommus and Grilled Veggie Wrap For Dinner!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!! This year I promised myself to ditch those last 10-15 pounds of baby weight that I am still carrying around 9 months after having Giselle. In order to accomplish that goal, you will be seeing quite a few healthy meals on my blog! The first month or two I will be paying much closer attention to my diet. I am always a fairly healthy eater, but in order to lose weight and not maintain my weight I will have to be a little more strict. Once I reach my goal weight I will loosen the reigns a little to maintain. I promised myself that I will not ever deny myself if I am hungry and I will eat healthy, filling and delicious foods and still lose weight. I know that is possible. Some of the most incredible foods there are out there are good for you.

This was my dinner.....and it was REALLY healthy and REALLY yummy!

But first lets rewind to this morning. To kick start my morning I jumped on my new treadmill and got 2 miles of good ol' fashion exercise in. By the time I was done I had worked up a nice appetite and had to decide what was for breakfast. I have always been a fan of poached eggs. Eggs Benedict is actually my favorite breakfast food! Since hollandaise sauce is definitely NOT part of my new diet I had to figure out how to eat my eggs. Poaching eggs is not all the much fun when you have to drop the egg in boiling water with vinegar and watch it like crazy to make sure they don't over cook. I've also made some crazy ugly poached eggs using this method. I bought a *very* cool egg poacher the other day at Le Gourmet Chef. You can use it in the microwave or in a skillet with boiling water (always my choice). I was skeptical to say the least. I thought for sure it would overcook my eggs. The first egg was not quite as runny as I wanted it because I had never made an egg in it and wasn't sure exactly how long I needed to cook it. The instructions said 4-5 minutes in the boiling water with the lid on and went a little too close to the 5 minute mark. Next time I will go closer to 4 minutes for perfection :) It was fantastic!!

I threw some red and green bell peppers in a pan with some onions and a tiny drizzle of olive oil and cooked them up.

I served my poached egg on toast with the peppers and onions! Yummy!!

(note the slightly overcooked yolk) That didn't happen the second time :)

For dinner tonight I knew I wanted to load up on veggies. I had tons of fresh veggies in the fridge just begging to be eaten. When I was at the store I found these tortilla wraps that were only 100 calories and had no saturated fat so I couldn't help but try them. I honestly could not tell the difference between those and the other wraps I have bought in the past, so I will continue to buy the 100 calorie/lower fat version!

I cut a zucchini in half crosswise and then made slices. For each wrap you will want about 4 slices of zucchini, 4 slices of red bell pepper and 1 or 2 slices of red onion.

Brush them lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill on each side about 4-5 minutes.

Spread 1 tablespoon of hommus on your tortilla wrap (I used roasted red pepper hummus).

Layer your zucchini, red pepper, onions and some baby spinach.

Fold the sides in, roll it up and slice in half!

This was VERY good!! I almost added some feta cheese, but I was trying to be good :)



Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

oh that looks SOOOOOO Good! I'm going to keep my eyes open for those wraps for sure!

briarrose said...

Oh that wrap looks tasty. Grilled veggies are so flavorful.

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