Healthy and Sane

Another tie

January 28th, 2009 · 14 Comments · breakfast, Cooking Light, salad, Sexy six pack challenge, snacks

It’s another tie for the best meal of the day.  I knew work was going to be busy again, so I got up a little extra early to make a special little breakfast.  For dinner, I made a delicious dish that was unsurprisingly amazing.  So I can’t chose between the 2.  Don’t make me, ok? :)


breakfast closeup

What you see is 1 slice of Arnold’s double fiber whole wheat bread, toasted, spread with ricotta cheese, 2 prunes, pecans and a tsp of maple syrup.  To die for!  I had some amazing fresh blueberries on the side.  These have seriously been the best blueberries I’ve ever had (they were on sale 2 for 1, but we’re still almost out :( )

toast with ricotta, prunes, pecans and maple syrup + blueberries


panko/butter "crusted" scallops

I love love love scallops, but I think this is the first time I’ve ever made them!  Why you ask?  Well for some reason my husband thought he wasn’t crazy for scallops even though he usually loves them at restaurants.  Maybe he secretly didn’t trust my scallop making skills 😆   Well, I proved him wrong tonight.  I used this recipe from Cooking Light as the base, but didn’t actually make the bay-scented butter (just used Smart Balance butter instead – a little less than the recipe asked for).  I also These were SO good!  Btw, I don’t know if Cooking Light was planning on serving this to birds but 1 serving is definitely not enough for a person. 😉  I made probably about 7-servings worth according to them, and I ate about 30% of it.  Of course I could eat even more but this way I get to have leftovers! 😀

On the side, I had some trusty parmesan brussels sprouts (this is the only way I make brussels sprouts because they are amazingly delicious and take less than 10 minutes as opposed to baking which takes more like 30-40 minutes) + 1/2 cup of brown rice.  Great dinner!

scallops, brussels sprouts + brown rice


KIND bar

salad: baby lettuce, grape toms, cucs, carrot, 2 sl. turkey, 2T hummus with 1T Annie's goddess dressing + 1/2 srvg wheat thins

salad closeup

TJ's 100 calorie dark chocolate bar


TJ's light string cheese

There was also another unphotographed cookie that jumped in my mouth before I knew what happened.  It’s ok, I was a good girl all day! 😀

Total calories for the day: right around 1650

By the way, I finished my project at work today!  It was another busy day, but I did it – it’s done!!  I was/am so happy about it.  My boss was very appreciative, so I feel great!  Yay!

Re: gym, I still haven’t gone and now dinner is sitting like a rock in my stomach (thank god I didn’t go back for more!) so I don’t know what’s going to happen with that.  I know I definitely will use my ab slide before bed.  Gotta get those sexy six pack abs!!

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14 Comments so far ↓

  • #1 - caitlin

    love, love, love scallops!! :)

  • #2 - Sharon

    Yummy, I’m interested in those Trader Joe’s chocolates. LOL

  • #3 - not sister inna

    Congrats on finishing your project at work! Now you’ll have more time for YOU!
    ps- you’re a rockstar for busting out with those amazing meals even when you’re so busy at work.

  • #4 - K

    Hooray for wrapping up the work project 😀

    That breakfast is YUMMY!!

  • #5 - Bridget

    I heart scallops and don’t have them NEARLY enough!! I dont know why too, they are easier to make then fish! Your food looks delicious!

    I remembered seeing your comment on Tina’s blog about the Starbucks this Saturday…I’ll be there too!! Can’t wait to meet you guys!

  • #6 - Kelly Turner

    bleh, scallops. breakfast looks fantastic, though! Blueberries- yum

    Kelly Turner

  • #7 - Lara

    Oooh, since I’m not a scallop fan I would definitely vote for Meal #1. The ricotta look so awesome on that toast. I am surprised that the blueberries tasted so good–I wouldn’t think they would be in season. Maybe I need to give fresh ones a go after all!
    It was fun waking up to all your comments this morning 😉 Definitely try the GC tofu if you haven’t already–I love seeing the different ways it turns out for everyone.

    Yup, the broccoli pasta is reasonably healthy…the worst thing is the mushroom condensed soup but if you can find low sodium/low fat then I don’t think it’s that bad. The best part is that it’s so easy and yummy!

    Re: foodbuzz stuff. I’m going to send you and Michelle an email when I get my thoughts together and hopefully that will help you out. I definitely think you should do it and it’s not that much work. More on this later….

    Happy Thursday!

  • #8 - sister inna

    i too got some blueberries last weekend (i think?) at brighton beach. actually it was a huuge container. mine died pretty quickly though… good thing i used up most of them rt away on some blueberry bars.
    i vote for meal #1 too. i like scallops, but have been prune deprived lately. why you ask? i don’t know… they’re so easy to get now
    congrats on finishing your work project!

  • #9 - Amanda

    I love scallops, but they are always so expensive I’ve never really tried to make them at home…plus I usually get them for free in boston when my boss is buying hehe

  • #10 - Michelle

    Hi! I just found your blog and like you, I feel like my life is WORK WORK WORK! :) I do love to eat very good food (all your eats look amazing, especially the scallops!) and I have just started jumping on the gym bandwagon. Thanks for sharing all these lovely posts. I’ll definitely be back!

  • #11 - Michelle

    Great meals today!! Everything looks so yummy!

  • #12 - Sarah (lovINmytummy)

    Personally, I think the chocolate bar was your best meal 😉 Really though, it all looks great!!!

  • #13 - Elina

    Yay, Bridget, I’m excited to meet you on Saturday! I’m really glad you’re coming! :)

    Lara, the blueberries were from Florida. I’m so jealous of all the Florida bloggers because they have access to so many local fruits and vegetables during this time of year! Great to know about the broc dish – I’ll definitely be making it soon! And thanks so much for the foodbuzz info – I’m looking forward to getting your email!

    Sister Inna, tell us more about those blueberry bars! I want blueberry bars!! 😉

    Amanda, you can’t beat free restaurant scallops, but actually we bought these on sale at $2.99/lb so it was a really cheap but fancy meal. I think the brussels sprouts cost more than the scallops! :)

    Michelle, I’m so glad you found my blog… and that you like it! Good luck with getting into working out. I’m actually a bit of a gym addict. I really love it!! 😀

    Sarah, the chocolate bar was delicious but since I didn’t make it, I can’t really take credit for it! 😉

  • #14 - Back to the drawing board

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