Friday, August 19, 2011

Black bean and cilantro breakfast burrito

1 Tablespoon chopped fresh onion
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 black beans
3 tbs egg whites or 1 large egg white
5-6 springs of cilantro

Saute onions in non-stick skillet with olive oil until transparent. Add egg whites and cook. Add black beans and heat in with mixture. Warm both tortillas in microwave 30 sec.

Put mixture in two white corn tortillas add cilantro and serve.
Breakfast Totals for two burritos

Total Calories 244.24
Fat 5.97
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 71.86
Carbs 37.39
Fiber 5.16
Protein 11.81
Sugar 0.41
I ate this for breakfast it was so good that I wanted to repeat it for lunch. As you can see it has a good punch of protein, some healthy fats, great fiber and no cholesterol or sodium. It is pretty inexpensive, yummy and very filling.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Oatmeal Patties

Oatmeal Patties

They say "necessity" is the mother of invention but so is "carelessness". I have had the goal of figuring out a way to eat my oatmeal and enjoy it without any additional sweetners or flavoring. This is a good way to do that.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's better to "waste" than to "waist" it!

What does this picture and our daily workout have in common?

Drum roll please...these 5 cookies are the same amount of calories as what the average American burns during a workout. (I couldn't find the real number any where but this is just a guess. Some of us burn much more and some much less but I estimated a 30-40 min workout of a person with an average build)

There are some who do not waste food. Which I believe is a great quality! But I wanted to think about this in a different way. We either "waste" it in the garbage or "waist" it on our bodies and actually waste more time in the gym trying to work off that "waist".

How many of us want to spend almost an hour of our time on 5 lousy cookies especially if we add in the prep time like driving to the gym or getting ready! Would we work in the office for an hour longer so we could buy 5 extra oreos? Probably not, but the first thing that people start to do when they begin an exercise program is think that they can eat more goodies. 

I see it time and time again. They work hard each day but are not prepared for the increase in appetite that usually comes with burning more calories and because of poor planning

Just a thought! Thanks to Merri for the idea of this post! And please remember that as preachy as some of my posts sound I am actually just talking to myself, trying to convince myself to stay on track. 

Happy Healthy Eating!

- Susan

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