Monday, July 19, 2010

And Now I'm Starving

This weekend was huge in the B household.  Not because we did anything uber exciting but we set 2 new records for ourselves.  
1. We managed to eat e.v.e.r.y. meal at home this weekend, with the exception of Sunday brunch courtesy of my parents. 
2. We went to the gym every day this weekend.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  AND on top of that, I had 2 of the best workouts ever.

Both of these things never, ever happen.  You see we live within a 2-mile radius of at least 50 amazing, non-chain restaurants and we can walk 2-3 blocks in any direction to at least 20 or so of these.  Therefore eating out is quite a temptation and normality for our lifestyle. 

We've decided that in preparation for Greece we're going to eat out less frequently (with the exception of restaurant week) and hit the gym extra hard and watch even more so what we eat. Below are some of the yummy, but healthy, things we noshed on this weekend.

Shrimp Tacos/Fajitas
Yum, yum, yum!  These have become regular weekly meals in our house because 1. they're healthy and 2. they're quick and easy.  The original recipe came from Gina and is actually a Weight Watchers-Friendly recipe.  Trust me, you'd never know it.  We've tweaked it a bit for our liking.
Cilantro & Lime Shrimp, brown rice, black beans, cilantro, fresh pineapple, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, salsa = low-fat, high protein taco!
Healthy Substitutes:
avocado instead of guacamole
brown rice instead of white rice
whole wheat tortillas instead of flour tortillas

Homemade Mozzarella, Proscuitto & Tomato Pizza
This recipe originated from VA Belle and it is delicious, I'm so glad she shared.  The best part is that we saved time by using T. Joe's whole wheat pizza dough. 
T. Joe's whole wheat pizza dough, fresh basil, EVOO, mozzarella cheese, homegrown tomatoes (fresh from my granny's garden), proscuitto.
Healthy Substitutes:
whole wheat pizza dough instead of regular pizza dough
non-fat mozzarella cheese instead of mozzarella cheese
extra virgin olive oil instead of veggie oil or canola oil

4-Cheese Tortellini w. Alfredo Sauce
This was definitely the least healthy meal we ate this weekend, but it was quick and easy and I spruced it up w. some sauteed veggies and a salad.
Fresh cheese tortellini (store-bought)
Alfredo Sauce (light)
Healthy Additions:
added: sauteed peas, tomatoes & broccoli
When cooking pasta we only buy/cook whole wheat pasta so this is a splurge, however, I've had zero luck finding pre-made/fresh whole wheat pasta in stores.  Has anyone seen pre-made wheat pastas?!?!

As for exercise and working out, currently I'm loving these things at the gym.


  1. pizza and pasta recipes and pictures in one post! not fair! ;( i just ate lunch and i'm starving again! ha! the recipes look and sound delicious!! thanks for sharing!
    i'm just loving the gym in general these days :)

  2. Your meals look delish!! You're a smart girl to start preparing now for vacay. I should have thought of that---leaving for a conference in FL on 8/5. Oh well.... ;) Thanks for the visit. :)

  3. OMG, both those meals look incredible. We are SO bad about eating at home on the weekends!

  4. Yum, that pizza looks amazingly delicious!

  5. I was SO GOOD all summer in preparation for our trip to Italy, but I'm afraid the last two weeks I just dumped it all down the toilet... Oh well, here's to great food on the Mediterranean!