Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Ugh, there's nothing worse than having sick kids unless of course they infect you with their cooties and make you sick too. The only healthy one is Husband and he's off at work gallivanting around having the time of his life while the rest of us marinate in our own snot and sneezes (that paints a picture, doesn't it?). Well 3ft is coming down the other side of it, I believe, which hopefully he won't catch it again as Mr. Grumpybutt's and my noses run a race to see who can produce the most snot. So far, we're tied.

I'm excited to report that my friend, Anima, said the Tilapia and Black Bean tacos turned out really good and she'd definitely make them again. I'm 3 for 3 now. Not that I'm keeping track or excited or anything. My friend, Nunan, is going to be (probably if she can get off her keister -- her words) making the Mushroom Stroganoff this weekend. She says she'll let me know how it goes but if it kills her I might need to re-evaluate my recipe. Isn't she funny?

I was surfing yesterday and ran across a Milanese Chicken recipe that sounded promising so with it in mind I did my own take on it. Their recipe was basically chicken breast w/ a little salt and pepper dredged in flour, egg whites, then bread crumbs mixed with Parmesan cheese and fried in some olive oil. Well that sounded too bland to me plus their version had an awful lot of calories that I figured I could cut back on.

I made my own breadcrumbs -- I accidentally over dried the bread (yes I used my Orowheat Sandwich Thins -- my husband says I should try to get endorsement money because I love them so much) when I lost track of time playing with Mr. Grumpybutt -- so by the time I got it all crumbling in my food processor I ended up with a coarser flour than an actual breadcrumb. But I figured what the heck it'll still be good. I mixed into it garlic salt, rosemary, Parmesan cheese, basil, pepper, and a little Italian Seasoning. Then I dredged the chicken breasts in a little flour, the egg whites, and then into the breadcrumb mixture. The breading had a slight crunch and a great flavor after frying it in a teeny bit of olive oil.

Milanese Chicken with Herb Pasta and Broccoli

The best part: an honest to goodness piece of fried chicken -- nothing pseudo about it -- for 150 calories. This recipe is definitely a keeper. My breadcrumb accident turned into a total win and I'll make the "breadcrumbs" the same way when I make it again! 3ft also loved the chicken and wasn't too disappointed he didn't get to make his own pizzas again last night because the chicken turned out so well.

I'm also totally stoked. If 3ft likes almond milk and the only reason I'm buying regular milk is for the Husband then he says he'll make the switch as well. He says he can't taste the difference in anything I cook with the almond milk so what's the point of buying the extra dairy. So now to give 3ft the almond milk without telling him it's not real milk and see what he thinks. Of course when Mr. Grumpybutt is off formula I'll have to buy milk again but that's not for another 4 months.

--Previous Day Tracking --

Exercise - Walking.

Healthy Lifestyle - Day 92

Only Water - Day 87

Total Pounds Lost - 35.2

Breakfast - bowl of FiberOne Honey Clusters w/ homemade Almond Milk
Morning Snack - FiberOne Chocolate and Oats Granola Bar
Lunch - Teriyaki steak, pineapple brown rice, and broccoli
Mid-Afternoon Snack -1/2 peanut butter and banana sandwich
Dinner - Milanese Chicken, herb pasta, and broccoli

Total Day Calories - 1122


Turkey girl said...

That looks soooo good!! I bet I could do the same with tofu! Thanks for sharing these recipes!

Lisa Dovichi said...

You totally could. No problem. I love recipe swaps and I totally ran with your Pizzas.. :D