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Monday, June 4, 2012

Sun. June 3rd

Breakfast:  Bagel Thin with Neufchatel Cheese & Berry Smoothie

Daily Tidbit:  I love cream cheese, but because of its high level of saturated fats and calories I consider it a “treat”.  I was recently was introduced to Neufchatel cheese which has less calories, less saturated fat, and less cholesterol and more Calcium than cream cheese.  Neufchatel has a bit more sodium with slightly more sugar (1 more gram per 2 tbsp servings), but it still has that yummy sour creamy taste and texture of good old cream cheese, so I would say they are basically interchangeable depending on your health priorities.    The sites below breakdown the exact Nutrition differences of the two soft spreadable cheeses on the right side bar:

Breakfast: Smoothie & Bagel “Thin”
Berry Smoothie: 1 cup of Fat Free Plain Yogurt, ½ Banana, ½ cup of fresh Strawberries & ½ cup of Organic Frozen Wild Blueberries
Bagel “Thin” with Neufchatel Cheese  (These "Thins" are 110 calories and 25 carbs, 4 grams of fiber & 4 grams of protein!)
Cup of Coffee, black

Pesto Pasta Bake with Veggies Leftovers, Beets & Brussels Sprouts for Lunch!

Lunch: Pesto Pasta with Veggies
Leftovers from last night:  Spinach Pecan Pesto Pasta with Peas, Artichoke Hearts, Red Onions, Turkey Bacon,
Brussels Sprouts
Beets, sliced and tossed in Balsamic Vinaigrette
Water with fresh Lime
Cup of Coffee, black

Target's Market Pantry Dry Roasted, Lightly Salted Peanuts!

Snack:  ¼ cup of Dry Roasted, Lightly Salted Peanuts
Glass of Fat Free Milk

Snack:  20 Raw Baby Carrots, Glass of Water

Scallion Nachos for Dinner!

Dinner: Scallion Nachos & Bean Dip
Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips with Part Skim Mozzarella, Cheddar & sliced Scallions
Pinto Bean, Avocado & medium jarred Salsa Dip
White Wine

Dessert:  Organic Gala Apple, Water

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