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Friday, September 14, 2012

Thurs. Sept 13th

Ditalini Pasta mixed with Hummus & Veggies for Lunch!

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Plain Oatmeal with Cinnamon & Walnuts

Breakfast: Plain Oatmeal with Walnuts

1/2 cup Plain Oatmeal, microwaved in 1 cup Fat Free Milk
2-3 shakes of Plain Cinnamon

2 tbsp of chopped Walnuts

5 oz OJ

Regular Coffee, black


Spinach Hummus Pasta with Veggies

Lunch: Spinach Hummus Pasta with Veggies
1/2 cup tiny Pasta (Ditalini) & Sweet Pea mixture, tossed in EVOO
1/2 cup Spinach Hummus (recipe below)
1/2 cup Chick Peas
1/4 cup Broccoli Salad
Water with Lemon
Regular Coffee, black

This lunch was my attempt to finish some of the leftovers in the fridge and it turned out pretty yummy (and totally filling!)


Snack:  4 cups Plain Popcorn, popped in brown paper bag in microwave for 2.5 minutes (Cooking it 3 minute led to some burnt pieces)
Water with Lemon


Snack:   4 Organic Yellow Corn Lower Sodium Tortilla Chips, Fat Free Milk


Spicy Corn & Zucchini Salsa with Avocado
Mozzarella Nachos

Dinner:  Spicy Corn & Zucchini Salsa with Chips

1 cup Spicy Corn & Zucchini Salsa (recipe below)
1/2 Avocado
Organic Yellow Corn Lower Sodium Tortilla Chips, toasted with Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese
White Wine

I made this salsa to try something different and I thought it was amazing!  For my personal taste it was very spicy, but not too spicy; I couldn't get enough of it - I had a whole second helping of dinner (another cup of salsa, more avocado & chips, only without the cheese the 2nd time around).


Dessert: Local Gala Apple, Water



Spicy Corn & Zucchini Salsa Recipe:
Into the food processor goes:
1 JalapeƱo (the whole thing, seeds and all!)
1 Large Clove of Garlic
1/2 Large Tomato
1/4 Red Onion
1/2 tsp Salt
Juice from 1/2 Lemon

Process until desired consistency and put in fridge to marinate a few hours.  Before serving add:

1 cup Raw Zucchini, diced finely
Fresh Raw Corn, cut from 1 Cob

Add diced Zucchini and Corn to Salsa mixture and serve.  In this case I also added 1/2 Avocado, diced, which was delicious of course, but also help mitigate the spiciness, and the creaminess was a perfect complement to the spicy flavor of the Salsa!


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