Thursday, April 5, 2012

Day 2! Oh boy this is going to be tough but worth it!!

I’ve made it to day two!  I noticed after the first day that I was not eating enough so I bumped up the calories a bit today.  I will have a plum and some mixed nuts as snacks today.  I hope you enjoy the recipes!!

Egg white omelet – 301 cal
10 mins prep

2 eggs
2 egg whites
¼ cup mushrooms
½ tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp non fat ricotta cheese
1 slice of whole wheat toast

Whip the eggs and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper.  Cook mushrooms and garlic in a non-stick skillet with a tsp of vegetable oil.  Add egg and cheese cooking till complete.  Serve with toast and garnish with scallions.

Brown rice – 140 cal per ¼ cup
9 cups
20-25 mins prep

32 oz unsalted Chicken Stock
2 cups brown rice
1 Tbsp garlic
1 Tsp rosemary

Bring stock to boil reduce add rice, garlic and rosemary cook till done.  This will be a versatile add-on to any dish where the desire for carbs exists.  I will be using this for burritos, dinners, breakfasts etc… 

Chicken Burrito – 320 cal
10 mins prep

½ chicken breast sliced
½ avocado sliced
¼ cup spinach
1 tsp balsamic reduction
2 tsp fat free ricotta
1 tsp Cholula hot sauce
¼ cup brown rice
1 med whole wheat tortilla

Take all ingredients and roll up in tortilla

Brown Rice Stirfry – 330 cal
15 mins prep

½ cup of cooked brown rice
¼ cup of non fat ricotta cheese
1 diced chicken breast
¼ cup baby bella mushrooms
½ cup spinach raw
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp Cholula Hot Sauce

In a non stick skillet, brown chicken with a tbsp of olive oil.  Turn off heat add rice, spinach, mushrooms, ricotta, mix thoroughly and cover.  Let stand for about 5 mins.  Stir again and salt and pepper to taste.

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