The Back to School article came out today in the Beacon that I told you about earlier this week, here it is if you are interested! :)
I'm prepping food for the week today and getting last minute things organized. Tomorrow is going to very busy, but I'm bringing my gym bag, and I'm pledging right now that I will go to the gym after work tomorrow :)
Do you prep food ahead for the week?
On the list to pre-make today is:
Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad: Creamy Italian.
This is my favorite, but it calls for mayo, so I substitute by slowly adding extra virgin olive oil to the seasoning until it's a nice consistency.
The seasoning looks like a creamy mixture, and that's good enough for me. I have never been a fan of mayo, and I'm glad considering how much fat is in it!
Then I add mozzarella cubes to it for some calcium :)
I just slice fresh tomatoes, mix with mozzarella, olive oil, and italian spices, and refrigerate!
My typical lunch options are the following:
- Pasta Salad- Above!
- Bruschetta with French Bread Slices
- or...Stuffed Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning
4. Salad-Horror. I buy bagged salad, because it's easy. I throw it in a ziploc, shake it up with some dressing, add some cheese and croutons, and eat it right out of the bag, lol.
5. Cyber Wraps (from my college days...)
- Baked popcorn chicken
- Cheddar Cheese
Sometimes I'll switch it up and throw in a cup of Campbell's Creamy Tomato Parmesan Bisque, but I'm really trying to cut down on sodium!
I actually love the routine of school, because it prevents me from snacking throughout the day!
When I do snack, which is usually mid-morning. Here are my favorite snack items :)
Baby carrots with Ranch
Babybel White Cheddar (my Fav!!)
Jell-O fat free Rice Pudding
Kiwis, Strawberries, Bananas, and Grapes
Beverage of choice?
Fruit Water or Diet Coke, and of course, STARBUCKS!
Sparkling Fruit Water