Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Days 18 and 19--Homemade Rice Pilaf and Homemade Waffles

Day 18

Mid-morning snack--nothing 
Lunch--salad with cheese and Catalina dressing
Afternoon snack--Cheese Itz
Dinner--Swai fillets with garlic and lime juice, homemade rice pilaf and stir fry veggies...the homemade rice pilaf is replacing the Rice-a-Roni I used to opt for. It's my MIL's recipe and it's one of the best rice dishes...easy to make too!

Bedtime snack--Nature Valley Granola Thin
Workout--25 min elliptical 

Rice Pilaf
1 onion, chopped
2 cups fresh mushrooms, chopped
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup rice (use brown rice to make all-natural)
1 chicken bouillon cube dissolved in 1 cup hot water (use 1 cup all-natural chix broth to make all-natural)

Saute onion and mushrooms in 3 tablespoons of the butter until soft and tender. Add rice and remaining 3 tablespoons of butter and brown for 10 minutes. Mix rice and chicken broth in oven-safe dish. Cover and bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. 

Day 19

Breakfast--green monster smoothie
Mid-morning snack--nothing 
Lunch--salad with cheese and ranch dressing
Afternoon snack--peanut butter
Dinner--scrambled eggs with cheese, peppers and onions and homemade waffles (plus we doubled the recipe, cooked them all up and froze the extras...better than store-bought! Use wheat flour if you want to go 100% all-natural)

Bedtime snack--Nature Valley Granola Thin
Workout--Insanity Pure Cardio

Homemade Waffles
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoon butter, melted
2 cups milk

Combine flour, salt and baking powder. In separate bowl, mix egg yolks, sugar, vanilla, butter and milk. Whisk egg whites in another bowl until they make peaks (like a merangune). Put egg mixture into dry ingredients, mix well. Fold in whisked egg whites. 
Cook in waffle maker. 

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