Sunday, April 30, 2006

Fruit Kabob's Steal the Show

I am ga-ga over Kettle's new baked chips, "Bakes". These are their aged white cheddar, which have 120 calories per serving and only 3 grams of fat. They are 100 times better than Baked Lays. These chips accompany a Plain Jane turkey sandwich. The pineapple and strawberry fruit kabob's steal the show.

*The Luna bar is for my afternoon snack.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad is not an exact science. This recipe was borrowed from a poster on a forum that I frequent. My lunch is made from one and half stalks of medium celery, frozen peas, cooked medium pasta shells, one 3 oz pouch of tuna, 2 TBSP of light mayonnaise, teaspoon or so of Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Mix together and enjoy.

The creator of this recipe also adds cider vinegar to her salad. I would have added halved seedless grapes if I had a larger container. I packed the grapes on the side to enjoy.

I apologize for the dark photo.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Vegetarian Pita Sandwich

The previous lunch of pita slices with hummus evolved into this vegetarian pita sandwich. The pita sandwich is filled with hummus, sprouts, shredded carrots, sweet bell peppers, and persian cucumbers. These veggies were previously my side items and now became the main course. I packed seedless grapes and strawberries to complement the sandwich. This lunch was more satisfying than the previous pita slices and toppings.

Pita Slices with Hummus

This lunch was supposed to be pita slices with hummus and then topped with shredded carrots, red peppers, and Persian cucumbers (miniature cucumbers from Trader Joes). I had a hard time keeping the layers on the pitas without them toppling off into my lunch box with every bite. This lunch was not as filling as I had anticipated. This could be because I started working out and my body may need more nourishment.