Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's what's for supper...

Okay Bee Bandwagoners... I told you I like a lot of food.  I guess I'm like hungry girl or something. Anyway this is last night's supper.  

The lower right is baked chicken, I only eat a half a chicken breast, on the left are roasted root vegetables, onions, potatoes, carrots and mushrooms and on the top is steamed broccoli and cauliflower.  That was quite a plate of food and it weighed in at less than 300 calories.  This kind of cooking is how I can stay on 1200 calories a day. 

For a snack I had fruit and before bed a decaf latte and a small biscotti.  I want to show you more of my meals if you are interested.  

This very healthy meal is extremely low in fat (I only used spray on the veggies when I roasted them) and very low sodium.  It only took about 10 minutes to prepare, an hour to cook in the oven for the vegetables and the last 35 minutes I put the chicken in, and there you go.  Now I have two more meals already prepared because today I have canasta and when I come home I can "heat and eat".  There is also enough chicken for a sandwich in the next few days.  Nothing will be wasted.

Did you wonder why I roasted the vegetables for an hour?  I know they are done sooner but I use non stick foil and spray the bottom of the baking sheet and if you leave them in that long they brown up so nicely.  The onions taste just like they are fried but they are not.

Also some of the roasted onions and mushrooms will be delicious in an omelet made with egg beaters or one egg (I like either) and some salsa on top and a bit of fruit on the side.  Be creative, think ahead at the produce stand, plan, cook and LOSE weight!  Oh, and feel wonderful while you are at it.

And if you need to be on the Bee Bandwagon and aren't, why not?


  1. Hubs and I need to lose some weight and that plate of food looks so good. At what temperature to you cook the veggies for an hour?

    I'm finally getting inspired. Now if I could just kick my chocolate habit . . .


  2. I love roasted veggies !
    Daughter made a Brussels Sprout salad for me... raw Brussels Sprouts, tossed with the dressing you and I like, lemon juice, olive oil, some Grey Poupon mustard, salt and pepper. It was so good. I didn't know you could eat them raw and any new salad is good for me.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. That looks and sounds delicious!

  4. I have gained 3 pounds this week but I knew I would and it will come right back off. Your plate looks a lot like my plate. I can't be hungry and stay on any sort of diet or healthy eating plan.

    YES!! I certainly DO want to see more of your meals!

    Have yourself a lovely day! big hugs xoxo

  5. Would love to see more pictures of your food. You are a great motivator, Empress!

  6. That is the kind of food I love and prefer. I'll be right over!

    It was sooo good week g Ayla yesterday. That was quite a surprise.

    Big hugs, honey...

  7. Wow, that was an excellent meal and totally healthy too! I'd love to see more when you want to show them!


  8. Way to go Bee. I'm on your bandwagon and I've lost 33 lbs and still going. I love it and I feel so great, more energy ready to go. I get get rid of my snow now and last year I couldn't do it. My legs feel stronger and I give this all you Bee. Thank you my lovely friend. See you on the cruise.


  9. Looks yummy. Cooking skinny is easy.

  10. I did those roasted veggies a few times over the summer, must do them again. Yum.

  11. Looks good to me and I need to get back on track. I've been bad the last two days. I'm not feeling guilty about it, but need to get back on track.

    Have a terrific day. Big hugs honey. :)

  12. Ciao!!!
    Extremely creative is Miss Bee!!! And you can work with intelligence on the ingredients by cooking...compliments!!!!
    I like everything, no problem with the food!

    Have a funny and lucky canasta day!!!

    Big hugs!!!

  13. Bee, That is a nice looking supper. I love how much you can have for 300 calories. Good job. xoxo,Susie

  14. That looks wonderful, Bee. Yummy and low calorie. Roasted vegetables are so good.

    If you check out my last three Facebook photos you'll see I'm not counting calories. Ralph and Cameron made us a birthday dinner and we enjoyed it all.

    And we didn't have our cake yet. We will soon. Should I take a pic?


  15. P.S. Congratulations on hitting the five-year milestone!

  16. Looks delish, Bee. I have to get back on the bandwagon. I haven't weighed in and I haven't gone to a Zumba class in a week. Not good. That's what keeps me honest.
    You look amazing. I love the picture of you and Chuck.

  17. Why no garlic? I love that you leave them in to get brown, they are so tasty that way. We love to put our cauliflower in our roasted vegetables. With Brussels sprouts and cauliflower and even the cabbage doing so well in the roasted mix we were so surpised to find that our broccoli doesn't play nice with the group!

    Have you tried kale chips? They are awesome and a nutrient dense food!

    By the way, you look terrific!

  18. Please do share more of your meals!!! I took a little hiatus, didn't go crazy. But with the holidays and cookies and eating out with different family functions, etc. I gave myself a reprieve, but I am going back at it full steam tomorrow. Tonight I am throwing away all the left over cookies and cakes. Its all trash tonight.

    We are also on the hunt for a used elliptical, since walking in the winter is not happening round these parts. I must do something else.

  19. Empress - what is your approach to potatoes? I see you have roasted potatoes. Do you treat that as any other vegetable in terms of the amount you eat, or do you eat less of that one? Maybe you can blog about 'the potato'!


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