Friday, March 5, 2010

Low Carb Veggie Lasagna, and Feeling Great!

Happy Friday! I am feeling great this morning. My jeans feel a little less snug, the sugar fog has stayed away, and I feel like I have a little spring in my step. The sun is shining and I am so enjoying life with my kids.

Yesterday was another on-plan eating day on Medifast. For breakfast, I had a Strawberry 55 Shake. I liked the flavor of this (kind of like that Nestle strawberry milk I used to drink). I made it with ice in the mini-blender so it was creamy and frothy. It does have a slight artificial sweetener aftertaste but not bad at all.

Around 10AM, I was on the run, so I had a Peanut Butter Crunch bar (already reviewed. Yummy!) and a large glass of green tea. By lunchtime I was very hungry! I made the Cream of Chicken Soup and added a few sauteed sliced fresh mushrooms and a little chicken bouillon. I had Medifast Garden Vegetable crackers and an ounce of lite cream cheese with it (which counted as my optional snack and 1 condiment). It was a tasty and filling lunch.

After an hour or so at the park with my daughter, I came home and had some Honey Mustard pretzels. Those are one of my favorite Medifast meals so far... crunchy, flavorful, and filling with a large glass of water. Then out we went to run more errands.

For dinner, the kids were having pizza. I wanted something like lasagna, so I sliced some zucchinis lengthwise (about 1/4" thick), steamed them, and layered them in a dish with 2% cottage cheese, 2% grated cheese, canned Italian style tomatoes, and some oregano & basil. I baked it in the toaster oven at 400 degrees until it was nice and bubbly:


This was a lot of food and very good! It fits the Medifast plan as follows: 1 c. cooked zucchini (I used slightly less to accommodate the mushrooms I had earlier), 1/2 c canned tomatoes, (the zucchini + tomatoes = 3 veggie servings), 3/4 c cottage cheese (half of a Lean protein serving) and 1/2 c light grated cheese (other half of the Lean serving). If you make this, be sure and drain the zucchini and tomatoes VERY WELL. Delish! I might include some fresh spinach leaves layered into this next time.

My evening snack was a mug of Medifast Hot Cocoa. I added a half tablespoon of sugar free caramel syrup and it was a very pleasant ending to a great day.

Today is going great so far. Chai Latte and a hard boiled egg (1/3 of my Lean protein, borrowed from dinner) so far. I am blogging EVERYTHING I put into my mouth this week because it is my first week, and when I weigh in on Sunday I want to be able to see what exactly I ate for whatever results I get.

22 comments:

Dinah Soar said...

The zucchini lasagna looks and sounds delish..can't wait to see what the scale reveals on Sunday. I think you will be very happy with the results.

Enz said...

Its great to see you so enthusiastic and "up" :)

Kate said...

I will have to try that lasagna out. Thanks for sharing!

The Chubby Girl Diaries said...

YAY!! You are doing amazing Lyn! The lasagna looked really good!! :)

~Kellie

Leslie said...

Hi Lyn! You sound great. That zucchini lasagna looks fantastic. I have everything on hand to make it, so maybe tomorrow.

I have a feeling you're going to jump for joy at your weigh in Sunday! I'm so glad this is going well for you so far! Hugs*

screwdestiny said...

You are doing so great! And that lasagna looks awesome! What a creative dish to come up with that still fits the plan.

Crys said...

Salivating over the lasagna. Seriously salivating!

Shelley said...

You are doing so good with this!!! I love your enthusiasm!

midlife_swimmer said...

I like how you make even medifast approved food look so awesome! I have a guy friend who recently took off 85 pounds with medifast and he feels great and being his job required heavy lifting he is doing so much better... you go girl! however you need to go.... you go!

Autumnforest said...

Your focus is awesome. You're truly giving it a chance. I can't wait to see the results.

Sonogal said...

Wow - that sounds great! I just found your blog yesterday, and was completely hooked. You have such a great attitude, you're one of the reasons I decided to start blogging!

Grace said...

This looks AMAZING!! I'm totally gonna make it for dinner tonight!


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Anonymous said...

You're doing great Lyn - I applaud your effort and creativity! You have a greatr attitude also.

Can't wait for the results on Sunday!!!
HB

Pamela said...

This recipe looks so good. And I have recently been toying with the idea of giving MediFast a try, so your reviews are such a great source for me. Good luck with it and I am really looking forward to seeing your loss on the scale this week. You're doing so great!

Kyle Gershman said...

Seems like you are doing fantastic on this plan...yay!

TheLosingAmerican said...

wow! that succhini lasagna looks GREAT and--what I like most--EASY-PEASY!!!!!!

And yay for you for sticking to the plan and seriously getting back on track!!!! WOOP!

Jessica said...

I'm really impressed with your spirit this week! The lasagna looks really great and I might try it too!

varunner said...

Lyn, that zucchini dish looks so delish! I will have to try that sometime :-) Especially this summer. I'm always looking for new ways to use up zucchini from the garden!

mommygonemilf said...

That looks fantastic! I am so excited for your weigh in tomorrow!

Seth said...

That lasagna at first sounded terrible to me -- but I grew up on the most fattening lasagna. I then thought about it and now it sounds pretty good to me. Have you ever tried spinach lasagna? It's not bad either.

Fallon said...

Mmmmm, loved the zucchini lasagna idea! Definitely going to have to try that myself. And it's great to hear the Medifast is working for you so far. Keep up the good work! :o)

Steelers6 said...

Well, we had this veggie lasagna for dinner tonight. My dh (who loves MEAT) made it! [very willingly, too!] And he liked it! Thanks, Lyn!!

Your talent with food prep is a gift, and I for one, am grateful for all you have shared with us. I have learned to make stock, some pretty jazzy breakfasts, and garnered various recipes & tips. (many of which involve that yummy vegetable, zucchini!) I appreciate that you don't assume we are all Curtis Stone or anything.

I would add onions to this delightful dish next time. Thanks again, dahling. Blessings to my buddy Lyn,
Chrissy