70* in January + Tofu Noodle MuffinJanuary 23, 2013 - Author: Ashlee - 1 Comment
Wow today has totally gotten away from me! Anyone else busy busy? Sure makes for a fast day!
On the drive to work this morning, they were debating Beyonce’s lip-sync of the national anthem at the presidential inauguration. Most people agreed that she should have just sang it…which I can agree with! I mean, they chose her because she has an incredible voice. She wasn’t dancing around and needing a little extra help vocally, so I think it shouldn’t have been a problem. It IS the national anthem afterall… I don’t recall ever seeing anyone lip-sync it. Thoughts?
BREAKFAST: Tofu Scramble + English Muffin – 221 calories
The very last of my tofu scramble! It’s good, but after 3 days of the same breakfast, I’m ready for something different tomorrow.
LUNCH: Lightened Up Potato Soup – 264 calories
Y’all, it is seriously SO pretty outside. 70* and sunny! I feel even guilty saying that since I keep reading how cold it is up North. Usually I take my lunch breaks at my desk and either just work through it or blog, but it was just WAY too pretty outside to not be out in it. Instead I drove and parked under a tree and enjoyed my soup in the sun with the windows down while reading my new book.
Was a nice little lunch!
SNACK: Shirataki Muffin + HB Egg – 120 calories
When I arrived at work this morning and walked into the kitchen, everyone was gathered around a container of muffins on the table. My boss said, “I made those muffins and you have to try them!” Everyone was giving me a weird look, so I knew something was up. It only took me about 30 seconds to realize that everyone else thought they were disgusting, but I know my taste buds are not like anyone else’s (aka I will eat anything and think it was the best think I’ve ever eaten in my whole entire life.) After taking a bite, I declared that they were really good! They have kind of been the joke of the office today, but I liked ‘em!! They are only 50 calories each too!
The ingredient list does look a little scary if you ask me though
- 2 bags yam noodles (Shirataki or Miracle noodle traditional Zero calorie 8oz bags)
- 5 tbsps peanut powder (PB2 45 CALORIES in 2 Tablespoons)
- 3 egg whites ()
- 2 tbsps stevia (C&H Stevia/sugar blend)
- 1 tsp baking powder ()
- 0.5 tsps vanilla extract ()
- 1 dash salt (or 2 dashes to your taste-)
- 1 bag dark chocolate (Chips- you will need 24 chips of your choice.)
Really, the only thing off about them was the texture. The recipe calls for you to cook tofu noodles and then use a food processor to turn them into a “gel”. This resulted in the texture to be kind of like … a bunch of tiny maggots or something…for lack of a more appetizing description. I think if you used silken tofu or blended the noodles while they were still soft and not cooked, you would come out with a better texture.
They may not be for everyone, but if it’s got melted dark chocolate on it, you can betcha I’m going to like it!
TONIGHT IS TACO NIGHT!!!
Always our favorite night of the week….