Quick Update: I have been in and out of the hospital for a while now. After a trip to the emergency room Sunday, I had to go back both Monday and Tuesday because I was in screaming pain. I literally screamed “help me” over and over in the emergency room. They finally figured out what is wrong and yesterday I had emergency surgery. It went well and I am at my parent’s house recovering. It has been very scary and I’m happy to be home! I’ll have some posts for you next week!

XOXO, Sami

Let’s do this Thursday. #selfie #fitfam #thursday

Let’s do this Thursday. #selfie #fitfam #thursday

This past weekend was absolutely wonderful. On Saturday morning I went to kickboxing and then Gary and I went to the mall to see Captain America. Of course we were early and I had to go shopping….of course. The movie was really good! (see my earlier post about our movie snacks!!).

After the movie, we went home and made dinner with Hungry Girl’s Lord Of The Onion Rings!!

Don’t they look delish? They are “breaded” with Fiber One!

Ingredients:

1 large onion
1/2 cup Fiber One Original bran cereal
1/4 tsp. garlic powder, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. onion powder, or more to taste
1/8 tsp. salt, or more to taste
Black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)

Directions:


 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Slice the ends off the onion and remove its outer layer. Cut onion into 1/2-inch-wide slices and separate into rings. Set aside.

Using a blender or food processor, grind cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Season crumbs with the spices and transfer to a plate or bowl. Set aside.

Fill a small bowl with egg substitute. Prepare a baking sheet (or two) by spraying with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Pop-Up Tip! For the following step, use tongs or a fork to dip the rings into the egg substitute and cereal crumbs — it’ll keep your fingers from getting eggy & crumb-covered. (Don’t pierce the rings with the fork; just balance them on it.)

One at a time, dunk each ring in egg substitute, give it a shake to remove any excess, and then coat it in the seasoned crumbs. Evenly place rings on the baking sheet(s).

Bake in the oven until outsides are crispy and insides are soft, 20 - 25 minutes, carefully flipping rings over about halfway through. Serve with mustard, if using. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 155 calories, 1g fat, 515mg sodium, 41g carbs, 16g fiber, 7g sugars, 9g protein — PointsPlus® value 4*

You really have to try it! I love them!

On Sunday, I woke up and took a Zumba class and then a Ballet Barre Class. I showered super fast because I wanted to get out and enjoy the GEORGEOUS weather.

Gary and I decided to take our dogs to Hartshorne Woods Park by his house. They have some great hiking trails that overlook the ocean.

I packed some Boom Chika Pop and a 90 Calorie Fiber One Brownie for snacks!

As if the day could get better, we finished it off with a quick taco dinner and WrestleMania!!! It was definitely the best weekend in a while!

XOXO, Sami

I love Hungry Girl’s Fettucine Alfredo Swap! I honestly make it at least 4 times a week (if not more). I needed to share this recipe with you because you HAVE to try it!!!

Ingredients:

1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute 1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese 2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping 1 tsp. fat-free sour cream Optional: salt and black pepper


Directions:


 Use a strainer to rinse and drain shirataki noodles well. Pat dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 1 minute. Dry as thoroughly as possible, using paper towels. Cut noodles up a bit, using kitchen shears or a knife.  Add cheese wedge, grated topping, and sour cream, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir well and, if you like, season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!  MAKES 1 SERVING 

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 99 calories, 4g fat, 376mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 1g sugars, 5.5g protein — PointsPlus® value 2

I love Hungry Girl’s Fettucine Alfredo Swap! I honestly make it at least 4 times a week (if not more). I needed to share this recipe with you because you HAVE to try it!!!

Ingredients:

1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
1 tsp. fat-free sour cream
Optional: salt and black pepper

Directions:


 Use a strainer to rinse and drain shirataki noodles well. Pat dry. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave for 1 minute. Dry as thoroughly as possible, using paper towels. Cut noodles up a bit, using kitchen shears or a knife.

Add cheese wedge, grated topping, and sour cream, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 1 minute.

Stir well and, if you like, season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 99 calories, 4g fat, 376mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 1g sugars, 5.5g protein — PointsPlus® value 2

This is a quick post, but I wanted to talk about movie snacks! There is NOTHING wrong with bringing your own snacks to the movie theatre.

Gary and I have our minds on our goals, but we’re human. We aren’t going to drink water during a movie while everyone else is munching on the wide array of snacks from the concession stand. So i decided to pack for us!

I packed 4 cups of Boom Chika Pop Popcorn (37 calories per cup), two mandarins in slices (40 calories each), and 1/2 cup of Fiber One (60 calories) with a few craisins and 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips! Nom nom nom.

We are seeing Captain America! I’m sooo excited. And tomorrow night is Wrestle Mania! What a weekend! I’m going to start the day tomorrow taking a ballet barre cardio class. I’m thinking it’ll be a good addition to my weekly workout routine.

Anyway, time to cuddle up to my man and watch this movie. I’ll report back!!

XOXO, Sami