Cheeseburger quesadilla. Low carb!


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2 mission carb balance tortillas
1 hamburger
1 oz of mozzarella
Ranch to dip

Simple and yummy. Feels like I’m cheating. 15 carbs.

Five Guys Makeover.


I have not gotten a chance to blog in a while. So sorry guys. We are gearing up for our big Cedar Key move and have been busy cleaning and packing and purging. I will have a few blogs up this week including a review of Kombucha tea (so good) and also about my trip to the doctor. I got a full panel of blood work and physical done for the first time in over 10 years. Yes I know. So irresponsible of me to wait so long! More on that this week.

For right now I just wanted to share something I posted on Facebook today. My nutrition has been pretty good this week. I have gotten a ton of water and exercise in. I haven’t binge ate, drank, or ate anything crazy. My husband and I decided to go to Five Guys. I knew I needed to change my usual order which is this.

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Bacon cheeseburger, medium fries. I won’t lie, it used to be large fries!!

Not including my choice of toppings (extra cheese, mayo etc.) the meal has–

1873 calories. 103 grams of fat! 171 grams of carbs, 61 grams of protein. That isn’t including a drink. Add in mayo and cheese holy moly.

I started looking at their menu before we went. I went with the following.

Cheeseburger wrapped in lettuce with grilled onions. Little fries. New meal nutritional facts–

712 calories 19 carbs 52 fat 42 protein.

 

I only had  1/4 the fries which was a victory in itself. Here is what I saved nutritionally wise.

1161 calories, 152 carbs, and 51 grams of fat.

The meal was wonderful. Just by making a few tweaks I got to feel like I was having something special, but at the same time I wasn’t overdoing it. Is it something I would do every week? No. But for once in a while? Absolutely!  It’s all about finding the balance. I am always TALKING about balance instead of just finding it. Today I found it, and I am determined to find it as OFTEN as possible.

The small changes really do add up. Live your life.

Live it well. Much love.

G

 

 

 

 

 

Burger and fries.


I love a burger and fries. It’s one of my favorite guilty treats. I found a great way to have the burger and fries with half of the guilt though!

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I found these great chicken burgers from weight watchers. 140 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 25 grams of protein. Along with the burgers I picked up a bag of these fries which are 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat. You could serve your burger on lettuce, plain, or even a whole wheat roll if you like. If you are feeling crazy add a slice of turkey bacon! Sautéed mushrooms, jalapeños, onions. All of those would go great! See you later five guys!

No take-out? No problem.


If you follow me on my facebook page you probably know that my husband and I have been take-out free for probably over fifty days now. That means no meals out, no to go coffee or drinks, no carry out food, no fast food. Every single meal that we have eaten has been food that I have made at my house. We didn’t set out to break a world record or anything, but I must say it feels really good to not  have  spent one cent on outside food. What does this mean? Well it means more trips to the grocery store for sure. It also means I know exactly what is going into my body. No trans fat, no extra sodium or fat. I have complete control. Not to mention how much money we have saved! I am not sure when this streak is going to end, but I am more than happy and content eating at my house! Here are a few meals that I wanted to share.

Craving Mexican? Do it yourself! I made taco seasoned ground turkey with red bell peppers for the filling. For the toppings- Lettuce, mexican cheese, tomato, plain chobani for sour cream, peach salsa, cilantro, and onion. Delish!

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Or make a chicken taco salad! Continue reading “No take-out? No problem.”