Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pixie's palate

I've come up with a few good things to eat now and then. Last night wasn't one of them. I thought when I found something not to shabby, I'd share it here.

I wanted a snack after Mass today. I didn't want a fiber one bar and a glass of milk. I didn't want a fruit, and God knows, I didn't want a veg. I wanted something filling. My personal trainer has been harping on me to get more protein in my diet. So I whipped this up.

It wasn't half bad. It's a Boca Burger. Never had one of those puppies before. This one is tomato Parmesan bruschetta or some such nonsense. I cooked it in 1/2 teaspoon of evoo for 4 minutes on each side. Came out crispy. Would I crave one? Ah no. Was it palatable? Yep. I also cooked up 1/2 serving of Ronzoni Smart Pasta...I love that stuff. I don't like whole grain pastas in general. This is good stuff. The sauce is a homemade spaghetti sauce I keep on hand in the freezer. It's got spinach, mushrooms, garlic, onions, all kinds of nifty stuff. I freeze it in 1/2 cup containers and can whip one out when needed. It's at least 1 serving of veg. I count it as 2. Hey, tomato paste is really concentrated and there's some of that in there! I sprinkled 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese over the top. It was a total of 4 points. It had 17.5g protein. I forgot to count the fiber...but that would be good too. The Boca Burger had 3.5 and the pasta is high fiber.
Not a bad snackeroonie!


  1. Look your making me HUNGRY! lol I love that pasta. I prefer that over whole wheat cuz Im 1/4 Italian and my Mom spoiled me as a child. lol It actually tastes like normal pasta to me. Anyway I have yet to try those flavored burger patties. Im a Garden burger Portobello or Original kinda gal though. I also like the Trader Joes veggie masala one as well.
    Way to get in your protein! WOW


  2. Oh this looks really good. I will try this out. I tried boca burgers and didn't like them much. I buy now JennyO burgers. Yeah, the smart taste pasta is really good.
    You did good girl. Hope you're having a great weekend.