Taste the Rainbow

Happy Tuesday!!

Did you all hear about Michelle Obama’s Campaign Against Childhood Obesity?

What do you think of this new Let’s Move campaign?

I had some colorful eats today and luckily they DID NOT include any of this:

For lunch, I had a DELICIOUS, COLORFUL and HUGE salad!

Isn’t it bright?! Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomato, Carrot Ribbons and a sliced up string cheese with some olive oil and balsamic vinegar as dressing.  Along with a Morningstar Sausage Patty taco, which you’ve seen so here’s part of the tortilla process:

I would die without a gas stove!

After my scrumptious lunch, I went to class then I worked on Econ and Methods problem sets with people.  Ugh I need to learn to be more patient!

Then the highlight of the evening.. Dinner was pretty much the epitome of a fake and delicious makeover!

You know chicken parmesan? Served as such…

Forget that!  Mine was a million times better!

Boca Spicy Chik’n Patty topped with marinara sauce and cottage cheese (soo good!  If you’ve never mixed marinara and cottage cheese… go try it now! Creamy and delicious!), served with a side of spaghetti squash and broccoli, then sprinkled with some grated pecorino romano for good measure.

A dinner entree of Chicken Parmigiana at Macaroni Grill will set you back 1650 calories, 98g of fat and 2500mg of sodium!  Isn’t that nuts!

My version had a grand total of 405 calories and 12g of fat!  Much better and just as tasty and voluminous! Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of pasta (maybe because I didn’t grow up eating it?) but I understand that a lot of people do like it.  A serving of pasta still would make this a million times healthier than a restaurant version!

What’s your favorite at home dish makeover?

Ahhh Lost is on in a little over half an hour!  I have to read now so I can then glue myself to the TV!

Have a fabulous night!!


18 thoughts on “Taste the Rainbow

  1. louisianagrown says:

    I really really like Michelle Obama, and I think the idea of her program is really cool… if it actually gets implemented correctly.

  2. Erin says:

    What a gorgeous, colorful salad. I love the different combination of shades and tastes. Yum!

    Love Michelle Obama, too. She’s such a classy First Lady and I’m glad she’s shining a spotlight on healthy living.

    • Karla says:

      Nothing to be afraid of! Just make sure to keep the flame low and don’t walk away from it! If you’re scared to flip it with the flame on, you can turn it off (I did that when I was little because I thought my fingers would catch on fire!). They turn out nice and crispy though! Yum!

  3. Danielle says:

    I wish I had a gas stove here! Between the tortillas and roasted red peppers, I’m getting jealousss

    I haven’t seen Michelle Obama’s campaign before- I love that 😀

  4. Karin says:

    Michelle is great and such a strong woman. I look up to her.
    Sigh, I really wish we had spaghetti squash over here.. Your dish looks amazing! Bright and huge salads are amazing! There’s nothing worse than a dull leaf of lettuce with a bit of dressing that some restaurants call “salads”.

  5. Haleigh says:

    Michelle is an empowering woman.. such a classy lady. AND not to mention those amazing arms 🙂 I am lovin’ your version of chicken parm. Healthy without sacrificing any flavor.

  6. ginamastrog says:

    I have a very big girl crush on Michelle Obama. I love her message and also her style!
    I wish I had a favorite, “makeover” dish, but I’m not terribly creative in the kitchen. I should really try and be, this dish of yours looks delish as always!

  7. Jill says:

    Let’s Move. I like that message. I think we all could move our butts a little more. Well, I should speak for myself 🙂
    Love the marinara and cottage cheese idea. Also, I love having spag squash as a “noodle dish”.
    I will have to try those Chik’n Patties –they sound good! My hubby loved the Quorn chik’n nuggets.

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