Hi! Keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy work week! We had our first weigh in today as part of our work Healthy Holiday Challenge. I was very happy with my results this week.
I have to say, I just love the Fitbook I’ve been using. I’m all about organization (blame the type A dietitian in me) and this book is just that.
Looking back at this past week, I noticed that I’m quite the grazer. I have lower calorie meals (around 300) and include higher calorie snacks (200). It seems to work well, seeing as that I work 10 hour days.
On the exercise front, I’d also give myself a big pat on the back. I didn’t reach my goal of 7 days of workouts (hit snooze this a.m. versus getting up for spin ), but I’m still pleased with 5 days of exercise.
After a meat filled weekend, I gladly embraced a vegetarian meal. One with a kick I might add.
Tofu Vegetable Fajitas (serves 4)
- ½ package extra firm tofu
- 1 green pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 1 onion
- ½ cup spinach
- ½ can corn (rinsed and drained)
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- corn tortillas
- cumin, hot sauce (cholula ), chili powder, and pepper to taste
My secret (and spicy) ingredients.
After pressing tofu, slice into small squares and season liberally with cumin, pepper, and chili powder.
Add teaspoon oil to pan and sauté tofu until slightly crisp, approximately 5 minutes.
Add in peppers, onion, and corn.
Stir every so often to ensure proper cooking. (Also, probably smart to use a larger pan than me. ).
When peppers and onions are softened (about 8-10 minutes) add in spinach. Season pan with more cumin and chili powder.
Stir once more to mix ingredients and you are ready to plate!
Transfer vegetables and tofu into tortilla. Top with hot sauce, cilantro, and serve!!
I really loved this dish since Mexican food is at the top of my list. It’s very light, but filling. Depending on how spicy you like your food, feel free to add as little or much spice as you like.
Also, make sure to liberally season your tofu. Tofu is virtually flavorless, so this is where seasoning counts.
All I need is a strawberry margarita and I’d be set!!
Other Swanky Scoop:
I have an ugly Christmas sweater party coming up! Can’t wait! There was slim pickings out there. I did manage to pick up these gems at the thrift store this past weekend.
I did think the turtle neck would look great under a Christmas vest…but no luck on finding one. Hate to admit that the turtle neck reminds me of something I wore growing up..oh and yeah, paired with leggings! Ha.
The verdict is that they both aren’t “ugly” enough. I may have to resort to my sweater from last year. Thoughts?
What embarrassing holiday ensembles do you remember wearing growing up?
If my turtle neck outfit weren’t bad enough, I’ll never forget the Christmas my family and I went to Hawaii . My mom, bless her heart, made my sister and I matching puff paint Christmas shirts. Love you mom!