Today was a day that will be etched in my brain for a long time. I had the absolute joy of spending eight hours with The Baby Girl at The Beach. The weather man almost stole this joy from me, we went in spite of a horrible weather report. I’ll post pics later in the week. I’m snuggled on the couch and the camera is in the car.
Imagine a 10 year old on a diet at a waterpark. We learned some things, big soft pretzels 5.5 points-we decided to split one. At the end of the day we ordered a big fat pickle 0 points, they were out of them. We settled for a hot dog, 8 points. The Baby Girl had exercised for eight hours, I told her not to worry about it. Thank God for activity points.
I keep hoping that we both lose weight this week, The Baby Girl is trying so hard. We went to Subway for dinner and she insisted cheese was a have-to. Old habits are hard to break, but she is doing fantastic. I am so very proud of her.
Tomorrow is a Red’s Game, another challenge. We’ll face it together.
I’ve decided that each week I will try a recipe that is outside “our” comfort zone. This weeks recipe will be.
Preparation Time: 7 min
Cooking Time: 12 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
These fast-food fry knock-offs are not just tasty—they’re good for you, too. Swap any summer squash for the zucchini and try different seasoning mixes.
|4 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray|
|1 tsp Italian seasoning|
|1 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour|
|3/4 tsp table salt|
|3/4 cup(s) dried bread crumbs, panko-variety suggested|
|2 medium zucchini, about 7-inches each, cut into 4 chunks, then each chunk halved|
|2 large egg white(s), whipped until frothy (almost soft peaks)|
- Preheat oven to 425ºF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a small bowl, mix together Italian seasoning, flour and salt. Place bread crumbs in another small bowl.
- Dredge a zucchini fry in flour mixture and then dip into egg whites; dredge in bread crumbs. Place coated zucchini on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining ingredients; liberally coat with cooking spray.
- Roast, turning once, until desired crispness, about 12 minutes. Yields about 8 fries per serving.
We’ll be trying these tomorrow, after 8 point hotdog at the Red’s Game.
The weatherman was just a few hours off, storming to beat the band right now.