Monday, July 12, 2010

Foods I Am Loving Now

I haven't done one of these posts in awhile, so here are the foods that are striking my fancy lately...


Crabs! Specifically dungeoness crab legs, my new favorite! They're practically all protein, almost no carbs or fat (unless you eat the butter and corn that come with them at Joe's Crab Shack...but with all that yummy crab, who has room for the other stuff?). A whole dungeoness crab is 140 calories, less than 2 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbs, and a whopping 28 grams of protein! Plus they taste so amazing simply steamed with Old Bay, and what bandster can eat more than a couple of crab leg clusters...a perfectly sensible dinner. I'm going to Joe's with some friends later this week and really looking forward to indulging in lots of yummy, sweet crab.



I try to cook fresh veggies whenever possible, but the Green Giant digestive health blend is one that I try to have in my freezer all the time. It's a delicious blend of white beans, yellow carrots, spinach, and some delicious garlicky sauce. Half a cup contains 90 calories, 4 grams of protein, and an awesome 5 grams of fiber, and it tastes so good. I had it tonight as a side with a small steak, but sometimes if I'm feeling particularly lazy, I'll eat a whole package for lunch for 180 calories.



Tijuana Flats is my favorite place to eat lunch out. They offer lots of healthy choices, including whole wheat taco shells, "Power Lite" style with lowfat cheese and sour cream, and a whole menu section on how to customize your meal to make it lower in calories and fat. I love the chicken and black bean tacos, Power Lite, with lettuce and onions, on whole wheat taco shells. And I am addicted to their hot sauce bar. Come on...they have sauces called, among others, "Smack My Sweet Ass and Call Me Sally," "Don't Be a Chicken Sh*t," "Colon Blow," and "See Spot in Heat." Although my favorite is the more tamely named, "Cafe Louisiane Hotter 'n' Hell" which is deeeeeee-licious! I will shamefully admit that I ate there three times last week and I still managed to lose three pounds, so it can't be all bad. (Oh, and I get a side salad instead of chips. That probably helps.) Also, their slogans, "Roll me a fat one," and "Rock out with your guac out," just make me giggle. Mmm...hot sauce bar...

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

You so just flung a craving on me for crab. I guess I will be hitting up Publix sometime later this week!!

Bonnie said...

I love crabs and since I'm from Maryland, they are plentiful. Looking forward to eating them on vacation when I get on my soft food stage.

Holl said...

mmm... yummy... i'm gonna have to try those green giant veggies!

DiZneDiVa said...

I think I'll try those veggies... I am a new follower... I was banded on March 23rd, 2010, a couple weeks after you. *Maria*-Blogger from "This one time at Band Camp..." Check out my blog at mybigfatbandgeeklife.blogspot.com

Liz - Lizzle - Libby Lou said...

That last place w/ the sauces and saucy names sounds hilarious! I'd love to go there!!!

Lacey said...

Tijuana Flats is one place I am really going to miss from here...that and Moe's. But, in exchange I'll get Chipotle...yum!