Brussels Sprouts with Onions

Yesterday

Yesterday afternoon, I took the kids to Chuck E. Cheese.

When you have three kids cooped up in the house all afternoon, they tend to get a little crazy. So, I took them to Chuck E. Cheese, where I can pay money for them to be crazy. At least we got out of the house.

Dinner

Since the holidays are over, I have been getting back to eating healthy and tracking my food. That means lots of fruits and veggies. Last night for dinner, I made salmon and brussels sprouts with onions.

I know that brussels sprouts are not everyone’s favorite vegetable, but cooked correctly, they can be quite tasty. I usually roast them, but last night I tried cooking them a different way.

Brussels Sprouts and Onion    Serves:1

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 brussels sprouts
  • Approx. 1-2 ounces sliced red onion
  • 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Steam brussels sprouts approx. 3-4 minutes, make sure they remain bright green. Immediately place brussels sprouts in ice water.. Remove from water and slice in half.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan on the stove. Add onions and cook approx. 3-4 minutes. Add brussels sprouts and continue cooking until tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove from heat and add lemon juice.

Calories: Approx. 100 cal.    Protein: Approx. 3.5 grams

I also had salmon which I drizzled with olive oil, sprinkled with dill, and placed two lemon slices on the top of it. I baked the salmon at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. It came out perfect!

On the side, I had blueberries and clementines. I always crave something sweet after I eat, so the fruit helps with my sweet tooth!

Today’s Workout

  • BodyPump – 60 minutes

I am so glad that today is Friday! I got the kids up this morning, and we headed to the gym. I went to BodyPump, and then we came back home.

Fantasy Fitness starts Sunday at my gym, and I am slowly learning more about it. It turns out that it’s going to have rules similar to real fantasy football, and two different teams will compete against each other each week. Which ever team works out the most that week will receive a point. The next week, you’re paired against a different team, and so on and so on. It should be interesting!

I am really excited to start the DietBet and fitness the challenge. I am interested to see how Danny does with the weight loss. He has never really had to worry about his weight or healthy eating before, so I am wondering how that will go. But I have faith in him and know he can do it, especially when there’s money involved!

Enjoy your Friday!

  • Brussels Sprouts: yay or nay?
  • Favorite veggie?
  • Any plans this weekend?

8 Comments

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8 Responses to Brussels Sprouts with Onions

  1. susie

    Yay for me on the brussel sprouts. I love the buttery taste. My favorite veggie is cucumber. I like vegtables alot more than I like fruit. I love peas and spinach and carrots and potatoes too. This weekend I am going to Macy’s furniture store because they have some good deals going on now. You sure were at Chucky Cheese bright and early!

  2. susie

    Oh wait, I just realized you went to Chucky Cheese Yesterday..oops:)

  3. Brussel sprouts are my favorite veggie :)

  4. amy

    I love Brussels Sprouts. We are try to get back to eat right too.

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