Yesterday was my parent’s anniversary. And not just any anniversary, but rather 30 years of marital bliss. How amazing is that, especially in today’s world. I learn so much about life and love watching the two together and I hope that one day I’ll be able to celebrate a 30 year anniversary. Amazing.
I thought I’d share one of my most favorite kitchen tools I use every single day that definitely aids me in living a healthy lifestyle. The Kitchen Scale. In the past six months, I’ve really amped my lifestyle and refocused myself on living a healthy, well balanced life. This kitchen scale (which I found at Kroger, on clearance for about $10) has changed the way I cook and prepare food.
My method for measuring used to be simply “eyeballing” or guessing proportions. When I started using the scale, I was amazed to see how far off I was in my estimates. More often than not, what I thought was the correct portion size was grossly over what the package said was a serving size. And since I record *EVERYTHING* I eat on Lose It!, I want my nutrition reports to be as accurate as possible. (If you’re a Lose It! user, please look me up and friend me. It’s always good to share ideas and support each other’s healthy habits. I’m inspired by my Lose It! friends daily.)
Every morning, I start my day with a 3 Egg White Omelet. While the add-ins change – slightly – from time to time, I use my Salter kitchen scale to keep watch on my portions and maintain calorie control. I will tell you that having eggs in the morning gives me a great energy boost. I generally follow-up with oatmeal mid morning to get a little fuel in before my typical lunch workout.
Here’s a look at my typical morning omelet:
3 Egg Whites
1/2 Roma Tomato
1.5oz Chunk White Tuna
Handful of Organic Spinach
1/8 C Vidalia Onion
1/8 tsp Red Chili Pepper, spice
1/3 tsp Dried Basil, herb
1/3 tsp Nutritional Yeast
I mix all the ingredients together and pour onto pan sprayed lightly with canola oil. At the end, I top with 2 tsp of spicy brown mustard.
Nutrition Info: Calories: 126, Total Fat 1.2g, Sat. Fat 0.1g, Cholest. 20mg, Sodium, 424.6mg, Carb. 7.9g, Fiber 3.3g, Sugars 3.6g, Protein 20.9g
Wishing you the best! Katie