Lyn's Journey to 8

A Weight Loss Adventure

A Green Challenge Pt.2

Here are some more meals from my green challenge. Oh so tasty!

One morning I woke up and looked for a hearty breakfast and I decided to try a frittata! I never tried it before but based on my reading, its like a fluffy omelette. Fair enough! I used 2 eggs, spinach, garlic, onions, green onion, chopped mushrooms, tomatoes, almond milk, salt and pepper to taste. I cooked on the stove top first, then when the sides were set, I added some mozzarella cheese, then put the pan in oven and broiled until the top was set, and the cheese nicely browned.


Frittata - on the stove!

I think maybe I should have added more milk and whisked the eggs a little bit more. This really looked like an omelette 🙂 But it tasted great so I enjoyed it! Next!


Frittata - Spinach, Green Onion, Mushroom


I love curried everything. I prepared curried chicken for my family but instead of using potatoes, I replaced it with lentils. I thought I would try something a little different. For my own portion, I took some lentils, carrots and gravy and placed them in a saucepan. I added some spinach – just long enough to wilt and to bring out that lovely green colour. Then I served it over a serving of curried chicken breast. VoilĂ !


Curried Chicken, Lentils, Carrots & Spinach


Last but not least, something else I just threw together. I made minced turkey for the family and removed a small serving for myself. I then boiled some whole wheat spaghetti, drained it, added some light Laughing Cow cheese and mixed it until even. I added chopped asparagus, and spinach followed by the turkey then I gently tossed it all together. I sprinkled some parmesan cheese and this is what I got. Makes me hungry just looking at it.


Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Minced Turkey, Spinach, Asparagus


It may look like a large serving, but don’t be fooled by the pictures. My serving bowls are smaller than a traditional dinner plate. I specifically use them for portion control purposes. I think when a plate or a bowl looks like its full, it helps you to feel full at the end of your meal. Maybe that’s just me. But it works!

Have a great day!


December 9, 2010 - Posted by | Healthy Meals, Weight Loss | , , , , ,


  1. Oh wow! That Fritata looks so yummy. I just bought myself some whole wheat pasta to try it as I continue to make small changes to my dietary preferences. I’ll let you know how that goes. I wish I had more time to experiment cooking new things. I want to try something new for Christmas dinner this year, but not sure yet what. Any suggestions for side dishes? Usually I’ll do a baked macaroni & cheese pie, but I’m thinking of a pasta salad with parmesan, black olives, corn and the like. What do you think?

    Comment by CoolDestiny | December 10, 2010 | Reply

    • Very good! Sometimes, its just the small changes that make all the difference. Please keep me posted. And I hear you about having time. If I were a working professional like yourself, I’d be cooking up a storm on the weekend and freezing stuff to thaw during the week! I know its a challenge!

      In terms of side dishes – is this in addition to rice? I don’t think I’ve done a pasta salad before. What kind of pasta would you be using?

      I too have been looking for side dishes and I try to incorporate some sort of vegetable in it. Although I’m not a fan of olives, here is a recipe that I will be trying soon. If it looks good to you, perhaps you could put a Jamaican twist on it by using spinach or my beloved callalloo…? I will likely use collards or spinach. Check it out: Collard Green Pesto Linguine

      Here’s another I want to try: Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

      Recipes are just guidelines so feel free to substitute based on what you feel would taste good or by what is available to you. Cooking is an art and a blessing! I want to hear about what you end up doing. xoxoxoxo

      Comment by Lyn | December 11, 2010 | Reply

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