Monday, March 26, 2012

Ready for Summer - Week 1

My challenges for this week are:

Weight:  lose 1 lb (SW for this challenge is  - 258.1 lbs)
NSV: Stop the snacking
Exercise: C25K week 1
Nutrition: 2 liters of water
Mini challenge: try 1 new fruit or vegetable this week.
Our market here is very limited, but I think I'll try Eggplant. Recipe suggestions are welcome!


  1. Mmm, eggplant!!! I'd slice it sorta thin, brush some extra virgin olive oil on both sides and grill or bake it, flipping halfway though, then serve it layered with fresh basil leaves, thin tomato slices and small/thin slices of fresh mozzerella. Drizzle some balsamic vinaigrette over the whole thing, and some freshly ground pepper and dash of salt.

    Or find a healthy pizza crust alternative (flat bread, pita perhaps) and top w/ the same things as above, but in pizza format, with the eggplant slices on top.

    Now I want eggplant.


  2. Good luck this week. I have to admit I've never tried eggplant. You'll have to let us know what recipe you prepare and what you think of it. The recipe above looks delicious.

  3. Good luck with your challenge this week! I'm going to try mangos for my something new! I can totally relate to your NSV-my snacking usually leads to food for all frenzys! I've decided to stop eating after 6 each night to help me.

  4. Great goals. Good luck. :) We like baked eggplant too and I've even used the baked slices in sandwiches and wraps. Not right now as I'm doing a six week, no wheat thing. You can include it in a stir-fry too.

  5. Our veggie market here is very limited as well. I don't know what I shall try. Good luck with the eggplant!

  6. Together again on another challenge. Yay! I love your "stop the snacking" goal. I am a snacker and am anxious to see how you do. And I love eggplant, too. Be sure to let us know how you end up preparing it. My veggie is kale. And I have no idea what to do with it. We will see...

  7. I've never had eggplant-will be interested to see how you cook it and if you enjoy it.

    The Couch25k program is THE BOMB! Just did it and finished it in February! :)


  8. Eggplant is so good!! So much you can do with it. My favorite is to either just grill it and eat it that way or I make a light EggPlant parm in the slowcooker!

    You will love the c25k program! It's tough at times, but it's how I learned to run after I had my kids.

    Good luck!

  9. I have no experience with eggplant, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  10. I used eggplant in this recipe:

    It came out quite well :)