Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Bakin' Fool -- Day 5

Uh get your bake on. Uh get your bake on.

Yesterday, I baked whole wheat bread and whole wheat tortillas (to die for) for myself, and I made white bread for the husband.

I discovered the recipe for the whole wheat tortillas at House of Annie's blog. It is so easy and ... mmm mouth watering.

The bread recipe, of course is from a bread machine book.

I just love making homemade bread products. It's really relaxing. And so much healthier too. I know every single ingredient in my bread and tortillas. Plus, the tortillas are only about 100 calories each!

Tortilla and Black Bean Veggie Burger

This meal idea came to me when I realized I didn't have much in the fridge for lunch. I did however have one of my trusty homemade black bean burgers left in the freezer. I am going to have to make more. For the recipe, click here.

After deciding a black bean burger would be my meal of choice, I realized the bread would not be finished for another two hours or so. That's when I decided to make the tortillas.

In the process of rolling out each of the tortilla dough balls, I simply cut one in half and made two smaller tortillas. Almost perfectly the size of my burger.
I topped it with bbq sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. Very satisfying. But the tortillas were so good, I ended up having another one. :( Not good for my calories in.

Calories in/ Calories out

Calories consumed: 1750

Or more, I did a little mindless snacking, I tried to write it all down.

Calories burned: 235

16 minutes of jogging and 14 minutes of walking on the treadmill. I also did another SP (SparkPeople), this time 5 exercises for the abs. I feel it today.

I am starting to reevaluate my calories in/out. It seems as though what I am doing right now is not working. SparkPeople has me eating 1550 calories and burning 288 per day. I really need to stick to this.

21 Day New Habit Challenge -- Day 5

I completed all of my habits yesterday: wake up at 5:45 a.m., exercise for at least 30 minutes, and do the dishes.

As Tony Horton, creater of P90X, says, "Do your best, and forget the rest." Just remember to love yourself as you are, and where you are!


  1. Excellent job! I like that you used the tortillas as "burger" buns. They look really delicious.

    Thanks for the link back!

  2. They were delicious! Thanks again for the awesome recipe. :) I've also tried your sweet 'n' sour sauce recipe. It was amazing. Though, I just used plain old chicken rather than fish. Some day I shall try the fish.