Just go ahead and skip to dessert!
For dinner I ended up reasoning that I needed to eat up both the bagel and our goat’s cheese, and that I needed vegetables with it, so I toasted the bagel, topped with 20 grams goat cheese, and some grilled veggies (thanks, husband!)
What a colorful dinner!
Total dinner calories: 465, thanks to a big bagel!
Husband and I got in a great 30-minute walk after dinner while catching up on our days : )
Now for dessert!!! I came across a fellow CK member who has a blog who posted this recipe for a chocolate pumpkin cake. You can find Cakegrrl here!
So I LOVE pumpkin and of course chocolate, and of course anything with volume! So I whipped up this concoction. I attempted to double the recipe but still wanted to use egg whites and not a whole egg, so I need to work on my portions. Here’s what I put in:
- 1/2 cup pumpkin
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp egg whites
- Some sugar-free vanilla syrup made with splenda
- Some more splenda
- Touch of vanilla
And the grand finale after 2-3 interrupted minutes in the microwave:
It was great!!!!!!!! Rather bitter, but definitely cured my craving for chocolate and a gooey cake. I drizzled a little maple syrup on top. If I ate fake foods, I would have loved to blob some Cool Whip on top – or even better – frosting! I think next time I’m going to try a real egg, as I imagine the yolk adds a lot. And I’m going to let it cook longer (tonight I was afraid it was going to burn so I kept stopping the microwave).
And the calories? 110!! Perfect for a dessert – and quite filling too!
Total Monday calories: 1788
-668 thru exercise (thanks to TWO walks!)
= net of 1121. Still have 100 calories left, but I’m off to bed to read a book!