Weekend's Dinners

Friday Night’s Eats:
We made bratwurst and fries! Brats are easy and fast. When I get home from swimming, I’m always famished. Brats are perfect for that. The fries we made were store-bought and 120 calories a serving. I like those numbers! The hidden calories to watch for are in the ketchup. Ketchup has a lot of sugar in it–no wonder I LOVE ketchup!

Easy Dinner

I had a glass of my favorite wine as well.

Favorite Wine

Saturday Night’s Eats:
Our favorite dinner after a long bike ride is Turkey burgers. Michael makes the best turkey burgers in my opinion. He mixes chopped jalapeΓ±os and Colby Jack cheese in it.

Grilling Up Burgers

On the Sandwich thins, I used mustard, light mayo, and spinach.

I was at a loss as to what to have for our side dish. It was late so I picked something easy. Sliced cucumber, sliced orange pepper, and a serving of salty corn tortilla chips. Delicious!

Sunday Night’s Eats:

Tonight’s dinner was an experiment really…I picked up two sweet potatoes at the store. Neither of us had ever had sweet potatoes before so I wasn’t quite sure how it was going to turn out. I baked them for about an hour at 400 degrees. They were wonderful! I think they were much better than regular baked potatoes honestly. They didn’t really need anything on them besides butter. With regular baked potatoes I want cheese, sour cream and bacon them.

Sunday was a pretty busy day for me. I swam, went grocery shopping. finished Mad Men Season 2, went to a friend’s baby shower, and then Michael and I went on an hour long bike ride. I burned 336 calories in that hour.

We tried a new wine tonight, a very good Syrah.

Mmmmm wine!

Michael grilled up the steak for dinner.

I steamed veggies and did the sweet potato. Tonight’s dinner was a WIN. We both LOVED the sweet potato.


Delicious! Now, time for the Blazer Game.

QUESTION: What is your favorite dinner? Do you make it a lot or is it a once in awhile treat?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

18 thoughts on “Weekend's Dinners”

  1. I really like the idea of the sweet potatoes. I’m with you on russet potatoes needing tons of goodies. Another thing I like semi-plain is spaghetti squash.

  2. I’m a sweet potato junky. I use it in wraps, burritos, eat it plain. I actually eat it for breakfast sometimes with eggs. I just microwave mine. I do like them in the oven because their juices run out and make them sweeter, but most of the time the microwave is just easier.

  3. My favorite thing to eat for dinner is breakfast. But my husband doesn’t believe that breakfast and dinner go together…haha! So breakfast for dinner is definitely a treat in my house!

  4. You are amazing! Congratulations on your tremendous accomplishments, I am in awe. Thanks for finding my blog πŸ™‚ Yes, I have run Hood to Coast 6 times and I am running again this year – you will LOVE IT. I can give you some tips as it gets closer if you want.

    Take care and I look forward to following your journey.

  5. We had burgers last night too πŸ™‚ Great idea to put the cheese IN the burger!

    I’m the same as you–total ketchup lover! I’ve tried to buy the reduced salt/sugar kind in the past, but it just doesn’t taste the same! Now I just stick with regular organic and try to go easy on it πŸ˜‰

  6. Great looking steak and Sweet Potato. I love that, and had something similar last week! I had an awesome weekend of food/drinks/girlfriends in Portland! I love that city!

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