Sunday, September 19, 2010

If YOU see my GROOVE...send it back HOME!

In regards to my ongoing weight loss battle, I CANNOT get BACK into the groove of things. My daily lackadaisical approach shows each week when I step on the scale at Weight Watchers. In hopes of getting my groove back, I decided to try to a couple of new recipes.


Seafood Pasta Salad 
...from the Body For Life Cookbook by Bill Phillips

2 portions bow tie pasta (about 4 oz uncooked)
2 portions cooked crab meat (about 8 oz), fresh, canned or frozen, thawed, chopped 
1 carrot, peeled and chopped (I used shredded carrots.)
1 celery stalk sliced 
1 tomato, sliced
1/4  c low-fat Italian dressing
1 lemon, halved
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1. Prepare bow tie pasta according to its package directions. Rinse with cold running water; drain well.

2. While pasta is cooking, cut crab, celery, and tomato.



3. Next combine the crab meat, carrots, celery, Italian dressing, lemon juice, and black pepper in a large  mixing  bowl.  Add cooked pasta to crab mixture and toss to combine.

Check out my cool lemon squeezer thing-a-ma-bob from BIG LOTS.



4. Serve and enjoy.
Instead of low-fat Italian dressing I used Maple Grove Farms of Vermont Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. The book states the recipe serves 2, but after I mixed everything together I decided to split the pasta salad into 3 1/2 servings.  In addition, the book suggest that you serve the pasta on a bed of romaine salad, but I choose to skip that step. 

Enjoy your week and hopefully my groove returns this week! 
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9 comments:

  1. I hear ya girl, our grooves must be groovin togetha somewhere! lol. That's a great recipe I think I may do something similar with tuna this week, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. I hope your groove returns to you this week. :) That pasta salad looks so good!

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  3. That salad looks yummy! Thanks for sharing. Hope your groove finds it way back to you soon!!!

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  4. You will get it back soon girl. That salad looks delicious and a great way to get your groove back. :-)

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  5. Salad looks good!

    I say try your best to get back into the groove- I know you can do it girl! :) I believe in you!

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  6. nom nom nom that looks delicious. i love the little pasta shapes.

    get into the groove NOW. i mean it will find you don't worry ;)

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  7. Sorry I looked everywhere, even under my bed! I love your little lemon squeezy thing. So cute.

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  8. I hope your groove returns to you this week. :) That pasta salad looks so good!
    Acai Berry
    Acai Berry Weight Loss

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  9. I feel the same way lately. I really want to start getting back into the groove of things but just cant. I am hoping that changes when it gets cooler out.

    And that pasta salad? Um, yeah, looks AMAZING!

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