Monday, September 20, 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! 


  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!

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

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

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

  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!

  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 ;)

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

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