Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Venus, Uranus and chicken lasagna

The Other Half and I were outside lepas maghrib tadi sebab nak pasang trellis at the vege patch for the tomato and the cucumber plants to climb on.

Terbongkok2lah The Other Half on the ground trying to drill the screws into the planks. Miss 7 yang minah sibuk itu sentiasa lah nak join sama apa yang we all buat so we gave her the job of holding the torch light.

But biasalah lah, she pointed the torchlight at everywhere else but at the right place, hehehe. She pointed it at the sky, the roof, the neighbour’s roof, searching for crickets and at the dad’s backside Smile.

Pastu, tiba2 dia tanya her Dad…

Miss 7:What’s the closest planet to Earth?

Dad: (while still tertonggeng2 drilling the screw) Venus is the closest.

Miss 7: Venus eh….

Miss 7: Dad…Dad, I can see Uranus from here (while pointing the torch to her Dad’s backside and bercakap dengan muka selamba!)

Terus lah I and The Other Half and Miss 7 gelak bagai nak rak with her joke tu, hikhikhikhikhik……

The Other Half said to me, “I only want her to hold the torch and not make fun of my backside!” Muahahahahaha…….

There are so many jokers in this family, woohoo….. Smile with tongue out

This was our dinner tadi, chicken and vegetable lasagna with greens.

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My plate ni has only 330cals aje.

Someone asked me how I measure the calories in homecooked meals. Actually tak susah nak measure cuma sangat2 leceh if we make it from scratch.

In the MyFitnessPal program I joined tu, ada one are called recipes where I can add in all the ingredients in the food I’m cooking. And then based on the data we keyed in, they can calculate how many calories/serve of the homecooked food.

Like tonite for example, I used:

500g lean chicken breast mince=550cals

1 spray of extra light olive oil=12 cals

100g sweet potato=106cals

150g frozen spinach=30cals

1 jar Bertolli pasta sauce (500g)=256cals

35g of tomato paste=27cals

1 tsp vegeta chicken stock=6cals

200g low fat cottage cheese=170cals

10g Millel pamesan=46cals

60g cheddar cheese=242cals

270g cooked San Remo wholemeal lasagna sheets=487cals

So, that’s all the ingredients I used to make up the chicken lasagna.

And I made the lasagna to serve 6 so I just add up all the cals and divide the total by 6 and dapatlah 323cals/serve. So, tadi I cut the lasagna into 6 equal-ish portions.

See, tak susah, tapi leceh giler because you have to read all the labels of all the food/produce you buy so you can key in the calories when you cook it.

Selalunya I’ll just write down all the food stuff I used during cooking time on a pad and then bila tengah relax sikit while the food is cooking or after dinner, baru I key in all the ingredients.

But this is all just a rought estimate anyway because you can’t really count your calories to the precise cal unless you are in a controlled lab experiment I guess.

But every bit helps with our weight loss journey Smile.

15 comments:

MULAN said...

ayoyai miss 7... sangat lah cute...

cannot tahan tengok itu chicken lasagna... drooling here...!!!

cicayanki said...

hello Kakak

soo funny lah your Miss 7 :D sampai terkeluar keluar air mata gelak!

lemongrass said...

Mulan,
She's like that sometimes especially dgn muka selambanya :-). I tak ingat last time I buat chicken lasagna sbb slalunya buat beef lasagna aje :-)

Cicayanki,
Hehehe...we all pun tadi gelak sampai keluar air mata jugak :-)

penDragon said...

kelakar!!! seronok baca pasal telatah miss 7...

A~ said...

nice one lawak frm Miss 7. pandai dia usik daddy dia.
nak tanya, cam mana nak kasi hilang pahit sayur rocket tu? i slalu buang je rocket tu kalau ada org hidang mixed salad coz dia pahit. tapi peria boleh plak tahan pahit. ahahha.

Ayu said...

hahaha....t'gelak ayu baca usikan zahra.pandai gak dia buat joke ek.

kak...arini ayu happy sgt sbb b'jaya melatih buruh kasar ni utk melipat baju.yihah!!!! buruh kasar 1 b'jaya lipat 10pairs baju dia n buruh kasar 2 ada la kot dia lipat dlm 5-6helai baju.pasni semakin senangla keje ayu sbb ada buruh kasar t'latih.ngeh..ngeh..ngeh...

DeLancrettLurpak said...

tu lah kan, calories counting ni mmg leceh sikit.. tapi it's good u know, sebab we can always monitor our health as well, ye lah, tak perasan dah belasah 2 bungkus nasik lemak.

Ribbon Clown said...

LG,

haha Miss 7=Minah sibuk.. i can imagine how she played with the torch here and there.. ;p

sarasofia said...

hahahaha.. tergelak besar i baca entry u ni.. ada ka patut.. hahahaha.. uranus itu adalah..

azieazah said...

Amboiii tu lawak cerdik ler tu namanyaa..

hahahahaha!

Siapalah Kita Untuk Diagungkan...

noir said...

lg, reading this post make me wanna buka balik the production line.

Noriz said...

aduh sedapnye...

altuty said...

thanks LG!

now i understand how it works. yeay to you!

ct_nurmarlissaa said...

erm..yummy....nak try ah...

lemongrass said...

Pendragon,
Miss 7 tu kdg2 memang membuatkan orang ketawa terbahak2, hehehe.

A~,
we all jarang beli rocket exc klu already in salad mix. The girls memang tak kan makan. My hubby loves it. But we can only tahan the pahit if they are young leaves sbb still tak pahit sgt. Once the leaves are bigger and older, pahit dia makin kuat.
I pulak tak makan peria sbb pahit, hahahha.

Ayu,
Lepas you dah habis guna buruh kasar kat rumah Ayu tu, hantar diaorang datang sini ye sbb I ada 2 bakul kain tak lipat lagi, hehehe.

Lurpak,
Memang betul tu, we all dulu masa tak kisah sgt pasal calories ni, boleh habiskan potato chips/crisps half a big packet sorang. Pastu, makan benda lain lagi on top of that. Manalah hubby I tu tak gemuk kan, hahaha.

RC,
That girl memang minah sibuk but in a 'helping' way if you don't mind taking longer in whatever you are doing , hehehe.

Sarasofia,
tu lah dia pi shine the torch at her Dad's backside masa dia cakap tu, hahaha.

Kak Azie,
Kalau kita dulu2, agaknya kena cili tak? ;-)

Noir,
Hahahaha...But when you think of the sleepless nights and the mountain of diapers, daily vomits and what not, terus tak jadi kan :-).

Noriz,
sometimes yummy food can be low cals too kan :-)

Altuty,
You are welcome but it's all a rough estimate only ye sebab when you cook something, it might increase the cals. That's why we all selalu have extra cals in the 'bank' :-).

ct,
It is yummy and low fat too :-).