Last night I attended Nashville’s Live on the Green with one of my co-residents and some other friends. It was a great night of free music (The Mowgli’s and Matt Nathanson – it’s fun to work out to his song Modern Love!), dancing, raspberry Hefeweizen, and food trucks. I have lived in Nashville for over a year now – my first experience in the south – and have yet to try chicken and waffles. Well, I ate it last night. I ATE it. It was serious. Hot chicken on a raspberry wedding cake flavored waffle. Ridiculous. And ridiculously good. I tried to take a picture, but I didn’t remember until I had stuffed my face and an empty, greasy plate does not make a very exciting photo. Not exactly healthy – but it was my off day so I enjoyed it!
Today I tried to make up for it with a decently healthy day. Breakfast was a wheat bagel with almond butter and a fruit cup. Lunch was catered at work (free food is our only perk). I had a garden salad and a veggie sub on wheat with Dijon mustard. Dinner was an experiment in healthy mac and cheese with zucchini chips on the side. I couldn’t even tell the difference from the real stuff. (However, I must admit that ever since I was a kid I prefer the cartoon character macaroni over the regular noodles – my theory is it has more surface area to hold cheese?). Peaches were dessert!
Lightened up Greek Mac n Cheese
Boil one box of whole grain Kraft macaroni and cheese (about 6 – 7 minutes). Mix in one cup of Oikos plain greek yogurt and the cheese mix or 3/4 c reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese. So easy, so creamy, and so much better than butter!
I’m headed for a late night circuit work out. I’ve been saving the newest episode of Project Runway for this so I’m kind of excited. Not exactly a crazy Friday night, but I have to work a night shift tomorrow. Bummer. I’ll post the work out and a review tomorrow!