Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sensational Sunday

Good Evening, Everyone! I hope all of you had a fabulous weekend. I had such a great day today, and I'm ending the night on a positive note by talking to all of you! We started the morning with church. My amazing hubby gave a talk in Sacrament meeting about Temple marriage, a topic that is near and dear to our hearts, and very important to all Latter-Day Saints. His talk was serious, heart-felt and emotional, it was exactly what I needed to hear this morning. I could tell by the reactions of several of the other ward members that it touched them as well. I then taught my Sunday school class a lesson on obtaining Eternal life, referencing Mark 10, and Luke 14-16. It was such a great lesson to prepare, I got to really ponder and come to understand new meaning from several of the parables that Christ used to teach while he was on the Earth. What is amazing to me is that each time I read the scriptures I gain more clarity and revelation of the message of the Lord. Teaching the adult Sunday school class was a huge calling to take on, one that was VERY intimidating but after three Sundays I can already feel my faith and testimony growing and I know that serving in this position is blessing me more than it may bless those that I teach.
After church the weather was beautiful! Chad, Morris and I went on a nice walk around the neighborhood- something we've been doing a lot of in order to keep baby Noah and me healthy- and to please Dr. Hitler. I took a very brief (ha!) 3 hour nap and spent the remainder of the afternoon and early evening with a good book. Then I made the best dinner, it was healthy, low-cal and delicious! I thought tonight I would share it with you!

Chik'n with Onions and Tomatoes!

I made this meal and ate it all in one sitting but it could feed two with smaller portions easily. The calories were low enough to do this and it was filling enough to keep me full for the rest of the night. I've had a serious problem lately with after 9pm cravings that I'm trying to put a stop to!

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 360
Total Fat: 15.2 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg
Sodium: 1000 mg
Total Carbs: 20g
Protein: 23.4 g

Quorn Brand naked chik'n cutlets
1/4 to 1/2 vidalia onion
1 tomato
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 tspn light margarine
salt & pepper

So... start with 1tbsp of light margarine in pan and begin to sautee the sliced onion. Dice the tomato and add to the onion after the onion has started to yellow and soften. Thaw 2 chik'n cutlets and slice into strips. Add to the mixture along with a 1/2 tsp of minced garlic (yum!) and the other tspn of margarine. Continue to sautee and add salt and pepper....voila!

The Quorn brand of chik'n is amazing- the consistency and taste is so similar to real chicken it is great when I'm having a craving. As most of you know I quit eating chicken about 8 months ago! I really suggest you checking them out Publix and any Whole Foods or health food stores carry there products. My favorite is to cook them with some balsamic vinaigrette and put it over a salad of baby spinach. Mega yum.

I'm really hoping that today's awesomeness was an indication of how this week will go. It will be my last week with State Farm before I start my new job at Century Glen Apartments in Augusta, GA. Chad is two weeks away from opening his office and I'm bowing out of State Farm work for now...every one keep us in your prayers over the next few weeks!! Big things are happening! Love, Layne


ohkeeka said...

Ooh, yum! I love Quorn--their nuggets are a staple in my freezer! This would be perfect over brown rice. :)

Layne Stalvey said...

I thought the same thing about brown rice, but just didn't have the patience to make any tonight...I was already too hungry!

A said...

Thanks for sharing your testimony. It really added to the sweet spirit of my Sunday (eventhough there's only 45 minutes left of Sunday). I've noticed your keeping a strict diet and exercise regimen. Is it just to be healthy or are you having a high risk pregnancy?

Layne Stalvey said...

No risk so far! My Dr., who I jokingly call "Dr. Hitler" is very strict on diet and exercise and she has put a number on how much she wants me to gain and is really trying to enforce it. This is my first pregnancy so I appreciate her keeping me healthy- I actually really like her- and have been trying to not take it personal. I'm a small-average person 5'2 115 when I got pregnant so I think she is just being cautious, but she's definitely got me working hard!