Healthy ‘Spanakopita’ – minus the phyllo dough!
1 package frozen spinach (16o z)
1 cup low fat 1% cottage cheese (no salt added)
½ c Feta Cheese
1 t Silly Salt (salt, pepper and garlic mix)
Drain frozen spinach. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. I like to think I came up with a genious way to do this: Put a plastic colander inside a plastic bowl. Put spinach inside and put in fridge. As the ice melts, it drops into the bowl and voila! No soggy spinach. Other way is to just throw the forzen spinach in the microwave and squeeze out the excess liquid. This works in a pinch but the scalding hot/ice cold frozen spinach dilemma always gets me...
The whole thing: 765 Calories
Cut it in 9 pieces: 85 calories per slice!
9 carb 19%
10.3g fat 21.5%
28.3g protein 59.5%
'Macros’ is short for Macro Nutrients (Carbohydrates, Proteins, and Fats). These are the basic building blocks of the foods you eat. You can manipulate the percentage of each of these that goes into your body to achieve a certain goal (such as fat loss). Many body builders/dieters calculate their macros to an exact amount to ensure they are meeting their goals. Here’s what I say about it….
So how do I calculate my macros?
I found this awesome calculator- If It Fits Your Macros: http://iifym.com/iifym-calculator/
It allows you to really customize your daily activity level and how many calories you should be eating to maintain, lose fat, or bulk. It also will tell you your macros based on those calories based on the diet plan you choose (zone, low fat, low carb etc).
This is NOT rocket science people. It’s telling me to maintain my weight, eat 2169 calories per day. To lose fat, I should be consuming 1844 calories per day. It's saying my macro breakdown (%) should be 44Carb/40Protein/16Fat. That's nice. I totally use this as a guideline though, mostly because I don't eat enough % of my calories from protein (working on that).
Rome wasn't built in a day people. Neither are my abs, obviously.