Skinny Philly Cheesesteaks

Philly cheesesteaks anyone? Last week I was craving lean steak, grilled peppers and onions, and cheese but how could I make it healthier? As I stood in the grocery store I brainstormed and realized I could switch up a few ingredients and make a much healthier Philly cheesesteak!

Skinny Philly Cheesesteaks

Two tricks for lowering the calories is to use pita bread and ultra thin cheese in place of a hoagie roll and cheese sauce.

I don’t know if y’all have seen these yet, but Sargento now cuts their cheeses ultra thin which drastically cuts the calories per slice.  Sign me up!

For the lean meat, we seasoned them well and cooked them on the stove stop for a quick sear and cook.

After the meat was done I cooked the peppers and onions as well as baby portobella mushrooms.

I know many of my readers are vegan and/or vegetarian, but I think this recipe would be awesome sans meat too.

For the pita bread I sprayed them with a little cooking spray and then sprinkled some garlic and sea salt on each pita half.  Bake at 400 degree for about 10 minutes or until toasty.

And then it’s time to stuff them!  I added one slice of cheese, meat, peppers, onions, and mushrooms… YUMMY!

Even if you’re trying to lose weight you can still have some of your favorite foods, you just have to find ways to lower the calories!  Neal and I love cheesesteaks, burgers, pizza, etc., so cutting them from our diets isn’t realistic but we can definitely make them healthier.

Have fun with your recipes!

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Day 7 of the Body Revolution was mighty fine!  The day started with a 45 minute spin session followed up by body revolution’s workout 1.  I actually did workout 1 in my office, which worked really well.   My initial plan was to do workout 1 and then to go to spin but a 4:30AM start time was rough!  It worked out great and I had two workouts done before 8AM.

I did have one mishap yesterday… I forgot my towels at home!  I took my gym towels home last weekend but totally forgot to grab them yesterday morning.   I was a hot mess so I had to shower so I improvised.  I used my t-shirt to dry myself of, which wasn’t ideal but it was far better than not showering!

Breakfast- Everything bagel thin, cream cheese, and iced coffee (195 calories)

Lunch- ground turkey, black beans, salsa, and rice (270 calories)

Snacks- Carrots, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, fruit cup, and a grande skim caramel macchiato (475 calories)

Dinner- Shredded mini wheats and skim milk (572 calories)

Total calories- 1512 calories

Calories burned- 957 calories

Onto day 8 we go… have a wonderful and beautiful Tuesday!

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for the idea! This looks super yummy! I have never seen the ultra thin cheese before. I will definatley keep an eye out for it. And I love that your dinner is going to be cerial! Great job on the workout and improvising!

  2. says

    I’ve been doing the vegitarian thing for lent, but I’m going to try this asap once easter is over. And thanks for the intro to the thin cheese. I need to track that down!

  3. says

    This looks awesome – I’m officially hungry. I love making healthier versions of my fave foods. I’m a turkey and tuna burger fanatic, and whip up my own “thin crust” pizzas on tortilla shells!

  4. says

    Those cheese steaks look delicious! I’m going to look for the ultra thin cheese slices-sounds much more yummy than fat free cheese!

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