Good morning....What a beautiful morning it is today! I am down 2.0 this week ☺!! And...we only have 53 days until our vacation! Yaay!!
Lots have been going on around here, thats why I'm a little late with my menu planning. Last week was a busy week, my sister is moving into her new home, so I've been helping her get the new house cleaned and painted. I've met up with some old high school friends, to reconnect and catch up. Hubby and I went out for a much needed adult evening with some of our friends, had a great time at this local bar/restaurant. So, needless to say I totally forgot to post my menu yesterday.
Breakfasts Multi-grain Cheerios and fruit 4 points English muffin, egg white omelet with veggies and fruit 4 points WW tomato toast w/cheese and berry smoothie 4 points 2 mini hash brown fritatta and fruit 5 points
lunches lean cuisine and salad 7 points skinny chimichanga, salad BLT wrap, tortilla soup chip and salsa 7 points
Well this has been another great week. I have continued on Weight Watchers and its working good. A little slower than I would like, but I can't expect to lose too fast. I am down another 2.6 pounds totalling 7 over the past two weeks.
Here is my menu for the week. Breakfasts Multi-grain Cheerios and fruit 4 points English muffin, eggwhite omlet with veggies and fruit 4 points WW tomato toast w/cheese and berry smoothie 4 points
Lunches lean cuisine and salad 7 points skinny chimichanga, salad BLT wrap, tortilla soup chip and salsa 7 points
Dinners homemade pizza, salad 8 points southwest porkchops (I know again. But they are so delish) baked potato and green beans 11 points asian pork tenderloin, rice, broccoli chicken enchiladas (I ended up not making them last week) spanish rice, corn on the cob 12 points meatload, mashed potatos, glazed carrots 11 points
Last week was a great week for me to start eating healthy and working out daily. I lost 4.6 pounds since Monday! I worked out about 30 minutes on the elliptical machine every day. It sure helped that my hubby got me a new Ipod Touch. It makes my workout just fly by. I added some really upbeat Contemporary Christian music to my Ipod and it makes me want to complete my workout. I think I am going to step it up to 40 minutes per workout this week. I am trying to ease myself into it. When I got on my elliptical the first time, I could only do it for 6 minutes, so I have been working my way up over the past couple weeks. I feel fantabulous!!!! Well, here is my menu for the week. Some new stuff, again.
Monday Bfast: 1c. Multigrain Cheerios (2 points), ½ c. 1% milk (1 ), orange (.5 ) Lunch: lean cuisine (6 points), salad with dressing (1) Snack: apple (1 point) and 1 tsp peanut butter (1 point) Dinner: Lasagna (6pnt) , salad & dressing (1pnt) , crispy twists (1 pnt),zucchini fries (2 pts for 8 fries) Snack: popcorn - 3 cups 94% fat free (2 points) Total points: 24.5
Tuesday Bfast: Eng. muffin (2 points) Egg white omelet with veggie filling (1) fruit (1) Lunch: BLT wraps (3 pnts) and tortilla soup (0pnts), chips and salsa (4) Snack: apple (1) and peanut butter (1) Dinner: WW chicken pot pie (6.5), corn on the cob (1), miracle mashies (2) snack: 1/2 c pretzels (1.5), FF chocolate pudding (.5) Total points: 24.5
Wednesday Bfast: WW tomato toast (2), smoothie (2) Lunch: Lean Cuisine (6), salad with dressing (1) snack: apple (1) and peanut butter (1) Dinner: Mexican stuffed shells (3 pnts per shell) (6) , cilantro and lemon rice (4), roasted Brussels sprouts (2) snack: piece of fruit (.5) Total points: 25.5
Thursday Bfast: 2 mini Ham, cheese, veggie frittata (4), 1/2 banana (1) Lunch: skinny chimichanga (4), 18 baked tortilla chips (3) and 1/2 c salsa (1)snack: 1/2 banana (1) Dinner: 4 oz Steak with roasted garlic and chili rub (3pnts), baked potato (3), seasoned green beans (1) snack: 1/2 c pretzels (1.5) , fat free choc pudding (.5) Total points: 23
Friday Bfast: 1c. Multigrain Cheerios (2 points), ½ c. 1% milk (1 ), orange (.5 ) Lunch: BLT wraps (3 pnts) and tortilla soup (0pnts), chips and salsa (4) snack: apple (1) and peanut butter (1) Dinner: 1.5 Southwest Pork chops (6), miracle mashies (3) , broccoli snack: popcorn- 3 cups (2 points) Total points - 23.5
Here are some of the recipe from this weeks menu. Enjoy!
This is the first time I am making these recipes, so I am unable to review them yet.
Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Fries #207299 originally found on WW site. This recipe make ones serving
and is 6 points
by Parrot Head Mama 35 min 5 min prep
1 medium baking potato cooking spray
1/4 cup low-fat cheddar cheese or colby cheese 2 tablespoons bacon bits 2-3 tablespoons fat free sour cream Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Scrub potato and rinse.
Cut potato into 1/2" strips, leaving skin on.
Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place potato strips on baking sheet, skin side down.
Bake for 20 minutes, then turn potatoes and bake additonal 15 minutes.
Top fries with cheese and sprinkle with bacon bits.
Return baking sheet to oven for a minute to melt the cheese.
Add optional dollop of sour cream to top or on the side.
Nutri info per serving: Calories: 196 Fat: 2.5 Dietary Fiber: 2.5
WW Crisp and Spicy Cheese Twists #272806
This is from a Weight Watchers cookbook called Simple Goodness. Use a pizza cutter to cut strips more easily. I freeze them in zip lock bags and heat in the microwave about 20 to 30 second. 1 Point per twist
by TeresaS 23 min 15 min prep
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon paprika 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (10 ounce) can pizza dough, refrigerated (Pillsbury)
butter-flavored cooking spray
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a samll bowl; stir well, and set aside.
Unroll pizza dough, and roll into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle.
Lightly coat suface of dough with cooking spray, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese mixture.
Fold dough in half to form an 8 x 6 inch rectangle.
Lightly coat surface of dough with cooking spray, and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture.
Using fingertips, press cheese mixture into dough.
Cut dough into 16 (8-inch-long strips.
Gently pick up both ends of each strip, and twist dough.
Place twisted strips of dough 1/2 inch apart on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
Bate at 425 degrees for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove twists from pan, and let cool on wire racks.
Nutri info per serving: Calories: 73 Fat: 1.4 Dietary Fiber: 1
Au Gratin potatoes
If you are not on the WW program you might want to adjust amounts to taste, for Weight Watchers this dish is 8 servings/3 points each serving :)
by KITTENCAL 1¾ hours 20 min prep
1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoon flour 2 cups nonfat milk 2 lbs potatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded low-fat cheese
1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
Melt butter in a large frypan over medium heat; add in onion and cook stirring occasionally until onion begins to brown (about 5 minutes).
Stir in flour, then slowly add in milk.
Add in potatoes; stir to mix; bring to a boil.
Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, salt and black pepper.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish then spread out.
Bake for 1 hour uncovered.
After 1 hour cooking time cover with foil and continue to bake another 20 minutes more.
Change oven to broil heat.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese over potatoes and broil 6-inches from heat until the cheese is golden (about 1-2 minutes).
Cool 5 minutes before serving.
Nutri info per serving: Cal 159 Fat: 2.8 Dietary fiber: 2.7
Chili Beef Enchiladas
From WW Cook It Quick . If you don't use fat free tortillas, then you need to add an additional 2 points per serving. if you use Fat free tortillas
by mariposa13 18 min 10 min prep
1/2 lb 90% lean ground beef (10% or less fat)
1 small onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies, drained
1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 (8 inch) fat free tortillas 3/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream 1 large tomato, diced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro Preheat oven to 400*F.
In large nonstick skillet, cook beef, onion, and garlic, breaking apart beef with wooden spoon.
Stir in chiles, chili powder, salt, and 1/4 cup water, cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates.
Place 2 of the tortillas on baking sheet, top with beef mixture, then sprinkle evenly with cheese.
Top with remaining 2 tortillas, pressing lightly.
Bake until cheese melts, about 8 minute.
Let stand 5 minute.
Cut each quesadilla in half, then cut each half into 3 wedges.
Top with sour cream, tomato, and cilantro and serve.
Southwestern Pork Chops #295945
Out of an old 1998 WW cookbook called "15 Minute Cookbook" I have this marked as "great". If you don't care for the strong lemon like flavor of cilantro you can substitute parsley if you prefer. This is great served with black beans, pineapple wedges and fresh strawberries. Hope you enjoy! 4 points per chop by TeresaS 15 min 2 min prep
vegetable oil cooking spray
4 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops, lean and trimmed
1/3 cup salsa (I like hot)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (or parsley)
Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; place over high heat until hot.
Press chops with palm of hand to flatten slightly; add to skillet and cook 1 minute on each side or until browned.
Reduce heat to medium-low.
Combine salsa and lime juice; pour over chops.
Simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes or until chops are done.
If desired, sprinkle chops with cilantro.
Nutri info per serving: Cal: 171 Fat: 6.7 Fiber: .4
Monterey Chicken This is a delicious very healthy chicken recipe. It is a favorite in our household. I usually serve it with a baked potato or rice. 6 POINTS Servings 4 recipe is from cookingcache.com
by couponmommy123 45 min 15 min prep
SERVES 4 , 4 chicken breasts
4 (5 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 cup barbecue sauce 1/4 cup hormel real bacon bits
1 cup 2% colby-monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 (14 ounce) can rotel, drained (Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies)
sliced green onion pampered chef southwest seasoning
Preheat oven to 400°F Pound out the chicken breasts to flatten. Season each with a little southwest seasoning . Cook the chicken in a skillet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray over medium-low heat until no longer pink. Place each breast onto a baking sheet and top each breast with 1 tablespoon of barbeque sauce, 1/4 cup cheese, 1/4 cup Rotel tomatoes, green onions and 1 tablespoon of bacon bits. Place into the oven and bake until the cheese has melted (about 5 minutes).