Guys. This is a big deal for me. I am focusing a lot of my energy on being in the moment and less anxious about what’s ahead. It’s taking a LOT of practice. One of the things I am hoping to start a habit of is planning, prepping, and preparing meals. Tricky business with a newborn, but I am determined. 💁🏼 If not now, when, right? 🤷♀️ I spent my afternoon attempting a meal plan and preparing an online grocery order (ClickList here in the NW!!). I had made a mental note that dinner was going to be the Kodiak Cakes we had on hand + some sort of fruit, with nut butters as an option for anyone who wanted it. Normally, if I even had a suggestion for dinner, I’d leave it to Hubbs to prepare. Nope. Not today. He took over baby duty and I did the cakes. 😁 It wasn’t difficult, aside from the multiple interruptions. 🙄 Meal-making, to me, is not what I usually care to be doing. If I could, I would hire it out almost always. But, I am determined for it not to be a burden. I’m determined to find joy in it. Someway. Somehow. If you read this far, you probably connect with me on some level, and are probably part of my tribe. Leave me a comment and share something about you so we can get to know each other, eh? ☺️💗
3sp for 3 cakes. 🤓🙌🏻
You can’t see all the spaghetti squash....but it’s there! I made a sauce out of a bunch of random stuff I had....marinara, pizza sauce, bruschetta, fresh basil. I added sweet Italian sausage (honeysuckle) 4sp per link, and I broke them out of the casing and browned. Added to sauce and simmered down with salt, pepper and seasoning. I had at least 8 servings of sauce and so I’m counting it all as 4sp! I had 3!!!!!!!! (I love carbs) garlic knots for 10sp 🤷🏼♀️ fine with me though because I’m so full! Reduced fat parm on top, and I’m also set for lunch at work tomorrow 😊
Perfect recipe for roasting spaghetti squash!:
Split in half, use spoon to pull seeds out. Preheat to 400 degrees. Use olive oil spray and salt and pepper the entire inside. Flip over on pan. Bake for 50 min exactly! It is soooo perfect and you get all the squash out! None left behind. Perfect texture. .
I know this is going to sound cray cray - my one hour spin class was my only workout today & I'm feeling super lazy tonight! Monday's are usually my run, Body Pump / spin days so today had me feeling "Meh 😔"....slept in this morning until 8:00😳...because I knew my body needed it & I was going to do back to back tonight, but knew my body needed a break - the hardest thing for me is listening to my body! It drives me bat shit crazy - no joke😩
My workouts are my therapy and some days this Mom needs a 2-3 hour session 🙄
This is how my new chili recipe turned out! If you can't tell by my the picture it was absolutely delicious. I served my 3 cups of chili (8 SP) with 1/2 cup vegan cheddar cheese (3 SP) and 2 pieces of sourdough toast (4 SP). I had a lot of points for dinner so I indulged a little!
Chili: makes 20 servings of 1 cup that are 3 SP!
16 oz Ground Chicken
1/2 white onion
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
Taco Seasoning to taste
Onion Powder to taste
Salt to taste
Chili Powder to taste
2 cups Sliced Mushrooms
6 cups Spinach
2 cans Tomato Sauce (no sugar)
1 can Diced Tomatoes (no sugar)
8 oz Frozen Corn
1 can Black Beans
1 can Pinto Beans
1 can Kidney Beans
In your crock pot add the tomatoes sauce, diced tomatoes, corn, beans, and taco seasoning. Turn the crock pot on low and leave it.
With a little cooking spray start browning ground chicken with seasoning on stove. Add a little water if meat is too dry. When all the pink is gone add diced onion, sliced mushrooms, and minced garlic cooking until onions are translucent then add spinach. After the spinach starts wilting turn the heat off. Add the chicken mixture to your crock pot and stir throughly. The chili is ready to eat, but I suggest leaving it for a little bit to let the seasonings develop more.
Hawaiian Asian chicken bowls for dinner! 10sp.
Marinated the chicken and veggies (onion, garlic, green bell pepper, orange bell pepper, yellow squash and pineapple) in soy sauce, honey, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and sesame seeds. Then baked them at 450F for 45 minutes. Made some white rice too. I had 1/2cup rice (5sp), a bunch of veggies (0sp) and 6oz chicken (4sp) with sesame seeds (1sp). 10sp!
Two all beef patties, special sauce (bolthouse salsa ranch), lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions...add tomato and you have a Big Mac Salad!!! I did add some bacon bits so i guess that makes it a bacon cheese burger salad 🥓🍔🥗 #atetoomuchatbrunchyesterday#wwsisterhood#wwigfamily
My first #weightwatchers dinner! This is supposed to have avocado but mine weren’t ripe enough 😭 I added a little light sour cream and this was an 8SP dinner! Quinoa, chicken with salsa, cumin and chili powder, cherry tomatoes, corn, and a 1/4 of a lime squeezed on top 😍 it’s really yummy! #wwcanada#wwnewbie#crushinggoals