Happy Monday all! I definitely think today was an AWESOME start on Day 1 of the new Weight Watcher’s Points Plus Program. I LOVE that I wasn’t starving all day, enjoy my food and I have POINTS left for a treat tonight!
In the morning I NEED protein or I am hungry like an hour later. So, I figured I’d whip up my usual “EggWich”.
2 slices Nature’s Pride Oatmeal Bread
1 Egg “fried” with nonstick spray sea salt & black pepper
I learned a lesson on BREAD today with the new Weight Watcher’s Points Plus Program. Normally bread on the old points program 1-2 points a slice and 3-4 points for 2 slices.
POINTSPLUS = 1 slice for 2 pts or 2 slices for 5 Points!
No worries though, my ZERO POINT apple made up for my 7 point+ sandwich
My breakfast kept me going for 5 hours, no AM snack needed. That, my friends, is why I LOVE protein in the morning.
Lunch today was some leftover 17 Bean Soup I whipped up with our Christmas Dinner on Thanksgiving Leftovers.
Check out the 17 bean goodness ~ I really just LOVED the colors.
Simplest soup ever ~ simply, chop, drop and pour.
17 Bean Vegetable & Ham Soup
16 oz Dried Soup Beans
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 ham bone or hamhock
32 oz chicken broth
32 oz water
2 cups chopped and cooked lean ham
1. Soak your beans overnight according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse.
2. Combine everything, except the ham in a large stock pot. Bring to a boil, reduce and simmer 1 hour or until beans are soft. Add in ham and simmer 5 minutes until ham is heat through.
Makes 10 heaping cups, 5 points+ each
Nutritional information per serving
I think leftover soup is even better the next day!
Veggies with 2 Tablespoons ranch (4 pts+)
I had that ZERO POINT orange for dessert! I <3 points plus just for the FREE FRUIT!
I was wanting to eat my BANANA all day long now that it’s ZERO points, but, I managed to refrain until the afternoon. Paired with a 2 pts+ Sargento Colby Jack Cheese.
My focus through the New Year is to work on using what we have on hand and getting creative. I have our freezers packed lol.
Two types of Potatoes tossed in a little olive oil, sea salt and black pepper.
His & Her Potatoes! The Husband won’t touch sweet potatoes. Baked at 400 for 15 minutes, then, I added the chicken in the “secret sauce” on top and cooked for 35 minutes longer.
2 Chipotles in Adobo Sauce
2 Tbsps Trader Joe’s Raw Honey
2 tsp cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp cumin
Whirled in my mini processor then tossed with 4 chicken breasts.
3 ounces Chipotle Glazed Chicken Breast (3 pts+) ~ sweet, spicy, GOOD! I LOVED hearing The Husband go “hot, hot, hot” LOL
3 oz roasted sweet potatoes (4 pts+, added 1 for the Olive Oil) These potatoes totally pair well with the chicken and cool your mouth off.
Grilled Asparagus (0 points+)
Believe it or not, I still have lots of points left!!! I am off to find a way to use them up I am really thinking about an apple with my Biscoff Cookie Spread and a cup of milk!
I am so humbled by all of your comments, stories and the fact that you all want to be in a support group together. It is already SO MOTIVATIONAL to me to read your comments. I cannot wait to at least get something up and running for us all to share ideas.
I am working on in it my “spare” time, but, I promise, something will be up soon!
Help me with ideas for designing our support group and win a Points Plus Calculator!
1. If you started Weight Watchers Points Plus today, how did your day go???
2. What is the most FAVORITE thing you ate at Thanksgiving this year?