Happy Biggest Loser Day all! I am glad I am not the only Leftover Queen and/or King out there and that most of you dig leftovers as much as I do. I actually think I found a few new ways to have leftovers from you all too!
For all of you who do not like leftovers, do you freeze them to have another time or does that fall into another bucket?
I know….I really do think about random things like that all day long…LOL….
The Husband proved to me today that it doesn’t matter what you have or do not have, you can ALWAYS find a way to track….He used a Sharpee Pen and his work order to log his eats.
I am pretty sure I can NEVER have a reason to “not” track when it’s this simple…..OH and I am pretty sure I could do sooooo many things with his DAILY 46 points+ ~ Jealous!
Breakfast this morning was EXACTLY the same as yesterday and it was just as fantastic. I am IN LOVE with these Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins (6 points+)
I LOVE working lunches, especially when I get to pick the place.
I owe Marisa at Loser For Life a HUGE Thank You for letting me know that Panda Express is giving away FREE FIRE CRACKER CHICKEN now through February 14th!
It pays to know people in all the right places
I picked 2 entrees ~ Fire Cracker Chicken above (6 points+) and String Bean Chicken below (4 points+)….
Then, swapped my chow mein/fried rice for steamed veggies to save on points+. I used the Panda Express Nutrition Calculator and are you all ready for this…..
I totally got my Chinese Food Fix plus my 5 a day in veggies for ONLY 10 points+ ~ DEAL!
I couldn’t wait to get home tonight to make dinner! As you all know I LOVE all Mexican food especially when it involves Chips & Dip! The thing about most dips is that you have to portion them out on your plate and keep to just a serving. I can admit that I rarely can stick to just a serving or my serving with be one HUGE scoop when it comes to 7 Layer Dips with Chips.I
With INDIVIDUAL 7+ Layer Dips, you get to eat everything you put in your bowl and not spend your entire points+ budget. I say 7+ because I pretty much throw everything I have on hand in the dish….Get creative, mix and match…..then, dig in, one crunchy bite at a time!
I am trying a New Recipe Feature where I Embed The Recipes from my recipe page into my post ~ Do you all like the usual recipe format or do you like this new format below?
7 Layer Dip, personal size!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: fry appetizer entree 8 points+ vegetarian Super Bowl
Ingredients (1 Big Dip Bowl & Chips)
- 1/4 cup fat free refried beans
- 2 ounce Lean Ground Beef, turkey, chicken or Veggie Crumbles, cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning
- 1/2 oz low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Mix and Match all your favorite toppers
- 1 Tbsp salsa and/or jalapenos
- 1/2 cup romaine, red cabbage, carrot mix
- 1/4 cup tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Tbsp green onions, chopped
- 1/8 Avocado, diced
- 1 tsp sliced olives
- 1 Tbsp 0% Greek Yogurt, drizzled over top
- hot sauce, optional
- 24 Tostito’s Bite Size Tortilla Chips or homemade tortilla chips
In a small bowl, spread the refried beans in the bottle of the dish. Then, layer it up in the order listed above.
Serve with chips and enjoy every crunchy bite!
Sharing on this dish is discouraged ~ you get it all 🙂
Makes 1 Big Chip & Dip Bowl, 8 points+ each
Nutritional information for the entire dish calculated at caloriecount.com
STEP – BY STEP:
I actually couldn’t wait to use these Le Creuset dishes I bought along time ago for this recipe. I LOVED the idea of having the chips & dip in the same container.
You can actually use any bowl to layer up your dip and serve your chips on the side.
Start by layering your refried beans and taco “meat”.
Add any salsas, jalapeno, etc. I used Trader Joe’s Corn Salsa and Jalapenos for sweet heat!
I used 1/4 of an ounce of cheese now and reserved the other half for the top.
Add in your veggies. I used a romaine, carrot, red cabbage mix I made, then, topped it with tomatoes, green onions, 1 tsp Olives and 1 Tbsp Avocado (you could use guacamole!)
I actually made a mini salad on the empty side of the container to eat with my dip and to make my chips “feel” like more.
I am 100 million % addicted to Mission Extra Thin Corn Tortillas. When you cover them in nonstick spray, sprinkle with sea salt and bake at 400 for 6-7 minutes they are BETTER than any chip you can buy (almost better than at the restaurant!)
However, my tortillas were bad when I opened them So I opted for The Husband’s Chips. It turns out that Tostito’s Bite Sized Chips are not a bad deal.
24 chips for 4 points+ = a whole lotta dipping fun!
At this point, I am pretty sure I am over my 7 ingredients, but, I just kept going…..I drizzled with 0% Greek Yogurt (my sour cream!) and hot sauce….
Then, finished with the rest of my cheese and a few tomatoes and green onion ~ for color.
You get a little bit of goodness in every single bite……
Get ready for a pretty funny Wordless Wednesday tomorrow ~ Let me just say, I LOVE My Family!