Happy Spring everyone ~ although with all the crazy rain we are having in California it’s hard to believe it’s Spring! It’s ok, I know our sunshine is just around the corner.
I started off my day by going to my Weight Watchers meeting. I LOVED that we had a smaller group due to the rain and it was just like a bunch of gabbing about our successes/challenges this past week.
I actually weighed in backwards this week so I didn’t see my number. I didn’t want to know good or bad how I did because honestly sometimes the scale dictates my mood. I am in my own little zone working the program ~ I am motivated and slowly getting back into my groove! I feel like I have had a successful week and I am proud of the fact that I worked out 5 days. I don’t want anything to break that, but, I did want my weight to be recorded LOL. I will give you all the full 2 week update when I take a peak next week.
When I got home, I whipped up Eggwiches for The Husband and I.
* 2 slices of Trader Joe’s FF Multi-Grain Bread (3 points+)
* 1 “fried” egg (2 points+)
* 1 tsp Whipped Butter (1 point+)
After breakfast we decided to brave the crazy rain we have been having to head to Starbuck’s and stock up for the week. I got a Grande Dirty Latte (4 points+)
When we got home all I really wanted was Cilantro Potsticker Soup. But, The Husband talked me into to having our Homemade Chicken Potstickers and making soup for dinner.
8 Chicken Potstickers for 5 Points+
Spicy Asian Peanut Slaw (2 Points+)
* 1 cup Trader Joe’s Organic Broccoli Slaw
* 1/2 cup Organic Carrots
* 2 Tbsp Trader Joe’s LF Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette
* Sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes
Dessert was as big bowl of cantaloupe ~ it totally hit that “sweet” spot when you want something sweet after a saltier meal.
Seeing all this food I got to eat for 7 Points+ made it worth having to wash all these dishes
Mid-afternoon I wanted to snack away as I worked and watched movies. I really eyed the chips but in the end I opted for a Trader Joe’s Lite String Cheese (1 points+) and a banana.
Since I am determined to NOT get sick, dinner was chicken noodle soup. I have wanted to make Giada’s Lemon Chicken Soup with Spaghetti ever since I saw the episode air.
It is super easy to make, but, I think next time I’d use from scratch broth as I think it just makes soup taste better and I’d bulk up the veggies.
I pretty much followed her recipe except I used only 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and I doubled the spaghetti noodles (6 points+)
I LOVE pesto and bread so I knew I had to make Giada’s Pea Pesto Crostini to go with the soup.
I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this spin on Pesto! First off before you make it, know it tastes nothing like pesto. It tastes like peas with hints of garlic and cheese. I could eat it by the spoon, but, having it on the toasted bread with the tomatoes was AWESOME!
I only used 2 Tbsp Olive Oil and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese to lighten up her recipe.
I had one serving with the bread (I used a mini sourdough baguette) for 5 points+
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HERE IS WHAT IS ON THE MENU THIS WEEK
I think I personally do better when I have more protein in my diet so this week’s menu is all about protein. I will be posting these recipes as I make them ~ I can’t wait!
* TJ’s Turkey Tostadas
* Spicy Teriyaki Steak with Sweet Potato Fries and Green Beans
* Slow Cooker Apricot Glazed Pork, Parmesan Risotto, Parmesan Squash
* Broccoli Chicken with Black Bean Sauce over Brown Rice
* Slow Cooker Southwestern Steak Tacos
* CEiMB ~ Blueberry Streusel Cake
What is on your menu this week? Are you making anything new?
Majority of our menu is all NEW ~ I know The Husband cannot wait to try my “science projects”! I am actually really excited about this week’s menu since I know I will need fast eats with my new work schedule.
I know I am behind on your emails and comments ~ I promise to get caught up this week! It has been a super busy weekend.