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I am a newlywed in my twenties. I love life and everything it brings me. I love finding a good deal, online news junkie and watching TV. I am learning how to eat healthier by following the Weight Watcher Points Plus Program!! 'Nothing Tastes as Good as SKINNY FEELS'

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 22: Basilicious Chicken

When I first saw this recipe I instantly thought of my wonderful mother's fresh basil and how awesome this would be with it as the main ingredient. It turns out I was right on the money! Here is the skinny:

6 oz of chicken breast
1/3 cup of chopped up FRESH basil
1 tbsp of dijon mustard

Cook the chicken on the skillet. Once chicken is cooked, put the dijon mustard on top of chicken and place basil on top!

Yes it is that easy and very delicious!

6 oz chicken= 6 PP!!

I added these FABULOUS Alexia Harvest Medley potatoes! These puppies are excellent and are only 2PP per 3 oz! I went ahead and had 6 oz so that is how much is pictures! 
Entire Meal: 12 PP!!!! LOVE IT!
~Happy Eating!

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Skinny Saturdays has continued...

I haven;t been able to make it to good ole WW in about 2 weeks because I have been out of town so I was nervous anxious excited to return back and get weighed in. I knew it I had 1 more pound to lose to reach an even 30 pounds! I thought I would be able to lose this 1 pound since it has come off pretty easily since January....AND I didn't listen to my voice of reason saying: don't get your hopes up too much you did eat out more in June that you have January, February and March COMBINED!!! So I hoped on the scale....took a deep breath and waited for the lovely WW leader Neida to say: You have lost....

.6 pounds! Good job!

My first reaction was a little bittersweet...I am kinda hard on my self but when I took a step back I was like...this is pretty good. It is a tad more than half a pound! That is pretty fantastic and overall I am happy! I am also determined to lose at least .4 pounds by Saturday. What a better way to start my Holiday weekend than the feeling of loosing 30 pounds! I can't believe it....I might have to treat myself to a new bathing suit since I haven't "treated myself" to anything since I lost 20 pounds! (My husband would beg to differ:)

**Wish this was true for me but several people have made it a point to tell me they are happy I am losing weight because I was turning into a "chunkster"**

~Happy Eating!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 21: Balsamic BBQ Chicken

I have been really enjoying the chicken trios. I love these babies for several reasons: cheap grocery bills, quick prep time and DELICIOUS MEALS!  I have also been able to take advantage of really tasting the different ingredients that I normally wouldn't 'savor' during a meal.  The balsamic taste on this chicken was awesome and I highly recommend it. Here is the skinny: \

6 oz of chicken
1 Tbsp BBQ Sauce with less that 45 calories
1Tbsp Balsamic vinegar

1. Cook chicken in skillet until fully cooked (about 15 minutes)
2. Combine balsamic vinegar and bbq in a small bowl
3. Once the chicken is cooked, spread mixture on top of the chicken. Cook for about 2 minutes and flip the chicken and cook for about 5 minutes.
4. Serve on plate and put access mixture on top of chicken.
1 Chicken Breast: 7 PP
 This whole dinner was only 10 PP AND it took 30 minutes to make.
The Uncle Ben's 90 second rice has become a hit in our house! There are so many flavors and it only takes 90 seconds to make! LOVE IT!

~Happy Eating!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

UMM Hello...welcome to the conversation

I was taking a break today and ventured to my favorite news outlet: YAHOO!:) They have something for everyone and make for the perfect landing page for someone looking for SOMETHING interesting to take her my mind off numbers:/  Today I cam across this great good article: check it out here!

While it is a great reminder of some helpful tips on loosing weight it is kinda repetitive considering this is the basis of what Weight Watchers is and why it is so amazing. Everyday when I log on to track my delicious oatmeal or the sunflower seeds that I have become slightly addictive to, I see little articles and daily reminders of these helpful hints. The reason I personally love Weight Watchers is because it's REALLY not a diet.  WW teaches you portion control and healthy eating, with an emphasis on filling your belly with healthy foods, rather than junk.

When I clicked on the link, I expected to find something that I didn't know and spent the entire article thinking: "Didn't I read that on WW"...after about 5-10 sentences I realized: this is what makes WW so successful! While I haven't been writing and sharing recipes as much as I should, I have been sticking to making better health choices and was pleasantly surprised that when I went to a bachelorette party this weekend that is wasn't filled with junk food and food that I would regret eating. In fact it was just the opposite! I got to snack and not worry about feeling guilty! I even found a new snack that I will picking up on the next HEB trip! 

So thank you Yahoo! for once again providing me with a quick reminder of how WW is and welcome to the conversation on how to lose weight, make good choices and look good in the bathing suit that I will be living in now since it is Summer AND TEXAS!

~Happy Eating!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 20: Naked Chicken Parm

This week for our dinners I decided to try HUngry Girl Chicken Trios. As mentioned previously mentioned these are great dinners for Thursday or Friday because they are very easy to make. I also learned when you plan your main meals with less that 12 ingredients FOR THE ENTIRE week, it makes the grocery bill $80 less than normal:)  Now thats a bandwagon I could jump on:)
Here is the skinny:

5 oz chicken breast
1 WW string cheese
1/4 cup LF marinara sauce

Cook chicken breast in skillet until fully cooked. Meanwhile, chop string cheese until it is cut into little pieces. I found using a food processor works great!

Once chicken is cooked put marinara sauce  and then cheese on top of chicken.  Cover and cook until cheese is melted and enjoy- 1 chicken breast- 8 PP

I also added 2 oz of this awesome pasta I got this weekend at the Lavendar Festival in Blanco, Tx. It is VERY GOOD for what is considered a "healthy" pasta! 4 PP for 2 oz:)

Total Meal: 12 PP

~Happy Eating!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Still alive and STILL making better choices:)

I AM BACK!!!! I know I have not been blogging in about 2-3 weeks! I have been busy with work and traveling for work but it is no excuse. I have't stopped eating healthy and still kicking butt. I haven't made it to WW in 2 weeks but I am still -29 pounds down and it feels great. I am more than half way to my goal!  I am back to sharing the wonderful recipes that I have been cooking:)

~Happy Eating!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Skinny Saturday on the Scale!

This past Saturday, I got back into the routine of getting back on the scale after a week of eating out! EEK!! I wasn't sure how things were going to pan out but I put my big  medium girl patties on and headed out the WW meeting. I had some things to do before our big 1st wedding anniversary weekend could begin therefore I couldn't stay for the meeting. But that was OK because I lost:

1.2 pounds!!!!!  

I was so excited and happy but just hope that the eating out doesn't catch up to me (Side bar: I did make kinda good choices:) OH well...live and enjoy for today! Am I right!!  This brings my total loss to 28.4 pounds! I still can't believe but I am inching towards my goal!

AND I REALIZED THAT IN THE PAST 5 WEEKS, MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE ONLY EATEN THE SAME DINNER TWICE! I can't believe we have really eaten something different each night in 35 days! Why only 20 posts about the recipes....well I am a little behind and will slowly get back to point! Until then....

~Happy Eating!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Smart Ones

I don't usually eat the frozen smart ones.  There are some that are really good and a great clutch when you need something delicious and fast.  I recently found one that I absolutely love! They are the Smart One's mini cheeseburgers! It is great to get that hamburger fix and a great lunch when coupled with the new WW Popped BBQ chips!   The entire meal is only 12 PP. Next time you are in the grocery store

2 mini hamburgers and WW popped BBQ chips: 12 PP

~Happy Eating!

Day 19: Crispy Nacho Chicken

I love love love easy to cook meals on Thursdays! It encourages me to cook dinner instead of going out to eat since isn't going to be hard since i planned ahead! As I have mentioned before, Hungry Girl has a section of the book dedicated to the "trios".  When I am making my list for the week I tend to plan these meals towards the end of the week:)   I made this "nacho chicken" and it was surprisingly easy and combines some our Mexican food favorites: chips and salsa! Here is the skinny:

5 oz chicken breast

1/4 cup of salsa

8 baked tortilla chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place the tortilla chips in ziplock bags and smash into little pieces

Take salsa and pour on top of chicken

Put the tortilla chips on top of the salsa and use a spoon to press the tortilla chips into the chicken

Bake in Oven for about 25-30 minutes and Enjoy! OLE!

1 Nacho Chicken: 7 PP

~Happy Eating!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

PLaying Catch up

I haven't written too much in about a week and I am sorry!! I need to find a better way of uploading pictures on the actual blog site so any suggestions would be fabulous!!!??!?!? 

I have not fallen off the train as I am still on the the WW wagon of success! ( I have not weighed in about a week due to having to work this Saturday.) I am a tad worried about weighing in this week but I do feel like my clothes are getting a little looser! We will see. I have been eating out a little more but making wise choices.  I read in a article by Hungry Girl and she stated that she eats well 80% of the time and 20% of the time she gives herself a break.  I would say that I have become about 90%-10%...which isn't too bad but before I was doing about 97% good and 3% bad...and that was a for sure success. I am not done loosing weight. I calculated that have about 23 pounds to get to my goal weight.  I haven't been that weight since high school, IF I even weight it in High School.  

Please bear with me as I am going to begin putting the yummy and fabulous recipes that I have been cooking the past couple of weeks. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Skinny Saturday....ummm.....welll...kinda...sorta...Things are going to be ok:)

When I first started my blog I said I would talk about the good, the bad and the ugly...well here is goes:

This past week was a.....challenge to say the least.  I was extremely busy an only worked out 2 times and then there was Cinco De Mayo! I learned a couple things about myself that I will carry over into my healthy eating lifestyle.  This is what my WW tracking looked like when I went to weigh in on Saturday morning:

I didn't even know that points could even go into the negative!! But I WAS PROUD that I did track the good, the bad and the ugly.  I even told my husband that if I gained any weight he had my permission to comfort me with the knowledge that I didn't make the BEST food choices this week: did I really need to get the enchilada AND the toastada AND the taco? DId I need the rice AND the charro beans ( I did get charro instead of refried...Bravo sticker anyone??).  But I didn't give up hope totally....

I even wore my extra "skinny" clothes (whatever that means) and went to the WW meeting! (It did occur to me that I maybe could skip out on the meeting but what good would that do!)  I stepped on the scale, braced myself for the worst and the sweet lady whispered: 

You stayed the same this week...
What! Come AGAIN!? Can you say it louder?!

While this isn't as good as losing weight it is perfectly fine with me and I am proud to say that this was the first time in 16 weeks that I did not lose weight and I survived! Just makes me realize there is no need to eat "horrible" when the good food choices are equally delicious and don't give me heart burn:) 

Here is to a new week of eating good and living healthy...who needs you full of fat mexican food or take out pizza.  I have some weight to lose and I am eating good:)

~Happy Eating!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Day 18: Exploding Chicken Taquitos

Who hasn't been to a party and had those fabulous full of flavor fat! But of course we eat them and love them. We go to the store and buy some and indulge some more:) Well I have a solution for you! I made these babies fora  Cinco de Mayo party at my office. They were a big hit!

8 small (6-inch) yellow corn tortillas
9 oz of chicken breast shredded
1/2 cup salsa
1/3 cup shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp. dry taco seasoning mix
Optional: red enchilada sauce, additional salsa, fat-free sour cream, for dipping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken and salsa, and mix thoroughly. Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

Remove chicken mixture from the fridge, and drain any excess liquid. Add cheese and taco seasoning, and mix to combine. This is your filling. Set aside.

Prepare a baking sheet by spraying with nonstick spray, and set it aside.

Dampen two paper towels, and place tortillas between them. Microwave for about 1 minute, until tortillas are warm and pliable.

Take one tortilla (keep the rest between the paper towels), spray both sides lightly with nonstick spray, and lay it flat on a clean dry surface. Spoon about 2 heaping tbsp. of filling onto the tortilla. Spread it evenly across the entire surface, and roll tortilla up tightly, so that you have a cigar-shaped tube. Secure with toothpicks and place seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

Bake for 14 - 16 minutes, until crispy. Allow taquitos to cool for 5 minutes. If you like, dunk in enchilada sauce, salsa, or sour cream!

1 taquito: 2 PP 
~Happy Eating!

Day 17: Crock-Pot Cinna-Apples 'n Oats

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Last night while I was preparing another recipe (which I will post later) I had some time to kill and started looking through the cookbook. I came across a recipe that I had been wanting to try but never thought I had the time to prepare this. I also was waiting for when I had guests but I decided what the heck and started looking for the ingredients:) Turns out this was not hard to make and made it in about 15 minutes and woke up to a FABULOUS smelling house. You get a HUGE portion serving.  Here is the skinny: 

8 cups chopped Fuji apples (about 6 apples)
2 tbsp. brown sugar (not packed), divided
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup light vanilla soymilk
1/3 cup sugar-free pancake syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread

In a large bowl, mix apples with 1 tbsp. brown sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Stir to coat apples well. Transfer to the crock pot.

In the empty bowl, combine oats, soymilk, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, syrup, and salt. (All remaining ingredients except butter.) Add 1 cup water and mix well.

Add oat mixture to the crock pot, and gently stir. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 7 hours.

Add butter and mix well. (Do NOT forget this step. Stick a Post-it to your timer if you have to!)

**this is the picture from Hungry girl. Mine turned out a little mushy but still wonderful! I didn't want you to get the wrong idea:) **

~Happy Eating!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Day 16: Buffalo Chicken Wing Macaroni and Cheese

    As mentioned in various posts, one of my favorite foods is Buffalo Wings:) I found this recipe for Buffalo Chicken wing Macaroni and Cheese! Here are the details: 
      4 1/2 ounces (about 1 cup) uncooked elbow macaroni with at least 2g fiber per 2-ounce serving 
      2 stalks celery, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 
      1 small onion, chopped 
      8 ounces cooked and shredded skinless lean chicken breast 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1
      /4 cup Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce, divided
      1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
      2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese 
      2 teaspoons yellow mustard 
      1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping 
      1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Cook pasta al dente in a medium-large pot. (Refer to package instructions for exact time.) Drain and set aside.

    Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add celery, carrots, and onion. Stirring occasionally, cook until veggies have slightly softened, about 5 minutes.

    chicken, garlic, and 3 tablespoons hot sauce to the skillet. Mix thoroughly and set aside.

    In a microwave-safe bowl, combine sour cream, cheese wedges, mustard, and remaining 1 tablespoon hot sauce. Mix well and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

    Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Evenly place half of the pasta into the pan. Evenly top with chicken-veggie mixture followed by the remaining pasta.

    Add the sour cream mixture to the pan in an even layer. Sprinkle with Parm-style topping and parsley.

    Bake in the oven until hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

    Serve and enjoy!

    Makes 4 servings

    1 serving: 5 PP

    While this was good it was nothing like eating WINGS or MAC and CHeese but it was the perfect substitute! I have learned that when dealing with Mac and Cheese the likelihood of it tasting healthy is pretty high.  This was one of the first Hungry Girl recipes that I felt was "healthy". My wonderful husband loved it but at this point (we are about to hit our 1 year anniversary) he has learned to always say he likes what i make:) I liked this recipe but did not LOVE it. You win some and loose some however, I would say this was a tie:) 

    ~Happy Eating!

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    Hi my name is Christie and I am a Weight Watcher-holic:)

    Today was another skinny Saturday!  I was a tad worried because I changed my work out routine and indulged ALOT this past week. But I tracked EVERYTHING: the good, the bad and the ugly:) I woke up this morning with a feeling that I might have gained a little (which is fine) or stayed the same (which would have been even better:) I went to my WW Meeting and realized that I had been to my 16th meeting in 16 weeks.  THey have a stay and succeed award so I think it is a big deal...I am just keeping on keeping on:) I stepped on the scale and waited for the lady to say what she is supposed to say:) I stepped off and the sweet lady said: Congrats...you lost:

    1.4 lbs!!!! 

    I couldn't believe it but I was happy.  I am happy that I am climbing closer to my goal. I am happy that I went shopping and found this amazing "lace" dress that I would have never bought before. I am happy that I bought 2 new pairs of pants because mine are falling off me:)

    Today, I also placed my order for a bridesmaid's dress for a wedding i am going to be in. I pleasantly discovered that I have lost 5 inches in my bust, waist and hips since the last time I measured myself...which was last June.  I couldn't believe it! I love WW and defiantly addicted:)

    Now I am off to celebrate the love and marriage of two of my very dear friends: John Muennick and Jessica Rhodes! I JUST LOVE WEDDINGS:)

    ~Happy Eating!

    Day15: Sweet n' Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

    One of my favorite dishes at my favorite restaurant are the veggie lettuce wraps from PF Changs.  I tried to recreate once and it was a DISASTER!  I found this recipe for lettuce cups and thought to give it a whirl. While it tasted nothing like PF Changs but it was equally as fabulous! Here is the skinny:

    3 oz of chicken breast cut in chunks
    2 tbsp of Asian Sweet Chili
    2 Lettuce cups

    Cook chicken until brown and cooked thoroughly

    Place chicken in bowl and toss to coat

    Divide evenly between 2 lettuce cups


    2 lettuce cups: 4 PP

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    Day 14: Flat-tastic Ranchy Bacon Wrap

    "Avacado with Mexican food and ranch on chicken wraps these are a few of my favorite things!"  As anyone can clearly see, I LOVE mexican food.  I have blogged many recipes such as: Twice-As- Nice- Guapo Tacos, Nacho-rific Stuffed Chicken, Neato- Chili Frito Burrito,  Jalepeno Poppers and my favorite Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas! Last night was no exception. This recipe did not disappoint and highly recommended by me and my wonderfully hungry husband:) Here is the skinny:

    1 tbsp. fat-free ranch dressing 
    1 tbsp. mashed avocado 
    2 oz. cooked skinless lean chicken breast, chopped 
    1/4 cup shredded lettuce 
    2 tbsp. chopped tomato 
    1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (likethe kind by Oscar Mayer) 
    1 La Tortilla Factory Smart & Delicious Low Carb/High Fiber Large Tortilla 

    To make the filling, combine dressing with avocado in a bowl and mix well. Add all other ingredients except the tortilla. Toss to coat. 

    Lay tortilla flat on a clean, dry surface. Spoon filling onto the center. Carefully fold the tortilla sides toward the center, followed by the top and bottom, overlapping to enclose the filling and form a square. Press gently to seal.

    Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Carefully place the wrap in the skillet, seam side down, and cook for 3 - 4 minutes. Gently flip and cook for an additional 2 - 3 minutes, until lightly browned.

    Slice in half diagonally or just bite right in. 

    ~Happy Eating!

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    Day 13: Lasagna Cupcakes

    Tonight  I made LASAGNA CUPCAKES...come again? I know it sounds weird but they were delightfully delicious! I was also unsure about the wonton wrappers but as many Hungry Girl recipes I trust that it will be great and this was no exception! Here is the skinny:

    12 oz. raw lean ground beef
    1/4 tsp. salt, divided
    1/8 tsp. black pepper
    1 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
    One 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes 
    1 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic, divided
    1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
    One 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 
    1 1/2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
    1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
    1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
    24 small square wonton wrappers (often stocked with the tofu in the refrigerated section of the supermarket)
    1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

    Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add turkey and season with 1/8 tsp. salt and pepper. Cook and crumble until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add onion and mushrooms and, stirring often, cook until veggies are soft and turkey is fully cooked, about 6 minutes.

    Reduce heat to low. Add crushed tomatoes, 1 tsp. garlic, and Italian seasoning to the skillet. Stirring occasionally, simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine spinach, ricotta cheese, egg substitute, nutmeg, remaining 1/8 tsp. salt, and remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic. Mix well and set aside. Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Press a wonton wrapper into the bottom and up along the sides of each cup of the pan. Evenly distribute about half of the spinach-ricotta mixture among the cups, smoothing the surfaces with the back of a spoon.

    Evenly distribute about half of the turkey mixture among the cups, smoothing the surfaces with the back of a spoon. Top each turkey layer with 1 tbsp. mozzarella cheese. Place another wonton wrapper into each cup, lightly pressing it down on the cheese layer and along the sides of the cup, letting the edges fall over the pan. Repeat layering by evenly distributing remaining spinach-ricotta mixture and turkey mixture among the cups. Top each cup with 1 tbsp. mozzarella cheese.

    Bake in the oven until cheese has melted and wrapper edges are browned, about 10 minutes.

    Allow to cool, carefully transfer to a plate and enjoy!

    1 Lasagna Cupcakes: 4 PP

    I paired this with asparagus (I steamed it a little too long:) 
    This was a great 8PP 13PP ( I went back for seconds;)meal

    ~Happy Eating!

    Monday, April 25, 2011

    Day 12: HG's Crispity Crunchity Drumsticks

    Monday Madness was in ful affect! We had such a fun and enjoyable weekend and Monday just came in an took away our happiness...not really. But we still enjoyed some good ole'  "fried" chicken! It was literally finger licken good! Here is the skinny: 

    6 raw chicken drumsticks, skin removed 
    1/2 tsp. salt, divided 
    1/2 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original)
    1 1/4 tsp. black pepper 
    3/4 tsp. garlic powder 
    3/4 tsp. onion powder 
    3/4 tsp. dried oregano 
    1/4 tsp. chili powder 
    1/4 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (likeEgg Beaters Original) 
    Optional: additional seasonings, to taste

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 

    Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and set aside. Season chicken with 1/4 tsp. salt and set aside. 

    Using a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One cereal to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer crumbs to a large sealable plastic bag. Add remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and all other seasonings. Seal bag and shake to mix. Open bag and, if you like, season crumbs to taste with additional seasonings. Set aside.

    Place egg substitute in a wide bowl. Two at a time, coat drumsticks in egg substitute, gently shake to remove excess liquid and place in the bag with the crumbs. Seal and shake to coat. Transfer crumb-coated drumsticks to the baking sheet and repeat with remaining drumsticks. 

    Bake in the oven for 20 minutes and then carefully flip. Bake for another 15 - 20 minutes, until crispy and cooked through. 

    2 Drumsticks: 5 PP

    We had this with some roasted chicken rice and green beans: 
    Roasted chicken Rice: 1/2 cup- 3 PP
    Green Beans: 1 cup- 0 PP

    TOTAL: 8 PP (for dinner that left me with plenty for delicious desert!!)

    My honey loved loved loved this! He said it tasted better than any fast food restaurant! EAT YOUR HEART OUT KFC!

    ~Happy Eating!

    Day 11: Pizza Puffs

    On Friday, we had our typical Pizza Night! It has been fun finding different and creative ways of having one of our favorite foods.  So far we have found one we didn't like! Here is the skinny:

    1/2 C chopped mushrooms
    1/2 C chopped onion
    1/2 C chopped green pepper
    17 pieces of turkey perpperoni
    2 sticks of light string cheese
    1 roll of reduced fat of crescent
    1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
    1/8 tsp onion powder
    1/8 tsp garlic powder
    1 tbsp reduced- fat parmesan-style grated topping

    Bring skillet ,sprayed with nonstick spray. to medium heat on the stove. Add the veggies, stirring and cooking until slightly tender.

    Break cheese into thirds and place in blender and blend at high speed until cheese takes on shredded consistency. Set aside.

    Combine Italian seasoning, onion & garlic powder and parmesan cheese

    Roll out dough and cut into 6 squares.

    Evenly distribute about TBSP of veggies  and pinch together the corners, pressing firmly and form round "pizza puffs".  Evenly place on baking sheet seams down.

    Mist the puffs with nonstick spray and sprinkle seasoning mix.

    Bake in the oven for 12 minutes for brown on top.

    1 Pizza Puff: 4 PP

    These tasted like a supreme pizza in a LARGE puff. It was great!
    ~HappY Eating!

    Day 10: Bacon Wrapped Bar-B-Que Chicken

    Last Thursday I decided to choose a recipe from the "Chicken Trios" section. I love this section because it consists of 3 ingredients.  Not only was this great but it would be great while being poolside but it is EASY:) Here is the skinny:

    1 five oz of chicken breast
    2 slices of center cut bacon
    2 tbsp of BBQ sauce with less than 60 calories

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Put BBQ sauce all over the chicken

    Wrap bacon around chicken and secure with toothpicks

    Cook for 35 minutes

    SERVE and enjoy!
    1 Chicken Breast: 6 PP

    This baby was sooo easy to make that I didn't even have to look at the cook book as I typed that. That is why I love Hungry Girl.

    ~Happy Eating!

    Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye

    I woke up this Saturday with happy thoughts of loosing just .6 pounds.  That would have put me at a loss of 25 pounds! I wasn't sure how my Wednesday pig out which I talked about HERE, would work out.  So I got dressed and picked up my mother and headed off to our weekly WW meeting.  I stepped on the scale, took a deep breath, closed my eyes and then I heard the sweet little lady say: CONGRATS YOU LOST:

    1.4 pounds for a total of 25.6 pounds!!!!!!

    What...huh...I did what...of course I did. I am now half way to my goal.  I need to keep on keepin on and continue with what I am doing.  It works...I also had the privilege of sharing this success with my neighbor who also lost 25 pounds! WE rock:) (Sometimes you have to toot your own horn). I have been indulging more than a I should the past couple of days so its back on track...I have another 25 pounds to loose!
    Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey-ey, goodbye 25.6 pounds!!

    ~Happy Eating  Easter!

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Cheater, Cheater, Pumpkin Eater

    Tonight was a pretty tough day and I discovered that maybe I am an emotional eater.  In actuality, my day wasn't THAT bad. But still I didn't feel like cooking. So I decided to turn to my favorite comfort food: WINGSTOP.  But I tracked my points and counted them for the week and used my weekly points (for the non WW foodies, you get an extra 49 PP in a week).  After eating I took tot he computer and figured out how many points my entire dinner was:

    51 PP!

    While this is almost 2 days worth of PP, I think it is nice to not deprive yourself sometimes and why not treat yourself to your favorite food.

    However, I feel good knowing that I do eat healthy now and not to gorge myself like this:) It is back to Hungry Girl tomorrow and its Bacon Wrapper BBQ Chicken!!

    ~Happy Eating!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    Day 9: Twice-As-Nice Guapo Taco

    Tonight was TACO Tuesday tonight at the Roberts' house! My husband thought it was going to boring taco night...he even brought out the ranch because in his words: " I wasn't sure if it was going to be good or not!" Has he not been eating these other amazing meals! (To his defense he has never been a fan of taco night:) Here is the skinny:
    Day 9: Twice-As-Guapo Taco (pg. 346 in Hungry-Girls 300 for 300)
    1/4 cup of lean ground beef (we use 96/4)
    1/8 tsp of taco seasoning
    2 tbsp of FF refried beans
    1 medium small/high fiber tortilla with less than 80 calories
    1 corn taco shell
    1/2 cup of shredded lettuce
    1 tbsp of cheese ( I didn't even use cheese:)

    Cook the meet and sprinkle the taco seasoning  over the meat and cook until mean is done

    In a small bowl nuke the beans until hot, about 15 seconds.

    Nuke the tortilla in the microwave until warm, about 10 seconds

    Spread the beans evenly over the exposed side of the tortilla, set aside

    Warm shell in the over according the directions on the box.  LIne up the shell's bottom wtht he tortilla's center, and align the right side of the shell with the right side of the tortilla

    Gently press on the inside of the shell's right side to seal. Pick up the entire right half of the taco-tortilla and align the left side.  Gently press to secure.

    Fill shell with HB meat, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.   AND ENJOY THE GOODNESS

    1 Taco: 5 PP

    I had a 1/2 of cup of this Uncle Ben's 90 second Spanish rice for 3 points .

    This whole meal was 13 PP!!!

    Overall, this was a perfect Taco Tuesday. I didn't even notice the ranch until I was cleaning up. I asked my husband why he brought it out. He admitted he had been wrong and didn't know why he doubted my cooking and the fabulous 100 days of Hungry Girl! OLE!

    ~Happy Eating!

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    Day 8: Not so Sloppy Joes

    A couple of weeks ago I posted this recipe: Not-So-Sloppy-Joes Yummo .  IT was great but it was before I started doing 100 days of Hungry Girl!This dinner turned into great lunch left overs so I decided to include it in the 100 days of HUngry Girl!  It was just as great as the first time! Here is the skinny: 

    1 pound of lean ground meat
    1 can of Hunt Manwhich sauce
    1 package of Broccoli cole salw
    1/ tsp of salt and 1/ 8 tsp of pepper

    Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add turkey and season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook and crumble until browned and fully cooked, about 8 minutes.
    Add slaw and sauce to the skillet and mix well. Stirring occasionally, continue to cook until sauce is hot and slaw has softened, about 6 minutes.
    Servings 4 (even though I think it is a tad more:) 1/2 cup of mixture per serving: 3PP per serving
    We used Nature's Own Sugar Free Hamburger Buns: 3 PP per bun
    I paired this with my new favorite: ALEXIA FRIES: 3 PP for 3 oz (which equals the same as a small fry at Whataburger and that is 13 PP! HOLY MOLY!)
    Total Meal: 9 PP and very filling:)

    ~Happy Eating!

    Skinny minnie Saturday!

    As you might know or can guess,  Saturday is my weekly weigh in. I love going first thing on Saturday mornings as it keeps me honest during the week and if I decide to "slack" off, the weekend is a perfect time to! As mentioned last week I haven't been attending meetings and I thought i would this week but my favorite leader was not there so I decided to weight in and go run some errands  SHOPPING:) As it turns out this shopping was a little way to treat myself because I lost:

    1. 4 lbs!!!!

    This was fabulous news (any news of loosing weight is FABULOUS!)  I am having  such a great time eating right and working out.  I even discovered a new work out that defiantly shakes up my usual work out routine (more of that to come:) After my weekly weigh in I bought myself a couple of goodies and headed to the pool. Our delightfully wonderful friends came over and we spent a relaxing day at the pool that was followed by a crazy fun time playing Just Dance 2!!! Have  a great "Skinny" week!

    ~Happy Eating!