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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'

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!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Day 7: Three-Cheese Cannelloni

I have never had a cannelloni before and man I was missing out. I have to admit that i thought this was some sort of pasta and was a little intimated by the fact that I thought I had to SUTFF pasta.  I don't know what I was thinking at the time but I am glad i was wrong. THIS CHICKEN was delightfully YUMMY! Here is the skinny: 

1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped spinach 
1/3 cup FF ricotta cheese
2 tsp of reduced fat parmesan cheese
1 tsp chopped garlic
dash ground nutmeg
2 dashs of salt
2 dashes of pepper
1 1/2 pound of chicken
3/4 cup of crushed tomatoes
1 tsp of minced onion
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1 stick of light cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place spinach and mushrooms in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, until softened. Blot thoroughly, removing excess liquid. Add ricotta cheese, Parm-style topping, 1/2 tsp. garlic, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.

Place one chicken cutlet in a large sealable plastic bag and, removing as much air as possible, seal bag. Carefully pound chicken through the bag with a meat mallet or heavy can, until uniformly about 1/3-inch thick. Repeat with second cutlet.

Lay cutlets flat and spread evenly with veggie-cheese mixture. Starting with a longer side, roll up one cutlet (not too tightly or the filling will ooze!), and secure with toothpicks. Place in a baking pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Repeat with second cutlet. Cover pan with foil.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, Italian seasoning, and remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic. Mix well and set aside.

Break string cheese into thirds and place in a food processor or blender -- blend at high speed until cheese takes on a shredded or grated consistency. (Or just tear string cheese into pieces and roughly chop.) Set aside.

Remove pan from the oven, and carefully remove foil. Spoon seasoned tomatoes equally over chicken, and sprinkle shredded/grated string cheese evenly over tomatoes. Return to the oven (uncovered) and bake for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and cheese on top has melted. Remove toothpicks and enjoy!

1 Three Cheese Cannelloni: 6 PP

Day 6: Pepperoni Pizza Pinwheels

My husband and I love pizza...I mean who doesn't?!?!!?  We would eat pizza at least 3-4 days a week but we want to be SKINNY:) I was really excited when I found these pepperoni pizza pinwheels for 3 PP a pinwheel!?! Here is the skinny:

2 wedges of Laughing Cow Cheese
2 tbsp of sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and finaly chopped
1 Pillsbury Crescent Roll- reduced fat
16 slices of Turkey Pepperoni
1/2 tsp of Italian Seasoning
1/4 tsp of garlic powder
2 sticks of light string cheese pulled into strings

Preheat oven to 305 degrees

Spay Baking sheet with nonstick spray

IN a bowl combine cheese wedges and sun dried tomatoes. Mix well and set aside

Roll out the dough in a large rectangle.  Pinch the perforated edges together and roll with a rolling pin.

Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the dough, leaving a 2 inch border of exposed dough along the right side only.

Evenly distribute the pepperoni of the cheese and sprinkle the Italian seasoning.  Evenly place the string cheese vertically on the pizza.

Starting with the left side roll the dough tightly up into a log and seal by pinching together the right edge and the roll itself.

Using a sharp serrated knife, slice the log into 8 pinwheels and lay them flat on the baking sheet.  Bake for 18 minutes until lightly golden.

Allow to cool and ENJOY!!
1 pinwheel: 3PP 

~Happy Eating!

Day 5: Pizzafied Grilled Cheese

Who doesn't remember their mom cooking wonderfully delicious grilled cheese as a child. Unfortunately for my mom she had a bratty  picky little girl who didn't really like grilled cheese.  I didn't start eating grilled cheese until a couple years ago and boy did I feel like I had missed out after all these years. This combines pizza and grilled cheese...how can you get better than that!  Here are the details:

2 pieces of Italian Bread
2 slices of American Cheese
2 tbsp of crushed tomatoes
1 tsp of italian seasoning
4 pieces of Turkey Pepperoni
Couple of sprays of Spray butter

Spray a few sprays of spray butter on both side of both pieces of bread.

Place one slice of cheese on the bread, the pepperoni slices on top of the cheese, tomato sauce, next the itialan seasoning and finally the 2nd peice of cheese.

Set the stove to medium heat and toast until the cheese melts.

1 Pizzafied Grilled Cheese: 6 PP

~Happy Eating!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 3: Neato-Chili Frito Burrito

My husband bought a Frito Stuff Burrito from Sonic one time and I have to admit it looked tasty. I am a sucker for Fritos and chili! SO it was fantastic when I found this AWESOME recipe! Here are the details:

1/3 C of low-fat turkey or veggie chili
1 medium- large high fiber flour tortilla with about 110 calories
2 tablespoons with FF cheddar cheese
10 Fritos

Microwave chili for about 1 minute

Microwave tortilla for about 10 seconds

Spoon chili down the tortilla and cover with the cheese and then top with the fritos

Wrap tortilla like a burrito  and place burrito seam side down on the plate and microwave until hot- about 30 seconds!


1 Burrito: 5 PP
** When I was looking on WW online tools I saw that the SONIC burrito is 18 points and it is the same size...I think mine is WAY BETTER!**

~Happy Eating!

Day 4: Loaded Baked Potato Soup

On Thursday nights I like to make something that is not too terribly hard to make since it is the end of the week and let's face it: I don't have the energy.  I decided to try out the HG's Loaded Bake Potato soup and I was not disappointed!! Here are the details:

For Soup3 cups fat-free chicken broth
1 cup plain light soymilk
1 large potato (about 14.5 oz.)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. chopped onion
2 tbsp. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. fat-free sour cream
1 tbsp. real bacon bits (like the kinds by Oscar Mayer and Hormel)
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. black pepper

For Topping5 tsp. shredded fat-free cheddar cheese
5 tsp. fat-free sour cream
5 tsp. diced scallions
2 1/2 tsp. real bacon bit


Pierce potato with a fork in multiple places, and then place it on a paper towel or microwave-safe plate. Microwave for 8 - 10 minutes, until potato is soft. Once cool enough to handle, remove and discard the skin (either by peeling skin off or cutting potato open and scooping out the insides). Mash the potato pulp with a fork and set aside.

Bring a medium pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic and cook for 1 - 2 minutes, until onion has softened. Add broth and soymilk. Slowly add the flour, continuously stirring until it has completely dissolved.

Add mashed potato and stir until fully blended. Add all other ingredients for soup, but not for topping (cheese, sour cream, bacon, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper). Mix well, reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes.

Divide soup among five bowls. (Or pour about 1 cup into a bowl now, and refrigerate the rest for another day.) Top each bowl with 1 tsp. each of cheese, sour cream, and scallions. Sprinkle each bowl with 1/2 tsp. bacon bits. Enjoy!

MAKES 5 SERVINGS- 1 cup = 1 servings: 3 PP

~Happy Eating!

Day 2: Nacho-rific Stuffed Chicken

AS mentioned in LOTS of my posts, I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexican Food. Being a Corpus resident my entire life this is a no brainer. I have learned that I can have all the punch and zing AND FABULOUSNESS as the fattening versions they serve all around town.  On Tuesday I decided to try the Nacho-rific Stuffed Chicken.  Here are the details

1/2 cup of FF refried beans
1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
4 wedges of the Laughing Cow Cheese- Swiss
1/2 cup Fiber One Original Bran Cereal
8 LF Baked tortilla chips, crushed
1 tsp of taco seasoning mix
2 dashes of cayenne pepper
4 five oz of boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 cup of taco sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Spray a large baking pan with nonstick cooking spray

To make the filling, combine the beans, shredded cheese and cheese wedges. Mix and set aside

In a food processor grind the cereal to a breadcrumb consistency.  Add crushed chips, taco seasoning and cayenne pepper.  Mix well, set on plate and set aside.

Lay chicken cutlets on a plate and spoon mix evenly between all of the chicken. Carefully roll each chicken over the filling and secure with tooth picks.

Cover each stuffed chicken with 1 tbs of taco sauce and carefully roll each chicken in the crumb mixture.  CAREFULLY transfer to baking pan.

Cover baking pan with foil and bake for 20 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked and outsides are crispy


1 Stuffed Chicken: 7 PP
It was very filling (thanks to the power food- refried beans!)
 ~Happy Eating!  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

100 days of Hungry Girl's 300 under 300

Last week I purchased Hungry Girl's 300 under 300 and I fell in love with good/healthy eating all over again.  She has some awesome a recieps that seem too good to be true:)

What I like even more about the book is she has pictures of her reciepes and the points plus values on her website.

I have successfully competed 2 days and I will write about that later! Here's to channeling the Hungry Girl in all of us!

-Happy Eating!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 1: BLT Pizza

Day 1
My first cooking adventure with my girl 'Hungry Girl' began with making a BLT Pizza.  I was alittle apprehensive but let me tell you it was GREAT! Here are the details:

1 Pillsbury Pizza Crust- Thick
1/2 cup of light mayo
1/2 tsp of dry ranch dip 
12 slices of center cut bacon (the recipe calls for 6 but I added more since my husband LOVES BACON** and it did not add to the PP value)
Shredded Lettuce
2 Tomatos

1. Bake the Pizza crust at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 15 minutes)
2. Cook the bacon in a pan or microwave ( I did it in the microwave and the mess in minimal)
3. Dice the tomatoes and chop of the lettuce
4. Mix the mayo and ranch dressing. Once mixed spread evenly on the bread crust.
5. Place lettuce on top of dip mix then tomatoes and top with bacon

Serves 6- 6 PP per serving

Happy Eating!

The Skinny on this pst Saturday

I went in for my weekly weigh on on Saturday and pleasantly discovered that I had lost :

1.6 pounds! 

This was great news since i did work my butt off the last week to make up from being sick. I was not able to stay for ht meeting but look forward to getting back on track and staying for the meetings because the leader rocks!

Hope you are having a SKINNY Week!

-Happy Eating!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Not So Sloppy Joes...YUMMO!

On Monday night I decided to try one of the recipes that I saw on the Today show from the FABULOUS Hungry Girl.  She was cooking up Sloppy Joes and it reminded me of how I secretly LOVE THEM! I have never really admitted it becuase of all the grease and fattening meat. I was delighted to find an alternative.  Here are the details:

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:)

Great article

I came accross this artcle today ont he Yahoo home page. These are some interesting facts. How many of these are you incorporating into your day?

- Happy Eating!