I decided that I would prove that you can eat incredibly tasty food, (not diet food) while keeping within the recommended Points for the day!
Here is how I started off the day. Truly a favorite of mine…..but I do admit it takes practice with getting the right temperature on your stove top!
Oatmeal Banana Pancake
1/2 C quick cooking oats
1/2 to 1 smashed banana, today I used one whole banana in the mix
2 egg whites
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t vanilla
1 packet Truvia
1 T of Better N Peanut Butter for topping
1 t of honey to drizzle
Mash up the banana, add everything but the Peanut Butter and honey and give it a really good stir……..
……….pour onto a medium hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray. Cook about three minutes, then divide into four parts for easy flipping! Flip each quarter and cook an additional minute.
I divided one tablespoon of Better N Peanut Butter over each quarter, let it melt, then spread it out, and stacked them up!
Then I drizzled a teaspoon of honey on top.
I usually top it with sliced banana, but decided to try it without today since I used one whole banana in the pancake.
I LOVED MY BREAKFAST!
Every single bite!
You should try it………
Here, open up!
You’re not opening!!
Fine, I’ll eat it all by myself. 🙂
Ok…..lunch today? Equally tasty……
2 slices Trader Joes Bread (2)
1 T Light Country Crock Spread (1)
6 slices Turkey (1)
2 slices Kraft 2% Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese (2)
2 Kiwi, 1 orange (0)
Carrots, cherry tomatoes (0)
Total = 6 PPV
I love a grilled cheese sandwich. I included the turkey for a little extra protein. I used two slices of cheese to make this extra creamy and hold it all together nicely!
I have learned to love the crunch of carrots with my sandwich instead of chips. I have a hard time stopping at one serving of chips, so I just don’t keep them in the house. If you have kids in the house, that can be tough! Maybe you could put them out of your sight! Who knows, maybe your kids will eat less chips too if they are outta sight!
And how cute is this little label on the top of the Cherry Tomato package?
“Going green taste a lot better when you add a little red.”
Lunch was just as good as breakfast!
Look at that cheesy goodness!
Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside.
I had plans with a girlfriend for the evening, so I had no idea what was in store for the evening meal, but I knew I could make it work, with a little planning, of course.
I ate a large breakfast and lunch, and included lots of power foods so I would stay full throughout the day. My plan worked. When dinner time came, I wasn’t starving and I knew I could fit in a couple of beers and enjoy my evening without any guilt.
Dinner with my girlfriend
Grilled Chicken Sandwich with gauc and sour cream (10)
steamed Veggies (0)
2 Mich Ultras (7)
I didn’t take pictures of dinner, but my sandwich was delicious and I only ate half of the bread.
My plan for the day was to really enjoy some good food, maybe some beer, and still stay within my points range.
By choosing two beers, I ate 30 PPV instead of 26, but I had them available from my 49 points allowance. I’d say I had a very successful……
Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
The food I ate today and it’s PPV.
Breakfast = 7
Lunch = 6
Dinner = 17
Total = 30
Activity Points Earned Today = 2
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 26
How many glasses of water I drank today = 10
“love the life you live, live the life you love”