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(This post was modified on April 19th, 2014. I had previously miscalculated the points. This recipe has been modified and is now correct.)

 

I do love a pancake for breakfast (or any meal, really). Since I’ve been reading blogs and looking on Pinterest for recipes, I’ve discovered all sorts of different ways to make an easy, healthy, low point pancake. You really can’t mess these up either. It’s Banana’s and Eggs, just in a bunch of different combinations with lots of yummy additions to the banana’s and eggs! I made one the other day called a Three Ingredient Pancake! That one was just as tasty as this one, but that was several little thin pancakes, and this is one, big nice and thick pancake!

Peanut Butter Packed Pancake!

Pancake = 4 PPV

Pancake with Toppings = 6 PPV

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Ingredients

1/4 Dry Oats

3 Egg Whites

1/2 Ripe Banana, mashed

2 T. PB2 Powder

1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Packet Truvia (optional)

Toppings

1/2 Banana, Sliced

1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter (Or nut butter of your choice!)

1 tsp Honey

Directions

Add all ingredients to a blender. (You can mix really well with a fork or a whisk too!)

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Pulse just a few times until well blended, but don’t over blend. I have recently discovered this works much better than whisking with a fork in a bowl.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter onto heated skillet and cook for about 3 minutes.

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I have a very large spatula (this pancake is 6-7 inches in diameter!!) that made this easy to flip. I think blending the batter made it all stick together well on the skillet! Cook for about an additional 2 minutes.

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Top with the other half of the Banana, 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter and 1 tsp of honey!

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Nice and Thick!

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Breakfast

Peanut Butter Packed Pancake

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Lunch

Shredded Mexican Chicken, Corn, Pinto Beans, Salsa

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Snack

Pineapple

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Snack

Light Microwave Popcorn

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Dinner

Mahi Taco’s on Corn Tortilla, Black Beans and Rice

One Glass of Red Wine

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As I looked over my food for the day, I did a terrible job of eating veggies? Lots of veggies today and an actual workout!

Weight Watcher’s Points Plus

I can eat 26 PPV a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

I have an allowance of 49 extra points that I can dip into throughout the week if I choose.

I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

 

PreBreakfast = Coffee with Skim Milk (1)

Breakfast = Peanut Butter Packed Pancake (6)

Lunch = Shredded Mexican Chicken, Beans, Corn (6)

Snack = Pineapple (0)

Snack = Popcorn (3)

Dinner = Mahi Taco’s with Beans and Rice and Wine (17)

Total = 33

Exercise = I cleaned house ALL DAY LONG! Like the “on your hand’s and knee’s” kinda cleaning…….

How many glasses of water I drank = Not Enough! 6?

Activity Points Earned for the Day = Cleaning has to be worth something?? 2

Activity Points Earned This Week = 6

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 23

Alcohol Consumption = Wine

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Coat Shopping? Okay.

November 15, 2013

Shopping!

I am quite pleased that weighing under 160 (currently holding steady at 155) for the first time in my life since High School has officially made a difference in what size clothes I wear. My large and extra large tops are for the most part, out of my closet. They just look frumpy. I’ve taken ALL of the size 12 pants out of my closet. I now have ONE pair of Black Jeans/Pants and TWO pairs of regular jeans. That’s it. Oh, and lots of cozy sweats and leggings. 🙂

I am taking a trip to Chicago in December and I know I need a coat. I have a couple of Wool coats that I put on, and they really just look silly. So, I’m shopping. I found these two at Burlington, and I will likely take one back, but I couldn’t decide and they were priced quite nice!

 

Short with Silver Zipper! It’s thin and you can fold it up and put it in a bag that comes with it!

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Longer with Gold! A little dressier…..Looks old ladyish???

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Today……JEAN SHOPPING!!

 

Simple Breakfast Idea No. 5

Super Simple. No recipe. Light, easy, low points.

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2 Slices of Trader Joe’s Sprouted 7 Grain Bread, Toasted (2 PPV)

1 Tablespoon Better n’ Peanut Butter, divided between the two pieces (1 PPV)

1 Banana Sliced (0 PPV)

Total = 3 PPV

I had early lunch plans with friends, so I wanted to eating something, but not too much.  

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Lunch

Quiche with Butternut Squash Bisque

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We all shared an incredible piece of (birthday) Carrot Cake! Yum!

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Dinner

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Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

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 and it’s PPV

 

Breakfast = Toast with 1 Tablespoon Better n’ Peanut Butter, 1 sliced banana, coffee (3)

Lunch = Quiche, Butternut Squash Bisque, 4 Bites of Amazing Carrot Cake! (18)?

Dinner = Turkey Burger Patty with Cheese, Sweet Potato Fries, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Onions (12)

Total = 33

 

Exercise = None. What a crap week of exercise. Struggling here…….

How many glasses of water I drank = 15. I am consistent here!! 🙂

 

Activity Points Earned for the Day = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 7

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 7

Alcohol consumption = none

Off To Shop!!

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I’m Living in a Land of Pumpkin!!!! Literally!

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I’m not even kidding. This happened to me last Fall as well, and I just went Pumpkin Cray Cray!! I want pumpkins all over the house, I want pumpkins in the yard, on the deck, in the kitchen, in my food and in my latte’s!! I am dreaming Pumpkin!

It’s just through early December people, then I’m all cinnamon, and I’m good until the following Fall……I think. I’ll Pumpkin Ponder that.

Okay, let me go back to Thursday. Wait, really Wednesday. Wednesday when I stepped on the scale at home, it said 154. I bout fainted. Must be a fluke. 155 just knocked at my door LAST Friday, so I knew that it couldn’t be real. Thursday morning, 154 at home again. I put on this pair of shorts that fits, but fits snug at 157. They felt really good and I had JUST washed them, so I knew it was true. Ahhhhhh. I felt awesome! I ate great throughout the day, drank lots of water, got my exercise in and followed all the rules. I was kicking ass and taking names. I was “ON”. 

Thursday night. On Thursday night I was getting together with a few of my girl friends from High School and really looking forward to it. We have been much better about getting together lately and I have really been enjoying it. There were five of us that night and we have all known each other since the 7th grade, some even before that! So you can imaging the story telling and the laughs and the memories we all share of “first” experiences and sneaking out and school sports and spring break trips and just so many good stories. We started at the kitchen table with awesome appetizers…..Honey Crisp Apples (I could eat them all day long), chips with homemade salsa, and an awesome cheese platter with sausage and grapes. I mostly stuck with the apples and grapes, and enjoyed a few bites of the salsa with a couple of chips. I drank tons of water as well. Then there was the cheese. Ah, glorious cheese. It’s a trigger food. Damn the cheese. It was so creamy and rich.

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and you guys…..it paired well with the wine…..

 

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…….which I only had a glass and a half of, and I was completely satisfied with that, but I’m quite certain I overdid on the cheese, but gosh darn it, that was some really good cheese. Did I say I liked the cheese?

I brought Butternut Squash Chili for our entree. It seemed to be a hit. I found this recipe last year on Pinterest, and even Mike liked it when I made it last year, so I knew, even though there is no Pumpkin in this, it was keeper.

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Then we all went outside and sat around the fire-pit. More stories. It was an awesome and perfect Fall night with good friends. 

Friday I weighed in. 156. Damn that cheese!!! I think I can flush all the salt out by tomorrow. No worries.

Then……I spent the entire day on Friday cleaning. Fall cleaning? I guess. The windows opened and the stereo cranked up! I’m doing it again today. I can’t believe I am spending two entire days of this beautiful Fall weather, cleaning, and not outside watching a Football game, or at a City Market, but it just feels good to be home and not have to be hurrying around going anywhere. (Mike’s on a golf trip, and due home tonight)

While cleaning, I had to take a break. A Pumpkin Break, that is. Your surprised? I found this Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Coffee Syrup last year at World Market, and you know we fell in love with one another. This week, I discovered they also have Pumpkin Pie flavored sauce! What?

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Here’s my morning love for this Fall Season. Breakfast Blend coffee, just a tad of Pumpkin Coffee Syrup, frothy milk and a drizzle of Pumpkin sauce. It’s heaven, for pumpkins. (well, and me.)

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I may have been on Pinterest while sipping on my coffee, and came across this idea…..

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um, okay.

So, I did.

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Yes, that is a pumpkin cookie made with those two items. Cake mix and canned pumpkin.

 

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I melted 1 T. of butter and lightly brushed the tops while they were warm. I made 50 (1″ size) cookies, and used the 1 Tablespoon of butter for all of the 50 cookies.

 

 

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Then I mixed 2 packets of Truvia with a little bit of cinnamon.

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I sprinkled that on top, then added a dusting of powdered sugar.

 

1 Cookie = 1 PPV

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Then I immediately put some on a few paper plates and distributed them to other homes!!!!

 

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All while smelling my Pumpkin Candle. I said PUMPKIN PANDEMONIUM, didn’t I???

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Here are Friday’s eats….

 

Breakfast – FREE SAMPLES at the WW Meeting!!!!

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Snack – Grande Nonfat Latte with 1 Splenda and 1 Pump of Pumpkin Spice

3 PPV

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Snack

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Lunch Butternut Squash Chili, in a “Pumpkin” colored Bowl! I can’t stop myself!!!!

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Dinner….again Butternut Squash Chili. Yes, it’s just that good.

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Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

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 and it’s PPV

 

Breakfast = WW Crackers (2)

Snack = Latte, Banana (3)

Lunch = Chili with avocado and chips (8)

Snack = Pumpkin Cake Cookies (6)

Dinner = Chili with avocado (5)

 

Total = 24

 

Today’s Exercise = Friday’s are my day off.

 

How many glasses of water I drank today = 12

Activity Points Earned Today = 0

Activity Points Earned This Week = 0

Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 49

Alcohol consumption = none, and the entire time I was baking, I was wanting to sip on wine. Do they make Pumpkin Wine??????

Hey look! Pumpkin Beer!!!!!

It’s from Last Year. You think I should toss it? How long is beer good? It’s never been in my fridge for that long…….

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Saturday morning, I made Pumpkin Oatmeal for breakfast! I’ll tell you all about it Monday morning!

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 Have a PamPumpkinPastic Day!

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During my “Four Week Chicken Challenge”, I have been trying to avoid as many processed foods as possible, but lets be honest, sometimes convenience wins. I’m a firm believer of “All Things in Moderation”. I’ve spent the last few days getting lots done around the house, including painting a room along with painting a chest, a headboard and footboard, and a chair. Things are coming along nicely!

Before

These 18″ squares took forever when I painted them, but I loved the look!

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After

Now I’m going with a soft, light blue for a relaxing Guest Room. I knew I wanted a blue, but I was having a hard time finding a color based on paint chip samples. I found a soap dispenser at Bed Bath and Beyond that was exactly what I was wanting, so I took it into Home Depot and they matched the color perfectly for me! I can’t wait to get back in there today!!

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Now for the pizza’s….

I like to keep Whole Wheat Pizza Crust on hand for nights exactly like this…..

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Having a bottle of this on hand came in handy too!

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This 1/2 empty package made an amazing surprise pizza!

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Ingredients for Chicken Thai Pizza

1 Whole Wheat Crust, Packaged….or….make your own???

1/2 C. Peanut Sauce, divided in half

6 oz. Cooked Chicken, chopped or shredded

Shredded Carrots

Chopped Green Onion (I didn’t have any, but they taste great on it!)

1/2 C Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Spread 1/4 C. of Peanut Sauce on Crust. Mix Chicken with remaining 1/4 C. of Peanut Sauce and spread evenly over crust. Top with shredded carrots, green onions and cheese.

Bake according to package directions for crust.

Makes 8 servings. 1 Slice = 4 PPV

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Ingredients for Chicken Fajita Pizza

1 Whole Wheat Pizza Crust

1/4 to 1/2 C. Traditional Pizza Sauce

6 oz Cooked Chicken, chopped or shredded

Fajita Seasoning

Sliced Onions

Sliced Bell Peppers

1/2 C. Monterey Jack Cheese

Mix cooked chicken with Fajita seasoning in a pan and add a little water. Stir and heat until just a little thick.

Spread 1/4 to 1/2 C. of Pizza Sauce on Crust, depending on how saucy you like your pizza. Spread chicken mixture evenly over crust. Top with onions, bell peppers and cheese.

Bake according to package directions for crust.

Makes 8 servings. 1 Slice = 3 PPV

 

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Here is a simple way (and really the only way I know how) to figure PPV when you are making a recipe, or in this case, throwing something together for dinner in a bit of a hurry. Write down all of the ingredients, total it up, and divide it by the number of servings. I cut each pizza into 8 servings. The ingredients for the Thai pizza are on the left, and the fajita ingredients are on the right.

 

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Thai Pizza

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Fajita Pizza

Somebody, who shall remain nameless (my husband, Mike) snuck in there while I had camera issues!! 🙂

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Breakfast

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Snack

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Lunch

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Dinner

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Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.

I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.

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 and it’s PPV

 

Breakfast = 5 Egg Whites, Cheese, Banana, 1 T. Better n’ Peanut Butter, Coffee with Skim Milk (5)

Snack = Whey Protein Shake with 1 C water, 1 C. Ice, 1 C. Frozen Strawberries (3)

Lunch = Mixed Greens, Pulled Pork, Aioli Sauce, Strawberries (4)

Snack = Provolone Cheese, un-pictured (2)

Snack = 24 Almonds, un-pictured (4)

Dinner = Pizza and Salad (9)

Total = 27

Today’s Exercise = Painting and mowing? I really suck at having a project during the week and sticking to my regular exercise routine!

How many glasses of water I drank today = 15+

 

So, I weigh in tomorrow, and early in the week, I really thought the scale would move past 157 this week, but according to my home scale this morning, that STILL isn’t going to happen. “Coach” suggested I count calories, just to see how many calories I am really taking in. That honestly sounds like a lot of work because I am so accustomed to counting points, and I basically know how many points EVERYTHING  is, but I am willing to give it a try. I know I eat a lot of fruit, and maybe it is stalling things. I have been taking a picture of everything I eat and sending her a picture before I put it in my mouth, but I admit, if it’s a fruit, which is zero points, I don’t always write those down and I don’t always take a picture. I love WW and it has really taught me a lot about healthy eating, but I have possibly taken advantage of the Points Plus program where fruits count as zero points.

I’ll eat lots of protein today and drink lots of water, and hope tomorrows weigh in is 156!

I can’t lie. I still feel amazing.

 

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Bacon and Cheese, Please?

February 5, 2013

Breakfast

Fresh Strawberries, that actually tasted really sweet!
Light English Muffin with Egg Beaters, 1 T. Bacon Pieces,
Reduced Fat Cheddar Slice and a small smear of fresh avocado!

Then I was ecstatic to find a Keurig Gingerbread flavor cup and a small amount of Sugar Free Pumpkin Coffee Syrup! Add a little steamed skim milk, and ahhhhhh, back in the days of Fall of 2012. It seems so long ago……

My overly dramatic breakfast was…
9 PPV

Lunch

Left over roasted veggies and tortellini.

3 PPV

Grilled Bacon and Cheese!
2 slices 1 PPV bread
1 T. Light Country Crock Spread
2 slices Reduced Fat Cheddar
1 T. Bacon Pieces

1 Happy Lady!

6 PPV

Dinner

I thought about more Bacon and cheese, but I was craving tilapia tacos instead.

Tilapia taco
7 PPV

Salad with mixed greens, olives, tomatoes, kidney beans, and bell peppers all dressed with salsa and a little sour cream
3 PPV

Dessert? Okay.
1/2 C Low Fat Vanilla Frozen Yogurt topped with
Apples in a Bag!

3 PPV

The food I ate today and it’s PPV

Breakfast = 9
Lunch = 9
Dinner = 10
Dessert = 3

Total = 31

Activity Points Earned Today = 4
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 0
How many glasses of water I drank today = 9

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My habitual morning banana and coffee.
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I totally have “Man Hands”, but they are no where NEAR the size they look in this picture. And my coffee mug looks like a tiny tea cup!

This is better (yes, it’s the same cup). Photography is weird. Okay, I guess my IPad isn’t really photography, but you know, angles and all.

Smaller than usual breakfast sandwich…..
Egg Beater, toast, cheese
Black Coffee
3 PPV

Then…..for lunch, Tess and I played in the kitchen and came up with a truly magnificent creation……(so good, we did a dinner version too!)

This crust is 16 PPV for the entire thing.

Sauce (this is our favorite, and it comes in a SQUEEZE BOTTLE!)
1/4 cup = 1 PPV

Trader Joe’s Lite Mozzarella…..1 oz = 1 PPV
We used 3 ounces on the bottom of our veggies, then topped it off with another ounce.
4 PPV

Cooking spray
Onion
Zucchini
Red Bell Pepper
0 PPV!

2 slices of Canadian Bacon, chopped.
1 PPV

Sauté it all up!

Pile it on! Sauce, cheese, veggies…..MORE CHEESE!

HOLLA!

We can’t believe how DELISH this was…….we feel pretty proud of our little creation.

I added a little avocado to the top of mine, so my two slices totaled…..
7 PPV

Carrots for crunch!
0 PPV

Due to my smaller than usual breakfast, and the extra effort to get in my veggies, and the fact that I did 60 minutes on the treadmill before lunch……..

(Please see HAPPY FEET below)

……..I HAD ONE MORE PIECE! Guilt free!
3 PPV

Snack before dinner…..

Pear and clementines
0 PPV

Look what came in the mail!!
She’s so official now……Big Shot Tess! That’s what I’ll call her all day Friday, just for fun. Fun for me. It’ll drive her crazy. More fun for me.

Then for dinner???

We did that whole pizza thing all over again!

Fiesta Bowl? Fiesta Pizza!

Crust = 16
Sauce (half salsa, half pizza sauce)= 1
Turkey Taco Meat = 6
Black Beans = 2
Corn = 2
Lite Mozzarella Cheese = 3

Total = 30

Look at that gooey yummy (LITE) cheese!

Topped with a little shredded lettuce…..

We cut this pizza into 6 slices.

One Piece…5 PPV

Sour Cream…1 PPV
Salsa…0 PPV
Chips…1 PPV
Turkey Taco Meat and Reduced Fat Cheddar…2 PPV

Dinner Total
9 PPV

Chips I snacked on while prepping dinner.
2 PPV

Activity Points Earned Today = 5
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 13
How many glasses of water I drank today = 12


P.S. I actually did a whole lot of other things today than just take pictures, cook, eat and blog. I can’t tell you what they were though.

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Portabella Mushroom Pizza

September 29, 2012

I am not going to be real specific here……because I think it’s pretty simple.

Clean and prep some Portabella Mushroom Caps.
Bake for 5 minutes on a baking sheet at 375.
Then top with Your favorite pizza sauce and toppings of your choice.

Chicken sausages and Lite Mozzarella.
Taco Meat and Light Shredded Cheddar.
Bacon and Tomato and Cheddar.
Turkey Sausage and Monterey Jack.
Turkey Pepperoni and onion.
Breakfast sausage, cheese and scrambled eggs.

These are going to be low in points no matter what.

Bake with toppings at 375 for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

These have Chicken sausages and Lite Mozzarella.
3 PPV for one, or 6 PPV for the two I ate here.


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Did you know that…….

…….a light multi grain English Muffin counts as a Weight Watchers power food?
Yip, It do.

and…………it has…..
5 grams of protein and……..
8 grams of fiber, and…….

It is 3 PPV.

Just a reminder. WW power foods are fruits and veggies, nonfat dairy, lean proteins and whole grains. These foods help you to feel fuller longer.

“Power foods are determined by both their ability to be filling (provide eating satisfaction, which keeps you fuller longer) and their impact on health (how their sugar, sodium, saturated fat, total fat, and/or fiber content stack up against that of similar foods).” Weight Watchers

If you fill your daily menu with Power Foods, you are certain to have success!

Protein is key for me in feeling fuller longer. I have been asked why I always eat egg whites.

One Egg has 6 grams of Protein and is 2 WW PPV.

Four Egg Whites have 16 grams of Protein and is only 1 WW PPV.

So…….because I eat eggs often, and I would like to keep my cholesterol at a healthy number, I choose egg whites most often.

I do, on occasion, enjoy a whole egg, and I do love the taste of the yolk.

Here is breakfast……

4 scrambled egg whites
1 slice Kraft 2% Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese (torn into pieces)

Cover for just a sec………

The best creamy and cheesy eggs ever!
And only 2 PPV!

I ate late…..around 9:30, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat again until about 3:00, so I loaded up!

Toasted English Muffin with Pumpkin Butter (4 PPV)
Eggs and Cheese (2 PPV)
Pineapple and Banana (0 PPV)

Tons of food for 6 PPV!

I am working at the Food Truck, Beauty of the Bistro, on Wednesdays, and The Boom Boom Tacos are one of my favorites!

I brought them home today for lunch, then I disected them to see just how many PPV I thought they might be?

They are pulled pork, with slaw, salsa and a buttermilk yummy goodness on top. I may be over guessing a bit, but I am calling each taco 8 PPV.


I decided to not eat the tortillas, and dumped the best part into a bowl!
10 PPV


No regrets!

I don’t know what happened for dinner, but I wasn’t hungry. It was weird.

I shared some Green Giant veggies with Mike.
2 PPV

Then I thought I would try some Pineapple and cottage cheese……..never had it together……won’t have it again. I didn’t hate it, I think I just prefer my cottage cheese with tomatoes and cucumber mixed in, rather than fruit.

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I made the Pumpkin Poppers again. This time I tried really hard to take them from 3 PPV to 2 PPV.

I got them to 1 PPV!

This is the original recipe with my modifications in parentheses.

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1/3 cup vegetable oil. (I used 1/3 C lite applesauce)
1/2 cup brown sugar (I used 1/4 C Splenda Brown Sugar)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup milk

For Coating
1 stick unsalted butter, melted (I used 2 Tablespoons)
2/3 cup sugar (I used 1/4 Cup of sugar)
2 tbsp. cinnamon (I reduced this to taste since I used less sugar)

Preheat oven to 350 F and spray mini muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and spices in a bowl and whisk until combine.

In another bowl, mix oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin, and milk. Pour in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fill mini muffin tins until almost full and bake 10-12 minutes.

(I do not follow the instructions below. I barely dipped the top in melted butter, then lightly dip it in the cinnamon/sugar.)

Melt butter in small bowl. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a separate small bowl. After popper cool for a few minutes, dip them in the butter and roll them in the sugar mixture. Enjoy. 🙂

1 Pumpkin Popper = 1 PPV!

Combine Dry Ingredients….

Combine wet ingredients…..

Mix together!

The original recipe….I think…..calls for 24 mini muffins, but I stretched it into 30 mini muffins.

Let them cool and dip away……..but just a tiny dip!

Aren’t they cute?

I actually melted 3 Tablespoons of butter, but poured out what was left over into a Tablespoon, and there was extra!

I think they taste great!

Perfect Fall Treat!

I had to freeze some so I don’t eat them all…………

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 = 6
Lunch = 10
Snack….(poppers) = 4
Dinner = 4

Total = 24

Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 26
How many glasses of water I drank today = 12


“love the life you live, live the life you love”

Baked Tilapia

August 1, 2012

Tilapia Fillets
1/4 C Bread Crumbs (any kind, Panko works great too!)
1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
1 T. Italian Seasoning
1 t Garlic Powder
Lemon Juice
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
Cracked Black Pepper

Combine bread crumbs, parmesan, Italian Seasoning and garlic powder and place in large plate or pie pan. Fill another large plate or pie pan with 2 to 3 T. of lemon juice. Wash fillets and pat dry with paper towel. Dip fillets in lemon juice, then in bread crumb mixture. Flip to cover both sides. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray or lay on Parchment Paper. Lay fillets on cookie sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes at 425.

Baked…..

Or Pan Fry……..
You can also pan fry this in Olive oil for a crispy Tilapia. Make sure to add the points for the Olive oil!

Weigh your fish first for PPV. Most fillets will be 3 to 4 PPV.
Add 1 PPV for seasoning.


“love the life you live, live the life you love”

I have several items listed in the post. Everything from 1 PPV to 5 PPV. I hope you find something new that you LOVE!

Organic Low Sodium Vegetable Broth.

So versatile!

1/4 – 1/2 Cup = 0 Points

Use this in place of Beef broth or Chicken Broth. Use it in place of water for your taco meat. Sauce veggie in it!
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Cookie Butter
Dangerous and Delicious!
1 T. = 2 PPV
Eat on toast, waffles, pancakes, apples, pears, or tortilla!
Eating right out of the jar, NOT RECOMMENDED!


Sprouted Wheat Bread
1 slice = 1 PPV
This bread is super dense and full of flavor. Love it! Makes the best toast and egg white sandwiches!


Chicken Meatballs
4 Meatballs = 4 PPV
Sure, you can eat these with pasta and sauce, but how about chopped up in you salad? Or on a low calorie wheat bun and make your own Grinder?

Banana…..Flattened
Ingredients: Bananas
0 PPV
I think you just eat them out of the bag? They have a chewy texture much like a raisin. I love bananas and was super curious when I saw them on the shelf.

GoLean Crunch
1 C = 5 PPV
This is not a Trader Joes only product, but I did buy it there, and I buy it all the time. I don’t buy cold cereal anymore. It’s one of those foods I had to give up. But I use this in an way I would use Granola. It’s high in fiber and high in protein! I like to eat it dry in a baggies for a snack, on top of smoothies for a little crunch, or on apple slices with peanut butter.


Cliff Kid Z Bar
Honey Graham = 3 PPV
Chocolate Brownie = 4 PPV
Iced Oatmeal = 4 PPV
You just EAT em!

Luna Bar
1 bar = 5 PPV
Eat em up!

White Corn Tortillas
1 tortilla = 1 PPV
I prefer these over flour tortillas when eating tacos.

Lite Mozzarella Cheese
1 oz = 1 PPV
It was awesome on the pizza and I only had to use 4 oz. for the entire pizza.


Unsweetened Vanilla Milk
1 C = 1 PPV
It is a great milk alternative.
I like to cook my oatmeal in it for a little extra flavor and creaminess.


Honey
1 T = 2 PPV
Honey is great on a lot more things than just a biscuit!
Waffles, toast, PB sandwich, in your tea or oatmeal!


Better n Peanut Butter
1 T. = 1 PPV
I love this stuff and it has come my complete Peanut Butter replacement.
This is the Low Sodium, and I love that I have that option!

Steel Cut Oats
1 C = 4 PPV
Not Trader Joe’s brand, but it’s where I buy this.
Check out this recipe for Crockpot Oatmeal.


Those are just a few of my favorites! I would love to know some of your favorite Trader Joe’s finds!

“love the life you live, live the life you love”