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Friday, March 11, 2011

Breakfast Smoothie

I used strawberries instead of bananas today. Still tasty, thick, and delicious but 4 strawberries didn't add much strawberry flavor. Maybe strawberries and vanilla soymilk. 6p+

The protein whey powder has been making me feel fuller. Also combined with the multivitamin and daily veggies, I am feeling much better. My immune system has taken a beating this year.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

WW Points Plus Restaurant Blog

Going to Panera for lunch so I thought I would find what the best choices are. I found this site. So today I got the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad which is 8 Points+. Really tasty. I still have to learn to not get the bread side. I like bread though. Whole grain baguette side is 5 Points +.

For breakfast I had an awesome smoothie. Pure protein whey, light chocolate silk soymilk, and frozen banana slices. 6 points + Delightful!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hungry Girl Chicken Parmesan

This was really delicious! Hungry Girl No Harm Chicken Parm! find the recipe here.
Egg beaters --> 2 egg whites
Fat free mozzarella --> thinly sliced provolone
Tomato sauce --> jarred marinara
8 Points +

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Jammed with Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

From HG 1-2-3:

I didn't have all of the ingredients for the actual HG recipe so I improvised, which of course is higher in points.

Fat free egg substitute --> 2 real eggs
Laughing cow cheese --> cream cheese
Light white bread --> High fiber bread
Sugar free strawberry preserves --> Strawberry Rhubarb preserves

Eeekkkk! 12 points vs 7 points
It was still really delicious!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Starting Weight Watchers Points Plus Program

I found a great website for Weight Watcher support here. I was going to sign up for the 3 month deal with no sign up fee, which expires 3/12/11, but I found the formula for the Points Plus program online and decided that I am going to keep track of it myself.

Here is another website run by a WW leader here. Both sites have lots of recipes. The only thing I can't find is how many daily points I should have. The previous bottom daily points was 19. Based on the Suggested Daily Points breakdown by meal, I think the bottom daily points is 29. Plus everybody gets 49 Extra Weekly Points Allowance. Awesome!

I love that all fruits and veggies are free (except starchy potatoes, corn, peas, and high fat avocado). I am focusing more on fruits and veggies as well as a multivitamin everyday since I have been sick since December 29th. Yes, I realize it is March. I lost my tastebuds for a few weeks too but they are slowly coming back.

Another site with good swaps for high fat foods is Hungry Girl. The recipes in the Hungry Girl books have all been updated online to reflect Points Plus. I LOVE these books! My goal is to do at least 2 HG recipes a week and I will review the recipe too.

WW+ starts 03/06/11!