Friday, November 28, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Motivation Monday

Oh boy...have I been there, done that! Multiple times...through out the day! If you have a little (or in my case BIG) meltdown...pick yourself back up...drink a big glass of water, and get right back on track! Don't let that mistake ruin your hard work.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Motivation Monday

Yup so true! If you really want to make have to be willing to change what you're eating. You at least have watch your portions, start measuring and be more conscious of what you're putting in your body.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Motivation Monday

Just a little giving up, you will be thankful 3 months from now you have stuck with it! Just think about how you will be feeling, thinking, enjoying life!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Motivation Monday

This really hits close to home! I am forever putting myself down, calling myself a failure...those voices in my head are the worst! I just love this motivational quote...I'm the kind of person who needs blunt, to the point advice..and this is it!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

We tried a new recipe tonight in our house...and it was a winner! It's always nice when you try new things and they don't taste low-fat and healthy! I had a hard time remembering that this was a Weight Watcher friendly recipe.

Here's what you'll need: chicken breast, lean ham slices, sliced Swiss cheese, light butter, whole wheat flour, skim milk, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, paprika, black pepper, Panko breadcrumbs & garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.

For the Sauce: Melt butter in a large sauce pan. Whisk flour into flour, slowly start adding milk, whisking to avoid lumps. Stir until sauce begins to thicken. Mix together the lemon juice, Dijon mustard, paprika and pepper; slowly add to sauce mixture. Bring sauce to a simmer, stirring continuously, until desired thickness has been reached (I didn't let mine thicken as much  as I should have).

Layer the chicken, ham, Swiss cheese and sauce mixture in your pan.

In a small sauce pan, melt butter, then stir in the Panko crumbs, garlic powder and pepper. Top casserole with Panko mixture.

Bake for 35 minutes, top will be golden brown. Enjoy!

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Adapted from: Skinny Mom
Serves: 8, 1-cup servings, 9 Weight Watcher Points Plus

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • 8 oz fat-free lean ham slices
  • 10 thinly sliced Swiss cheese
  • 4 tbsp light butter
  • 4 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 3 1/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 lemon, juiced (aprox. 2 Tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup light butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray, set aside.
2. For the sauce, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, slowly add the milk while whisking to avoid lumps. Stir until sauce begins to thicken (around 10 minutes or so). Mix together lemon juice, Dijon mustard, paprika and pepper, and slowly add to sauce mixture. Bring to a low simmer, continue stirring until sauce has reached desired thickness.
3. Layer chicken, ham slices, Swiss cheese and sauce mixture.
4. For topping, melt butter in a small sauce pan. Remove from heat, stir in Panko breadcrumbs, garlic powder and pepper. Spread evenly over top of sauce mixture.
5. Bake for 35 minutes...topping with turn a golden brown.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

Here is our menu plan for the week! I will have recipe reviews up this week on my thoughts of the meals we are having this week...they are all knew for the most part, so it should be fun.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What I Ate on Weight Watchers - October 6th

It felt good to be back on plan! It always amazes me when I let myself fall off plan, because I always feel a ton better when I am on plan, but I guess that's just part of the battle.

I woke up with a cup of Moroccan Mint tea and a tsp of honey (1 PP)

Breakfast: Nonfat Peppermint Bark French Vanilla latte (5 PP) and a pear (0 PP)

Lunch: Smart Ones Teriyaki Chicken & Vegetables (6 PP), Green Salad (0 PP) 1 tbsp Marie's Creamy Ranch (3 PP). I did a review on the Teriyaki Chicken, you can find it HERE

Afternoon Snack: Skinny Pop Popcorn, 2 cups (2 PP)

Dinner: Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken meatballs from Costco (7 PP), Instant mashed potatoes (3 PP), gravy (0 PP) and Mixed Vegetables (1 PP). I should have done a review on those meatballs..they are GOOD!!!

I had to share the moon from tonight! I looked out off our patio and this was the view...the photo doesn't do it justice (it actually looks like the sun in the picture but it's the moon). So pretty...I just love this time of year :)

Dessert: Pacific Chai Vanilla Chai Latte (3 PP)

It was a great day on plan. I noticed I drink a lot of my points, but I can say, I enjoy them all and I don't feel like I'm missing something or feel hungry! If I was, I would make sure and eat more of them instead :)

Points Used: 28/31
Activity Points Earned: 3
Steps Taken: 7601
Miles Walked: 2.83
Did you know you can now link your FitBit with your Weight Watcher Tracker?? I love it!

Keep on Trackin'

Monday, October 6, 2014

Food Review: Smart Ones Teriyaki Chicken & Vegetables

Something new I'd like to start doing on my blog is food reviews! So please if you have anything you would like me to review...let me know :)

Today I'm reviewing the 
Smart Ones Teriyaki Chicken & Vegetables - 6 Points Plus

Box description: Grilled white meat chicken and Asian-style vegetables in a sweet & spicy teriyaki sauce over white rice

Pro's: I really enjoyed it! Don't go in thinking it's going to be super spicy...I like spice, but not super spicy, and it had just enough of a kick for my liking!

Cons: Not enough chicken! They just don't put enough meat in these things!

This meal would be easy to bulk up for a more filling meal! Add some chicken (be sure to add the points), and I would add more veggies! Some more steamed broccoli and carrots would make a huge difference.

Would I buy it again? Yes I would! For a quick lunch, this is perfect and tasty. I was satisfied with just the meal as is, and a side salad.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

What I Ate on Weight Watchers - September 22nd

I don't even know where to start about today! It was one of the craziest mornings I woke up to. I was woken up to hearing my neighbor screaming and freaking, then I heard her say "it was a cougar!" So yea that's how my day started. Unfortunately that cougar killed their little dog :( It's pretty scary, we pretty much live in town in a very busy neighborhood, some place you would never expect to see a cougar. They have yet to catch it, but they have hunters with dogs hunting it now...thank god! I want to feel comfortable again letting my dogs out in the morning, and letting my kids play in the yard again! Anyway...I was pretty stressed and didn't have much of an apatite, but this is what I ate today!

Breakfast: Non-fat Peppermint Bark French Vanilla Latte (5 PP) and a pear (0 PP)

Lunch: Smart Ones Chicken Fettuccini (7 PP), salad (0 PP) with Marie's Creamy Ranch (3 PP for 1 tbsp) and a Diet Mtn. Dew (0 PP)

Dinner: 4 slices Turkey Bacon (2 PP), French Toast (I made it with 2 slices Sara Lee 40 Calorie bread - 2 PP, Fat-Free half and half - 0 PP, Fat-Free French Vanilla coffee creamer - 1 PP, and liquid eggs - 1 PP, for a total of 4 PP for the french toast!), and a Pineapple and Mango fruit cup (2 PP)

Points Used: 23/31
Activity Points Earned: 2
Steps Taken - 10,388
Miles Walked - 4.2

Keep on Trackin'

Sunday, September 21, 2014

What I Ate September 21

Waking up with a cup of Orange Spice Tea with a teaspoon of honey (1 PP)

Breakfast: Non-Fat Peppermint Bark French Vanilla latte (5 PP)

Smart One's Mesquite Chicken (6 PP), Salad with 1 tbsp Marie's Ranch salad dressing (3 PP) and a Diet Mt. Dew

Afternoon Snack: Vanilla Smoothie (vanilla protein powder - 2 PP, water, fat-free whipped topping - 0, and a tsp of sprinkles - 0 PP)

Dinner: Rotisserie Chicken (3 oz - 4 PP), Kraft mac & cheese (6 PP) and green beans (0 PP)

Dessert: Pacific Chai Vanilla Latte (3 PP for 3 tbsp)

Keep on Trackin'!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BBQ Root Beer Chicken

Be sure and check out my other blog for the complete recipe!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What I Ate, September 17

Morning Tea: Moroccan Mint with a teaspoon of honey (1 PP)

Breakfast: Peppermint Bark French Vanilla Latte (5 PP)

Morning Snack: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut smoothie with frozen fruit (2 PP)

Lunch: Smart One's Rigatoni with Vodka Cream Sauce (6 PP), steamed fresh broccoli & cauliflower (0 PP) and 2 tsp grated Parmesan (1 PP)

Afternoon Snack: Muddy Buddies (2 PP)

Dinner: Porcupine Meatballs (8 PP), honey glazed carrots (2 PP)

Dessert: Vanilla Chai Tea (2 PP)

A great day on plan...Keep on Trackin'!

Porcupine Meatballs

I just posted this recipe on my other blog...Sara Howe, This is my Life, make sure you go over there and check it out!! They are awesome, and I figured them to be 8 Weight Watcher Points Plus.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Menu Plan Monday

We stuck to our menu last week!!! Only one I'm moving over is the Enchilada Cupcakes, I didn't end up making them. Hope you all have a great week :)


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What I Ate, September 2nd

Morning Tea: Apricot Vanilla Creme with a teaspoon (1 PP)

Breakfast: White Chocolate Raspberry Mocha (5 PP), and a banana (0 PP)

Lunch: Unplanned trip into town, resulted in the drive-through at McDonalds. 10 piece chicken nuggets (13 PP), and a diet Coke (0 PP)

Dinner: Slow-Cooker Chicken & Gravy over toast (8 PP) and French cut green beans (0 PP)

End of the day: I made Pizza Rolls for my sons first day back to school lunch! So I had to try one out (2 PP) and some grapes (0 PP)

That's it for today...keep on Trackin'