Sunday, February 24, 2013

Meal Planning Monday February 25, 2013

Hi all!  Hope you are all staying warm and dry wherever you are.  We got a bit of snow this week and the chilly weather made me crave comfort food and sweets, not a good combo when you are trying to stick to your Weight Watchers program haha!  That being said, you will notice this week's menu has a few comfort foods lightened up and an extra sweet treat :)

Monday: Chicken Pot Pie Skinny-fied (7P+)

Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken in the slow cooker (5P+)

Wednesday: Beef Stew in a Crock Pot (6P+) -you can sub other 0 point veggies if you don't like the ones listed

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Cheese Pizza at my parents

Saturday: Light Beef Chili (4P+)

Sunday: Slow Cooker Whole Chicken (4P+)

Breakfast: Egg "Muffins" (points vary based on fillings)

Lunch: Zero Point Soup (0P+) -you can use whatever 0 point veggies you want

Dessert/Snack: Gluten Free Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies (1P+) and Low Fat Chewy Granola Bars (4P+)-I leave out the brown sugar and cut into smaller servings to lower the points

Kid Friendly Korner: Mini Muffin Pizzas (You can use whatever toppings you like.  Make ahead: bake until cheese just melts, wrap in freezer paper and place in a freezer safe bag.  When ready to eat, just remove from freezer and bake for ~10 minutes at 350)

Happy Eating! :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Menu Plan Monday February 18, 2013

Hi all!  Well I survived Little A's birthday party weekend...barely :)  It was a whirlwind, but the kids all had an amazing time.  It was so much fun to see them all running around the gymnastics gym (here's a great shot of my fearless little man!)

Then we all sat down to some delicious pizza (I can not say thank you enough to Nick and Bruno's Pizza for the exceptional pizza and customer service) and of course the cake!
I searched everywhere for a Transformers Rescue Bots cake, but they don't sell them anywhere so we went with the mask and Little A was thrilled!

Thanks for indulging me and my gushing over the party :)  Now on to this week's meal plan!
*NOTE: I am entering this week's meal plan in a contest on Shrinking Kitchen, so feel free to check out the board on my Pinterest page and to check out the Shrinking Kitchen site, they are awesome!

 Monday: Weight Watchers Baked Ziti (7P+)

Tuesday: Cheeseburger Cheese Tacos at the request of the birthday boy!!  I am not including points for these because it is my little man's birthday and I will eat what he requests and exercise a bit more :)

Wednesday: Skinnytaste Mac and Cheese (7P+)

Thursday: Slow Cooker Honey Sauced Chicken (6P+)

Friday: Quinoa Bake with spinach and mushrooms (4P+) and Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with cranberries and pecans (2P+)

Saturday: Meyer Lemon Chicken (lightened up) (7P+)

Sunday: Mediterranean Veggie Pitas (points vary depending on ingredients) *note: left out the feta and added humus due to taste preference

Breakfast: Slow Cooker Chocolate Oats (4-5P+ depending on toppings)

Lunch: Hearty Vegetable Soup (3P+ *note: I left out the pasta to lower the points)

Dessert/Snack: Best Ever Banana Bread  (great way to use up the bananas that are too soft to eat!), Sesame Kale Chips - my new obsession!! (2P+),

Kid Friendly Korner: Cheeseburger Cheese Tacos (this week's kid friendly recipe is Tuesday night's dinner because that is the birthday boys actual birthday and he gets to pick dinner)

Happy Eating! :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Meal Planning Monday February 11, 2013

Better late then never, right? :)  This weekend was so busy I forgot to put my meal plan down on paper and boy did I regret it on my way home from work today!  I realized I had no idea what we were eating, so here I am putting my plan in writing.  I didn't realize how essential the plan was to a smooth week, but now I definitely see why I make a plan!

Monday: Gluten free oat pancakes (5P+) and bacon

Tuesday: Happy Fat Tuesday!  Crock Pot Jambalaya (7P+) I plan to leave the sausage out to lower the points.

Wednesday: Lemon Dill Salmon (5P+) and Crash Hot Potatoes (4P+/potato)

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Mexican Shrimp Cocktail (points depend on how may shrimp you eat)

Saturday: Little A's Birthday Party!!  I will be eating pizza, cake and ice cream and using all of my 49 extra points for the week lol!

Sunday: Crock Pot Breakfast Breakfast Casserole (6P+)

Breakfast: Breakfast Burritos (4P+)

Lunch: Progresso Vegetable Classics Soups (on sale for $1 at Jewel this week!!)

Dessert: Berry Cobbler (4P+)

Kid Friendly Korner: Mac and Cheese Muffins

Happy Eating! :)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Gluten Free Low Fat Low Sugar Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

Okay, I know low fat, low sugar and gluten free does not sound the best, but I swear these are delicious!!  I adapted a few different recipes to get this one and let me tell you, I am so glad Little A and I made them.  They tasted amazing with our hot cocoa after making snow angels and throwing snow balls.  Although, I am thinking teaching him how to make a snow ball may have been a mistake ;)

Gluten Free Low Sugar Low Fat Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies
(makes 24-30 cookies 1 WW P+ each)

1.25c oat flour (gluten free)                                                
1c rolled oats (gluten free)
2tsp baking powder (gluten free)
1tsp salt
.5c powdered Stevia baking blend
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp vanilla
1 egg
3/4c unsweetened applesauce
1/3c butterscotch chips
coconut oil for greasing cookie sheet

1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease cookie sheet with coconut oil
2. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl
3. Beat egg gently and add to the mixing bowl of a stand mixer
4. Add in all other wet ingredients
5. Add in dry ingredients .5c at a time and mix well
6. Fold in butterscotch chips
7. Place rounded teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes (or until just browned)
**Cookies will not spread so if you want a flatter cookie you will need to flatten them with the back of a spoon before baking**

Hot Cocoa mix

1c fat free powdered milk
1c unsweetened cocoa powder
1c powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients and store in an air tight container

To Serve:
Mix 1/4c mix with hot water and top with your favorite toppings!

Happy Eating! :)

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Meal Planning Monday February 4, 2013

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!  Hope you all have a great time rooting for your favorite team (or the commercials depending on your preference!)  Today we are enjoying some delicious chips and salsa, boneless bbq wings (I cheated and bought them frozen) and making some awesome chocolate chip cookies (recipe listed as this weeks dessert).  I am also looking forward to some homemade hot cocoa with Little A after we make snow angels this afternoon :)

Have a great week everyone!!

Monday: Weight Watchers Chicken and Cheese Casserole 5P+ (using leftover Slow Cooker Whole Chicken from last week)

Tuesday: Sweet and Sour Chicken in the slow cooker (5P+)

Wednesday: Crock Pot Italian Chicken (5P+)

Thursday: Slow Cooker Beef Stew (P+)

Friday: Pizza

Saturday: Leftovers

Sunday: Weight Watchers Apple Cinnamon French Toast Bake (5P+)

Breakfast: Weight Watchers Cranberry Maple Slow Cooker Oats (6P+-I leave out the maple syrup and it goes down to 5P+)

Lunch: Salad in a Jar (Points vary based on your choice of ingredients)

Dessert: Butterscotch Chip Cookies (1P+)

Kid Friendly Korner: Cheese Taco Cheeseburgers

Happy Eating! :)

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