I gave my body its fuel; a delicious Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin with 1 tbsp. lite cream cheese (and a huge cup of green tea!) for 3 POINTS...
Then, I putzed. Cleaned a couple things here and there, did a load of laundry and putzed some more. I didn't have much energy for anything. It was such a nice bright sunny day and for a second, I thought I might go for a run. I quickly decided against it - too taxing for my body in my weakened state ;) But, the need to exercise was looming over me so I popped in the Shred! Whew, I DO NOT miss Jillian ;) Still rough as ever, although I can rock a push-up now!
Soup was on the menu for lunch today. I had planned to make this Stuffed Pepper Soup yesterday, but never got around to it. It's a tasty soup; actually reminds me a lot of chili without the beans. I think I may morph it into a chili by adding some beans and chili spices to it next time I eat it. Here's what you'll need to make it...
- 1 lb. 96% lean ground beef
- 1 c. finely chopped onion
- 1 c. chopped green pepper
- 1 (14oz. can) diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 oz. can) tomato sauce
- 1 c. fat free beef broth
- 3 c. water
- 1 c. cooked brown rice
- 1/2 tsp. chopped basil
- 1/2 tsp. chopped dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. pepper
- Brown beef with onion in a large pot sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
- Add in remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered for 30 min.
- Makes 6 servings - 3 POINTS per serving.
Along with my soup, I had a Golden Corn Vitatop and cantaloupe slices for 5 POINTS...
I was missing some crunch though, so I had a serving of TJ's Sour Cream and Onion Rice Chips for another 2 POINTS...
Then, more putzing. I actually got back in bed and soaked in the sun coming into my bedroom. Reminded me of 'the good ol days', when I was young and barely did anything, but still took naps on the weekend! *singing* Memories.......of the way we were...... Gotta love Babs:)
Back to my usual snack of Weight Watchers Yogurt topped with a serving of TJ's long name cereal for 2 POINTS...
I finally got my rear in gear to take little daughter to dance. I had planned on breakfast for dinner for the husband and daughters. There were squeals of delight, which I don't get because they just had breakfast for breakfast so what is the big deal??? But, it's easy for me, so I won't complain:) I wanted Spinach Artichoke Dip. Appetizer for dinner? I guess I'm just as bad!! So, I whipped up this dip for dipner (hehe)...
- 2 tbsp. minced red onion
- 7 oz. bag baby spinach
- 3/4 c. chopped artichoke hearts (not marinated)
- 4 wedges Laughing Cow Light Cheese
- 2 tsp. Hidden Valley Ranch dry dip mix (packet)
- 4 tsp. grated parmesan cheese
- 3 tbsp fat free sour cream
- 2 tsp. lemon juice
- Saute onion in nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Add artichoke hearts.
- Add cheeses and stir until melted. Stir in sour cream and dry dip mix until heated through.
- Take off heat and add in lemon juice.
- Makes 4 (1/3 c.)servings - 2 POINTS
I used the dip to top a Kim's Light Bagel and had a side of carrots and a Fuji apple for a great 5 POINT dinner...
And for dessert....Banana Cream Pie! Oh yeah! I whirred one whole graham cracker sheet in a mini processor until finely crumbled, added in 2 tsp. melted light butter, pressed the cracker mixture into a small ramekin to form an even crust. Then, added 1/2 c. Jello Banana Cream Sugar Free Fat Free Pudding (made from the box) and topped it with 2 tbsp. fat free Reddi Whip. A yummy 3 POINTS....
Well, it was a day of accomplishing nothing around here. I was Putzerella. But, I am feeling better; I think I killed the cold with B-12 and Vitamin C :) Thanks to everyone for the well wishes, too!!!
One more thing before I go....
I got a Blog Award!!! What a surprise! I have no speech planned, DARN! My BWWF (Best Weight Watcher Forever!) Heather - the ww chick sent me this cool award! Thanks, Heather - you are so awesome and my IDOL!!! I'll continue the blog award love and send this off to Angie of Angie All The Way. She has lost an amazing 130 lbs., is a team leader for the Biggest Loser Blog Edition and has a wonderful inspirational blog!
Have a great night everyone!