Mid Week Update

Had a great week thus far!  Perhaps I should rephrase that, I am having a great week now that the weekend is over!!!

SATURDAY

As I mentioned I went to Calgary on Saturday with Bruce to see Les Miserables.  Absolutely fantastic!!!  Problem is when you are away from home, I sometimes forget to make healthy choices!!!!!  The morning started off well before we left – I had a very sensible breakfast.  A yummy Greek Yoghurt Parfait made with Greek Yoghurt (obviously), blueberries and a little Fibre One Cereal.  All 100% Simply Filling.

Greek Yoghurt Parfrait

So far so good.  Then we headed off to Calgary.  We were attending the matinee at 2pm, so we bought a little something at the theatre to tide us over lunch time.  Bottle of water (very sensible) and a small bag a trail mix.  Again pretty sensible but not particularly simply filling.

After the show we stopped at Chili’s Restaurant before heading back home.  I had the Quesadilla Explosion Salad – doesn’t that just sound yummy?!!  I love salads.  To quote the menu …..  I chose the chicken.  It tasted as delicious as it sounds.  The citrus-balsamic dressing was so good.  The problem is restaurant salads are never a good choice.  I recall one time my hubby and I ate out and when we got back I checked the nutritional info and my salad had more calories than his spaghetti and meatballs!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fajita-marinated chicken or steak, corn relish, mixed cheeses, cilantro, diced tomato and crispy tortilla strips. Garnished with an anchochile ranch drizzle and cheese quesadilla wedges. Served with our citrus-balsamic dressing.

 

SUNDAY

I was somewhat lazy on Sunday and didn’t really keep track very well of what I had!

Breakfast – Blueberry Peach Oatmeal – 100% Simply Filling

Blueberry Peach Oatmeal

This was really yummy.  I bought peaches when I went shopping so I will be having this again during the week.  All 100% Simply Filling – off to a good start.

By the time got back from church it was almost too late to start thinking about lunch, so I basically just missed lunch altogether and worked on getting dinner ready.  We normally have a big family dinner on a Sunday but everyone was away except my son.  He is an extremely picky eater, so I figured I would make something that he would definitely like.  So I fixed up a Taco Bake for he and my husband to share.

Dinner – Salmon Burger & Green Salad – Simply Filling plus 3 WPA

I love salmon, it is my favourite fish and I really like to cook some up and pop it into a “thin” to make a burger.  I top it with a little Red Pepper Jelly.  So dinner was Simply Filling plus 3 WPA.

 

MONDAY

Okay, now we are off with a better way of eating, no missed meals and good choices all the way …..

Breakfast – Tomato Ricotta Pie and Strawberries – 100% Simply Filling

 

I put this pie together and then went and had my shower etc and got ready for work.  It made enough for six slices, so guess what my breakfast is going to be this week.  The protein really held me over until lunch time.  If you like Ricotta Cheese then you will like this pie!  I had it with some strawberries for my fruit.

Lunch – 2 Hard Boiled Eggs, Green Salad, Apple & Watermelon – Simply Filling plus 2 WPA

Simply Filling plus 2 WPA for my salad dressing.  I really do like salad dressing and unfortunately do spend my points on it!!!!

Dinner – Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Chicken, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Steamed Mixed Vegetables – Simply Filling plus 3 WPA

I put some chicken in the slow cooker to have this ready when I got in from work.  It made quite a bit, so I can see some lunches ahead with this one!  I baked up a couple of Sweet Potatoes and had it along with some nice steamed vegetables.  I really only closely looked at the nutritional info for this recipe after it was cooking.  It made quite a bit enough for lunches too.  I split the recipe into 6 servings to make it Simply Filling plus 3 WPA per portion.  It might not be a big enough serving for some people, but I wanted to keep those points down!!  Serving it with the sweet potato and vegetables filled my plate.

 

TUESDAY

Breakfast – Tomato Ricotta Pie and Strawberries – 100% Simply Filling

Breakfast 8 July

Another portion of the pie along with some strawberries for a nice filling breakfast.  I never take any extra snacks to work with me, so my breakfast needs to last until lunch time.  If I am feeling really hungry then I might eat some of my lunch fruit.

Lunch – BBQ Chicken Wrap, Salad, Watermelon – Simply Filling plus 3 WPA

I used up the last of my Flatout wraps that I buy when we go down to the States.  Filled my wrap with leftover chicken and salad.  It was very good.

Dinner – Salmon Burger & Green Salad – Simply Filling plus 2 WPA

My husband was working late this evening, so I had my good old standby – Salmon Burgers!!!  Had some salad and of course dressing which always costs me 2 WPA!!!!!

 

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – Tomato Ricotta Pie and Strawberries – 100% Simply Filling

Breakfast 8 July

Lunch – BBQ Chicken “Thinwich”, Strawberries & Blueberries, Greek Yoghurt – Simply Filling plus 3 WPA

Lunch July 10

Really enjoyed my lunch today, warmed up some of the BBQ chicken and made into a “thinwich”.

Dinner – Grilled Boneless Pork Chops, Broccoli & Apple Salad – 100% Simply Filling

Dinner July 10

As soon as I got in from work, I put together a Honey Mustard & Broccoli Salad.  I really liked the sound of the recipe and it was as good as it sounded!!!!  I popped it in the fridge as per instructions for about 15 mins.  While this was in the fridge, my husband turned on the barbecue and grilled our pork chops.  I pound the pork chops to make them thinner, that was they take very little time to cook and somehow because they have been pounded down they look bigger too!!!!!

So I am hoping that with a sensible Thursday and Friday, I should see at least 1 pound gone on Saturday morning – I will let you know!!!!!

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