Posts Tagged ‘Daily 26 Points Plus Meal Plan’

Friday – Skydiver Badge!

Yesterday evening I had to smile when I received an email from FitBit advising me that I had earned another badge … the Skydiver Badge.

Like you I wondered what on earth that was all about ….

skydiver badge

Wow! You’ve earned the Skydiver badge!

You’ve climbed your way to skydiving elevation.

That’s 1,000 floors!

So it looks like I have climbed 1,000 flights of stairs since getting my FitBit for Christmas.  It says I get another badge at 2,000 floors, I wonder how long until I get that one!

Well the first thing I wanted to mention today is that this morning my hubbie commented on the soup from last night.  He mentioned how good the Shrimp & Corn Chowder was.  He was late getting home so he had his late in the evening.  He doesn’t normally pass comments unless of course he doesn’t like it.  So I think it is safe to say this was really good.

BREAKFAST
Blueberry French Toast Casserole (7 Points Plus)

Prune Juice (1 Points Plus)

Banana (0 Points Plus)

Blueberry French Toast 2

This morning for breakfast I had the remaining portion of the Blueberry French Toast Casserole.  This was just as good reheated in the microwave.  It was yummy!

LUNCH
Corn & Shrimp Chowder (7 Points Plus)

Fresh Blueberries (0 Points Plus)

Shrimp & Corn Chowder 1

Lunch was an easy one again, a portion of last night’s Shrimp & Corn Chowder with some fresh blueberries for dessert.

DINNER
Grilled Frank Steak with Tomato Basil Salad (4 Points Plus)
Baked Potato (3 Points Plus)

Grilled Flank Steak

This whole blog for me is a bit of a learning curve.  I finally realised today that I should post my recipes as a separate post and not then include them in my daily food journal too.  Otherwise basically I am posting them twice!!

I am babysitting my 3 grandchildren tonight – 7 years old, 3 years old and 16 months.  The baby is asleep and the girls are watching an old Lassie movie.  I introduced them to Lassie a few weeks ago and they love it.  I remember watching this with my parents when I was a little girl.

Bethany helped with the preparation of dinner tonight.  Although she did inform me she didn’t like the smell of the balsamic vinegar or the garlic!!

Anyway it is was a pretty simple meal to pull together and it was good.

Well I feel pretty good about this week and the food choices I have made.  I have managed to stick to my daily points allowance without going over too much at all.  So tomorrow is the start of a new week and a new menu plan.  Excited to carry on with this journey of good choices ……

EXTRAS

Licorice Jelly Beans (4 Points Plus)

Wednesday – National Frozen Food Day!!

Apparently March 6th is National Frozen Food Day!

national frozen food day

National Frozen Food Day celebrates all those yummy foods and snacks in your freezer. Sure, the invention of the freezer made this day possible. But, the methods and techniques of  preparing and freezing foods is what makes frozen foods taste great, look great and store in a frozen state until you need them.

Imagine how your busy life would be if you didn’t have a frozen dinner to pop into the microwave in between a late day at work and your evening event.  You’d have to stop and make a dinner from scratch!

Thanks to the frozen food industry, you can (and should ) celebrate Frozen Food Day in true frozen food manner:

Start your day with by popping a frozen breakfast into the microwave.

  • For lunch, select among a wide array of frozen lunch treats.
  • Take a trip to the grocery store to buy some frozen food, any will do.
  • Dinner: If you are in a hurry, you’re in luck. The selection of dinner entrees is seemingly endless.
  • Snack time is the perfect time for ……ice cream!

Did you know? Frozen foods first hit store shelves in 1930 in Springfield, Ma. Who developed the process? …… Clarence Birdseye.

Origin of “National Frozen Food Day”:

Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 193, designated March 6, 1984, as “Frozen Food Day” and authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation upon this occasion.

In Proclamation #5157, President Ronald Reagan said: “Now, Therefore, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March 6, 1984, as Frozen Food Day, and I call upon the American people to observe such day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” And, so this became a true National day of recognition and celebration.

I had to smile last night, my hubby came home late and so I had set aside his dinner for him – the Pasta with Chicken & Pea Pesto.  The very first comment he made was how green it was!  I told him no matter the colour it is very tasty.

BREAKFAST
Turkey Bacon Cheddar Eggwich (7 Points Plus)
Fresh Pineapple (0 Points Plus)

Turkey Bacon Sandwich

Who knew this morning when I popped my Turkey Bacon Cheddar Eggwich in the microwave that I was celebrating National Frozen Food Day!!  These microwave so nicely and still taste really fresh.  This is definitely one of those recipes that is a keeper.

LUNCH
Pasta with Chicken & Pea Pesto (8 Points Plus)

Banana (0 Points Plus)

There was a portion of the Pasta with Chicken & Pea Pesto to set aside for lunch, so that is what I had today.  I am really liking the way these menu plans, give you planned leftovers for lunch.  Not only economical but time saving too!  Thank you Slender Kitchen.

DINNER
Maple Mustard Chicken Breast (5 Points Plus)
Roasted Vegetables (0 Points Plus)

I had a lot of different vegetables in the fridge, so I decided to make some roasted vegetables to go with the chicken.  I was using the oven for the chicken anyway.  I had planned to do some brown rice, but to be honest there were so many yummy veggies I didn’t bother.

Roasted Veggies

I lined a cookie sheet with parchment paper and laid out my veggies – cut up cauliflower, broccoli, diced butternut squash, red onion, grape tomatoes and some asparagus.  What a lovely mixture of flavours and colours.  I sprayed with some cooking spray and sprinkled with some Italian seasoning.

The chicken needed 40 mins to cook, so I cooked the chicken for about 15 mins and then added the veggies to the oven.

It smelt delicious and I have a portion to look forward to for lunch tomorrow.

Maple Mustard Chicken Breast

While dinner was cooking I got tomorrow’s breakfast ready – brown sugar pecan overnight oatmeal,

Maple Mustard Chicken (5 Points Plus)

Serves 3

  • 3 4oz Chicken Breasts, boneless, skinless
    1/3 cup Whole Grain Mustard
    3 Tbsp Maple Syrup
    2/3 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
    2/3 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary, minced

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Liberally spray a baking dish with cooking spray. (6” x 6”)

In a small bowl, wish together the mustard, maple syrup, vinegar and thyme.

Place your chicken in the baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Pour the sauce over the chicken and rub in.

Bake for 30-40 mins. Let rest for 10 mins before serving and cover with additional sauce.

Two servings are dinner. One serving is for lunch tomorrow.

EXTRAS

Brookside Mini Bag (2 Points Plus)

Sweet & Salty Popcorn (4 Points Plus)

DAILY TOTAL

26 Points Plus

 

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