Posts Tagged ‘Edamame’

April 9th

I was pretty pleased with today again ….

Breakfast – 100% Simply Filling

I had a bowl of cereal this morning – I don’t eat cereal that often.  When I do about the only cold cereal I like that falls under the requirements for Weightwatchers Simply Filling is the Shredded Wheat with Oat Bran (over 4g fibre and no added sugar).  I had my bowl with fat free milk and a handful of blueberries.  The last day or two I have been thinking about those individual blueberry oatmeal cups – I think they are my favourite breakfast.  I have blueberries in the fridge, so I will have to make some.

Shredded wheat

Lunch – Simply Filling+1WPA

For lunch I made a wrap.  I used a Flatout wrap, sliced up one of the Dijon Pork Chops from last night and a handful of Edamame Salad.  As a side I had a serving of blueberries and an apple.

Dinner – 100% Simply Filling

I had  my Zumba class tonight, so I had something for the Slow Cooker.  This is one of my easy nights.  Occasionally I will make up some of my own freezer meals.  Very convenient but much healthier than any kind of store bought ready meal.

So I literally take the bag out of the freezer the night before and in the morning dump it into my slow cooker, turn on and there is dinner.

We had Crock Pot Beef & Peppers.  The recipe is for 4.  I basically take all the ingredients olive oil, round steak, green bell pepper, chopped onion, beef broth, soy sauce, ground ginger, chopped garlic and Worcestershire sauce.  I divide them between two medium size Ziploc freezer bags, gently force out any air and then seal the bag.  Write on them what it is and then pop them in the freezer.  I know every ingredient – unlike many of the ready meals you buy at the store.

Served up with some brown rice and corn on the cob.

Snacks

Mid morning I had a banana and sadly when I got home from work before Zumba I had one of those marshmallow easter eggs (4 Points Plus).

Daily Total

39 WPA – 1WPA at dinner –  4WPA for snacks = 34 Weekly Points Plus remaining – all other food was simply filling

Fitness

60 Minute Zumba class which is worth 12 Points Plus

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Monday – March roars in like a lion

Here in Southern Alberta we had quite the snow storm come in yesterday.  The wind was blowing so hard, the snow was horizontal!!

My 7 year old granddaughter reminded me about the “in a lion” poem about March…she had obviously heard it at school.  So she informed me yesterday afternoon that March had definitely come in like a lion.

March roars in like a lion
So fierce,
The wind so cold,
It seems to pierce.

The month rolls on
And Spring draws near,
And March goes out
Like a lamb so dear.

I am looking forward to the “lamb” part.  Although to be honest looking outside right now the sky is blue, the sun is shining and the show is melting – hurray!!!

BREAKFAST

Turkey Bacon Cheddar Eggwich (7 Points Plus)

Blueberries (0 Points Plus)

Prune Juice (2 Points Plus)

Turkey Bacon Sandwich

Breakfast was a nice easy one, reached into the freezer and pulled out one of the Turkey Bacon Cheddar Egg Sandwiches  I made on Saturday morning.  Wrapped in a paper towel and microwaved for about 90 secs.  Had it with some fresh blueberries.  Very yummy.

LUNCH

Asian Edamame Quinoa Salad Lettuce Wraps (6 Points Plus)

Banana (0 Points Plus)

Asian Edamame Salad

Eventually at about 2pm I was able to have my lunch.  I had some of the Asian Edamame Quinoa Salad leftover from Saturday.  I fully intended to turn into wraps, but I forgot to pack the lettuce.  Oops.  This and a banana were a simple and filling lunch!  I have come to the conclusion that I really like Edamame!

DINNER

Quick Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry (7 Points Plus)

Mini Bag Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji with Raspberry (2 Points Plus)

Teriyaki Pork

I used up the last portion of the Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas that I made on Saturday.  Wow, today has been an easy day!  Although tomorrow I have am having a Blueberry French Toast Bake, so I did need to remember to throw that one together before I go to bed, so it has a chance to soak into the bread the way it should!  I’ll share that one with you in the morning.  This quick Teriyaki was yummy.  It looked so colourful when I was cooking up the vegetables in the skillet.  I always enjoy something that has a lot of colour to it, somehow it just seems to look more nutritional!!

Quick Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry (7 Points Plus)

Serves 2

  • 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 cup Chicken Broth or Water
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Carrot, sliced
  • 1 Green Pepper, diced
  • ½ Onion, diced
  • 1 cup Sugar Snap Peas
  • 1 Green Onion, chopped
  • 1 serving of leftover Carnitas
  • ¾ cup fresh Pineapple

In a bowl whisk together Soy Sauce, Chicken Broth, Brown Sugar, Rice Vinegar, Garlic, Ginger and Sesame Seeds.  This makes a quick homemade Teriyaki sauce.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add cooking spray.  Add the carrots, green pepper, onion and snap peas.  Cook for around 7 mins.

Add the green onions, pork carnitas and teriyaki sauce.  Bring to a simmer and let simmer for about 3-5 mins as the sauce reduces.

Stir in the fresh pineapple.  Stir and cook for 1 min.

 

EXTRAS

Fresh Pineapple (0 Points Plus)

Celery & Peanut Butter (2 Points Plus)

DAILY STATS

26 Points Plus

2 Activity Points Earned (30 mins of low impact exercising)

 

Asian Edamame Quinoa Bowl (6 Points Plus)

Asian Edamame Quinoa Bowl (6 Points Plus)

Serves 2
• ½ cup uncooked Quinoa, rinsed
•1 Carrot, chopped
•½ cup Edamame, shelled
•1 cup Cabbage
•2 Green Onions, chopped
•¼ cup Cilantro, chopped
•1/8 cup Sweet Chili Sauce
•1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
•½ Tbsp Brown Sugar
•1 tsp reduced fat Peanut Butter
•1 Garlic Clove
•Juice of ½ lime

Cook the Quinoa according to package directions. Let cool and set aside 1/3 cup cooked quinoa for lunch tomorrow.

Asian Salad 3

In a small bowl whisk together the sweet chili sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, peanut butter, garlic and lime juice.

Asian Salad 1

Toss together the Quinoa, veggies and dressing. Divide and set aside one serving. Eat as a salad or serve in lettuce wraps.

Asian Salad 2

One serving is for lunch today. One serving is for lunch on Monday. 1/3 cup Cooked Quinoa will be used for lunch tomorrow.

Recipe is from Slender Kitchen

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