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Chicken Sausage and Veggies

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Chicken! It's what's for dinner! (always wanted to say that)

This was last night's dinner:

Archer Farms Italian Chicken Sausage info here
1/2 large red pepper
1/2 large vidalia onion
8oz baby portabella mushrooms
Fustini's Sage and Wild Mushroom EVOO here

Now before you get all excited and say "you can't eat processed chicken sausage"! Here are the ingredients:
Skinless Chicken, Water, Red and Green Dried Peppers, Salt, Paprika, Fennel Seed, Black Pepper, Onion.

What's that you say? Yes, those are all natural. And I didn't have to grind it myself. Win-win!

Sausage $3.89
Pepper $1.99/lb
Vidalia Onion $.69/lb
Mushrooms $2.69
Fustini's $15.95 (worth every penny)

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NEWKATHYNOW 5/7/2013 2:58PM

    emoticon Sounds great!!!!!

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WW Points Plus Restaurant Blog

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Going to Panera for lunch so I thought I would find what the best choices are. I found this site. So today I got the Asian Sesame Chicken Salad which is 8 Points+. Really tasty. I still have to learn to not get the bread side. I like bread though. Whole grain baguette side is 5 Points +.

For breakfast I had an awesome smoothie. Pure protein whey, light chocolate silk soymilk, and frozen banana slices. 6 points + Delightful!

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MWEATHER74 3/10/2011 10:14PM

    Really? THe wonder white is only 1pt for two slices?? I am so checking that out...I usually buy the WW bread but the slices are so small...I LOVE bread!

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MRSSCHENCK 3/9/2011 6:10PM

    Wonder Smart Wheat Bread is only 1 point for two slices!!! And it's delicious...

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MACKANDME 3/9/2011 6:08PM

    That does sound yummy! And psst! I like bread too! WW has their bread, but I have not tried it yet.

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No Harm Chicken Parmesan

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

This was really delicious! Hungry Girl No Harm Chicken Parm! find the recipe here.
Egg beaters --> 2 egg whites
Fat free mozzarella --> thinly sliced provolone
Tomato sauce --> jarred marinara
8 Points +

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BRANEWME 3/9/2011 12:37PM

    that looks so good. i'm hungry now. :-P

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PINKAMINGO 3/8/2011 10:52PM

    The recipe is from May 8, 2007. It is also in one of the cookbooks.
ers/raw/758. I love HG!

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KARENE10 3/8/2011 8:33PM

    I get HG's emails but I did not see this recipe,I'm going to check out your blog. Can't wait to try it:) Thanks for the info.

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Jammed with Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Sunday, March 06, 2011

From HG 1-2-3:

I didn't have all of the ingredients for the actual HG recipe so I improvised, which of course is higher in points.

Fat free egg substitute --> 2 real eggs
Light white bread --> High fiber bread
Sugar free strawberry preserves --> Strawberry Rhubarb preserves

Eeekkkk! 12 points vs 7 points
It was still really delicious!

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PINKAMINGO 3/8/2011 7:10PM

    I only noted the changes. Here is the full recipe. The original recipe actually used 1 laughing cow cheese wedge. I used the equivalent of that in cream cheese.

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PATCHEZTOO 3/6/2011 3:30PM

  Where's the cream cheese and how much?

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BRANEWME 3/6/2011 12:56PM

    that looks delicious!

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41SUSAN14 3/6/2011 12:26PM

    Still sounds yummy!

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Starting Weight Watchers Points Plus Program

Saturday, March 05, 2011

I found a great website for Weight Watcher support here. I was going to sign up for the 3 month deal with no sign up fee, which expires 3/12/11, but I found the formula for the Points Plus program online and decided that I am going to keep track of it myself.

Here is another website run by a WW leader here. Both sites have lots of recipes. The only thing I can't find is how many daily points I should have. The previous bottom daily points was 19. Based on the Suggested Daily Points breakdown by meal, I think the bottom daily points is 29. Plus everybody gets 49 Extra Weekly Points Allowance. Awesome!

I love that all fruits and veggies are free (except starchy potatoes, corn, peas, and high fat avocado). I am focusing more on fruits and veggies as well as a multivitamin everyday since I have been sick since December 29th. Yes, I realize it is March. I lost my tastebuds for a few weeks too but they are slowly coming back.

Another site with good swaps for high fat foods is Hungry Girl. The recipes in the Hungry Girl books have all been updated online to reflect Points Plus. I LOVE these books! My goal is to do at least 2 HG recipes a week and I will review the recipe too.

WW+ starts 03/06/11!

Find the links on my blog

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PEGGYSTILLHERE 6/19/2011 11:59AM

    Here is the link to the calculator for daily point allotments:


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DMURRAY407 3/17/2011 7:16AM

    I'm new to WW, thanks for sharing the links!

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PINKAMINGO 3/10/2011 11:43PM

    If you loved WW, you will love Hungry Girl! Lisa Lillien originally lost weight on WW and highly recommends the program. Everything she makes is a point friendly option.

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MWEATHER74 3/10/2011 10:18PM

    I havent heard of HG! I am going to check it out...I lost 30+ pounds on WW. Love the program. I am not sure about the new one tho. I went and joined whle it was free to get the new books etc. YOu are right the bottom allotted points is 29. I just wonder if having fruits as a free food would work? Because of all the natural sugars...let me know how it goes.
I have been going between that and calorie counting...I am trying to lose 12pounds now and it doesnt want to budge...

Good Luck!

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BAKERICLISA 3/6/2011 6:58AM

    Best of luck! Let us know how it works!

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