Tuesday, February 8, 2011

weigh day!

This is a pic of me and my picky eater. We were just engaged
when this was taken....

So I went to WW today. And....DOWN 2.6! Yay! Such an encouragement. Considering I enjoyed the super bowl party I went too, I was kind of worried about weighing. But I did take a ton of the food to the party we went too. Including pigs in blanket- made with turkey pigs and reduced fat blanket...So that helps! It's amazing how much exercise helps with a loss. Those few weeks I was barely exercising, I was having such a hard time losing. But with my running and such, I think losing will only be easier. I ran with my girls yesterday. Totally forgot how hard it is to run pushing a double stroller! You need your arms more than you realize! But I did it and it felt so good. We are planning to go again today since it's going to be pretty! I LOVE the small touches of spring we get. So so lovely.

I like to cook on Sunday the food we are going to eat for dinner all week. It makes it so much easier when you can walk into the house at 5:45 and heat up dinner. Well, it is sometimes tough to make things that are healthy and good and that both Andrew and I enjoy. You see, Andrew eats like a child. I'm serious. When we asked him what food he would like to have at our wedding reception he said, "Chips and queso and chicken strips". So cooking has been difficult. But, I have found some easy, healthy and delicious recipes. One of which I am going to share with you-
Mexican chicken
-4 chicken breasts boiled until cooked through (about 15 minutes)
-after cooling cut up chicken breasts into small bites.
-In a large bowl mix together chicken bites, a large can of black beans, a can of green chilies, and 1 cup of non fat Greek yogurt, cumin to taste and cayenne pepper to taste. (the original recipe calls for fat free sour cream. I don't love how it cooks up, so I use Greek yogurt. So much better).
After mixing set aside.
-Pre heat over to 350 and spray a large Pyrex.
-take 6 corn tortillas and line the bottom of the baking dish
-Pour chicken mixture over tortillas
-top with 1 cup of reduced fat shredded cheese
-bake for 30 minutes
serve with salsa

killer. to die for. so good. Its 8 servings and each serving is 7 points. Its filling. I load it up with jalapenos. I like super spicy!

Do you have easy, healthy, kid (or husband) friendly recipes? If so, either e-mail them to me (whitbell25@gmail.com) or leave them in the comment section and I will gladly try them!

Since it is still warm here, the girls and I are going to the trail for a run today! Hey-o!


  1. Congrats on the great loss!!! And over the super bowl! So proud of you!!!

  2. Awesome turkey burgers:
    - 1 lb ground turkey
    - 1 egg white
    - 1 tsp. each of cumin, cayenne (or 1/2 tsp.), garlic powder, and oregano.

    Mix together until just blended, make patties, and cook. These stick together and make for super moist, healthy, and flavorful turkey burgers. We don't even eat them with buns--just avocado, swiss cheese (you could do lowfat or non-fat probably), and tomato. YUM!

    Also, I make black bean salsa to go with it, which is just drained and rinsed black beans, salsa (any kind), and chopped cilantro. SO good.

  3. Ross is such a picky eater. I couldn't make the recipe you mentioned and get him to eat it because he doesn't like beans. Or any vegetables that are cooked (except corn). I love veggies and I love experimenting with new foods, but it's hard to take the time cooking something that I know only I'm going to eat, and then I feel bad that he doesn't like what I cooked and I cook something else for me. So much cooking... Because of this, I have a lot og healthy recipes though that can be tailored to the picky eater. What the are main things he doesn't like? Let me know and I'll send you some yummy recipes, complete with nutrition facts! chasitylgrome@gmail.com