Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day 5 Completely on plan!!!

Tuesday January 29, 2013

Day 5 of eating within my points target!! I am so happy with the way this week is going. I know that this feeling will wear off and there will be times when this is hard again...but this week has been almost magical! I can't remember a time when I've gone 5 days without using my extra weekly points allowance or my activity points...and I'm eating good and feeling quite satisfied. This is the good stuff!

I'm enjoying cooking dinner every night. I think Vern is enjoying it too!
I created my own version of Peanut Butter Chicken and it was so delicious! A little point heavy but oh so worth it!

I'm not really much of a recipe person but I'll tell you what I did..

1 medium onion, sliced
3 large cloves garlic, diced
Cook in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray until cooked and a little bit browned.

Add diced, raw chicken. I used boneless thighs because that's what I had in the freezer. Next time I'll use breast meat to save some points. My package of chicken was just under 2 pounds. Cook chicken for a few minutes, until it begins to looked cooked.

Add 2cups water, 1 can 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup, 2TBS taco seasoning, 6 Tbs PB2 powdered peanut butter (this was all I had. I don't keep real peanut butter in the house..too much Temptation! But you could use a TBS of real Peanut butter in place of the PB2)

Simmer it all until fully cooked and the flavors have merged.
8 servings at 10 PointsPlus each

I served this with rice for Vern and Shiritaki noodles for me. I use the Shiritaki noodles that don't have tofu, so they are zero points. Steamed broccoli on the side.

This was so good. It was rich and creamy and just a tiny bit spicy.

I did a 3.74 mile walk/run in the morning. It's in the 30's here in the early mornings. As a San Diego native, I'm a wimp about the cold weather! But I did it. My legs are sore and achy...from the new work out DVD and my renewed determination to work harder with my I intervaled the first 2 miles or so and then walked a lot.

That's it...5 full days on plan :)


Anonymous said...

Great job!! I think I need to go back to a writing journal - I always told myself I had to write down everything I ate, and sometimes wouldn't eat something because I'd have to write it down!

I guess that chicken is kind of like chicken satay? Sounds delicious - and I don't mind the zero pasta, some people think it smells, but to me it just absorbs the flavor of what I have with it.

Vickie said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I don't know about chicken satay. I had a Mexican chicken dish with a chili peanut butter sauce, a few weeks back at a restaurant and I was trying for that type of flavor. It was really good!

spunkysuzi said...

Doesn't it feel great to have one of those weeks?? You so deserved that!
Love the recipe.
Keep up the good work!!