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 running...so I intervaled the first 2 miles or so and then walked a lot.
That's it...5 full days on plan :)