Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Crunch Wrap Supreme

1 2pp Tortilla Shell
1 TBS of Queso Nacho Cheese
Tortilla Chips
Sour Cream

Fry up your beef, add taco seasoning (I used ortega 40% less sodium).  Microwave your toritlla shell for 10 seconds to warm up and make it easier to work with.  Spread your nacho cheese on 1/2 of the shell, sprinkle with some tortilla chips, add your taco meat, add some lettuce and tomatos.  I spread the sour cream oh the opposite half so it would spread.  Fold.  Spray a pan or griddle with cooking spray , brown each side of your crunch wrap.  ENJOY!


2 Slices of Village Hearth Lite Bread
1/2 Serving of Miracle Whip
1/2 Serving Oscar Meyer Fully Cooked Bacon

1 Serving=4pp

Breakfast Muffins

1 Village Hearth English Muffin
1 Egg White
2 Slices Deli Ham
Approx 1 TBS Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar

Heat griddle to 350, spray pan or griddle with a little cooking spray. Fry an egg, to your likeness, add a little salt and pepper. Top with cheese and ham until cheese is melted and serve on a toasted muffin.

(Erica add's 1 teaspoon of miracle whip to her's and Laura likes to substitute the egg white with 1/8 cup southwest egg beaters)

1 Serving = 2pp without Miracle Whip or 3pp with Miracle Whip
1 Serving = 3pp with Egg Beaters

Totino's Pizza Rolls

Yep, you read that right!

You can have 7 Totino's Pizza Rolls for 6pp or 8 for 7pp!

Yay for an easy lunch!


1 Hot Dog Bun
1/4 Cup Taco Meat
1 slice Deli Ham
1 slice Deli Turkey
1 Tbs Miracle Whip
1 Tbs Reduced Fat Cheddar

Heat up Taco Meat and Lunch meats. Spread your miracle whip on your bun, sprinkle with a little paprika (laura also uses taco sauce as a substitue for paprika). Layer your lunch meat and add the taco meat. Top with lettuce and cheddar cheese.

1 serving = 8pp

Some Food Suggestion

  • Light Bread - D'Italiano Light, Village Hearth Light Italian or Wheat, Sara Lee 45 Calories & Delightful - all are 1pp each.
  • Light Buns/Muffins - Village Hearth Light Italian or wheat hamburger buns, Village Hearth light english muffins and Sara Lee 45 calorie hotdog buns - only 2pp each
  • Reduced Fat or Fat Free - NOT full Fat - Cream Soups, Shredded Cheese, Cream Cheese, Milk, Yogurt, broth, Sour Cream, 2% Cheese Slices
  • Lunch Meat - Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh - 6 slices =1PP - you can have 2 slices for ZERO points!
  • Spray Butter! 5 sprays =0pp
  • Laughing cow/Crystal Farms cheese wedges =1pp each! spread on crackers (special K crackers or cracker chips are the best and you get a lot! Pretzel crisps are also delicious!)
  • Oscar Mayer Fully cooked bacon - 2 slices =1pp
  • Oscar Mayer Fat Free Hot Dogs = 1pp each (cheapest at Walmart)
  • Ice Cream = Pudding Pops, float bars, the budget saver bag of flavors (jubilee), ice cream cups, any kind of frozen yogurt or no sugar added, the weight watchers ice cream bars are to die for, dream bars, skinny cow ice cream bars, rootbeer float bars
  • Walmart Salads - in the deli case by the premade sandwiches there are individual salads (southwest chicken, chicken ceasar) only 6pp - it's a great lunch!
  • Fat Free/ Light Pringles - 14 chips for only 2pp
  • Egg Whites = 0pp for 1
  • No SODA, not even diet! THOSE ARE EMPTY CALORIES!!!!
  • Ruffles Lite Potato chips (econo) 14 for 1pp or 28 for 2pp
  • Barry's Bakery Twist = 1 for 0pp or 2 for 1pp
  • Fiber One Brownies = 1 brownie is 2pp (we like the peanut butter chocolate ones)
  • Egg Roll wrappers are 1pp = get creative with these, we will be posting recipes using them later on!
  • Newtons Fruit Thins = 3 Cookies =4pp, 1 Cookie =1pp
  • Pop Chips! 22 chips for 3pp

Peanut Butter and Honey Toast

2 Pieces of Light bread or 1 light english muffin
2 tsp of Jif Peanut Butter
1 tsp of honey

Pair it up with a banana - YUM

1 Serving = 5pp

Shake-and-Pour Pancakes & Bacon

2 - 4" Shake-N-Pour Pancakes
2 pieces of Oscar Mayer Fully cooked bacon
Log Cabin Sugar Free Syrup


Hashbrown Scramble

1 Handful of frozen hash browns
1 egg
1 egg white
2 slices of oscar mayer ham
1/8 cup 2% shredded cheddar or reduced fat
Veggies of your choice: we like mushroom's, green peppers, tomatoes

Spray a pan with cooking spray, brown hashbrowns add a splash of chicken broth to help steam them. add all the veggies and ham (except tomatoes), when everything is softened whisk and add the egg and egg white, scramble together and add in the tomato and finish cooking....add cheese before serving.

1 serving is 5pp

Jimmy D's Breakfast's

Jimmy D's French Toast and Turkey Sausage Sandwich
One of these Sandwiches is 6pp, very easy - 1 minute in the microwave (Walmart)

Jimmy D's Pancake "corndog" with turkey sandwich =4pp

Patty Melts

2 Pieces of light bread
1 hamburger patty (90% lean ground beef)
1/2 wedge laughing cow cheese

Fry up hamburger on the George Forman, sautee the mushrooms in some 98% FF chicken broth until slightly soft. Spread the wedge on your bread, add patty and mushrooms put in George Forman to melt all together for a few minutes.

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Some Blunt Advise.

This was a post on my personal blog but I thought I would share it on here as well...

My Secret

People are always asking me, what are you doing to lose weight? What's your secret? How do you keep losing. Well here it is people. Here is my "secret". (PS, I'm not saying these are weight watchers rules, this is me and what I follow).
1. I don't cheat. I track my points. If I put it in my mouth, I count it. (TWSS)

2. If I don't know the points, I find them out before eating it. (I made this mistake before and it bit me in the ass, can you say 31 point wrap).

3. I don't waste points on non filling, most of the time, high point things. Breakfast cereal, fast food, pop (or soda for my non local friends), cake, cookies etc.

4. I revamped my thought process when it comes to food. This was me before. No way I can ever eat a salad and be satisfied. No way I can eat a cold sandwich and be satisfied. Guess what, Grilled chicken salads are my new favorite and guess what else. That cold sandwich is sure nice to have when you are in a hurry and it's low points. AND the kicker - both are super filling!

5. I don't take nights off. Ever. Ever. Ever. Not even if it's a special event.

6. I drink a lot of water. I mean I'm a camel I swear.

7. I make my meals count. I quit having a bowl of cereal for breakfast because it's not filling and it's high in points. Over my dead body will I have a "shake" for breakfast or a "bar" for lunch. Um no thank you, I'll have my delicious Fried Egg McMuffin for 3pp rather than your 6-9 point idea of a meal.

8. Fruits and Veggies are 0pp - HALLELUJAH, but I don't go overboard on them. Fruit still has major calories.

9. When in doubt, I shoot high. If I'm not 100% sure on the points value I estimate higher than what the tracker might say.

10. Find the lower point options for the stuff you eat everyday. Bread 1pp or 2-3pp you pick. Buns 2pp or 4pp. Hot dogs 2pp or 4pp. Brats 3pp or 6pp. You choose.

11. Get a great support system. That is huge in my success!

12. If I have a craving for something ridiculous in points. I have it. But not all of it. I have a bite or 2 and that satisfies me.

13. Change the way you cook, I cook a lot of things with fat free chicken broth instead of oil or Crisco. You can't tell the difference. I use the fat free soups to cook with as well, lowers the points but still tastes the same in your recipes.

14. Don't think you have to make "diet food" I make 95% of the stuff I used to make. It's called portion control people.

15. I avoid buying junk food. If I don't have it in my house, I won't be tempted to eat it.

16. I don't punish myself if I don't have a loss or if I have a slight gain. I know that I will continue to lose, I just keep swimming, just keep swimming.

17. I don't exercise. Shame. I know and wish I could but I don't have time at this point in my life. This is all been from following these rules.

18. Understand that weight loss is a SLOW PROCESS. There are a million fad diets out there (ahem spray your fat away....really?) but the only right way to do this is to change your lifestyle. You have to want it and you have to be 100% dedicated.

19. I'm not afraid to eat out. Do I do it as much as I used to, no. But I still do and it's a nice treat. There are some great websites that show you the points values for a lot of popular restaurants.

20. Last but not least. These new clothes that are looking fricking fantastic on me sure feel great oh and all the compliments help a little too ;) !!!

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

1 (30oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns
3 (14.5oz) cans FF chicken broth

1 can cream of chicken soup (I used 98% fat free)
2 Tbsp minced onion flakes
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (I used light)

In a crockpot, combine everything except for the cream cheese. Cook for 8-10 hours on low. About 15 minutes before serving, add cream cheese. Stir until melted and thoroughly combined. Serve with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions.

Makes about 10 Servings

3pp Per Serving

Breakfast Biscuit Cups

You will need - Standard Muffin Tin
Pillsbury small biscuits (7.5 oz can) 10 biscuits in each can
- comes in a 4 pack at Jubilee
1/2 cup Southwest Egg Beaters
1/3 cup Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausge Crumbles
3 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Ham
1/4 cup Shreded Cheddar

I only used a 6 spot muffin tin - sprayed with olive oil spray.
Stretch out 6 biscuits into each tin, briging it up the sides. Bake at 450 for 5 minutes. They will puff up in the middle so after you take them out, take a spoon and press the center in to make a little hole.
While the biscuits are baking, scramble egg beaters with salt and pepper. Cut up the 3 slices of ham into little pieces. Divide ham evenly among 3 of the cups and the sausage in the other 3. Top with the eggs and then the cheese. Bake for an additional 7 minutes. ENJOY!

4PP for 2 (we had one of each)
(this is a great example of how easy points can increase - we edited the recipe to see what the points would be for 3 of them and it goes up to 7PP fo 3) - just that ONE extra bite is just not necessary ;)

Paying it Forward...

I just did a radio interview with KBMW. I hope it sounds good!

I'm all about paying it forward now! So if one person gets inspired by my story I did my job!!

On another note, we just ordered some mini taco's from the Captains Choice truck and we can have 11 of those suckers for 6pp. HECK YES!!!!

Skinny Chick-N-Noodle Soup

1 bag of Bear Creak Chicken Noodle Soup (Econo or Jubilee)
1/2 rotisserie chicken (shredded)

Prepare soup as directed on bag, add the chicken and simmer until ready to serve.
1 cup = 5pp
17 mini saltines = 2pp

3.2.1 Cake


1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box Cake Mix - Any Flavor 2 Tbsp Water


In a ziploc bag, combine the two cake mixes together and mix well. For each individual cake serving, take out 3 Tablespoons of the cake mix combination and mix it with 2 Tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have your own instant individual little cake! Keep remaining cake mixture stored in the ziploc bag and use whenever you feel like a treat! You can top each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit.
Helpful Tips:

This recipe is called 3, 2, 1 Cake because all you need to remember is "3 tablespoons mix, 2 tablespoons water, 1 minute in the microwave!" Try various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple, lemon, orange, etc. Just remember that one of the mixes has to be the angel food mix; the other is your choice. The flavor possibilities are endless!

3TBS of FF cool whip is 0PP!!!!!!!!!

2pp for entire piece of cake with the cool whip! LOVE!!!!!

Hot Dogs and Chips

I get to have all of this for only 7PP!!
TWO pieces of D'Italiano Light Bread = 2PP
TWO Jennie-O Turkey Franks 2PP each x 2 = 4PP
(yes i checked in the calculator and its only 4PP)
13 Southwest Special K Chips = 1PP
Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, and Grapes = 0PP

Blueberry Pancakes

3 pancakes with fresh blueberries = 6PP
Light pancake syrup = 2PP (sugar free is even less PP/ I usually use SF but was out)

(any pancake mix that is "just add water" = 2PP for each 3-4 inch pancake)

Tigg's Famous Bowls

2 serving(s) McCormick turkey gravy (packet)
5 piece(s) Tyson Any'tizers Popcorn chicken
1 tray(s) Green Giant ® Just For ONE! Niblets corn & butter sauce, frozen
1 serving(s) Crystal Farms Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
2 serving(s) Betty Crocker Cheddar & Sour Cream

Microwave Potatoes, corn and gravy according to pkg (seperate). Bake chicken according to package.

Scoop 2/3 cup potatoes, 1/2 the container of corn, 1/2 the chicken and top with gravy and 1/2 serving of cheese.

Makes 2 servings - 7pp each.

This one is very very filling! It was a hit with my family!

Pizza Rolls

So I wanted pizza this past weekend but I didn't want the high points it brings. So I thought of an alternative.

1/2 pound(s) cooked 90% lean ground beef
1 3/4 cup(s) Contadina Pizza Sauce
1 cup(s) Kraft 2% milk reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package(s) Hormel Pizza slice Canadian style bacon -chopped
1/2 cup onion- chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms -chopped
14 item(s) Nasoya Egg Roll Wrappers
Fry up the beef and drain the fat. In a bowl mix the beef, canadian bacon, onion, mushrooms and mozzarella. Fill 14 Egg Roll wrappers and lay on baking pan (I brushed each with a little olive oil.) Bake at 375 (not exactly sure how long, I had to keep checking them). Appox 15 minutes. or until golden brown!

Sorry - I forgot to take a picture - I was so excited to eat them! The great thing about this is you can use your favorite pizza ingredients to make these! Careful for pepporoni, maybe try the turkey pepporoni instead!