So much fruit/so little time KMU (kitchen mash-up)

So what think you of my KMU??

So any whodles….we buy fruit, I also get fruit from my friend and sometimes from neighbors.  And you all know how I HATE wasting food!

So I had grapefruit from my friends moms tree, plus some fruit going soft, peach, pear, nectarine.  Hmmm, first I cut them all up for a fruit salad, hmmm, NOPE, the flavors did not play well together!

So, shit! What now…..ok, I just put a pan on the stove, added the fruit, then added a banana (remember, use natures thickner, NOT pectin, as it will just sugar it all up!) and mashed it all together, then since it was on tropical side, I added ginger, cinnamon, Vanilla and Lemon extract, and BOOM, yummy jam, that is….0 ZERO WW points also.

Nice win, no sugar, no wasted fruit, low cost and healthy jam!  Try it on a waffle with a small amount of your favorite ice cream, low pt , healthy dessert.  Your welcome 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WW Healthy Meals Swaps

WW is a lifestyle, not a diet, so today, instead of what I would have eaten, 2 chocolate Chip Waffles, I had ONE waffle, 2 eggs, and Strawberries!

I put the strawberries on the waffle instead of syrup, it was like a restaurant waffle!

Easy peasy swap,  still ate my Chocolate Waffle, still full, but not full of calories and fat!

I have been “healthifing” my food for a while (ask my son :)….. this is just taking it one more level.

I feel better, have more energy and most important, I am not hangry, I don’t think of food all the time, it is awesome…..and losing weight has been a great side effect!

So my son like s Apple Fritters..

but they are fried and way bad for the waistline….so….mommy healthified them a little 🙂

I used a muffin recipe that I have tweeked, see below:

 

2 cups all purpose flour….hmm….well….ok….I admit, the flour in my cabinet is basically a mix of white, wheat, soy, almond, and flax seed 🙂  – but hey use all purpose if you want

1 cup sugar…..yeah…..like that is gonna happen…… changed that to 1/2 cup Truvia

1tsp baking powder

1tsp baking soda

1 8oz container of blueberry yogurt –  I don’t used the flavored yogurts, way to high in sugar, I use 1 cup Fat Free Yogurt, yeah I am not real big on “fat free” but it IS 0 points…so sigh…..I use it.  I mix into it whatever fruit flavor I want, so I had some extra apples and made them in to a apple butter (apples, water, vanilla, very small amount of agave, cook down til thick), so I mixed this in the yogurt.

1 egg – remember I am not vegan, you can probably use a “flax egg” if you are

1 tsp Vanilla

4 Tbl Spoon butter – NOT!!!  I made a batch with 1/2 the butter, couldn’t tell the difference, then I made a batch with NO butter and still couldn’t taste a difference so I skip this altogether

2 cups blueberries- I just replace it with what ever fruit I happen to have on hand that is going to go bad if I don’t use it.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, egg, vanilla, butter and blueberries. Stir mixtures together just until combined; batter will be very thick. Scoop into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Per Serving: 205 calories; 4.5  38.1  3.6  26  179 

Now I will eat them like this, but since they are for my son, I made two types of toppings

Butter, Brown sugar, Vanilla

Coconut milk (just because I had no regular milk, hopefully he won’t be able to tell the difference), powdered sugar, Vanilla

Plus two with no toppings for ME!

 

Sometimes you just gotta do it

what can I say, I have been doing good lately, but I was jonesing for some carbs, so I had a reasonably healthy choice , shells with cheese and spinach.

While it was yummy in my tummy, I took a hit on WW, but gosh darn it, it was worth it 🙂

Actually I would have been alright, but two days later we went to lunch with the kids and I had 5, yes, so embarrassing, but I ate 5 biscuits, they were like air!

So I didn’t lose, and I only gained .04, so I am happy with that!

This is a life style, not a diet, so I won’t be perfect, still I can enjoy what I want and feel pretty darn good about it.

Plus went clothes shopping and went down 2 sizes (yeah my clothes were slightly baggy….) and the clothes were on sale 50% off….boyah!  Happy Dance!

Kitchen Mash-up WW style

So the other day we went to a Mexican Restaurant, I got the beef soup, it reminds me of a Hispanic version of beef stew.   It had broth, beef, squash, carrots, potatoes. Of course there was to much so I took some of it home.

So the next day, I dumped the leftover soup in a pot, added more water corn, beans, tomatoes and some spices, very good, (only 3 pts for beef) and made a lot, so my mom has some beef stew soup coming her way also!

 

 

Happy WW Dance

so went back to WW and with my clothes on…..  135.2, Happy Happy Joy Joy, so I am on maintenance now, so gotta go 6 weeks without going up more then 2lbs, then I will be WW for life!

Now remember, I am 5….I used to by 5 3/4, I need that freaking 3/4 in back darn it!  My husband says by the time I am 90 I will be to small to see, he also says my next eyeglass prescription is a Seeing Eye Dog, soooo, yea, this is my life 🙂

So every 5 to 7 lbs is a size different, good to lose weight, bad to buy clothes that won’t fit in a few weeks, good thing I kept a bunch of “skinny” clothes, however, some of them are way out of style….been a long time since I was this low in weight, but a good problem to have!

HA, off the plateu…

finally!  started losing weight again!  But then I find out not only do I need to hit my goal weight, I have to stay there or less for 6 weeks before I get lifetime in WW.   Auuuggghhh!

On a side note, I am down to 5 of those darn Orange Theory Workouts!  F>>>I>>>V>>>E!

I will be so happy when those are done, I have been doing my yoga, trying for 2 times a week and OT 1 time a week.  This will extend my 20 sessions of yoga I got 40% off on !

So I guess once I hit my goal weight I will go back to WW meetings so they can track my 6 weeks for my lifetime WW 😉

 

Kitchen mash-up WW style

so, I have been fighting those last 7lbs, it has been hard, luckily I haven’t gained, just stayed the same.

But, I am back at it, let’s see how it goes.  It has been harder since my senior dog is like a baby and i have to get up a few times a night to take him out and I find myself snacking in the wee hours…sigh…..

So I have been adding points to my day and making sure to eat low point meals to make up for it.

So, I bought some frozen butternut squash and had my husband cook it on the grill, didn’t work to good, so I had left overs from that.  Then we had bbq’d and we had left over corn, beans and canned tomatoes.  So I made butternut soup and gave it a southwest kick by adding the beans, corn and tomotoes.  All at ZERO points but full of flavor and good for you!

7 freaking pounds…… that is what is left

to lose to reach my goal weight and get FREE weight watchers for life.  I have needed to lose those pounds for 2 months now.

The good thing?  Even going thru the Food Triangle (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years) of parties I have stayed the same weight, surprised?? I sure was, when I went in Xmas Eve and weighed in, same weight, no gain, now I will take this, the habits learned in WW are working.  But I gotta get rid of this last 7!!!!!!

Why or why is it so hard….hmmm….could be all the sweets, but I just tossed out all the goodies in the fridge and freezer, (I have no will power, so if it isn’t here, I can’t eat it :), and I am almost over my bronchitis so it will be back to exercising.

Speaking of exercising, as you all know I am “doing” Orange Theory, and in theory it should work, that being said, I am NOT super competitive and I don’t like to sweat, so when I went to my last workout and she said “just want to let you know you have 6 sessions left, but we are having a 20% xmas sale so you can get more”…..my INNER voice said “THANK FREAKING GOODNESS , only 6 more torture sessions left, if she thinks I am buying anymore she is CRAZY!”…..my outer voice said “Ok thanks for the info”.

I have worked my way through 19 out of 25 sessions, I could stop now, but you know me and money, no can do, I will get through this, even though 5 of those sessions where “free” so if I only did one more I would technically be done….but I just can’t, I can’t help myself….only thing I hate more then exercising and sweating is wasting money!!!!