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WW Week 45 Recap

Remember yesterday I had told you that this last week included long hours at work? This led to me making poor food choices. Yeah, it showed at the scale. I knew I was going to have a gain and I wasn’t too concerned. For once. I’ve done this yo yo thing more than a few times to know that the weight will turn around and come off. However, I wasn’t quite expecting the gain that I had. Are you ready for this? 6.2 lbs! In one week!

Wow!

It’s time to reign it in again. But not today. lol No, not today.

Today, I am meeting up with friends for some free bingo at Boulevard Brewing Company for a friend’s birthday. Food, drinks and lots of fun with good friends.

Like I said though, I’m not worried. I’ll get back on track, again, tomorrow. Expect to see a big weight loss next week. =)

Part of why I’m not worried is this.

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Look at that. This picture shows all the hard work that I’ve done in the past 10 months. I’m not quite where I want to be but I am so proud of how far I have come!

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With losing weight, there are obviously benefits along the way. One benefit was realized yesterday. My sister and I tried Beer Yoga. First off, it was so much fun!

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Back in July, I tried yoga at Nelson Atkins. Well, on the lawn in front of Nelson Atkins. It was ok. I liked part of it but haven’t done it since. This time around though, I loved it! So much that my sister and I have already signed up for next month’s session.

Part of why I loved it so much is because it was much easier. Of course, the instructor was not the same. I am not experienced enough to know if this session was not quite as difficult as the one back in July. But I do know that I am more flexible. Though I felt the various moves, I felt I was at least able to do them. I was able to follow along. I was able to hold the pose. For the most part. I definitely need to work on my balance. Those poses were more challenging for me.  Overall though, it was a great experience!

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Now I’m off to meet up with friends. Have a good week everyone!

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WW Week 44-ish Recap

Sorry about last week ya’ll!

I unexpectedly got invited to hang out with one of my dear friend’s and her husband. Free Bingo at Boulevard Brewing Company. Oh yeah! I then decided to continue hanging out with them the rest of the day. Good quality time but it meant that I got nothing done. lol

Oh well. It’s good to have days like that every once in a while.

I will admit that I did go for a short run (1 mile) around their neighborhood. Not bad. I knew I wasn’t going to make it to the gym as planned. I was already in my gym clothes so I said just do it. And I did!

So I’ve learned a few things about myself over the last few weeks. To say learn is a little of a stretch. I’ve already been aware of these things but they are hitting home a little more now.

The first thing is that I turn to sweets during two specific times of the month. The first one (sorry guys!) I’m sure you can guess without me going in to too much detail. The second is when we are closing our period or Month End at work. It’s a stressful time because there is a lot to be done in a short span of time. This Month End was even more so because we are short handed. I’ve been trying to step up as much as I can which has led to several late nights. I’m not complaining. I’ve enjoyed taking on new responsibilities and learning new things. There’s just been some long days.

How does this affect my weight? I turn to chocolate during the day. Not just a piece or two but more like 10. Yes. Yes, I do. Also, I don’t plan in advance and take my dinner in with me. Which means I’m eating late at night and making not so healthy choices.

These are both things that I can learn from and improve on.  I think next Month End I will prepare dinner on Sunday that I can take in on Monday. It will then be there for me all week. Fortunately, we have multiple fridges at work so this shouldn’t be an issue with my coworkers. This way I will have a healthy meal and still eat at a normal time. It might be nice to take a few minute break as well. Secondly, I’m going to make sure I have more fruit or at least healthier snack options to choose from during this time period. Maybe then I’ll stay away from the candy bowl.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that I haven’t been drinking as much water. I can literally go all day and not drink anything or drink less than 10 oz of water. I know! It’s terrible! I find that I drink more water when I’m tracking it in the habit tracker in my bullet journal. However, when I’m working late hours and have a busy weekend, I am not working in my bullet journal as much. In fact, I’ve hardly been in my bullet journal for the last couple weeks. I kinda miss it and am hoping I can work in it later today.

The last thing I’m becoming more and more aware of is how when I’m not tracking what I eat, I take full advantage of this and eat everything I can. I need to work on this one. But it’s not easy. Not for me at least.

I’m keeping this short because I wanted to get a post in while I was thinking about it. However, I must go. My sister and I are doing Beer Yoga today. Who knew there was such a thing! I want to get a work out in before hand. If I’m going to have time, I must go. Now!

I realize I didn’t put any numbers in here. That’s because I don’t weigh in until tomorrow. I’ll try my best to post again then.

Have a great Saturday everyone!!

WW Week 43 Recap

I’m going to try my best to keep this short. I know that’s hard for me. lol If you read my posts on a regular basis, you know that I like to talk err…write. You know what I mean!

This week was a very successful week. I’ll take it after the previous two weeks. Also, it feels good after making healthy food choices and exercising every day to see it pay off when you weigh in.

So two weeks ago I had a gain of 2 lbs. The week after that, last week, I had another gain but this time only 1.4 lbs. This week, I had a loss of 4.4 lbs!

Awesome!!

My nice weight loss followed up what was already a good weekend. Saturday was my second race of the year. This was sort of a redemption race for me. I’ve had a couple really. I need to do what I want to do rather than succumbing to those around me. I’m not sure that’s fair. I’m not really pressured. I make the choice myself but then regret it later.

You see, I did this same race last year. I was terrible at it. I don’t know why but I hurt, I walked more than I ran and was flat out embarrassed it took me as long as it did. This area of town is know as the flattest courses there are. Flat should mean that you’ll have a good time. There are no hills to climb slowing you down or tiring you out. (Although hills can sometimes be good because usually you also get to run down them. Anywho.)

I had a similar race in the same neighborhood, but not necessarily the same course, last December. That race was supposed to be my redemption race. It was my 5th race in 5 months. I had just had one of my best times to date the month before. I was ready. I was going to prove that I could do it.

I didn’t prove anything.

I ended up walking the race because everyone else I was there with walked it. There were several reasons we all chose to walk, mostly medical. Mine was that I didn’t want to run it alone. I didn’t want to miss out on what might have been said in my absence. I wanted to stay with my friends.

My choice. No one pressured me.

It’s all good though. I just signed up for the same race I did so poorly at last year, Cupid Run, and gave it a go again. This was really my redemption race. And I did fantastic!

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I had been preparing for this race since February 1st. I ran every single day, except for one, getting myself ready. To date my fastest 5K was 36 minutes and 51 seconds. Yesterday, my time was drum roll please………35 minutes and 57 seconds! Almost a full minute faster!!!

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A new personal record!!!!!

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Can you tell that I’m happy?!

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To have such an amazing time on Saturday and to follow it up with a 4.4 lb loss this morning, this weekend has been fantastic!!

 

I won’t be having another race next weekend and I doubt I can pull off another high loss two weeks in a row. But here’s hoping for another wonderful week!!

WW Week 41-42 Recap

Do you ever get mad at yourself for not doing what you know you should be doing?

Yeah?

I do.

Did recently too.

The end of January was it for me. I was doing so good on my Blue Dot Challenge. So good! I got a blue dot the first 25 days of the month.

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And then I failed. Yes, that’s how I look at it. I failed. It was one of my coworkers last day and everyone brought in goodies to munch on. There were some healthy choices and some not so healthy choices.

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I started my day off knowing that her farewell table would be set up at work and I chose not to eat my normal breakfast. I could have easily enjoyed some of the fruits and veggies care free as well as had a couple of the other items and still stayed within my daily points.

Did I though?

Hell no!

Excuse my language but I went crazy. Look at all that I ate.

My actions here set me up for a poor next few days. Later that night I went to a family gathering where I ate 2 huge plates of food and not one, not two, but three desserts.

The next day was one of my dear friends daughters first birthday. Her husband is such a good cook and prepared pork shoulder and brisket for sandwiches. He also made two kinds of cupcakes for us adults to eat while the baby got the smash cake.

I didn’t have just one sandwich but two and went back for a second cupcake. There were two kinds and both were so good! I was going to have a third but fortunately someone took the last cupcake just as I was going for it. Thank goodness!

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However, that night I ate half a box of chocolate. I think there were 14 pieces on each level, 2 levels. I obviously didn’t track but I imagine each piece was roughly 4 points. 4 x 14. You do the math. Not good!

Needless to say I woke up the next morning in a terrible mood. I ruined my blue dot streak and I ate so much that I was sure to have a gain. I did go to my WW meeting but showed up late which always stresses me out. Then I felt myself tearing up and wasn’t about to cry in front of them again so I weighed in (2 lb gain) and left.

I felt so bad. I went home and ate the other half of the box of chocolates. Because that was going to help. Insert eye roll here.

I had a whole bunch planned for the day and cancelled it all. I was so depressed. Mind you I was feeling bad long before I weighed in. 2 lbs is not that much. It can easily come off again. I think it was more that I had let myself down with that dang Blue Dot Challenge.

Sunday just got worse and worse. Since I didn’t go to the store after my WW meeting as I usually do, I didn’t have anything to eat. What do I do? I run through McDonald’s drive in and pick up my old stand by. I could never decide between the McDouble and the McChicken. So I would get both. Plus a small fry. I was also in the mood for some chicken nuggets. Yikes!

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I wasn’t doing myself any favors.

Later on in the week, I started to get back on track in certain respects. I decided to take the stairs every day at work as well as run in the gym after work. I’m fortunate that my work has a fitness center. I don’t utilize it as much as I should. Sometimes though I will walk over my lunch. More so in the Spring and Summer months. If it’s nice, I’ll walk outside. When it gets too hot, I start walking inside on the treadmill. Why I don’t continue this in to the Winter months, I don’t know. But this month, at least for the last 7 days and today, I have taken full advantage of having access to the fitness center.

So far this month I have ran 10 1/2 miles and walked 1 mile between going to the gym after work and going to Planet Fitness over the weekend. It’s helped me work toward my goal walking/running 365 miles this year. That’s for sure!

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Since Monday, I’ve also gotten a blue dot each day. I’m getting back on track in the food department too. Woohoo!

A lot of what has helped me is my WW People. I didn’t go to last Sunday’s meeting. After leaving early the week before and not showing up at all this last one, I had several people reach out to me wondering what was going on. It feels good to have the support. I don’t know how to tell them how much they mean to me. In such a short span of time that I’ve known them (remember I changed groups after I moved), we’ve gotten quite close. I’m glad I have my WW family and can’t wait to see them all this Sunday.

I was watching a show the other day. I really wish I could remember which show it was. I want to say Lethal Weapon but am not 100%. What I do remember is what was said. “Life is not over. You still have that choice every day.”

Let that sink in a little bit.

So what if I didn’t get 31 blue dots in the month of January. I got a total of 26 blue dots and that is pretty amazing. I didn’t have to let it affect me as much as I did. LIFE IS NOT OVER. My life certainly wasn’t.

Each day after the first day that I didn’t get that blue dot, I had a choice. I could have missed one day but gotten a blue dot the next. YOU STILL HAVE THAT CHOICE EVERY DAY. Instead, I was sour and continued to make poor decisions.

This journey that I’m on is taking much longer than I had expected it to. However, I have a lot to be proud of. I am nearly 40 lbs lighter than I was 10 1/2 months ago. I have had a few speed bumps where I’ve fallen off the wagon and gained a little back. But each time I have also gotten it back under control and lost the weight immediately. I may revert back to my old ways every now and again. But I only do so for a short period of time before I reign it in.

It’s taking longer than I thought it would but I’m still going.

I haven’t given up.

WW Week 40 Recap

It’s been a week. I don’t remember if I mentioned last week but I discovered a leak in my basement. Fun! Fun! Fortunately, it wasn’t as bad as it could have been and all is fixed. Well in regard to the leak. I still have a hole in one of my walls. Joys of being a homeowner I guess.

This week, my Mom and stepdad were also on vacation. Therefore, I have been staying at their house all week. Which meant I was driving back and forth between theirs and mine turning on and off the air blower so that my carpet would dry and meeting with various people to help me figure out what caused the leak and to fix it.

On top of all that, it’s Restaurant Week here in KC. Yay! I first participated in Restaurant Week last year and absolutely loved it. In case you all don’t know what it is, many restaurants create a special menu, for lunch, dinner or both, for people to choose from. Lunches are usually 2 courses and will cost $15 whereas dinners are typically 3 courses and costs $33. This is a fabulous opportunity to try out a more expensive restaurant at a great price.

Last year, a friend of mine and I ate Trezo Mare where I had a potato soup like none I’ve ever had before (it was pureed), salmon with forbidden rice and the best chocolaty dessert ever!

This year I tried out two restaurants. One I had been to before but my sister hadn’t. She helped me from beginning to end with my leak so I treated her to lunch at Cafe Verona. We both enjoyed ourselves and have vowed to go back when it’s warm so that we can sit out on their patio. I wish I would have taken a picture but they let you add locks to their fence. We hope to add one of our own the next time we go.

For our appetizer, we both had bruschetta. The roasted tomatoes were so sweet (which is something coming from me since I am not a fan of tomatoes and these were rather big) and the whipped goat cheese was absolutely divine. For my entree I chose their pesto shrimp risotto which was delicious. So much so that my sister stole some of my food. She liked it better than her own. =)

The second restaurant I went to was Bristol Seafood Grill. I had been wanting to eat at this restaurant for the better part of a year now. Even now, I still want to try out their Sunday buffet. This will have to wait until after I make Lifetime though and allow myself a cheat day. I want to try it all!

The food was so good! I started off with a simple Cesar salad. Theirs came with a cheese crisp. Yumm! My entree was grilled salmon with lobster risotto and grilled asparagus. The risotto was somewhat disappointing not flavor wise but because I was hoping/expecting chunks of lobster and there were none. I think the lobster part of the dish was lobster broth. When you’re hoping for a couple bites of lobster and it’s not there, it can be a slight let down.

Oh yeah, they brought out these freshly baked, just out of the oven, still warm and smelling so so so good biscuits that I was not able to eat. You see I’m still on this Blue Dot Challenge and wasn’t going to ruin my streak for this biscuit. I wasn’t going to let it go to waste either. So I brought it home. In fact, I had it for breakfast this morning. It was delicious!

Speaking of my Blue Dot Challenge…3 weeks baby! I have gotten a blue dot each day this month. Oh yeah!

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At this point I have it in the bag. Nothing can get in my way except for myself. If I can eat the fabulous meals that I’ve eaten this week and still stay within my healthy point range, then I can do anything. Ok, maybe not anything. But you get what I mean. I have willpower and am amazing when I put my mind to do something. Right now my mind is on 2 things – Lifetime and Blue Dots!

How am I doing you might ask? I mean, this is a WW Recap and I’ve barely talked about Weight Watchers or my weight. Well, if I’m being honest, this week was somewhat rough for me.  I’m down another 1.2 lbs which is awesome! Except…I was expecting more.

I know. I know. Be happy for a loss no matter what it is. And I am. Really! I ate out at 2 fantastic restaurants and had rather larger meals at each and still was down this week. That’s wonderful! So what’s the problem? The problem is I was at my Mom’s house this week. I weighed myself on her scale and apparently it is not the same as the one at WW. I weighed myself right before leaving the house and maybe 15 minutes later was weighing in at my weekly meeting. There was a difference of almost 2 lbs. So, you see I had been expecting a greater loss than what I received. Hence, why it was somewhat of a rough week for me.

I’m trying to tell myself that I still went down. That when combined with my other two losses, I am down 8.6 lbs just since the New Year which is amazing! That I’m getting closer and closer to Lifetime with every ounce that I lose. I know all this and I’m better today than I was yesterday morning but if I didn’t tell you all what’s going through my mind then I’m not being honest.

Losing weight isn’t easy. It’s a struggle to take it off and it’s going to be a struggle to keep it off. A lot of it is mind games. I’m sure that the thoughts I’m having are very similar to ones that you all are having or may have depending on where you are in your journey. So hopefully by me sharing what’s going through my mind, it will help you. That’s why I do this. Plus it helps me when I put it in writing. 😉

Other than eating out, I stuck to my planned meals this week. I made one of my new favorite soups – Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup – as well as Turkey Meatloaf with roasted asparagus and veggie mac & cheese. Both meals were 5 points each. There were a couple times when the meatloaf wasn’t enough to satisfy me. I then would eat a banana or some cantaloupe to help fill me up. Normally, I make it 4 servings but accidentally made it 5 servings this time. So they were rather small. You can probably tell by all by all the white space on the plate that there wasn’t enough there. It was yummy though!

For this week, I’m making roasted chicken breast with roasted veggies and sweet potatoes for one meal and turkey tacos for my other. Yumm! Yumm! Can’t wait for dinner tomorrow!

Healthier Chicken Parmesan

I love Chicken Parmesan! Do you love Chicken Parmesan? Of course you do! Who doesn’t?

So Olive Garden Chicken Parm is 32 points. Yikes! Now that includes the spaghetti that is served with it but still, wow. Not sure how much it would be if you were to make it at home but my guess is it would still be 10-15 points, including the spaghetti.

Mine, however, 4 points! Yay! Ok, not exactly mine but hers. Mine now though because I will be making this recipe time and time again. It is that good!

I did decide to omit the spaghetti. Spaghetti noodles and sauce would probably tack on another 8 points. Still not terrible. 12 points for a meal. But if you add roasted green beans and a salad such as I did, you have yourself a 5 point dinner. That’s even better!

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Tell me that doesn’t look good. Oh my! It’s as good as it looks. Let me tell ya!

What makes this version healthier than normal Chicken Parm? I’m so glad you asked. First and foremost, the chicken is baked rather than fried. Secondly, the chicken is only breaded on one side. Weird right? I thought so. Trust me though, you won’t even notice when you’re eating it.

So…this is how you make it.

Gather your ingredients and take a picture. Oops! That’s what I do. You don’t have to do that. I mean, unless you want to. Completely up to you. lol

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Mix together the breading for the chicken – panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian season, salt and pepper.

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I just love the look of seasoned flour, breadcrumbs, etc.

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Beat an egg and set up your dredging station.

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Spray a sheet pan with Pam or whatever cooking spray that you use and start dredging. Now, remember to only bread one side of the chicken breast. This will feel slightly weird because it’s not what you’re used to. After the first one though, it won’t feel weird anymore. At least it didn’t for me. Spray the top of the chicken, after breading, with Pam to help get extra crunchy and brown.

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For the green beans, cut off the tips and toss in a bowl with some Pam, salt and pepper. Lay as many green beans around the chicken as you can. If needed, use a separate sheet pan.

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Bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. If your chicken is cut thin, 15 minutes will be enough.

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Spread the marinara sauce or spaghetti sauce of your choosing, beware this may change your point value, over the top of the chicken breast. I’m going to be honest here, I didn’t think half a cup of the sauce would be enough. In fact, when I first decided to make this recipe, I put the recipe in the WW app and entered 1 1/4 cups of both the sauce and the mozzarella cheese. I just knew I was going to put a 1/4 cup on each. Also thought I would be making 5 instead of 4, hence the 1 1/4 cup.

I was so wrong though. All you will need is 1/2 cup of each your sauce and your mozzarella cheese. Back to spreading the sauce on each chicken…then top with the shredded cheese. Put back in the oven for about 5 minutes so that the cheese will melt.

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This looks promising, doesn’t it?!

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After 5 minutes, pull the chicken out of the oven. If your cheese is not fully melted, leave it in for a couple more minutes. I thought mine needed a little more color and decided to sprinkle a little Italian seasoning on top. Excellent decision if I say so myself. Which I do! =)

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Doesn’t it look so good? You know it does!

Here’s the recipe.

Healthy Chicken Parmesan

  • Servings: 4
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4 points per chicken breast

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts (this doesn’t have be exact, I think mine was more like 1.34 lbs)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning plus some to sprinkle on top of cheese at the end
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 lb green beans (or however much you like)
  • Pam cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce (I used garlic and basil) *note if you use one w/ meat, it will be higher in points
  • 1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Set oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix together the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Place in a dish so that the chicken can easily be placed in it for breading.
  3. Beat the egg and place in a similar style dish.
  4. Place one side of the chicken in the egg followed by the panko mixture. Press the chicken down in the breading mixture so that as much as possible will stick to it. Place breading side up on a sprayed baking sheet.
  5. Repeat for remaining chicken breasts. Spray tops of chicken with Pam to help brown and get crispy.
  6. Cut ends off green beans and toss with Pam, salt and pepper. Spread green beans around edge of baking sheet.
  7. Put chicken and green beans in the oven for 15 minutes.
  8. Pull out of oven and spread first the spaghetti sauce evenly over the chicken, then the shredded mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and put back in the oven for roughly 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  9. Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this meal as much as I did. Share your pictures if you make it! =)

Turkey Chili

I have been in the mood for chili for a few weeks now. But with the transition between homes, I haven’t done much cooking. I guess I’m getting a little more settled because I made Turkey Chili this morning.

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You read that right. This. Morning. I didn’t get to it last night and needed something to eat for lunch. So, I prepared it before going to work. You gotta do what you gotta do.

I’m made this recipe several times now. It’s full of veggies, good for you beans and ground turkey instead of beef. Veggie wise, it has your typical onions and tomatoes. But it also has red bell pepper and corn. I’ve thought of trying to sneak in some other veggies without turning it in to a stew. I still want the essential flavor to be chili since that’s what it is. I’m sure you can easily add mushrooms and maybe even a carrot. I’ve seen several veggie chili’s have zucchini and yellow squash in them. I’m sure that would work but I’m not quite on board yet. I’ll let you know if I ever give it a try. 😉

Beans are an excellent way to stretch a meal. They’re good for you too. Most people think of meat, eggs and dairy when thinking of protein. But there are a lot of non-animal sources of protein out there as well. Beans are one of those. 1 cup of dark red kidney beans will provide 16 grams of protein; whereas 1 cup of black beans has 15 grams.

An easy way to make your chili lighter is to switch out the ground beef for ground turkey. I’ll be honest, I hardly ever purchase beef anymore. Ground turkey is where it’s at people! It’s cheaper, lower in calories, lower in smart points and still tastes great. Protein wise, it appears 90/10 ground turkey and 80/20 ground beef has the same amount – 15 grams per 3 oz. Calorie wise though, the same amount of ground turkey has 120 calories where as ground beef has 216 calories. It’s a no brainer!

Chili is one of the easiest meals to put together. Other than chopping a few items, it’s pretty much a dump and wait sort of meal. This is what I use in mine

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While browning your ground turkey, add in chopped onion and garlic. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.

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Then add your red bell pepper.

20171113_063520It doesn’t really matter the order you add the remaining items but I prefer to add the seasoning first, stir and then add everything else. You can purchase premade chili seasoning and it will work just fine. Or you can make your own. I do both…depending on my mood. Today I made my own with ground cumin, chili powder and paprika.

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You might not think this is enough seasoning. I didn’t. In fact, just about every time I make this, I question it. But I remember that I never add more and it turns out tasty. So I leave it be. If you want to increase the amounts of seasonings, have at it. Make it yours.

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Now add in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.

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It’s time for the fun stuff…uh it’s all fun!…but I’m talking about beans and corn. There’s dark red kidney beans in there. Promise. I just didn’t take a picture. Oops!

So colorful!

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Right now it’s a little on the thick side. I happen to like it thick but it can get too thick after sitting for a while. So while the flavors come together I like to put the lid on the pot. It does wonders.

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Yumm!

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It’s so good! Good for you too!!

Here’s the recipe:

Turkey Chili

  • Servings: 5
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8 points per serving

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz dark red kidney beans
  • 15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn

Directions:

  1. Brown ground turkey, breaking up as it cooks.
  2. Add in chopped onion and chopped garlic.
  3. After turkey and veggies are cooked, add in cumin, chili powder and paprika. Feel free to increase the amount of each if you like.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. This is when it really starts to look like chili. =)
  5. Add in both beans and frozen corn. At this point, it’s pretty much done. You just want all of the flavors to come together.
  6. Cover and simmer for around 30 minutes.
  7. Serves 5 at 8 points each (about 1 1/4 – 1 1/3 cups). If only making 4 servings, it will be 10 points each.
  8. Enjoy!