Breakfast: Swamp Water with Amazing Greens, spinach, kefir, banana, chia, ice and stevia Have you tried a Green Smoothie yet? If not, what are you waiting for? It's not bad. I promise. Please try this:
*handful of spinach leaves
*about 1 cup almond milk, soy milk, regular milk or even water (better with milk though)
*1 orange (optional..can also use pineapple, berries, kiwi, etc)
*about 1-2 handfuls ice
*some sweetener like agave, honey, stevia
*1 Tbs flax seed or chia seed (optional)
Blend. Drink. Now go do it and let me know what you think. :)
Lunch: tuna salad and spinach leaves on whole wheat toast; fresh pineapple That's some of the sweetest pineapple I've had in a long time.
Exercise time: did The Shred Level 1 The hardest parts were the push ups and the arm raises where you lift weights to eye level. Lets me know that I need to work on upper body strength.
Drank some water and then did Leslie Sansone's 4 Mile Super Challenge. It's not a terribly difficult DVD but it does burn the calories. Bodybugg said I burned 600 calories today on this DVD. A little over 300 doing Jillian's workout.
Leslie has a 5 mile walk that I am going to lobby for. Chuck, if you are reading this.....I sure would like to have this. :)
Dinner: Tender Chicken in Gravy over brown rice; Broccoli with a sprinkling of cheese; (not shown) cantaloupe The chicken was pretty good. Good comfort food.
Tender Chicken in Gravy (5 pts)
from Weight Watchers 20 Minute Recipes mag
1.5 pounds chicken breast tenders
1 (14 oz) can fat free less sodium chicken broth (I used organic)
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup fat free evaporated milk
2 Tbs. all purpose flour
1 Tbs. light butter
2 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley, divided
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken, and cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn chicken; add broth thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Remove chicken from pan; set aside, and keep warm.
Combine milk and flour in small bowl; stir with a whisk. Bring broth mixture to a boil. Cook 4 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 cup. Slowly stir in milk mixture, butter, and 1 Tbs parsley. Cook, stirring constantly, until gravy thickens. Serve over chicken; sprinkle with remaining parsley. Yield: 4 servings (about 3 chicken tenders with 1/4 cup gravy)
Calories 254; Fat 4g; Protein 43.5g; Carb 8.2g; Fiber .4g 5 Points
My cupcake maker, Rachel, made another cute creation for me. I told her I would eat it after weigh in. She tried to make it healthier by using applesauce instead of oil but the toppings are not healthy at all. I think it's just the cutest! The "potatoes" are cream cheese frosting; the gravy is caramel; the butter is a laffy taffy. Love it!
Wish me luck on the weigh in tomorrow. :)
Giveaway Alert: * Zesty Cook is giving away some POM. I've been wanting to try this.