Rosemary-Balsamic Pork Chops

Here is another recipe from the Just 5 cookbook!  Tasty and juicy pork chops.  They were good and really easy to make.

Ingredients:

4 (5 oz) bone in pork loin chops

2 tsp chopped rosemary

1 tbsp butter

3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Sprinkle pork with rosemary, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.  Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add pork and cook about 4 minutes per side.  Transfer to plate

Add broth and vinegar to skillet, bring to a boil scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan.  Boil until mixture is syrupy, about 5 minutes.  Add pork and cook until heated through, about 1 minute per side.

Points Plus Stats: 4 PP for 1 pork chop and 1 tbsp sauce

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Coconut Turkey Fingers

I am LOVING this Just 5 cookbook from WW!  The recipes have been so good and so easy to make.  The other night I made these turkey fingers because I really like coconut and food I can pick up and eat!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup no-sugar added peach preserves

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 lb skinless boneless turkey breast

1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut, chopped

1/4 cup whole wheat panko

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray.

To make sauce, combine 1/4 cup preserves and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder in small bowl.

Cut the turkey in 16 strips.  Combine turkey, 1/4 tsp salt, and remaining 1/4 cup preserves and 1/2 tsp curry powder in medium bowl; toss to coat.  Combine coconut and panko on sheet of wax paper.  One at a time coat the turkey strips with the coconut mixture.  Place each one on the baking sheet and spray with non stick spray.  Bake until fingers are golden and cooked through, about 15 minutes.  Serve with sauce.

Points Plus Stats:

4 turkey fingers and 1 tablespoon sauce 7 PP!

These are crunchy and sweet sooo goood!

Chicken Alfredo

I wanted pasta with cream sauce real bad the other night.  After looking around for a recipe I found a really easy one in a cookbook I had on my shelf.  It called for some not so weight watcher friendly ingredients…butter and whole milk…gasppp!!  So I decided I was going to modify it and see how it turns out.  Turns out it was DELISH!!!

4 oz pasta of your choice

2 tsp margarine

1 tbsp flour

1 cup skim milk

1/8 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

8 oz uncooked chicken tenders

First I put the chicken in the oven and baked it at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes

Then I cooked the pasta according to the package directions, drained it and put it in a serving bowl.

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the margarine, add flour to cook, stirring constantly for 30 seconds.  Add milk and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly, just until thickened.  This took me about 6 minutes, but it varies.  Add cheese and nutmeg, stir until combined.  Pour over pasta and toss well.

I shredded up the chicken and put it in with the pasta.

Points Plus Stats:  Serves 2

I just divided everything into two servings.  After plugging all the ingredients into weight watchers e tools recipe builder I got 11 points plus per serving.

I usually wouldn’t eat this many points for one dinner but this pasta was definitely worth the higher points I think!  Try it out:)

 

Maintenance :)

I did it!  I was able to maintain my weight for the first week.  I went up .2 but I like to say that is staying the same, it’s so close.  So one week down, five to go, till I call myself a Lifetime member.  And then the rest of my life to go…wow that is a scary thought.

This first week was not as hard as I thought it was going to be since I am still in a weight loss mode.  I did add-on some extra points.  I was told I have 32 now and some days I did use 32 but most I must say I still used 29.  I think it was “extras” I had that made the weight go up.  Maybe it was the cookies?

GOAL WEIGHT!!!

I finally made it.  I feel like I crossed a finish line.  Although I thought it was going to be a little more exciting then it was, there were no bells or whistles at the scale but there was when I shared with my group!!

Just as I thought I would I teared up when I found out on Monday night that I had lost 2 more pounds bringing me down to my goal weight!!  It was a long journey that started a year and a half ago.  60 pounds later and lighter I feel good but I am also nervous.   Can I keep it off…?

Weight Up-Date

I have been avoiding my intentions for this blog!  It was to help me lose those last 5 lbs right!?  And I haven’t even mentioned my progress since that first post.  After that first post I had some slip ups and set backs and went up a couple of pounds.  So I think out of embarrassment I didn’t mention it.  It’s the last 5 lbs and here I am up 8 lbs!  I didn’t want to share because it wasn’t good news.

Now I am sitting here about to share some exciting GOOD news that I have also been hiding.  I am 1.8lbs away from my WW goal!!!!  I have been weighing in on Mondays and this week I was down 3.2lbs.   I had gotten back to my last 5 and now I am down to my last 1.8.  Wahoooo!!

I want to try to keep more up to date and post more yummy recipes more often.  Starting NOW!

 

 

Almond White Chocolate Cookies!

These cookies are seriously good!  And they are only 2pp each!  I got this recipe from the website, friendsforweightloss.com  they have awesome tips and recipes over there, check it out!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup oatmeal

1 cup flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

4 tbsp butter, melted

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp almond extract

1/2 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray two pans with non stick.

Process the oats until finely ground.  Combine oats, flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

Beat the butter, brown sugar, egg and extract till well blended.

Combine the flour mixture with the butter mixture.  Mix in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by the tablespoon full onto the cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Makes 24 cookies

This recipe is so easy to make its almost dangerous!  If you use a tablespoon to measure out the dough you will get exactly 24 its close so be exact!