Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Meals for 8/26/09

What a beautiful day here in Boston...its supposed to be 90 degrees today! I have already made a trip to the grocery store to pick up some things for dinner tonight. I am trying a new recipe out of the Biggest Loser Family cookbook...Spirals & Meatballs...from scratch! Should be interesting. For breakfast this is what I wasn't much but I was in a hurry to get going and I didn't want to go with an empty stomach.

One Sandwich Thin (they count the top and bottom as one) = 1 point
1 Tbsp butter (I know..not the healthiest but I hate margarine) = 3 points
Total points for breakfast = 4 points

These are the best!! One whole sandwich is only 1 point! They are like thin pita bread but slices. I just toasted it and had it with butter. I was going to put some peanut butter on it but I didn't have reduced fat peanut butter and the regular is 5 points a serving! These are good to make sandwiches with or mini pizza's or even good to make scrambled eggs and make a sandwich out of it. Lots of possibilities! I am having leftover Beef Tortilla Casserole for lunch so stay tuned:)

For lunch as I said I had leftover of the Beef Tortilla Casserole and a Jello Chocolate pudding cup. I will have an apple for a snack mid afternoon. I just finished making the marinara sauce for dinner tonight and now I just need to make the meatballs...I will make sure to take pictures of dinner. Since I already have pictures of the casserole I didn't see the need to post another one:) Check back tonight and I will let you know how it turned out:)
1 serving of Beef Tortilla Casserole = 6 points
Jello Chocolate Pudding cup = 2 points
Small Apple = 1 point
Total points for lunch = 9

Today was a day of cooking...I spent the afternoon making the sauce for this meal and the meatballs. It turned out really good and it is a winner:) It is a total of 9 points. It was a pretty good serving and I ended up not being able to finish it. It is 2 oz of pasta (I used Dreamfields as it is good for diabetics carb wise) 3/4 cup of the sauce and 8 meatballs. Here it is:

Spirals & Meatballs = 9 points
Salad (lettuce, cucumber & tomato) = 0 points
Kraft Balsamic Olive Oil dressing = 2 points
1 1/2 cup milk = 3.5 points
Total points for dinner = 14.5

This is what I am having for dessert! They are only 1 point and they totally satisfy my sweet craving!

I know I didn't eat all my points for the day...but due to a mistake made earlier in the week I had to use one of my extra 35 weekly points. So I am kind of making up for it. Have a good night all!!


  1. Christa...I love seeing you post your meals. It gives me ideas. My mom loves those sandwcih thins..she make a sausage muffin out of them for her morning breakfast. I'm sure you could do that if you used turkey sausage and reduced fat cheese. Yummy! Oh yeah and butter is so much better for you than margarine. Dr. Oz is totally against margarine and butter just tastes better. he does support Smart Balance though it's half and half and it's pretty good. Keep up the good work!

  2. You are giving me such good ideas for new meals!

    By the way, real butter is actually better for you. Not a lot of people know that but margarine is over-processed and loses any good nutrition that was actually in there to begin with. Just like so many other foods.

    I'm loving the new blog! Way to go!

  3. Love those sandwich thins! Had one today with turkey. :)

    Ever use Brummel & Brown? Its a yogurt butter spread. I like the way it tastes and its 1 tablespoon for 1 WW point. :)