Saturday, January 26, 2013

Weekly weigh in results and recipe!

Hello there...Happy Saturday!! Another busy day...well at least the beginning of the day. Got up at 7am to some snow on the ground...our nightly lows this week have been between 3 and 13 degrees so the roads were icy. We decided to go to the 9:00 Weight Watchers meeting to give the ice a chance to melt a little. We headed out and I had forgotten to eat anything so we were both really hungry. We had some things we wanted to do after the meeting so we had to plan some lunch. Our meeting wasn't as full as it usually was and there were a lot of people leaving as we were coming in..that should have been a sign right there of how long the meeting was going to go. The meeting was about planning your dinners. We got into groups (which we hate doing) and come up with a dinner that meets the following criteria: 10 points or less, at least 3 power foods and 3 veggies in the meal. Well we decided to use the Baked Turkey and Jack Cheese Chimichungas and a side salad. The Chimichungas are only 6 points a serving and has 5 power foods in it and a side salad with Lettuce, Tomato and cucumbers with light ranch dressing which was 2 points. So its an 8 point dinner! I have had a request to share the recipe. The only thing I do different is I used ground chicken instead of turkey:
Baked Turkey and Jack Cheese Chimichangas
Weight Watchers Points - 6

No need to fry this traditional Mexican dish: Simply bake until the tortillas are lightly browned and crisp. Serve with spicy salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

2 spray(s) cooking spray
1/2 pound(s) uncooked ground turkey breast
16 oz fat-free canned refried beans
1 3/4 cup(s) fat free salsa
4 1/2 oz canned green chili peppers, mild, drained and diced
1 tsp chili powder
3 Tbs uncooked scallion(s), thinly sliced
1 cup(s) shredded, reduced-fat, Monterey Jack cheese
8 item(s) (large) burrito-size wheat flour tortilla(s)
1 cup(s) fat free salsa
1/2 cup(s) fat-free sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Coat a 13- X 9- X 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Add turkey to skillet and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess liquid from pan and then add beans, 1 3/4 cups of salsa, chili peppers, chili powder and scallions. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes; stir in cheese.

3. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil; warm in oven for 10 minutes.

4. Assemble chimichangas by spooning about 1/2 cup of turkey mixture onto each tortilla; fold in sides and roll up.

5. Place chimichangas, seam-side down, in prepared baking dish. Bake, uncovered, until tortillas are crisp and browned, about 20 minutes. Serve each topped with 2 tablespoons of salsa and 1 tablespoon of sour cream

Servings: 8

As I said earlier we hadn't eaten breakfast and so when the meeting went on for an hour we were both getting grumpy...LOL We wanted to go to the mall to walk around and do a few things so we ended up going to Cheesecake Factory...don't panic we were good and instead of getting the normal things we would have gotten we ordered something off of their weight management menu. Each meal is less than 550 calories. I got a chicken salad sandwich with a side salad. It was pretty good but the salad wasn't so good because they used the weird lettuce that has all the bitter leaves...I like just a nice romaine and spinach salad but that's ok. We had 2 pieces of bread with a little butter. I counted 20 points for that meal only because of the mayo that was in the salad. I think it was mixed with some greek yogurt but just to be safe that is what I counted.

We went grocery shopping and I got the ingredients for this weeks meals. They will be:

Beef Stew (in the crock pot) - Looney Spoons cookbook
Lasagna - Looney Spoons Cookbook
Hamburgers and baked fries

Each meal will have leftovers for at least 2 nights. We love the Looney Spoons cookbook! We haven't had one recipe that we don't like.

Tonight we had my favorite Fried Chicken & Gravy from our New Dieters Cookbook and I will be having my bag of popcorn for my evening snack.

Oh yeah..your probably wondering how we did on our weigh in...well Kevin lost 3.6! Yay! I lost .8...Booo! However it is that time of the month that all of us women dread and I retain water like crazy!! So that screwed it up...but come next week I should have a good loss. I am just happy that I lost! I didn't exercise as much as I should have this last week so I will have to work harder on that this week!
Now that I have babbled on forever I will say goodnight and see you tomorrow!! 


  1. Thank you for the recipe! I've posted it to my recipes blog. So I won't ever lose it! :)

    .8 is still a lot better than gaining! Keep up the good work.