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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday- Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

It's time for Slow Cooking Thursday! I think this is by far my favorite recipe since I started Weight Watchers! It makes you feel like you are cheating! So yummy!
Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti
Serves 12 ( one cup each)
16 oz. dry spaghetti, cooked
1 lb. Velveeta Light (2%)Cheese
12.5 oz can chicken breast, drained & flaked
1 can 98% FF cream of mushroom soup
1 can 98% FF cream of chicken soup
10 oz. can diced tomatoes & green chilies (Rotel)
4 oz can mushroom stems & pieces, drained
1/2 cup water
1 small onion, diced
1 med. green pepper, diced
salt & pepper to taste
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and stir to mix well. Cook on LOW for 2-3 hours. Stir again just before serving.
Nutrition Info:286 Cal., 5.7 g Fat, 2.7 g Fiber
Recipe From: halfmysize
Slow Cooking Thursday is sponsored by Diary of a SAHM go look there for more recipes.

Please come back and visit me for my new meme Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday next week as we share healthy recipes. The theme next week is Fruits. To see yesterday's recipes from Watchin' What We Eat go here.

Tasty Thursday- BBQ Edition

Today Tasty Thursday is all about BBQ and since I have been doing Weight Watchers, I really have not tried a lot of barbecue recipes, not that I can't have them, lol. Some of you might not know this, but I made a decision when I started Weight Watchers that I would only share recipes on my blogs that fit into my healthier lifestyle. I believed this would help me stay on track, and it has! When I was researching a recipe for this, I was shocked to read that according to Hungry Girl, "The average BBQ meal contains an astonishing 1,300 to 1,800 calories. That's more calories than some of us need in an entire day. Eeek!" I would love to find a healthy bbq recipe because I love it, but since Tasty Thursday is all about tried and true recipes, I have decided to share a recipe that goes well with bbq! I have made this and really love it, I made it without the almonds. I will be making it for my many summer events!

Oriental Cole Slaw
Serving Size : 12 (3/4 cup each) @ 3 Weight Watchers POINTS® each
(My points were 2 without the almonds)
1 package beef flavored Ramen noodles (I used a 35% less sodium packet)
1 large package coleslaw mix
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 bunch green onions -- thinly sliced
1/2 cup sliced almonds (I did not add these, taste great without)
Break noodles into pieces and mix with coleslaw, sunflower seeds, onions, and almonds in a large bowl. Combine ingredients for dressing in a cruet. Pour over vegetable mixture.

2 T oil
½ c water
½ flavor packet from noodles
2 T cider vinegar
¼ c sugar or Splenda (I used Splenda)

For more bbq recipes go to The Pumkin Patch.

Please come back and visit me for my new meme Watchin' What We Eat Wednesday next week as we share healthy recipes. The theme next week is Fruits. To see yesterday's recipes from Watchin' What We Eat go here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day and a Recipe

For Father's Day, we gave DH an ice cream maker. I knew I could find some point friendly ice cream maker recipes and here is the one we used. We ate it right out of the maker and have plenty left in the freezer. It was soft serve yummy!!! We just made vanilla.

Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream
2 (14 oz) cans fat free sweetened condensed milk (12 points)
2 (1oz) box instant sugar free, fat free vanilla pudding (4 points)
10 1/2 cups fat free milk (18.5 points)
Mix all together and place in electric ice cream maker container add ice and rock salt around freezer container as directed in manufacturer's guidelines book that comes with ice cream maker, usually makes in less that 30 minutes. Will be soft serve, freeze for thicker ice cream.

For Flavored Variations add:

-----Cherry Vanilla 1 large drained jar of chopped up maraschino cherries
----Vanilla Banana Add 4 mashed up banana
----Strawberry or Peach Chop up in small pieces 1-2 cups fresh strawberries or peaches, amount depending on how fruity you want it.

Total points= 34.5 divide by number of servings(16 cups)=2 Weight Watchers points per serving!!!! You will need to add points if you use fruits. Also you can use chocolate pudding mix to make chocolate or any flavor pudding you want. this was a nice treat and I was able to control what went into my ice cream.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Another Before/After Picture

December 2007

May 2008

Monday, June 2, 2008

New Family Pictures

The Young Women at our church had a fundraiser so they could go to Girl's camp. They took family pictures. These were the ones taken on my personal camera and I am really hoping that the real ones come out better. But, I still like these!

May Weight Loss Picture

Starting picture 323 pounds Ouch! I don't like this picture much!!!!

Here is my picture for May, the lighting was so bad, it was actually raining here. I am 275 pounds here. I can really tell in my upper body that I am losing and while I am Plump still I think I am starting to look better! I have lost 48 pounds here since starting.

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