Monday, October 31, 2016

Pasta Salad (9SP per serving, 2 servings)

4 oz ditalini uncooked (Cook before adding to recipe)
6 oz fat free greek yogurt
1 oz light mayo
1 can white albacore tuna in water
Chopped carrots, celery, onion to taste
Paprika, garlic, salt and pepper to taste

That's all folks!
So yummy!
Serve cold!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Tuna Pepper Boats

Easy 3 point lunch?!

1 can  albacore tuna in water, drained (1SP)
2 tbsp Kraft light mayo (2SP)
Jalapeños to taste
3-5 mini bell peppers, sliced in half, cleaned

After mixing the tuna, portion it into the pepper halves, I put a jalapeño slice on the bottom and topped them with jalapeños.

Easy as that!

I've used greek yogurt, fat free, for a mayo sub, 2 tbsp is 0SP. It is much thicker, I typically don't mind but I took the points since I was skipping the bread.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Friday Virtual Meeting via Connect

Friday Virtual Meeting

I know that to change my lifestyle it can't just be about food and exercise. It has to be about me.
Connect user: rebsmom03 posts a meeting focus every week. This is where I will keep track of my weekly responses to the prompts she posts.

Get Out of My Seat!

What I'll Do: Use the FitBreaks app!

When I'll Do It : 20 times per day

Where I'll Do It: Between my classes, or even during my classes!

How Long I'll Do It: Every day

Saturday, October 15, 2016

General Tso Sauce (3SP)

General Tso Sauce

I love this sauce.
No, really, I mean it!
This sauce is the best!
This is something I have made for a while, from the best recipe blog. 
This recipe is from Seonkyoung Longest.

Here is her original recipe:
  • 2 Tbs. sugar
  • 1 Tbs. sambal
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs. white vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. Shaoxing wine (Chinese cooking wine)
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. corn starch

I have changed a few things based on what I have available in my kitchen cupboards.

My Ingredient List:

1 Tbsp sambal oelek

3 Cloves garlic (grated or minced)

2 Tbsp soy sauce

3 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tsp cornstarch

1 tsp Better Than Bouillon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base

2 Tbsp sugar

1⁄4 cup(s) water

Per Seonkyoung Longest's blog:
"Stir the sauce we made earlier and add into hot pan. Keep stirring as the sauce gets thicken as syrup and boiling, it takes about 1 to 2 minutes."
I throw in my cooked chicken or shrimp, and serve over rice!
It's so delicious!

2 servings at 3 SmartPoints each

Asian Inspired Soup (9SP)

Asian Inspired Soup

Yeah, yeah, I know that this might be not P.C., but I couldn't think of a better name!

This is an extremely simple recipe, to the point of.... I shouldn't even call this a recipe. 

Here's the deal, throw things in a pot, simmer, eat.
Okay, there is a little more to do, but it is so simple!

Ingredients List:

2 tsp Better Than Bouillon Better Than Bouillon Chicken Base

10 medium uncooked baby carrots

1⁄2 cup(s) uncooked onion(s)

1⁄2 cup(s) soy sauce

4 clove(s) garlic clove(s)

1 Tbsp ginger root

1⁄2 cup(s) jalapeƱo pepper(s)

1⁄2 cup(s) uncooked celery

40 item(s) cooked shrimp

4 1⁄4 oz uncooked udon noodles

3 1⁄2 cup(s) uncooked cabbage (shredded or chopped)


1) In a medium saucepan, combine bouillon, 2 carrots, onion, soy sauce, garlic cloves, ginger root, jalapeno, and celery. Add water. (I'll be honest, I don't know how much I added, 3 cups?)
2) Simmer for 15-30 minutes to infuse flavors.
3) Add noodles, cook for time indicated on package. Scoop out noodles and portion into 2 bowls.
4) Add shrimp to broth, poach until cooked. Split the shrimp between the 2 bowls.
5) Lastly, toss in the cabbage, once wilted split cabbage and broth between the two bowls.

2 Servings at 9 SmartPoints each