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What I Eat in a Day: WW Freestyle Part 8

What I Eat in a Day: WW Freestyle Part 8

hello hello hello! Here we are with another day in my life! I am sooooo into these what I eat in a day posts, I should really just start posting one every week. As always, I’m following the WW Freestyle plan and I have 24 smart points (sp) to use each day. Shall we get into it!?

Breakfast

There’s really nothing like some damn avocado toast, amiiiiright? I love how it keeps me full all morning until my lunch break. And honestly, lets be real for a sec, you just feel like a bitch that just has her shit together when you eat avocado toast!

Avocado Toast - 7sp

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2 oz Sourdough bread - 4sp

2oz avocado - 3sp

You guys know I’m allll about weighing my food. The WW app is amazing and the food tracking is usually pretty accurate but there are some things that just need to be weighed. Who knows what size avocado they are basing their metrics on.. ya know? Same thing with a slice of bread. Maybe this is me just being stingy with my points… but so be it!

I’m usually pretty basic with my avo toast, but you can def get more fancy if you’d like. I usually just throw on a little crushed red pepper and Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel Seasoning. Some of my favorite ways to amp it up is throwing on a fried egg, or some arugula or a squeeze of lime!

Coffee - 0sp

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I’ve been really into black coffee with a whole earth sweetener lately. I brew a pot of Cafe Bustelo on Sunday night and just keep it in the fridge for the week. Def a money saving hack if you’re someone who buys coffee every morning. Save that money for some margaritas girl! Alsoooo… for some reason, I can do my iced coffee black but my hot coffee I need a creamer… am I the only weirdo that feels that way?

Lunch

I’ve made stuffed peppers so many times while I’ve been on WW. They’re perfect to literally *stuff* with so many different veggies and 0sp foods to keep them really low in points. As usual, I really like to keep my lunch low points so I can really fill up at dinner.

Stuffed Peppers - 1sp

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red/orange peppers - 0sp

spinach, mushrooms, zucchini & grape tomatoes - 0sp

99% lean ground turkey - 0sp

1 small can Hunts Tomato Sauce - 0sp

1 cup cooked jasmine rice - 6sp

*makes 5 servings at 1sp each*

These are honestly so easy to throw together and they are perfect for weekly meal prep. I sautéed the ground turkey with some garlic salt and paprika, removed that and sautéed all of the veggies, cooked up some rice on the side, and then threw everything back in the pan with the tomato sauce and some more seasoning if needed. I cut the peppers in half, stuff them and then bake for 20-30 minutes or until the pepper is cooked to your liking.

Stuffed peppers can be made so many ways! If you switch up the meat, seasoning, or veggies, you can have a different stuffed pepper every week for the next 20 years. This is also a good way to clean out your fridge, if you have some veggies on their way out, throw them in!

Dinner

Okay, if you know me, or listen to my podcast, you know that one of my favorite meals of all time is from Shaking Crab. If you don’t know what Shaking Crab is it’s pretty much a shrimp boil with other seafood as well like mussels, clams, crawfish, crab legs, lobster thrown in a bag with an absolutely delicious garlicky, spicy sauce that you just literally dive into. Aside from the seafood, and the insane sauce, there are a few more add ons you can choose from like corn, sausage, potatoes that are tossed in the bag too. Okay wow, my mouth is watering.

In true Nina fashion, I decided I wanted to make my own, lower calorie spin on this Shaking Crab meal!

Spicy Garlic Shrimp & Kielbasa - 8sp

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2.5 oz Kielbasa - 4sp

shrimp - 0sp

corn on the cob - 0sp

baby potatoes - 4sp

For the potatoes, cut a pound and a half of baby potatoes into small cubes and microwave for 10 minutes, this cuts down the cooking time and also makes them nice and moistttttt (if that’s a thing for potatoes?), in a small sauce pan melt 2 tbsp light butter, sauté 1 tbsp minced garlic, add a squeeze of lemon, a bunch of paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, old bay/cajun seasoning, and about 1 cup of chicken broth. Once potatoes are done in the microwave put them into a pan and pour butter and seasoning mixture over them. Bake on 350 for 20-30 minutes. It may seem like a lot of liquid at first, but the potatoes will absorb it right up! This makes about 5 servings at 4sp each.

I seasoned the shrimp with the same seasonings as the potatoes, threw those and the kielbasa slices on some skewers & cooked them on the grill for literally 5 minutes. You can also bake these, but I suggest putting in the kielbasa a few minutes before the shrimp. The corn can be done on the grill or stove top, whichever you please!

Now of course this isn’t exactlyyyyy like the Shaking Crab meal but it definitely gives off the same vibe without being 500sp. I’m really happy with how it came out and I will for sure be making it again in the near future.

So that’s that I finish the day using 16 of my 24 points. If I were just sitting on the couch relaxing after dinner, I would have most likely been hungry aka just bored and had a snack before bed but I had a few things to do so I got my shit done and went right to bed. Life hack I guess? lol keep yourself busy so that the “I’m bored.. what’s in the kitchen?” spell doesn’t come over you.

That’s that kids! Hope you guys enjoyed and as always if you make any of these dishes, send me some pics & tell me how much you love it! k thanksss! Talk to you guys soon!

noted, nina

What I Eat in a Day: WW Freestyle Part 7

What I Eat in a Day: WW Freestyle Part 7