What I Eat in a Day: Weight Watchers Freestyle Part 2
I has sooooo much fun doing my first What I Eat in a Day post, like honestly how do I turn this into a TV show on Food Network?! HALP. I think I'll be doing these a couple times a month because I just looooove sharing recipes with you guys and it keeps me motivated with my WW meals and tracking.
Go check out my first What I Eat in a Day post to get all the background info on my WW journey so far. I lost another 5 pounds since my last post so my daily points have gone down to 23. Andddd.. I didn't mention it last time but WATER!!! I drink soooo much water throughout the day. I keep a 32 oz bottle at my desk at work and drink (usually) 3 of those and then another big cup full when I'm home. Okay... ready for the food?!
Breakfast - 5sp
I like to cook something that freezes well for breakfast because 4 day old eggs just don't sound that great, ya know. This week I made some type of hashbrown casserole thing. We used to make this all the time for a weekend breakfast, except the super high calorie version with hella cheese and hella bacon. I definitely had to change that recipe a bit to make it more WW friendly. Here's my delish DESK-FAST.
18 oz shredded hashbrowns - 12sp
8 eggs - 0sp
6 tbsp Wellesley Farms 100% Real Bacon Crumbles - 6sp
1/2 cup mild cheddar - 7sp
Adobo, pepper, Tobasco - 0sp
6 servings at 4sp each
8 oz Cafe Bustelo (iced) - 0sp
1/2 carton Premier Protein Caramel Shake - 1sp
I found these Bacon Crumbles at BJ's and they're awesome. It's muuuuch easier than frying up regular bacon. They are "fully cooked" but I crisp them up in a pan before eating them. That's what I do for this recipe as well. Crisp them up, throw the hashbrowns in the pan with the bacon for a few minutes, then transfer to a baking dish and add the scrambled eggs and cheese and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. I wrap them in foil and stick them in the freezer for the rest of the week.
Lunch - 3sp
This week, my boyfriend wanted to join in on this whole meal prepped lunch thing. I wanted to make us pretty much the same thing because let's be honest, cooking one set of meals is annoying enough, never mind 2 different things. So after some searching on Pinterest, we decided on chicken burrito bowls. His were white rice, black beans, corn & chicken (he is so damn picky). Here's what I did for mine...
Chicken Burrito Bowl
grilled chicken (of course I made mine spicy) - 0sp
black beans - 0sp
corn - 0sp
sauteed peppers - 0sp
2 1/2 cups jasmine rice - 15sp
1 package of cauliflower rice - 0sp
lime/cilantro/salt - 0sp
5 servings at 3sp each
This was my first time mixing the cauliflower rice and jasmine rice together and it was REALLLLY good. This definitely tricked my mind into thinking I was eating more rice. So instead of just having 1/2 cup of rice for 3 points, I can have a full cup of the cauliflower/jasmine rice mixture for the same amount of points.
I cooked the jasmine rice in my rice cooker (greatest thing I've ever spent money on, literally!) and sauteed the cauliflower rice for about 2 minutes. Once the jasmine rice was done I added it to the pan with the cauliflower, squeezed the juice from 1 lime in there, added a couple tablespoons of cilantro and just a dash of salt, tossed it all together and voila! (Make sure you don't cook the cauliflower rice for too long, it'll get mushy)
Once your rice mixture is done, you can top it with whatever you like! I like to stick to 0sp stuff like veggies and beans to keep it lower points for lunch. If I were having this for dinner I would definitely add some avocado or guac, cheese, salsa, all the fun stuff.
Dinner - 7sp
I'm sorry to do this to you guys but I just can't help it. My dinner tonight is the same stir-fry that I shared in my last What I Eat in a Day post. Honestly, it's so good I could eat it every day. Buttttt, I did switch it up a little from last time..
Wegmans Stir Fry veggies, crinkle carrots, & broccoli (frozen) - 0sp
3/4 cup Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce - 2sp
1 tbsp flour - 1sp
2 tbsp minced garlic - 0sp
3-4 tbsp Huy fong Chili Garlic Sauce - 0sp
Salmon fillet - 0sp
4 servings at 1sp each
*my mum wasn't having noodles with hers so I added them to my dish after*
2oz Thai Kitchen Thin Rice Noodles - 6sp
This was sooooooo delish. You may think just soy sauce as a marinade/sauce isn't gonna be flavorful but when you add the spicy stuff and the garlic, ugh so good. First thing I did was marinate the salmon in the soy sauce/chili garlic sauce/minced garlic mixture and let it sit for a few minutes (when I make this again I'll definitely leave it over night). Then I plopped them on the George Foreman Grill for maybe 6 minutes? They cook really quick on there. While those were cooking I put the left over salmon marinade in a pan with 1 tbsp of flour to thicken it and heated that up, then added all the veggies. I started to boil some water and weighed out 2oz of the rice noodles. Once everything was all done I tossed the noodles and veggies together and placed the salmon on top (then of course added some Sriracha and Sriracha flavored sesame seeds)
I'm really happy with how this came out. The salmon was soooo flavorful and that was just marinating it for a few minutes. The noodles were good, but I think I cooked them for just a milli-second too long. It's also a super quick meal, it took me probably 20 minutes from start to finish. I'll definitely be making this again (and again and again and again)!
Snack - 3sp
I mentioned in my last post that I like to keep my snack to 0sp to save for my meals, but ya know.... sometimes you just need some ice cream. I've been trying a bunch of the new "low calorie" ice creams all these brands are coming out with to see which ones are the best and it's been succccch a great time!
1 cara cara orange - 0sp (mid day snack)
1/2 cup Enlighten Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (night time snack) - 3sp
I really, really like this flavor and I'll 100% be trying more of the Enlighten flavors.. even though they're friggen $5 for a small ass container! It's okay though, because they last me a while since I'm not usually having it every day. Also, the cara cara oranges.... ICONIC.
So there you have it. I finish my day with 18 out of 23 points. Most days I use all of my points but sometimes there are a few left over. If you guys have any ideas on what I should meal prep for lunches or make for dinner, let me know! I have a million things saved on Pinterest but I'd always love some new suggestions! I hope you guys enjoyed this post, I have soooo much fun doing them. Until next time!