Monday, January 19, 2009

Biggest Loser Monday

Diet Challenge Update:

Loss to date: 2 pounds
Remaining pounds to lose: at least 18

Today's Feature Menu Item:

"Everything but the Kitchen Sink" Chicken Soup

I titled this homemade soup because you could put lots of different vegetables in it, if you wanted variety or depending what you had. I used all fresh vegetables, but you could use frozen or canned.

Saute in soup pot:

2 tsp grated garlic
3/4 c carrot chopped
3/4 c celery chopped
1/2 c sweet onion chopped
2 medium Idaho potatoes chopped

12 c FF chicken stock, bring to a boil

4 ounces mini-penne pasta and cook following the box directions

At about 2 minutes prior to pasta being done, toss in 6 ounces cooked chicken breast (chopped) and 1 cup chopped mushrooms.

Season with 1 TBSP dried parsley (fresh would be delicious, too) and pepper and salt to taste.

Servings: 5 large bowls
WW: 4 points each

Strawberry Smoothies

1 individual FF strawberry yogurt container
1/2 c light cranberry juice
3/4 c chopped strawberries
1/2 c ice

Servings: (2) 8-ounce glasses
WW: 2 points each

Chicken Strawberry Salad Wraps

1 Wrap Up (I use La Tortilla Factory Smart & Healthy Wrap Ups, Traditional made with EVOO)

3 ounces of precooked chopped chicken breast (I used the precooked bag you find in deli section)
1/4 c chopped celery
3 ripe strawberries chopped
1 TBSP sliced almonds
3 TBSP miracle whip light
1 pinch of splenda

Wrap in wrap.

Serves 1
WW 5

The wraps I mentioned I find at Meijers in the Mexican foods section. They are a bit pricey, but are well worth it. They are delicious and loaded with fiber. They are only 1 point a piece (8 inches, too). I use them for fajitas as well as wraps.


PunkiePie (Jen) said...

You go girl! Better than I did this (last) week. I'm going to try the chicken recipe. Maybe this weekend. I have to get back into the swing of things this weekend. I slacked big time!

Unknown said...

Excellent week! Slow and steady wins the race!

jen duncan said...

YUM! I just LOVE a good low-cal soup. Thanks!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

YUMMY that sounds good. The soup!
Your doing great, keep going.

Regi said...

Congratz on the weight loss and the recipes sound awesome!

Jenessa said...

goodness, someone was feeling strawberries today! the recipes sound great! i'll have to give them a try at some point - i've gotten some awesome cookbooks the last week

Sheri Howard said...

I know you may not be excited about only 2 pounds, however, if you can loose 2 pounds and keep that off for a week, you are making progress! WOO-HOO!!!!Keep going.