Monday, May 14, 2012

Supper Tonight!

Crockpot Pineapple Chicken
I just wanted to share with y'all a recipe I am doing tonight for supper.  I can tell you it smells super yummy!!! I can't wait to get into it.  The points plus value for this is 5 PP.  If this tastes as good as it smells it will be worth it all.  (steps out to get the rice going)

Here is the recipe for those of you who would like to try it.

crockpot pineapple chicken

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 to 9 hours (in the crockpot)
This simplistic recipe for crockpot pineapple chicken is perfect for a busy weeknight where you're running the kids around to sport's practices and games. Come home to dinner cooked and ready to eat.


6 whole chicken breast halves, without skin
1 dash pepper
paprika to taste
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 large clove garlic, minced


1. Arrange chicken in bottom of crockpot. Sprinkle with pepper and paprika. In a small bowl, combine drained pineapple tidbits, mustard, soy sauce and garlic. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on LOW 7-9 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.
2. Remove chicken from crockpot and serve immediately. For serving: serve alongside potatoes, or shred the chicken and serve it over rice. Drizzle juices over.


*I prefer to use chicken thighs for this dish- 8 bone-in chicken thighs- pull off the skin before placing in the crockpot.
*If preparing this recipe as GLUTEN FREE, be sure to use GF soy sauce.
Nutrition Facts-Amount Per Serving
Calories 195, Calories From Fat (8%) 16.5, Total Fat 1.77g, Sat Fat 0.41g, Cholesterol 68.44mg, Sodium 340.32mg, Potassium 435.70mg, Carbohydrates 16g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugar 13.76g, Net Carbs 15g, Protein 28.22g
WW POINTS per serving (chicken divided into 4 servings):
Points Plus Program: 5 Old Points Program: 4

Mother's Day Lunch with Hubby and Son :)!!

Hubby and son wanted to take me to Red Robin Restaurant.  I was anxious because before I didn't really pay too much attention to what I ate.  I say this to say that I thought I was being careful but after researching I wasn't as careful as I could have been.  Now that I have been in program and have been able to calculate the points of the various foods on the menu my choices are much different.

I chose to have the Lettuce Wrap Your Burger menu choice.  This was 14 points.  I know I could have lowered it by removing the cheese, but how much would it have lowered.  There was a lot of beef there for the burger.  I did however ask them to remove the onions.  I know you're saying, but they're zero points!! Yes, they are, but I am allergic to them so I avoid them.  The server was so kind and was cautious about the onion being near me.  She warned me about the onion on hubby's plate ~ she brought son's and hubby's dishes out together then went back for mine.

Oh then the fun came when we were ordering; son spoke up to the server and said "Today is Daddy's Birthday"  She said and Mother's Day.  Son said, "and Mother's Day we celebrate my Mama today too, but it's Daddy's birthday too"....was too cute.  Hehe, then toward the end of the meal son gave the server the ok .... then she brought the troops around to clap and sing "Happy Birthday" to  I loved it he was embarrassed, but mind you the two of them got me in January... son's birthday is soon to come.  We had a good time at the restaurant then when we came home we invited my Mother and Step-Dad Steve "Grandpa Steve" down for some special cake.  Here's a picture of the cake.  I can tell you it was delicious!!!! This was so simple to make; comments were "this is diet? this is so good!  this is delicious, Mama"

Something New!

Good morning Everyone!!! Hope everyone is having a good morning.  I am woke earlier than my alarm.  I thought twice about going back to sleep until it went off, but then decided to stay up :).  I went to weigh in yesterday I had a good one!!! I was shocked actually to how much I had lost! I was feeling good so I was hoping for a good number and got it!!  I am getting closer to my goal now.

I have been keeping up with my walking regime that I started with myself.  I thought when I started walking I don't know how I can do this for a long distance.  I was challenged with a 5k last year.  I never thought I'd complete it ... I did!  Those of you who have been following have read about my 5k.  I am now doing 5k plus daily.  I love it!! I am also training for a half marathon.

Now for the reason of this post.  I have something new to share with you.  I have been staying away from peanut butter not for a reason of an allergy, but for the sheer points amount.  I mean 5pts to 6pts with the two brands I have here at home; this is for two tablespoons.  I keep saying, but I can have this, this, this, and this for 5 points or just two tablespoons of peanut butter!  I say this is a no brainer do the other food for the 5 points.  I was talking with someone in Weight Watchers and they mentioned about a powdered peanut butter 1 point for 2 tablespoons.  I said what!!!! Seriously!!! I did find the peanut butter they mentioned.  I decided to try it and write a review.  Here is the peanut butter.
Ok, now for the review.  I know you all have been waiting patiently :)!  I finally had the chance to try it.  I love the taste~seriously! It tastes just like the peanut butter with the full 5 -6 points, but it's only 1!!!! Wooo! Hoo!!! I am so excited!!   I haven't had peanut butter in a long, long, long time....ok to be honest since before my son was born he's now 7 going on 8.  I say that because I couldn't get past that 5 -6 points for just 2 tablespoons.  I figured that I could have so much more food with that 5 or 6 points.  You learn that on program that you choose what is worth the value of the points and what is not.  I thank you so much for stopping by.  See you soon.