It’s Thursday, yah! Finally, getting my hair done today, I am in desperate need. My roots are showing so bad that I’m half tempted to go back to brown hair, but then again I’m afraid the grays will really show! Eck!!!! Plus it is really fun being a blonde. 🙂
I’m happy to report that as of Wednesday I made my workout calorie burn goal 1720, which is 20 over 1700. I know not by much, but I still have a couple days left. I pushed myself a little harder this week for three reasons, big reason #1, COOKIES! I can’t stop, really I’m eating like 10 or more a day,thats at least 1000 calories, not good! I have a problem. I need to not make cookies any more but it’s so fun! I have one more up my sleeve, really I need to stop! I feel so guilty and I punish myself by eating more cookies! Sounds weird huh? The sad thing is I know what I’m doing and I can’t stop. I guess I’m having a cookie binge. #2 Reason, I have my hair appointment Thursday and I have a Christmas party on Friday, I won’t have time to exercise with work on either day. #3 Reason, is because it’s good for me and it gives me my happy endorphin’s.
I know I always say I’m going to eat better, I’m going to show you better food and not even a few days later I have some sort of sweet, well tonight I have a healthy recipe to share with you. My guilt was horrible so I turned to a blog I read for some inspiration “Skinny Taste“. I found two recipes on there that I made this evening.
And my Own Lemon Chicken
I do have to tell you I don’t like Brussels Sprouts! I tried them steamed, I tried them roasted and I just don’t like them but my Husband does. So I figured I will try this recipe and if I don’t like this, I am officially done with Brussels Sprouts! Guess what, I liked it! The garlic and shallots really added flavor to this dish. They didn’t have that bitter taste to them at all! I am so happy with them, that I actually packed some up to take to lunch tomorrow. I’m shocked!! However with all this fiber I consumed today, I am waiting for my stomach to explode. For breakfast I had about 1 1/2 cups of Roasted Butternut Squash with my eggs, lunch was about 2 cups of steamed Broccoli with cheese and now Brussels Sprouts for dinner. Holy Fiber overload!! lol Oh and an apple for snack, and a handful of blueberries. I’m trying so hard to eat better!
Here is the recipe for the Easy Cheddar Biscuits – Skinny Taste
Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 14 • Serving Size: 1 biscuit • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 97.3 • Fat: 3.9 g • Protein: 3.7 g • Carb: 13.0 g • Fiber: 0.0 g
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
- 2 cups Heart Smart Bisquick
- 3.5 oz shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (Cabot 50% reduced fat)
- 2/3 cup fat free milk
Preheat oven to 400°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Melt butter in a small frying pan, add half the garlic and saute on low heat about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add parsley.
In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix, cheddar cheese, and remaining garlic. Stir in milk and mix (do not over mix). Drop batter by heaping tablespoonfuls (1.5 oz each) onto prepared cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Brush or drizzle biscuits with melted butter. Bake for 5 more minutes, or until lightly browned on the bottom.
NOTE: I didn’t change the recipe at all, except I used Trader Joe’s Lite Blended Cheese and Brumble and Brown for Butter. I calculated my calories and yup were pretty much the same!!
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Size: about 1/2 cup • Calories: 82 • Old Points: 1 pt • Points Plus: 2 pts
Calories: 86.2 • Fat: 3.7 g • Carbs: 11.9 • Fiber: 4.3 • Protein: 4.1 g
- 1 lb brussels sprouts (outer leaves removed and washed)
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 shallot, minced
- kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Finely shred the brussels sprouts after thoroughly washing. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil. Add shallots and sauté about 2 minutes, add garlic and saute until golden. Addbrussels sprouts, salt and pepper and sauté on medium-low for about 4-5 minutes.
NOTE: Calories the same and I didn’t change a thing! These were so good! Thanks Gina for the recipe! I loved them! First recipe I tried with these green little guys that I actually liked and I will most definitely make them again!
For my chicken recipe, this was easy, preheat oven to 400, Sprinkle lemon pepper on chicken, place lemon slices on top and bake in a pyrex dish sprayed with cooking spray for 25 – 30 minutes. I used Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper, love the stuff! Calories 120 calories for 4 oz of chicken!
I thought I’d give you my workout from last week. This helps keep me accountable for my workouts!
Sunday – Nothing rest day
Monday – Kickboxing – 40 minutes
Tuesday – Full body Circuit Training – 40 minutes and 10 minutes jump roping
Wednesday – 1.5 Mile walk, 30 minutes jump roping, 40 minutes kickboxing
Thursday – Full body Circuit Training- 20 minutes
Friday – 2.5 Mile walk, 20 Minutes Jump Roping, 10 Minutes kickboxing
Saturday – Nothing Rest Day
I also wanted to remind you to enter my giveaway for the Spatula and a dozen of cookies from me!! Just tell me your favorite cookie on this past Tuesdays post! Thanks for entering!!
Thats it for me! Have a great day!!
The Café Sucré Farine says
Your whole dinner looks wonderful and we all need to try to eat better – don’t look at my blog today 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers says
I love you blog, I was on it last night exploring every detail and I made your Pecan Crisps. There taking place of my crackers this week. If it’s ok with you, I’m going to post them this coming week on my blog and of course give you the credit!!
Oh, a lightened up garlic cheddar biscuit???? YUM! And I love Brussels sprouts AND your chicken, too!
PS…cookie recipe will be up Monday morning!!! Can’t wait to see what everyone baked 🙂
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga says
blondes do have lots of fun 🙂
and glad you found a way you enjoy brus sprouts…even if it is a fiber-rific kind of day. I have those too…haha!
I feel you on the blonde roots thing! Haha. It helps if you’re tall so it’s harder for people to notice… 🙂
These biscuits look great. I definitely want to make them soon.