Every Wednesday I link up with Jen over at Peas and Crayons for her What I Ate Wednesday link party.
I happen to be doing Weight Watchers, and I have lost over 30 pounds since starting the program (more than 55 total since the birth of my son). It has been slow, but I am thrilled to be smaller now than when I got pregnant. Yay!
And I am less than 10 pounds from goal – my wedding day weight. That said, it is getting harder to shake off those last few pounds. Even so, I firmly believe that you should always eat when hungry. And may I present to you proof of that: my day of snacking.
I have really been loving smoothies for breakfast lately. This one had kale, frozen pineapple, a fresh peach (pitted and peeled), a small banana, Greek yogurt (1pp), a little skim milk (1pp), chia seed (1pp), Amazing Grass powdered greens and water. I blended it all up in my Nutri Bullet.
For lunch I made and egg white (1pp) sandwich on light wheat (2pp) with laughing cow swiss (1pp), avocado (1pp) and kale sprouts. I also made a side salad with peaches, goat cheese (1pp) and my homemade single serving balsamic vinaigrette (1pp). And can I say YUM!?
Side note: I am really loving peach season right now! I live in Birmingham, AL, and the peaches grown in nearby Chilton County are just so delicious! In fact, be sure and visit me tomorrow for an awesome peach muffin recipe.
Back to the eats. Also with lunch I had a Dove dark chocolate promise (1pp) and my daily iced coffee (1pp).
For snack I made my DIY microwave popcorn, but this time I made it with coconut oil. It was so good!
For some reason I was hungry like an hour later, so I moseyed back into the kitchen. I ended up eating a tablespoon of almond butter (3pp) – right out of the jar! No shame here! I also downed a snack sized unsweetened apple sauce.
For dinner we had my husband’s parents over to the house. They are helping us do some home improvement projects, and so they stayed for dinner. My love language is food, so that is how I thank people.
We had pork roast (5pp for 3 oz) made in the slow cooker with Annie’s organic BBQ sauce (1pp).
I served Weight Watchers potato salad alongside it. I did make a couple of substitutions since I do not do fat free mayo (ew) or splenda. I subbed for some canola mayo and a little sugar. Plus my hubby doesn’t like raw onions, so I subbed some fresh chives from the garden instead. It was delicious! I am guessing those subs added at least an extra point per serving, which would bring it to 4pp.
We also had some butter peas (2pp).
Obviously I am eating all the peaches right now. And my home-grown tomatoes are starting to come in, so look for those to show up on the blog soon. What is your favorite local summer produce?
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