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Welcome to my weekly What I Ate Wednesday (WIAW) post, where I share a day of my eats on Weight Watchers. I can’t believe I have been doing these for 24 weeks! If you are just jumping on board this fun bus, check out the other 23 weeks here.
Just for your reference, my daily points allowance is currently at 31. I did have to dip into my weekly points on this particular day. It was not meant to be a splurge day or anything like that. Sometimes it just happens!
For breakfast I had a sandwich round (3pp) with egg whites (1pp), thin Monterey jack (1pp) and avocado slices (1pp). I also had a side of watermelon, plus two cups of coffee with half and half plus real sugar (2pp for the two cups).
For lunch I made a wrap with a light Flatout (2pp), turkey (2pp), light veggie cream cheese (2pp), thin cheddar (1pp) and kale sprouts. Kale sprouts are new to me! They taste almost identical to alfalfa sprouts. I served is alongside a two-thirds sized serving of leftover Pasta e Fagioli soup (4pp). I also had and apple and one piece of Dove dark chocolate (1pp).
These Dove dark chocolates used to be a trigger food for me. So this week was the first time I have bought them since starting Weight Watchers. I took the advice of one of my friends, and I put the bag in the freezer. I took one out for the day, and the rest stay frozen so that I am not tempted to grab them. So far that little trick is working!
For snack I made a smoothie. I am still really enjoying my Nutri Bullet. It has really surpassed my expectations for a blender in this price point. I love that the Nutri Bullet grinds up greens and seeds (chia) in particular. My smoothie was spinach, banana, frozen strawberries, chia seed (1pp) and unsweetened almond milk (1pp). I ended up adding a little water too for consistency. Not the loveliest shade of green, but oh-so-yummy!
For dinner I tried a new recipe out of the new Weight Watchers cook book – Shrimp, Chorizo and Rice stew (7pp). I get excited when a recipe calls for herbs that I already grow in my backyard. This one used thyme and flat-leafed parsley, and I had both.
Side note: If you are interested in growing your own food, fresh herbs are the easiest thing to grow, in my opinion. There is almost no maintenance. Just plant them and watch them grow. Clip some when you need it. Lots of flavor and zero points!
We had a baguette (2pp) with some olive oil (1pp) as well. Yum!
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