Happy What I Ate Wednesday! Once a week I show a day of my eats on Weight Watchers. I prescheduled this post, since I am off road tripping with my hubby this week. Side note: If you want to see where we are going or what I am eating in real time, click on over and follow me on Instagram.
So last week I was doing Simply Filling, which you can read more about here. I was also warding off a terrible sinus infection!
Breakfast was oatmeal with chia seed (0pp), skim milk, blueberries, sugar (1pp) and cinnamon. Hot cereal is so warm and comforting to me when I am sick. It hit the spot! I also had two cups of coffee with half and half and sugar (2pp for the two cups).
For lunch I had some leftover home-made chicken noodle soup from the night before (contains 1 healthy oil). I also had a turkey sandwich with thin cheddar (1pp), avocado slices (1pp) and alfalfa sprouts on light wheat. I rounded it out with some grapes.
For snack, I made a smoothie. I do the same basic recipe for smoothies, shown in this video tutorial. For today’s smoothie I used strawberries and skim milk, rather than the almond milk mentioned in the video. All ingredients are SF.
For dinner, we had hamburger steaks. The inspiration for this recipe goes waaaaay back to my days in girl scouts. Our troop leader, Mrs. Henke, took us on a camping trip to Camp Kiwanis (on Lake Martin in Alabama) and was helping us to earn our cooking badge, I am sure. She had us put ground beef patties and cut up veggies in these foil packets, and we seasoned them up and cooked them on the hot coals of the fire. I thought that was just the coolest thing ever at the time! Clearly, my love for food was present, even at this early age! A few of my fellow troop members occasionally read this blog. Anybody else remember this? Anyone?
I make a version of this in the oven. I make out the ground beef patties, and I put them in a baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray. I slice up carrots, potatoes and onions to throw in with them. I season the patties with some low sodium Dale’s. Then I add garlic salt, salt and pepper to the whole thing, including the veggies. I cover it with foil and bake at 425 for 45 minutes. Note: Baking time will need to increase to suit larger patties. I am estimating that mine were about 5 ounces raw.
The pictures aren’t much to look at, and I did a terrible job of plating and photographing. The photo was an afterthought, truthfully. But it really is delicious! Little buddy loved his too. He ate a portion of my meat (with ketchup, of course) and lots of the veggies. We had some sweet peas to go along with it.
Do you have any childhood favorite meals that you still make? If you want to see more WIAW goodness, head on over to Peas and Crayons.