I must say I think I’ve been pretty creative so far cooking out of our pantry/fridge/freezer this week.

Breakfast was an egg white spinach breakfast sammie on my ciabatta bread with a side of sliced kiwi (which is the last kiwi – bummed I didn’t buy more at TJ’s because they are really good and big.)  That’s what she said.  Breakfast comes in at 11 points.

I feel like I have a cold coming on – my nose is stuffy one second, then runny the next.  Hope you didn’t just put something in your mouth when you read that last sentence. šŸ˜€  So I didn’t work out again.  But I was so excited about my soup!

Mexican Chicken Noodle soup

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 corn tortillas, torn into chunks
  • 3 ounces cooked chicken (picked off my roasted chicken last night)
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce (I  used my homemade marinara)
  • 2 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. to 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers depending on how hot
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • zest of  1 lime
  • 4 ounces cooked egg noodles (that I had leftover from stroganoff the other day)  Am I the only one who always makes too much pasta?

Mix all the ingredients into a stock pot, except noodles, lime and cilantro.  Cook for 20 minutes, until the zucchini are tender.  Add noodles and cook 5 more minutes, or until noodles are warmed. 

Remove from heat and add cilantro and squeeze of one lime.

Holy yumz, this was delicious.  I love the corn tortillas in the soup, it thickens it up and has that smoky corn tortilla taste.  Had just enough heat (I used 1 tsp. chipotles in adobo) without being over powerful, I do think the cilantro and lime juice make this.

Stats:  4 servings (1.5 cups) 233 calories, 4.2 fat, 31 catbs, 2.4 fiber and 15.9 protein, or 6 PointsPlus). 

I had mine with a serving of tortilla chips – so lunch comes in at 10 points.  And since I wasn’t feeling too great, it was time to bring in my fall/winter treat – cafe mocha. šŸ˜€  One package diet cocoa mix (its 25 calories a package), Jack Daniels coffee (yep, that’s the coffee we drink – the men in the office like it better than Starbucks), a squirt of whip cream and a few pumpkin spiced marshmallows – a perfect 2 point treat. 

And while I still haven’t restocked our deep freeze since our 4 days without power this summer, I did find frozen chicken breasts in our small freezer, so I made one of my favorite dinners:  Mexican Fiesta!  Pantry items used, corn tortillas to make tostadas, tortillas, taco sauce, refried beans.  Fridge items used: shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, pickled jalapenos. 

Dinner comes in at 12 points.  Hannah and I were going to see the Idiot Brother movie, but it’s no longer playing in our area anymore, so we got our eyebrows waxed, and came home and watched Biggest Loser.  Not gonna lie, I don’t think I miss Jillian being on the show at all!

Stats for the Day:

  • 35 points
  • no exercise
  • hoping my head cold doesn’t get worse
  • average blood sugar 121

You all will be jealous – check out the sale price for chicken breasts at my store!  $1.17 baby!  šŸ˜€

I am still trying to improve my camera skillz – check out this cool post – I think even I can understand it!   Make it a great day!