1. This past weekend was perfect for spending time in my kitchen.  As I was meal planning I realized I had a 10 pound bag of potatoes that needed to be used up.  I peeled and diced half the bag, put the potatoes on a cookie sheet and froze them before putting them in a Ziploc bag to use for something else later on.  More soup, or hash browns on the weekend.

While I love a good potato soup, a lot of recipes call for copious amounts of heavy cream and lots of cheese.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I like to eat more than just a full days worth of points just for soup.  I exaggerate, but you get the idea.

Enter unsweetened cashew milk.  Have you guys tried it yet?  It’s only 25 calories a cup, but that I love about it is that it’s really thick, like heavy cream or even fat free half and half.   This recipe is so simple you don’t really need a recipe, but I’ll put a recipe card in here just in case you want to print it out.  This was my lunch yesterday – with homemade marble rye bread!   It was my first try, so I am going to tweak the recipe I used, but it was still pretty tasty.

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My breakfast and dinner were a bit eclectic?  Case in point:

If you are wondering if that is a burger on the left, you would be correct!  It was the other half of my burger from my lunch out on Monday.  It weighed in at 3 ounces, but with cheese, I am calling it 5 points.  The hard boiled egg wasn’t good – I made them early last week, so I spit it out after the first bite, and had 1 Nature Valley granola bar for 3 with the fruit, so breakfast came in at 8 points.

I had planned on hitting up my office gym after work, but had to work late, and based on the train schedule, I ditched that idea and headed home.  But that’s the flexibility of my new strength training plan is that I only plan on 3-4 days a week, and it will be moved later in the week.  I am thinking I may just get up early and do it before work.  I have dumb bells of all sizes at home, so at least I get it in.  We’ll see how that goes.

Now this, my friends, is the epitome of being the #leftoverqueen!  I used my lasagna soup to make a pasta sauce for my ravioli!  I bought fresh green beans over the weekend because they were on sale, and thought, why not add that to my dinner?  When my pasta water came to a boil, I added the green beans for just a couple minutes to blanch, pulled them out, then added the ravioli.  This is my local grocery store brand of meat ravioli – 6 ravioli are 7 smart points.  I am calling my “soup” pasta sauce 3, so dinner came in at 10 points.   

For those of you playing along, that would bring me to 26 points for my food, but I had 3 points of coffee creamer, so that’s 29/30 for the day.

And here we are at Thursday again and another WI!  These weeks keep going faster and faster.  Again, no idea how my weigh in is going to be, but it doesn’t matter – my sister and I are in this for the long haul, and really the frugal part of me just wants to get to goal so I don’t have to pay for WW anymore šŸ˜€  Think of all the money I’d have for Sam’s Club fruit then!

Make it a great day!