I have to give a shout out to Jacob (now my son-in-law!) on his 26th birthday! I’ve loved having you and Hannah as roommates these last three years – looking forward to our dinner out tonight!
I did a whole meal plan this week and I have set myself up for success. I don’t think I could ever get sick of avocado/egg toast – I used Wholly guacamole on the bottom (2) on top of sourdough bread (2), with eggs and cheese (2) with a side of sliced apples.
Hannah was so proud of me because I used up pantry and freezer items to make a three bean soup over the weekend. Have you guys tried the roasted corn that comes frozen from Trader Joe’s? It’s zero points and delicious.
And in case you are wondering, jarred pasta sauce can substitute for canned tomatoes – with the jalapeno and other seasonings, you won’t even know it’s in there. Also, Weight Watcher peeps be sure to scan the labels of beans – not all beans are free. Especially the ones that come in a “chili sauce” which you don’t drain. When I put this recipe into the recipe builder, it comes in at 3 points per 1.5 cups.
This soup is so hearty and delicious. And a great way to use up your pantry stuff! I am now down to six cans of beans.
Some nights I come home and I want to spend an hour making dinner, and other nights, I go the easy route. Last night I made a super quick wonton soup using these Trader Joe’s frozen wontons. The whole package is only 7 points.
I sauteed some mushrooms and baby spinach while I microwaved the wontons for 1 1/2 minutes.
Then added 2 cups chicken broth, a teaspoon of sambal oelek and the wontons and let that cook another minute or so before spooning it into my bowl.
I wasn’t sure if this was going to be filling enough for a dinner, but it was so filling! The wontons are filled with chicken by the way. The broth was spicy and this was perfect for a quick dinner on a chilly night. I sauteed the veggies in 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, so this bowl came in at 8 smart points.
My timehop this morning posted this – I remember this day so well. We met my daughter-in-law Lizz and her Mom at her favorite Chinese restaurant. This would be the last time Liz saw Tony alive. I am so glad we had that lunch together!
Happy Tuesday friends – make it a great day!