Feb 19, 2011

Day 50, New Year

My goal for this weekend is to eat the same way I do during the week – not necessarily the same foods, since I have more time on the weekends, but to eat healthy, delicious, good for me physically and emotionally food.

My problem is not that I just don’t care on the weekends, it’s that I don’t plan the way I do for Monday-Friday and I am tired and use that as an excuse to grab something quick. Quick usually means overprocessed and unhealthy. 

If my boys are away at the weekend, I tend to graze rather than eat complete meals. That’s not a problem, as long as the grazing is on good stuff and controlled.

This three day weekend I’m turning that around.

Today was a success. I ended up having to put some pecans on my berries and yogurt to make up an extra 2 points to meet my 29 per day, I wouldn’t have bothered, but there was a day this week where I was 7 points short and I don’t want to make a habit of it.



Points Plus


1.5 cups skim milk
1 pkg NSA Carnation Instant Breakfast
1 banana
1/2 cup spinach
4 ice cubes


lunch 1/4 cup Spinach Dip (recipe below)
1 toasted bagel thin
1 cup mixed melon


lunch coffee with cream
1 WW mint snack bar


download 2 breaded fish fillets
1 cup baked sweet potato “fries”
1 tbsp non fat Greek yogurt mixed with 1/2 tbsp Thai chili sauce


straw 1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp chopped pecans


Total Points Plus for Day


Spinach Dip

This is a recipe I modified from a Weight Watchers recipe.

  • 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 pound baby spinach, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated
  • 1/8 cup onion
  • 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • fresh ground salt and pepper to taste
  1. Steam or microwave the spinach until wilted. Let cool completely and squeeze out excess moisture.
  2. In a food processor, combine spinach and all other ingredients.
  3. Process until smooth.
  4. Let chill for at least 15 minutes.

Makes 8 servings. 1 serving = 1/4 cup of dip = 1 WW Points Plus


  1. Good job on the eats. They look super yum. :)

  2. This machine ate my comment.
    I just said Happy Family Day to all the Canadians!
    Something like that.
    Sorry if it comes out twice -
    if so, just please have twice as much fun!