Ezra loves WW cookies

Tuesdays with Heidi

So I’m starting a new feature with my friend Heidi.  We have been friends since college and she introduced Cole to the Taekwondo studio that her son goes to.  So every Tuesday we get to hang out for an hour and a half while the boys are at class and we’ve decided to make the best of that time by cooking a healthy quick meal.

In the morning I was able to get a great workout in.  Tuesdays’ prego workout: 15 minutes of yoga, 20 minutes of treadmill intervals, alternating lunges w/hammer curls, squats holding a 15lb DB, curls w/the 15lb DB, curtsy lunges w/lateral raises, skull crushers, static lunges with overhead presses.  My legs were killing last week after this workout and so I figured that meant that it must have been good!

Had my usual for breakfast…protein pancake w/fruit  5pts.  And Cole wanted soup for lunch so we had more of the Trader Joe’s butternut squash soup w/cheese toast (basically Great Harvest bread w/melted muenster cheese) and grapes  8pts.  Snack was a balance bar  5pts.

I dropped Cole off at my sister’s house and went to Costco.  They were sampling these delicious flatbread crackers called Lavash.  They are seasoned with rosemary and unbelievably delicious.  Unfortunately, they are not as point friendly as I thought they’d be.  But still delicious, 5 crackers are 4pts.  I picked up some hummus and this was our appetizer while we cooked.  My serving=3pts.

I’ve been craving some of Carman’s salsa…and since we were making chicken verde I thought it would be perfect timing.  Sorry, can’t give you the recipe…it’s not mine to give ;).  Serving of chips=4pts.

Chicken verde:  4-6 chicken breasts (depending on the size), 1 bottle of salsa verde we used Herdez brand, garlic (about 3-4 cloves)…throw it all in your crockpot and cook 4 hours if chicken isn’t frozen 6-8 if it is.  When chicken is cooked take out of pot, shred, then put back in the crockpot for another 30 minutes.

1/2C of chicken is about 3pts.

Serve with white corn tortillas and whatever you want to top it with cheese, avocado, salsa, lettuce, sour cream, the possibilities are endless.

2 chicken verde tacos w/sprinkle of cheese and salsa  8pts.

I had also been craving oatmeal cookies and so instead of going to Great Harvest and getting one of theirs, which I found out is 12pts…I decided to make the delicious WW oatmeal cookies.  Now Heidi knows me from my days of my famous chocolate chip cookies.  They are about 6 or 7 points each, but they are delicious!  So Heidi was very skeptical that cookies associated with the word Weight Watchers would compare.  She was pleasantly surprised!!

And her 2nd child Ezra LOVED them too!

I told her I couldn’t do a feature on my blog called Tuesdays with Heidi and not have a picture of Heidi.  She’s anti pictures and used her 9-m-o baby Remi to hide her from my evil camera phone.

The best part of Tuesdays with Heidi is that we have our own cleaning crew!

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3 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Heidi

  1. Michelle

    Yum. No tomatillos or chicken bouillon?

    I like your food ideas – they are pretty simple and quick and remind me of the days when I used to cook. What was the name of that app you were telling me about for quick recipes?

  2. Cyndi Post author

    Michelle, I’m got lazy and just started using as few ingredients as possible ;). The app is called No Time To Cook it’s by Real Simple. Love it!

    Claretta, my parents only have 15lb and 2lb weights so I use both hands on my 15lb. I really need to go buy some 5’s and 10’s. I do less reps with heavier weight and higher reps with lighter weights.


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