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