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Tips & Recipes

I’ve eaten out twice already this weekend, mostly because I was desperate to get out of the house as soon and as often as possible.  That being said, I made good choices and I am SO proud of myself.  Last night, we went to Subway.  I actually hate (hated?) Subway, but I was really pleased with my sandwich.  I got flatbread with turkey and black forest ham, tomatoes, spinach, olives, and red pepper relish.  It was 6 points and very filling.  If I had to do it again, I’d go with double the spinach and leave out the red pepper relish since the heat overwhelmed the taste a little.

Today we went to Chick-fil-a.  I love Chick-fil-a, and I love their fries, but I resisted.  I got the kids 6 pack of nuggets with fruit salad as my side, stole one fry from my husband, and finished with their new yogurt parfait with cookie crumbs.  SO good, and I felt totally satisfied for only 8 points total.  It’s nice to know I can go out, feel great about my food, and still stay low in points.

Tonight’s dinner was an awesome quesadilla.

Green Chili Black Bean Quesadillas

  • 3 wheat quesadillas, 1 point each (I used the Tam-X-ico Low Carb Wheat tortillas we found at the store today, but here’s a list of 1 point options – thanks again to Roni for providing another great resource)
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 9 tablespoons black beans
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies
  • butter flavored cooking spray or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray

In a skillet over medium-low heat, coat the bottom of the pan lightly with butter spray.  Lay a tortilla flat in the pan.  Spread 1/8 cup of cheese over one half of the tortilla.  Top with 3 tablespoons of black beans, 2.5 tablespoons green chilies, and another 1/8 cup of cheese.  Fold tortilla over to create the quesadilla, allowing the bottom to cook for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned.  Flip and brown the other side.  Repeat twice more to make three tortilla.  Each tortilla is 4 points.  Optional toppings (for extra points) include salsa, fat free sour cream, or guacamole.


On the way home from our outing, we also stopped by the store and happened on some VitaTops on sale.  I tried these a couple of years ago and hated them, but they were a great price and everyone I know loves them, so I figured I should try them again.  We got the double chocolate ones…

Vita-brownie Sundae

  • one chocolate Vitatop, defrosted in the microwave for 25 seconds or until warm
  • 4 tablespoons Cool Whip Free, frozen
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup

Top the warm Vitatop with the Cool Whip and drizzle the chocolate syrup over the top.  It is awesome and tastes like a brownie sundae.  This makes one generous serving for 4 points.


One Response

  1. […] like cheetos, only better tasting and so good for you.  My normal afternoon snack consists of a Vitatop Sundae, Weight Watchers snack cakes, or something else […]

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