Menu Monday - 2/20/12

February 20, 2012

Happy Menu Monday!

Yesterday was spent at an NHL hockey game (MN Wild vs. the Boston Bruins) with my husband and "L".  Lily, stayed with my niece for the afternoon.  It was nice for the 3 of us to spend some time together, and probably a good little break for "L".  We were in a private box. There was food.  It was good tasting food - it was NOT good for you food.  I ate potato chips with homemade dips, nachos with chili/cheese, a small little beef brisket sandwich, and a few bites of red potato salad.  Oh yeah, and I might have had some wine too.  I should NOT have eaten that many chips.  I'm likely in for a gain this week given those stupid chips, but they tasted so dang good at the time. 

Live and move on... this is not a journey of perfection.  It is a journey of real life.  I live in a real world where hockey games with food happen.  So the rest of the week I need to make about more veggies, fruits, and lean proteins.  Things that Weight Watchers calls, "Power Foods". 

This menu is made on Friday nights, and I actually grocery shop on Saturday mornings, so I'm a little off with a few of these... mostly the baked buffalo chicken pasta, but I will work with what I have.  The Sante Fe Wraps are made with black bean burgers and lots of veggies, and I will skip the chips, and the sesame stir fry is a perfect Power Foods meal.  I will work with what I have, and modify where I can this week to undo as much damage before weigh in on Thursday that I can.

I made my choice today... now I live with it.

Pioneer Woman's Meatloaf, Steamed Broccoli, Potato Pancakes, Ann's Fruity Fluff Pie
Naan Bread Pizzas
Baked Buffalo Chicken Pasta
Chicken Baseballs, Sweet Potatoes
Sante Fe Vegetarian Wraps, Chips/Homemade Salsa - Recipe Below
Sesame Shrimp Stir fry with rice

Sante Fe Vegetarian Wraps
6 Points+ each (if you use 3 point tortillas)

4 Flour Tortillas - my tortillas are 3 Points+ each
4 Morningstar Farms Black Bean Burgers - 1 package
2 tsps olive oil
1 sliced green pepper
1 sliced red pepper
1/2 sliced red onion
Guacamole, Salsa, and Sour Cream as desired - add the points, for whatever you add

Saute Peppers and Onions in olive oil, over medium high heat.  Top each tortilla with a heated burger - cut in half, the peppers/onions mixture, and guacamole, salsa, and sour cream as desired.

This is a delicious meal that you can throw together in 10-15 minutes, depending on how fast you can chop.

What's on your menu this week?
How do you recover from a "diet" mistake?

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