What’s cooking

2 days off means lots of cooking at the monkey house. I tend to eat a lot more on the days I work, and having good things to take with me is key. Here’s what we’ve been cooking…

Last night’s dinner was Chicken Enchiladas, recipe from Skinnytaste (I LOVE this site) can be found here http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/chicken-enchiladas.html I made a few changes, based on what I had available, and mine came out to 175.5 calories, 6.96 gm fat, 12.39 gm fiber, or 3 points each. Absolutely delicious.

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The monkey wouldn’t even taste these, but I loved them.

And today for lunch, we tried out this recipe: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/butternut_squash_apple_soup/

It doesn’t look terribly appetizing, but I can assure you, it was a keeper. Even the monkey liked this one! 1 cup is 77 calories, 2.78 gm fat, 2.38 gm fiber, or 1 point. Very filling, too. šŸ˜‰

As for me, I’m doing pretty well. I’m at a total of 16 pounds down, and today marks the 1-month point. I ordered some clothes online last week, and without thinking got a pair of pants (lounge pants from old navy) in my size from the winter. They came last night. I tried them on, and they FELL OFF. Happy day. I’ll be exchanging them soon. I’m doing better with exercise, and have even fit in a run or 2 this week. I still need to work on being more consistent with that. I’ve discovered the joy of running with earphones on, just jamming to some music, and that’s helped a lot. Just plugging away at this, one day at a time, one pound at a time. Loving all the new recipes, but I seriously can’t wait to get the garden going so I can make them from home-grown ingredients!


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