Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Weight Watchers Wednesday

I'm linking up again for Weight Watchers Wednesday!

Here's my progress so far:
Week 3 - Lost
2.8 lbs
(Yup, this has been a consistent # all 3 weeks!)

Total Loss since 12/26: 8.4 lbs
PS - my weigh in days are on Sundays so all the numbers I post on Wednesday are from my weigh in the previous Sunday...

This week I'm going to share some of the recipes that John and I have been using for dinner.

Juicy Hamburgers

1 spray cooking spray
1 pound of ground beef (93/7)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 light rolls

1. Coat a large griddle, outdoor grill rack or stove top grill pan with cooking spray and preheat to medium-high.
2. In a large bowl, combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper; mix well and shape into 4 patties, about 1 inch thick each. (to retain juiciness, be careful not to overwork the meat.)
3. Place burgers on hot griddle or grill and cook 5 minutes per side for medium (or longer to desired degree of doneness.)
4. Serve burgers on rolls with your favorite toppings (could affect points values)
Yields 1 burger per serving. Makes 4 servings
Total points: 6

I've made a few changes to affect points - I don't use a bun. I just eat the meat and put 1/2 slice of 2% cheddar cheese and it's only 5 points instead. You can also add any veggies you want for 0 points.

Dijon Roasted New Potatoes

1 spray cooking spray
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Olive oil
3/4 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 1/2 lbs new potatoes, uncooked, red or white, quartered or halved.

1. Preheat oven to 425. Coat a 9X13 inch baking dish with cooking spray
2. In a large bowl, which together mustard, oil, paprika, salt, thyme, and pepper; add potatoes and stir to coat.
3. Transfer potatoes to prepared baking dish and roast 15 minutes; stir and roast until tender on inside, about 15-20 minutes more.
Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving. Makes 4 servings.
Total Points: 4

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

1 spray cooking spray
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp olive oil
2 lbs lean pork tenderloin

1. Preheat oven to 400. Coat a shallow roasting pan with cooking spray.
2. Combine thyme, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl; set aside
3. Rub oil all over pork. Sprinkle thyme mixture all over pork and transfer to prepared pan.
4. Roast until an instant -read thermometer inserted in center of pork reads 160 degrees, about 30 minutes.
5. Let roast stand 10 minutes before slicing crosswise into thin slices.
Yields about 3 ounces per serving. Makes 8 servings
Total points: 3

(All recipes and pictures from here)

Did you notice none of this was chicken? Everything thinks all you can eat is grilled chicken when you're on a diet, but that is NOT TRUE! John and I haven't eaten grilled chicken once since I started this plan.

Next week I will probably give some tips on eating out which is toughest part for me!


mrs.mfc said...

Great job!!!! I was just emailing with my mom about how she and a few WW friends are seeing consecutive big losses with the new program. Even one of her friends who is already several months into it is STILL seeing substantial losses each week. Do you think it is something about the new points plus program or just a coincidence? Keep up the GREAT work!!!!

Emily said...

Can you say "yummy"! Oh my gosh- these recipes are great! I can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing :)

Christa said...
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Christa said...

Congrats on your weight loss! That's great! I really need to start eating better and hit the gym! : ) Thank you SO much for stopping by my blog and following! Following you too now!

the southern hostess said...

These recipes sound so good! Love your blog.

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