Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oh man- the chicken-veggie pasta dish I made for dinner last night? Awwwwesome! It was so simple, but so good. I didn't put it into a recipe builder though because it was so simple:

I diced up boneless/skinless chicken breasts into small cubes. Cooked in a skillet with 1 tsp. olive oil and minced garlic (about 1.5 cloves). Also tossed on some McCormick's Rotisserie Chicken seasoning.

After the chicken was pretty much cooked through, I added a bunch of diced zucchini, mexican squash and tomatoes (cherry, roma and yellow). Sprinkled on some garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper and Italian seasoning. Stirred everything together, covered it with a lid and let it simmer for about 8-10 minutes or so (wasn't really watching the clock, sorry).

In the meantime, I had cooked and drained penne pasta. After draining it and giving it a cold rinse, I poured another tsp. of olive oil on top and stirred it in to coat the pasta.

Once the veggies were cooked through, I just poured it all over the pasta and sprinkled some grated parmesan on top. Goooood eats! Doug really liked it too. Success! Came out to about 7 points per [HUGE!] serving.

FOOD:

breakfast:
1/4 cup egg whites w/ 3 slices ham- 1
f.f. shredded cheese- 1
light english muffin- 1
chai tea w/ 1/3 c. almond milk- 0

snack:
kashi cereal- 2

lunch:
black beans- 3
corn tortillas- 1
f.f. shredded cheese- 1
salsa- 0

snack:
squash- 0
pumpkin bread- 2
blueberries- 0

dinner:
tuna- 2
light mayo- 1
cheese- 1
sweet potato- 3
light butter- 1

post-dinner:
s.f. jello- 0
kashi bar- 2

total points used: 22/22
activity points: day off
WAPs: 20/35 remaining

I ate all of my activity points last night. Kinda disappointed about that because I only earned three. I feel guilty eating them if I earn less than four. Oh well. I don't think it will kill me. And I'm fighting the urge to bust out a sweaty workout session today to make up for it. I really do need to take a day off. My last day off from working out was Wednesday Sept. 2nd. And my body has been feeling just plain tired the past couple of days.

EXERCISE:

Day off. See above.


Other than that, I'm off from work today, so I've already got some laundry going and am planning on heading to Sears later to look at clothes (I've got a $10 coupon, so I figured I'd take a look).

Not sure what to do for dinner. Since it's quiz night, we'll either wing it with stuff around the house or possibly redeem a coupon I have for Noodles & Company. Or, since I'm not working, I could also make something, but I'm drawing blanks right now. We'll see.

2 comments:

tinaeat said...

It sure sounds like you enjoy what you make to eat. I like to hear that. And I like that you try different things. I have been kinda stuck in a rut, but am going to start trying new things. I really am. I bought some of those shirataki noodles in the states and am eager to try them. I am going to try a hungry girl recipe with those tonight. I bbqed some steak last night and have leftover. There's a sorta beef stroganof recipe which I want to try for 5pts.

Tamara said...

Yeah, I'm trying to branch out a bit, especially with veggies. There's pretty much nothing I won't try and so far, I love it all! Well, I'm only ok with brussels sprouts, but I'll still eat 'em haha.

Good luck with the shirataki noodles! I just could not get into them, no matter how much I tried. The texture, even after trying to get them super-dry, just didn't work for me. The recipe you have planned sounds good though.