2 Quick & Simple Recipes That Really Keep You Satisfied

2 Quick & Simple Recipes That Really Keep You Satisfied

As promised, I am going to periodically share with you some recipes that I use on my healthy lifestyle journey.  Wednesday I hit my reset button and decided to give this weight-loss thing another go.   I figured the only way I will be successful at this is to plan my meals ahead of time, and document my eating and exercising here on my blog.  I am not able to do the type of exercising I really want to do because I have bronchitis so I am doing what I can, when I can but each day I will do something!!

2 Quick & Simple Recipes That Really Keep You Satisfied

Today’s meals consisted of:

Breakfast:  Green Smoothie  (0 ppv), 1 banana, 1 apple (with skin), 2 cups of spinach, 1 tbsp ground flaxseed, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of ice.  Blend until smooth.  This really kept me full through out the day.  I usually snack between breakfast and lunch but I didn’t have the urge to snack, so I didn’t! YAY ME!

Easy Green Smoothie Recipe

I usually snack between breakfast and lunch but I didn’t have the urge to snack, so I didn’t! YAY ME!

Lunch: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (MINUS the chicken) – (2 ppv), I made 9 cups and divided them into 5 servings.  I added a bunch of diced carrots, few celery stalks, diced, one diced onion and added it to 9 cups of chicken broth.  Added one bay leaf, sprinkled on some parsley and added salt & pepper to taste and boiled until veggies were tender.  Then I added a little pasta type noodle (1/2 cup maybe) and cooked until the noodle was cooked through.  I had a late lunch because I am only eating when I feel hungry.  I had two bowls of this soup and felt full.  It held me over until dinner with no snacking in between!

Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

I had two bowls of this soup and felt full.

My dinner consisted of a salad, fat-free french dressing, 2 tbsp finely shredded cheddar, and 6 croutons.  I also made lasagna and had a nice big piece.  I opted to eat a bigger dinner because that’s my main meal.  I know some eat a big breakfast, some eat a bigger lunch, I eat a bigger dinner with my family.  My lasagna was approximately 10 ppv because it was a big piece!  I LOVE my pasta!!!  I didn’t add a lot of cheese to it so it was mainly the lasagna noodle and light sauce.   My salad was 6 ppv because of the cheese and croutons but it was yummy anyway!

For a snack, I had…ehem….4 fun size candy bars from Halloween!  (eeks 8 ppv but well worth it!).

So my WW points are as follows:
Breakfast – 0
Lunch – 4
Dinner –  16
Snack – 8

28 ppv used (27 daily + 1 weekly)

I also drank loads of water & one caffeine free diet coke that I didn’t really like after not drinking it for a week.

I danced and did lunges in my office for 15 minutes today.  I wanted to do more but then I realized I’d like to continue breathing, so I stopped.

Today was a SUCCESS!!!!  On to day 2.