Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I'm on a yogurt and granola kick lately. Never in my life have I desired yogurt and granola. I've always had to force myself to eat yogurt. But I'm diggin Stoneyfield Farm's Lowfat Vanilla yogurt. I top it with the Farmer's Market granola that has walnuts and cranberries. It's soooooo good! And keeps me full until lunch which is hard these days.

I wanted to share a recipe I made last night that I loved! I made hotwings for dinner and they were AMAZING! You start them in the crockpot and then we finished them on the grill to give them a "crispier" feel. It was seriously some of the best wings I've ever had. I have no clue on the points, but they weren't fried and weren't made with the buttery hot sauce stuff, so I'm thinking they're lower in points than traditional hot wings.
Here's the recipe:

Slow Cooker Chicken Wings

• 5 1/2 pounds chicken wings, split and tips discarded
• 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle chile sauce
• 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
• 1/4 cup molasses
• 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
• 3 drops hot pepper sauce
• 1 tablespoon salsa
• 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 2 teaspoons salt

Place chicken in slow cooker. In a medium bowl combine the chile sauce, lemon juice, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, salsa, chili powder, garlic powder and salt. Mix together and pour mixture over chicken. Cook in slow cooker on Medium Low setting for 5 hours.

I made it to the YMCA this morning. I flaked and looked at the Monday schedule and thought there was a 9:30am Sculpt class. Turns out it's Tuesday and there was a spin class instead. I was not brave enough to try my first Spin class pregnant, so I walked over to the dreaded machines. I walked 2miles (running for a little bit of that) on the treadmill at an incline and at a 4.0 pace (whatever that means). I worked up a good sweat. Then I hit the weights. Felt good.

Here's today's tracker so far:

Lowfat yogurt: 3 pts
Granola: 3 pts
homemade mocha: 2 pts

1/2 quesadilla with mozzerella, black beans and salsa. Had some chips and non fat greek yogurt on the side. 7 pts
A little Coke: 2 pts

Mexican Layered Lasagna: 6 pts (WW's recipe)
Probably a salad: 2 pts

Oh what the hay, here's the Lasagna recipe:

Layered Mexican Chicken

1 sprays olive oil cooking spray
2 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
30 oz canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3 cup fat-free sour cream
2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese, divided
8 oz chopped green chilies, two 4-oz cans
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
12 medium corn tortilla(s), cut into 2-inch strips
1 cup salsa, mild, medium or hot

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a lasagna pan with cooking spray.

Place chicken in medium saucepan and fill with enough cold water just to cover chicken. Set pan over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 to 15 minutes; drain. When chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into 1-inch pieces.

Transfer chicken to a large bowl and add beans, sour cream, 1 cup of shredded cheese, chilies, cumin, and pepper; mix well and set aside.

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