Men, want to know what I eat in a day? Well, here’s two days worth of meals.
Sugar Free Creamer
2 Healthy Life bread slices
1 tbsp Olive Oil Mayo
1 Slice Sergento cheese, pepper jack
2 Healthy Life bread slices
1 tbsp Olive Oil Mayo
1 Slice Sergento cheese, cheddar
2 oz Turkey
10 Skinny Taste Buffalo Tenders
1 c green beans
1 c rice
6 Peanut Butter Toast Cracker
Sugar Free Creamer
1/2 c 2% cottage cheese
BabyBel Light Cheese
14 Skinny Taste Buffalo Chicken Tenders
1/2 oz Pop Chips (It’s more than you think)
1 1/2 c Beef Stew
11 Nabisco Crackers
Alexis Sourdough Roll
Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwhich
Dannon Oikos Triple Zero Yogurt (Just like Cam Newton!)
There you have it. Two days worth of meals. Yeah the word “light” and “skinny” were used but who cares. You get to drink beer and lose weight!
With winter storm Jonas causing havoc across the nation and football playoffs on TV. I was wanting something warm and meaty. Often times soup and losing weight means “light” high sodium tasteless broth. I went digging for something more hearty and came across Ree Drummond’s Hamburger soup. After a few changes, this recipe is meaty, manly and only 6 smart points per serving.
- 2-1/2 pounds Ground Sirloin
- 1 whole Large Onion, Diced
- 2 stalks Celery, Diced
- 3 cloves Garlic, Minced
- 1 can (14.5 Ounce) Can Whole Tomatoes
- 3 cups Beef Stock
- 3 Bell Peppers, Seeded And Diced (Pick different colors)
- 4 whole Carrots, Peeled And Sliced On The Diagonal
- 3 whole Red Potatoes, Cut Into Chunks
- 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 2 teaspoons Dried Parsley Flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Grab the biggest pot you’ve got (this soup serves 12) and place it on the stove.Turn the stove to medium-high heat. That’s medium high not maxed out high. Now throw in the meat with the onion, celery, and garlic. As the meat cooks, drain off as much fat as you can.
- Once the meat is cooked, add everything else. Once everything is added bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat, then cover the pot and simmer the soup for 15-20 more minutes. Do not overcook the potatoes. Tender potatoes are the goal, not mushy potatoes.
- This is a man approved soup, it’s thick!, However, if you'd like it to be more "soupy," and less hearty, add 1 to 2 cups more broth OR hot water and heat through. (Broth is tastier) Your taste buds are different than mine so adjust seasonings accordingly.
The toughest part of Weight Watchers is finding out what combination of food to use. The best thing about the program is you can eat anything you want. However, it takes some planning to make everything fit in. Take today’s snacks for example:
Crackers and Peanut Butter. A glorious combination of sweet and salty. They hit the taste buds but, do they hit keep you full?
On the other side we have, yogurt, an apple & peanuts. Sweet, Salty & Fiber! The points are the same but this side is going to be a lot more filling.
What snacks do you like?
I apologize for being MIA the last two weeks. Between a hectic travel schedule, the holidays and the conversion to smart points, I have not been able to spend a lot of time on here. Don’t worry though, I have a lot of exciting post and giveaways coming soon. I’m currently hacking away at the new smart points system and formulating new manly meals to pass on to everyone. Looking over old post, the cheat sheets are the most popular. I will be updating those to match Smart Points and hope to get that sent out this week.
– The Manly Man
In my quest to find Manly Man Approved Meals, I came across an old recipe from Skinny Taste. I made a few tweaks to give this meal some heat and I think you and the Man in your life will like it. To round this meal out, I added a some baked tortilla chips and salsa. (The wife had a side salad) Grab a cold Corona and enjoy!
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 2 halves • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 303.7 • Fat: 5.9 g • Protein: 29.9 g • Carb: 34.9 g • Fiber: 6.5 g
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 half red bell pepper
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 5 bell peppers cut in half
- 14 oz shredded cooked chicken breast
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- a dash of jalapeno juice.
- 15.5 oz can white beans
- 1/2 cup 2% fat shredded mexican four cheese blend
Chop the cilantro, onion, red peper and garlic. In a medium pan, heat oil on medium heat. Add chopped onions, garlic, cilantro and red pepper. Saute until soft, about a minute. (Go ahead and preheat oven at 350° at this point) Add chicken and season with cumin, chili powders, salt & pepper. Go ahead and add a dash of jalapeno juice from the jar. Add beans and 1 cup of water and simmer for about 5-10 minutes, until it thickens and the liquid reduces. Adjust spices to taste.
While the oven is heating and the pan simmering cut peppers in half removing seeds and stem. Place peppers in an oven-proof dish. Fill each pepper with 1/3 cup of chicken and bean mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 30 minutes at 350°. Remove foil, top with cheese and bake uncovered another 5 minutes.
I topped my peppers with a dab of light sour cream and a couple of pickled jalapenos. Also slice a lime and squeeze one on your peppers and use another slice for your beer.
Notes: recipe adapted from Skinny Taste
One of the best things about Fall weekends are football games.Tonight the New England Patriots take on the Buffalo Bills. I can’t stand either team, but anytime Rex Ryan faces the Patriots I can’t help but watch. It should be a good game. Nothing compliments a good gamesbetter than bar food and beer. Unfortunately, chiseled abs and ripped biceps are not the by product of Gameday snacks.
Note: Ignore all the skinny words. Replace them in your mind with strong.
Here are my Top 5 GameDay Snacks
This is probably my favorite recipe off skinny taste. I could eat these every weekend. 10 Nuggets = 5 points. I’ll take 20!
This bad boy is 6 points. I like to dip this in some low fat ranch for an additional 1 to 2 points.
Sometimes you just need some wings. 5 wings at 6 points is a win on any given Sunday.
I love some gooey mozzarella sticks without the greasiness. These are on the higher point side at 2 sticks for 4 points but a lot better than the real deal.
Warning: Consumption of entire dish is possible. Steady does it or you will blow all of your beer points. 2 points for 1/24th pan. Go ahead and double up.
Speaking of beer points, what’s your go to choice?
Just because you need to grab fast food does not mean you need to throw your diet. Here is my Fast Food Cheat Sheet that I use when I’m on the run.
No one likes being on a diet. Mainly because it means there is a long list of foods we enjoy that we can no longer eat. What I have learned most on Weight Watchers is how to structure meals so that I can enjoy the foods I love. If I can eat mac & cheese on a diet, I can probably stick with it. Here’s how you can do it too.
Spinach Mushroom Omelette
3 Eggs WWP+ 5
2% Cheese WWP+ 2
Spinach WWP+ 0
Mushrooms WWP+ 0
Almonds, 1 oz WWP+ 5
Bread, Whole Wheat, 2 slices WWP+ 2
Cheese, Cheddar, Thin Slice WWP+ 2
Turkey, Deli Sliced 2 oz WWP+ 2
Mayo, light WWP+ 1
Popchips, Original 1 bag WWP+ 2
Apple WWP+ 0
Chicken, Grilled 4 oz WWP+ 3
Green beans, sauteed, WWP+ 0
Velveeta Shells Mac n Cheese, 1/3rd box, WWP+ 9
There you have it. A meal plan that ends with mac n cheese! Total WWP+ 33