Monday, March 7, 2011

“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” ~Unknown

this quote was my facebook status yesterday because it really spoke to me.  everyone goes through rough patches and sometimes it feels like after we fought one battle, another one is lurking around the corner.  i truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that these bumps in the road eventually lead to something wonderful.  this is the attitude that got me through 4 back surgeries and will get me through my current struggles!  sunday macaroni helps get me through as well! :) 

sunday, march 7, 2011

Honey Sunshine (1 large banana, 1/2 cup trader joe's organic vanilla soy milk, 1/2 cup kashi honey sunshine cereal)
Coffee (1/4 cup fat free half & half, 2 tsp organic turbinado raw cane sugar, 6 cups black coffee)
Subtotal 5
1  medium orange(s)
1  serving(s) Cabot 60 Calorie Colby Jack Cheese
Subtotal 2
1  serving(s) Trader Joe's Organic Free Range Chicken
1  serving(s) Trader Joe's Organic Pasta Penne
1  serving(s) Trader Joe's Alfredo Sauce
1  cup(s) cooked broccoli
1  cup(s) mixed greens (trader joe's organic romaine lettuce, trader joe's organic broccoli slaw, grape tomatoes, red onions, and cucumber)
1  serving(s) Trader Joe's Fat Free Crumbled Feta
1  serving(s) Maple Grove Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette
Subtotal 12
4  cup(s) Healthy Pop® Kettle Corn, Popped
1  serving(s) Turkey Hill Pinstripe Brownie Blast
1  Chocolate Marshmallow Madness
Subtotal 9
Food PointsPlus values total used 28

this is how i prepared my pasta dish.  i guess it can be simply named "penne w/chicken & broccoli in alfredo sauce".  the ingredients are listed above.
  • cut chicken into cubes and seasoned with garlic & herb salt free seasoning & italian seasoning
  • spray a frying with trader joe's italian olive oil spray (frying pan has been on heat for a few minutes)
  • cook chicken until no pink then add trader joes organic frozen broccoli
  • cook until broccoli is defrosted then lower heat to almost nothing
  • add pasta to boiling water
  • when there was about 3 minutes left on the pasta, turn up heat on chicken & broccoli, add two cloves of minced garlic (used a garlic press) for about 30 seconds, then add the alfredo sauce for the remaining 2-2.5 minutes
  • mix everything together in bowl & enjoy!!
you can add any seasoning you like because they are zero points!!  thats the glory of ww.......flavor is never lacking!  i also like to use a smaller bowl for my pasta.  it fools me into thinking i am having a full bowl of pasta! :)  check out how yummy it all looked!

hope everyone is having a terrific guilt free day! :)


  1. I think I need to start shopping at Trader Joe's!

  2. i love traders!!! :) i go there first then pick up what i couldnt get there at stop n shop! :)