Thursday, September 18, 2008

Low Point Snacks and My day

So here it is Thursday already and I am so behind. I just can't get my butt in gear. I did well on my diet yesterday. I am proud of that. Now if only I could get my housework done. I swear I would give a lot of money just to have someone come in and help me get caught up. I would love someone to come in and even just do my laundry for me at this point. Oh well on to more important things. I have left over 1 point chili left so I am having that for breakfast and lunch today. Then I am having a yummy Chicken noodle casserole for supper! Should be a good day. I am including the recipe for my supper as well as a list of low point snacks for anyone who needs some ideas. Here is my menu for today so far. I will update as I get through my day:

Breakfast:
2 points - Chili
1/2 pnt - fat free plain yogurt
0 points - coffee

Snack:
3 points - granola bar

Lunch:
2 points - Chili
1/2 pnt - fat free plain yogurt
0 points - coffee

Snack:
3 points - granola bar

Supper:

10.5 points - Chicken noodle casserole

Snack:
4 points - cheese
6 points - crackers

Total: 21.5 points of 31 daily allotted points

Chicken Noodle Casserole


* 1 10 3/4 oz can of 98% fat free cream of chicken soup, undiluted
* 1/2 c fat free mayonaise
* 2 TBLSP lemon juice
* 2 c cubed, cooked chicken (I just used 2 boneless, skinless breasts)
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 1/4 c chopped green pepper
* 1/4 c chopped sweet red pepper
* 1 c fat free shredded cheddar
* 1 c fat free shredded mozzerella
* 12 oz medium egg noodles, cooked and drained

In a large bowl, combine soup, mayo and lemon juice.
Add the chicken, onion, peppers, 1/2 of each cheese and mix well.
Add noodles and toss to coat.
Transfer to a sprayed casserole dish.
Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for another 10 min. or until vegetables are soft.

* 6 large servings (close to 2 cups each)
* Each - 7 points

0 Point Snacks


Fruit:
grapes (good frozen too)

Veggies:
1 cup Grape Tomatoes
1 cup of Cherry Tomatoes
1 cup cucumber slices marinated in balsamic vinegar
1 cup celery

Miscellaneous:
Dill pickles
1 cup sugar free Jell-O
Crystal Light Drink Mix -any flavor

1 Point Snacks

Beverages:

General Foods International Coffees:
French Vanilla Cafe-sugar-free, fat-free & naturally decaffeinated, 1 cup, (.5)

Instant hot chocolate:
- fat-free, (6 fl oz)
- sugar free, (6 fl oz)

Fruits:
-Apple, dried, 1/2 cup
-Apple, fresh, 1
-Applesauce, unsweetened, 1 cup
-Apricots, 6 dried halves
-Apricots, fresh, 3
-Blackberries, 1 cup
-Blueberries, 1 cup
-Cantaloupe, 1/2 melon (8 oz) or 1 cup
-Cherries, fresh, 1 cup
-Cranberries, fresh, 1 cup
-Dates, fresh, 2
-Fig, dried, 1
-Grapefruit sections, 1 cup
-Grapes, 1 cup, 20 small or 12 large
-Honeydew melon, 1/8 or 1 cup
-Kiwi, 1
-Mandarin orange, fresh, 1
-Nectarine, 1
-Orange, 1
-Peach, fresh, 1
-Pear, fresh, 1
-Plums, 2
-Raspberries, 1 cup
-Strawberries, fresh or frozen (unsweetened), 1 cup
-Watermelon, 2" slice or 1 cup

Breads, Rolls, Crackers, Etc.
-Crackers, fat-free, 7
-Crisp breads
-Flat breads
-Melba toast, all varieties, 6 rounds or 4 slices
-Pita, any type, 1 small or 1/2 large
-Rice cakes, any type, 2 or 6 mini
-Saltines, Fat Free, 5

Cereals
-Bran flakes, cold, 1 cup [Kelloggs Complete Wheat Bran]
-Kashi "Good Friends" Cereal, 3/4 cup


Prepared Foods
-Beets, pickled, 1/2 cup


Protein Sources
-Bacon, 1 slice crisp
-Bacon Turkey or chicken, 2 slices
-Ballpark fat-free beef franks (55 calories each, no fat)
-Chicken drumstick, cooked, without skin (with bone), 1 (1 1/2 oz)
-Chicken roll luncheon meat, 1 slice, (1 oz)
-Frankfurter, beef, pork or turkey, fat-free, 1
-Luncheon meat, lean (less than 2 gm per oz), 1 slice or 1 oz
-Turkey roll, 1 slice (1 oz)

Cheese
-Cheese, 1 fat free slice
-Cheese, cottage, 1%, 2% or nonfat, 1/3 cup (2 3/4 oz)
-Cheese, hard, 3 tbsp shredded, 2 tbsp grated or (3/4 oz)
-Cheese, nonfat, hard or semi-soft, 1 slice, 1 (1" cube, 3 tbsp shredded,
2 tbsp grated or (3/4 oz)
-Cheese, Parmesan, 2 tsp [Lucerne]
-Kraft-Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese, 1/4 cup
Sargento lowfat mozzarella cheese stick

Cream Cheese
-Fat-Free w/strawberries, 2 tbsp
-Light or whipped, 2 tbsp (1 oz)
-Nonfat, 4 tbsp (2 oz)
-Regular, 1 tbsp (1/2 oz)
-laughing cow light cheese (1 wedge)

Soups
-Chicken noodle soup, canned, 1 cup
-Chicken noodle soup, canned, 1 cup
-Egg drop soup, 1 cup
-Liptons Cup-a-Soup, Chicken Noodle w/White Meat

Commercially prepared Sweet Stuff/Snacks
Del Monte tropical fruit salad * cup
General mills fruit rollups 1
Jello Sugar Free chocolate pudding cup (1 cup)

Chips, etc:
-Pringles, Fat Free, 15 chips
-WOW Lays or Ruffles Chips, 1 oz
-Lays Light potato chips (fat free) 20 chips
-Ruffles Light (fat free) 17 chips

Popcorn:
-Light, microwave-popped, 3 cups
-Plain, hot-air popped, 3 cups
-Popcorn Cakes
-Butter-flavored, 2 (1/2 oz)
-Other than butter-flavored, 1, 6 mini or 1/2 oz

Cookies/Crackers:
-Gingersnap cookies, 2
-Graham crackers, 2 (2 1/2" sq)
-Vanilla wafers, reduced-fat, 3
- Hostess strawberry bars (fig newton) 1 bar

Rice Cakes:
-Plain, 2 (3/4 oz or 5 mini)
-Other than plain, 1 (1/2 oz)
-Quaker Mini Chocolate Crunch, 5
-Quaker Mini Caramel Corn rice snacks, 5
-Caramel/Chocolate Chip Rice Cakes, 1 cake
-Chocolate Crunch Mini Rice Cakes, 5 mini cakes
-Quaker's Cinnamon Streusel Rice Cakes, 1 cake
-Quaker Crispy Minis! [Apples & Cinnamon, Caramel Corn, Ranch, Nacho, BBQ], 7-8


Frozen treats
-Dairy Queen, sugarless, no fat fudge and orange & vanilla bars, 1
-Fat-Free Fudgesicles, 1
-Haagen-Daz Fat-Free Chocolate Sorbet Bars, 1
-Popscicle Brand "Firecracker" Ice Pops, 1 [40 calories]
-Ice cream cone, plain or sugar, 1 small

1 point
source apple crumble yougrat 1/2 cup
source choco cherry yougart 1/2 cup
applesauce
canned pineapple 1/2 cup (+extras: cottage cheese)
raisins 30
pita 1/2 (+extras: hummus, vege burgers, vege pate, PB)
mandrian oranges 1/2 cup (+extras: cottage cheese)
sweet potato 1/2 med
soya Peanut Butter icecream 1/2 cup
light tatzaiki 2 T (+extras: pita)
PC light hot choco 1
tuna in water 1/2 can
fonitan sante eggplant/olive hummus 1 T
red kidney beans 1/2 cup
rice cake 2 (+extras: low fat PB, hummus)
chick peas 1/2 cup (+extras: cherry tomatos/avocado, salad)

2 points
vita life bread 1 slice
whole wheat crackers 5
potato 1 small (+extras: cheese, low fat sour cream, salsa)
mango 1 cup
apple 1 (+extras: peanut butter )
soya milk 1 cup (+ coco)
le commensal brocolli soup 1 cup
olives 8
low fat PB 1 T (+ extras: apple/raisons, crackers, pita)
oat bran hot cereal 1/3 cup uncooked (+extras: rasions, maple syrup, brown sugar, cranberries, milk)
yves vege chicken burger 1 (+extras: salad, crackers/cheese/pickels)
eggo oat and wheat waffle 2
healthy baked fish sticks 3
reese peanut butter cup 1
life cerel 3/4 cup
smoked salmon 5 slices (+extras: aspragus, low fat cream cheese/pita, egg/cheese omelt)
hard boiled egg 1 (+extras: deviled eggs, salads/tuna, mayo/bread sandwich)

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