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{stuffed peppers philly cheese style}

A spin on the stuffed bell pepper. So many of you have made + tagged me in my OG {stuffed bell peppers} recipe. Which makes my damn day. Each and every time. I’m gonna tell you, if you like the original stuffed bell peppers, then you’re going to DIE over these philly cheese style peppers.

For all my new Weight Watchers girls….

Best part?

One of these stuffed peppers is 5 ww points. And this is a recipe your whole family will not only LOVE, but devour! I promise!

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{weight watchers 1 week results}

Cali Coast Tee: J.Crew (40% off) | Denim Jacket: J.Crew (40% off) | Black Denim: Madewell/Nordstrom (size down) | Flats: Nordstrom

So, I joined Weight Watchers! Some of you are into it. And some of you definitely are not. That’s totally fine. Since I’ve been getting a butt load of DM’s and questions, I’m going to share ALL THE THING Weight Watchers today. This is 100% my personal opinion. I am by NO means a health expert…lol. Just sharing what I know in hopes of answering some of your questions.

Backstory, I used Weight Watchers after Bailey was born – back in 2007. I lost over 25 lbs and became a lifetime member. Then…..I quit going.

My girlfriend Toni, who recently started Weight Watchers for the first time totally inspired me to go back. After hearing about her 18 lbs weight loss, I knew it was time to get my ass in gear. I recruited the OG’s, My Mom and Sister to join with me. Love you girls and thank you for all the support, recipe sharing, text messages! Let’s do this!

Does Weight Watchers really work?

Here we go…..I started Weight Watchers last Thursday, March 7th.

Today marks 1 week using the plan. Following it 100%. Some workouts + walking. But, mainly focusing on tracking my food. I did my weekly weigh in this morning and here are my results…….

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{sheet pan meatloaf dinner}

Happy Hump Day Peeps! I was going to do a long ass blog post about Trader Joe’s. But then I scrolled through my phone and realized I never shared my sheet pan meatloaf dinner.

So, Trader Joe’s will have to wait. Maybe Friday?

I love a good sheet pan meal. Especially a healthy + easy weeknight dinner!

Some of my fave sheet pan meals to date….

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{friday 5}

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FRIIIIDAAAYYYY! It’s here! We’re celebrating with a night IN. I’ve got a bottle of chard in the fridge waiting on my arrival. PJ’s are folded up on the foot of my bed…ha! Pizza and movies. We’re gonna have a lit night. Did I say that right? I’ve got 5 things on my mind today……..

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{celery juicin’}

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Celery juice.  Even if you live in a hole, chances are you’ve heard about it.  Because everyone suddenly seems to be drinking the green juice.  And not just drinking.  But, straight up swearing by it.  Like it’s some kind of miracle juice.

Well, it kinda is.  Celery has been hailed as a miraculous superfood.  Hard to believe, right?

It’s basically become a global movement.  Everyone is doin’ it.

Here’s the scoop…..

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{stuffed bell peppers}

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Busting this one out of the vault.  I’ve probably made this recipe 50 times.  Okay, maybe not 50, but you know what I mean.  Used to whip up these stuffed bell peppers all the time.  Then stopped.  Kinda forgot about them, to be completely honest.

Then last week GG (my grandma) requested them.  I did ask her if she had a request….and she didn’t think twice.  You see, I used to make these stuffed peppers for her back in the day too.  We all pretty much forgot about them.

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Anyone else love a healthy meal in individual proportions?

I don’t know why it’s so pleasing to me…lol.

Usually I grab green peppers, because I’m cheap AF!  And they’re always a fraction of the price compared to the pretty orange, yellow and red peppers.  Pedrick Produce had bags of 6 peppers (pretty ones) for $2.00 each last week.  SCORE!!!

And I have to admit, they look so much prettier.  Pretty food matters…lol.

Okay, so a trick to great stuffed bell peppers –

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{healthy-ish chicken salad}

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Hallelujah….kids are FINALLY back in school.  Insert happy dance!  Doesn’t if feel like they’ve been on break for an eternity?  Bay’s been sleeping till about 10 am each day, so to my surprise, I heard her alarm go off at 5:45 am.  And she actually got up…ha!  She set her alarm extra early so she could curl her hair.  Remember when she got the Conair Infiniti Pro Curl SecretBay can curl all her hair all on her own.  And I don’t have to worry about her burning herself or our house down.  Coolest curling tool for kids.

What I’m really here to talk about today is my Healthy-ish Chicken Salad recipe though.  Now that Bay’s back in school and we’re back to our regular routine, I’m ready to tackle the new year.  Even though it’s day #8 and not day #1.  Better late than never, right?

I meal prepped like a boss over the weekend.  Chicken Fajita Bowls.  Chili Lime Walnuts.  Washed + chopped all our veggies for the week.  Hard boiled eggs.  Made dressings + sauces.  And lastly, this Chicken Salad.

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My Mom tried it for lunch yesterday and gave it two thumbs up!  Whoop Whoop!

The walnuts give it the best texture and crunch.  I wouldn’t ever ruin a recipe by adding fruit, but I’m sure you fruit lovers out there would dig grapes in this?  Sounds disgusting to me though. HA!  I added a grainy Dijon mustard and some white vinegar.  I’m telling your, it’s really good.

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{turkey + loaded veggie chili}

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Anyone else straight up craving all the greens + veggies?  After over indulging (in every way possible) last week, I’m so ready to get back on track.  I was a no limit solider.  All the desserts.  All the leftovers.  All the wine.  I even stole some cookie dough Bay was hiding in the fridge.  Shhhh!  I won’t even dare step on the scale for a while…lol.  But, I was living my best life #YOLO

Now I’m like, Bring on the soups + salads!  STAT!

This chili is healthy + hearty + comforting.  Loaded with veggies.

Oh and I didn’t mentions, this chili is ready in under 30 minutes!  Makes lots of leftovers.  I love to serve it over baked potatoes or sweet potatoes day two.  I’ve been known to make a pretty mean chili dog with this recipe too!

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The veggie chopping is the most time-consuming.  I typically do all my chopping the night before.  And I swear by this Vidalia Chop Wizard

I use this for everything.  I’m kinda of a freak and I really, really dig all my veggies to be uniform in soups.  Ha!  I can’t believe I just admitted that.  It’s super easy + dishwasher safe….whoop whoop!

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I used to call this the Weight Watchers Chili 1 Point Chili.  Did I ever tell you guys I used to be a Weight Watcher?  I lost 20 lbs using the program when Bay was 6 months old.  Even became a lifetime member!

Anyway, they change the points program so often that I can’t keep up of this recipe still falls under the 1 point per serving range.

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Top it with some sour cream + shredded cheese and your kids will never know it’s basically a veggie soup.

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{friday 5}

Hi and Happy Friday!  Raise your hand if you’re as happy as I am for FRIDAY!  I have been so inspired lately, it’s the best feeling.  Only problem – not enough time in the day to make it all happen.  I went to TJ’s and grabbed all the goodies to work on a fun Thanksgiving DIY to share next week.  Although, my heart + mind are 100% on Christmas.  Since I’m hosting turkey day, I have to slow my roll….for a minute.  Would it be weird to eat turkey with a Christmas tree in the living room?  Ha!  Just kidding.  I’ll wait till the day after!  Weekend plans: sleep-in (if only till past 5am) watch my nephew play in his championship football game #gobenny!  Take our Christmas card picture (they’re normally already ordered by now…who am I) Check out the Pixie Traders Vintage Market…more on that below!  And dinner with friends.

Have a good one friends!

5 things on my mind……

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FRIDAY sweatshirt

ONE – FRIDAY // When you find your second favorite F-word on a sweatshirt.  You buy that fucker.  I went to J.Crew Factory earlier this week and it fell in my shopping bag.  So, I had to take it home.  It’s $30 today with code: 2DAYSONLY!  Grab one and let’s be Friday twins Ha!  I also found a shit-ton of other really cute tops + sweaters + vests too.  I’ll be sharing once I get them all linked up for you!

 

 

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TWO – Egg White Frittata // It’s easy.  It’s clean.  It’s delicious.  This was my go-to breakfast this week on my sugar cleanse.  It re-heats so well too.  Top with some hot sauce + avocado.  BOMB!  Serve over roast sweet potatoes…even bomb-er.  Try it over the weekend, okay?!?!

Egg White Frittata

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 mushrooms, sliced
  • handful fresh spinach
  • 1 cup egg beaters (or egg whites)
  • everything but the bagel seasoning
  • parmesan cheese
  • hot sauce

Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to boil.

Spray your frying pan with non-stick spray.  Avocado oil is my jam right now, but any will do the trick.

Add mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes, flip half way through.

Add spinach and cook till wilted.

Whisk egg beaters or whites till frothy and sprinkle with everything but the bagel seasoning.  Pour over veggies.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Don’t touch the eggs.  Even though you want to.  Once they start to look set, gently run a spatula around the rim.

Transfer frying pan to oven and boil for 2-3 minutes.

Once eggs are puffed, they are DONE!

Remove and add more parmesan….you can NEVER have too much cheese 🙂

Cut frittata into 4 wedges.  Top with hot sauce.  Add some avocado if you’re feeling fancy.

Enjoy!

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