recipes

radicchio and chicken egg roll cups

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Ingredients:

3 oz. rotisserie chicken- shredded

3 egg roll wraps- unbaked

2 cups shredded radicchio lettuce

1 tsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. ground ginger

salt and pepper

 

  1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mold the egg roll wraps into a muffin tin- loosely pushing them in and tucking edges to make like a mini bowl.  Bake for 8 minutes then set aside to cool.
  2. While eggroll wraps are baking, place radicchio in a bowl.  Combine with olive oil and next 6 ingredients and stir well.
  3. Gently mix in the chicken.  Stir until just combined.
  4. Fill each eggroll cup completely full with the mixture.
  5. Enjoy!

These are so simple to throw together and make for a very flavorful, light lunch.  I just ate them with my hands… may be a little messy but worth it!  Weight Watchers= 7smartpoints total.

 

 

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jicama mango salad

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A fellow WW member brought this recipe to our meeting yesterday- she had a copy for everyone.  How sweet was that?  The total time, start to finish, is 20 minutes AND it’s only 2 smartpoints!  I thought I would pay it forward and share it here- the flavors make my mouth water.

3 tablespoons orange juice

1/4 teaspoon minced orange zest

1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons vegetable oil

12 ounces jicama, cut into 1 1/2 inch-long matchsticks (about 2 cups)

1 large mango (about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds)

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

2 heads Bibb lettuce, washed and drained

In a small bowl, whisk together juice, zest, sugar, salt, and vinegar.  Continue whisking and add oil in a slow stream.  Set aside.

Place the jicama in a medium bowl.  Use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin of the mango.  Carefully cut the flesh of the mango away from the large, oval pit.  Cut the mango into short, thin strips, and add to the jicama.

Add the dressing and cilantro and toss.

Arrange the lettuce on a platter.  Top with the salad.  Garnish with orange wedges, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

*i used thawed out frozen mango chunks  by the time I sliced and stirred it was a little soft and mushy  still tasty 😜

*one fellow member suggested also adding mint- yummy.

*another member suggested adding grilled chicken to up the protein and make it a full meal.

*when typing this out, I accidentally first typed the word “whiskying”… instead of “whisking”…. perhaps it was a Freudian slip… maybe a shot of whisky while making this salad just adds to the whole overall experience of having a yummy dish… (heehee)

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pretty blue water bottle

ww water bottle

So, week 2 of ‪#‎weightwatchers‬ has happened. I love my new, pretty blue water bottle and am hoping it serves as a fun reminder to add more water to my day. That’s just not something I’m good at. I REALLY don’t like rules and restrictions with food. But, I decided it’s time for some accountability and thought WW may be a good fit. I have never been one to get too hung up with the number on the scale- it goes up some and it goes down some- and that’s okay. That’s life. Yet if my clothes start fitting a little more snug (which they were) and, more importantly, if I am regularly feeling a little more sluggish (which I was) then I know I need to make some changes. Over the last several days of being a little more mindful about it, I can already see where some daily habits were getting a little out of hand. My small handful of chocolate chips is not really reaping the health benefits of dark chocolate when it happens several times a day. Every. Day. 😁. (‪#‎thechocolatestruggleisreal‬). I see my choices improving. When I have healthy food ready and available, I’m more willing to choose that first. Rocket science, right? Bottom line is, I FEEL better. I am not hovering over the scale. I just don’t have the time or inclination for all that. What does matter to me is how much I plug in to life each day. I have more energy and am less distracted and I just feel more HERE. THAT is not a number. And that is SO worth it. When I committed to jazzercise, it made a difference in my fitness level. When I commit to bible study, it makes a difference in my faith walk. So, I decided to commit to this to help me get healthier. I’m much more likely to live out my purpose by being healthy and feeling good.  1 Corinthians 10:31- “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

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the blessing of health

health is blessing quote

True health is a whole thing.  I mean that in two ways.  It’s a WHOLE thing, holistically speaking.  We’ve got to live a life of balance to really live and thrive.  But it’s also a whole thing– as in it’s always something we are pushing after, something that we work at all day (realistically), and something that as days turn into weeks and weeks turn into months, we are constantly tweaking to keep it all in balance.  A healthy body that can move and be active and that you nourish with real food- good food- that fuels and strengthens you… that’s where our physical energy comes from.  A healthy mind that thinks happy, positive thoughts and seeks joy as the root of how we live life… this takes energy and focus.  And we cannot forget our healthy spirit.  That internal gift that is a part of us and keeps us chasing after God- intentionally- not just when we get in a bind. A healthy spirit that urges us to dive into the Word- His word- to learn, pray, and always keep seeking Him. Our health IS a WHOLE thing. It’s a blessing- a gift we should nurture each day.  Let’s strive to THRIVE in mind, body, and spirit and go out and do good in this world.  ❤️ 3 John 2:  Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.