Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fruity, cottagy goodness

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So I've learned to love pineapple, peaches and so many other foods this past year.  One thing I've always claimed to dislike was cottage cheese (except in lasagna!).  I decided to take the plunge today and give it a go.  I overdid it a bit with buying fruit today, so I made myself a fruit salad with raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, bananas, pineapple and clementines.  I calculate it as zero points - I refuse to add it to the recipe builder and have an all fruit salad come out as 4 points or something crazy like that.  I measured out half a cup of fat free cottage cheese and added some splenda, sugar free syrup and cinnamon and topped it off with my fruit salad.  It was a great one point snack!  I actually loved it!  I might have some with my oatmeal tomorrow for breakfast.

Saturday weigh in update:  I am down 0.5 lbs this week.  Disappointing considering the gains I've had recently, but I'll take anything that's not a gain at this point!  I am 4.4 lbs from goal. 

I am going to try and make at least one new recipe this week and one favorite recipe.  I might make Skinny Tuna Noodle casserole.  For my new recipe I think I'll look for a stuffed pepper recipe - Pete's Frootique had yellow and orange peppers on sale for $1.99/lb (amazing!) so I bought half a dozen...stuffed peppers are so yummy and freeze so well.  I also bought some ground turkey, so if you have a stuffed pepper recipe that calls for turkey, send it my way!

We've had a transit strike in my city this week (started Thursday).  I am travelling with a co-worker to and from work (and am SO thankful for her offering to drive me!).  I am getting home earlier than I would normally get home by taking the bus, which is awesome!  If the strike continues, it may actually help me with getting in my workouts - I am always rushed on Mondays to get to Step class for 6pm and there is a 6pm class on Tuesdays that I'd like to go back to (right before Zumba), but I just can't rush to get there for 6:00 two days in a row.  So far the strike has been in my favour!  I know it's not the same for a lot of people in the city, so I do hope that the strike ends very soon.  The last strike we had here was 14 years ago and it went on for 5 or 6 weeks...

I'm off to catch up on Coronation Street...stay tuned for my recipe updates.