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Leftovers Love…

Posted Oct 18 2011 1:13pm

Sunday night’s have become my “prep night” for the past year or so. I take the time to grocery shop, get my meals together, and actually make them. If I fail to do any of these steps…ugh. It is not pretty. Meals out. Lunches forgotten on the counter. Lots of string cheese and pickles. It isn’t a pretty sight folks.

Since my quest to get healthier and lose a few pounds in the process I’ve been pretty diligent about this. Is this a sign of responsibility, OCD or a little bit of both? I’m going for the responsible trait.

I try to cut recipes in half as much as possible, but it just isn’t feasible for me to make one or two servings of some of the things I want to make all of the time. Fortunately, unlike a lot of folks, I can eat the same thing several times in a row. Yay for leftovers!

This week is the epitome of leftovers love.

On the agenda for this past Sunday night:

- Big ol’ batch of Morning eggies
-Green Gazpacho
-Greek Twice Baked Potatoes
-Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili
-Tomato Vinaigrette
-Sliced Veggies
-Pop Crisps w/ Laughing Cow Wedges

I was bizzzzyyyy! Thanks to the internets for all of these great meal ideas.

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Morning Eggies are made in batches of 3 or 4. I made 4 on Sunday but dropped one container. Eh. Treats for my living and breathing vacuum cleaner (Korky)! This idea of make ahead scrambled eggs came from my very favorite Fervent Foodie , Mary.

Green Gazpacho is a take on a recipe I found on the Weight Watchers site.
2 cups romaine lettuce, 1 cup grapes, 1 cup cucumber, 4 scallions, 1 cup veggie broth, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, S&P to taste. Whipped those suckers together in blender or food processor and serve. Makes 4 cups.

Greek Twice Baked Potatoes is another Weight Watchers recipe. Just baked the potato like you normally would. Scoop out the insides (hot, hot, hot!) and mix with greek yogurt, green onions, and a little feta. Stick it back in the scooped out skin and baked for 12 more minutes. Yum-my!

 

 Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili was a way to say hello to my crock pot for the Fall. Big two thumbs up to Gina at Skinny Taste for this fantastic recipe ! I cut the whole recipe by half and to be totally honest, I would probably half the meat even again the next time I make this to be just 1/2 lb of turkey. Delish though and super filling!

Tomato Vinaigrette was a big recipe winner from Skinny Taste too. Does Gina do anything wrong?! The only changes I made to her recipe was to use grape tomatoes instead of a plum tomato and some red onion instead of shallots. I love, love, love this dressing. I could put it on everything and it will definitely become a staple in my fridge. Fo Sho!

Snacks did not get missed either. I chopped up peppers, bagged up some Pop Crisps w/ laughing cow wedges, and washed some plums up. Don’t forget that string cheese!

  

I told you I was a busy kid Sunday night! Come Monday morning though I was ready to go for all meals until Wednesday night. Score 1- Erin.

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 Ok, so seeing a little trend in some of the things I’m eating? All kind of Weight Watchers friendly? Yep. You guessed it. I joined WW about 3 weeks ago. I’m down 11.4 lbs since I started, for a total of 16 lbs since this post . Slowly but surely, right?! I have a goal of 25 lbs by Christmas. Eek!

Have a great day!

Do you bring your lunch to work? If so, what is your fave thing to bring from home?

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