Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Week 2: WW Recipe and Weigh In

Time for another weigh in! This week I lost 3.6 lbs! I am so excited about that number since we had 3 teacher workdays that meant lunches out including Mexican and Chinese and a birthday party on Saturday. I exercised a lot which really helped combat some of that extra eating. I told you last week that my goal was to walk 30 miles by Monday. Well, I made that plus 2 and after walking 5 miles yesterday I have already logged in 37 miles towards my goal of 100.

I also have another delicious recipe to share with ya'll. When I made this one for the first time a few weeks ago Hub's said it was the best WW recipe yet and I would have to agree with him.

Mexican Casserole

1lb of lean ground beef (I used ground turkey instead)
1 onion
1 packet of taco seasoning
8oz of tomato sauce
16oz of fat free re fried beans
fat free shredded cheese (I use the Weight Watchers Mexican cheese mix)
2 cans of reduced fat crescent rolls

spray your casserole dish
lay out 1 roll of crescent rolls in the bottom and smooth out
cook and drain meat and onion
add taco seasoning, tomato sauce and re fried beans to meat mixture and heat thoroughly
spread mixture onto crescent roll
sprinkle cheese across mixture
cover with 2nd roll of crescent rolls
bake at 375 until crescent rolls are golden

The hard part is trying to get the crescent rolls smooth on top. It may not look pretty but it sure tastes yummy. When cut into 8 servings (which are pretty big pieces) the Mexican casserole is only 5 points per serving. Hubs like to put hot sauce on his while my friend's husband added fat free sour cream and salsa to the top of his portion. Even left plain it is so yummy! I didn't serve mine with anything else but you could always add a veggie or salad.


Young and Fabulous said...

CONGRATS!! That's amazing! :) Keep up the good work and just remember that it's okay to eat crappy food sometimes! just make up for it by working out! :)

yay for you!!


Allison said...

You did awesome this week! I lost about the same amount this week in the weight loss challenge I'm doing at work. And that casserole looks delicious. I'm definitely going to try it.

Melissa Jo said...

Congrats! I love WW recipes, thanks for sharing this one this has every ingredient I've been meaning to use up in the kitchen!

Beth said...

congrats on the weight loss...that's amazing! i need to do that walking thing too. i hate to exercise, but i don't mind walking.

and that casserole looks DEE-LISH. i'm gonna have to make it soon.

Mallory said...

That's going on my next 2 weeks worth of meals! YUM! Goooo you!

Ashley said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Thats awesome girl :) keep it up!

LC said...

Thanks for the recipe...looks yum! Keep up the great work on the weight loss:)

Elizabeth said...

You go girl!! :-) That looks yummy!

Rachel said...

Good job! That recipe looks great!

Tickled Pink said...

Awesome!! That is so exciting!

Cool Gal said...

Congrats on your weight loss. Yay!

Recipe looks delicious. :)

Heather said...

Way to go on your weight loss!!!

Ruth said...

Congrats on the weight loss and hitting your walking goal. And the recipe looks so yummy.

Ashley said...

congratulations lady! that is awesome! thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and for following - i'm following back! :)

this recipe sounds awesome - i'm trying to cook more this year so i'll have to give it a whirl!

Kelly said...

AWESOME job on the weight loss!! way to go!!! it's always so encouraging to read about other people's journeys, watch them work hard and see results!!

mrs.mfc said...

What a GREAT loss!!!!! Good job!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That's great about the weight loss!!!

Kendra said...

This looks so yummy! I am gonna make it tonight!! Keep the recipes coming girl!!!!!

And I am so inspired by your weight loss!!!