๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS – Pepper Nachos / Pesto Gnocchi

RETURN TO CORE – DAY 18
๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›’๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

๐ŸŽ = CORE Weekly Point
๐Ÿ’œ = WW Purple Smart Point

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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY DAY
3 days a week, I cook meals for a neighbor who had a stroke last year and has limited mobility. We often share a meal kit or something similar and spend some time together since neither of us go out too much ๐Ÿ˜ Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.

For the last month, she has a friend staying and I am cooking for them both. ๐Ÿ˜Š Today she leaves to go home so it will just be Sandy and I again.

๐Ÿฒ CREAMY TUSCAN GNOCCHI W SUPERFOOD SALAD
Adapted from the Blue Apron Beef and Gnocchi Kit

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๐Ÿฑ LUNCH ๐Ÿฑ
๐ŸŒถ๏ธ MINI PEPPER NACHOS
@krogerco Pork Loin (home ground) – 5oz [3๐Ÿ’œ]
@misfitsmarket Organic Mini Peppers, Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Shishito Peppers, Scallions
@simpletruthorganic White Button Mushrooms
@dunyaharvest Organic Black Beans
@krogerco Mild Taco Sauce – 2tbsp [1๐Ÿ’œ]
@organicgirl Power Greens Blend
@krogerco Avocado – 1oz [1๐Ÿ’œ]
@loreto Lemon Stuffed Olives – x7 [2๐Ÿ’œ]
@krogerco 0% Greek Yogurt
@hoosierhillfarm White Cheddar Powder – 2tbsp [1๐ŸŽ/2๐Ÿ’œ] (see notes)
@goodthins Corn Chips – x20 [1๐ŸŽ/2๐Ÿ’œ]

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ Inspired by and adapted from:
https://pinchofwellness.com/2020/01/19/mini-pepper-nachos

๐ŸŽ CORE NOTES
๐Ÿ”น Peppers can be raw, grilled or air fryer/oven baked if you want them softer like a Fajita pepper. I wanted the crunch so I left them raw.
๐Ÿ”น Good Thins Corn Chips are up to 25 for 1WP / up to 43 for 2WP so you can add some chip flavor or just use those as mini chips (they are the size of Cheeze-its).
๐Ÿ”น Cook the ground meat, beans, mushrooms and half of the onion (and some extra garlic if you want) in a skillet. I used pork here but up to 93% lean beef or ground chicken/turkey would work as well and still be 0๏ธโƒฃ.
๐Ÿ”น If you can find, and want to use, fat free cheese – adding that would still be 0๏ธโƒฃ on CORE. Otherwise many of the Fritos cheese dips or jarred Quesos are actually really low in points – usually 1WP for 2tbsp.
๐Ÿ”น Taco Sauce and Fat Free Salsa are CORE compliant condiments. ๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ…
๐Ÿ”น Top with your favorite fresh vegetables – spinach or lettuce, tomatoes, onion, jalapeรฑos, olives, avocado, corn…
๐Ÿ”น Add some salsa and FF sour cream, or in my case 0% Greek Yogurt – you could also use an avocado ranch dressing like Bolthouse Farms or Litehouse (would need to point if applicable) or make a lime crema.
๐Ÿ”น To make the White Cheddar Powder into a queso – mix 2tbsp powder + 1ยฝtbsp water + 1tbsp yogurt. Mix well, microwave for 15sec and let stand while you get the rest ready – soooo good and only 1WP!

๐ŸŽ OLD WW CORE – 2WP
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 620
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 11SP
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Corn Chips and Peppers
Add layer of meat, beans, mushrooms and faux Queso
Add all veggies!

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๐Ÿฑ DINNER ๐Ÿฑ
๐ŸŒฟ PESTO ALFREDO GNOCCHI w BROCCOLI & GARDEN SALAD
@deldestino Potato Gnocchi – ยพc [3๐ŸŽ/4๐Ÿ’œ]
@newmansown Alfredo Sauce – ยผc [1๐ŸŽ/2๐Ÿ’œ]
@priano @aldiusa Basil Pesto – 1tbsp [1๐ŸŽ/2๐Ÿ’œ]
@krogerco 0% Greek Yogurt
@misfitsmarket Organic Broccoli, English Cucumber, Red Onion, Grape Tomatoes
@krogerco Avocado – 1oz [1๐Ÿ’œ]
@freshfinds Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
@pompeian Grapeseed Oil – 1tsp [1๐Ÿ’œ]
@morena Pure Cane Sugar – 1ยฝtsp [2๐Ÿ’œ]
@pvt_selection 5 Salt / 5 Pepper Seasoning

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ Inspired by and adapted from:
https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/tomato-onion-and-cucumber-salad-recipe-1912368

๐ŸŽ OLD WW CORE – 5WP
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 436
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 12SP
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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
@smuckers Salted Caramel Topping – 18g [1๐ŸŽ/3๐Ÿ’œ]
@driscolls Blueberries
@misfitsmarket Organic Green Anjou Pear

๐ŸŽ OLD WW CORE – 1WP
๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 130
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 3SP
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๐ŸŽ CORE WEEKLY POINTS REDEEMED – 8
๐Ÿ—“๏ธ WEEKLIES REMAINING – 21

๐ŸฆŠ Currently tracking in โ„น๏ธ iTrackBites on the old WW CORE Plan plus giving you the points on the current WW ๐Ÿ’œ PURPLE plan + Calories.

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๐ŸŽ CORE is the old WW, pre Simply Filling program from 2004-2010.
Here is the original CORE list:
https://tinyurl.com/y6fuash6

I have created a group specifically for CORE on Facebook with a growing library of resources
https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwcoreplan

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๐Ÿฆ„ Dietary Modifications are being made for Insulin Resistance / Histamine Intolerance / Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

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