RETURN TO CORE – DAY 27
🎬 All the details of the days ingredients, tips, tricks, how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…🐶🛒👩🏻🍳
🍎 = CORE Weekly Point
💜 = WW Purple Smart Point
👩🏻🍳 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 😁 Today is one of her days. I’m enjoying having someone to cook for again.
🍱 LUNCH 🍱
🍎 OLD WW CORE – WP
🧮 CALORIES –
💜 WW PURPLE – SP
🍱 DINNER 🍱
🐠 PESTO DIJON STEELHEAD TROUT w QUINOA & SUPERFOOD SALAD
@blueapron Steelhead Trout
@successrice Tricolor Quinoa
@greypoupon Dijon Mustard
@homemade Kale Basil Pesto – 2tbsp [1🍎/1💜]
@hospitality Puffed Rice – 2tbsp 🅾️ [1💜]
🔲 Cooked in:
@crownful 32Q Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack – did not turn/flip
400° for 10min on silicone baking sheet
**Times will vary depending on your type of fryer, how much you’re cooking, how thick it is…
♨️ 32Q Air Fryer Oven / Dehydrator ♨️
🥗 SUPERFOOD SALAD
@organicgirl Super Greens
@misfitsmarket Organic Purple Cabbage, Mini Peppers, Shishito Peppers, English Cucumber
@krogerco Avocado – 1oz [1💜], Carrots, Artichoke
@grapemanfarms Green Seedless Grapes
@loreto Spanish Stuffed Olives – x8 [1💜]
@gelspice Imitation Bacon Bits – 1tbsp 🅾️ [1💜]
@homemade Ranch Dressing – 2tbsp 🅾️ [2💜]
@pvt_selection Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter – ½tbs 🧈 [1💜]
🌿 EXPANDED BASIL PESTO
Make your Pesto go much farther for no extra points!
I usually use @simpletruthorganic Basil Pesto or @priano from Aldi when I can get out there, but any will work.
In a small food processor or Magic Bullet/Nutribullet:
▪️2tbsp Pesto of your choice
▪️A generous handful of any dark green – spinach, kale, chard – just not lettuces.
▪️1x Garlic Clove
▪️Juice of 1/2 Lemon (if not using additional liquid like from the Artichokes)
▪️Fresh Basil (*optional)
▪️Artichoke Hearts (*optional) – this adds a thicker richer texture. I used 4x Artichoke quarters today and about 2tbsp of the liquid.
▪️@wincrestbulkfoods Nutritional Yeast (*optional)
Pulse until desired texture, adding more liquid (water, lemon juice, brine from the Artichokes) if you want.
My 2tbsps Pesto became 1/2 cup. So good!
INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
🌀 Cooked in @mychefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). Cut off the top inch or so of the artichoke and rinse to remove any dirt between the petals. Place Artichoke on trivet or in steamer basket face up, squeeze juice of 1 lemon into the crevices (*optional), add lemon halves to pot with 1 cup water.
Cook 15min on Manual/High Pressure + Natural Release
🌀 INSTANT POT QUINOA
Cooked in @cooksessential 3Q Mini Pressure Cooker w Nonstick Liner
~ Rinse Quinoa
1:1 ratio – 1 cup quinoa + 1 cup liquid.
I like to use a stock but you can just use water.
1min (yes, 1) – High Pressure + Natural Release
🍎 OLD WW CORE – 1WP
🧮 CALORIES – 708
💜 WW PURPLE – 8SP
@grapemanfarms Green Seedless Grapes
@dannon Oikos Lemon Meringue Greek Yogurt [4🍎/7💜]
🍎 OLD WW CORE – 4WP
🧮 CALORIES – 192
💜 WW PURPLE – 7SP
🍎 CORE WEEKLY POINTS REDEEMED – 5
🗓️ WEEKLIES REMAINING – 15
🦊 Currently tracking in ℹ️ iTrackBites on the old WW CORE Plan plus giving you the points on the current WW 💜 PURPLE plan + Calories.
🍎 CORE NOTES
🅾️ These items are not True Zero on Core (as in indefinite amounts) but they are 0 by nutritional value at the serving sizes I used. All details are in the recipe cards on the blog.
🧈 PERSONAL PROGRAM TWEAK DECISION
I am not a fan of oil in cooking – both from a taste and texture perspective so I very rarely use my 2tsp/day.
1tbsp of this particular butter (not regular butter) is less calories, less total and saturated fat and the same 0 fiber as 2tsp of oil. They are both 9g servings.
So for me, and this is just a personal decision, I am going to allow 1tbsp/day in place of the 2tsp/oil. Any after that counts as per normal, just like the oil. But if you see this butter tracked as 0 for 1tbsp, that is why.
🍎 CORE is the old WW, pre Simply Filling program from 2004-2010.
Here is the original CORE list:
I have created a group specifically for CORE on Facebook with a growing library of resources
🦄 Dietary Modifications are being made for Insulin Resistance / Histamine Intolerance / Mast Cell Activation Syndrome