๐Ÿ” COOKING FOR SANDY | HOME CHEF CHICKEN & GREEN BEANS

๐ŸŒž Good morning ๐ŸŒž gentle friends!
Let’s get this day started…

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.

Home Chef Kit
HONEY BBQ GOUDA CHICKEN AND GARLIC GREEN BEANS

She really enjoyed it!

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๐Ÿ” DIJON MUSTARD CHICKEN & VEGGIES
@homechef Kit Chicken Breast, Green Beans, Roasted Garlic Butter
@greypoupon Dijon Mustard
@pvt_selection 5 Salt / 5 Pepper Seasoning
@misfitsmarket Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes
@oikos @dannon 0% Greek Yogurt

There were “natural flavors” in several of the ingredients in the kit, so I just omitted those parts from mine and added some baby Gold Potatoes… Only meal today…

๐Ÿ”ฅ HISTAMINE SCALE: ๐ŸŸก
๐ŸŒฟ OXALATE SCORE: 2๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ
๐Ÿค’ REACTIVITY SCALE: ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 536

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๐Ÿ“ SNACK / DESSERT
@motts Apple Juice
@misfitsmarket Organic Muscadine Grapes

๐Ÿ”ฅ HISTAMINE SCALE: ๐ŸŸก
๐ŸŒฟ OXALATE SCORE: 5๏ธโƒฃ
๐Ÿค’ REACTIVITY SCALE: ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 141

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DAILY TOTALS
๐Ÿ”ฅ TOTAL HISTAMINE SCALE: ๐ŸŸก
๐ŸŒฟ TOTAL OXALATE SCORE : 3๏ธโƒฃ4๏ธโƒฃ
๐Ÿค’ REACTIVITY SCALE: ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 677

Thank you for joining me today.
Until tomorrow…
In Love โ™ฅ and Light ๐Ÿ’ซ

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https://www.misfitsmarket.com/?promo=COOKWME-FN8XPR

๐ŸŽฏ Tracking – Calorie Command in โ„น๏ธ @iTrackBites

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

If you aren’t familiar with my situation, basically I live with several autoimmune issues… an “inflammatory overstimulation response” brought on by my basic blood cells thinking they are Spartan Warriors and attacking everything in sight.

More information about what is wrong as well as the resources I’m using to track histamines and oxalates are here:
https://fromdumpytodiva2020.wordpress.com/%f0%9f%93%9a-resources-%f0%9f%93%9a

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12 Weeks of trying something completely different to help heal and reduce the effects of 6 months of Mast Cell disorder flare ups.

๐Ÿ“† WEEKS 7-12
OXALATE REDUCTION (Final Target) – 125mg or less
MAST CELL HISTAMINE LIST – continue Lvl 2๏ธโƒฃ food reintroductions + add up to one Lvl 3๏ธโƒฃ food into 3 separate meals over 2 days to test individual reactivity. Score reactivity.

Retest any 4wk discontinued foods for Reintroduction. If reaction is stronger than (mild) – eliminate for 6 months.
Purple Sweet Potatoes
Wild Rice
Egg Whites / Complete Eggs – ๐Ÿšซ Excluded
Honeycrisp / Granny Smith Apple
Strawberries โœ…
Pineapple
Kiwifruit
Sauerkraut
Prosciutto โœ…
Kimchi
Wine (cooking with) โœ…

๐Ÿšฆ HISTAMINE SCALE
๐ŸŸข – contains some Lvl 0๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods
๐ŸŸก – contains some Lvl 1๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods
๐ŸŸ  – contains some Lvl 2๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods
๐Ÿ”ด – contains some Lvl 3๏ธโƒฃ histamine foods

๐Ÿก REACTIVITY SCALE
๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ No reaction
๐Ÿคง Mild – itchy eyes, sniffles, glassy mouth
๐Ÿ”ฅ Moderate – above + hands/feet burning, gut issues, eye/inner ear swelling, muscle spasms esp back / neck
๐Ÿšจ High – above + BP / heart rate / breathing issues, sudden onset headache, muscle weakness

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS – Chkn Wings / Bunless Burger / Fruit Salad

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, discussion of calories and macros, tips, tricks and how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿซ•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

MEAL 1
๐Ÿ”CHICKEN WINGS & SALAD

@tampicomexicangrill Wing Wednesday – Plain Bone In Wings x8
@bull-dog Tonkatsu Sauce – 2tbsp
@misfitsmarket Organic Hydroponic Bib Lettuce, Beefsteak Tomato, Purple Cabbage, Radish, Red Onion (pickled), Lemon
@oakbarrel Nine Low Sodium Soy Sauce
@foodclub Grated Parmesan, Romano & Asiago – 2tbsp
Homemade Trail Mix / Salad Topper

๐ŸŒฐ HOMEMADE TRAIL MIX / SALAD TOPPER
@mariani Dried Cranberries
@lovecorn Sea Salt Corn Nuts
@bare Dried Granny Smith Apple
@starsnacks Sunflower Kernels
@misfitsmarket Pecan Halves
@superseedz Somewhat Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
@goodsense Pumpkin Seeds
@seapointfarms Dry Roasted Wasabi Edamame

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 567
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 56g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 23g

๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 30g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 15SP

4 SPOONS UP ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„

MEAL 2
๐Ÿ” UMAMI BUNLESS BURGER & SOUP

@tribalifoods Umami Beef Burger
@chosenfoods Avocado Oil Lime Mayo – ยฝtbsp
@nathans Spicy Brown Mustard – ยฝtbsp
@misfitsmarket Organic Hydroponic Bib Lettuce, Beefsteak Tomato, Red Onion (pickled)
@foodclub 2% Sharp American Cheese Slices x2
@progresso Light Chicken Noodle Soup
@pvt_selection 5 Salt / 5 Pepper Seasoning

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 519
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 37g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 27g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 29g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 12SP

4 SPOONS UP ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
MIXED FRUIT

@misfitsmarket Mini Watermelon
@grapemanfarms Green Seedless Grapes
@wishfarms Blueberries
@krogerco Ranier Cherries, Pomegranate, Mandarin Slices

Homemade Cajun Chicken Jerky

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 409
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 38g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 71g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 5g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 1SP

๐ŸŽฏ CALORIE TARGET: 1450-1650 [Metric is set for 1550]
Because I eat 2 meals/day most days – each meal needs to be between 700-800 calories on average

๐ŸŽฏ MACRO GOALS:
(within +/- 10g of target grams shown)
Protein – 35% / 142g
Carbs – 30% / 122g
Fat – 35% / 63g

RESULTS
๐Ÿฅณ NAILED IT! ๐Ÿฅณ


Currently tracking in โ„น๏ธ iTrackBites on ๐Ÿงฎ Calorie Command with Macros as my Secondary Metric + ๐Ÿ’œ WW Purple

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

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS – Crab Legs

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, discussion of calories and macros, tips, tricks and how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿซ•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

MEAL 1
๐Ÿฆ€ CRAB LEGS w PASTA SALAD
@krogerco Crab Legs x16
@greatvalue Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter – 1ยฝtbsp
@misfitsmarket Organic Grape Tomatoes, Lemon, Shishito Peppers
@krogerco Whole Wheat Penne – 1oz
@fage 2% Greek Yogurt – 2tbsp
@foodclub Grated Parmesan, Romano & Asiago – 2tbsp
@nathans Spicy Brown Mustard – 1tbsp
@thatssmart Sweet Peas

๐ŸŒ€ CHEF IQ / INSTANT POT PRECOOKED SEAFOOD – CRAWFISH / CRAB LEGS / SHRIMP
Cooked in @chefiq 6Q Smart Cooker
1c water + 1tbsp/capful Zatarian’s Shrimp Crab Boil Concentrate

THAWED:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 0min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 1min + Quick Release

FROZEN:
Crawfish/Shrimp – 1min + Quick Release
Crab Legs – 2min + Quick Release

๐Ÿ”นCrab Legs are best done stacked directly on the trivet (not in the water)
๐Ÿ”นCrawfish/Shrimp are best done in a steamer basket set on the trivet.

โœณ๏ธ Chef IQ 6Q Smart Cooker โœณ๏ธ
https://amzn.to/3jp1pk4
๐Ÿ”ธ Pressure Cooker Accessories Pack 6Q
https://amzn.to/2SInvmM
๐Ÿ”ธ Nonstick 6Q Ceramic Liner
https://amzn.to/2TlEonu
๐Ÿ”ธ Stainless Steel 6Q Replacement Liner
https://amzn.to/3jv7g7i
๐Ÿ”ธ 3pk Replacement Sealing Rings 6Q (color coded)
https://amzn.to/3x9T7R0

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 640
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 86g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 31g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 22g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 8SP

4 SPOONS UP
๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„

I ran errands in the heat (because soon to be stinky crab leg shells in the trash is not a good idea so a trip to the landfill was in order) and by the time I got home I was tired, overheated and definitely not hungry. I had an early night so I was under on all of my metrics…

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS – Breakfast Muffin / Air Fried Ravioli

Currently tracking in iTrackBites on ๐Ÿงฎ Calorie Command with Macros as my Secondary Metric + ๐Ÿ’œ WW Purple

๐ŸŽฌ All the details of the days ingredients, discussion of calories and macros, tips, tricks and how tos and the occasional cute doggie are in my daily video…๐Ÿถ๐Ÿซ•๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ

MEAL 1
๐Ÿฅฏ BREAKFAST MUFFIN

@krogerco Sourdough English Muffin
@jarlsberg Part Skim Swiss Cheese – 1oz
@neverany Uncured Honey Ham – 2oz
@farmfresh (local farm) Duck Egg (yolk only)
@chosenfoods Avocado Oil Wasabi Mayo – 1tbsp
@misfitsmarket Organic Hydroponic Bib Lettuce, Beefsteak Tomato, Yellow Onion

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 488
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 28g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 30g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 28g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 11SP

4 SPOONS UP ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„

๐Ÿ… BASIC INSTANT POT MARINARA

๐Ÿ… Tomatoes – ripe (but still firm) works best
๐Ÿง… Onions – I like Red Onion but anything from Spring Onions to Shallots will work
๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Peppers – Bell, Poblano, Anaheim, Jalapeรฑo or Shishito (*optional)
๐Ÿ„ Mushroom (*optional)
๐Ÿฅ• Carrots/Celery (*optional)
๐Ÿง„ Garlic
๐ŸŒฟ Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Basil to taste
๐Ÿง‚ Seasoning of your choice to taste – I like Minced Onion, Parsley Flakes, Smoked Chili Sea Salt, Nutritional Yeast, Soy Sauce, Italian Seasoning

๐Ÿ”ช Roughly chop vegetables. Add everything to the pot and set for 25min on Pressure/Manual. Natural Release for 15min. No liquid added/needed as the tomatoes release plenty of their own.

๐Ÿ”นIf you want a thicker sauce, add a can of tomato paste.
๐Ÿ”นIf you want a smoother sauce, blend with an immersion blender or in a food processor.

Here are some other recipe versions:
https://detoxinista.com/instant-pot-spaghetti-sauce

My favorite NON Instant Pot [STOVE TOP] version
https://minimalistbaker.com/easy-1-pot-marinara-sauce

My favorite [Slow Cooker] version
https://theskinnyishdish.com/wprm_print/2313

MEAL 2
๐Ÿ AIR FRYER BREADED RAVIOLI & CHEDDAR GREEN BEANS

This is a hodgepodge of a @dinnerly Meal Kit and a @homechef one… ๐Ÿคฃ I made all the green beans but am having ยฝ tomorrow with the kit they actually came with.

@giovannirana Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
@kikkomanusa Panko Breadcrumbs
@krogerco Egg (yolk only)
Homemade Instant Pot Marinara
@homechef Green Beans, Garlic Salt, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Dijon Mustard, Fried Crispy Onions

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 585
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 23g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 79g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 19g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 17SP

4 SPOONS UP ๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„๐Ÿฅ„


๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ COOKING FOR SANDY
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 made her the BLUE APRON Pork Chorizo Enchilada kit. There was about 2oz of extra filling (Chorizo, Red Pepper, Yellow Onion, tomato sauce) which I ate.

CHICKEN JERKY
Dehydrate Setting on Air Fryer
150ยฐ for 9hrs

@perdue Chicken Breast
@kikkomanusa Tamari Soy Sauce
@misfitsmarket Organic Lemon
@frontiercoop Bayou Grill Cajun Seasoning

๐Ÿงฎ CALORIES – 413
๐Ÿ– PROTEIN – 50g
๐Ÿž CARBS – 5g
๐Ÿฅ‘ FATS – 20g
๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE – 9SP

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๐ŸŽฏ CALORIE TARGET: 1450-1650
Because I eat 2 meals/day most days – each meal needs to be between 700-800 calories on average

๐ŸŽฏ MACRO GOALS: (within +/- 10g of target grams shown)
Protein 30% – 35%
Carbs 25% – 30%
Fat 30% – 35%

RESULTS
Close – little under on Protein today…

๐Ÿ’ซ 30 Days of INTUITIVE EATING – DAY 8

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
Just Eat June – 30 Days of Intuitive Eating
[No Tracking/Calories/Measuring]

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DAY 8
COOKING FOR SANDY

3 days a week I cook for an elderly neighbor who had a stroke last year and lost mobility on her right side. Today was one of her days.


HOME CHEF KIT – STEAK ALFREDO Risotto (oven kit)

Steak Strips
Garlic Salt
Cream Sauce (no go for me)
Risotto Rice
Roasted Red Peppers
Peas
Veggie Stock Concentrate (no go for me)
Red Pepper Flakes
Parmesan

Since this was a nice kit in an oven tray and will keep well – I am going to make this and take the whole thing to Sandy so she has leftovers.

She loved it… Ate ยฝ of it for lunch – yay!

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๐Ÿ’ FRUIT SALAD PREP
Honeydew Melon
Cherries
Kiwifruit
Grapes
Yellow Peaches
Kumquats
Blueberries

I made a big bowl and took her a container of that plus ยฝ the honeydew melon.

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๐Ÿ” DINNER
Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Burger w Polenta Fries and Salad

CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN
Marinade recipe here:
https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/grilled_cilantro_lime_chicken

CHICKEN & POLENTA
Cooked in Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – Middle Rack – Silicone Baking Tray
350ยฐ for 15min
Flip polenta and add cheese to chicken
Increase heat to 400ยฐ
Cook chicken additional 5min
Cook polenta additional 15min

Halloumi Cheese
Avocado
Power Greens
Green Tomato
Homemade Pickled Onions
Chosen Foods Mayo
Whole Grain Mustard
Whole Wheat Bun

Polenta (cut into Fries)
Steamed Edamame

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๐Ÿ’ SNACKS

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๐Ÿณ WEIGHT
252.8lbs


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INTUITIVE EATING CHALLENGE BASIC GUIDELINES
โ–ช๏ธ No tracking, weighing, measuring foods
โ–ช๏ธ Eat when actually hungry (no eating just to meet caloric target)

EXTRA GUIDELINES
โ–ช๏ธ Eat as I normally would (whole food focus) allowing for additional things I may not usually pay the points for out of principle ๐Ÿ˜

โ–ช๏ธ Make first meal of the day the largest (in case I don’t feel like eating in the evening)

โ–ช๏ธ Prep salad toppings for ease of putting together a Superfood Salad + protein for dinner 5 nights / week

โ–ช๏ธ Continue to weigh daily to track inflammation and record on #fearlessfridays

โ–ช๏ธ Check, check and double check all food labels before using any packaged products including raw meats and frozen vegetables

๐Ÿ’ซ 30 Days of INTUITIVE EATING – DAY 1

๐Ÿฅฃ DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
Just Eat June – 30 Days of Intuitive Eating
[No Tracking/Calories/Measuring]


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DAY 1
Yesterday I was not observant enough on my labels and I cooked some pulled pork for lunch. I was even careful and threw out the BBQ Sauce that came with the kit because it didn’t list ingredients, but I missed the additives in the pork.

Needless to say – it kicked me square in the gut. I had a big reaction. So I am adding more conscious checking of my labels to this month. It should go without saying but it is easy to miss if I am tired… Whew!

So when I woke up today, I was still having stomach issues and very swollen – up over 10lbs in swelling overnight and that is after having, shall we say, a very interrupted sleep with belly issues.

Between that and my meds – I knew I wasn’t going to eat much but instead of being worried about calories – I went with what I could do. This ended up being a little flat of Raspberries and a Sonoma Cheese Crisp bar about 4pm and then I cooked dinner about 7pm once the worst of the stomach stuff had passed.

I also started rechecking my glucose levels. I have never been diabetic but have been right on the prediabetes line a few times so I thought I would monitor that this month too.
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๐Ÿฒ BRUNCH

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๐Ÿฅ— DINNER
Steak w Garlic Butter
Asiago Potatoes
Lemon Pepper Steamed Brussel Sprouts
Pea / Corn / Carrot Medley

STEAK
Cooked in Air Fryer Oven
Preheated – 400ยฐ for 10min (medium rare)


Brussel and Vegetables – Steamed then seasoned
(Adapted version of this Home Chef Kit)

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
Fresh Raspberries
Sonoma Cheese Crisp Bar

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๐Ÿณ WEIGHT
258.6 [inflammation reaction to previous day]

๐Ÿ’‰ GLUCOSE [2020 Guidelines]
Fasting Lvl ๐ŸŽฏ = 100-125
After Eating ๐ŸŽฏ = 140-199

06.01.21 – 90 / 126

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INTUITIVE EATING CHALLENGE BASIC GUIDELINES
โ–ช๏ธ No tracking, weighing, measuring foods
โ–ช๏ธ Eat when actually hungry (no eating just to meet caloric target)

EXTRA GUIDELINES
โ–ช๏ธ Eat as I normally would (whole food focus) allowing for additional things I may not usually pay the points for out of principle ๐Ÿ˜
โ–ช๏ธ Make first meal of the day the largest (in case I don’t feel like eating in the evening)
โ–ช๏ธ Prep salad toppings for ease of putting together a Superfood Salad + protein for dinner 5 nights / week
โ–ช๏ธ Continue to weigh daily to track inflammation and record on #fearlessfridays
โ–ช๏ธ Check, check and double check all food labels before using any packaged products including raw meats and frozen vegetables

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY ON WW PURPLE – Jalapeรฑo Popper Turkey Burger / Roast Beef and Veggies

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
โ„น๏ธ iTRACKBITES Better Balance / ๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE
๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused
1๏ธโƒฃ8๏ธโƒฃ Daily Points / 4๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ Weekly Points

๐ŸŽ I generally only eat 2 meals a day with fruit for snacks so points may be higher than you are used to seeing.  If you substitute sugar free/fat free products, your points may be significantly less in some cases.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ HOME CHEF JALAPEร‘O POPPER TURKEY BURGER
โ–ช๏ธ @shadybrookfarms 98% Lean Ground Turkey
โ–ช๏ธ @homechef Kit – Seasoned Potatoes (1), Light Cream Cheese (2), Sour Cream (1), Buttermilk Dill Seasoning, Brioche Bun (5), Cheddar Jack Cheese (1), Diced Jalapeรฑos
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Lettuce, Heirloom Tomato
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Pickled Onions

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 627
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 10pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 15pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 17pts

๐Ÿ– ROAST BEEF w VEGGIES
โ–ช๏ธ @clovervalley Roast Beef – 1 can (5)
โ–ช๏ธ @pvt_selection Petite Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Artichoke
โ–ช๏ธ @dinnerly Peas
โ–ช๏ธ @pvt_selection Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter – 1tbsp (3)

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 607
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 8pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 12pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 14pts

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Organic Banana
โ–ช๏ธ @grapermanfarms Red Seedless Grapes

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 172
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 0pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 0pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 0pts

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY ON WW PURPLE – Chicken Salad Stackers / Orange Teriyaki Salmon

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
โ„น๏ธ iTRACKBITES Better Balance / ๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE
๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused
1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ Daily Points / 4๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ Weekly Points

๐ŸŽ I generally only eat 2 meals a day with fruit for snacks so points may be higher than you are used to seeing.ย  If you substitute sugar free/fat free products, your points may be significantly less in some cases.

๐Ÿ” Chicken Salad Snack Plate
โ–ช๏ธ @foodclub Chicken Breast
โ–ช๏ธ @friendlyfarms @aldiusa 0% Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ @frenchs Dijon Mustard
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Celery, Mini Peppers, Watermelon Radish, Green Meat Radish, English Cucumber
โ–ช๏ธ @southerngrove Sunflower Seeds – ยฝoz (3)
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Honeycrisp Apple
โ–ช๏ธ @bel Port Salut Cheese – 1ยฝoz (5)
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ Homemade Dehydrated Okra

OKRA
๐Ÿ”ฒ Cooked in:
@ninjakitchen Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Grill
DEHYDRATE (120ยฐ) for 24hrs
Times/temps will vary depending on thickness
Not crispy – leathery/chewy

Foodi Grill w Temperature Probe

https://tinyurl.com/2pthpvp7

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 630
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 8pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 8pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 10pts

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ HOME CHEF Orange Teriyaki Salmon w Edamame Rice
โ–ช๏ธ @homechef Kit – Teriyaki Glaze (2), Orange Marmalade (1), Shallot, Edamame, Arborio Rice (6), Sesame Seeds, Salmon
โ–ช๏ธ @oceanmistfarms Artichoke
โ–ช๏ธ @greatvalue Garlic, Parmesan & Basil Butter ยฝtbsp (1)

SALMON
๐Ÿ”ฒ Cooked in:
@gowiseusa 26Q Air Fryer Oven
Preheated for 5min – Middle Rack – did not turn/flip
400ยฐ for 7min on disposable parchment sheets

INSTANT POT ARTICHOKE
๐ŸŒ€ Cooked in @instantpotofficial 6Q Instant Pot
Trim artichoke stem (and petal tips if needed). 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 20min on Manual/High Pressure + Natural Release

Stovetop Version:
https://www.gimmesomeoven.com/how-to-cook-and-eat-an-artichoke

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 741
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 10pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 10pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 16pts

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Fuji Apple, Black Plums, Kiwi
โ–ช๏ธ @grapemanfarms Green Seedless Grapes
โ–ช๏ธ @wishfarms Blackberries, Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ @oasisworldmarket Kumquats

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 115
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 0pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 0pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 0pts

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY ON WW PURPLE – Beef Bibimbap / Weeping Tiger Meatballs

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
โ„น๏ธ iTRACKBITES Better Balance / ๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE
๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused
1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ Daily Points / 4๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ Weekly Points

๐ŸŽ I generally only eat 2 meals a day with fruit for snacks so points may be higher than you are used to seeing.ย  If you substitute sugar free/fat free products, your points may be significantly less in some cases.

I ordered a couple of boxes from Home Chef, Hello Fresh, EveryPlate and Dinnerly to compare the services, recipes and costs so for the next few weeks, there will ba a lot of kits.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ HELLO FRESH Korean Beef Bibimbap Bowl
โ–ช๏ธ @hellofresh Kit – Ground Beef 85% Lean (7), Carrot, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Sesame Oil (1), Soy Sauce, White Wine Vinegar, Scallions, Garlic, Ginger
โ–ช๏ธ @speciallyselected @aldiusa Brown Basmati Riceย 
โ–ช๏ธ @kettleandfire Beef Broth
โ–ช๏ธ @asianbest Quail Eggs
โ–ช๏ธ @valentina Mexican Hot Sauceย 

INSTANT POT GRAIN COOKING
RICE [time below + Natural Release]
Depending on how soft you like your rice – liquid ration will vary from 1:1 for a firm rice and 1:1ยฝ for a softer rice.
White Rices – 5min or 8min for softer rice
Brown Rice Short Grain – 22min
๐Ÿ’ฅ Brown Basmati Rice – 24min
Red Rice – 30min
Wild Rice – 28min
Black Rice – 30min
Rice Blend – 30min

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 509
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 8pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 12pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 12pts

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ HOME CHEF Thai Weeping Tiger Beef Meatballs
โ–ช๏ธ @homechef Kit – Ground Beef 85% Lean (11), Slaw Mix, Roasted Sesame Dressing (3), Sweet Chili Sauce (2), Tamari Soy Sauce, Lime, Edamame, Seasoning Saltย 
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Yukon Gold Potatoes
โ–ช๏ธ @kikkomanusa Panko Breadcrumbs (1)

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 726
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 17pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 21pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 23pts

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
โ–ช๏ธ Mixed Fruit Salad – @misfitsmarket Organic Red Bartlett Pears, Black Plums, Fuji Apple,ย 
โ–ช๏ธ @wishfarms Blackberries, Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Strawberries, Green Seedless Grapesย 
โ–ช๏ธ @oasisworldmarket Kumquatsย 

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 129
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 0pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 0pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 0pts

MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
๐ŸŽ High Point Meals
– Since I generally only eat two meals/day, and rarely snack on anything but fruit, I eat a little differently than most people on this plan. Points may be higher than you are used to seeing. I do not use sugar free, fat free, artificially sweetened or highly processed foods as a general rule (FF yogurt is an exception) as they flare up my autoimmune issues. I don’t drink coffee or alcohol so no points needed for that.

My goal is not to have as low point meals as possible…I am developing a sustainable, lifelong way of eating and changing my relationship with food forever… I eat everything on WW ๐Ÿ’œ PURPLE… #eattherainbow

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ As part of my Autoimmune issues, my sense of taste has changed greatly… I need stronger seasonings to taste them – so like with any recipe – develop your own tastes… Omit things, substitute things, add flavors – fear not the #experimentsineating – you never know when you’ll find something incredible!

๐Ÿญ Reducing Points – If you choose to use sugar free/fat free products, your points may be significantly less in certain recipes.

I’m not telling anyone to eat any certain way… Just sharing steps on my own Wellness Adventure….

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WHAT I EAT IN A DAY ON WW PURPLE – Walnut Pesto Chicken / Marsala Mushroom Chicken

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
โ„น๏ธ iTRACKBITES Better Balance / ๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE
๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused
1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ Daily Points / 4๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ Weekly Points

๐ŸŽ I generally only eat 2 meals a day with fruit for snacks so points may be higher than you are used to seeing.ย  If you substitute sugar free/fat free products, your points may be significantly less in some cases.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ HOME CHEF Walnut Pesto Chicken, Couscous & Beans
โ–ช๏ธ @homechef Kit – Chicken Breast, Green Beans, Red Onion, Seasoning Salt, Walnut Halves, Basil Pesto (2)
โ–ช๏ธ @foodclub Fat Free Cream Cheese (1)
โ–ช๏ธ @fullcirclemarket Shredded Mozzarella (1)
โ–ช๏ธ @neareast Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Couscous (8)

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 599
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 12pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 12pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 14pts

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ HOME CHEF Marsala Mushroom Chicken w Wild Rice
โ–ช๏ธ @homechef Kit – Chicken Breast, Flour, Marsala Wine (1), Chicken Demi Glace Concentrate, Shallot
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Broccoli,
โ–ช๏ธ @oasisworldmarket Shimeji Mushrooms
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco English Peas
โ–ช๏ธ @pvt_selection 5 Salt /5 Pepper Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ @countrysidecreamery Organic Half & Half (4)
โ–ช๏ธ @lundberg Wild Rice

INSTANT POT GRAIN COOKING
RICE
[time below + Natural Release]
Depending on how soft you like your rice – liquid ration will vary from 1:1 for a firm rice and 1:1ยฝ for a softer rice.
White Rices – 3min
Brown Rice Short Grain – 22min
Brown Basmati Rice – 24min
Red Rice – 30min
๐Ÿ’ฅ Wild Rice – 28min
Black Rice – 30min
Rice Blend – 30min

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 543
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 5pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 7pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 10pts

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
โ–ช๏ธ Mixed Fruit Salad – @misfitsmarket Organic Red Bartlett Pears, Black Plums, Fuji Apple,
โ–ช๏ธ @wishfarms Blackberries, Blueberries
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Strawberries, Green Seedless Grapes
โ–ช๏ธ @oasisworldmarket Kumquats

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 129
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 0pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 0pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 0pts

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY ON WW PURPLE – BBQ Tofu Tacos

DAILY MEAL HIGHLIGHTS
โ„น๏ธ iTRACKBITES Better Balance / ๐Ÿ’œ WW PURPLE
๐ŸŽ Whole Foods Focused
1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ Daily Points / 4๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ Weekly Points

๐ŸŽ I generally only eat 2 meals a day with fruit for snacks so points may be higher than you are used to seeing.ย  If you substitute sugar free/fat free products, your points may be significantly less in some cases.

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๐ŸŒฎ HOME CHEF Korean BBQ Tofu Tacos, Beans & Calabacitas
โ–ช๏ธ @homechef Kit – Extra Firm Tofu, Corn Starch, Rice Vinegar, Sambal, Honey Roasted Peanuts, Korean BBQ Sauce, Flour Tortillas (13)
โ–ช๏ธ @misfitsmarket Organic Zucchini, Carrot, Spring Onion, Purple Cabbage, English Cucumber, Beefsteak Tomato, Poblano Pepper, Lime, Garlic
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Mini Sweet Peppers, Yellow Corn, Red Pearl Onions
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Seasoned Black Beans
โ–ช๏ธ @krogercoย 0% Greek Yogurt
โ–ช๏ธ @simpletruth Guacamole (2)
โ–ช๏ธ @cacique Queso Fresco (2)
โ–ช๏ธ @pvt_selection 5 Salt /5 Pepper Seasoning
โ–ช๏ธ @freshfinds Ground Cumin

CALABACITAS based on:
https://www.aspicyperspective.com/sizzling-calabacitas-con-queso-recipe

TOFU
๐Ÿ”ฒ Cooked in:
@gowiseusa 17Q Mojave Air Fryer Oven
Preheated for 3min – Middle Rack – did not turn/flip
400ยฐ for 10min on disposable parchment sheets

Mojave Air Fryer Oven
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Silicone Baking Trays
https://amzn.to/2MN8tbQ
Disposable Parchment Steamer Sheets
https://amzn.to/39noFsc
Reusable Silicone Steamer Sheets
https://amzn.to/3siLXI6

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 914
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 17pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 17pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 20pts

๐Ÿ’ SNACKS
โ–ช๏ธ @krogerco Organic Banana
โ–ช๏ธ @motts Unsweetened Applesauce

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 150
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 0pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 0pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 0pts

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY ON WW PURPLE – Teriyaki Meatballs (HOME CHEF) / Chili Potato

๐Ÿฑ MEAL HIGHLIGHT ๐Ÿฑ
1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ Daily Points / 4๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ Weekly Points
Tracking on โ„น๏ธ ITrackBites Better Balance+ / WW ๐Ÿ’œ PURPLE

I ordered a whole bunch of meal subscription boxes to play with from Home Chef, Hello Fresh & Everyplate before I got sick. They all came and then I didn’t feel well enough to cook them, so I froze the proteins and kept the rest.

Unfortunately some of the produce spoiled while I was sick, but I have just replaced that and will be using the kits over the next few weeks.

๐Ÿง† HOME CHEF Teriyaki Meatballs w Sesame Beans
โ–ช๏ธย  @homechef Kit – @hienz Mayo, Panko, @kikkomanusa Soy Sauce, @latourangelle Garlic Oil, Wonton Strips, Teriyaki Glaze, Roasted Sesame Dressing, Sesame Seeds, Green Beans (9)
โ–ช๏ธ @butterball 93% Lean Ground Turkey (replacement as FedEx delivery was delayed and meats had to be disposed of) (7)

โœณ๏ธ CALORIES: 844
๐Ÿ’œ Better Balance+ / WW Purple: 16pts
๐Ÿ’™ Better Balance / WW Blue: 20pts
๐Ÿ’š Sugar Smart / WW Green: 20pts

By dinner time, I was pretty wiped so I just threw some chili beans on a potato and called it a day…