Friday, June 29, 2012

3 - 2 - 1 Cake Follow Up

Happy Friday!! I'm so glad that it is the end of the week. The main reason that I am excited is because my hubby is coming home today!! Jon’s been gone all week serving at Children’s Camp. I could not go with them, because I need to save all of my vacation time for my maternity leave. Even though I was home by myself it still ended up being a really good week!

I wanted to follow up with you all about the new recipe I posted for 3 – 2 – 1 Cake. I have received many emails and comments on my Facebook page about this recipe. Thank you all for making sure that I knew there was another version of this recipe. Thankfully, I do know what you’re talking about!

I want to make sure the everyone has both recipes. So, I have posted the recipe for 3 – 2 – 1 Cake Version 1 (the blog I wrote yesterday) and  3 – 2 – 1 Cake Version 2  below.

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3 - 2 - 1 Cake Version 1

3 Tbsp dry cake mix (any flavor)
2 Tbsp water

For each individual cake serving, take out 3 tablespoons of the dry cake mix and combine it with 2 tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container.

Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have your own instant individual little cake.

Keep remaining cake mix stored in the ziploc bag and use whenever you feel like a treat!

You can top each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit.

Try various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple, lemon, orange, etc. The flavor possibilities are endless!

Servings: 1; 2 PointsPlus per serving (this does not include the extra toppings)  
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3 – 2 – 1 Cake Version 2

1 box Angel Food Cake Mix
1 box any flavor Cake mix

Put both boxes of dry cake mix in a plastic bag and mix together well. You can store it in the plastic bag or put it in an airtight container.

Next, stir together 3 tablespoons of the mix and 2 tablespoons of water in a coffee mug.

Microwave on high for 1 minute and enjoy!!

Serves: 1; 2 PointsPlus per individual serving
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Please feel free to use whichever recipe works best for you! Just as an FYI - the 3 – 2 – 1 Cake Version 2 has the angel food cake mix with a regular cake mix, which just makes your cake come out more fluffy than 3 – 2 – 1 Cake Version 1.

I hope this helps! Take time this weekend to try both recipe and see which one you like the best!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Recipe Review: 3 - 2 - 1 Cake

I have to be honest and tell you that I almost did not write a recipe review post for this week. It's been a busy week and I have not had a chance to make anything new. On top of that the weather has been in the 100's this week and I have not wanted to turn on the oven. However, I did not want to disappoint you all!!

Thankfully, this past Saturday at my Weight Watchers meeting, my members started talking about an old recipe that I had forgotten about until now. It's called a 3 - 2 - 1 cake and it is perfect for anyone who is trying to watch what they eat, but still enjoy foods that they love!! The best part is that each individual cake is only 2 pointsplus per cake!!

The ingredients

You will need 3 tablespoons of any kind of dry cake mix and 2 tablespoons of water.

Mix the ingredients together into a mircowave safe container. I used one of my favorite mugs!

Microwave for 1 minute. Please excuse my dirty microwave!!

After just one minute you've got an individual serving of cake!!

I took the 3 - 2 - 1 cake out of the mug, so that you could see what it looks like after it's cooked.

Feel free to top your cake with Fat Free whipped topping and/or fresh fruit! I hope you enjoy this fun summer treat!!

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3 - 2 - 1 Cake

Servings: 1
Serving Size: 1 cake (this does not include additional toppings)
Calories: 179.9
Fat: 4.2 g
Fiber: 0.3 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Old Points: 4 pts
Points+: 2 pts+

3 Tbsp dry cake mix (any flavor)
2 Tbsp water

For each individual cake serving, take out 3 tablespoons of the dry cake mix and combine it with 2 tablespoons of water in a small microwave-safe container.

Microwave on high for 1 minute, and you have your own instant individual little cake.

Keep remaining cake mix stored in the ziploc bag and use whenever you feel like a treat!

You can top each cake with a dollop of fat free whipped topping and/or some fresh fruit.

Try various flavors of cake mix like carrot, red velvet, pineapple, lemon, orange, etc. The flavor possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: My Gym

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Eat What You Love


Here is the meeting summary from my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

This past week in the Weight Watchers meeting room I asked my members a question:  
Is your food PointsPlus worthy?

Think about it, is everything we eat that great or good that at the end of the day we are satisfied with our food choices? I mean do you feel like you could have something better or more pointsplus friendly?

The answers to these questions are not going to be the same for everyone, because we all have different tastes. Something that sounds satisfying to one person might not sound appealing to the next. However, it is important to choose foods that satisfy us. If we choose foods that do not taste good we will not stick with our Weight Watchers program, because we will get bored and feel deprived.

I love the Weight Watchers program, because they do not lay out for you what you must eat everyday. I do not have to buy the Weight Watchers food products. I can eat whatever I want as long as I stay within my daily and weekly PointsPlus allowances. This was important to me while I was losing weight, because I was able to eat foods that I loved and still lose weight!! It doesn't get much better than that?

Overtime I found that some of the foods I loved were too high in PointsPlus values, so I would try to find a substitution that was lower in PointsPlus values and still satisfying. Let me give you an example of what I am talking about.

I love ice cream and dessert!! This is something that I did not want to cut out of my daily life while I was losing weight. However, some ice creams can be as many as 8 PointsPlus for just 1/2 cup. Yikes!! That's too high for me to eat each day. Thankfully, I was introduced to Skinny Cow Ice Cream sandwiches!! These ice cream dessert were just as satisfying to me and much more PointsPlus friendly, so I could budget for one everyday!

For me, when I evaluate whether or not a food is PointsPlus worthy, I take two in to account two different factors. First, how many PointsPlus values is this food per serving? If a food is too high in PointsPlus values I do not enjoy it as much, because it is breaking my PointsPlus budget. Second, does this food satisfy my cravings? If I am craving something salty and the food I try to eat doesn't satisfy that craving, I try to look for other foods that might do the trick.

Take some time this week to begin to evaluate the foods that you are eating each day. Are they PointsPlus worthy? If not, try to find something that it more PointsPlus friendly and still just as satisfying to you.

What are some foods that you think are PointsPlus worthy?

Monday, June 25, 2012

Starlight 5k Night 2012

This past Friday night, Jon and I volunteered at the 3rd Annual Starlight 5k Night!! This was a community 5K that my friends and I sponsored for Weight Watchers members and their families!! There were about 191 people that participated in this 5K and 110 of them were Weight Watchers members!!

We started setting up for this 5K early Friday afternoon. It was so hot, but we were not going to let that stop us from getting everything ready for the Weight Watchers members that were counting on us! Somewhere between 4:30 & 5:00pm it started raining!!  We all did our best to keep things from getting wet. We also had to hold down the gazebos, because the wind started to blow them away! For a while it felt like the rain would never end. It finally stopped and the sun came back out.

Praise the Lord that our 5K was not rained out!

Many of the people who walked in this 5K were so excited to be there, because they had never done anything like this before Friday night!! We had a great time standing on the sidelines and cheering everyone on as they walked!! Almost everyone was able to complete the 5K. What an accomplishment!!

I posted some picture below from this year's Starlight 5k Night.

Me working the registration table at Starlight 5k Night

Jon was my right hand man! I'm so glad that he was able to come and help out with this 5K as well!

Everyone is listening to directions before we got started!!

Everyone had a great time walking!

This is Olivia's 2nd 5K that she has been at and even though we didn't walk it was still fun!

Friday, June 22, 2012

My Baby Belly

I have tried very hard to not write about my pregnancy too much on my "weight loss" blog. Maybe you all would love it if I shared more about my pregnancy...I don't know. I have been blogging on my own personal blog about my pregnancy. If you are interested you can check it out here at Newsham Flight Log.

I received an email this week from a woman who reads my blog. She was requesting pictures of my baby belly, if I was comfortable sharing them with everyone. Honestly, I had not even thought to post recent pictures of my baby belly!

Today, I am 30 weeks 3 days and I have only 67 more days until my due date!! Here are some baby belly pictures for you from where I started to where I am today. Most of these pictures I took with my phone at work, which is why the background is the bathroom. These are just a few of the pictures that I have sent to my Mom over the last 30 weeks.

First belly picture, barely 4 weeks pregnant
17 weeks

23 weeks 2 days

30 weeks 2 days

I hope that you all have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Recipe Review: Apricot Glazed Pork Medallions

Jon and I love to eat Asian food!! If Chinese food was lower in pointsplus values, I would eat it everyday!! However, because Chinese food is so high in pointsplus values we do not eat it very often.

Today, I wanted to share an Asian recipe with you that Jon and I eat on a regular basis. It's 8 pointsplus per serving, but like I said most Asian foods are higher in pointsplus values. You could probably lower the pointsplus values by using chicken instead of pork, but we enjoy pork so that's what I use.

The ingredients

First, cut pork crosswise into 1/2 inch thick rounds.

Next, add sesame oil to your pan and begin to heat it up your pan.

Season both sides of pork with salt and black pepper. Add pork to your pan and sear 2 minutes per side.

Next, add apricot preserves, soy sauce and ginger and bring to a simmer.

Simmer 5 minutes, until pork is cooked through and sauce reduces.

The final product!! I served mine over rice. I normally serve it with steamed veggies too, but I didn't have any this time.

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Apricot Glazed Pork Medallions

1 pound pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick rounds
1 tsp table salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
1 1/4 cups apricot preserves
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp Pickled Sliced Ginger

Season both sides of pork with salt and black pepper. Add pork and sear 2 minutes per side. Add apricot preserves, soy sauce and ginger and bring to a simmer. Simmer 5 minutes, until pork is cooked through and sauce reduces.

Servings: 6; 8 PointsPlus per serving (this does not include the rice)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Set Back vs. Failure

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dining Out In Your Town


This past week in the Weight Watchers meeting room we talked about dining out in our own town. I took time to pass out nutritional fact for many restaurants in my town. Then, I asked my Weight Watchers members to find a good meal option to eat at each restaurant. This was a great activity that my members had a lot of fun with! When they left the meeting on Saturday they walked away with 9 different meal options for restaurants in town.

After reading the meeting summary below, I would highly encourage you to take the time to look up the nutritional information for different restaurants in your town. Take the time to find a good meal option that will help you stay on plan. It's better to put in the hard work now, so that when you do eat out, you already know what you're going to eat and how many PointsPlus values it is going to cost you.

I've got several links to restaurant nutritional facts on the Favorite Websites tab on my blog. You can also check out two websites that list the PointsPlus values for many popular restaurants: Dotti's Weight Loss Zone and Exercise 4 Weight Loss.

Here is the meeting summary from my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

Here are some other things to keep in mind when dining out:
If you eat in a restaurant 4.2 times a week you are officially an average American. Unfortunately, the typical American is also overweight. Part of the reason is that restaurant portions tend to be oversized, and it's hard to monitor the ingredients and means of preparation, which often means high fat and calories. But that doesn’t mean you have to shun your favorite neighborhood eateries. The best way to make informed, on-Plan choices is to know your options.

Start with these smart dining strategies
Hold the butter 
A University of Illinois study of 340 patrons in an Italian restaurant found that diners who dipped their bread in olive oil ate an average of 23 percent less bread, reported feeling full sooner, and consumed 50 fewer calories overall than the customers who used butter.

Stick with a classic appetizer 
Get the shrimp cocktail for 4 PointsPlus® values. (A quarter cup of cocktail sauce = 2 PointsPlus values; 4 ounces of large shrimp is 2.)

Keep greens lean
Order salad dressings and sauces on the side. Dip your fork in the dressing, instead of pouring it on your greens, and you'll consume far less without noticing much of a difference in flavor.

Make it a spud light
A plain baked potato has 5 to 6 PointsPlus values, depending on size. The blob of butter or sour cream it cries out for has twice that. Squeeze a lemon wedge or use salsa instead.

Halve it your way 
Ask your server to plate half your entrée and bring the other half in a doggy bag. You’re serving will probably still be larger than a "standard" portion size.

Nix the prix fixe 
The automatic addition of an appetizer and dessert adds PointsPlus values and is harder to resist — after all, you've paid for them.

Redefine surf and turf 
Steamed fish and grilled chicken breast are the champs of sea and land, at 3 and 4 PointsPlus values respectively for a 4-ounce portion. Request your chicken grilled dry (without oil).

Roasted chicken surprise 
Some chefs put butter or oil under the chicken skin. Ask them to refrain when you order. Have your just desserts If you opt to share a dessert with a dining companion, go for the sorbet.

Look out for these “red flags” used to describe dishes that contain plenty of PointsPlus values
• au fromage
• au gratin
• au lait
• battered
• bisque
• cream of
• dipped
• double-baked
• hollandaise
• just like mom’s
 • Newburg
• pan-fried
• parmesan
 • sautéed
 • tempura
• crispy

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happy (late) Father’s Day

This morning, what I’m going to blog about does not have anything to do with Weight Watchers, weight loss, healthy eating, or recipes. Today I want to honor the fathers in my life, in a way that I did not get to do yesterday on Father’s Day.

{My Father-In-Law}
Jon and his Dad
I am so thankful to be blessed with an incredible father-in-law. When Jon and I were first married, Jon's Dad made it a point to tell me that he had been praying for me my entire life. He had always prayed for Jon's future spouse and it turns out that the woman he was praying for all these years was me! I know that God heard His prayers throughout the years, even before I knew Jesus as my Savior!! I love you Dave!! 

{My Daddy}
Me and my Daddy
I am so thankful for the Daddy that God gave me. He has always worked as hard as he could to provide for our family. It meant long hours on the road, but he was willing to do it for his family. Dad was a great example to me of what it means to be a hard worker. Dad also wanted life to be fun and enjoyable. He would try to make me laugh whenever he thought I was getting too serious. As a teenager, I hated it, but looking back I am thankful that he tried to lighten the mood and get me back to reality. I love you Daddy!!

{My Husband}
Jon and I with our first picture of Olivia Jane
This year, Jon is a Father-to-be!! In just about 10 weeks, Olivia will arrive and give him the official title of Daddy!! I am so thankful that Jon is going to be Olivia's Daddy. Jon is such a Godly man that loves the Lord and honestly, I would not want anyone else to be the father of my children. Jon's involved and interested in what happens with Olivia and I each day. I'm so glad that he wants to know how we are doing and is willing to jump in and help whenever he can. Olivia and I are so blessed to have Jon in our lives. I love you honey!!

Have you taken time to tell the Fathers in your life how much they mean to you? If not, make sure you do that today!

Friday, June 15, 2012

New Chex and Fiber One Food Finds

I'm so excited about the new foods that I have found in the grocery store!! I try to post pictures of the new foods that I find, on my Facebook page (Living a Changed Life) and on my Twitter as soon as I find them.

Last Friday in my blog post, Friday Night Grocery Shopping, I explained that I am only going to the grocery store once a week. As a result, I have not tried any of these new foods yet, because I learned about them this past week. When I make my trip to the grocery store this weekend these items will be on my list! I cannot wait to try these new products!

Even though I have not tried them, I wanted to let you know that they are out there and available for you to purchase. If you HAVE tried these foods, I would love to hear about it! Please leave me a comment with your feedback about these new food finds.  

{Apple Cinnamon Chex Cereal}
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  3 pointsplus+

{Fiber One 90 Calorie Chocolate Chip Cookie}
Serving Size: 1 cookie
  2 pointsplus+

{Fiber One Chewy Chocolate or Strawberry PB&J}
Serving Size: 1 bar
  3 pointsplus+

~ What NOT to Eat ~

{Burger King Bacon Sundae}
Serving Size: 1 sundae
  14 pointsplus+
 Today Burger King launched their new summer menu which included their new Bacon Sundae. I just want to warn you to stay far away from this sundae unless you have the pointsplus values to spend on it. One sundae is 14 pointsplus, which is 510 calories! It also has 61 grams of sugar. 

Let me try to put this in perspective for you. I would have to walk for 4 1/2 hours at an average pace to earn 14 pointsplus values. That's a lot of walking! 

I hope that you have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Recipe Review: Healthy Fruit and Yogurt Cones

Today's recipe review is just another wonderful recipe that I found on Pinterest!! If you are not on Pinterest I would highly recommend that you get an account. Brittany, the girl who originally posted this recipe, said that each cone is about 110 calories. I decided to throw this recipe into my Weight Watchers Recipe Builder and I discovered that these are only 3 pointsplus per cone!

All throughout my pregnancy I have been craving ice cream and snow cones. I think that this will be the perfect recipe to snack on throughout the summer months. I have had these for dessert several nights this week and each time my taste buds have been completely satisfied!!

I hope you enjoy them too!

These are all the ingredients that you are going to need.

Wash and slice strawberries and wash the blueberries

Next, I poured the yogurt into a bowl so it would be easier to work with.

I put my cone in a cup, so that I would have somewhere to store it after I was finished layering the fruit and yogurt.

In the waffle cone, add a spoon full of vanilla yogurt, then fruit, another spoonful of yogurt, and top it off with fruit. I would not recommend doing more then two layers, because it will get very messy.

You can eat this right away!!

OR You can put the cones in the freezer for about an hour until they just begin to freeze. Either way they are delicious!!

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Healthy Fruit and Yogurt Cones
Source: Deliciously Healthy

2 oz Yoplait Light Very vanilla yogurt
 2 Tbsp fresh blueberries
2 Tbsp strawberries, diced
1 cone Keebler Cones Ice Cream Waffle Cone

Wash, and slice strawberries

Wash blueberries

In waffle cone, add a spoon full of vanilla yogurt, then fruit, another spoonful of yogurt, and top it off with fruit. I wouldn't recommend doing more then 2 layers. It gets kinda messy if you do.

Put cones in the freezer, just until they're chilled (right before they start to freeze) about an hour. Or you could just eat them, and skip the freezer.

Servings: 1; Serving Size: 1 cone; 3 pointsplus per serving 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Show Them


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Using My Yoga Pants for Yoga


This past weekend, for the first time ever, I actually used my Old Navy yoga Capri pants to do yoga!! Since becoming pregnant my yoga Capri pants are one of my favorite pair of pants to wear. I come home from work and change right into my yoga Capri pants, because they are so comfortable!!

The truth is that I have been wearing these pants for years. I like to workout in these pants and I even wore them when I participated in my various 5K runs. However, I have never used them for yoga. The only type of yoga that I've ever done is on the Wii Fit and I don't really think that counts.

I have been doing a lot to stay fit and active throughout my pregnancy, because people say that it helps you during labor. Exercising is also supposed to help you recover more quickly after you have your baby. So, since January 2012, I've been walking like crazy! I have been extremely intentional about walking as much as I can, because I know it is so healthy for me and Olivia.


I'm going to continue to walk until Olivia is born. However, this past weekend I purchased a DVD called, Prenatal Yoga. Yoga is supposed to help you during labor and delivery, so I thought it would be the perfect exercise to add to my schedule in these final 11 weeks before Olivia is born.

This past Saturday, I went through about 20 minutes of the video. It was so good!! I am excited to be able to work my way up to the entire 50 minutes. This might not be my first choice for working out, but I hope that it becomes something that I will continue to do even after Olivia is born!!

Have you tried any new exercises recently? Tell me what you tried and whether or not you liked it.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Set Summer Goals

Today, I want to give you the meeting summary from my Weight Watchers meeting on Saturday, June 9, 2012.

You have 13 weeks between now and labor day. Think of what a difference you can make in your weight loss journey during that time if you just set your mind to it. You can be successful over summer, it is just going to take some planning.

For many of us, summer is vacation season. Our focus shifts from routines, schedules and carpools to getaways, reunions, outdoor dining, amusement parks and concerts. Food is often a big part of these fun summer experiences, and it can be easy to lose sight of how much you're consuming. However, with a little planning, you can enjoy all the season has to offer and still stay on track.

I want you to take the time to set 3 summer goals.
• In 13 weeks where would you like your weight to be? (remember that healthy, sustainable weight loss is .5-2lbs per week)
• What would you like to achieve activity wise in 13 weeks? (Let the Live Life Active challenge help you reach this goal.)
• What would you like to change about your current lifestyle in 13 weeks? (Do you want to cook more meals at home, do you want to go to bed earlier, do you want to increase your water intake)

Remember when setting goals to do it S.M.A.R.T.

S.M.A.R.T & Positive Goals
- Specific: Don't be vague. Exactly what do you want?
- Measurable: Quantify your goal. How will you know if you've achieved it or not?
- Attainable & Action Oriented: Be honester with yourself about what you can reasonably accomplish. You need to be able to take action!
- Realistic: It's got to be do-able, real and practical.
- Time: Associate a time frame with each goal. When should you complete the goal?

- Positive: Keep your goal POSITIVE!

It is entirely possible to have success over the summer as long as you take the time to plan out foreseen roadblocks. Take the time to mark on your calendar days that will pose the most challenge. These may be holidays, vacations, family reunions, picnics, etc. If you know when they are coming than you can save your weekly pointsplus allowance for that day. You may even be more active that week to earn some extra activity pointsplus. Remember other good techniques are to bring your own healthy dishes, and to eat a power food snack before you go so that you are not as hungry when you get there.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday Night Grocery Shopping

My grocery list for this coming week.

Happy Friday!!

Tonight, I'm going to the grocery store. When do you do your grocery shopping? Normally, I go to the grocery store on Friday night or Saturday. My baby belly is getting bigger and bigger, so I cannot carry the groceries upstairs by myself. I have to become more strategic about my grocery shopping and go when Jon can come with me. This way I do not have to make one hundred small trips up and down the stairs by myself!

Throughout the month of June I am going to go to the grocery store on a weekly basis to see how I like that. Because I am pregnant, I've been eating a lot of fruit and milk! This is good, but it means that I need to go to the store more often than I normally do. I told you about my grocery experiement last year, which has been working pretty well for us up until this month. What works best for you? Weekly trips?

No matter how often I go to the store, I always have to make sure I have a list. This helps me to stay on track and only get what I need. It also helps me to avoid tempting foods that are high in PointsPlus values. When I know what I need, I do not have to spend a lot of time wandering up and down the alises walking past snacks and treat that I know I do not need.

This week I plan on making some great recipes!! I have listed the recipes below if you are interested.

June Meal List - Week 2
Taco Junk
Santa Fe Breakfast Ring
Apricot Glazed Pork Medallions

If you have to go grocery shopping this weekend, make sure that you go prepared! Click the link to read more about some Supermarket Tips that might help you this weekend while you shop.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Recipe Review: Turkey Chili Taco Soup

My friend, Elise welcomed her first child (a baby boy) into the world on May 14th!! In our Sunday school class, whenever a baby is born, we all sign up to bring meals to the family. This helps the family out and lets them focus on their new baby! I was so excited to be able to bless Elise and her family with a meal!

I found this idea on Pinterest called, Feeding New Moms, which I tried to duplicate for Elise. One of the five parts in the Feeding New Moms blog post says that you should bring your new Mom soup. So, I went straight to Skinnytaste to find a good and healthy recipe that I could make for my friends!

Thankfully, I found this recipe for Turkey Chili Taco Soup. I made this recipe according to the instructions except that I let mine cook in the Crock Pot all day, because I wanted it to be warm when I brought it to my friend's house.

Let me show you what I did...

The Ingredients

First, I chopped up my onion and bell pepper.

Next, I browned my turkey. After that was cooked I added the chopped bell pepper and onion and let them cook for a few minutes.

This is where I started to add the rest of my ingredients into my slow cooker, which is not what the original recipe tells you to do.

I was nervous about what adding a can of fat-free refried beans would do to this soup. However, in the end it all came together really well!

I added my chicken broth and spices. It's not on the recipe, but I also added salt and pepper to enhance the overall flavor.

Finally, put my turkey mixture into my Crock Pot with all the other ingredients. Make sure that you stir together all the ingredients.

I let this sit overnight in my fridge, before I cooked it all day on low in my Crock Pot.

I tried some and it was great! It's a very hearty and filling soup that I would make again!

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Turkey Chili Taco Soup
Source: Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes

1.3 lbs 99% lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
10 oz can rotel tomatoes with green chilies
15 oz canned or frozen corn, drained
15 oz kidney beans, drained
8 oz tomato sauce
16 oz fat free refried beans
1 packet taco seasoning (you can use less sodium)
2 1/2 cups fat free low sodium chicken broth

In a large pot, brown turkey on medium heat, breaking up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. When cooked through, add onions and pepper and cook 2-3 minutes. Add tomatoes, corn, beans, tomato sauce, refried beans, taco seasoning and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer about 10-15 minutes. Serve with a few baked tortilla chips and your favorite toppings such as low fat sour cream, jalapeños, reduced fat cheese, chopped scallions, onions, or chopped fresh cilantro. Freeze leftovers in individual portions for future meals.

Servings: 9; Size: 1-1/4 cups; 5 points plus per serving


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