Sunday, January 29, 2012

Baked Pollock with Mashed Cauliflower--Points Plus Friendly!

Hello all! I just made a super-healthy dinner that tastes AMAZING and I just had to share it with all of you.
I am currently on Weight Watchers and following the Points Plus system. Veggies are 0 points so I try to load up on as much as I can. For those of you fellow WW members, this dinner is only 3 points!

Baked Pollock:
4 oz raw pollock (3 oz cooked)
Cajun seasoning
sea salt

Preheat oven to 425 and spray your baking dish with cooking spray.
Place fish into the pan, spray with a quick spray of cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt and Cajun seasoning.
If you are baking your veggies with you fish place them around the edges or designate one side.
Bake for 25 minutes if frozen or 15minutes if thawed. It is done when it is flaky, but still moist.

Each cooked 3 oz fillet is 2 points!

Mashed Cauliflower:
Fresh cauliflower florets
sea salt
Best Life Buttery Spread

Steam the cauliflower until VERY tender. Pour the steamed cauliflower into a bowl, add 1 1/2 TBSP of margarine, a sprinkle of sea salt, and 1 TBSP of grated Parmesan. Mash with a potato/veggie masher until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes. You can add a little skim milk if want to make it a little creamier.
This makes 4 servings of mashed cauliflower, coming out to 1 Points Plus point per serving.

I told the kids the cauliflower was mashed potatoes and they said they were the best potatoes I have ever made!

Sorry for the was taken with my iPod. This looks MUCH more appetizing in person!

This meal was very filling and satisfying, but if you want to add to it you can pair it with a Progresso 1 point soup, and for dessert try my Healthier Apple Crisp, which comes out to about 3 points (or 1 point if you halve the flower and oats).

Happy eating!

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Thank you to everyone who entered and all those who read this blog. I am so blessed to have you along on this journey!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday Confessional Features: Posts With a Lot of Heart!

Hey everyone! I am loving the posts that have been linked up this week! Here are some that I really {heart}.

Philly Inspired Valentine Blocks from Bliss Images and Beyond
Anything inspired by my little guy (Philly) is ok in my book! ;)

A Heart "Bead" from The Tattered Tag.

I Heart My Glue Gun made this sweet Valentine's Day Wreath.

With this Valentine Countdown from Mushki Loves, 
there is no way your other half can forget the flowers!

Dollar Store Valentine Handprint Plate from The Home Teacher

Valentine Cupid Arrows from Making Memories With Your Kids.

Recycled Crayon Valentines from The Moody Fashionista.

These heart pops from Pam's Party and Practical Tips are a great way
 to use up those left over candy canes!

These Parmesan Chips from Cecilia Rosslee are the perfect addition to any romantic meal!

This post about random acts of kindness from The Andrew's Update has a lot of heart!

If you were featured give yourself a pat on the back and grab a brag button!

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Giveaway Postponed Due to Little Monkey Illness

Hey everyone! I have a sick little Monkey, so I will be postponing the giveaway until next Monday. On the bright side that still gives a little more time if you want to be a giveaway sponsor!

I will still be posting the Tuesday Confessional tomorrow night, so make sure you still come link up!

Thanks for your understanding and I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Saturday, January 14, 2012

What I've Been Up To...

What have I been up to lately?

I joined Weight Watchers on Christmas Day. My starting weight was 170 (yeah, Mama ate a little too many holiday cookies...). Today I am 164. I started the 30 Day Shred a few days ago and I put the Couch to 5K on my iPod. There is a 5k on March 10th that I will be running. I can do it!!

I've also been just hanging out with the family and crocheting. My kids are doing amazing, and I cannot wait for Samantha to be back on track next week. She hates being away from school, and I could honestly use a bit of a break.

Need some visuals? Well ok then...
Pardon the crummy pics...most were taken with the iPod.

My crochet obsession continues... boy wearing a cupcake beanie because he is so darn sweet!

For the Star Wars geek in all of us...

You didn't think I would stop with just one Star Wars thing, did you?

This are for pot handles people! Get your mind out of the gutter! :P

My pretty laminator that I got for $16 on Amazon!

I-Spy Bags for the kiddles.

Stenciling the entertainment center.

Stenciling the! My hubby is such a good sport!

Yes...that is Han Solo.

The Moon house has been turned into a fun house.

My lovely little unicorns...

Aren't they just the cutest??

My pretty girl before her Christmas program.

Who knew a box of diapers could provide so much entertainment?

Snuggles from my littlest guy.

She is such a good big sister!
Poor Lucy climbed into the sleeve of my hubby's jacket and couldn't get out. Poor little worm puppy!

That is my life for now. I love it and wouldn't change a single second!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Lessons From My Mini Life Coach

I LOVE my daughter. She is my Mini-Me, and lately she has been my mini life-coach. She follows me around telling me to workout, reminding me to drink enough water, and keeping an eye on my diet. The other day I reached for a piece of chocolate and she said, "Stop, Mommy! That isn't healthy!"
I tossed the chocolate and had an apple instead. Thanks, sweetie!

Today, I was doing JM's 30 Day Shred and she tried to do it with me. Poor girl...
She stopped mid-jumping jack, looked at me, and said, "WHY is she doing this to us?"
"Because she's the Devil!" I choked out as I started into the jump rope.
"No, mom. It is because she wants us to be better." Samantha answered.
Damn that baby girl is smart.
Jillian may want us to be better, but my little wonder makes me want to be better.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway WINNER!!

Good morning everyone! I hope you are having a good weekend so far.
It is time to announce the winner of the Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway! And the winner is......*drumroll*....

Comment #34: The Zoo Keeper said...
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Giveaway Alert!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a safe and happy new year! I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is not only the first Tuesday Confessional link up of the year, but the first giveaway of the year!

Cutting Edge Stencils has generously offered to give one Confessions of a SAHM reader one stencil up to a $50 value from their site! I just received my Damask stencil and I can't wait to add some flair to my living room!

Check back tomorrow for all the details and your chances to win!