Monday, October 22, 2012

what's for dinner?

i bit the bullet
and did it... joined weight watchers

i can't make the time commitment of going to the meetings,
so i'm sticking to the online version.

i'm so overwhelmed.

on the first day, i wasted my points.
big time!
i thought a nature valley granolla bar was a good idea.

in order to stick with the program,
i'm going to talk a little bit about my journey on my blog

this will not be a weight watchers blog
i know me and writing about it will help me along the way.

so today, i'm going to discuss 
"what's for dinner"

balsamic chicken with mushrooms
serves 4
points+ value - 4

2 tsp vegetable oil
3 tbs balsamic vinegar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 lb boneless chicken breasts, four 4 oz pieces
2 cups fresh mushrooms, small, halved
1/3 cups chicken broth
1/4 tsp dried thyme, crumbled

in a nonstick skillet, heat 1 tsp of oil

in a medium bowl, mix 2 tbs of vinegar, mustard and garlic. 
add chicken and turn to coat

transfer chicken and marinade to skillet, saute chicken until 
cooked though. about 3 minutes per side. transfer chicken
to a platter and keep warm.

heat remaining tsp of oil in skillet. saute mushrooms for 1 minute. 
add broth, thyme and remaining tbs vinegar. cook, stirring
occasionally, until mushroom are deep brown, about 2 minutes longer.

i'll probably serve with a veggie or side salad. going to see what 
looks good at the market.

This weeks menu...
Monday - Roast Chicken with Blue Cheese and Pear Salad
Tuesday - Balsamic Chicken with Mushrooms
Wednesday - Broiled Tilapia with Garlic and spinach
Thursday - Spiced Maple Glazed Salmon (maybe)
Friday - homemade pizza & salad (need to find ww friendly version)

wish me luck! -e


  1. I need to get back on the WW wagon. I stray a lot. Maybe your posting will help me be better about sticking to it. Good luck! I did make a WW chicken recipe a few weeks ago and it was great. I'll send it your way when I find it.

    Your menus sounds great! Looking forward to your posts.


  2. I agree with everything Eric @ out on a limb said! Looking forward to your posts....I could use a little inspiration right about now! Balsamic chicken with mushrooms sounds delish...Im going to try it!

  3. Good luck! Those first few weeks are tough when you are trying to learn everything. I hope you have much success. It is a great program. I have never done it online but meetings worked for me and then I worked for them, as a receptionist. I was working to be a leader until I got preggers #4. I haven't rejoined but still do my own version here at home. I still measure a lot and keep track of points most days. I remember being shocked by how many points granola (and granola bars) has. Wowzers. Sometimes, it's worth it to splurge. I am excited for you.