Thursday, December 30, 2010

Italian Creamy Chicken Soup

1 14.5 oz can of Stewed Tomatoes
2 cups of 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth
4 wedges of Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb Light Cheese
*Note - Laughing Cow cheese is not recommended by Medifast Nutrition Support, however they do give guidelines for how to incorporate it here.
12 oz grilled chicken

Pour diced tomatoes into a pan. With a slotted spoon, remove the tomatoes. Dice the tomatoes into smaller pieces and add back to pan. Add 2 cups of chicken broth. Simmer. With the slotted spoon, separate the tomatoes into 2 bowls. I weighed each bowl to make sure they were distributed evenly. Split the rest of the liquid between the 2 bowls. Weigh each bowl to make sure they are the same. Add 6 ounces of chicken to each bowl. Mix 2 wedges of Laughing Cow Light cheese into each bowl.



This recipe makes 2 servings. Each serving consists of:
Calories: 260
Fat: 3.5
Carbs: 15
Protein: 30

Lean: 1 leaner portion
Green: 3
Healthy Fat: 1
Condiment: 3 (this is an estimate because I am unsure exactly how much Oregano & Basil are used in the stewed tomatoes)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

How to get Medifast food for less $$

With all the expenses from the holidays, money sure can be tight.  I encourage you to look into ways to save on your Medifast orders if you are feeling the after Christmas money crunch!  I finally broke down the math on how to get the cheapest Medifast food and updated my post on it. The least expensive way I found ends up costing you 250.76 or 12.53 per box including shipping!

Check it out here:
http://newbeautifulme.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-get-medifast-food-for-less.html


My New Awesome 1X Dress!

Also, I have to share the picture of the 1X dress that I rocked on Christmas Eve! The dress is even a little big without the belt but was on clearance for $5 at Kohls, so that is okay! (my hair & makeup aren't done, but oh well)


Monday, December 20, 2010

3 Month Medifast Anniversary!

Today (12/20/2010) is my 3 month Medifast Anniversary! See what a difference 3 months and almost 47.6 lbs can make?  I am over 1/3 of my way to my weight loss goal.

And yes, I look taller because the other problem my weight loss has solved is ankle problems.  Now I can rock all my high healed shoes because I am not having the ankle pain I was having before.  I am wearing jeans that are 3 sizes smaller and tops 1-2 sizes smaller.

Starting Weight: 310 lbs
After 3 Months: 262.4


Bust: -4.5 inches
Waist: -7 inches
Hips: -7 inches
Arms: -1.5 inches
Thighs: -4 inches
Total: 24 inches lost!


Here is my before and now photo:






Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Merry Christmas
&
A Blessed New Year
!!!


I am taking a break from posting new recipes until after the holidays.  I want everyone to have a safe & happy Christmas season.  God bless and see you next year!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Chicken Cheesy Broccoli Bake

5 oz grilled chicken breast
4 oz low fat cheddar cheese
4 egg whites
3 cups cooked broccoli

Add everything to food processor and run until it is mixed. I pureed mine quite a lot. Spray an 8" casserole dish with non-stick spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until done in the center.

This recipe is 2 servings. Each serving is 1.05 lean and 3 green.

1/2 serving is pictured

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Banana Chocolate Cheesecake Bites

*This recipe was modified on 2/06/2013 to reflect the most current Medifast guidelines*

1 packet Medifast Dutch Chocolate Shake
1 packet Medifast Banana Pudding
2 TB low fat cream cheese
3 TB Water

In a bowl, mix together Dutch Chocolate shake with 2 TB of water. Roll into 6 balls and press flat on a piece of wax paper.

Mix together Banana Pudding with 2 TB of whipped cream cheese and 1 TB of water. Roll into 6 balls and place on wax paper.

Press chocolate piece onto each banana piece and place chocolate side down on wax paper. Freeze for about an hour.

This entire recipe counts for 2 Medifast Meals & 2 condiments.