Weigh in Wednesdays & Weight Watchers Lasagna Recipe

I have had a rough couple of days with Weight Watchers last week; there was one day where I didn't even track my food.  I have never not tracked my food and I know it was a day I waaay over ate too; I was craving chocolate and ice cream and all things awful for me.  



I knew I couldn't just sail through a whole weight loss program without hitting some bumps in the road so I didn't beat myself up over it.  I vowed to get back to eating right and tracking my food and exercising.  It didn't hurt that some new clothes I ordered came in and sizing my favorite jeans down one size-- they fit perfect!  I knew I didn't want to sabotage all that hard work I've put I so far and returned to tracking, eating right, and exercising.

I quickly snapped a selfie in my full length mirror and put together this comparison.  Me on the 6th in my new (smaller!) jeans versus me back in October.  I hoped that would keep me motivated to keep on going.  

I ate a few old favorite meals a lot these past few weeks-- like my fruit and yogurt parfait (3 points!)



But branched out and tried a few new favorites too!

Like this Nutella and strawberry sandwich on light Sarah Lee Bread; paired with fresh fruit or a side salad it made a perfect meal that satisfied my sweet/ chocolate craving.



I tried this amazing Basil Parmesan salmon recipe from Penny's Passion and using my light mayonnaise it was only 3 points for two whole pieces of fish!  I served it with fresh roasted green beans and a salad. YUM!


But I think my favorite meal was this Weight Watchers Lasagna recipe that I made.  I used my regular go-to lasagna recipe and made a few Weight Watchers tweaks here and there.  

Ingredients:

1 1/4 lbs ground; (99% fat free)
1 zucchini, chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 onion; minced
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp Italian seasonings; divided
1 24 ounce can no sugar added hunts pasta sauce
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with the juice
15 ounces fat free ricotta cheese (though we could only find low fat)
9 Barilla oven ready lasagna noodles
3/4 cups fat free shredded mozzarella 

First I sprayed my 13x9 dish with cooking spray and set it aside.  


In a large skillet I headed up the 99% lean turkey breast and added in some diced zucchini, minced garlic, chopped onion, and 1/2 a tbsp. of Italian seasoning.


Meanwhile in a small bowl I mixed the ricotta cheese with the 1/2 Tbsp. of Italian seasonings.

Once the burger was cooked through I added the can of pasta sauce and diced tomatoes (with the juice)


Then I began assembling my lasagna:  1/3 of the turkey mixture on the bottom


Followed by three lasagna noodles.


I spread a bit of the ricotta cheese over the noodles


Then repeated the layers until I ran out of supplies.


Then I topped the lasagna with the fat free Mozzarella cheese shreds and baked it in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 minutes until the cheese was lightly browned and melted.


I let it cool for 5-10 minutes and then cut it into 8 servings with only 4 points per serving!!  Paired with a large salad it made for a very filling dinner.



This week I'm focusing on getting back to exercising daily and drinking all my water.  

Comments

  1. Congratulations! You're doing great!

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  2. You look totally different! I don't know if I knew what you looked like before but you can definitely tell you've lost a lot!

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    1. LOL! I don't take photos of myself very often and really don't even like to be in them so it's pretty rare for a photo of me to end up on the blog.

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  3. No wonder you were inspired by those pictures next to each other, you are kicking some serious butt! Also, that lasagna looks amazing, and the portion size is actually reasonable. Sometimes the Weight Watchers meals have these tiny little portions. If I'm going to cook, with a lot of steps, I want a nice big helping!

    That chocolate craving gets me every time. Though for me, it's a chocolate-salty craving. You know my perfect solution: 1 tbsp powdered peanut butter (with a little water), a dash of salt, 1/4 tsp of chocolate hazelnut spread, and 13 Lily's dark chocolate chips. I had it yesterday with a spoon, and it took the craving away. And it's zero points! You know I'm all about that zero point life. The nutella and strawberry sandwich up there, looks like a perfect way to hit the spot as well though!

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    1. Thanks! I too am finding so many of the recipes have crazy small portions (I mean I'm feeding teenage boys here!) so I often end up tweaking the recipe to suit our needs. In the summer I have made several vegetable lasagnas using just the summer squash and zucchini and I love knowing that I can still can-- and it will be even fewer points than this recipe! I love zero point snacks! I have the powdered PB but need to get the dark chocolate chips; yum!

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  4. You look great!! Love salmon and green beans!

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  5. Congrats! You are doing awesome!
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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  6. Congratulations, you look great!! Keep up the good work, you have lots of cheerleaders out here and I love your recipes! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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  7. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared.

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  8. You look amazing! Keep up the good work. I've lost 35 pounds in the last year, so I know the hard work that goes into it. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home! --Jennifer

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    1. Thank you! I hope to lose another 25 lbs and then I'll be at my goal weight.

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