Blueberry Waffles – 7 Points for Two

The only thing worse than having to set my alarm yesterday was getting out of my toasty bed and discovering that its 9 degrees outside, and with the windchill it was -1!  Definitely the coldest we’ve been in a long time.

I made these waffles over the weekend, had every intention of making another batch for my breakfast, but just simply ran out of time – too busy catching up on my blog reading and coffee drinking. :D

But these were delicious and simple.  As with my pancake recipes, I let this batter sit about 15 minutes.

Blueberry Waffles (makes 8, 7 ww points for 2) (I used a 1/3 measuring cup – not filled to the top, maybe about 3/4 of a 1/3 measuring cup so the batter didn’t flow over the sides of the waffle maker)

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup egg beaters
  • 1 cup fresh (or frozen, thawed) blueberries
  • cooking spray for waffle maker

Mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon, making sure the flour is combined.  Let sit for 15 minutes.  Heat your waffle maker and cook according to manufacture directions.  Mine took about 6 minutes.

These were crisp on the outside, yet tender on the inside – I think I need to make pumpkin waffles next. :D

But since I didn’t make time to make waffles, what I really had for breakfast was an egg mcMuffin sammie – I sliced my chicken apple breakfast sausage in half, placed it on a 100 calorie english muffin, with 1/4 cup egg beaters and 1/2 ounce of cheese – I forgot the spinach on my kitchen counter. :(  With a side of orange slices, breakfast comes in at 7 WW points.

By the time lunch rolled around, I looked outside and it looked nice and sunny, but when I went on weather.com it said it was 26 degrees, but with the windchill felt like 15.  I decided to use my 2012 mantra “hard work, dedictation” and told myself if it was REALLY too cold, I could just turn around and come back.

I actually like this picture because it looks like I am about to talk to someone and I was all by myself.  I am kool like that. :D

I opted to do my walk/run routine, i.e. I walk for one song, then run the next song.  It works great because my runs are really fast (to me!) because I know it probably won’t last more than 5 minutes.  I spent 45 minutes outside.  It was refreshing!

I came back from my chilly run to a hot cup of soup – the last of my beef and bean salsa soup.  This cup is 8 WW points.

Since Tony still isn’t up for eating too much, it was another solo Biz dinner – this time I had a version of this chicken spinach pasta bake - only for one.

Chicken Spinach Pasta Bake (serves 1, 10 WW points)

  • 1 cup cooked pastas
  • 1 3 oz. chicken breast
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup canned tomatoes (crushed, puree, whatever you have)
  • 1/2 clove garlic, crushed
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch of crush red pepper
  • 2 cup baby spinach (it wilts a lot!)
  • 1/8 cup of white wine
  • 1 ounce mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350.  In a skillet, heat olive oil and add the diced chicken, cooking just until browned on all sides.  Add garlic and stir for 1 minute.  Set aside.  To same skillet add the spinach, white wine, crushed red pepper, and salt and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes, just until the spinach starts to wilt.

Toss in the pasta and chicken and combine.  Put in a small oven safe dish, top with mozzarella cheese, cover and bake for 15 minutes.

This was really delicious and filling!  And next time if I have the points, I’ll add some Italian sausage or pepperoni to this.

Stats for Tuesday

  • 26 points exactly
  • 45 minute run/walk
  • average blood sugar 161 (a bit on the high side – no worries)

Hannah is meeting me for lunch today and tonight we are going to hit the gym – its Wednesday so I am gonna hang with Hannah! :D

Here’s some things to whet your appetite:

Make it a great day!

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31 thoughts on “Blueberry Waffles – 7 Points for Two

  1. That pasta dish looks AWESOME.

    Its 20 degrees here in Wilmington, NC and we are FREEZING. My co-workers that come from up north are laughing at us while they walk around in short sleeves. And here i am with a hat, scarf, and my big coat. lol

  2. That mcmuffin breakfast looks like its from a restaurant! Again- your breakfasts are always inspiring me! And that pasta bake for 1- fabulous! Totally making that next time J is out of town. Enjoy hanging with Hannah

  3. I always forget about my waffle maker, but really such a fun breakfast treat! Love blueberries mixed in too, oooo or chocolate chips. Yum :)

  4. That is a very cute picture of you. And it figures we’re friends, as I talk to myself when I’m alone, too. (I also talked myself through some of the harder transactions at the jewelry store (engravings, special orders) and had to forewarn the customer standing in front of me that this was how I roll…)

    The spinach pasta bake looks SO GOOD. And I want a waffle maker now. To go on what Jeff calls my “appliance graveyard” shelf. Hey, I use that stuff, just not very often! ;)

  5. I love breakfast foods & could probably eat those waffles & your egg sammie all day long!

    You actually made me LOL at this: “I actually like this picture because it looks like I am about to talk to someone and I was all by myself. I am kool like that. :D”

  6. YUM on the pasta bake. That needs to go in my once a week non-Paleo rotation for sure!

    That cold weather you’re having has reached the east coast. I don’t think our furnace has shut off for two solid days. You may take it back now ;)

  7. I’m not a huge pancake or waffle person, but add in some fresh blueberries and I’m there! Definitely starring this post :)

    It’s been really cold here too, I’m just praying that any crazy snow holds off until I make it back to Delaware.

  8. My favorite waffles are made with whole wheat, cornmeal and buttermilk. Also have you ever made coconut syrup? It is literally to die for. It is made with butter, buttermilk and coconut extract (just google the recipe). Not light by any means but great for company or a special occasion. Everyone goes crazy for it.

  9. Yum! I need to start making some of your recipes rather than just drooling over them each day. For some reason, I just don’t cook (which helps explain why I am at 379 lbs). This has to change this year. I will cook. I might start with your pasta bake, it looks delicious. Have fun tonight.

  10. Wow that soup does look very delish! I love the little flecks from the salsa.

  11. How long are your arms girlie? heehee – you can’t even tell you took that pic of yourself.

    At least the exercise will keep you warm. I hope. That is coooold. But you look so perky and red cheeked – it is well worth it. :) [You have beautiful skin btw. Soooo jealous.]

    I love waffles. I am glad you got a waffle maker [yay Hannah!] there are so many ways to eat them.

  12. I love waffles of any kind. Even Eggos. I guess I just love little squares filled with syrup! :)

    Hardwork! Dedication!!! Go, Biz! :)

  13. I love, love, love the idea of running one song, walking one song. I think I am going to make a playlist with alternating slow and fast songs just for that.

  14. I am inspired by your run/walk in the frigid temps!! And as much as I hate running and only wog (and I literally jog slower than I walk!), I love the idea of alternating with each song! :)

  15. Brrrrrr that is some cold weather! Love all of your good eats. Those waffles look amazing. I love blueberries!

  16. Your dinner looks awesome! I would totally eat that :)

  17. I have GOT to start eating before I visit your blog. LOL

    We’re chilly here too- in the teens and twenties. Not too bad for you but we think hell has frozen over. :)

  18. That little waffle iron is so cute! Stay warm, I can’t handle that weather!! :)

  19. Your eats are making me hungry-especially the pasta bake!! Since Tony has had two surgeries and hasn’t been able to eat has much, I bet he’s lost a lot of weight, hasn’t he? Good job on your exercise and points, girlie!

  20. Hi Vat. Would it be brazen of me to say “please send waffles”? Yeah…it probably would be. Stay warm and safe!!!

  21. What a great idea for the breakfast sandwich with the homemade sausage! That’s what I would do!
    Have fun with Hannah tonight. :)

  22. Careful about the moisture content of the pumpkin when you make pumpkin waffles!

    You still don’t have snow! We just have like an inch. Very bizarre weather for the midwest!

  23. Love your pix and comment about being kool :)

  24. Nice job on the points!

    I love making waffles. I have yet to try making some gluten-free ones but as soon as I can eat grains again (2 weeks) I am going to make some. YUM!

  25. Good for you for getting your workout in even though it was cold! All your meals look delicous as usual.

  26. Hope you had a great time with Hannah!

    I need these waffles in my life…

  27. I love the pic of you, you look great, and ready for hard work! :) I need to make that my mantra too!
    Our weather here in WA. state has been weird too, actually warmish, but lots o’ rain.
    Love the waffles, got to use my waffle iron more!
    Have a good Thursday BIz! You ARE KOOL!!

  28. Omg, it’s almost bed time and now I want a blueberry waffle! Too bad I don’t have a waffle iron…

    And I love the walk run method! I used to do that all the time!

  29. I love that you and Hannah spend get to spend time together still even though she is all grown up (I am guessing she will always be your baby). I am looking forward to a Spring trip with my mommy (yes I call her my mommy, and I am 31…oops!). Nice work on the waffles. I love playing with my waffle maker. I should do that soon.

  30. I love your 2012 mantra! I made a deal with myself too that I have to workout or run at least 10 minutes if I have scheduled it. If it still isn’t going well I can quit.

    You sure know how to make delicious food. It’s almost lunch time here and looking at the pics made me hungry :)

  31. Great job getting out there in the cold! I’m still battling my head cold and hope to get out and run again tomorrow or Saturday!

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