BSI – Mango, Lenten Chili and WW Weigh In

I guess I’ll start with the good news first:

So close to -10.0!!

So that means I got my 5% sticker.  I told Tony that I was mad I didn’t hit the 10 pound loss yesterday, but then I said “I’ll get it next week so I’ll get another sticker!”  Apparently, I am all about the stickers. 😀

Since things are so crazy at work, I decided to make lunch for the support staff.  But since half of them are Catholic, I couldn’t make my famous (and award winning!) Buffalo Chicken Chili.   So I made  Lenten Chili.

Ingredients:  (Makes 8 generous servings: 7 PointsPlus – about 1.5 cups each)

  • 1 pound black beans, soaked overnight, and rinsed
  • 6 cups beef broth (hope that didn’t break any lenten rules!)
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • 6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 2 cups Boca Crumbles

Add the rinsed black beans into a large stock pot.  Add remaining ingredients except for Boca Crumbles, and cook for 60 minutes.  Add boca crumbles and cook for 30 more minutes, or until the black beans are tender.

I just put it on my work stove around 11:30 on Friday and had ff sour cream, reduced fat Mexican cheese and Hint of Lime and Hint of Jalapeno (yum!) tortilla chips on the side.

This is a perfect chili for a crowd, because its not too spicy.  Of course, I generously splashed Tabasco in my bowl. 😀  There was probably 1/2 a cup left in the pot in the end.

Since there was no meat on Friday, I decided to make a bay scallop gratin again.  We had this dish right before Tony’s surgery.  All we did was dip garlic bread and crackers in it – it is so good.  I actually think the bay scallops are a bit sweeter to me than sea scallops.

we would have to pay about $30 in a restaurant for the size of this dish - I did only use 3/4 of this package though and froze the rest

the secret is in the butter/olive oil/garlic/bread crumb topping 😀

So this weeks BSI is Mango.  Given the crazy week I’ve had, I decided to go through my archives and submit an old recipe.  Only one problem.  I didn’t have one recipe with mango in it!  So I am taking the easy route, but this turned out really good.

Mango Pineapple Apple Smoothie (2 servings – 1 pt. each)

  • 6 ounces apples juice
  • 4 ounces fresh mango
  • 4 ounces fresh pineapple
  • 1.5 cups ice cubes
  • Put in a blender and blend 😀

This was so refreshing and perfect right before Hannah and I went swimming – yep, Hannah bought us our own pool toys so we wouldn’t get busted.  We ended up doing 20 minutes of cardio and then swam and played for 40 minutes – so much fun!

Enjoy your Sunday!  Our temps will be 80 but tornado weather comes with it. 😦

23 thoughts on “BSI – Mango, Lenten Chili and WW Weigh In

  1. Mmmmm smoothie looks good – along with scallop dish – yum!

  2. Congrats on the 10 lbs (I’m sure it was 10 lbs after swimming!) That’s great. If I could stay out of the chocolate cake, and exercise everday, maybe I could do better than 2 lbs!

  3. Love that smoothie! I need to get me some mangos. LOVE the nice temps, we’re in the 70’s but no looking forward to the severe weather.

    Hey, stickers are cool! You’ll get one next week for sure!

  4. Congrats on the loss! That is awesome!! And the gratin looks super good- I’m going to check out the recipe now. I think its great that you always enter BSI…I need to get my lazy butt in gear!

  5. Your smoothie picture looks so appealing! Makes me feel like I’m back in Hawaii. 🙂

    Congrats on the loss – that is amazing!

  6. Congrats on the weight loss! As always, food looks great!

  7. That smoothie looks delish!

    Yeah on the weight loss – that’s great. You’ll get your 10 pound sticker next week

  8. Congrats on the loss! Stickers are for cool kids. 🙂

  9. That smoothie looks incredibly refreshing! YUM!

    Congrats on 9.8! You’ll definitely hit 10 next week!!! 🙂

  10. Congrats on the weight loss! And I love stickers! 😉

    The smoothie looks & sounds great!

  11. Congrats on making 5%! I’ve decided that I’m going to start Weight Watchers again too.

  12. Wohoo! Congrats on the 5%!

    The smoothie sounds so good right now. I love mangoes!

  13. Bravo on the loss! You are just truckin’ away 😀

  14. congrats on 10 pounds!!!!

  15. That smoothie looks amazing! I would be freaking out if a tornado was coming here!! How often do you get them?

  16. I love getting stickers and then having to tell everyone how much i’ve lost so far. Fun! I’m definately going to try the smoothy. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  17. Weighting For 50

    Woo Hoo!!!! Yay for that 5% sticker Biz!!!! LOVE the photo of the smoothie under the top of the pineapple! Fun!! Hope your Sunday was a good one.

  18. Biz! Congratulations on the sticker and the weight loss! Way to go!

    I love that Hannah got you guys your own pool toys! Too fun!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  19. Well now I just HAVE to have a smoothie this morning, YUM! Congrats at weigh-in, Biz! You’re melting away! I love the stickers, too 🙂 Have a wonderful week!

  20. Congrats on that 5% sticker…… Hope you enjoyed that 80 degree weather, it was 86 here, and no storms here.

  21. Great job on the 5% and almost 10 pounds!

  22. I’m catching up on posts 🙂
    Great going on getting your 5% and so so so close to the next STICKER!!!

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