Monday, April 8, 2019

Spring Clean Up Eating - April BWF

Happy April, I say it every month, but seriously, where does the time go? Okay so as not to dwell on the speeding bullet of time, let's focus on BWF.
Blog With Friends is a group participation post based on a common theme. Several of us get together each month, pick a theme, then interpret that theme to fit our readership/blog/or mood at the time. LOL maybe that's just me. We all post on the same day and time linking to one another.

This month's theme is Spring Cleaning, well thankfully I don't need to do that as we just moved 2 weeks ago. Right now my house is all sparkly clean and I hope to keep it that way. Clutter free and organized. We shall see how that goes. Good intentions...well you know what they say about that.
You might look at the picture below and think I'm joking, but all of this is WW friendly. All meals stay within my points and I'm satisfied. Yes, even that cupcake.
So instead of focusing on cleaning an actual room or house, maybe even a yard. I am focusing on my eating. Since last November when I began this journey, yet again, but this time with help. I've been working on cleaning up my eating habits. Ditching the junk food, fast food, sweets (most of them) and eating more "whole foods".

I have found ways to eat some of my old favorites but in a healthier way.
One is pizza, instead of ordering a pizza I make my own with 2 ingredient dough. So I could eat a 14 inch pizza for 13 points instead of 1 slice of a take out pizza. I don't, but I could. I also use this dough to make bagels, calzones, stromboli, chicken pot pie and bread sticks. Let's not forget the fabulous chili dog bake!
Grilling food to cut down on fat.
Eating non fat yogurt instead of full fat. (be careful as some of these have hidden sugars)
More salad, lots of water and decaf coffee.

Speaking of grills, I purchased my husband a grill for his birthday. In truth the grill was for me. I love to grill and have dearly missed doing so but in an apartment they do not allow them. It's a liability. Folks still grill on their balconies, one night I stepped outside and looked up, flames were shooting 6 feet in the air on the landing above me. Fool was grilling and the lady was screaming, he's telling her to hush so they don't get in trouble. I'm like "YO dude, you're not supposed to grill on the balcony and YES you are going to be in trouble. My husband works for the owners!" Damn fool

So glad to have a grill again. Now my kitchen is outside.The grill I purchased has a side burner so I can sit a pot on there and no need to touch the stove/oven inside!

Grilled Chicken
marinade- 1/2 cup 0% non fat Greek Yogurt Fage
                3 TBSP Dijon mustard
                1 TBSP honey
Mix all ingredients well in a large zip top bag.
6 boneless skinless, fat trimmed, chicken thighs
Rub them down really well and allow to sit for 3-4 hours.
Grill until done.

Let's see how everyone else is celebrating Spring...
Karen at Baking In A Tornado has a delicious looking cake.

Lydia from Cluttered Genius

Jules from The Bergham Chronicles is cleaning out the closets

Stacy of  Stacy Sews and Schools 

Melissa at MLRobinson


  1. Oh, yes, that marinade sounds SO good! Quick and simple for when I'm in a rush.

    1. So quick and easy, plus no clean up. I put it all in a baggie. Win win all over the place.

  2. OMG!!! Yum!!!! Delicious and easy, you just can't get better than that!!! <3

  3. That grilled chicken looks wonderful!