Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Belated TOOT TOOT Tuesday w/ SUMMER YUMMIES for your TUMMY!

WELCOME...to  "TOOT TOOT TUESDAY" created by me, Me So Hongry! I developed TOOT TOOT TUESDAY as a means for others to toot their own horn! So, take this opportunity to boast your most recent weight loss triumphs. Or help others by leaving nuggets of wisdom that work for you! Today I want to TOOT about my yummy summer eats and treats!

Just call me the GRILL MASTER!
Last week I grilled leg quarters, corn, peaches, and chicken breast:

I used my succulent chicken to create these colorful but yet tasty tacos: 2 corn tortillas (1 pt), 3 oz chicken breast (3 pts), 1 oz of avocado (1 pt), grilled corn (1.5 pts), tomatoes & bell pepper (0 pts)...a very satisfying and appetizing meal for 6.5 pts!!!
This week I grilled some Hebrew National hot dogs for the boys, Tony Chachere Chicken Sausage (2 oz...2 pts), zucchini, onions, and Southwestern turkey burgers from the Cook Yourself Thin cookbook.

Southwestern Turkey Burgers
1 lb Ground Turkey Breast
1 can green chilies

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and then mold the patties.  Make sure you minimize your meat handling. You want to leave air pockets in the meat so your patties retain their juiciness!

I decided  to forgo the pepper jack cheese for avocado. The Cook Yourself Thin ladies suggest using avocado if your like to cover your food in sauces.

*Extra added bonus tip. Cut Calories and WW points by serving your burger on Arnold Bread Sandwich thins! Only 1 PT....1 POINT!
Sweet Potato Baked Fries (1 serving) from Cook Yourself Thin
4 oz Sweet Potatoes
1/2 TBSP Olive Oil
Chili Powder
Garlic Powder
Cut your sweet potatoes into strips. Next, I brushed my sweet potatoes with olive oil and then sprinkled them with garlic and chili powder. I only used 1/2 of a potato so I baked my fries for about 20 minutes. I made fries for one, so you will need to adjust the amount of ingredients used and baking time.

And last but not least...dessert! HEB finally started carrying VitaTops. The tweeple on Twitter constantly rave about the VitaTops, so I decided to give them a try. By themselves, the VitaTops let me down, but after I hooked them up...BOOYAH...chocolatey deliciousness!
VitaTop (1pt), cool whip (1pt), walnuts (2 pts). I received many ideas at my WW meeting on how to hook up future VitaTops.

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Okay, so TOOT TOOT TUESDAY works like this:
  1. Leave a comment tooting your own horn or share some weight loss or exercise tips that may benefit other blog readers.

  2. Link up below so others can follow your thumbnail to your fabulous blog!

  3. Return to your blog and spread the word about toot toot Tuesday by writing a post and linking it back to my blog. Be sure to grab the code below to let you readers know you toot! If you prefer, you can also copy&paste the image below instead of grabbing the code.

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    Thanks for participating and GET YA TOOT ON! I know...I know...it's Wednesday...toot away!


    1. How did you get the silk out of the corn? Did you do it before or after you grilled it?

    2. These meals look simply delicious. I have never tried peaches on the BBQ, I will have to try that one.

    3. I love grilling my foods in the summer time and I prefer a plain old charcoal grill instead of a gas grill. I know, I'm so old school, LOL!

    4. I wanted to thank you!!! for the comments and advice you left on my blog!! I really appreciate it. :)

    5. OMG, all of those pics look delicious!

      I tried the Chicken Tempura at Trader Joe's this past week and it was really good!

    6. I love turkey burgers on the grill... we had them last night!

    7. Wow everything looks delicious!

    8. Following you from Watch My Weight Wednesday.


    9. Have you tried an orange on the grill? Wrap it in foil and let it cook for a good 1/2 hour. YUM!!!
      I'm going to try your sweet potatoe fries. The sure did look good.
      Good luck with all that you've been working on. Take care and God Bless!!

    10. New Diet Taps into Pioneering Plan to Help Dieters Lose 20 Pounds within Only 21 Days!


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