Burgers, Beer Battered Rings & My Weekly Menu

by DanicasDaily on April 1, 2012

Happy Sunday all!  My Weight Watcher’s meeting this morning was awesome.  Before starting on our weekly topic, our leader took time to address the whole zero points+ fruit, calories versus points+ issue.  I am sure I will not explain this as well as she did, but, here it goes…..

She started off asking us if we all knew how many calories it takes to lose 1 lb (3,500).  Then, divided that over 7 days, then, 3 meals.  If you shaved off 167 calories off each meal based on 3 meals, you would lose 1 lb a week.

She then walked us through an example of making up a fruit salad to start your day.  In this salad, you cut up 8 different fruits and toss them together.  Throughout the day, you add in this fruit to every meal and/or snack.  Before you know it, you have eaten an extra 501 calories and are wondering why you are maintaining versus losing.

She explained the concept of while Weight Watchers goal with 0 points+ fruit is to gently nudge you towards making a healthier choice ~ picking the fruit over the Lay’s potato chips.  However, it is really important to be mindful of how you use the 0 points+ fruits.

It really puts it into perspective when you think about it like that and think about the fact in one day you could easily eat 8 pieces of fruit or 501 calories, yet, they were all 0 points+.


I am glad to report that my hard work DID pay off at the scale and I lost another 1.6 lbs!!!

Speaking of 0 points+ fruit, I brought a banana to have for breakfast at my meeting Smile


I actually thought we were going to head back home after the meeting but, we decided to do a little shopping instead.  When we got back into the car, I was STARVING so I stole one of the Chocolate Pretzel Blast Bars that The Husband bought for him.


These totally taste like a candy bar ~ salty, sweet, crunchy, chocolately and only 2 points+.


LUNCH!!! We headed over to Hisui for Sushi just because I was rambling on yesterday about how it’s been too long since I’ve had sushi.  The Husband also is for the first time ever trying to fit some seafood (other than shrimp lol) into his life.

I started off with Miso Soup (2 points+)


Crispy green side salad with that dressing that makes you want to lick the bowl (3 points+)


Joe’s Roll ~ Shrimp, Spicy Tuna & Crab, AVOCADO, Seared Tuna & Albacore, Tobiko

I totally dunk each piece into a container of Srirachi, then, another container of soy sauce mixed with all the wasabi they give you. (13 points+)


Dinner tonight was totally “built” around these Beer Battered Onion Rings we picked up at Trader Joe’s awhile back.


I kinda LOVE that the 2nd ingredient is BEER!


4 points+ for 6 rings, but, make sure you weigh them because some are bigger than others.


We decided to “Build" Almost Fast Food Burgers to go with our Beer Battered Onion Rings for the total Pub Grub meal.  These burgers are one of my all time favorites for only 7 points+.

Start by toasting up the buns then topping with the “secret sauce” and a big pile of organic mixed greens.


Add a delicious 96% lean Cheeseburger and top with thick tomato slices and pickles.


Put on the Burger Hat….


Then, add in all those crunchy, sweet, beer rings!


Round out with big salads for more crunch power topped with Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette and a few crunchy won ton strips (3 points+)


YUM! (I totally thought of the Red Robin commercial when I saw this LOL).



  • BBQ Pork Ribs, Creamy Dill Macaroni Salad, Green Beans or Salad
  • Teriyaki Chicken & Veggie Bowls with Brown Rice
  • Slow Cooker Veggie Chili
  • Shrimp Scampi over Fettuccine with Salad
  • Other ideas that sound delicious that could make the menu: Taco Salad in tortilla bowls (I got the pan to make them!), Nachos!, BLTA’s
  • Lunches ~ I made up a big batch of Butternut Squash Soup to go with veggies/ranch or salad.
  • Snacks ~ yogurt parfaits, fruit/string cheese/nuts
  • Breakfasts ~ Sausage Eggwiches, yogurt parfaits, protein pancakes


What is on your menu this week?  Name one thing you are excited to try.

Night all!

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