Ok...I followed the plan beautifully! Right number of points (I even had some left over)...and I gained .8 pound. I'm not surprised, the heat and humidity is making me retain water so that my feet are "oozing" out of my sandals.
The plan for next week:
- water. Lots of water
- focus more on the "types" of food.
- More lean protein, more healthy fat
- Fewer simple carbs, fewer "frankenfoods"
Bad news: I lost my pedometer (or maybe that's good news).
Good news! Right after UPS brought the new one, I found the old one! (That mean Manda has it).
Product review coming up...
Recipe: Asian Salmon
**NOTE: I used "grilling planks", which I am now hooked on for cooking fish on the grill
* Exported from MasterCook *
Asian Salmon - 5 points (core)
Serving Size : 6
Categories : 5 Point meals, Core, fish, grill, Oriental
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 pounds salmon -- fresh side, boned but skin on (about 3 pounds)
For the marinade:
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Light charcoal briquettes in a grill and brush the grilling rack with oil to keep the salmon from sticking.
While the grill is heating, lay the salmon skin side down on a cutting board and cut it crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle half of the marinade onto the salmon and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Place the salmon skin side down on the hot grill; discard the marinade the fish was sitting in. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn carefully with a wide spatula and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes. The salmon will be slightly raw in the center, but don't worry; it will keep cooking as it sits.
Transfer the fish to a flat plate, skin side down, and spoon the reserved marinade on top. Allow the fish to rest for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 198 Calories; 7g Fat (32.8% calories from fat); 31g Protein; 1g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 79mg Cholesterol; 678mg Sodium. Exchanges: 4 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.