low point add ins
Have you been looking for a quick veggie meal you can throw together in minutes and have a healthy delicious meal? Boy, are you in for a treat then because we have created the best-tasting veggie stir fry.
How to make a vegetable stir fry
Our quick veggie stir fry is so versatile you can add any protein source you have on hand and make it a meal. Leave it as is for a fantastic vegetarian meal or as a side dish for baked chicken breasts or air-fried chicken breast. for the blue and purple plans, chicken breast is Zero points. On the green plan add 2 points for 3 ounces. Not that bad for a filling healthy meal. Baked turkey is another excellent main dish to pair with this dish. 3 ounces of turkey breast without the skin is only 1 Point. Buy a turkey breast from your local grocer and smoke it before adding it to a dish and you have added flavor, texture, and protein.
What are some vegan alternatives for protein?
Tofu is the main protein alternative available to vegans and vegetarians. You don't have to be vegan to enjoy some of the protein alternatives. Beans are another great source of protein and like tofu, they are pretty versatile. Most nuts are loaded with protein and healthy fats. A much-needed addition to our diets. Keep in mind that adding protein may mean adding points. Make sure you add the points to the total of the meal so you are accurately tracking.
Should I eat my weeklies?
I have noticed that I do well when I eat a few of my weeklies. Adding healthy fats like avocado and nuts have helped me to stay on track and continue to lose weight. I have even jump-started my metabolism when I hit a plateau. I have to be careful with carbs so I actually count the beans (not green beans) when I add them.
I know on the purple and blue they are zero points but for me, I have to be very careful. I have found that journaling helps me to keep track of the number of carbs and protein I am eating every day. It also helps me stay on track, I can see what my day looks like, and being able to see it written down has helped me tremendously.
If you want to lower the points of this meal use any vegetable zoodle you prefer in place of the rice noodles. The rice noodles are 5 points per cup. The meal is 4 points per serving when you make 4 servings.
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How to be successful on the new myWW plans
- mindset: this isn't a diet, don't let yourself feel deprived. Eat your points!
- tracking: I track everything, even zero point foods
- portion control: this is on my fridge to keep me mindful
- persistence: I wrote this poem about never giving up
- planning: I use meal plans and freezer cooking often
- support: I'm in my WW Facebook group daily
The Zero-Points Lists with calories and serving sizes.
- Purple Plan with Carbs, Calories, and Portions
- Green Plan with Carbs, Calories, and Portions
- Blue Plan with Carbs, Calories, and Portions
BLUE PLAN: 4 Points
GREEN PLAN: 4 Points
PURPLE PLAN: 4 Points
For the sauce:
1 tbsp. tahini
1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 tsp. white miso paste
1 lime, juiced
For the stir-fry:
8oz/ 1 cup rice noodles (or use zoodles)
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
1 large carrot, spiralized
1 zucchini, spiralized
½ cup green peas, frozen
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
coriander, to serve
Mix all the sauce ingredients.
Cook noodles according to instructions on the packaging, then set aside.
Spiralized the carrot and zucchini.
However, if you don’t have a spiraliser, then just grate them using the large holes.
Heat 1 tsp. of sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Add in the carrot and zucchini noodles and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Next, add in the green peas, sesame seeds, and cooked noodles.
Mix well and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Add in the sauce and cook for a final 2-3 minutes until warmed through. Serve with fresh coriander.