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9.09.2009

Extreme Makeover : Me Edition


It Wednesday, and that means it's Extreme Makeover:Me Edition over at {aefilkins}
This week's question:
How are you being a healthy role model for your children?
Well, truthfully, one of the main reasons that I want to be in better shape is to set a better example for Isaiah. Of course, I also do it for myself. I had a WW leader tell me one time that if we always try to lose weight for someone else, we will never succeed.
I make it a point to always offer Isaiah healthy options for meals and we (almost) always eat balanced/healthy meals together for dinner. We stress that exercise and good sleep habits are also essential to good health, and try to do active things as a family. Isaiah asks a lot "is this healFy?" (it's 'healfy', not healthy =P) So, I know he thinks about what he's eating and doing and whether or not it's good for his body. I think causing our kids to be aware is one of the best things we can do.
I know that there is always room for improvement...I'm definitely a work in progress.
I have two 'healfy' recipes to share with you guys!
2 Point WW Devil's Food Cake
1 package Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 15 oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, just pumpkin)
Mix those two ingredients together (it seems as if they will never mix together, but surprise surprise...they DO!) Pour mixture into any type of cake pan, but I've found it most helpful for portion control purposes to pour the mix into 24 mini muffin tins (only 1 point a piece) or 12 muffin tins (only 2 points a piece). Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. It's oh-so-yummy!
Stuffed Mushrooms
12 mushrooms
2 oz low-fat cream cheese
4 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic
Mix cream cheese, Parmesan, and garlic together. You may need to soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Clean the mushrooms and take the stems off. Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the mushrooms and place them into a baking dish (sprayed with cooking spray) w/ the cream cheese mixture facing up. Bake in the over at 350 for 30 minutes. 1 point per mushroom! Delish! I served these last week with Parmesan Turkey Burgers (basically just one pound of ground turkey w/ 4 tbsp. of Parmesan and 2 tbsp. garlic salt mixed in, divided into 4 patties) and steamed green beans.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!!♥

10 comments...I love comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

I think you are doing such a swell thing Jenny Kate. And I am totally inspired by you. And terribly proud! : ) I would like some of that cake right now. I think I would eat about 4 of the muffins though. Portions are a problem for me....

MiMi said...

I am totally copying those recipes, RIGHT NOW! YUM! You are doing really well on WW, it's a good program, I did it for a year and lost 90 lbs! We won't talk about what's happened since. Or whatever. : )

shortmama said...

Sounds like great recipes! You are doing a great job with Isaiah, looks like you are teaching him right!

Connie Weiss said...

Both of those recipes sound wonderful! I love cake!

You are doing a great job being an example for Isaiah. Keep up the great work!

Kelli said...

I do just OK in this area and really want to do better. How great that you teach Isaiah to be healfy!

Sara said...

Thank you for those yummy recieps, I cant wait to try them escpecially the pumpkin one, yummy!

Hope you and your family are having a great week!

Kado! said...

so gonna try that cake recipe!! Thanks!

That Girl said...

I love the cake mix with pumpkin. Yummy, thanks for the reminder.

Xazmin said...

Okay, I definitely want to try the mushrooms...thanks for the recipe!

Better yet, how 'bout you just whip up some, and fly them on out here?

Liz said...

Not crazy about mushrooms but that cake recipe sounds wonderful! Keep up the good work, Jenny Kate!