Weight Watchers Update & Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipe

It’s been a while since I talked about Weight Watchers and how it’s going for me. I’m happy to report that I’m really happy with the program right now! I haven’t had too much trouble sticking to my daily points, adding a few of my weekly bonus points in. And I’m officially 8.8 pounds down!

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As you can see I had a little hiccup where I gained about 1 pound, but then the next week I lost that and then some, putting me right back on track. I’ve been consistent, losing about 1 pound per week, and I’m really happy with that. As everyone always says: Slow and steady wins the race!

I’m still eating a lot of the meals and snacks that I reviewed in a post last month. I found a few yummy snacks to turn to when I need something sweet (read: chocolate!) and fruit just doesn’t satisfy the craving.

I’m loving these Fiber One chocolate chip cookie brownies, and the Special K chocolate-covered pretzels are my new favorite!

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On Monday I prepared an easy slow-cooker recipe that will give us at least two meals each, if not more. I’ll call this Slow-Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken. Here’s what you need

2-4 chicken breasts
1 can of corn
1 can low-sodium black beans
1 packet of taco seasoning or 3-4 Tbsp. of Penzeys or homemade taco seasoning
1 Tbsp. chili powder (optional)
1 Tbsp. cumin (optional)
1 c. water

  1. Add all of these ingredients to a crockpot. I used extra chili powder and cumin because the packet of taco seasoning I had on hand didn’t give the ingredients quite the punch I wanted. If you use a packet of taco seasoning, definitely choose the low-sodium variety. The taco seasoning from Penzeys is much better for you, or a homemade version such as this one here.
  2. Cook the ingredients for 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low. You probably won’t need quite that long, but if the chicken is frozen when you start the slow cooker, you will need that full time.
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  3. Shred the chicken before serving and use for taco salads, on tortillas or with cheese for quesadillas. On Monday night, I put mine on our griddle/panini maker and made a yummy quesadilla with the meat, corn, beans, spinach and cheese, served with salsa!

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Weight Watcher points: 5 points for 3 oz. of chicken and 1/4 c. each of corn and black beans. Add points for tortilla or cheese, as used.

I’ll check in again soon with another update on how Weight Watchers is going for me. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram for pics and insight to what I’m eating!

2 Comments on Weight Watchers Update & Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipe

  1. Jill Meggs
    September 10, 2015 at 8:56 am (1 year ago)

    I just love your blog! I think you have inspired me to jump back on the WW bandwagon. Great job with your progress!

    Reply
    • stellarfashionandfitness
      September 11, 2015 at 9:02 am (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Jill! I think of all the programs I’ve tried, WW is definitely my favorite. I can be as strict as I like, or give myself room for treats on special occasions. I hope you’re doing well!

      Reply

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