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Tasty Tuesdays

Tasty Tuesday

One of the many things I’ve learned about myself since losing 75 pounds and continuing a lifetime of managing my weight, is that I actually ENJOY the challenge of making healthy eating TASTY & SIMPLE. If a recipe or food idea isn’t efficient and quick to organize then I’m probably not interested! I love sharing my finds and when I did, folks would always asking me if I had it written down somewhere. A-HA! The birth of Tasty Tuesdays! As you will see quickly, most are not recipes but rather clever tips and tricks for healthy food ideas. They have really helped many busy people keep from getting bored while still eating healthy and in control. Hope you find enjoy them as much as we do!
*HINT: If you are looking for something in particular, just type a word about it in the search box and it will pull up all of the posts with that word in them! Nice, huh??

A Secret Weapon For Awesome Low Point, Healthy Cooking!

Last year about this time with great hesitancy, I purchased an air fryer. I don’t like to spend a ton of time in the kitchen and I also don’t like clutter, so kitchen gadgets are not my favorite thing to spend money buying. But….I kept hearing such awesome reviews of foods being cooked in the air fryer without all the […]

1 SmartPoint Pumpkin Pie In A Jar

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’d be remiss if I didn’t share this favorite fall dessert!! Darin & I have been having it a couple times a week and it’s phenomenal!! No matter if your on MyWW Blue💙, Purple💜 or Green💚, one piece of store bought pumpkin pie is about 14 SmartPoints. I like pumpkin pie as much as the next […]

Tasty Tuesday~ 2 SmartPoints for Hummus AND Pita!!

Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Pitas. ONE SmartPoint each! Trader Joe’s Eggplant Hummus. FIVE Tablespoons for ONE SmartPoint! When I first got to Fresno, I had all intentions of learning to cook from scratch. I never felt like I’ve had the time or the patience in the past and now I do. Alas….I’ve learned two things from this […]

0 SmartPoints Banana Ice Cream – Throw Back Tasty Tuesday Recipe

All The Ingredients You Need For 0 SmartPoints Banana Ice Cream! An oldie but a goodie!  This recipe is so simple yet so delicious and it’s perfect for these hot summer days.  If you have never tried it, you will be amazed!   If you used to eat it but have forgotten about it, you’ll be amazed all over again!! […]

Tasty Tuesday Lentil Soup

As we push through the last few weeks of cold weather, I thought I’d share one more very low SmartPoint, hearty soup to get us through!! This comes from the kitchen of my dear friend Ursula, who was kind enough to send her recipe to me. Lentil soup Total SmartPoints = 7 Yield = Approx 8 servings @1 SmartPoint each […]

Manwich – Tasty Tuesday

I’m super excited to share my latest food find!! It’s low in Smartpoints and high in comfort food satisfaction!! Just the combo I’ve been craving on these cold, winter nights!! How about you???? Turns out, one serving (1/4C) of Manwich sauce is only 1 SmartPoint, which got my attention right away since extra lean ground turkey is now Z*E*R*O SmartPoints! […]

Warm Fruit Crisp – One Of My Tasty Tuesday Favs!!!

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!! This is a great fall dessert and not only tastes delicious but will also make your house smell wonderful while it’s baking!!!  This fruit crisp is low in sugar and has plenty of fiber so it will leave you feeling satisfied instead of sluggish!!  It’s super low SmartPoints values and I promise you’ll enjoy it! Fruit Crisp […]

Enlighten Ice cream Bars – A Tasty Tuesday Treat

I’m usually not a fan of frozen ice cream bars, but this one shared by my dear friend, Anne, turns out to be a incredibly delicious!! I’ve been looking for a low sugar dessert that is low in calories and SmartPoints. W-O-W was I surprised how much I like it and it’s only 3 Weight Watchers SmartPoints!!!!   I like […]

BLT Salad = 3 SmartPoints – Terra’s Tasty Tuesday 

BLT Salad = 3 SmartPoints This is a food idea I’ve shared before at this time of year and now the SmartPoints for it are actually lower than they were on the previous points plan, so it’s even better!!!  It’s very tasty and definitely worth mentioning again! We have tons of  beautiful, dark red, ripe tomatoes friends have been bringing […]

QuestBar – Terra’s Tasty Tuesday

Ohhhhh…..This is a great find!  I like protein bars but so often they are loaded with sugar and extremely high in SmartPoints, so that makes most of them a big NO for me. Quest on the other hand, really does it right!  Several of their bars are only 4 SmartPoints with 20 grams of protein, 13-15 grams of fiber, 1 […]

ZERO Smart Points Dessert!

At our Weight Watchers meeting in Schaumburg last week, a member shared her baked apple recipe with us and it was SO delicious I thought I’d pass it along to everyone! Very simple and besides tasting great and being ZERO Smart Points, it will also make your kitchen smell heavenly!  Ingredients  4 apples, peeled and cut into pieces (I prefer […]

Tamales, Guac & Refried Beans! OH YUM! Tasty Tuesday

Here’s what I LOVE about Trader Joe’s…..I can run in quickly and grab a complete meal that’s healthy, filling, delicious AND keeps me within my daily Smart Points target. All I have to do when I get home is warm it up and the fam is happy!!  Tasty, healthy, easy—-I’ll take it!!!!   These chicken and green chile tamales are […]

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE FLUFF -Tasty Tuesday-This One’s A Keeper!

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE FLUFF Because plain yogurt just isn’t “dessert enough” by it’s self! Oh do I love this one!!  It’s really been helping me stay on track, so I had to share! I’m a sweet tooth. Always have been and at this point, looks like I always will be!  This makes cutting back on added sugar a challenge.  Many of […]

Tasty Tuesday~Zucchini Noodle Jack Pot!

Zucchini “noodles” are getting RAVE reviews and since they are ZERO SmartPoints, I’ve been wanting to try them for a while now.  I even ordered my “Veggetti Pro” from Amazon, but I have been less than enthusiastic about taking the time to actually make them, so it’s never been used.  (Is it just me, or should they have tried to […]

PB & J.2 Terra’s Tasty Tuesday!

It’s back to school season and boy, can we feel it!  Don’t even think about going to the Geneva Commons (the local outdoor mall in my area) or Target without planning to wait in long lines!  Seems as if everyone is out scrambling to purchase school clothes and supplies this week!! One of my favorite breakfasts on school days, growing […]

Tasty Tuesday Fried Rice

OK—Be honest, doesn’t this look just like fried rice you’d order from a Chinese restaurant???   Well, it’s not!  Miracle of all miracles, first, it’s almost 100% veggies (=super low in Smart Points) and second, it’s so easy I made it myself in no time! I’ve heard a lot about riced cauliflower but the process of “ricing” it myself was […]

Tasty Tuesday & Link To Terra On TV This Week

Hello! Terra Ayres on WCIU You and Me Morning Show Talking About Healthy Summer Food Ideas! Click Here to Watch!   Terra Ayres on WCIU You and Me Morning Show The above underlined or pink titles are the links to the Tips for Healthy Summer Fun television segment I did on WCIU, The U, Me and You Morning Show earlier in […]

Smartfood – Tasty Tuesday

Hi Everyone!! Quick note before I share this week’s good idea….I know many are having trouble posting comments.  Here’s the simple fix:  If it says “timed out” when you try to post just click the pink, circular arrow by the math problem and it will refresh with a new question. Fill in the new answer and hit post again.  I’m […]

Sweet Tasty Tuesday

In the eternal quest for the perfect after dinner sweet treat that isn’t loaded with sugar, I’ve recently found this yogurt that surprisingly fits the bill!!  I know….it’s yogurt….but the chocolate “sauce” on top really does make it taste like a little sundae!  I’m not exactly sure how they make the sauce but it’s good!!   The consistency is thin, […]

Chicken Sausage – Super Simple Tasty Tuesday!!

Just TWO SmartPoints each!  Need I say more??  Well, I’ve never been one of few words and it gets even better, so you know I can’t end the post here!!  These hearty spinach & mozzarella chicken sausages are precooked and taste just as good prepared in the microwave as they do on grill if you’re short on time.   You […]

Veggie Straws & Dill Dip – Terra’s Tasty Tuesday :-))

I may have posted this before, but it’s one of my all time favorite junk food “hacks” so it’s worth a second mention!!  I actually had this snack for dinner last night because I was just in that kind of mood!   I’m a dipper. There it is. My secret is out. I love to dip almost anything, so I […]