Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 6 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

cascadian farm honey nut o's

For new readers, here’s a brief refresher: I’m putting my mom on a diet, here is the plan I designed for her, and here are her weekly updates: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5. Welcome! Week 6 is behind us, friends. Here’s what we’ve been up to on the diet front:   Monday Breakfast: 1 cup Uncle Sam Original…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 5 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

cereal and fruit

For new readers, here’s a brief refresher: I’m putting my mom on a diet, here is the plan I designed for her, and here are her weekly updates: week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4. Welcome! As you read through this meal plan, keep in mind that Mom was on vacation last week. Even…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 4 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

turkey wrap

Can you believe we’ve been at this for a month now? Me neither. Mom is quickly proving herself to be superwoman in my eyes. Scroll down to see her week 4 meal plan and weigh-in results! [If you’re new to this series, here’s the run-down: I put my mom on a diet, this is the…

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Blueberry Cream Cheese Crisp

blueberry cream cheese crisp

  I developed this Blueberry Cream Cheese Crisp recipe as part of my working relationship with Philadelphia Cream Cheese, and let me tell you, it is outrageous. Underneath the crumbly, cinnamon-scented streusel is a layer of hot, bubbling summer blueberries. And below that? Cheesecake. Silky smooth cheesecake made with Philadelphia cream cheese. Heaven help us all….

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Pistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

pistachio peach salad with honey vinaigrette

This is the summery mix I made last week for Mom. Since then, it has quickly become my new favorite salad. Sweet ripe peaches, grilled chicken, salty pistachios, creamy goat cheese, and a homemade honey vinaigrette. Enjoy!   PrintPistachio Peach Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Yield: 4 Servings IngredientsFor the honey vinaigrette: ¼ cup apple cider vinegar…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 3 Meal Plan and Weigh-In

chicken salad

Somehow, some way, week 3 has come and gone. If you’re new to the series, I’m putting my mom on a diet, this is her plan, here is her week 1 meal plan and weigh-in, and here are the week 2 results.   Monday Breakfast: 2 cups Cascadian Farm Honey Nut O’s cereal (200) + 1 cup 1 % milk…

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Putting My Mom on a Diet: Week 2 Meal Plan and Weigh In

fruit salad and almonds

Week 2! If you’re new to the series, I’m putting my mom on a diet, this is her plan, and here is her week 1 meal plan and weigh-in. Welcome and settle in; this one is lengthy. Monday Breakfast: 2 Kashi 7-Grain Waffles (140) + 2 teaspoons butter (~60) + 1 cup 1% milk (110)…

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