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My Nutrisystem Journey Week 3 and an Easy Salad Dressing Idea #ad

Disclosure:  I am a Proud #NSNation Blogger and I received Nutrisystem 
in exchange  for this review.  The opinions expressed above are 100% mine.
Last week, I celebrated my birthday! *tosses confetti* We have a tradition in my family of getting together and going out to eat to celebrate birthdays.  This year, Hubby treated me to dinner for two at home and a moonlight walk and my mom and I attended a fashion show.

Isn't it funny how food plays such an important role in those celebratory life moments.  I mean, it's your birthday?  Let's go out to eat.  New job?  Let's go out to eat.  Date night?  Let's go out to eat.  Food.  Food.  Food.

Hubby prepared a delicious birthday dinner for two: salad and chicken enchiladas.  He made a salad full of all the veggies I love:  squash, dark green leaf lettuce, red onions, cucumbers, and green peppers.
Our salads are becoming less about the lettuce and more about seeing how many veggies we can cram into a salad bowl.  At first the thought of 4 servings of veggies in a day seemed out of reach but I am discovering fab ways to meet my daily veggies and stay on track. 
As for the entrees.  He made our typical chicken enchiladas which we make using rotisserie chicken, stewed tomatoes, sour cream, tons of cheddar cheese and flour tortillas.  He prepared the Nutrisystem Chicken Enchiladas entree and also had chicken, tomatoes, corn tortilla and a cheddar cheese BUT mine also came with a delicious herb sour cream sauce and Spanish rice.
 
Both plates were tastefully presented.  He topped my rice with a sprinkling of red onion and used some of the Apple Cider Vinaigrette I made using my Nutrisystem Extras vinegar, honey and olive oil and Nutrisystem Freebies like garlic, mustard and lemon juice.
I love the Nutrisystem Extras and Free Foods.  The extras include that fat free coffee creamer I enjoy in my daily cup o' joe, that pickle I just crave every single day at lunchtime.  There's a list of Extras and Free Foods in my Nutrisystem Daily Tracker and Grocery Guide and I can always visit The Leaf for more tips, recipes and inspiration to keep me on track.
 The free foods have sure made my first week Flex Week more enjoyable.  Unlike that first week on the program with the Turbo Takeoff, this week has been a week full of discovery.  I'm discovering ways to enjoy the foods I love on my Flex meals while still losing weight. It's a slow process but as the wise philosopher Confucius once said "It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."  
As promised here's my Easy Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe Salad Dressing Recipe.  First, you'll need a mason jar.
Ingredients

  • ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Pour all ingredients into a mason jar
  • Shake til well blended
  • Drizzle over fresh veggies or salad

Store in fridge for up to 1 week.

Do you have a favorite lo-cal salad dressing recipe?  Let me know, leave a comment below.

Week 3
Lbs. lost this week:  7 and a few ounces
Total lbs. Lost:  20












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