Healthy/ Seafood/ Weight Watchers

Shrimp and Avocado Wonton Bites

I had to share this picture from when I left work on Tuesday night.  Chicago at night never ceases to amaze me.  I have to remind myself how lucky I am to leave so close to a great city like Chicago!

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I was ill prepared with my food yesterday.  I wasn’t thinking about my lack of time to put stuff together for the day after working a double, so I do what I normally do when I am running late.  THROW SHIT IN A BAG!  This time it was all the fruit.  I decided to pick up steel cut oats from Pret on my way to work.  It’s convenient that it’s in the lobby of my building!  Their oats are 4 points, I used a teaspoon of brown sugar and a teaspoon of their granola for an extra two points = 6 point breakfast.

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When I was throwing my fruit in a bag and moving on to what to bring for lunch, I thought “It’s Thursday – just get a soup to eat after the WW weigh in!”  It wasn’t until I was on the train that I saw someone post this:

hump day

My blog friend Randi (hi Randi!) told me that she mystery shopped at Blaze Pizza and said it was pretty good.   It was kind of crappy out, but it’s only a 4 block walk so I sucked it up.  I got there right around 12:45.

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Quite a bit of a line, but the woman in front of me said it went by pretty fast.  In all, I think I waited all of 10 minutes from when I walked into the door until I got my pizza.  As I sat down almost at 1:00, there was only one person in line – lesson learned!

I chose the “Simple Pie” with 1 topping which came to $6.68.  I wasn’t sure how big the pizza was.  Before I went, I checked my trusty WW app, and it said a slice was 3 smart points.  The pizza cooks in a giant oven and literally cooks in a matter of minutes.

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That woman was hilarious – she’d shout out your name when your pizza was done, and if she yelled your name more than twice she’d say “it’s okay STEVE, this pizza you created looks good and I am hungry, I’ll eat it!”

I added banana peppers to mine – perfection.

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Three slices was 1/2 the pizza, and came in at 10 smart points.  I really liked this pizza.  Loved the crunchy edges, and the crust was perfect too:

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And I always love a shout out on Instagram!

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This actually kept me full all afternoon.  So between breakfast and lunch I had 16/30 points. 

Hannah texted me a picture of chicken legs that she was making for their dinner.  Or should I say Jacob’s dinner – she had tofu!  But I had already defrosted shrimp, so I told her to count me out.  Bad idea! 

Over the summer and fall you’ll remember me talking about Hardcore Carnivore Black Rub, and I think recently I showed you that I just got their new rub called Hardcore Carnivore Red.  Hannah baked the chicken with just this Red rub, and the flavor is outstanding.  I can only imagine how a grill would make this better.  So the first part of my dinner was eating one of these chicken legs when I got home for 4 points.  20/30 for the day.

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I had planned to make a shrimp cocktail kind of picky plate, but quickly switched gears after tasting this rub.  While it’s meant for pork, it tasted amazeballs on chicken, so why not shrimp?  I was lucky that I had an avocado that needed to be used up, and already baked wonton cups leftover, so this second dinner took just a matter of minutes to put together.   This recipe is for one serving, but you could easily quadruple it for a family.

Shrimp and Avocado Wonton Bites
Serves 1
Great for a light dinner, or apps for a brunch.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
291 calories
22 g
182 g
13 g
23 g
2 g
210 g
1108 g
2 g
0 g
10 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291
Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 182mg
Sodium 1108mg
Total Carbohydrates 22g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 23g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 wonton skins, baked*
  2. 3 ounces shrimp
  3. 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
  4. 1 teaspoon Hardcore Carnivore Red rub
  5. 1.5 ounces avocado (about 1/2 a medium avocado)
  6. 1 teaspoon lime juice
  7. salt to taste
  8. 1/4 cup chopped red cabbage
  9. 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
  1. Heat the grapeseed oil in a non-stick skillet.  While the skillet gets hot, just toss the rub with the shrimp and mix together.  Cook shrimp for about 1.5 minutes per side – it depends on how big your shrimp are, but I think I cooked mine for all of about 2 minutes and then took them off the heat and put a lid on the pan to keep them warm while I mixed the avocado with the lime juice and salt.
  2. On the bottom of the baked wonton, put the red cabbage and cucumber.  Add the avocado, then the shrimp and squeeze a bit of lime juice over the top just before popping these in your mouth.
  1. You can bake a dozen wonton wrappers at at time - bake at 350 for 6-10 minutes, depending on your oven, but at 6 minutes, keep an eye on them because they will go from done to burnt in a minute!
  2. Once cool, store is a ziploc bag. I've used them for up to a couple weeks and they are still crisp.
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These were delicious.  And the fact that they are only 2 smart points each makes them even better!  After dinner I was at 26/30 points for the day.  I wasn’t that hungry since I didn’t eat my second dinner until nearly 8:30, but I needed to eat one more point to get my blue dot – so I ate two tablespoons of cool whip out of the container for 1 point!  And let the dogs have some puppy whip too – everyone was a winner!

Another Thursday, another WI.  Still going to weigh in before work so I don’t waste my meeting at lunch waiting in line to weigh in.  You’ll just have to see if my losing streak continues, or if I start to plateau – you never know.

Here is my Thursday Thought for the Day:


Make it a great day! (and Melly – promise I’ll post the pork and polenta dish lemon sauce tomorrow – pinky swear!) 

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  • Carrie @ Season It Already
    January 26, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Love this quote, Biz! Thank you! Needed it today.

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      Hey Carrie! I love quotes like this because you never know what’s going to strike a chord.

      Happy Friday!

  • Kym
    January 26, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Another magazine type photo. You make those shrimp cups look too yummy to pass up. Great quote. Hannah and her tofu… how can she pass up those chicken legs?

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks Kym – I appreciate it – these were tasty and next time I have company these will be my appetizer 😀 She’s so picky about her chicken. If I made buttermilk fried chicken she would just eat the crunchy skin and hand over the chicken for Jacob to eat 😛

  • Beth Sher
    January 26, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Good luck on your weigh in! I was down .8 today 🙂

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm

      Great job B! Hope you have a great weekend – hopefully the sun will come again some day! 😛

  • Roz@lens3
    January 26, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Absolutely LOVE the quote!!! Sending love to you too Vat!! xo

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm


  • Jen
    January 26, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I have heard great things about Blaze Pizza- and banana peppers with feta cheese is my all time favorite pizza. Mmmmm.

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      OMG, I love that combo! I still need to figure out if all the toppings are extra? I was afraid to have too much stuff on there and my pizza be $15!

  • Louise
    January 26, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Okay……you sold me. I just ordered the Hardcore Carnvore and Carnvore Red……those chicken legs looked so yummy! Course everything you cook looks delicious Biz. Wish I could try that shrimp, allergic. But maybe steak and avocado might be good, should wait till Hardcore comes THEN make it…..right???

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:57 pm

      Louise! You are going to love these rubs – seriously the best seasonings – they enhance the meat (or shrimp!) without overpower it.

      I am so behind on blog reading, but hope you are recovering well from your surgery hugs!

  • Lori
    January 26, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    That pizza looks delicious! You have 2 of my favorite toppings – feta and banana peppers!

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:58 pm

      It was really good – just wished I would have brought the leftovers home and reheated it on my baking steel – a microwave didn’t do it justice. 😛

  • Melly
    January 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Omg, I got a mention on the blog! Lol! Thank you. I am looking forward to the recipe. Your recipes are awesome.
    I initially came here for the recipes but got caught up in your life story with Tony …..and your amazing attitude and strength and sense of humor have kept me as a daily reader

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Happy to mention you! Thank you for spending a bit of your day in my little corner of the internet – hugs!

  • Randi MacDonald
    January 26, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Hi, Too funny re: the pizza lady shouting that out. Thats never happened and I shop Blaze all the time. I’ll send u the company info if you want to sign up. They are seriously easy and you’ll get 18.00 worth of lunch( pizza, salad and drink) plus a small payment.

    • Biz
      January 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm

      Thanks for the info Randi! 😀