Tuesday, November 8, 2011
eating lately (on weight watchers)
I'm a little behind in posting what I've been eating and making lately. Here's an update.
We made pumpkin muffins over the weekend and made some as acorn cakelets. I love serving these with pumpkin butter. I used my zucchini bread recipe and instead of zucchini used a can of pumpkin. (3 points for 1 muffin or 7 points if you eat two).
These are healthy "cookies" sweetened only with banana and dried fruit. I think they are nice for what they are, but the children are not impressed. I like to eat this sort of thing, but at 4 points per piece, it's a little hard to fit this in on Weight Watchers (because frankly, I'd rather take those 4 points and apply them to a real cookie, or, alternatively, for a healthy snack, I'd rather have apple slices and a string cheese: only 2 points). Recipe found here (via Pinterest).
Corn chowder! This is a very homey old-fashioned type of corn chowder that calls for canned corn and dry milk. I like it and Rainer ate this for several days as leftovers. (8 points for a large cup-and-a-half portion).
Beef and vegetable soup. This is a fall/winter favorite for us. It's really hearty and brothy and heavy with vegetables (I always add extra carrots). I've posted the recipe before. A bargain at 4 points for a cup.
My newest breakfast (5 points): a hearty slice of sunflower loaf (this is a really heavy bread I found at the health food store) with a teaspoon of almond butter and 2 teaspoons (!) of honey. I like it sweet.
I've saved the best for last: Moroccan Chicken Stew. Ok, so this is admittedly not the most photogenic recipe, but it's delicious and kid friendly. Easy too. I've made it twice so far. I still have more sweet potatoes and couscous on hand, so I'll be making this a third time pretty soon. I'm thrilled that the boys both eat it. The recipe says it makes only 4 servings, in which case it would be 14 points per serving (and the servings would be very large), but I counted mine as 3/4 of a serving at 10 points. So, it's kind of high, but hearty and delicious. Maybe I should count this as 12. Anyway, this one comes highly recommended. I didn't have fresh ginger or stick cinnamon, so I used 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger and a pinch of ground cinnamon. Delish!
As always, I'd love to hear your Weight Watchers tips, tricks, and "good deals."