Get In My Belly

I’ve only been on Weight Watchers for about a week now, but I truly am enjoying it. But what have I been putting in my mouth, exactly? (That’s what she said.)

I’m trying to switch up my meals right now, except for breakfast because I mostly need to keep that simple so I can do what I need to do before work. Most breakfasts so far have consisted of 1 egg and 2 egg whites, plus spinach, and yogurt (5 points total).

For a midmorning snack, if I need it, I’ve had a 100 calorie English muffin or peaches or apples or, this week, I have my new favorite: Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins. The recipe is so simple!

one 18 oz. box of spice cake mix
one 15 oz. can of pumpkin
1 cup of water.

The batter is super, super moist, and I had to cook them the full 25 min. at 350 degrees. (Makes 24 muffins at just 2 points each!)

As I said earlier, my lunches and dinners vary, from baked chicken breasts to Momma Goldberg’s sandwiches (Beef & Cheese, just lettuce, tomato & onion on whole wheat — no condiments — is 9 points). I used extra points this weekend to enjoy pizza and a beer or two. I’m still not perfect — not by a long shot! — as in I probably shouldn’t use 7 points on a small bag of Skittles while going to see “Snow White and the Huntsman.” But I had the 7 points and it’s what I wanted, so I went for it. I will say, it satisfied the craving for candy but it certainly wasn’t nutritionally satisfying, so I’m hoping, with time, cravings for foods like that will wane.

I want to try out more Weight Watchers recipes, especially dinner entrees and desserts. My friend Katie recommended some great websites to check out, such as Emily Bites, so I plan to spend some time exploring recipes soon. And I remembered I have some WW cookbooks that a friend gave me once!

Where do you turn for healthy recipes? Do you ever waste points/calories on food that’s not nutritional, to satisfy a craving?

About stellarfashionandfitness

I am Jennifer, a 35-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my husband and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern Living, Women’s Wear Daily/W magazine) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am loving my role as assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine.
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