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?

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