Wednesday, February 1, 2017

weight watchers slam dunk recipes

I officially weigh less than I did when I got pregnant with Etta! I have been really good about watching what I eat for the past two months so I'm pretty darn proud of myself. I still have 10 pounds to go until my goal weight, but to be honest I'm not sure whether my goal weight is sustainable so I would be happy to lose another 5. In any case, I thought I'd share some of the recipes we've been loving since I started Weight Watchers again:

Jon was super skeptical about this one. He couldn't really visualize it / thought it would be no different than the black bean tacos that we often make. For this recipe, I omitted the grape tomatoes and red onions (Jon doesn't like them) and the jicama and green chili peppers (I didn't have any) and I used a can of corn instead of frozen. Oh my gosh!! This was SO good. The mix of the lime juice (I also used a little lemon because I did not have enough lime) and the cumin+garlic was everything. Weight Watchers or not, this recipe will be on regular rotation.

For this recipe I omitted the chili sauce but otherwise followed the recipe. I know most WW recipes call for serving with brown rice but 1) I don't really like brown rice and 2) I have a lot more points to use each day than what is typical because of breastfeeding so I have points to spare. As such, I ate mine over a bed of white rice and it was BOMB. 10/10, would recommend.

Jon and I are big asparagus fans. I would happily eat asparagus or brussels sprouts every day of my life. We also love soup because it reheats so well and is generally low in points. I made this recipe and we both said we would definitely eat it again. We didn't have any tahini but to be honest it was perfectly creamy without it so I don't think it was missed.

I really liked this one; Jon wasn't so sold. It definitely was a bit tart--I'd probably put less lemon juice or yogurt in it next time. Also, we used fresh spinach and it turned out just fine.

This one had popped up in my Facebook feed and I was intrigued. I had been craving some chicky chicky parm parm so I immediately mentally bookmarked it. I made this for dinner last night (and made Jon some spaghetti with "meat" sauce using this Quorn meatless ground beef--which, by the way, is only 2 points per serving) and it hit the spot in the best ways. Instead of dipping my chicken in melted butter I just patted it dry and sprayed it with olive oil cooking spray to coat it in the breadcrumbs (which I also made). I am already looking forward to the leftovers for dinner!

For breakfast I usually make myself eggs of some sort or eat oatmeal. For snacks I have a lot of vegetables, these 10-minute refrigerator pickles, or some popcorn from Aldi (it's something like 3 or 4 points for 3.5 cups of it!?). Some other recipes I'm looking forward to trying are Szechuan Beef, Skillet Mexican Zucchini, Slow Cooker Pepper Steak, and Slow Cooker Potato Artichoke Soup. What are your favorite healthy recipes? I'd be particularly interested in healthier appetizer alternatives since the Super Bowl is this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki sounds delicious! My mind is already thinking about the possibilities of how to eat it, with rice, in a pita, stir fried with a bunch of veggies.