I don't make New Year's resolutions because I don't like people telling me what to do.
So two weeks before the end of the year (since I don't make New Year Resolutions) I decided I wanted to lose some weight and went to the nearest Weight Watcher's meeting.
I'm happy to report that in 4 weeks (and 2 Bunkos & 1 New Year's Eve party) I'm down 8 pounds!
It's a slow process but after the first week of hunger pains and relearning serving sizes it hasn't been too hard to follow the plan.
I've always cooked almost all of our dinners (we only go out to eat once or twice per month.)
So a simple change was to incorporate Weight Watchers friendly recipes for dinner.
My favorite places:
(If you know of others please send them my way.)
This week, along with my favorite healthy dinner websites, I'm using my 1,000 Low-fat Recipes cookbook. (Thanks for the hand-me-down Mom!)
Chicken Pot Pie (9 points #)
Cauliflower Steaks (1 pts #)
I wanted to use this recipe but I didn't have the Greek yogurt to make the sauce.
Everyone liked it!
Matt, Lauren and I ate everything. Matt even exclaimed a "YuMM" during the meal.
Tyler ate all of his cauliflower steak and most of his Chicken Pot Pie. He recently decided he doesn't like peas (probably because his Daddy has mentioned in the past that he doesn't like peas) so he left them on his plate.
I'm glad I have a husband who values family time and a home-cooked meal.
I'm glad my children are growing up with a nightly home-cooked family dinner.
And I'm glad I have a family who will try just about anything I make.
...even if it's my WW friendly, Healthy, Healthy, Healthy recipes...
The downside of cooking meals at home:
Lucky for me, Matt will wash any dish I leave behind after cooking dinner.
Lucky for him, I try to wash them as I go.
I washed the prep dishes pictured above but Matt washed the casserole/dinner dishes.
I think we make a great team!