Monday, February 9, 2009

Weight Watchers update and a recipe

I'm still plugging along. I lost 0.6 pounds bringing me to 7.4 pounds lost. It's coming off slowly, but surely.

Let me start by saying I love Hollandaise sauce. I love it so much I can eat it with a spoon. That's not a good thing at 13 points for 1/4 cup or 48 points for the whole mess. Not to mention what that butter was doing to my arteries. This is one of those things I crave and luckily WW has me covered.

Light Hollandaise Sauce
Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook 2006
Points: 1
Serving: 1/4 cup

1 large egg lightly beaten
1 cup chicken broth, fat-free, low sodium
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons lemon juice*
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine egg, chicken broth, and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened and starting to boil. Stir constantly. Bring to a boil for 30 seconds. Stir in lemon juice, butter, salt, and cayenne until combined.

* I bumped this up to 3-1/2 tablespoons to kill the chicken broth taste and it was yummy. My arteries and hips thank me. I love this on green beans, crab cakes, and for Eggs Benedict. Yum!

These two recipes were given at our local WW meeting.

Crunchy Reeses Pie

8 servings
3 points

12 ounces fat free vanilla yogurt, frozen
1 cup fat free Cool Whip
1 box sugar free chocolate pudding
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup Grape Nuts cereal

Combine ingredients and put in a sprayed pie plate and stick in freezer. Thaw slightly before serving.

Apple Crisp

3 servings
3 points

3 apples sliced
2 teaspoons Splenda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 packet Cinnamon Apple Instant Oatmeal
3 tablespoons water
3/4 cup fat free Cool Whip

Slice apples into a baking dish. Sprinkle with Splenda and cinnamon. Cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with oatmeal and drizzle with water. Cover and microwave 2 minutes. Divide into 3 serving dishes.

I haven't tried these, but the time is coming. I'm ready for something sweet.

I hope everyone is continuing their weight loss endeavor. I know it's tough, but if I can do it so can you. Hang in there.


SchnauzerMom said...

All those recipes sound good!

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Annie said...

Congratulations! I'm doing pitifully awful.

sweetiepie said...

The recipes all sound great, especially the Crunchy Reeses Pie!! Thanks for sharing.

Good luck on your diet. Slow but sure is the best way to lose the weight.

plain*worker*primitives said...

Happy Valentine's Day!!