Since the season of mayonnaise and grilling is upon us, I wanted to share some of the recipes that have kept us sane (and healthier) over the past year. Andy and I have collectively lost just shy of 100lbs since starting Weight Watchers in January of 2013. It’s been a long, slow road, but we’re both feeling a lot better in pretty much every respect. I can’t recommend it enough – if you want to lose weight based on actual science and no fad diets, leave me a comment. I’m happy to talk to anyone about it.
Put this on top of toast, in taco shells or – our favorite – inside Arepas pockets.
The more crushed tomatoes, the thicker this soup is. It’s surprisingly filling.
Similar to chicken tikka masala, but with a spicier flavor.
This is now our go-to side dish. Super creamy, cheesy and delicious. Use Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Wedges to make it even lower calorie.
We have a spaetzle maker ($10 on amazon) but you can also use a large hole colander or a ziplock bag with a small hole cut on the end (see instructables version). Our Spaetzle always features the holy trio (bacon, garlic and onions).
We pound the chicken with a meat tenderizer and pan fry it – it cooks faster and you feel like you get more.
The lime and avocado make a delicious combination in this Mexican dish.
A healthier (yet still delicious) version of Cheddar Bay Biscuits.
Makes 3 servings | 6 PPV per serving
3 c Water
Sweat celery, carrot, and onion in 2 tbsp of butter. Add salt and pepper to taste. When veggie mixture has softened (onions translucent), add 6 oz Pastina and chopped garlic, lightly toasting the Pastina and stirring often.
Add Better than Bouillon to 1 cup water, and add to pan. Stir constantly until water is absorbed. Add another cup of plain water and repeat – approximately 3 total cups, or until Pastina is a consistency you like. Finish with your favorite grated cheese.