Okay, so I'm serious now! I'm implementing my plan this week. So far it's pretty good. I made enough pumpkin oatmeal to have for breakfast for a week. I also baked myself 5 sweet potatoes for lunches and have apples and soup to go with them. I'm going to try eating the same thing for two of my meals every day.
Then I went through my recipes and healthified them for dinners and I have my meal list on my fridge. I have all the groceries for them minus the produce because I keep buying it and it keeps going bad. So far it's going pretty good this plan. Last night I made carnitas for tacos. I bought four pork picnic roasts in a pack from Cash & Carry for $10. I'm not kidding. Four. $10. Hell yeah!
Here's the recipe:
I put the roast in the crock pot with some water, salt and pepper, several garlic cloves and about a third of a bottle of hot sauce (the chipotle cholula rocks!). Then I let it cook all day (about 10 hours or so)
It was sooo good. I made a fresh salsa and cut up some avocado and fresh cilantro and put these on my tacos with some more hot sauce and low-fat sour cream. I also used the corn tortillas because they're fewer points than flour ones. OMG it was so good. So good that I probably ate about twice as much as I should have. But seriously, better lean protein and vegetables than french fries or ice cream right? I was going to try to cook some other things with the rest of my roasts, but I loved this so much I might make this with all of them haha!
Tonight I'm attempting crock pot mashed potatoes using low-fat cream cheese instead of milk and butter. The recipe says it's about 120 calories and 2 grams of fiber for half a cup. That's not quite 2 points. I'm going to make a salad and some green beans to eat with them and probably going to grill a couple chicken cutlets. I just have to say that I'm a huge fan of the frozen chicken cutlets from costco by the way.
I'm excited to see how this goes. This is what they suggest to do at weight watcher meetings all the time. I just hope it yields the results I'd like! Boots here I come!