Wow! Did 2006 live up to the faster "than a speeding bullet line" from Superman or WHAT????
In my first post in November I said I wanted to talk about food. I love food. Who doesn't? But my food talk won't be, can't be about yummy rich things made with butter and sugar. Those things got me into trouble with a capital T. So, my food talk will be about my personal journey that I begain in late June. That journey is my latest Weight Watchers trip, begun a little over six months ago and now down 30 lbs!
Could be if you're reading this that you have made this journey before...or need to make it. Or, if you're lucky like my husband (the man with perfect metabolism), you might decide to skip this next part. Either way, here's my food talk....
After having done WW successfully two times with their points programs (Success 1-2-3 and Winning Points), I knew I couldn't go back to them. Why? because everytime I got near where I wanted to be, I felt like I was starving. Then, I would stop going to the meetings (which REALLY are important to attend) and gradually, it would all come back. But, this time was different. There's a new kid in Weight Watchers town.....the Core Plan. I think it is the best thing since SLICED BREAD! And now I don't even WANT sliced bread anymore! How good is that?????
So, here's a quick recipe for anybody looking for a good healthy breakfast food that is perfect for folks "on the go".
6 cups instant oats
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tblspn cinnamon
1 can pumpkin or 2-3 ripe bananas
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp salt
1/4 canola oil
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar substitute such as Splenda (or you can use alternative sweetners such as stevia or agave nectar to your taste)
Optional: Add frozen fruit such as blueberries, mixed fruit with raspberries/strawberries/blueberries. (I usually add 1 bag of each). If you're NOT watching your weight as closely, this is good with dried cranberries and walnuts.
Mix oil, eggs, Splenda (or other sweetner) until glossy. Add remaining ingredients, mix well and let set for about 15-20 minutess. Bake in 13 x 9 baking dish, sprayed with cooking spray at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Note: When you add two bags of fruit, you may need an extra 8 x8 pan to hold the extra batter. I also like to use DaVinci Gourmet Sugar Free syrup in the flavors of the fruit I add to punch up the fruit flavor a bit. Some of these you can get at stores like TJMaxx, Marshall's, etc. Or, order straight from the website.
If you're looking to make a change in your eating habits in 2007, learn more about Core here.
Off to enjoy a clementine!