Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Back on the road to healthy choices

Bad news! I basically stopped counting weight watcher points and went back to being a crumb bum.

BUT there is more good news then bad.

When I started This diet 15 months ago I was 28 lbs heavier. And I lost 3-5 of those lbs DURING the holidays. So I am not looking back on this year as a waste. Because it was not a waste. It was steady and slow, and the kind of diet that was not stressful. I maintained too- that is a big deal for me! Do I wish I had stuck with it and lost 2x more then that. Maybe. But I'm damn proud of what I DID accomplish.

There are 3 photos today. Good choices, good choice, medium bad choice. All of which are scrumptious.

First is the indianappleous 500 chicken and apple curry from the looney spoons collection. So good. Mid range ww points, fillings, balanced and night.
Recipe will be posted some day ;)

Second- food court blues. I wanted a mozzarella burger, I got tuna on salad with an insulting sprinkle of cheese. But it was only 9 points, fresh, inexpensive and filling. Sometimes making the right choice turns out yummier then expected.

Thirdly- the not too naughty choice- homemade buffalo chicken pizza.

You will need

1 pc blue menu multigrain pizza crust
1/2 cup blue menu tomato sauce
1 cup low fat mozzarella
1/2 cup low fat old cheddar
1 lg onion diced
1 roaster chicken breast OR 1 regular
Chicken breast cooked- no skin, chopped.
2 tbsp Franks red hot buffalo
1/4 cup Franks red hot sweet BBQ
Any low fat ranch dressing
1 serving ruffled plain chips crushed


Before Putting anything on the crust, cook the onions in a sauté pan with a little olive oil or butter until Caramelized.

Preheat the oven to 425.

Spread out the sauce then 2 cheeses on your pizza crust.

Toss the chicken in the buffalo sauce and layer on. Next add the onions.

Pop that baby in the oven and cook until its bubbly and brown.

When it comes out of the oven drizzle the ranch across the top, then the BBQ in the opposite direction. Top it all off with the crushed chips and sit back and taste the awesomeness.

32 points for the whole pizza. Yeah, you heard me. Divide it by 4 that's 8pts a quarter. Shock and awe? Yeah you know it. Actually it's lower because it's low fat cheese. mine was full fat. Remove the chips (don't you dare!...ok fine go ahead) and its 8pts less.

Listen now- this pizza is delicious, multigrain, has lean protein, low Fat but it does have a decent speck of grease, carbs, sugar and salt. there are many pizzas you can make with lots of veggies and less to No cheese, the chips are unnecessary but so damn good. point is there are healthier choices- and much worse choices. This is a filthy In between for night's you want to misbehave without weeping in disgust later.

Sometimes, It's good to be bad-ish.

Here's to 2012- the year of the large black dress ;)