Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Weight Loss Attempt + Acorn Squash
So I joined Weight Watchers. The baby is 3 months old, and even though I am still nursing, I get an extra 10 points per day while nursing, so it shouldn't be too bad. I suspect my husband won't start losing weight until I am cooking for far fewer points. I get to start with 34 per day! I had an 8 point breakfast and it's an hour later and I'm still full, so that's a really good thing.
I also started putting some of my recipes into WW's recipe builder online, and honestly it's not so bad. I made an acorn squash curry the other night and, without the rice, it was 4 points per serving. AND it was really filling.
Now I just have to stop making pies.
Here's the Acorn Squash Curry recipe:
1 Acorn Squash
1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 large carrots, sliced
2 T sweet curry powder (I used Penzey's)
2T Crackpot Gourmet curry mix
small amount of beef, trimmed of fat, cubed very small
1c reduced fat sour cream
1 can chopped tomatoes
Microwave the whole squash for 5 minutes. Slice in half, scoop out seeds and discard, and scoop out flesh & chop. Set aside.
Saute onion & garlic in cooking spray until onion is clear. Add squash, carrots, tomatoes, and spices. Continue cooking on medium until carrots start to soften. Add meat and cook until meat looks cooked on the outside. Add sour cream and warm through. Serve with brown basmati rice.
Serves 4. (4 points per serving before rice)