Getting a Little Creative
It has been a month since I joined Weight Watchers. Yes, I can hear you groan, but something needed to be done about the flab on my body! I’m motivated and that is when I have to get going on getting healthy. Motivation is the key.
I won’t go into what WW is about. The program is teaching me to stop when I am full; take smaller portions; and eat lots of fruit and veggies. It is also teaching me healthy snacking. WW program is not a diet. I can eat anything I want. However, I only get 26 points a day so the choice to eat something with a lot of points or not comes into play. Therefore, WW is teaching me good choices when it comes to food.
One good tool to eating healthy and good food choices is in planning meals ahead of time and also shopping for the ingredients. If
you I know what you I am going to eat and all the ingredients are in the fridge, then you I’m not going to go for stuff I know would blow not only my points, but also my weight loss for the week.
I found this awesome recipe ~ Mexican Lasagna. I found the recipe at the Food Network website. You can find it here:
I did a few things different to make this WW friendly. Well, maybe I did only one thing – NO sour cream. I just didn’t want to go there. I’m not even fond of Fat-free sour cream.
The other thing I did was use chicken but this would also be a good vegetarian meal without meat. I took all the ingredients, but the cheese, and cooked them on the stove top. I layered the corn tortillas in my 11 x 7 Pyrex dish, cutting them in half. I used 6 inch tortillas. I layered the chicken mixture on top of the tortillas, sprinkled with cheese and repeated 3 layers. Covered and baked for 30 minutes (not the hour in the recipe) and took the cover off and baked for another 5 minutes. Topped it with diced tomatoes, avocado, salsa and jalapenos. It was delicious.
This is one of those recipes that you can either follow the recipe or do your own thing with. Which is so much more fun!!!! Another great thing about this dish ~ IT IS SO EASY TO MAKE.