One of the great things about the new WeightWatchers program (and really, this is a great thing for folks who have been participating in the WeightWatchers program for a while now), is that all fruits and most vegetables are 0 points.
It seems like such a small thing, really, except this change meant unlocking the door to the golden display at the grocery store that we'd stare at but rarely buy. I speak to you today of the banana.
|Little loafs of banana love...|
Yup, I was wrong about that... because I eat bananas all of the time now! They're cheap, they're yummy, and have so many wonderful applications! I've discovered freezing them. I threw the frozen fruit in a blender with fat free milk and a Splenda Mocha packet (yum, by the way).
Speaking of Splenda, I spied a recipe for Nana-Nut Bread. I decided that it would work out great to make the portions 10 (instead of 8) and bake them in muffin tins. The experience is... strange. It is very tasty, but I think the shape of muffin is throwing me off for it to taste more like a muffin and less like a bread. Does that make sense? In any case, a recommend.
|Full of veggie goodness!|
I liked it, but I don't know if I liked it enough to make it again since it was a big effort. This Real Simple recipe wasn't as simple as I thought it would be. 8 cups of Kale is... well, it's massive. 2 pints of grapes...massive! The red onion was massive (well, this is because The Husband picked up a massive red onion, so really I just used half of that). And this serves 4?!
|This took a while to cook down! Aw, but it was so pretty!|
Tasty and super filling, I'd recommend this to be actually 6 servings or 8. The Husband did not care for the nuts nor the kale, but I'd imagine this made the dish seem too healthy. Like I said, I don't know if I'd make this again only because of the effort... cooking 8 cups of kale is a lot harder than it sounds. And to me, it doesn't sound easy to begin with!
|It's your salad and your meal on one plate!|