Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dinner Food Log, a recipe, and my daily points for Jan10th

For dinner tonight, dh really wanted Spaghetti. Spaghetti is a staple in my house and we eat it once a week. Not only is it good, but it is also cheap! So, as I have read other people's blogs who are on WW, they say to try to use what your family likes and just revamp it to make it more nutritious and less points. So here is what I did. I used chuck beef instead of just the cheapest ground beef that is also the fattest. The beef was 7 points for a 4 oz serving. I do not have scales yet so I use the palm of my hand which is about a 4 oz serving. That will have to work until I can get some food scales. I also switched from the cheap Walmart spaghetti noodles to Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Blend pasta these were 3 points. I used the same Spaghetti sauce I always use the Walmart brand Traditional. This was 2 points. Now all together this meal is 12 points, which is still better than how I was cooking it. I think next time though I might just leave the chuck out of my sauce and have meatless Spaghetti for only 5 points! Here is my recipe:
Lorie's So-Easy Spaghetti
16 oz box Whole Wheat Spaghetti noodles(2 oz. is serving size), Optional
1 pound chuck (4 oz is a serving)
1 26 oz jar of Walmart brand Traditional Spaghetti Sauce(1/2 cup is a serving size)
garlic powder(season as desired)
Brown chuck with garlic powder and drain. Return to pan and add jar of spaghetti sauce and heat through. While beef is browning cook spaghetti noodles in boiling water for 10 minutes. Place hot sauce mixture over noodles and enjoy.
WW points= 12 For Meatless= 5 points
We also had a salad with this meal and I used 2 more points for Reduced calorie dressing and I had a diet Dr. Pepper.
Total points for the day: 36 points ( I am suppose to have 35 points, I went over 1 point today, but a friend was telling me that on WW Flex Plan I have 35 extra points a week that I can use if I want to so that I can live. Like go out to eat, have pizza night etc. so I am really not worried about 1 extra point. Actually I have been having a hard time getting my 35 points, so I feel pretty good about my points today.)


Jennie said...

i am loving this blog!

Tammy said...

That is Awesome Lorie!! You did GREAT!!! Thanks for the comments on my blog and the email!! You are a great supporter!! :) Have a good night!