Starting January 1, I read up on the new WW plan and started counting. Now, I'm good with my three meals a day... but I tend to snack in between a little too much (while forgetting to "count"). I lost four pounds so far (but have maintained that weight for 3 weeks now... ugh!)
So... gotta get better with this counting thing again!
In the meantime, I've developed a REALLY easy three-ingredient meal that gives you about 6-7 points per meal, depending on how much you eat and which items you choose.
Being from Pittsburgh originally, I was raised on pierogies, so they are almost always in my freezer. I personally like the cheddar/potato variety... and Mrs. T's rocks! I found a few other ingredients to make a great, yummy stir-fry.
This photo shows 2-3 servings.
1. SAUSAGE The Al Fresco chicken sausages are so yummy, and only rack around 3-4 points each. Any flavor is good... I personally love the Buffalo flavored sausages, but they are hard to find around here. I've also used Aidell's flavored pork sausages, but they are a little more points.
2. PIEROGIES I use Mrs. T's mini pierogies. (Can't remember the exact points, but I only use a few.) I've used the fullsize pierogies, too, but you can only use one or two.
3. BROCCOLI ...frozen or fresh, depending on what I have. I try to use a lot since veggies are zero points and are filling.
1. Slice up the sausages (in the photo above, I used two sausages)
2. Fry them up in a pan using only cooking spray if necessary. The sausages are already precooked, but I like them nice and browned. While these are browning, I "boil" the pierogies in a bowl of water in the microwave for five minutes. It warms them up easily enough that way.
3. I scoop out the pierogies and add them to the pan along with the broccoli.
4. Throw in the chopped broccoli.
5. Continue stir-frying the mixture until everything is nicely cooked and browned.
As you can see, I'm never very precise (part of my current WW problem!!!) I use whatever I have for sausage, so that always changes points. Same with pierogies... depends on how many I want to eat. But the entire meal takes less than 10 minutes to cook up. I will often make this in the morning to pack for my lunch when I work.