Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Day 1: Back on Weight Watchers

Day 1 back on Weight Watchers is going well.  I made a 0-Point vegetable soup and decided to eat it for lunch instead of for supper like I first planned.  It would be too hard to eat vegetable soup while everyone else eats the hot meal that I cook!

So, I'll do like I did when I was on Weight Watchers before, eat what everyone else is eating for supper, but just make sure I'm eating the portion size to fit my Points allotment.  I think that's one reason I've kept off the extra pounds as long as I have (eight or more years), because WW taught me how to eat the foods I always eat but in smaller portions.  I think I've lost sight of those smaller portions lately so I'll go back to measuring and weighing until I relearn them.

I also need to incorporate the simpler way I've been cooking the last couple of years, soup or a casserole served with a side of raw veggies.  If the cooking becomes too time intensive, I know me, I'll just grab whatever's handy to eat.

I've found soups to be the best bang for my buck ~ or food for my points. So, tonight we're having chili.  The weather's a little warm right now for chili, but my tummy doesn't care.

Slow Cooker Chili
In a skillet, cook until meat is brown:

1/2 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 - 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
4 cloves minced garlic
Drain meat and add to slow cooker along with the following ingredients:

quart of tomatoes
2 cans beans, your choice (I use black beans)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 teaspoons mustard
1 teaspoon salt

Stir well.  Cover and cook in slow cooker on low for 4-8 hours. Great served with a dollop of sour cream and grated cheddar cheese!  (If I only had that many points.)
I didn't get my menu made in time to put the chili in my slow cooker today, so I'll cook it up in my cast iron Dutch oven.


  1. Good morning, Sherry! This sounds really good. I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day! Twyla

  2. Good.for you. You can do this and the food sounds good. I love chili. I will save your recipe for future reference.


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