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Weight Watcher Foodies - Cruelest Month Edition - April 2013

To quote TS Eliot:

APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire...

For me, it's the memory of what I ate at Easter, battling with my desire to continue this weight loss journey. I'm back on track and hoping keep up my creative low-points cooking.

What are you making to help you stay on track?

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    1. re: LizGW

      Good for you! Is that what you're currently doing, or what you hope to be doing?

      1. re: roxlet

        I'm doing it. I have been for the past 3 months and it helps me maintain my weight.

    2. Hopefully this week I plan to roast a turkey which I have recently decided is a lovely economical idea which only occurred to me when I roasted a turkey for 2 and had tons of leftovers. It's simple and easy to do and then we package up the leftovers into individual servings and can have a good supply of lean meat ready to go for quite a few weeks for simple throw together dinners.

      1. leftovers! I cooked a 7lb bone in ham yesterday for the two of us. I want to try making panini, something resembling a cuban sandwich... I don't have a press but I believe I've seen instructions for doing a toasted sandwich with a weight on it to approximate a panini. any recommendations on a good light roll to use?

        1. April is a cruel month for sure, it's always colder than you had hoped in my experience which doesn't help when it comes to avoiding comfort foods!

          I'm not a Weight Watcher person but we've been celebrating Easter in a slightly odd way by going nuts for Greek mezes rather than the traditional Easter fare, and it's been so great we're keeping it up happily! Going Greek for the spring is a really good way to keep healthy because you're getting loads of pulses and vegetables into every meal and everything is very herby, savoury and highly-flavoured. Plus, the fun of eating lots of small dishes makes it all even more enjoyable. I recommend something like baked falafel, homemade tzaziki, gigantes (butter beans in tomato sauce), greek salad and little spiced meatballs for a casual dinner meze. Even with all those components it doesn't take long to make and you have delicious leftovers for lunch!

          1. I visited family and friends this weekend and I was terrible!!! Although, we all had a great time.Back in the saddle today and dreading weighing in on Wednesday.

            Thankfully, I'm working a couple of weekends in April. This will help me stay on track. I just struggle though the weekends. My life has always revolved around food, fun, friends, drinks. I'm searching for ways to change these habits, but haven't had much luck thus far.

            Tonight I will make steak tacos with leftover grilled flat iron steak, a 1p+ high fiber tortilla, avacado, Fage 0% yogurt, and salsa. That is after the evening spin class!

            Cheers to April!

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            1. re: pagesinthesun

              What brand is your 1 Point+ tortilla? The WW ones are 2P+, and those are the lowest I've found...

              1. re: roxlet

                I'm not sure what brand pagesinthesun is referring to but I love the Tortilla Factory low carb, high fiber tortillas which come in small and medium/large sizes. I'm not sure how many points they are but are 50 and 80 calories respectively and work if you want a low carb tortilla option.

                1. re: fldhkybnva

                  we really like those as well. they have a new one, which is 80 or 90 calories, taste more like a "regular" tortilla.

                  1. re: jujuthomas

                    Yes, the LaTortilla Factory Smart and Delicious Tortillas. 50 cal 2g fat 10 carb 7 fiber 5 protein. They are pretty good. We were very satisfied with our meal, didn't feel like we had missed out on anything.

                    1. re: pagesinthesun

                      Thanks. I just saw that they are carried by a supermarket in our area that I don't usually frequent, but I'll have to stop in to check these out!