A really great way to stretch your grocery budget AND to make your family think they're getting a great treat is to serve breakfast for dinner. I do it once a week now. I was afraid that when I started Weight Watchers, I'd have to give up my breakfast for dinner routine. As a matter of fact, I thought I'd have to give up a lot of things.
As it turns out, I gave up nothing, except for 35 pounds so far (since mid-September). I still eat everything I used to eat. I just watch my portion sizes. I have never, not once, felt deprived, or "on a diet" since beginning with Weight Watchers. And that's key to sticking to a weight loss plan, isn't it? Feeling satisfied!
Last night, we had pumpkin waffles (two waffles each, for just 5 points!) and baked apples. It was delicious, satisfying, and belly-warming on that cold winter night. I want to share with you the recipe for baked apples. I modified it slightly from the original Weight Watchers recipe, but the Points Plus value remains the same.
serves 6 (5 points each)
What You Need:
- 6 apples (I used red delicious, because they were on sale!)
- 12 Tbsp raisins
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut a small slice off the bottom of each apple, so that it stands up straight in your baking dish.
- Scoop out the core with a knife and spoon or a melon baller, but leave the bottom intact.
- Fill each apple with 2 Tbsp raisins. Sprinkle them with the cinnamon.