Weight Watchers Wednesday

Week 31  Weight lost this week: -5.5 Weight loss in total 26.5 lbs

After a disastrous Christmas weight gain of 4.5 lbs I went into the Weight Watcher’s meeting today not feeling very optomistic. I was struggling with nibbling through out the day after having done that for 3 weeks.  When I looked down and saw the number on the scale I was shocked and thought I had  gained! The second number was too low so I thought I had gone the other way!  Needless to say there was much whooping and hollering, clapping and dancing!  So I’ve lost the xmas weight and an additional 1 lb off!  I’m now 1.5lbs from losing 2 stone! Can you believe it??!?!!?  Please please please let me get to that next week. It will be such a huge milestone for me.  I’m certain that I will meet it this month especially considering my mother will be visiting for 2 weeks… she’ll keep me on the straight and narrow!

I made this for dinner but of course I tweaked it for to make is low ProPoints and Weight Watcher’s friendly.  If I were to do anything different it would be to skip the cheese. I did use the Weight Watchers grated cheddar and it was only about 1 ProPoint per serving but I’m more of a rice person so I’d rather eat more rice.

INGREDIENTS COST
650 grams chicken breasts (16 ProPoints) £3.00
2 (300g) jars salsa (5 ProPoints) £3.50
1 tin mexican beans, drained (8 ProPoints) £0.53
1 Tbsp chili powder *
1/2 Tbsp cumin *
1/2 Tbsp minced garlic *
1/2 tsp dried oregano *
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper *
1/4 tsp salt *
to taste cracked pepper *
350 grams dry rice (33 ProPoints) £0.75
200 grams. shredded cheddar (11 Propoints) £0.75
TOTAL £8.53

73 ProPoints Total /9 ProPoints per serving

*these are staples so I haven’t priced them. I would say they wouldn’t add more than 20 p to the total cost and 0 ProPoints.

STEP 1: Add everything except the rice and cheese to the slow cooker. Give everything a good stir and make sure the chicken is covered in the mixture.

STEP 2: Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hrs.

STEP 3: Near the end of the cooking time, cook the two cups of rice according to the package directions.

STEP 4: Stir with a fork to shred the chicken (it should be super tender and will shred easily). Serve with the cooked rice

Like I said next time I make this in order to be a bit more Weight Watcher’s friendly I’d skip the cheese. I think I might also make some some sauteed cabbage instead of the rice if I need a really low ProPoint meal. This meal is super tasty  and you can make it as hot as you like. I used mild salsa and added some chili to it and about 1/2 way thru cooking I added the cayenne (wasn’t going to make it hot but Squidge was eating at a friends so no need to)

Please let me know if you’ve tried this and what you thought.

I found this recipe here.  I have tweaked it a bit but fundamentally it is still her recipe.  I love this website because she breaks things down by cost. This year I’m trying to be more thrifty so seeing how much something costs per serving is great.

4 Comments

  1. Kelloggsville
    January 12, 2012 /

    I replace the beans with diced carrot. Carrots hold the shape and absorb the chilli flavours well. Well done on losing it all already. You really are doing well.

    • Lindy
      January 12, 2012 /

      I have a hard time with cooking carrots in the slow cooker. Do you find that they stay hard/raw?

  2. Mancais
    February 11, 2012 /

    Looks/sounds delicious so will have to give it a try.
    Could try quinoa with it as you don’t need much and it’s low in PP. I use it with curries as an alternative to rice.

    • Lindy
      February 20, 2012 /

      Been thinking of trying the quinoa but haven’t been brave enough!