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.
|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||minced garlic||*|
|1/2 tsp||dried oregano||*|
|1/4 tsp||cayenne pepper||*|
|to taste||cracked pepper||*|
|350 grams||dry rice (33 ProPoints)||£0.75|
|200 grams.||shredded cheddar (11 Propoints)||£0.75|
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.