Friday, March 25, 2011

Food Friday: another delicious week or two of weight watching

I missed a week of "Food Friday" in there, and during the last two weeks we've continued trying more of the recipes on Gina's Skinny Recipes. We tried the Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole, which seemed oddly named, since there were no discernible balls in the whole dish. It was a good casserole, though, that worked out, point-wise, even though I used ground beef instead of turkey, perhaps because I also used brown rice instead of white.

We made a skinny version of rice crispie treats, which were little different from the less skinny version.

We had a "lightened up" Chicken Divan which made a nice one-dish meal with its chicken and broccoli combination. Another night we had Cuban Black Beans along with Sauteed Collard Greens with Bacon. Both were good, even if I don't always feel a natural affinity toward greens.

Then there were the enchiladas! We had a vegetarian version made with shredded zucchini, which offered the realization that it doesn't matter so much what fills an enchilada, as long as there's cheese and a spicy sauce. So why not zucchini? We also, for good measure, tried one of her chicken enchilada recipes. It wasn't much different, just more chickeny and a little less cheesy.

And then there was the tuna noodle casserole, a good combination of tuna, peas, with just enough cheesiness.

Did I mention that Lauren continues to lose weight at a reasonable pace? We're hardly suffering for it, though!


  1. Oh, my, all sounding so wonderful. Your little girl is growing up in a terrific environment--food, books, love--what more could anyone want?

  2. You know, I was just saying a week or so ago that it would be great to be our little girl, not least because she has such great parents! :)