Ok, you may know that I am a bit fluffy. :) My husband has recently come across some health issues that the doctor said that he would benefit from if he lost weight. So my man is GUNG-HO to lose weight. He of course is dropping the pounds like there is nothing to it.
Honestly, I didn't work too hard at it the first week. But did end up with a half of a pound loss. Better than a gain! :) My first goal is to lose 10 pounds. I am starting out small, because I have struggled A LOT the past 2 years in losing weight and if I keep looking at the BIG number, I will get overwhelmed.
My friend Carrie is a HUGE inspiration to me and has a GREAT website on healthy living! You would not know it anymore by looking at her now, but she used to struggle with her weight too!
I will be checking in periodically with an update about my weight loss. If you want to join me in a little support group for weight loss, I have one started but have not done anything with it in quite some time! Let me know by posting here and we can get it going again. I will give away some BLOG CANDY each time I make a goal!
I will share an assortment of our family's favorite recipes here - some healthy, maybe some not
Here is a healthy recipe for this week!
I love apples!!!! This one comes from the Weight Watchers website today and I will be making it...
POINTS® Value: 4
Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 50 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy
1 sprays cooking spray
1 pound apple(s), Granny Smith, cored, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 pound pear(s), Bosc and/or Bartlett, cored, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
4 Tbsp dark brown sugar, unpackedTopping
1 large egg(s)
6 Tbsp dark brown sugar, unpacked
1/4 tsp table salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
6 Tbsp light butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Coat a 9- X 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
Place apple and pear slices in a medium bowl. Toss with lemon juice and sugar; set aside.
To make topping, in another medium bowl, beat egg. Add sugar, salt and cinnamon; mix to combine. Add oats; mix well.
Spoon fruit into prepared baking dish and evenly sprinkle oat mixture on top; drizzle with melted butter. Bake until fruit starts to bubble and topping starts to brown, about 45 to 50 minutes. Allow crisp to cool for a minimum of 2 hours. Cut into 9 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.
Peeling the fruit is optional. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and a 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger for a more robust spice flavor.The longer the crisp is cooled, the more the fruit juices will be absorbed. If the crisp is cut after two hours, the fruit will be a compote-consistency. If the crisp is chilled overnight, it will be much more firm. Try this recipe with other types of fruit: three pounds of pitted, quartered Italian plums make a lovely crisp.
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