Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mixing Things Up!

I've been trying to be more dedicated to Weight Watchers lately, but have been bored by our Go-To dinners. I have tried some new recipes that are deleicious and were happily added to the Go-To list!

As many of you know, I LOVE Thai food. Fortunately for our budget, I haven't found a Thai restaurant in Raleigh (yet) that measures up to My Little Thai Kitchen in Jersey. (It is really called The Little Thai Kitchen, but it was mine! I claimed it!) I came across this Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp recipe on one of my favorite healthy recipe sources and had to try it. After a bit of searching for the ethnic ingredients (those in Raleigh head to Harris Teeter), I was amazed how "authentic" this tasted for being made at home! It has a great flavor with a little spice! And it is only 3 WW points!
We put the shrimp over Trader Joe's frozen Jasmine Rice. This added a nice touch! Below is a picture of the box so you know what you are looking for. Next time I think we are going to add some veggies (mushrooms, squash, carrots) to make it a complete meal!

I recently heard about adding shrimp to Knorr's Side. I have always been a fan of the Knorr's Sides Plus because of the hidden veggies, but it had never occurred to me to add shrimp to them. We thawed shrimp while the pasta was cooking and just threw them in during the last minute. It was a super quick dinner and very yummy! Below is a picture of the flavor we used. However, I was unable to find Knorr's Sides Plus during my recent trip to Harris Teeter. I'm really hoping these didn't get discountinued right as I figured out an easy and yummy dinner.

So the last "recipe" has become one of my favorite snacks/breakfast. Despite not being a huge fan of peanut butter, I have loved it with banana. At a WW meeting, the banana hot dog was discussed and I've since become obsessed. It is quite simple. Hot dog bun covered in peanut butter (and honey if you are feeling crazy) with a banana. This can be as low as 5 WW points if you use a 1 point bun and a Tbsp of peanut butter. I also add some honey for an extra point because it is just delicious!

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