Saturday, October 25, 2008

I've picked up and moved to Omnomicon.

Hello folks!

I didn't realize I was still getting hits here, but my trusty site analytics tell me it is so. Long story short, I lost my job in April and with it motivation for some time. However, I have taken up food blogging again and you can see what I'm up to at The Omnomicon. It's not quite what Weight Watchers Foodie was all about, but it has some lovely photos and also includes diet-friendly recipes from time to time.

And parsnips.

Come take a look, let me know what you think. =)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

No update today

. . . too damn busy! Hope to be back on Monday.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Citrus-Soy Fish Fillet with Soba Noodles - 4 or 5 pts

Yay! Jaden over at Steamy Kitchen made a dinner with soba noodles and fish, and oh boy, it looks DELICIOUS (will be making it tonight!). I did a little research on types of fish to use, but I only like two types of fish: tuna and raw. So I looked through for tuna and found there's different types. If you can get skipjack or yellowfin this dish works out to 4 points a serving (16 oz of fish total, or 4 oz per serving), whereas using the fattier bluefin bumps it up to 5 points a serving. Either way you're getting a yummy dish for few points!

Citrus-Soy Fish Fillet with Soba Noodles

4 or 5 points per serving (1/4 batch) using skipjack or bluefin, respectively.
Skipjack: 194 calories, .7g fiber, 1.2g fat
Bluefin: 241 calories, .7g fiber, 5.6g fat

Monday, April 7, 2008

Leek Soup - 1 pt

I had some leeks left over from a shrimp dish I made this weekend (I even got pictures(!), though you probably won't see it til next week) and lo and behold, perusing my food blogs I find a recipe from Glorious Food and Wine for leek soup! This is another recipe that requires no modifications to be a single point for 1/4 of a serving. As I haven't made my soup yet, I have no idea how much it makes, but basically you can eat as much as you want.

Magical Leek Soup
From Glorious Food and Wine's blog

1 point per 1/4 batch: 77 calories, 2.5g fiber, .5g fat

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fake Food Thursday - Mackin' Cheese

Oh Mackin Cheese, how I long for thee as I grow weary of this long, unending diet! Jk guys, diet's going AWESOMELY, but I do really love my Mackin Cheese, so last time I was at the grocery store I thought I'd stop and pick up some Annie's . . . because, y'know, Annie's is the best one, right?

Wrong. Organic <> healthy (that's Geek for "organic food isn't always health-conscious"). I mean, it's still better than Velveeta Shells and Cheese (which always makes me sick, but OH MY GOD I COULD EAT IT TIL I DIED OF GOUT), but there are other options, people. And what are they? Well I won't ruin the surprise. Here's the table.

Mackin' Cheese Comparison Per 1 Cup Prepared Serving

CaloriesFiberFatWW Points
Velveeta Shells and Cheese3602128
Annie's Classic Mac n Cheese or Annie's Shells and White Cheddar280245.5
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (regular)259155.5
1 Packet Easy Mac240165
Kraft Supermac & Cheese230344.5

Ta Da! Kraft Supermac & Cheese wins, and I'll tell ya, it tastes just like the original. Not as good as Velveeta, but hey, few things are. Supermac is marketed as uh, a health food for kids. It has whole grains (8g per serving! but mysteriously only 3g of fiber) and vitamins in case you don't feed them any vegetables. So you can call Supermac a vegetable? I dunno, I'm not big on the marketing, but for comfort food it doesn't get much better.

A few notes: I couldn't find how much a packet of Easy Mac yields, but if college memory serves (and it may not), it's about a cup, maybe a bit less. I know that means it shouldn't be ranked the way it is, but it's rarely a matter of deciding between cooking up a packet of Easy Mac or a third of a box of regular Mac.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Ham and Cheese Sammich - 3 pts

Once upon a time, about two months ago, a cherished Sunday morning tradition was a breakfast sammich at Dunkin Donuts. Ham, cheese, egg, croissant. Sounds simple enough, right? Yeah, turns out that's 11 points. Even if you opt for the sensible English muffin, it's 7, and don't even get me started on the occasional bacon or sausage patty, nor the several large iced coffees with extra-extra cream and four Splenda I downed a few times a week.

With that in mind, I decided I needed something I could eat on a lazy weekend morning without blowing all my points at IHOP. And this is what I came up with.

Ham Egg & Cheese English Muffin

1 slice honey ham (I used generic, regular, non-light deli ham)
1/4 c egg substitute
1 slice fake cheese of your choosing (I calculated using Kraft Fat Free Singles Cheddar)
1 light whole wheat English muffin (I use Thomas' Light Multigrain)
1 tbsp fake butter (can't beat Smart Beat!)

Cook your ham in a nonstick pan with a little nonstick spray if you're worried about the nonstick surface flaking into your food. This isn't necessary, but it sure does make the ham taste an awful lot like bacon. Next, stick the E-muffin in the toaster. Now nonstick spray a coffee cup, dump in your egg substitute, then microwave on high for 1 minute. Now assemble your sammich and don't forget your fake butter and cheese!

Pair this with an iced coffee with fat free creamer and Splenda and you are hot to trot, my friend. And you skipped out on the annoying line at the drive-through.

3 points per serving: 195 calories, 8g fiber, 1.5g fat

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Roasted Grape Tomatoes - 3 pts

Hooray! Finally a recipe that requires no modifications! Angies Pangies made this lovely recipe for roasted grape tomatoes, and you can eat an entire pint of them (and their accessories) for just 3 points. I know a pint of grape tomatoes is free, but there's something about food that is a) served hot, and b) roasted grape tomatoes that is just so delicious and satisfying. Pair with some whole wheat pasta of your choice and make it a meal!

Roasted Grape Tomatoes
By Angies Pangies

3 points for 1/2 batch: 166 calories, 4.2g fiber, 6.8g fat