In the early part of the 2000s (around 2003) I embarked on a weight loss journey with the Weight Watchers at Work program. After those 16 weeks ended, I continued going to WW on Saturday morning at Oklahoma State University. Back then, there wasn’t a lot of material on the Internet in regards to weight loss blogs and recipes. We did have Yahoo Groups and the Hungry Girl newsletter. I remember walking in to my WW meeting shortly after reaching Lifetime status and sharing this wonderful newsletter with my meeting members. No one had any idea who she was. [Read more…]
So, you made the pizza pockets from Monday and now you are left with an open jar of sauce. Or, you have some leftover spaghetti. Maybe, you just want something new and fun to try! Things have changed a bit here on the YUM eating household. Kiddo is living here full-time since Mr. YUM now has full custody, so that means we’ve had to adjust our grocery budget a bit. While not a huge issue, we are having to go back to our roots a bit with making sure we don’t waste and find things that everyone will love. I’m certainly up for the challenge! [Read more…]
One of the reasons I decided to stay in Michigan after my initial move here to clear my head, was the cooler temperatures. Oklahoma summers last much more than the Michigan 3- month time period. I think my first summer here it hardly made it past 80. In Oklahoma I am used to triple digits with heat indexes making it well into the 120s. Yuck! It is an interesting sight sometimes, to live in a place where the government issues heat advisories and has the Red Cross set up on street corners to provide bottles of water to those who are out in the heat.
I love pizza. However not all pizza loves me. I wish it wasn’t this way, but, well….yeah. It sucks. But, at the same time it is probably for the best since pizza isn’t exactly numero uno on the healthy foods list. Matter of fact, it’s really down on the bottom. Like, way down. I know when I did Weight Watchers moons and a half ago they really tried to teach you that it is ok to have fast food style pizza ( yah!) but you should really keep it to 1-2 slices and count those points (or calories for you non pointers.) That worked very well for me. I had 1 slice and some salad. In those days, it seemed to be enough. Now my problem is the PCOS and immediate need of eating like a diabetic. Which means watching my carbs and sugar.
Lately, I find myself not caring because pizza crust, among other white heavy carb items leave my guts in distress. Like, yuck gut. Boo. So, if I can find something to hold my pizza toppings that has better nutritional value without gut yuck I am all for it. [Read more…]
It can also be hard when juggling a low carb diet, especially if you are like me and get stuck in a rut.
There are a few reasons why this recipe is so awesome. Great, now I will be singing “Everything is Awesome” for the rest of the day. [Read more…]