Sunday, February 26, 2012

Meals for the week

As I mentioned in the last post, I signed up today for Weight Watchers. So, Midalah and I looked at what we have in the pantry, fridge and freezer, along with what was on sale this week at Giant. Since it is Lent, seafood is a good deal this week.

We came up with this week's healthy, budget-conscious menu. Even have it posted on the fridge and everything!

Having a set plan will prevent last minute, "well, what do you want for dinner? I'm running to the store" conversations, and keep us from grabbing junk food or tossing something fattening together because it's easy to do.

Sausage and cheese... pancakes?

In a mood for something savory for breakfast this morning, so I trooped down to the kitchen to see what we have on hand.

No eggs. No Eggbeaters. Hm... sadly short on bacon, too. While the freezer is well-stocked, the pantry and fridge need some filling.

Found the last of a box of pancake mix. In the freezer we had turkey sausage crumbles. In the fridge, shredded cheddar.

So, I heated up the sausage, mixed up the batter and tossed the lot together:

They turned out fairly well, actually:

Unfortunately, they also turned out to be around 10 points, even with low-fat ingredients. Found that little nugget out after breakfast, when I finally bit the bullet and joined Weight Watchers.