I love to eat! I mean, come on, food is fuel, yes, but it is also yummy! On this journey, I have discovered so many different foods that I never liked before, but now I really enjoy! It has been really fun to go a little bit outside my comfort zone (and my family’s) and try different things. When you stop to look at the wide variety – just in the produce section of the grocery store – it is amazing what grows on this planet. I truly am amazed at all the colors (and some of the crazy names) of the foods out there!

Since meal planning has become kind of a big deal to me (it is just critical for folks losing or managing weight), I have made an effort to try a few new recipes a week. As you can imagine some have been really good, and some have totally tanked. I thought I would share some of the really good ones with you and spare you the disasters! I’ll include the Weight Watchers points and/or the nutritional information if I can. Most of them are fairly simple because there are too many other things in life that are complicated. Life is too short not to enjoy our food!

Gluten Free Goodies!
Gluten-Free Pizza

Lemon Pancakes with Fresh Raspberry Sauce

Whole-Wheat Waffles

Asparagus Pie

Kale Chips

Kolhrabi Carrot Fritters with Avocado Sauce


Black Bean Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Vegetarian Chili

Pumpkin and Sausage Soup

Creamy Tomato Bisque

Simply Sides

Sweet Potato Wedges

Best Breads
Banana Wheat Bread

Marvelous Mains

Spaghetti Pizza

Broccoli and Rice Casserole

Sloppy Joe Sliders (ground beef)

Vegetable Curry with Couscous

Sloppy Joes (ground turkey)

Tofu Scramble

Butternut Squash Mac’n’Cheese

Salisbury Steak