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Finally getting organized about this

May 7th, 2007 at 02:24 pm

Here's my plan for today, totalling 30.5 WW points (which is within my limit), and costing $3.50 (which is below the daily allowance of $4.38 for the USDA's Thrifty Plan for Dec '06). It includes the minimum 5 fruit/veg servings and 3 dairy servings that Weight Watchers recommends. I've also got 2 servings of whole grains.

Breakfast, fruit and grain bar .21, and 1/2 cup pineapple chunks .17

Lunch, 3/4 c baked beans .25, 1 corn muffin .07, 8 oz glass skim milk .18, 1 raw carrot .06

Dinner, salad made with 1/3 bunch romaine .19, large radish .03, equivalent of 1/4 of one pepper from tricolor package .23, 1/2 cup cauliflower .27. 10 sprays of Wishbone Balsamic Vinaigrette .07 (Aldi had it this week.) Ten cheese ravioli .54 with 1/2 cup Grandessa sauce .30

Snacks, hardboiled egg .10, tropical fruit snack bowl .35, 7 triscuits .10, yogurt .43 and 1 cup popcorn .08.

The snack bowls are twice the cost of the fruit that comes in larger cans. I'll try to only use them when I'm not home.

The Grandessa pasta sauce is twice the cost of Mama Cozzi, but it has half the fat and calories so it's worth the extra money to me.

I'm actually still using up some Act II popcorn rather than Aldi's brand, so the price is based on the Act II right now.

I'm not just eating the beans and corn muffin to be cheap--I actually like them and they are pretty filling.

2 Responses to “Finally getting organized about this”

  1. homebody Says:

    I love beans and cornbread too. Hey I have a angel food cake recipe you might want to try. One of the reviewers said she figured out it is 1.5 WW points and she freezes the cake and pulls out a piece each night for a treat.

    I have made this twice adding 1/2 tsp of almond extract and baking for between 30-33 minutes, 45 minutes is way too long as other reviewers have stated. I am going to try it again with half Splenda.

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Angel-Food-Cake-III/Detail.aspx

  2. yella555 Says:

    A great way to save on WW food is to purchase it online. I use the http://ultimatepricechecker to price the food - I often (surprisingly) find great deals on ebay by using the pricechecker.

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