Friday, October 24, 2008

Mmm... pasta. Mmm... pie.

Tonight I had pasta for the first time since starting Weight Watchers. Honestly, I was a little worried about it, because pasta is a weakness of mine. But I decided to give it a try. I tweaked my famous spaghetti sauce recipe a little to make it WW-friendly, and I bought some whole wheat linguine at Whole Foods today.

Whole wheat pasta isn't as scary as I thought. Actually, it tastes pretty similar to the regular stuff. Also, a cup of pasta is bigger than I thought. With the sauce and some crushed red pepper, it was pretty yummy!

I also made a WW-friendly apple pie earlier this week, with fresh local apples from my favorite fruit farmer. It was the first time I'd ever made a pie, and I have to say I was pretty impressed with myself. Pie crust is actually really simple to make (who knew?) and it didn't have any scary ingredients like artificial sweetener or fake fat.

Trying new things in the kitchen makes me happy ;)


Buddhist In The West said...

Congrats on your first ever pie! (I find leaving off the pastry and just eating the fruit more slimming, but....ha, ha.)
One low fat dessert that tastes REALLY scrummy is frozen berries dumped in a bowl - as many as you want its FRUIT - then drizzle over coconut cream - that sets like an ice cream but with far fewer calories!

bloodthirsty~girl said...

congrats! i made a pie once, but i did not find it easy. took forever to make and about a minute for my family to demolish. glad to hear the ww thing is going well for you. i use a richard simmons food mover, which is kind of the same concept i think, just a different method of keeping track.i was amazed at how small the portion sizes seemed at first, and then even more amazed that i wasn't hungry after eating so little. *hugs*

Ty-Anna said...

awesome! sounds delicious!! I like whole wheat/organic pastas and nothing is better than a home made apple pie with local grown apples :-) ... sounds like things are starting off on the right foot with WW...continued success!