Friday, April 24, 2009

First Weigh In & Yummiest 2 pt Snack!

I had a great first weigh in!
Yippee!! 5.5 pounds lost.
As resistant as I was to journaling, it helped tremendously and got so much easier. Now, I hate eating anything without figuring points beforehand.
Last night, I had a small gathering and made several WW appetizer recipes. Wow!! Yummy stuff. This was my absolute fave:

~Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip~

1 TBL light butter

1 cup diced onion

2 minced garlic cloves

Saute onion and garlic in butter until softened. Add:

1- 10 oz. pkg frozen spinach (thawed and squeezed dry)

1- 14 oz. can artichokes; drained and chopped

1- 8 oz. can water chestnuts, chopped

Saute 2 minutes over medium heat. Stir in and blend until melted:

8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese

8 oz. reduced fat sour cream

1/2 c. low-fat shredded sharp cheddar

1/2 tsp. salt + 1/4 tsp. pepper

Spoon into an 11" x 7" baking dish and top with an additional 1/2 c. of low-fat sharp cheddar. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes or until bubbly.

I served it with fat-free RyKrisp crackers. 2 crackers = ZERO points and 4 crackers = just ONE point.

Recipe serves 18.

Serving size: a full 1/4 cup!


  1. mmm that dip looks really delicious!

  2. It is SOOO good! It's yummy cold, too.