Happy WIAW! Here is a look at a day of my eats on Weight Watchers. Plus, an ode to one of my favorite kitchen gadgets.
I sipped a cup of coffee as I got my son dressed, fed and dropped off at daycare. I use real sugar and half-and-half in my coffee, measured out to count points of course.
After returning home, I made myself breakfast. Old fashioned oats (4 points for 1/2 cup) cooked in unsweetened almond milk (1 point) with cinnamon and sugar (1 point), topped with fresh raspberries (0 points). I also enjoyed my second cup of coffee (2 points for the two cups).
Work, work, worked. Came up for air at lunch and had some leftover turkey chili, a grilled cheese, and a side salad with garlic herb vinaigrette. (11 points total)
I got an email from daycare after lunch. I know it seems as though all of my friends kids have been walking since like 9 or 10 moths old, while my little buddy is still content to crawl at 14 months. So I was so happy to get a picture of him standing up all by himself at daycare. Big boy!
I did more work, and I helped myself to a little snack later in the afternoon. I had two Wasa brand light 7-grain crackers with 1 teaspoon of creamy peanut butter on each, banana slices and a quarter teaspoon drizzle of honey (3 points total). Delicious!
Dinner was somewhat boring looking, but it was actually very tasty. I had chicken breast (5 points) with brown Texmati rice (4 points) and broccoli (0 points). I did use a little spray butter on the rice (0 points). Side note – I fear that there is some horrible ingredient in that stuff, but I have not found a good alternative. I just figure I’ll go back to grass-fed butter on maintenance. Does anybody else have spray butter guilt?
We have one of those fancy-pants rice cookers that makes AWESOME rice. You know how Chinese restaurants always have The Best Rice? Well, I made my mind up one day that I was going to figure out how to make that kind of rice, and I discovered that they use these devices called fuzzy logic rice cookers. They seemed pricey, but I took the plunge and bought one and have never regretted it.
I buy most of our rice in bulk at Costco. I just measure out the rice and the water, then set the timer and let it do its thing. Voila! It makes perfect rice. Every. Single. Time. I have found an Amazon (affiliate) link for one very similar to what we have:
I have been told that this type of rice cooker is a mainstay in a lot of Asian homes who cook and eat a lot of rice. We have had ours for around seven years now, and we use it on average once a week.
Poll Question: What is your favorite kitchen gadget? Let me know in the comments.
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