I am in the midst of a bit of a dilemma. I am all about foods as close to how nature provides them as possible. I am a creature of excess. I think the diet industry in our country is a farce.
And yet… I just joined Weight Watchers. I have a lot of reasons for doing it. Not least of all, I want to support my mother who is WWering and in a state of distress over weight she wants to lose for health reasons. I do, of course, need to lose weight. A lot of it. To be perfectly honest, if left to my own devices, I’d probably just stay fat and happy. But taking family support, my own health and, to be frank, the desire to be able to shop in ‘normal’ sizes again.
Clothes. Oh, the clothes. I dream of them. I have an inner clothes horse just screaming to get out and go on a shopping rampage in the Kansas City Plaza.
So I suppose, for now, my diet will represent a compromise. I will do the best that I can to eat good and healthful foods while following the program. My baking will still continue, of course. I have the SilverbackKS baking to do and I suspect that some of my colleagues might go into withdrawal if I stopped bringing goodies to meetings. (Besides, I just enjoy bringing baked goods to people!)
So I give to you a Weight Watchers-friendly pie recipe. Fresh Strawberry Pie. On the current program, I believe the entire pie is 2 points. (Strawberries and SF gelatin being 0 and the pudding mix being 2.) We made it without a crust but you can always use a graham cracker crust, if you like. You can also mix and match the fruits. Blueberries, peaches, bananas, etc. It’s all good!
- 2 cups water
- 1 package sugar-free COOK-N-SERVE vanilla pudding
- 1 package sugar-free strawberry jello
- 4 cups fresh strawberries
- Mix cold water and pudding mix. Bring mix to boil, take off stove, add pkg. jell-o & stir up. Let cool a bit.
- Clean & slice the strawberries. Line 9" pie plate with strawberries. Pour jello/pudding mixture over berries, being sure to coat all berries. Chill for at least an hour.