New year, new me

Along with, oh, probably around 95% of the world I made the resolution to lose weight this year. However, I made it in October, and have been working on it since then, so I suppose I’ve got a bit of a head start on everyone else. In my quest for food that tastes good and isn’t a diet wrecker, I’ve tried a lot of different recipes…I’ll let you know now–the good ones are few and far between. I don’t know how some recipe creators do it, I mean, how can you take something good (like pizza) and then screw it up so badly?

So anyway, I was searching today for dinner ideas and I found a site called skinnytaste.com. I found a few recipes today and decided to give them a try. She has it set up so that you can see some of the nutrition facts and also how many “points” it uses in case you are on the Weight Watchers program, which is very cool.

These are the recipes I made tonight for supper:
Skinless Chicken Thighs (Poulet Au Vinaigre) This was OK. I probably won’t make it again, because we didn’t love it (and we’ve got other recipes to try), but it wasn’t bad and might actually be good if it’s more to your tastes. We kind of decided that maybe a vinegar-y dish wasn’t our cup of tea, but wouldn’t discount it for anyone else. 🙂

Green Beans with Garlic and Olive Oil Hmmmm…my husband LOVES fresh green beans, and he’s been craving the ones from our garden for a while. Oddly enough, not even he cared for this. Maybe the olive oil was a little off? I don’t know, but I doubt we’ll make this one again.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes After seeing this recipe, I think I’ll go back to doing it my normal way. Not because this way was bad, but just because it uses more ingredients than my method, and I’m not sure that it saves any more calories or fat. So, if this looks like a slimmed down version of your current method give it a go. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. 🙂

I still highly recommend the site, and we’re definitely going to be trying more recipes (I’ve already got a couple more picked out) to find stuff that suits our fancy. 🙂

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