Immediately the image of keeping track of everything you eat comes to mind. Food diaries. Points. Calories.
I, like most women on the planet, have joined and attempted Weight Watchers in my lifetime. Of course, I am completely ashamed to say I lasted maybe 4 days and one meeting?
As healthy eating has evolved over the last decade, it feels like there are so many conflicting ideas and options – it can be really overwhelming to decide what I should actually eat and what I should run from.
Good fats, bad fats, low cal, low GI, Paleo, Vegetarian, high sugar, low sugar, no sugar, high fat, trans fats, low fats. This will work fast, but this will make you feel better in the long run. Supplements, protein shakes, vitamins. It is no wonder we reach for the nearest donut while scouring the internet for ‘healthy eating options’ – oh the irony!
We recently went to a top secret, super gorgeous, breakfast to learn more about Weight Watchers No Count Option.
“What on earth is that?” I hear you ask. Don’t worry, I asked the exact same thing.
The No Count Option is Weight Watchers best kept secret. An easy way to improve overall health and make food choices. All you do is choose from a carefully selected list of nutritious, delicious and satisfying foods. You don’t need to count any points when you eat from the No Count Foods list.
For some people, it is basic knowledge and I can hear you groan “Ugh we already KNOW what is healthy” but for me, I actually learned quite a few things about what is deemed healthy but isn’t included in the No Count foods list.
Based on my new understanding and ruled by my stomach, I decided to make a dish using only the ingredients on the list.
No Count Casserole for the whole family.
Serves 4 with leftovers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1.5kg lean beef, diced
2 large onions cut into thin wedges
2 leeks white part only, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 sticks celery, trimmed, sliced
2 large carrots, peeled, cut into small pieces
2 x 425g cans unflavoured diced tomatoes
1 cup beef stock made with one stock cube
Mash Potato, Steam Beans + High Fibre whole grain bread as sides
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