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What we're eating: Brinner, Weight Watchers Style

So this isn't a recipe. It's a meal idea, essentially, and it's also a little insight into making Weight Watchers work for you. I often try to explain to people that losing weight isn't about finding new foods. In the beginning, you have to find ways to make the foods you already enjoy work for you. This meal is a good example of that concept.

Brinner (breakfast for dinner) has always been one of my favorite meals. Kyle loves it, too. So when we started Weight Watchers together, it had to stay a part of our meal plan.
At first, we just watched our portions. We didn't use to count the slices of bacon or measure our hash browns - but Weight Watchers taught us to be mindful of what we were eating. Simple portion control really helped.

Slowly, as our points allowance decreased with our weights, we've had to modify the pieces of the meal. We substituted made simple substitutions and we don't feel we've lost any flavor. (OK, Kyle says he still craves real bacon every now and again, but mostly it all tastes the same.)

Brinner, Weight Watchers Style (12 points total)

1 cup hash browns: 2 points

3 slices turkey bacon: 2 points

1/2 cup Egg Beaters: 2 points

1/4 cup 2% shredded cheese (scrambled with Egg Beaters): 2 points

2 slices Hillbilly Old Fashioned bread: 3 points

1 tbsp. Country Crock Light: 1 point

P.S. This is also one of Kenlee's favorite meals! It's something the whole family can enjoy. 


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