I used my last day off from work today to come up with a game plan on how to take my weight loss to the next level. One thing I knew I needed to improve on were my lunches during the week. I found myself in a pattern of bringing sandwiches to work and not being very full. In return I would snack too much in the afternoon. I then would try to bring a Lean Cuisine in and have a small salad with it. Those would work but they are so full of sodium and preservatives that I don't want that to be a regular habit. Lean Cuisines are great to have on hand for last minute meals and backups.
I was looking through the Recipe Finder on WeightWatchers.com when I came up with the idea to make a chili or stew today to take for my lunches this week. I searched my Fix it and Forget it Lightly cookbook and found a recipe for a low fat beef stew. It was super easy to make. All the work that was involved was browning the beef and cutting up carrots, onions, and potatoes. I put all of that in my crock pot with low sodium fat free beef broth, Mrs. Dash, and a little bit of salt. An added bonus was getting to smell it deliciousness for 6 hours today while it cooked.
I have some packed up for my lunch tomorrow and of course had to do a taste test. It was pretty good! It's also really hearty so I know it will be filling. I have decided for the winter I will make a different recipe every Sunday from my Fix it and Forget it Lightly to take for lunches.