Week 2 is complete and the scale said I lost 1.4 lbs. Not bad considering all the carbs I felt like I ate. I am down a total of 4.6, about 3.6 away from my first goal.
So what did I make this week? Well, the husband said he would like more meat in his diet. Apparently, my becoming anti-meat seems to be affecting his enjoyment of dinners. So I decided I would compromise. Except I didn’t. Instead, I made Broccoli-and-Cheese Stuffed Shells.
I really liked this recipe because 1) Mr. B loves broccoli so he thought it was great (even sans meat) and 2) you can totally make it the night before and then stick it in the oven for dinner the next night. Easy peasy.
What you will need is:
- 16 uncooked jumbo shells
- 1 Tbsp of water
- 1/2 shredded mozzarella cheese or Daiya cheese
- 2 Tbps shredded mozzarella or Daiya cheese
- 2/3 cups pasta sauce
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 16 oz Ricotta cheese or soy ricotta cheese
Preheat the oven to 350. Basically, boil the shells as indicated on the package. Rinse with cold water as soon as then are drained. If you are using frozen broccoli florets, cook them in the microwave according to the package then combine them in a bowl with the ricotta cheese and 1/2 mozzarella/Daiya cheese. Mix well. Next arrange the shells into an ungreased baking pan or dish. Fill the shells with the ricotta mixture. Spoon pasta sauce over the shells and sprinkle the remaining cheese over it. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes.
The end result is a quick, easy and delicious meal all four around 9 WW points a serving.
Andy went back for seconds which is always a good sign and had no idea some of it was made with vegan ingredients Win.
We are heading back to the HeartLand (aka Illinois) this weekend to enjoy some quality time with our families and attend a few weddings. I haven’t been home since Christmas so this will definitely be good for us. I am hoping to squeeze in some time to blog since my current life schedule has not allowed me the time I would like to dedicate to this site. And I do miss it. We leave Thursday night and are driving the whole 15-ish hours to the good old Midwest then heading up to Chicago for one wedding on Friday and back down to Central IL on Saturday for another. I honestly wish I could make it back for every wedding we get invited to because I just heart weddings. I hope to have some pictures to share with you once we get back. Until then, peace, love and happiness!