I was recently asked to join in the Feel Good Food Blogger Challenge organised by Weight Watchers. For us to take part in their challenge they sent over a whole bunch of goodies! Everything needed for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner including a few more treats too.
Pictured below, left to right - the Weight Watchers Goodies, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
The challenge was to share our day with video clips starting with breakfast of course. Oh my I'm not really a one for making videos but since I've now done a few I'm getting much more used to it - Paul however wasn't too keen on being filmed so we only done a few minutes of him!
We were both really pleased to see we could still have our Saturday night Indian Curry with poppadoms too!
I'm glad I took part in the challenge as I've actually learnt a few things:
The Weight Watchers ProPoints system looks easy to follow - much better than trying to fathom out the back of packaging to see how many calories you're eating and attempting to add them up. I just don't have the patience for all that and would soon loose interest. Okay for me to talk, we're lucky in the fact that we've never had to go on a diet but if I ever did then I think I would honestly choose Weight Watchers.
I love the fact that you can still have pretty much the kind of food you're used to eating - or want to eat. Biscuits and cakes are still allowed you just have to be sensible - unlike Paul who actually managed to eat 5 cakes in one go - I really don't think he could do a diet if he had to, he is a worry!
Liven up Food with my Top Tips!
There's nothing wrong with Weight Watchers Tikka Masala sauce but like any sauce in a jar it doesn't have to be cooked on the hob just because the instructions on the back say so - it works just as well in a slow cooker, in fact I'd say the chicken will have more taste if done that way.
I say you can liven up any ready made sauce or other foods without adding very much in the way of calories. Diet or no diet - food should be enjoyed and I personally think if you get into cooking you can dabble about a bit and liven up any diet without going over the top.
Now for the video of our Feel Good Food Day:
See my Top Tips including a couple of side dishes for Indian curry that wont get you piling on the pounds!
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Many thanks to Weight Watchers for the goodies - we really did enjoy our day.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a hamper of goodies and a supermarket voucher for other ingredients used to make the meals complete. I was compensated to cover time filming, photographing and writing up this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.