I'm chubby... and not liking it right now.!! Last spring I was so proud of myself.. I ran our track.. I lost weight, clothes fit better and I felt better I had TONS of energy... then my son got sick in October and we didn't even figure out what he had til February... I didn't think about myself in those months.. and depression set it.. I gained all my weight back and more... You know what they say.. the weight you lose.. you always gain back more and I did..!! UGH!! So I have decided this Monday to go back on the Journey of Weight Watchers... It's the BEST program for me!! I know that I would do ok on my own.. but I need the accountability and the justification of spending the money! My hubby supports me 100% and tells me I'm beautiful just the way I am... awwww... but when my clothes don't fit.. and summer is coming I don't want to feel frumpy and feel like I have to hide! I have let the enemy sneak in and cover my emptiness and sorrow with food... Psalm 18:17 "He rescued me from my powerful enemy" my powerful enemy is food! Soooo all my bloggy friends.. can you keep me accountable and ask how it's going? I really truly honestly want to be successful this time!! I don't want to give up!! On that note.. I have to scoot to a friends for dinner and a birthday cake.. yikes...
Was POINTS® Value: 6Now POINTS® Value: 4Servings: 4Preparation Time: 12 minCooking Time: 10 minLevel of Difficulty: Moderate
Don't bust your waistline with high-fat, fried cheese sticks. Our slimmed-down version hits the spot and is much healthier for you.
2 sprays olive oil cooking spray, divided
8 oz canned tomato sauce
2 tsp ground oregano, divided
3 slice reduced-calorie wheat bread, torn
1 tsp dried thyme
8 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 finger-like strips
2 Tbsp honey mustard
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
In a small saucepan, combine tomato sauce and 1 teaspoon of oregano; set pan over low heat and simmer 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine bread, remaining teaspoon of oregano and thyme; process until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Place crumbs in a shallow bowl. (Tip: Use the ends of the loaf of bread for the bread crumbs since those slices are often uneaten.)
Coat cheese sticks with honey mustard. Transfer cheese to bread crumb mixture and turn to coat. Arrange cheese on prepared baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray.
Bake until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Serve with warmed tomato sauce on the side. Yields 2 cheese sticks and about 1/4 cup of sauce per serving.