After gaining 2 pounds during the 2 weeks of holidays, I am back on track!! Went to my Weight Watchers' meeting yesterday and lost .6 pounds. Have been drinking lots of water and have even been journaling what I eat 5 days a week (which is a big thing because I haven't journaled in a long time) for the last week.
No problem with the gym - have gone 4 times last week.
I love granola but I usually make it for Ben. This time, I tried a WW recipe that I could have and count the points!!
It is delicious!
Will try it with apple juice next time and will add some almonds. Mmmmm! Even Ben enjoyed it! ;)
(from Weight Watchers Website)
12 servings - 4 points per serving
3 cup(s) uncooked quick oats (used regular oats)
2 cup(s) ready-to-eat puffed rice cereal
6 Tbsp honey (used maple syrup)
1 tsp canola oil
1/4 cup(s) apple juice (used orange juice)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup(s) slivered almonds (used pecans)
1/4 cup(s) dried cranberries
1/4 cup(s) raisins
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix uncooked oats and puffed rice cereal together and spread on a non-stick baking sheet with sides; bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.
Meanwhile, mix honey, oil, apple juice, spices and vanilla together in a cup. When oats and puffed rice are done, spoon into a large bowl; set pan aside. Add almonds to cereal mixture and stir to combine. Pour honey-spice mixture over cereal mixture and mix thoroughly to distribute and coat completely; spread mixture back over pan.
Return pan to oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes more, stirring every few minutes. Remove from oven and spoon back into bowl. (Note: Be careful that granola doesn't burn - especially cereal along sides of pan.)
Stir raisins and cranberries into mixture; let cool. Store in an airtight container. Yields about a half cup per serving.