i am officially a weight watchers member. i have followed their principles before and lost weight, but this go-around, it just wasn't happenin. so, i bit the bullet and joined. i've been on the journey for two weeks now and have lost two pounds. nothing exciting, except for the scale is going in the right direction. so, i press on.
if you must be on a weight loss trail, it is always best to do it with a friend. i happen to have a friend who is a weight watchers expert and who is on the wagon again after gaining baby weight. she is such a source of encouragement and KNOWLEDGE. she knows the points of anything and has ideas and recipes galore to help me through.
if you don't know the points system, no worries. the following recipe also includes the regular nutritional info and it's GREAT! you know my obsession with pumpkin and now i can have it in a tasty, moist, delicious bread without eating only celery the rest of the day! if you are watching your waistline (and not just watching it expand) this is the recipe for you.
i meant to take a pic of the loaf, but this lonely piece was all that was left. and a few crumbs:)
|1||cups of flour|
|1||tsp. baking soda|
|1||cup canned pumpkin puree|
|1||cup brown sugar|
|1/2||cup low-fat buttermilk|
|1||tbsp. canola oil|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together in a small bowl.
- In a large bowl, beat pumpkin puree, brown sugar, buttermilk, egg and oil together.
- Add dry ingredients to wet, stirring just until moistened (overmixing will cause the bread to become too tough)
Serving Size 59.7g (1/12 of loaf)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 17