Sunday, April 02, 2017
I am making my usual weekly meal plan, using my friends, my many WW cookbooks. I am amazed at the number of dessert recipes in WW cookbooks. I haven't made very many of them over the years.
Now that I am at goal, you'd think I can now add the desserts back in. But I hesitate to re-activate a desire that with a lot of work I managed to extinguish.
The savory recipes call for low fat ingredients, of course, that's the whole point. Now that I am at goal, I am choosing to use whole milk in cream soups and full fat sour cream or yogurt in cooking, all measured out, of course. I can do this because I'd rather have the mouth feel of creamy savory than the sweet treat of dessert. And, of course, serving size is WW portions, not restaurant portions. Even restaurant appetizers are larger than what I would call a meal portion.
Some people love the desserts, and there they are, in full color in the cookbooks. I can't have both, alas, so I choose creamy savory. There is no right or wrong choice, thank goodness. With care (and a planner and a kitchen scale) I can have my 1 cup portion of full fat savory, and still maintain my weight.
I leave that sweet dessert for Christmas.