Last night was my husband's birthday and, as per family tradition, we went for dinner and cake to his mom's house because she is very big on special occasions.
We totally understand how much events like this mean for her.
As such, we usually try to bring one of her favourite foods along as a treat - which often means Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Not only did I, the determined dieter, pick up a 20 piece bucket with fries, salads, and the sweet elixir of all things holy: The Colonel's gravy, I drove it over to my mother in law's house all the while enveloped by the smells of fried food and spices.
But here's where it gets interesting; the food didn't smell good.
It smelled greasy, and lardy, and quite frankly - a little gross.
(Am I really getting this healthy?)
So I stayed and visited, had a good time, sipped tea and told myself I would put together something special when I got home.
One of my favourite foods in the whole world is bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon, so last night I put together a healthier version for myself using Weight Watchers flat rolls instead of bagels.
Before I tell you about the rest of the sandwich, let me start by saying Weight Watchers flat rolls are a revelation. At only 1 point per serving they toast up nice and crispy and taste delicious!
I topped the toasted flat roll with Philly Light cream cheese, thinly sliced purple onion, smoked salmon, avocado, and capers and served it with assorted veggies, kalamata olives, and pickled asparagus and have to say I enjoyed every last bite.
Perhaps this is another tip...
If you find yourself in a situation where food is being served that is contrary to your health plan it`s okay to not eat it. Visit, have fun, and get through the temptation by promising yourself something even more delicious when you get home.
At least that`s my story... and I`m stickin to it ;)
Happy Saturday everyone!