This week started out pretty rough. Thursday night my sister Kristin and her husband Matt had my family over for dinner. She made the best potato soup I have ever had. It had cheese and bacon in it. Unfortunately it was so good that I eat 2 bowls and my second bowl was huge (thanks Matt!) I did try to eat a little healthy. I ate two plates of salad. My sister made a salad with slices of apple on top. It sounds weird but it was excellent. I will probably make my salads like this every time. It definitely keeps a salad from getting boring. You have to try it!
I have tried to make up for my overeating on Thursday by being very careful with what I have been eating the rest of the week and getting in some extra exercise. We went grocery shopping on Friday so my house is stocked with any healthy food you could want. It is great! I will do a post this coming week on how I get healthy food at great prices in order to stay within my budget. I know how expensive it is to eat healthy but I am determined to do it.
I will leave you with a recipe today for Chocolate Cake. I got the idea from Jenny at Frugal Vegcaf. She suggested making chocolate muffins by mixing a can on pumpkin with a box of chocolate cake mix. My daughter wanted to bake a cake this weekend so I figured why not use the pumpkin to make it. She also picked out some icing with sprinkles to put on top. The cake turned out better then any of us expected. My husband said he couldn't tell that it had pumpkin in it. He kept telling me how moist it was. We both decided that we will make it this way every time. It is so much more moist then a regular cake and it is something that I can eat on Weight Watchers. Even with the icing the Weight Watchers points are very low. Thanks again Jenny!