I love food but sometimes it doesn’t love me back

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Out of all the weight loss businesses we have on offer, Weight Watches is the one that I believe is the best. Losing weight is hard. I exercise regularly for my mental health but mainly weight loss is about what you put in your pie hole. But for someone who loves food as much as I do, it was important to really look at what I was eating. And when I added up all the crap I was eating, well I found out where my triggers lie.

Like that Wagon Wheel that I grab when I fill up the car with petrol. The second sausage sandwich, which I don’t really need, at the footy. Or that sneaky cheesy b that I woof down when I am running errands.

I love food, but sometimes it doesn’t love me back.

Now this post will not be for everyone, but if you are looking at upping the ante when it comes to your nutrition, read on.

I first did Weight Watchers in the UK where my diet of fry-ups and blueberry muffins started to show up on my ass. I went along to the meetings with my little book that I had to write in everyday about everything I ate.

I am not a sparrow and, like my car, I need fuel. I like to keep in simple when it comes to the basic art of eating. But I loathe frozen weight loss meals and cannot abide by protein shakes. That is a personal preference.

Enter the Weight Watchers No Count Option!

The No Count option is Weight Watchers best kept secret when it comes to simple and effective weight loss. We’ve helped thousands of members lose weight, improve their health and live their best life with the No Count option.

On the No Count option, you choose from a carefully selected list of nutritious, delicious and satisfying foods. You don’t need to count any points when you eat from the no count list.

 Weight Watchers challenged our WoogsWorld Foodie Extraordinaire Mrs Goodman to choose from their carefully selected list of food that you can eat as much as you like from, to create a super tasty dish. She took one look and came up with….


The Shopping List

2x tsp olive oil

500g lean turkey mince

4 tsp crushed garlic

2x medium onions (chopped)

1x red capsicum (chopped)

1x yellow capsicum (chopped)

2x celery stalks (chopped)

2x carrots (peeled and chopped)

1x medium sweet potato (peeled and chopped)

2x cups of water

1x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

3x cups of tomato passata

2x tsp chilli powder

1x tbl sp ground cumin

1x tbl sp paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1x tsp cinnamon powder

1x tbl spoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

1x 400g tin of red kidney beans (drained)

1x 400g tin of black beans (drained)

1x 125 tin of corn kernels (drained)

Fat free Greek yoghurt, chopped coriander, chopped chilli and chopped spring onion for serving.


Heat 2tsp of oil in large casserole or soup pot and sweat down onions, garlic, carrots, capsicum, celery and sweet potatoes until softened slightly.

Add turkey and brown well.

Add all the herbs and spices as well as the tomatoes, passata and water. Bring to the boil and add the drained beans.

Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 35mins, then add the drained corn kernels and simmer for a further 10mins.

You can add some water until desired consistency is reached and then adjust seasoning and chilli if required.

Serve on steamed brown rice with a dollop of yoghurt and chopped coriander, spring onions and fresh chilli.

Like a little rainbow plate, power packed with nutritious, FILLING tasty goodness. This recipe has 8-10 serves and is ideal for freezing.

You don’t need to be hangry good people of WoogsWorld! For more information about Weight Watchers No Count Plan, please click here. 

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