Quick and simple meal

In line with my "save money" resolution, I've been trying to cook more (another resolution) and eat in. This also is in line with my "reach goal weight" resolution, so luckily all three of those can go hand in hand to make this fabulous meal:


A while ago I stocked up on frozen stir-fry veggies. The bag has peas, green beans, broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts (my fav), and on sale was pretty cheap. I can buy a bunch of these when they're marked down because they'll last for months in the freezer.

Tuesday night I came home from Weight Watchers around 6:15. It was already dark, I was tired, and the easiest (and of course, unhealthiest and most expensive) thing to do was order pizza. Instead, I pulled the frozen veggies out and tossed about 2/3 of the bag into a pan on medium heat with a little olive oil.

Next I quickly sliced up some tofu and tossed it into another pan also on medium heat with some olive oil. Cooked this until slightly browned and heated throughout.

Then I made two servings of cous cous, using vegetable broth instead of water for more flavor. Next time I might use chicken broth. The cous cous only takes about 5 minutes, so I saved this for last.

While the cous cous was finishing, I poured about a 1/4 cup stir-fry sauce in with the veggies, which were now warmed throughout (about 10 minutes). Then I mixed in the tofu, stirring to let all the flavors combine.

I immediately dumped half the cous cous and half the veggie-tofu mixture into a tupperware to take for lunch the next day.

And voila! In less than 20 minutes I had a delicious meal low in points.

For Weight Watchers:

To keep the points value lower, use a PAM spray instead of olive oil. Use more veggies than grain (although one serving of whole wheat cous cous is pretty miniscule in points for a lot of food). Don't use additional butter or olive oil when making the cous cous (usually optional in the instructions).