Some of you know I’ve been on Weight Watchers since right before Thanksgiving. I know what you’re wondering. What person in their right mind starts a diet then, (or as I like to say, a ‘lifestyle change’)?
Well, here’s the thing. WW is truly not a problem for me to stick to. I love fruits and veggies, and since they’re zero points, heck, WW is a piece of cake (pun intended).
Not that I don’t get a hankering for a juicy cheeseburger now and then,
I am, despite rumors to the contrary, human.
BUT. I’m sorta an insomniac.
So what does that have to do with WW and losing weight? Well, think about it. While you may have to fend off the urge to lick off the frosting on a pack of cupcakes a mere 16 hours a day, I, on the other hand, have to resist the temptation about 19 hours a day. It’s late at night that the food devils come a callin’ and I’m most vulnerable. You’ll find me stickin’ my nose in the fridge at 2 a.m. sniffing around for something that’s only gonna end up locking itself onto my love handles for dear life.
But these little orbs have saved my butt, quite literally. I don’t know how, why, where or when I came up with the idea to roast grapes. Sometime around a month ago I think. I know. I’m a genius.
Here’s what you do: Grab a bunch of grapes, rinse them off, and place on a baking sheet covered in parchment or foil. Don’t skip this step unless you want to spend a few hours cleaning your baking sheet. If you want to spray with non stick cooking spray that’s a good idea, but optional. Place them in a preheated 400 degree oven and cook until they start to look like this…
Ok, so maybe they don’t look THAT cute…
(Usually it’s around 35-45 minutes)
These are the same bunch of grapes in the first photo. You’ll notice they’ve shrunk a LOT, and what’s left is a gooey, sweet concoction that I CAN’T BELIEVE IS ZERO POINTS! Let them cool for a couple of minutes and enjoy while they’re still warm. If you want, they can be reheated for a bit in the microwave.
If you haven’t tried this, you should. If you have, don’t tell me. I’d like to think I’m the only brilliant mind out there.
These grapes are probably responsible for my 7 lb weight loss, which during the holidays is no small feat. Oh, and have you heard TMZ is spreading rumors that Tom Brady is about to dump Gisele Bundchen for yours truly? Must be my new rockin’ bod, so let’s keep this diet trick a secret from that old hag, ok?