I am a little late getting this photo up, but about a week ago Big M and I went to a local restaurant called Frankenmuth Brewery. In the past we had not had good luck eating there, but they do brew their own beer and have a wonderful Irish Ale that I simply adore. It has been months (and months) since I had a beverage of my choice. I had a $25 gift card so I figured I would take my handy dandy WW app (which is already loaded on my iPhone) and go have a cheap meal.
Feeling guilty on the drive, I started to second guess myself. I worried that I would not be able to find something worth ordering that would fit into my points range and I would just end up frustrated – ordering whatever sounded good.
Frankenmuth Brewery (Photo credit: naokomc)
I sucked down some points, in the liquid calorie form with some of that Irish Ale I mentioned. It was worth every single point. I got lucky and noticed the burgers had the option to be turkey, so I had planned for that even though some ground turkey is still high in fat. I figured if I ate half and ordered a salad I would be fine. I calculated as I went.
Imagine the excitement when Big M showed me that the burgers can also be the Piedmontese beef. A healthy , leaner option. I plugged in the name to my WW app and waited patiently for the number to appear. 8oz = 5pt. Just the meat. I ordered the Cajun & blue cheese (1/2 the blue cheese please) no fries, asparagus (no butter or oil) and a side salad. I only ate 1/2 the burger.
And you know what? I did NOT miss the fries and other junk we usually order. We did order an appetizer and I had one piece, sent the rest home in Big M’s doggie bag to take to work the next day.
It was EASY to stay within my points for the day. Since we live down the road, it is a place we will be going back to. I am slowly filling my list of healthy eat-out options.
But now I had a 1/2 of a burger to deal with. Not really knowing what to do with it, I decided to eat it the next day with some leftover green and wax beans. I removed the bun and rolled the patty half in lettuce.
What are some creative ways you have used your leftovers?