Pot-Luck And Peanut Butter Pie

     Being a Pastor’s Wife, a frequent challenge to weight loss is church pot luck dinners. I was very inspired by how my dear friend Nancy Ballengee planned and prepared for our most recent event.

Me with my beautiful friend Nancy in 2011.

     Each March around St Patrick’s Day we have a potato dinner. The church provides baked potatoes and then the congregation brings toppings like chili, bacon, broccoli, butter, sour cream, cheese and such. We also bring desserts and other goodies.Even though a baked potato can be a very diet friendly choice, this array of tempting toppings and accompaniments can quickly get you off track.

     Nancy shared with me that she had taken the opportunity in a recent Weight Watcher’s meeting to discuss this upcoming event and how to avoid the pit falls. The solutions? She brought a topping that she knew was healthful and low in points. Green Giant Broccoli and Cheese Just For One is the right size portion to nicely top a modest sized potato and is just 40 calories and 2 points. A little planning ahead allowed Nancy to enjoy the event while still staying with her eating plan. She also brought a fabulous desert that was made from a Weight Watcher’s Recipe. It’s a sugar-free, fat-free Peanut Butter Pie and is beyond delicious.  It’s one of my favorite Church Dinner Desserts ever and is just 6 Points (according to calculatorcat.com) and 245 calories.  Better yet, Nancy was nice enough to share the recipe so I could share it with you. I hope you enjoy!

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