Some years ago pasta and rice helped me to lose a lot of weight in a Weight Watchers context and even to maintain the weight loss afterwards; but I had eaten too much of them so now I eat them more scarcely. Nonetheless, pasta and rice are still an important comfort food that when combined with low fat sauce can make wonders.
In the family of starchy food we also find leguminous (eg. lentils, beans, chick-peas etc), this type of food is a part of my tradition as Greek and is pushed by Weight Watchers because it is healthy and satiating! In Greece, we often make soups out of them, but I discovered other recipes that valorize them and that I share with you. Try them and you will see the difference :)
And now you will ask, how on earth QUICHES can be good for dieting? The secret resides with the quantity we eat and the quantity of cream and cheese we are using to make them. Manage cream and cheese are the only solution to make light quiches because as we all know crust (brisée or feuilleté) has butter in it (or other type of fat) and I have not yet managed to diminish its quantity enough to make a good one :) But then again, I have not really tried! Maybe I will do it in the future, I will keep you posted.
A beautiful salad with green lentils and veggies sliced in small cubes for more savor and with a vinaigrette with lemon and mustard for even more taste :-) If you are vegetarian and not vegan, you can eat them with a poched egg! It’s really delicious with or without the egg! It’s your choice :-)