Sunday, December 1, 2013

Instant pumpkin ice cream!

I saw this recipe here and new I had to make it! The only change I made was to use light coconut milk. Oh and it said it made 4 servings but I made 2 :)

Instant pumpkin ice cream 2 servings 3pp each

1/2c light coconut milk
1 cup pumpkin puree frozen in an ice cube tray
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 banana frozen in chunks

Allow the frozen pumpkin cubes to sit at room temperature for 10 mins or so then process everything in a food processor. I used my Nutribullet.


Crockpot beef vegetable and barley soup

Found this fantastic recipe at Skinny Kitchen! Simply Filling or 4 points plus

I did tweak it a little as I don't really like zucchini in soup and used extra lean ground beef and less broth but other than that it was fantastic!

1 lb extra lean ground beef
3/4c dried barley
2 tetra packs of low sodium fat free beef broth (not quite 2 as it didn't fit in my crockpot)
1 15oz can of diced tomatoes I bought the one with garlic and black pepper
1 big carrot sliced thinly on my mandoline
1 onion shredded thinly
2 big handfuls of baby spinach which I forgot to put in :(
2 stalks of celery
2 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried sage
pepper

Brown the ground beef and strain to get rid of the excess fat. Add the beef and all the rest of the ingredients to your crockpot. Turn on low for 7-8 hours.

One serving is 1 1/2 cups :) 4pp or simply filling






Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pumpkin French toast

I had a craving for pumpkin today :)

Pumpkin French toast simply filling plus the syrup

If doing points plus and using light bread and egg whites it would be 3pp plus syrup

2 slices of bread (I used Ezekiel sprouted bread and count it as sf. You can use light bread)
1 egg or 2 egg whites
splash of skim milk
1/4c pumpkin
sweetener I used stevia
pumpkin pie spice I didn't measure but probably 1/2 tsp

Mix the egg, milk, pumpkin, sweetener and spice together. I used a square plastic sandwich container because it's easy to dip the bread in.

Dip bread in and turn over so the mixture is on both sides.

Spray a pan with non stick and place the bread on. Cook until nicely browned and carefully flip over and brown the other side.

If I have leftover cranberry sauce I like to put some on the side with this :)

Serve with maple syrup

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Apple cranberry oatmeal breakfast parfait


Apple Cranberry breakfast oatmeal parfait: 5pp or 100% Simply Filling
1/3c oats
1/2c light yoghurt (I used light vanilla)
1 apple chopped
cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
I had some leftover sugar free cranberry sauce
1/2 banana mashed
stevia or other sweetener

Add water to the oats and cook until softened. I put mine in the microwave for 45 seconds. Add the mashed banana. Put aside. Add sweetener if you want I find it sweet enough without.

Take the apple and cinnamon and cook it in the  microwave for a minute or two until softened. Time would depend upon the type of apple you use. I added a couple of drops of stevia.

I used vanilla yogurt and added a little maple extract.

Now put half the yogurt in the bottom of whatever container/bowl you are using, then put 1/2 the oatmeal mixture, then 1/2 the apple mixture, I also put a little cranberry sauce on top (maybe a tbsp). Repeat.

I haven't made this the night before but I'm sure you could.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hamburger helper!

True comfort food. I made this a while ago and the hubs loved it. I promised to make it again and forgot :( Just found the recipe again. Quick, simple and delicious!!

I found the recipe here. Did I say how much I love this :)

Homemade hamburger helper 5 servings
this is Simply Filling plus 2pp/serving for the cheese or if doing points plus it would be 11pp/serving. A serving is 1 1/4 cups

1 lb 93% lean ground beef (I used extra lean)
cooking spray
2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups (8.4 oz) dry whole wheat elbow macaroni
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups 2% cheddar cheese, shredded
Instructions:
Heat a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the ground beef. With a wooden spoon, break up the meat, browning until cooked through and no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes.
Add the pasta, milk, water, cornstarch, and spices; stir to combine. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to low and simmer. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately.
Yield: 5 servings (~1 1/4 cup each)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 454 calories; 14.6 g. fat; 79 mg. cholesterol; 733 mg. sodium; 41 g. carbohydrate; 4.0 g. fiber; 40.2 g. protein

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Marinated mushrooms


You could use the oil towards the daily oil allowance and they'd be Simply Filling or 1pp/serving!

1 packet of mushrooms wiped with a paper towel

Put a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Add mushrooms for 4 minutes.

While they are boiling in a bowl or a canning jar (which I like because I can easily shake them up to distribute the marinade) add:
1/2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp light soy sauce or braggs liquid aminos
red pepper flakes to taste
I don't add salt

When the mushrooms are cooked add to the marinade and let cool to room temperature before putting them in the fridge.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blended juices!

What do I mean by blended juices?? Well it's like juicing except I put all the fruit/veg in my Nutribullet and blend away until smooth. That way you get the juice and all the fibre and goodness :) These are definitely not sweet smoothies but they taste great in their own way.

I'll post new blends as I make them!

1. Beet, apple, lemon, kale and a cup of water Simply Filling 0pp

2. Kale cucumber smoothie: 1c kale, 1/3 avocado (2pp), 1c ice or as needed, 1/2c light coconut milk (2pp), 1/2 cucumber and 1 pear (the pear wasn't very sweet so I put a couple of drops of liquid stevia in) 4pp

3.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Cabbage roll casserole

I was inspired by this recipe :) Then had to do it my way the easy way! It turned out even better than I thought it would. The hubs also loved it.

Cabbage roll casserole 100% Simply Filling without the cheese and the points would depend upon what cheese you use and how much. I used 4 oz finely shredded so it was SF+1pp

When I put it in the recipe builder it came to 7pp/serving It makes 8 big servings. The only points are from the beef, the cheese and the brown rice.

Here's how I did it:

1 lb of extra lean ground beef
2 cups of cooked brown rice (I cheat and use the one that takes 10 minutes to cook)
2 packages of shredded cabbage/coleslaw mix
Sea salt to taste
1 medium onion chopped
1 large can of pureed tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
Shredded light cheese

Cook the ground beef until cooked and broken up in a large pan. Take out of the pan put in a large bowl and put the onions in to brown. When they're just about brown add the garlic and the spices. Put it in the same bowl as the beef. Add the tomato puree and about 1/2c of water to rinse the can out and add to the mix also add in the rice and stir well. Put aside.

Now wipe out the pan you cooked the beef in and if you want you can add a tsp of oil I just sprayed it with a little olive oil and add one bag of cabbage at a time (mine couldn't hold both of them) and cook and stir until it's beginning to soften about 5-8 minutes I did sprinkle mine with some sea salt. If you've just cooked one bag put the cooked one aside while you cooked the second bag.

Now spray a 9x11" pan with non stick or olive oil.

When I layered this it  looked like I was stretching out the ingredients pretty thin but look how it came out :)

Anyway... layer 1/2 the cabbage in the container followed by one half of the beef/rice mix. Repeat.

Cover (I used foil) and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes. Take out and take cover off. Sprinkle cheese on top and pop back in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

Makes 8 big servings and freezes well!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Spicy pickled green beans (and carrots)

This is my favorite pickled green bean recipe! Found the recipe here I do sometimes have to add just a bit more vinegar to get it to cover all my veggies. This time I added carrots :)

Spicy pickled green beans and carrots 0pp

1 lb of green beans trimmed (I cheat and buy a bag already trimmed)
2 cups of rice vinegar
1/4 cup of sugar
2 Tbsp kosher salt
6 small dried chili peppers
1 tsp of multi colored peppercorns
3" piece of kombu dried kelp or seaweed (I didn't have any this time and it's not a big deal)
lemon slices

Bring a large pan of water to a boil and blanch the green beans and carrots for 3 minutes. They still want to be crisp.

While bringing the water to a boil put all the other ingredients except the lemon in a small pan and bring to a boil. As soon as it boils pour it over the hot veggies and lemon slices.

Drain and put the hot beans and carrots into a heat proof container/bowl. Put the lemon slices on top. And pour the hot pickling liquid over it. Slice open the hot chilies if you want it spicier.

Beet salad

This is sooooo good! If you like beets. :)

Beet Salad Simply Filling

2 beets roasted, peeled and grated
2 tbsp fat free mayo or whichever mayo you use :)
green onion
salt/pepper to taste
I added a bit of no salt lemon pepper to it as well

mix all together and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

You could also add grated apple!




Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pink smoothie

I love how healthy this smoothie is! This is not an overly sweet smoothie and it would probably be a good idea if you like beets :) I love them and really enjoy it.

Pink smoothie 2pp

1 banana
1 pear chopped
1/4 small raw beet I washed it and left the skin on
55g avocado (I weigh so I know exactly how many points it is)
1c water
ice
I added a couple of drops of sweet leaf stevia

Blend all in a nutribullet or blender

Next time I might add a bit of ginger :)

Edamame carrot salad

Edamame carrot avocado salad (didn't have any avocado so made it without this time) Simply Filling or 4pp without the avocado. You could also add any other protein you'd like.

Baby spinach or lettuce
1/4c organic edamame cooked
ribbons of carrot made with a potato peeler :)
2 tsp olive oil
lime juice
garlic finely chopped or garlic powder
cilantro
Bragg's aminos or low sodium soy sauce or tamari sauce

Portobello bacon cheese mushroom

I made this for breakfast today :) Points depend upon whether you use bacon and how much cheese cheese. Mine came to 2pp

Portaobello mushroom
Thick slice of tomato
1 crispy slice of bacon (made an extra one yesterday)
Light cheese

Take out the stem of he mushroom, some people scrape out the black scales I didn't, and either pan fry or bake. I popped mine in my toaster oven on 350 until cooked. Turn it over to get the juices out.

When cooked put it bottom side up, add tomato slice, crumbled bacon and cheese and put under broiler for a minute or leave in frying pan until cheese is melted.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

321 cake

This is for those times when you want something sweet but you don't want to blow all your points on something :) Not simply filling!

321 cake 3pp

1 tbsp angel food cake mix
2 tbsp of cake mix of your choice
2 tbsp water
1 minute in the microwave

I usually top this with plain greek yogurt mixed with vanilla and sweetener

French toast with peanut butter/banana/chocolate

Had this today and it was amazing :)

French toast with peanut butter/banana/chocolate 5pp or simply filling plus 2pp

2 slices light bread
2 egg whites plus a tbsp skim milk, cinnamon and sweetener whisked together
banana slices
1/2 tbsp peanut butter warmed up
8g mini semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp sugar free syrup

Dip the bread in the egg white mixture and cooked in a sprayed non stick pan. When brown turn over and brown the other side.
Put banana on top of the french toast, drizzle the 1/2 tbsp warmed peanut butter, sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and top with either a tbsp of sugar free syrup or 1 tsp of real maple syrup both 0pp.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mexican breakfast wrap

Mexican breakfast wrap Simply Filling + 1pp for the cheese or 5pp

1 low carb high fibre small tortilla (I always counted these as Simply Filling)
1/3c fat free refried beans
1 egg
15g light cheese
salsa

Warm up the tortilla in one pan while cooking the egg in another one. Or warm up the tortilla and keep warm while cooking the egg. Spread warmed fat free refried beans on the tortilla, top with the egg and sprinkle the cheese on top and then a dob of salsa on top :)

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Creamy pumpkin mousse

Came up with this today to eat after lunch! So good

Creamy pumpkin mousse makes 2 servings 100% Simply Filling or 2pp per serving

1c fat free Greek yogurt
1/2c pumpkin
1/2 packet of Weight Watchers French Vanilla smoothie
1/4c skim milk
pumpkin pie spice and sweetener to taste

I put all ingredients into my nutribullet.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mini breakfast quiches

Mini breakfast quiches simply filling + 2pp for 30g light cheese

1/2c  egg substitute or 2 eggs for 4 egg whites :) whisked
veggies of your choice (I like to use broccoli, green onion, peppers)
you can also add protein of your choice (lean ham, turkey bacon 1pp, homemade sausage SF or 2pp)
30g/1oz cheese I use light cheese grated or cubed

Spray 3 or 4 muffin cups with non stick.
Divide veggies into the cups.
Crumble the meat on top.
Divide the cheese between the cups.
Pour the egg mixture on top until nearly full.
Pop into a 350 oven (I used my toaster oven) for 20 minutes or until puffed up and starting to brown.
ENJOY!

Depending on how many veggies you add this makes 3 or 4 muffin cups and yes I count that as 1 serving :)



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sausage simply filling


Breakfast sausage 100% simply filling or 2 pp original recipe found here
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey I've also used chicken which was just as good
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
Directions
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make sausage patties to desired size and thickness. I usually get about 8 patties. Uncooked patties can be frozen up to one month.
Add patties to a large skillet and cook on medium-high heat until brown on both sides and cooked through.

Individual apple pies

A fellow Weight Watcher friend passed along this recipe :)

Individual apple pies (I made 1/2 the recipe) points are determined by the points of your egg roll wrappers. Mine are 2pp but some people have found 1pp ones.
6 apples cored and chopped small
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/3c water
1 tbsp cinnamon
10 egg roll wrappers

Cook the first 4 ingredients until thr apples are soft not mushy.

Wet the edges of the egg roll wrappers with a little water to help them seal.

Put approximately 2 Tbsp of the mix in the middles of the wrappers and roll up like an egg roll folding the sides in.

Place on a baking sheet or parchment paper that has been sprayed with non stick or misted with oil.

Bake at 350

Now the original recipe says 8 mins then turn for 8 more mins but with my wrappers it took a total of about 25 mins. Cook until browned.

The hubs and I loved them :)

Thanks Lori!!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Blueberry smoothie


Made a berry smoothie this morning that was so good!

1c skim milk
1c frozen mixed berries
1 banana frozen in chunks
1 package Weight Watchers French Vanilla smoothie mix

I put all in my nutribullet and it came out so nice and thick i could eat it with a spoon :)
100% simply filling or 4pp

Friday, September 20, 2013

Banana stuffed French toast



Banana stuffed French toast Simply filling plus 2pp for the cream cheese or if you're doing regular points plus it would be 5pp

2 slices light bread
2 tbsp of light cream cheese 2pp
1 packet of stevia/sweetener
banana sliced
2 egg whites
splash of skim milk
cinnamon

Mix the light cream cheese, a pinch of stevia/sweetener and some cinnamon
Spread mixture on 2 slices light bread
Place some banana slices on one of the slices on top of the cream cheese the rest of the banana can be put on the side
Put the 2 slices of bread together with the cream cheese on the inside

In a square container mix the egg whites, splash of milk, little stevia/sweetener and a 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Whisk together.

Dip the sandwich first one side then carefully turn over and the other side.

Cook in non stick sprayed pan. If doing Simply Filling you could use one of the oils. Today I've planned for my oils later.

Cook one side till brown then carefully flip and brown the other side.

I served this with 1 tsp maple syrup (0pp)

If you want to step this up a notch you could put a few chocolate chips on the inside which would be amazing. I don't trust myself around chocolate chips though and this is awesome even without them :)

Update: made this today with Ezekiel bread which I count as Simply Filling, 2 tbsp organic light cream cheese which was 1pp, sprinkled 1 tsp pure maple flakes (0pp) on the cream cheese and topped with 1 tsp pure maple syrup (0pp)



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pumpkin pie breakfast parfait



Pumpkin pie breakfast parfait 100% Simply Filling or 4pp

1/3c oats
1/3c water
1/2 banana mashed
1/4c pure pumpkin
1/4c light vanilla yogurt or you could use Greek yogurt
1 tsp maple syrup (0pp) or sweetener of your choice
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
I used a spoonful of sugar free home made cranberry sauce on top I just used splenda instead of sugar too make it.

put the oats and the water in the microwave until softened approximately 1-11/2 minutes. Stir in mashed banana. Add a tsp of maple syrup or sweetener depending upon your taste.

In a separate small bowl mix the pumpkin, yogurt and pumpkin pie spice. Add a tsp of maple syrup or sweetener to taste.

Layer the oatmeal mixture and the pumpkin mixture.

Sprinkle a little extra pumpkin pie spice on top.

Optional add a little cranberry sauce :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Slow cooker meatballs and marinara

Update I put this in the ww recipe builder just the sauce and the meatballs made with extra lean ground chicken, 1/4c egg substitute and no skim milk as I didn't need it. With 2 meatballs/serving and it came out to 3sp/serving. The pasta is extra.

Using light bread for the bread crumbs and the light parmesan cheese divided by the servings comes to 0sp. So it would be SF + 0sp when using whole wheat pasta

I saw the original recipe for this here: http://www.emilybites.com/2013/08/slow-cooker-meatballs-marinara.html

I only needed to tweak it just a little to be simply filling :)

I replaced the bread crumbs the first time with light bread crumbs and this time with ground oats. I also used light parmesan cheese and no extra oil. Both ways came out great. This recipe makes big meatballs!! Ralph and I both love this. It also freezes well for a quick dinner.

Slow cooker meatballs and marinara

100% Simply Filling (the amount of light parmesan cheese in the meatballs is 0pp when divided between 16) or 5pp
Pasta would be counted separately (it is Simply Filling as well)
AlsoI add 1/2 Tbsp parmesan on top and count that as 0pp

For the meatballs: Makes 20 big meatballs
1/2c light bread crumbs or  ground oatmeal (I just put it in the nutribullet)
1/4c light parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 eggs
1/4c skim milk
1 lb 95% lean ground beef

Mix all together and I just popped them in the toaster oven or you could cook in a skillet. Just till browned do not have to be cooked through.

For the sauce: I just put all this in the slow cooker and added the browned meatballs to it.
2 cloves of garlic
1 small onion chopped
28oz can of crushed tomatoes
8 oz tomato sauce (I added a little bit more as it was really thick)
6 oz tomato paste
1 tsp dried basil (could use 2 tbsp of fresh but I don't have any around)
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp of salt
sweetener a pinch
1 bay leaf

Put all in the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

Serve over whole wheat spaghetti noodles.


Pumpkin cupcake/muffins

I tend to be careful the first time I try recipes. I'm glad I did this time because the size of the cake mix box I bought was less than the one in the recipe and because of that I used just barely over 1/2c of water. I still used 1 cup of pure pumpkin.

Pumpkin cupcake/muffins I only got 12 out of this so I put it in the recipe builder and they came out to 4pp and well worth every point :)

I used one box of Betty Crocker French Vanilla cake mix
1 cup of pure pumpkin
1/2 cup of water plus a drizzle :) Just till it's the right consistency

Mix well and pour into muffin tins that have been sprayed with non stick. I baked them in my toaster oven at 325 for 20-25 minutes.
Today I added "icing" made with fat free plain Greek yogurt mixed with 1 tsp maple syrup (0pp), sweetener and pumpkin pie spices :)

Smoothies Simply Filling Style

I found a great blog post by Brooke on different smoothies and decided to make them. Some of the recipes I tweaked because I don't buy that ingredient or I wanted to keep it 100% Simply Filling. I used skim milk instead of almond breeze but you definitely could use almond breeze.

This makes a huge serving. If you wanted you could always make smaller ones with 1 cup of milk and one handful of spinach.

I'll put pictures on this post as I make them :)

Peach Pie Smoothie 100% Simply Filling (points would depend on what ingredients you use)



2 cups of skim milk
1/4c uncooked oatmeal
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 packet Weight Watchers French Vanilla smoothie mix
banana cut into chunks
1 1/2 peaches frozen (I couldn't fit the other 1/2 peach in)
I forgot to put the cinnamon in but it really didn't need it :)
(you can add 2 tsp of oil to get your daily oils in if you like)

I put all but the peaches in my Nutribullet and when that was processed then added the frozen peach.

Yummo! These smoothie keep me full for hours

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 100% simply filling

2 cups of skim milk
1/2c pure pumpkin
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 packet of Weight Watchers French Vanilla smoothie mix
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
ice
(you can add 2 tsp of oil to get your daily oils in if you like)
Brooke added 1/2 sheet of low fat graham crackers but I didn't choose to have this

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Simply Filling plus 3pp if you use real peanut butter

2 cups skim milk
2 handfuls of baby spinach
1 packet Weight Watchers Chocolate smoothie mix
1 tbsp pb2 or real peanut butter
1 frozen banana cut into chunks
ice

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Slow cooker split pea and ham soup

One of my favorite soups.

Slow cooker split pea and ham soup Simply Filling or 5pp

1 pkg (16oz) dried split peas
2 cups of lean ham or back bacon diced
1 c carrot diced (didn't have any this time)
1/2c onion diced
1 cup of celery diced
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp dried thyme
ground pepper
6 cups of low sodium fat free chicken broth (you can use water) add more if you want it thinner
salt to taste at the end of the cooking time

Put all into a slow cooker on low for 8 hours. Make sure to stir every now and then as the peas become thick on the bottom :)



Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mini Turkey Stuffing Meatloaf

I saw a recipe for meatloaf muffins and it set the foodie in me thinking what I could come up with :)
This is the result! The hubs and I both loved them.

Mini Turkey Stuffing Meatloaf Simply Filling plus 2pp each or if doing points plus its 3pp each

1 lb of ground turkey or chicken
1 package of stove top stuffing (I used the lower sodium chicken one)
1 med onion chopped up finely
I used 2 tbsp + 2 tsp of egg substitute you could use 1 egg but I had none left :)
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of Kraft calorie-wise bbq sauce
Ground pepper

Extra bbq sauce for the tops.

Mix altogether and divide between 12 muffin tins that were sprayed with non stick spray. Slightly flatten the tops then put 1/2 tbsp of  bbq sauce on each muffin.

Cook at 325 degrees for 40 or until nicely browned. Mine came out of the muffin tins very easily.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Cream of wheat

I haven't had this for a long time. I made it with some skim milk to help me get my dairy in for the day. It's 100% Simply Filling or 3pp.

Cream of wheat for one. Simply filling or 3pp

1 1/4c water or milk
3 tbsp cream of wheat
fruit or your choice I had a banana today
sweetener to taste

This is the way I make it. Put the water/milk in a saucepan and turn the stove on to medium heat. I have a whisk ready and I put one tablespoon at a time in the cool water/milk and whisk until all 3 tbsp are in. Keep whisking and it will thicken up and be nice and smooth. Then I added some chopped banana in it and a bit on top.

This make quite a big bowl :)


Friday, September 6, 2013

Banana split for breakfast witth a twist!

I decided I wanted a banana split for breakfast this morning but I wanted cherries instead of strawberries. I used 2 pts worth of Love Crunch  dark chocolate and red berries granola and 1 pts worth of chocolate sauce :)

Banana split for people following SF it would be SF +3pp for those doing Points Plus it would be 4pp

Light yogurt SF
Frozen cherries thawed SF
Banana SF
18g  gm of granola 2pp
1 tbsp of chocolate sauce 1pp

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Protein pumpkin pancakes

A fellow Weight Watcher sent me this recipe and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it :) 100% Simply filling!

I have to be honest here. I wasn't too fussy about these. It was a texture thing. They are like the banana egg ones but I like those a lot better. Anyway try them if you like.

Protein pumpkin pancakes Simply Filling or 4pp
1/4c oats ground into flour or just put all ingredients and blend
6 egg whites
1/4c pure pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
a little vanilla extract
sweetener to taste

Made 5 pretty big pancakes for me


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Melt in your mouth chicken

I was excited to find this recipe! It's was pretty easy to tweak it a bit. I used 0% Greek Yogurt and light parmesan cheese.

Melt in your mouth chicken Simply Filling plus 1pp for the light cheese for those following points plus it would be the 5pp if you eat 3 oz of chicken breast.

This is for 2 people:
2 chicken breasts
1/2c ff Greek yogurt
1/4 light parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp seasoning salt Next time I won't add this as it was pretty salty
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Ground pepper

I cooked these in my toaster oven as it's still pretty hot here. Put into a sprayed with non stick spray pan. Mix all the ingredients except the chicken together and spread over chicken. Bake for 35  minutes at 350 degrees or until chicken is cooked.(I ended up cooking mine for 45 minutes)

 


Monday, September 2, 2013

Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes Simply Filling or 6pp if you use egg whites

1/2c quick oats uncooked
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4c ff cottage cheese
1 large egg or 2 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp splenda baking granular or whatever sweetener you use
(I added a couple of tbsp of skim milk to make it a bit thinner)
I also added sliced banana I put them on top of the mix when I first put them in the pan.

Put all ingredients in blender or use immersion blender. Cook on a non stick/or non stick sprayed pan. Be careful turning them. Make sure to wait until they are cooked before trying to flip them.

Makes 3 pancakes that are very filling :)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Egg McSuzi

Egg McSuzi Simply Filling or 6pp

Light English muffin
1 egg
1 fat free cheese slice
1 very thin slice of extra lean ham
Tomato slices
Sometimes I put lettuce on but I forgot today :)



Thursday, August 29, 2013

Slow cooker/pressure cooker pumpkin steel cut oats simply filling or 5pp

Some days are just busy enough that I need something quick for breakfast. I tweaked the original recipe from here.

I have to tell you that all slow cookers are different and when I read this recipe I knew that I couldn't leave mine on low for 8 hours with steel cut oats in it. It would be over cooked. So I put mine in the slow cooker after dinner and they took barely 5 hours and came out amazing. I also had a hard time finding a bowl that would hold this much and fit in my slow cooker so I improvised. I took a bowl that would fit in but not all the way in so I filled my crockpot with water to the bottom of the filled bowl. Worked great, didn't stick and came out perfect.Make sure it's a heat proof bowl!!

The smaller bowl is just what I put some in to warm up for breakfast tomorrow :) I did put 1 tsp of real maple syrup which is 0pp.

Slow cooker pumpkin steel cut oats

1 cup steel cut oats

2 cups of water
1 cup of skim milk (you could use all water but I like it a bit creamy)
1 cup of canned pumpkin
1 tsp of vanilla
2 Tbsp splenda brown sugar blend I didn't find it sweet enough and added 2 Tbsp of sf pancake syrup
2 tsp pumpkin pie mix

In a heat proof bowl that will fit in your slow cooker put all the ingredients in. I  sprayed with non stick first.
Put into the slow cooker and carefully fill slow cooker with water to 1/2 way up the side of the bowl.
Cook on low for 5 hours. Or until cooked.

Makes 4 servings of 1 heaping cup

This is simply filling since the brown sugar blend dived by 4 would be 0.
The original recipe using all water and regular brown sugar is 2pp. Which if you use the splenda brown sugar blend and skim milk should still be 0pp. Or for points plus 5pp per 1 cup cooked.

Update: I made 1/2 this recipe and put it in my electric pressure cooker for 8 minutes then natural release.



Ham and egg cups


Another breakfast favorite! Simply Filling plus the cheese unless you use fat free or 5pp depending on your ingredients.

Ultra lean ham put into muffin cups. Today I filled them with 1 egg and 1 egg white, green onion and light cheese 2pp for the light cheese the rest is Simply Filling.

I put them in my toaster oven at 350 for 20 minutes.

I put different things in these every time I make them :) I love putting leftover broccoli in them.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cornmeal or cream of wheat waffles

I love when a kitchen mistake turns out great! This was supposed to be cream of wheat but I was half asleep so I used cornmeal by accident and they still turned out great :)

Cornmeal or Cream of Wheat Waffles 100% simply filling makes 8 small waffles or 4 large ones. 2 small waffles or 1 large one would be 4pp my machine made large ones.

1 cup of cream of wheat uncooked or cornmeal
1 egg
3/4c skim milk plus 2 tbsp (don't add the extra 2 tbsp if using cornmeal)
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/2c splenda baking blend

Mix together let sit 10 minutes.
Heat your waffle iron, spray well with non stick spray or a light coating of oil
Use a heaping 1/4c per waffle.
Cook until crispy and brown.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Crockpot Chili Wendy's style


Chili Simply Filling Style sorry I haven't figured out the pp for this!

I usually make this depending on what I have in the house. Today I had no chillies but I had lots of onion so that's what I used. I also add a couple of tbsp of tomato paste. I also put 2 large cans of beans in.  You know me I tweak things all the time!

1 lb of extra lean ground beef
brown then put into slow cooker

then put in the pan:
1 cup of chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
saute for 5-10 or until onion is translucent
add to crock pot

put all the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot:
1 small can of chopped green chillies
1 can of tomato sauce
1 cup of beef broth
1 tbsp chili powder or to taste
salt and pepper
1/2 tbsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp of sugar or a sweetener
2 cans of beans whichever ones you like

cook in crockpot 6-8 hours on low or 4 hours on high depending on your crockpot



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Thanks to everyone who already does this!

Baked custard

I've tried a couple of recipes for baked custard and this is the one I'm using right now.

Baked custard 100% simply filling or 2 pts if I make 4
I haven't tried using egg substitute which would make them even less points

2eggs
1/4c splenda
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4c instant skim milk powder
1 1/2c skim milk scalded (hot but not boiling)
nutmeg to sprinkle on top

I mixed the eggs, splenda, salt, vanilla in a small bowl. Then I put the skim milk in a saucepan and put it on medium heat until between warm and hot, but not boiling. When warm enough I added the instant milk powder. Take off of the heat. Whisk while very slowly adding the egg mixture. Pour into 4 medium sized oven proof bowls. Put bowls in a pan that has high sides. Pour very hot water into the pan until it's 2/3 of the way up the side of the bowls. Carefully put into a 350 preheated oven. I used my toaster oven. 20 minutes or until set and if you put a sharp knife in the middle it will come out clean.
Before I put them in the oven.
Cooked.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Chocolate covered cherry smoothie!

I saw this recipe and had to try it :) Of course I tweaked it a little bit!

Chocolate covered cherry protein smoothie simply filling or 3pp depending on the cottage cheese you use.

1/2c fat free cottage cheese
2 tbsp instant non fat milk powder
sweetener to taste
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2c frozen cherries
4 ice cubes more if you need it thicker
1/2c water

Put all in a blender and enjoy! The cottage cheese makes it nice and creamy


Blueberry Crisp oatmeal Simply Filling +2sp

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