Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Cheesy bacon chips simply filling + 3pp

I was excited when I saw this recipe from Weight Watcher Girl for bacon cheese fries. Since I'm in Canada and don't often have the same food options I usually end up tweaking recipes I see. Also I do Simply Filling so I change things for that reason as well :)

This is not Simply Filling recipe but potatoes are Simply Filling and the oil is out of my daily oils so it just ends up costing me 3pp which I think is a bargain. Also I don't use bacon bits so I used pre-cooked low sodium bacon and light cheese.

1 medium sized potato I cut it into a chip shape with a mandoline but you can cut it into fries
1 oz/30g light cheese 2pp
2 slices of president's choice low sodium pre-cooked bacon chopped 1pp
1 tsp olive oil
salt/garlic powder/pepper
non stick spray

I put the cut potato and rinsed them off with water. Dry them and then put them in a bag with the olive oil and shook the bag so the olive oil was on all the potato.
Put the potato slices on a baking sheet you've sprayed with non stick spray
Sprinkle with the salt/garlic powder/pepper
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 12 minutes then turn over and cook another 12 minutes now the time depends on the temperature of your oven and how thinly you cut your potato. Keep your eye on them.
Take out of the oven, arrange the potato on top of each other and sprinkle the cheese and the chopped bacon on
Put back in oven just to melt everything


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Cheesy taco and cabbage casserole

I found a fantastic recipe from Weight Watcher girl! Click on the link for the original recipe :)

Now you know I'm in Canada and I follow simply filling I tweak things so I did change a few ingredients.
Items I changed are in red.

Cheesy taco and cabbage casserole Simply Filling plus 1pp 8 servings
1 lbs 93% ground turkey I used 1 lb extra lean ground beef
non stick spray
1 cup of fat free sour cream I used 1 cup of 0% plain Greek yogurt
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced green onion
medium to large cabbage diced I used 2 packages of coleslaw mix
1 package of taco seasoning I used the lower sodium one
1 cup of chunky salsa
1/4c reduced fat cheese and 1/2c fat free cheese I used 4 oz of finely grated light cheese which is 1pp/serving
9x13 baking dish

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large pan brown your meat.
Throw in the Green pepper, onion, taco seasoning and salsa
Mix and let simmer for about 2 minutes I left it a bit longer than that
Spray your pan with non stick spray and put one package of cole slaw mix in the bottom.
Layer 1/2 of the meat mixture over the cole slaw mix.
spread 1/2 cup of the Greek yogurt over the meat mixture.
Spread the other bag of coleslaw mix on top.
Spread the other 1/2 of the meat mixture.
And finally the last of the Greek yogurt.
DON'T put the cheese on yet.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes mine took 65 minutes.
Take the foil off and sprinkle the cheese on top and put back into the oven for 10 minutes.

8 servings simply filling plus 1pp

Monday, December 15, 2014

Apple berry cobbler Simply Filling

Loved this! The husband said it was amazing :)

Apple berry cobbler simply filling
This made 2 ramekins each was 1 portion

I took the blueberry scone recipe and omitted the blueberries and put it on top of apple/berries :)

1 small apple chopped smallish so they'd cook faster
8 frozen strawberries
1/3c leftover sugar free cranberry sauce

I put them all in a small pan. Of course you could use any berries you have on hand. Heated them until the strawberries were thawed and the apple starting to cook.

Divide between to ramekin dishes mine are the 1 cup size.

I then made this blueberry scone recipe but left out the blueberries. I took 1/3 of the recipe out and divided it between the ramekins and baked in a 350 oven for 25 minutes.

Then I added a few frozen blueberries to the rest of the recipe and poured it into a small glass baking dish to make 4 blueberry scones for later :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pineapple upside down pancakes simply filling

Oh my these taste great!

Pineapple upside down pancakes simply filling

1/2c quick oats uncooked
1/2 tsp baking powder
sweetener to taste 1-2 packets
2-3 slices of canned pineapple depends on how many pancakes you make blot them with a paper towel so the're not too wet
1/4c light yogurt sugar free I used vanilla
1 egg or 1/4 egg substitute or 2 egg whites whichever you prefer I used 1 egg today
1/2 tbsp brown sugar 0pp

Mix everything except pineapple and brown sugar in a bullet or use a stick blender. Let sit a couple of minutes as it gets thicker when you wait a few minutes.

You can make 2 - 3 pancakes depending on the size :) I made 2 today.

Pour 1/3- 1/2 of the batter in a non stick sprayed heated pan. Now put 1 of the pineapple rings on top.

There are 2 ways to finish them.
1. you can spread some of the brown sugar on top. Give the tops a quick spray with non stick and turn over after the bottom half has browned. Cook until browned then very carefully, because the sugar makes them sticky, turn over.
2. don't put the brown sugar on yet. Turn over and when cooked put them on a baking sheet, sprinkle the pineapple tops with the brown sugar and put under broiler for a minute or two or until browned. I haven't tried this method but it should work fine.

I used #1 method. Even if they don't turn over perfectly they taste divine :)

I topped my with a drizzle of 1 Tbsp of sugar free pancake syrup.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Giant chocolate banana breakfast cookie Simply Filling

Giant chocolate banana breakfast cookie Simply Filling  or 6sp

1/2 c quick oats
1 egg beaten
1/2 a banana mashed with a fork plus a few slices to put on the top
1/2 tbsp - 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder depending on how strong a cocoa flavor you like
sweetener to taste
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp turbinado sugar sprinkled on top makes it nice and crunchy :) 0pp

Spray non stick in a small round dish mine looks like a mini pie dish.
Bake at 375 for 17-20 minutes or until firm to the touch.


Enjoy!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Berry whip Simply Filling

Berry whip Simply Filling 2 servings or 1/3 for me and 2/3 for the hubs which is how it went today :)

1c frozen fruit of your choice today I made strawberry but I also love blueberry or cherry
1c fat free cottage cheese
drizzle of skim milk if needed

That's it!
Put the frozen fruit it first followed by the cottage cheese.
I just put this in my nutri bullet and whip it. If it's hard to get it started add a little skim milk.

This tastes just like cool whip and berries :) You can add a little sweetener if the fruit isn't very sweet.

Blueberry Crisp oatmeal Simply Filling +2sp

Blueberry crisp oatmeal Simply Filling +2sp Made this today and it was delish! 1/3 cup of old fashioned oats cooked (you could use wha...