Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Lemon cranberry stuffed French toast

I was going to make lemon raspberry stuffed French toast and realized I didn't have any raspberries!!

So last night while I was making dinner I popped 1/2c frozen cranberries and a couple of tbsp of water plus sweetener in a glass measuring cup and put it in the microwave until the cranberries burst and it was nice and thick. Put in the fridge until tomorrow.

Lemon cranberry stuffed French toast SF + 1pp for the cream cheese
2 slices of ezekiel bread (I count it as SF)

2 Tbsp light organic cream cheese (just the one I use) 1pp mixed with a little lemon zest and lemon extract and sweetener.

Leftover cranberry sauce I make mine with splenda so it's 0pp

1 egg plus a little skim milk, some vanilla extract and sweetener whisked together (you could use egg whites if  you like)

1 tsp of maple syrup 0pp

Take the 2 slices of bread and carefully dip each side in the egg mixture. Cook in a pan that has been sprayed with non stick spray or a little oil. Carefully turn when one side is brown.

When both slices are cooked divide the cream cheese between both slices and spread the cranberry sauce on top of one and put the other slice on top.

Serve with a tsp of real maple syrup for 0pp :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Hot oat bran

Hot oat bran cereal on a cold day is amazing!

I cooked mine in a cup of skim milk to get some dairy in.

This is the way I make it and it never comes out lumpy.

I put 1 cup of skim milk in a small pot and added 1/3c of quaker oat bran and a bit of sweetener to taste.
Turn the burner on medium and keep stirring :) When it was almost thick enough I added a splash of vanilla extract and some chopped up banana leaving a bit of banana to put on top!
When thick pour into a bowl, add leftover banana on top and today I added a tsp of sugar free chocolate chips 1pp.

Simply Filling plus 1pp for the chocolate chips or any other add on's

Friday, February 21, 2014

Creamy cauliflower or potato soup

So easy and tasty!

Creamy cauliflower soup SF add points for any additional ingredients! I added 1 light laughing cow cheese to make it creamy and 1 slice of cooked turkey bacon.

1/2 bag of frozen cauliflower or potato if you like
2 cups of fat free chicken broth

Simmer these until the cauliflower is tender. I then used a hand blender to make it smoother while leaving a few lumps :).  Then I added some ground pepper, garlic and onion powder and I wedge of light laughing cow cheese (1pp). If you're using cauliflower you may want to thicken it a bit at this point with some cornstarch mixed with a bit of water then added while stirring or whatever thickener you use.

Garnished with some green onion, 1 slice of cooked turkey bacon (1pp) and 15g of cheese. If you use fat free it would be SF.

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

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.