Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Banana muffins 1pp!

Thanks to my online friend Ida for passing along this recipe! Original recipe is here
I love these Tulip parchment papers which were in the discount bin :)

Banana muffins 1pp depending which sweetener you use.

I did tweak a couple of things.

3 ripe bananas mashed
1 cup of splenda baking sweetener a friend has used 1/2 stevia and 1/2c splenda brown sugar blend which increases pp to 2pp/muffin. 1/2c splenda and 1/2c sugar would be 2pp/muffin.
1/2c unsweetened applesauce
I added one egg because it seemed pretty dry divided between 11 muffins doesn't add pp
3/4c all purpose flour
1/2c whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda I used 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp baking powder

Mix all together and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.Mine took 18 minutes

Makes 12 muffins Using my trusty ice cream scoop which measures 1/4c I came out with 11 muffins

Monday, September 15, 2014

Spring rolls with crab and Light spicy peanut satay sauce Simply Filling +3pp


Spring rolls with crab and Light spicy peanut satay sauce Simply Filling plus 3pp

rice wraps x 2= 2pp

veggies julienned I chose carrot, red pepper, cucumber and green onion

imitation crab you could also use chicken, shrimp, beef whatever you like.
2 Tbsp Pc Blue menu light spicy peanut satay sauce 1pp This is a Canadian brand.

Fill a round container with warm water. I just used an old frying pan.

Put a slightly damp tea towel on the counter. It helps to keep the wraps moist.

One at a time put the rice wraps in the warm water and gently submerge to get water over it. Leave for a minute or so or when touched it feels very soft. Gently take out keeping the shape and lay on the tea towel. Gently unravel if it's stuck together.

Lay the veggies and the meat of choice on the wrap and gently roll up like an egg roll. Cut in half and voila a spring roll :)

I promise after you've done it a couple of times it gets easier and just takes a couple of minutes!

Pumpkin cranberry stuffed French toast Simply Filling


Pumpkin cranberry stuffed French toast Simply Filling

2 slices Ezekiel bread which is simply filling in Canada or any other simply filling type bread

2 tbsp Kraft ultra low fat cream cheese
a few shakes of pumpkin pie spice
just a pinch  of sweetener

2 tbsp cranberry sauce that I made using sweetener instead of sugar 0pp or if using Canned cranberry sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp would be 1pp

1/4c pumpkin
1/4c egg substitute or 1 egg or 2 egg whites
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
sweetener I used 1/2 packet

sugar free pancake syrup or your choice of drizzle mine is 0pp

Mix the pumpkin/egg/pumpkin spice and sweetener and put into a container you can dip your bread into. I use a square plastic container.

Mix the cream cheese/pumpkin pie spice/sweetener. Or just sprinkle the sweetener and pumpkin spice on the cream cheese after you've spread it on the bread.

Take your 2 slices of bread and spread each with the cream cheese mixture. Spread the cranberry sauce on one side and top with the other slice of bread so the cranberry/cream cheese is in the middle.

Carefully put the sandwich in the pumpkin mixture and let sit a minute then carefully turn over and let the other side sit a minute.

In a frying pan spray with non stick and put the sandwich in the pan that has been heated to medium hot. When browned on one side carefully turn over and brown the other side.

Cut in half and drizzle with syrup.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cherry chocolate breakfast parfait! Simply Filling


Cherry chocolate breakfast parfait Simply Filling

1/3c oats
1/3c water
1/2 of a banana mashed with a fork
1 tsp of dark unsweetened cocoa if using the light you may need a bit more
sweetener to taste I used 2 packets

1/2c fat free Vanilla Greek yogurt or light vanilla yogurt

1/2c of cherries I use frozen and thaw them

Cook the oatmeal, cocoa and the water in the microwave for 1 1/2 minutes or cook on stove top. Add in the mashed banana and sweetener.

Now layer the oatmeal mixture, yogurt and cherries. I usually make 2 layers of each in a mason jar.

Enjoy!

You could make this the night before but I prefer to make it just before I eat it.
Beware this is really filling which is great if you have a busy day :) If you don't have as big of an appetite as I do just use 1/4c oats.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Shepherds Pie

This is one of those days when I wanted to make something filling fast! I have made it totally from scratch before but decided on short cuts today. I would also normally put light grated cheese on top but I'm out since tomorrow is grocery day.

Sorry I'm one of those people that doesn't always measure things. Especially if they're Simply Filling. A dash of this and that :)

Shepherds Pie simply filling plus 2pp for the light laughing cow and the gravy mix

1 lb extra lean ground beef
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
1 package of low sodium beef gravy mix
1 cup of water with a couple of tbsp taken out :) I wanted a little less than I usually use
a shake of onion powder
potatoes I used 3 medium if using a square pan I'd use 4
2 light laughing cow cheese wedges and a couple of tbsp of skim milk or fat free 1/2 & 1/2 or more depending on the potato you use

Boil the potatoes until soft.
Brown the beef and put aside.
When the potatoes are done drain and add the light laughing cows and the milk/cream you may need more depending on the type/size of your potato. I also added a little sea salt. Mash with a mixer or masher until smooth or a few lumps if you like that :)
In a medium pan add the water and the gravy mix and cook until thickened. Add the cooked beef, the frozen veggies and the onion powder.

Now you can either make individual shepherds pie or put in one square pan.
Spread the beef/veggie/gravy mix on the bottom then put the potatoes on top. Smooth the potatoes and I sprinkled some smoked paprika on top for color since I had no cheese.

I totally forgot to add bake it in a 350 oven for approx 30 minutes or until lightly browned on top :)

I made 3 portions but if you put into a pan you could get 4.




Egg roll in a bowl Simply Filling

I saw a recipe on 365 days to save my life on Facebook

Of course I tweaked it just a little bit :)

Egg roll in a bowl Simply Filling plus 1pp for the stir fry sauce

Instead of grated cabbage I just bought a bag of coleslaw and used 1/2 of the bag
Extra lean ground beef cooked I was cooking some up for something else and just took a bit of it for lunch :)
Chopped green onion
2 tsp olive oil to get my oils in for today
I also added some red pepper flakes because I like it spicy
Kikoman stir fry sauce 1 tbsp 1pp
A splash of lower sodium soy sauce

Stir fry the cabbage in the oil until starting to soften. Add the stir fry sauce, red pepper if using and continue to cook until fully cooked. After putting in the dish add the green onion and a splash of soy sauce.

You could also use leftover pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, crab or add bean sprouts and keep it vegetarian!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Strawberry banana baked oatmeal

Strawberry banana baked oatmeal Simply Filling

1/3c oatmeal
1/4c egg substitute or 1 egg or 2 egg whites
3 Tbsp skim milk
1/2 tsp baking powder
sweetener to taste 1-2 packets you could use maple syrup, sf pancake syrup also
1/2  banana chopped
chopped strawberries approximately 4 small ones cut into 4 pieces
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp turbinado sugar or regular sugar 0pp to sprinkle on top before baking

Mix altogether and let sit for a few minutes. Pour into a non stick sprayed ramekin dish. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a toaster oven at 350 for 25 minutes or until browned.

You could also bake it in the oven when you're cooking something else and heat it up in the microwave when you want to eat it.