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 :)

Brown rice pudding

Simply Filling if you use brown rice and skim milk or 4 sp for this recipe after being put in the recipe builder Brown rice pudding 4 se...