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


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
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
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

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.

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