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.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hamburger helper!

True comfort food. I made this a while ago and the hubs loved it. I promised to make it again and forgot :( Just found the recipe again. Quick, simple and delicious!!

I found the recipe here. Did I say how much I love this :)

Homemade hamburger helper 5 servings
this is Simply Filling plus 2pp/serving for the cheese or if doing points plus it would be 11pp/serving. A serving is 1 1/4 cups

1 lb 93% lean ground beef (I used extra lean)
cooking spray
2 1/2 cups fat-free milk
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 cups (8.4 oz) dry whole wheat elbow macaroni
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 cups 2% cheddar cheese, shredded
Heat a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the ground beef. With a wooden spoon, break up the meat, browning until cooked through and no longer pink, about 5-6 minutes.
Add the pasta, milk, water, cornstarch, and spices; stir to combine. Bring to a boil and turn the heat down to low and simmer. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente. Add the cheese and stir to combine. Serve immediately.
Yield: 5 servings (~1 1/4 cup each)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 454 calories; 14.6 g. fat; 79 mg. cholesterol; 733 mg. sodium; 41 g. carbohydrate; 4.0 g. fiber; 40.2 g. protein

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Marinated mushrooms

You could use the oil towards the daily oil allowance and they'd be Simply Filling or 1pp/serving!

1 packet of mushrooms wiped with a paper towel

Put a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Add mushrooms for 4 minutes.

While they are boiling in a bowl or a canning jar (which I like because I can easily shake them up to distribute the marinade) add:
1/2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp light soy sauce or braggs liquid aminos
red pepper flakes to taste
I don't add salt

When the mushrooms are cooked add to the marinade and let cool to room temperature before putting them in the fridge.

Cheesecake Simply Filling +1sp

There are a lot of different cheesecake recipes around but this is the one I like. No it's not real cheesecake but we are enjoying it :)...