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.

Apple pie overnight oats Simply Filling

Made this today and it was so good that I had to share! Apple pie overnight oats Simply Filling 1/2c quick oats 1/2c skim milk 1 sma...