6 cups chicken broth
1 medium diced onion
2 cups tomato juice
2 cups fresh chunky tomatoes
3 cups fresh or frozen green beans
1/2 cup diced celery
3 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups diced fresh carrots
2 cups julienned zucchini
spices of your choice
Mix all in large soup pot, and simmer until vegetables are tender crisp.
Add other "free" vegetables such as cauliflower, mushrooms, etc. if you want. If you don't have fresh vegetables, try to use frozen over canned. I freeze this in 2 cup servings, and add different spices as desired. For instance, I may add a little Italian seasoning one day, and chili powder another.
This is 0 WW points.
07-26-2006, 02:31 PM
Chinese Chicken Salad :carrot:
2 servings, 5 points each
6 oz cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 cups packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
2 cups Iceberg lettuce greens, or any mixed lettuce you like
2/3 cup sweet red pepper, chopped or julienned
2/3 cup celery, sliced
2 Tbsp sliced green onions
2 Tbsp sliced almonds
4 Tbsp Newman's Own Low Fat Sesame Ginger dressing
2 Tbsp packaged chow mein noodles
Shred or chop chicken breast. Toss with veggies, almonds, and dressing. Divide into 2 serving bowls or plates and sprinkle each with 1 Tbsp of the crunchy chow mein noodles (right before serving so they don't get soggy).
You can make this with a leftover grilled chicken breast, or from one of those rotisserie chickens from the grocery store. You can also add halved cherry tomatoes, snow pea pods, chopped broccoli, or lightly steamed green beans without really affecting the points. You can also leave off the chow mein noodles; we just like the extra crunch, but you could substitute more almonds instead. The almonds are better toasted if you have time.
I use Newman's Low Fat Sesame Ginger -- 35 cal for 2 Tbsp. Bernstein's also makes a great Light Fantastic Oriental dressing -- 60 cal for 2 Tbsp.
07-26-2006, 09:56 PM
Thanks, Katie! This is similar to a Crunchy Lunch Wrap that I make:
1/2 cup slaw mix
1 T chopped walnuts
1 3 oz. cooked, chopped chicken breast
I T Miracle Whip
1 T Paul Newman Lighten Up Honey Mustard salad dressing
2 flour tortillas (whole wheat is best) about 100 calories each
Mix well the 1st 5 ingredients, and spread on tortillas.
Add bell peppers, lettuce, cucumbers, other "free" veggies as you like.
Makes 2 servings, approx. 250 calories each.
09-19-2006, 08:48 AM
Fresh Vegetable Couscous
2 medium carrots, diced
1/2 cup diced celery
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup julienned sweet yellow pepper
1/4 cup sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 medium zucchini, diced
1/4 cup minced fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried basil)
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
dash hot pepper sauce
1 cup uncooked couscous
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
In a large skillet, saute the carrots, celery, onion and peppers in oil for 5-6 minutes until tender crisp. Add zucchini, basil, garlic salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce, mix well. Stir in the couscous. Add broth and bring to a boil. Cover and remove from heat; let stand for 7-8 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve immediately.
Makes 4 large (1 1/4 cups each) servings.
8 gr fat
513 mg sodium
43 gr carbs
4 gr fiber
8 gr protein
5 WW points
Personally, I eat 1/2 serving, for 136 calories and 2.5 WW points.
09-19-2006, 11:32 AM
PUMPKIN HARVEST BARS --Points: 2
(this recipe was originally posted somewhere on 3FC, but don't know where or when...)
Serves: 16 (130 Calories 2g Fat 0g Fiber)
1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp grated orange peel
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin
1 egg, 1 egg white
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 9x13 baking pan with nonstick spray.
In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, orange peel, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. In large bowl, combine sugar, applesauce, pumpkin, egg and egg white, and oil. Add flour mixture to applesauce mixture; stir until well blended. Stir in raisins. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack 15 minutes.
It's not pumpkin cookies, but sounds like it would be easy and good. Applesauce replaces a lot of the oil, and you could definitely use olive oil for the remaining oil required in the recipe :) Jane, you requested a diabetic recipe, I think? There is only 3/4 cup of sugar...could it be replaced w/Splenda for baking? I don't know, but I thought that diabetics also have to count/watch fruit intake, and there are applesauce and raisins in the recipe, so she might want to run it past her dr. to make sure it's good for her.
1-3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1 cup pumpkin, canned
1/4 cup oil
1/3 cup applesauce, unsweetened
1 whole egg + 2 egg whites
6 ounces dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly coat a bread pan with the nonstick spray.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Using a separate mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, oil, applesauce, egg and egg whites. Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture, and stir until the batter becomes moist. Gently fold in the dried cranberries.
Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean. Remove the bread from the pan, and let it cool on a wire rack before serving.
3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 can (15-oz) pumpkin
1-1/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup skim milk
1/2 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture.
Combine pumpkin and next 5 ingredients; stir with a whisk until well blended. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.
Spoon batter into 2 (8-1/2 x 4-inch) loaf pans coated with cooking spray. Bake for 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan. Let cool completely.
09-25-2006, 10:12 AM
From Everyday with Rachael Ray Magazine - October issue
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
for a photo, click here: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/29374/
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspooons paprika
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley
4 tilapia fillets (about 1 pound total)
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat the oven to 400º. In a shallow dish, combine the cheese with the paprika and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the fish with olive oil and dredge in the cheese mixture. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve the fish with the lemon wedges.
Ladies, I haven't tried this yet, but it looks delicious, and is on my menu for next week.
10-12-2006, 02:53 AM
WW "Oven Fried" Zucchini
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp table salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
4 medium zucchini, ends trimmed, cut into 12 x 1-inch sticks each
3 medium egg white(s), lightly beaten
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Combine flour, salt and pepper in a shallow dish. Mix well with a fork to combine. Add zucchini sticks and turn to coat. Place egg whites and bread crumbs in separate shallow dishes. Add zucchini to egg whites and turn to coat. Transfer to bread crumbs and turn to coat.
Place coated zucchini on prepared baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Bake 40 minutes, until golden brown.
Whisk together mayonnaise, honey and mustard. Serve zucchini sticks with honey-mustard mayo on the side. Yields about 6 sticks and 1 tablespoon of dip per serving.
Haven't tried this yet, but looks good. I like ranch dip, and make it with half light sour cream and half plain nonfat yogurt.
11-21-2006, 05:17 PM
OK...some Thanksgiving ideas. May be too late, since you probably have your meals planned already, but these are some of our favorites:
Bourbon Pecan Sweet Potatoes
8 servings, 3 WW points each
1 1/2 lbs cooked sweet potato (you could use canned, but we liked fresh)
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup maple syrup (or 2 tbsp syrup and 2 tbsp brown sugar)
1 fl oz bourbon
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
Lightly toast pecan pieces in foil-lined pie pan in oven, about 5-7 minutes at 350. Mash cooked sweet potatoes w/butter, syrup, and bourbon. Stir in toasted pecans and season to taste.
Really easy. These are more "savory" than the traditional candied sweet potatoes, but we like that. You could always bump up the maple syrup or add brown sugar, and/or sprinkle with mini marshmallows and brown in the oven -- just adjust the points accordingly, but shouldn't make too much of a difference split up over 8 servings.
11-21-2006, 05:42 PM
Bread Bowl Dip
1 packet vegetable soup mix, (1 2/3 oz, Knorr brand is good)
16 oz fat-free sour cream
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1/4 cup carrot(s), finely grated
8 oz canned water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 loaf pumpernickel bread, round
In a medium bowl, combine soup mix, sour cream, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Stir in spinach, carrots and water chestnuts; chill. To serve, hallow out a the loaf of bread, by cutting a circle in the center of it. Cut up remaining bread into 1-inch cubes. Fill with dip. Yields about 1/4 cup of dip and 2 bread cubes per serving.
12 servings, 3 points each.
You can also substitute plain nonfat yogurt for 1/2 of the fat free sour cream -- the tangy taste works pretty well in this. The recipe calls for pumpernickel, which isn't my favorite, so I usually use a different whole grain bread with similar fat/calorie/fiber content. Veggie dippers are good, too -- carrot, celery, and jicama sticks, red pepper strips, broccoli, raw mushrooms, etc. and are free points. Makes a pretty party tray.
11-21-2006, 05:51 PM
12 servings, 2 points each
After trying this, we'll never go back to the canned stuff again :)
2 cups cranberries
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup red dessert wine (like port)
1/3 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
1 tsp orange zest
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
Rinse and pick over cranberries. Juice the orange, add to water and port, add cranberries, cherries, sugar, and zest. Simmer until cranberries pop, about 10-15 minutes, occassionally skimming off foam. Chill and serve in a pretty glass dish.
You can pull the orange pulp out of the rind, roughly chop it up, and add it while you are cooking it, too. You could also substitute cranberry juice (100% juice blend, not cocktail), cherry juice, or pomegranate juice for the wine.
11-21-2006, 06:02 PM
Harvest Sweet Potato Pecan Tarts
1 cup mashed sweet potatoes (you can use canned or fresh)
3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp table salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp dark corn syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg white
30 phyllo dough tart shells (I used Athens brand)
Preheat oven to 350. Combine sweet potato, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Combine pecans, brown sugar, syrup, vanilla, and egg white. Spoon 1 t sweet potato mixture into each shell, spreading to edges, top with 1/2 t pecan mixture, bake 20 min, cool on wire rack. 15 servings, 2 tarts each, 2 points per serving (or 1 point for each little tart).
These were a big hit. Instead of a second pie (I made a lightened up version of pumpkin pie, but my family always wants TWO pies), I served these. They were great -- kind of like a sweet potato/pecan tart.
11-22-2006, 04:02 PM
Yeah, those little tarts were wonderful...it was like getting a little bit of sweet potato pie and a little bit of pecan pie, and each one is like two bites. Only 1 point each, instead of 8-16 points for one piece of pecan pie!!! I know I will eat more points than usual on Thanksgiving, but I'll cut back where I can.
I couldn't find the little phyllo tart shells this year, so I bought a mini muffin pan and I have phyllo dough, so I'll just make them, should be easy :)
12-21-2006, 09:06 AM
4 WW points
This is a super-quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or even a fast dinner. :running:
1 oz 97% fat-free deli thin-sliced smoked ham
1 small tortilla, flour, fat-free
1 egg white
2 Tbsp low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
Chop deli ham and saute lightly in a non-stick skillet sprayed with butter spray (I use the natural Mazola Pure butter spray). Add egg and egg white and scramble. Warm tortilla in a separate, dry, non-stick skillet until pliable. Place tortilla on serving plate, fill with scrambled eggs and ham, sprinkle w/cheese, roll up into burrito, eat and enjoy!
You can also add 0 point veggies like green or red peppers, onion, chopped tomato, sliced mushroom, etc. -- just saute briefly with the chopped ham before adding the eggs to scramble. My husband likes this with salsa (also 0 points), but I prefer it without. Serve with fresh fruit salad on the side; pineapple and bananas are especially good.
BTW, Hillshire Farms Deli Select Ham is a great substitute for breakfast meat like sausage or bacon. :ink: One serving is 6 slices, and it's only 1 WW point! Some of the other brands are a little more, so read the label. But just saute it in a non stick skillet (don't even need to spray it) until very lightly browned, and it's kind of like thin sliced Canadian bacon! :T
12-21-2006, 10:57 AM
OK, haven't tried this yet, but it's on our Christmas menu. I got the recipe from another website, and it got 5 stars from almost everyone who tried it!
White Russian Tiramisu
WW POINTS: 4
1 3/4 cup black coffee
2 fl oz Kahlua, divided
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese (can substitute regular cream cheese)
8 oz fat-free cream cheese
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
6 oz ladyfingers
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa
Brew coffee very strong, combine w/ 2 T of the kahlua. Beat cheeses, sugars, and remaining kahlua until smooth. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise.
Quickly dip 24 ladyfinger halves, flat sides down, into coffee mixture; place, dipped sides down, in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish, slightly overlapping ladyfinger halves. Spread half of cheese mixture over ladyfingers; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cocoa. Repeat procedure with remaining ladyfinger halves, coffee mixture, cheese mixture, and 1 teaspoon cocoa.
Place 1 toothpick in each corner and 1 in the center of tiramisu (to prevent plastic wrap from sticking to cheese mixture); cover with plastic wrap. Chill 2 hours.
The reviews I read had some suggestions:
Some people substituted Amaretto for the Kahlua, but I love Kahlua... :love: Others had trouble finding mascarpone cheese (I'm checking a local Italian market today) and substituted regular full-fat cream cheese for the mascarpone (adds richness to the dessert), but everyone also highly recommended using fat free cream cheese for the rest just as the recipe calls for, so the dessert is lighter, not too heavy. Others suggested cutting back just a little on the sugar in the cheese mixture, and adding a little bit of powdered sugar to the unsweetened cocoa. Someone else added about 1/2 a container of Cool Whip to add volume and further lighten the texture.
Edited after trying it: I liked this pretty well, and my family loved it. I would say just be really careful to QUICKLY dip the ladyfingers in the coffee/Kahlua mixture, because they are little sponges and it's really easy for them to suck up lots of liquid and get soggy. Other than that, I liked it a lot, but it's very rich! I think that's why my husband liked it so much, LOL...
01-17-2007, 10:29 AM
Almost-Starbuck's Vanilla Latte :coffee:
In a tall mug, put:
1 1/2 C hot coffee
1/2 C lowfat milk (microwave it briefly if the milk cooled it down too much)
1 Tblsp Torani Vanilla Syrup
1 Tblsp Torani Sugar-Free Vanilla Syrup
2 Tblsp fat free half and half
I buy the regular and sugar free vanilla syrups and mix them 50/50 in an empty bottle because I don't like the sugar free by itself, but they taste fine mixed together. But if you like the sugar free syrup by itself, then you'll save about 40 calories on 1 Tblsp.
02-02-2007, 01:32 AM
Chicken Breast with Honey-Balsamic Glaze
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1. Combine first 3 ingredients; sprinkle over chicken.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.
3. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium-low; add vinegar and honey to pan. Simmer 1 minute or until glaze thickens; stir constantly. Pour glaze over chicken.
(serving size: 1 chicken breast half)
Thank you Marti for the recipe! :thanks: I have some chicken so I am thinking in the next couple of days I will be trying it. It sounds really good!
02-09-2007, 09:06 PM
This is complex, worth the effort..probably for dinner guest. The original recipe was in a 1992 cooking light..I tweaked based on many meals of this...Tells you how long I have been on this yo- yo journey (LOL)
Vann's Southwestern Seafood Lasagna
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup 1% milk-
4 ounces clam juice
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1-2 Tablespoons chopped jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 can (about 15 ounces) –no salt cream-style corn
1/2 cup light cream cheese (4 ounces), room temperature
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup ricotta cheese (sometimes I add more)
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese (8 ounces)
1 pound crab meat
1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp
Salt and pepper to taste
9 lasagna noodles, cooked and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Melt oil in saucepan. Add onion and garlic and saute 5 minutes. Place flour milk in small jar and shake to blend. Add flour mixture and clam juice to saucepan. Blend well and cook 5 minutes or until thickened and bubbly, whisking constantly. Add green onions, jalapeno and corn. Cook an additional 2 minutes. Set aside. In bowl, mix cream cheese with lime juice, using electric mixer or adding gradually and blending with spoon. Blend in ricotta and stir in jack cheese. In another bowl, combine crab and shrimp.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
To assemble, spread ¾ cup of corn mixture onto bottom of 13- by-9-inch pan that has been coated with vegetable oil spray. Arrange 3 lasagna noodles on bottom of pan. Top with half of the cheese mixture, half the seafood mixture and then one-third of the corn mixture.
Repeat layers once. Top with last 3 noodles, spread remaining corn mixture on top and sprinkle with cumin and pepper. Cover with aluminum foil that has been coated with vegetable oil spray. Secure firmly around pan; then, with sharp knife, cut slits in foil. Bake iat 375 for 45- 1 hour or until hot and bubbly. Remove from oven, let stand 15 minutes, then cut into squares. Makes 9 servings.
Cal-370, Protein 29, Fat 10.1g (sat 4.9) Carb 40, Fiber 1.9, Chol 106, iron 3, sodium, 396, Calcium 270
02-09-2007, 11:05 PM
Vann, this sounds really good! Thanks for sharing.
07-11-2007, 02:25 PM
Green Bean Amandine
1 tbsp butter or stick margarine
3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
3 cups chicken broth
3/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsps cornstarch
1/4 cup of water
2 tbsps fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add green beans; saute 5 mns. Add broth, pepper, and salt; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 mns.
Combine cornstarch and water; stir well. Stir cornstarch mixture into green bean mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Temove from heat;stir in lemon juice, and sprinkle with almonds. Yields 8 (1 cup) servings. Points value-2 pts.
Lemon Satueed Green Beans with Parsley
1 tsp olive oil
3 cups cut green beans
2 tbspchopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
In large non-stick skillet, heat oil over med-high heat; add beans. Saute, stirring frequently, 3 mns., until beans are bright green, add parsley. Cook, stirring frequently, 3 mns.
Add juice and 2 tbsps water; mix well. Reduce heat to med; cook, covered, 2-3 mns. Uncover; cook, stiriing frquently 2-3 mns longer, until beans are tender-crisp.
Skillet Beans & Tomatoes
1 (10 oz.) package frozen cut green beans
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
Combine green beans, onion sugar, salt and pepper in a large non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray. Cover and cook over medium heat 8 mns, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes; cover and cook 2 mns or until thoroughly heated. Yield 4 (3/4 cup) servings 1 pt.
Green Beans with Spiced Walnuts
1 pound of trimmed green beans
2 tsps butter
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup fat=free, less-sodium chicken broth
Cook beans in boiling water 5 mns. or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add walnuts and next 3 ingredients; cook 2 mns. or until broth is reduced by half. Stir in green beans, tossing well to coat. Yield: 6 (1/2 cup) servings. 1 pt.
07-12-2007, 12:58 AM
Cristina - These all sound good, and I'm going to try the last one tomorrow, but will use olive oil instead of butter. Sounds de-lish! And the one with tomatoes is right up my alley. Thanks for posting these.
10-06-2007, 08:34 PM
Here's one from WW's Cookbook (pg 171) that has just a few ingredients, and is very easy. I fixed this recently and really liked it. Neal scraped the toppping off! :frypan:
1) Spray the broiler rack with cooking spray; preheat broiler. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes and boiling water. Let stand 2 minutes. Drain and finely chop; return the tomatoes to the bowl. Stir in the cheese, shallot, garlic, basil and oregano.
2) Broil the turkey 4 inches from the heat for 4 minutes; turn over and top with the cheese mixture. Broil until cooked through and cheese begins to melt, 4-5 minutes longer.
Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 136 calories, 3 gr fat, 1 gr fiber, 23 gr protein. 3 WW points.
10-13-2007, 11:02 PM
I'm not guaranteeing calories ladies....but you can tweek this to your liking. I haven't tasted it yet.
Use your imagination when making this recipe. Try Canadian bacon instead of ham. Use Havarti or Swiss cheese instead of Cheddar. Add some minced jalapeno peppers if you like hot foods. Then enjoy!
32 oz. bag frozen hash brown potatoes
1 lb. cooked ham, cubed or sausage, cooked and drained
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (lite or 2%)
1 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepperPREPARATION:
Spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In small skillet, cook onion and green pepper in olive oil until crisp tender. Let cool about 10 minutes. Place one third of the frozen hash brown potatoes in the slow cooker.
Add one third of the ham, onion, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk and seasonings until well mixed. Pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and turn on low. Cook for 10-12 hours, until casserole is set and eggs are thoroughly cooked. Serves 12
10-13-2007, 11:03 PM
P.S. I only did a half recipe of the casserole above. I will add a note after we taste it tomorrow.
10-13-2007, 11:14 PM
Smothered Swiss Steak
1- 1 1/2 pounds round steak (fat trimmed)
1 can cream of mushroom soup (healthy choice or any)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 onion, halved and sliced
1 carrot, shredded
1 can (4 oz) mushrooms
Brown round steak in skillet. Meanwhile, place carrot, onion, and mushrooms in bottom of crockpot.
Cut beef into serving sized pieces and place over vegetables.
In same skillet, mix mushroom soup and tomato sauce. Pour over beef and vegetables.
Cover and cook on low 8 hours.
11-05-2007, 04:10 PM
MY VERSION OF A WW 5 PT FRENCH TOAST
Take 1 egg and mix in salsa or picante sauce with a fork
Dip a slice of bread in the mixture to moist both sides
Spray frying pan with Pam.
Place moist bread iin pan to toast both sides. (Any extra mixture can be poured on top if desired.)
Place a slice of 1 pt mozzerella cheese or cheese of your choice on top.
The whole thing is 5 pts for those of us on WW Flex Plan. Could be 4 if you use a slice of 1 pt bread. I happened to have 2 pt Flax bread on hand.
11-18-2007, 05:06 PM
How about some Thanksgiving ideas? :chef:
Before dinner I set out a huge relish tray with celery, carrots, red pepper strips, pickles, mushrooms, broccoli, etc. and low fat ranch dressing. Everybody nibbles on that while dinner is cooking, and it's like eating a big salad.
I make my pumpkin pie filling with fat-free evaporated milk -- you can't tell the difference at all. And then I hold back some of the filling from what I use to fill the pie shells, and bake it in an oven proof dish as a custard (spray the dish with a little non-stick spray, and set it in a larger pan with water about halfway up the side of the dish. If that sounds confusing, just look online or in a cookbook for how to bake a custard in the oven, it's really very easy). Anyway, that way I can have pumpkin pie without the crust (I know, lots of people like the crust best!)
Cooking Light in the November issue has a Bourbon Pecan Tart with a chocolate drizzle I'm going to try for Thanksgiving.
Posts 9, 10, 11, and 12 of this thread are my recipes for Bourbon Pecan Sweet Potatoes (I'm sensing a theme here!), Spinach Bread Bowl Dip, Cranberry Sauce, and Sweet Potato Pecan Tarts (I love pecans! But you could use walnuts, too).
If you make the Green Bean/Mushroom Soup casserole, you can lighten it up a lot by using 2 (or even 3) cans of green beans, one can of 98% fat free mushroom soup, and about half of the french-fried onions the recipe calls for (because those are really killer, eek!)
11-23-2007, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the recipes, ladies.
Katie - great tips! They can be used all year long. My kids INSIST on green bean casserole at holiday meals, so I've been lightening it up for awhile now w/o their knowledge. :lol: They eat lots of stuff that's lighter w/o knowing it. One of our Fall faves is cooked, cinnamon sugar apples. They have no clue I started using Splenda. Sometime the cook has to be crafty, right?
03-14-2008, 08:46 PM
Does anyone have the ww soup recipe that is a good staple as it it only 2pts per serving...It's kinda like a chili...it's easy to make and u can open a bunch of cans mostly...like red beans I think, corn, it has a little grd beef in it and ranch salad dressing (packet) in it. Anyway know what I am talking about?
03-15-2008, 10:45 AM
Here's a link to the Weight Watchers Chili recipes. I hope you find the one you want. Please jump in and join the Jaded Ladies, if you want. We're a very supportive group. :)
ok, thanks! I'll check it out as well as jaded ladies.
03-16-2008, 08:52 PM
04-20-2008, 10:52 AM
This was cut and pasted from member Chissabelle's post at the WW boards, and sounds delish:
WW Wrap Pizza (4 Point for 1 Pizza)
These are my topping choices, just change to how you like it...
(3) 1 pt Weight watchers wraps
(0) 3-6 large spoons low fat/cal pizza sauce (or leftover pasta/spaghetti sauce kickin' around)
(1) pts worth, thin slice deli meat/veg protein alt
(4) Tbs shred cheese (I used full fat, maybe light minus 1 pt)
(1) Tbs light feta
Thin/Small sliced veg (I use red bell peppers and mushrooms)
(1) points worth pineapple (I use less I think but I add the point for good measure)
(1) Tbs parmasan
Red pepper flake to taste
Toast WW wraps at 250 deg/low heat oven, to stiffen (I do 10 min). Heat oven to 450 deg. Spray pam around edges of wraps. Place 1-2 big spoons pizza sauce on wrap, spread to edges. Sprinkle with a Tbs each cheese. Lay over, toppings: protein, veg and pineapple evenly to edges. Sprinkle remaining Tbs of cheese over all 3. Bake direct on rack at 425-450 deg oven till warmed through(I do 8-10 min) then broil till browned to liking (5 or more min). Take out of oven when ready. Sprinkle all three with a Tbs feta and parm and red pep flake to liking. Serve and enjoy! Let me know how it turns out for you =)