Veggie Delight

It’s leap year, so technically today is an extra day! I celebrated by trying out a recipe I’ve always wanted to try: Spicy Black Bean and Zucchini over at Green Light Bites. Honestly, I really wasn’t prepared for it to knock my socks off because I thought I hated zucchini … well, I was wrong! It’s ridiculously good. You must try it. Right now. Go.


Start by chopping up a zucchini in teeny tiny bits
Saute about 1/4c. of onions in a pan
Mix in 1 8oz can of drained corn (or put a few handfuls of frozen corn, like I did), add 1 tsp. chili powder, 1/2tsp cumin and a 15oz can of drained black beans. Heat through and we’re done! That was easy wasn’t it? Full the full recipe click here.
This is where it gets good!
Grill two corn tortillas on a stovetop grill sprayed with cooking spray (I use Mission Style – 90 calories for 2 – 1pt for both). Add 1/3c Weight Watchers shredded Mexican cheese, melt, and then put 1/3c of Zucchini bean mixture in each.
Top with 1 tbsp. light sour cream.
Lick your plate clean for 6 pts total!
Spicy Black Bean and Zucchini Mixture – 2pts for 2/3c.
Mission White Corn tortillas – 1pt for 2
Weight Watchers Shredded Mexican cheese – 2pts for 1/3c.
Light Sour cream – 1pt for 3 tbsp.

The Spicy Black Bean and Zucchini mixture also turns into great appetizers by using wonton wrappers! Click here for the full recipe!

Careful not to over stuff
Beautiful, crisp and delicious!

*Hot* Dog

According to my MPM yesterdays dinner was *suppose* to consist of lentil chili and homemade foccacia bread.   Homemade bread on a Thursday?  I’m a working girl (not that kind), what was I thinking?  Add to that, we had friends coming over on a “school” night to watch Lost so dinner needed to be quick!

I substituted the foccacia bread for hot dogs!  Diet friendly hot dogs to be specific.  I read lots of blogs during the day and Hebrew National 97% Fat Free franks get mentioned a lot (read about them here and here and on Hungry Girl).  So yesterday I decided to try them. 

For one point I thought they were really good.  I ate them with a Country kitchen light wheat bun for a total of 2 pts!  I like that they are low points, but they definitely don’t compare to the real thing.  Before I found these I had been eating Oscar Mayer Light Wieners (he he he) for 2pts and I think they taste more authentic.

97% FF Hot Dogs

Lentil Chili

Since we had friends over I decided to make (read: buy) a diet friendly dessert – Angel Food Cake.  It’s not DH’s favorite, but he ate it because it’s one of the only sweet things left in the house – besides me of course.  Fresh berries and Free coolwhip made this dessert a mere three points. I love entertaining and staying OP (on point).

It feels like your being naughty, but your not!  What could be better?