Pumpkin Oats

 

I don’t know how I lived this long before discovering pumpkin butter.  I guess I shied away from it because it has “butter” in the name, and all things butter are high calorie and fat.  Not pumpkin butter though.  Two tablespoons of this delicious stuff has only 60 calories and 0 fat!  Score!  I got mine at Stonewall kitchenBuy it here.

Pumpkin Oats

  • 1/2c. Quick cooking oats
  • 1c. Water
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin Butter
  • 1 tsp splenda (optional)
  • Sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice & cinnamon
  • Slivered almonds (I used 8 grams)

Boil water and add oats, stirring until water is absorbed.  Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and enjoy!

WWP:  4

Serves:  1

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Low Fat Blueberry Scones

Man, I am really procrastinating on my sisters slideshow (see previous post).  I watched almost two hours of Olympic rowing and made scones to get out of it.  Time to bite the bullet though now.  Well after I finish blogging 🙂

Speaking of biting….these are worthy of just that.  They are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!

For the recipe and step-by-step pictures head over to Mennonite Girls Can Cook!

WWP:  4

Servings:  10 medium size scones

Cola Pork & Apple Slaw

Cola Pork & Apple Slaw

I’m doing this new thing with grocery shopping lately.  Usually I would go to the store for a big shop once every two weeks.  That worked OK except I have this big problem with keeping produce fresh.  We also waste SO much food because things always come up and meal plans go out the window.   So in order to correct these problems I’ve been going to the grocery store every other day on the way home from work and I pick up only what we need for the next few days.  Because the store is right on my way home I don’t waste gas and so far it’s worked out great!   Yesterday I stopped for the ingredients for Apple Slaw and Cola Pork.  Two new recipes I’m trying out.  And, may I say they both turned out amazing!

Click here for the printable version of:   Cola Pork

Click here for the printable version of:   Apple Slaw

 

Stuffed Peppers

This is probably not rocket science for most of you, but I was fishing around in the fridge today and came across red peppers and leftover Mexican casserole and thought..hey..stuffed peppers.

Easiest thing to make in history and oh-so-good.

INGREDIENTS:
Leftover Mexican Casserole
Low-fat Shredded Mexican Cheese (I use the WW variety)
Red Peppers
Olive Oil Spray

DIRECTIONS:
1. Spray pan with Olive oil spray.
2. Cut red pepper in half and stuff with Mexican Casserole (1/2c. each side).
3. Top with shredded cheese.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

WWP: 4pts per half

Granola French Toast

Granola French Toast

adapted from Rachael Ray magazine

INGREDIENTS:

  • Light Whole Wheat Bread ( I used Country Kitchen Light)
  • 1/4c. Egg beaters
  • 1/4c. Light granola (I used Back to Nature Cranberry Pecan)
  • Cinnamon
  • Pam cooking spray
  • Sugar free strawberry preserves (optional)
  • Sugar free honey (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Grind granola in a food processor until fine (to make two pieces of Granola French Toast I used 1/4c. of granola).

2. Beat 1/4c. egg beaters with 1 tsp of cinnamon.

3. Roll bread in egg mixture and then in ground granola.

4. Heat large skillet to medium low. Spray with Pam cooking spray and cook until light brown on each side.

5. Transfer to plate and enjoy!

6. Top with toppings or whatever you like (toppings not included in Point count). I like to use Sugar Free honey and Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves.

WWP: 4 PTS (for 2)

Serves: 1

Classic Comfort Food: Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

I love comfort food. I grew up on stick-to-your rib dinners and homemade everything (homemade bread, oh my word the homemade bread). We were not the kind of family that ate many blue box dinners. Oh how I longed to be that kind of family when I was kid, but instead we were the kind of family that had rows of vegetable gardens. Super.

Unfortunately I’m no longer 10. I don’t ride my bike up and down the street anymore so I can’t eat like I used to. Especially now that I’m making a conscious effort to get rid of pounds not put them on (mmm pound cake).

Therefore my new mission is to transform my old favorites into healthy alternatives. Not the same, but similar.

This Shepherd’s pie recipe is a little heavy on ingredients and time, but oh so worth it! It’s the perfect thing to make for a weekend supper. I adapted it from a current issue of Rachael Ray magazine I “had to have” the other day.  I’m a sucker for impulse purchases.

Click “read more” for the full recipe!

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