Sunday, July 18, 2010

Egg Salad- Weight Watchers - 1 point value

So I love Egg salad and I figure that since I have tired to cut out as much fat as possible I wanted a recipe that would be low in caloires but still high in taste. I made this today and the only thing I would do different is not add so much mustard.
Here is my recpies and the nutiriotion information

Egg Salad
6 Egg White
3 Medium Celery stalks, chopped small.
2 tbsp Kraft mayo with olive oil
1 2 tbsp dijon mustard
.5 tsp pepper
.5 tsp salt.

Cook eggs for 15 minutes while the water is boiling. Remove eggs from the water. When cooled remove the shell and throw away the yolk( you can use the yolk if you want but modify the point) Chopp the whites into small peices. Combine the eggs and remaining ingredients until well blended. Put in the refrigertaor over night.

Caloires- 56
fat 2.2
sodium 506
Protein- 7.8

Serving - 4
Serving size- 1/2 cup
points- 1

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wrap

This is another weight watchers meal. I made this just for myself since my kids do not like spicy and my husband does not eat veggies. I did modify that amount of chili garlic sauce I used because I an only handle so much spice. The lettuce does cut down the spice but this was so good plus I have more for other lunches.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
1 pound chicken tenders cut into 1 inch pieces
1 bag shredded carrots
1/3 cup chili garlic sauce. - I used 2 tbsp
1 bunch scallions
8 large botson lettuce leaves- aka butter lettuce
8 lime wedges

to make the filing spray a large non stick skillet with non stick spray and set over medium high heat. Add the chicken and carrots, cook, stirring accasionaliy until the chicken is cooked about 5-6 minutes. Stir in the chili sauce and scallions, cook stirring frequebtly for abou 1 minute. Remove frim heat. Place 2 lettuce leaves in each plates. Place 1/2 filing on each leave squeeze the juice from the lime. roll up and serve.

Per Serving- 2 wraps
Fat 4
carbs- 16
fiber- 5
protien- 84

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hearty Beef and Vegetable Soup

I love love love soup so even though it is 90 plus degrees outside I am still makign soup. This recipe is another WW recipe but it was good.

1 32oz caron low sodium beef broth
3 cups water
1 can tomato paste
3/4 tsp salt
1 lb round steak trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
3 large carrots 1/2 inch thich
2 celery stalks, 1/2 inch thick
1 large leek cleaned and cut in half and cut into 1 inch pieced white and light green parts only
1 potato peeled and diced
2 turnips peeled and diced
3/4 cup frozen peas.

Whisk broth,water tomato paste and salt in a 6 quart crock pot. Stir in beef and all veggies except the peas. Cover and cook for 4-6 hours on high or 8-12 on low.
at the end of cooking time, stir in peas. Cover and cook on high until peas are heated through, about 15 minutes.

serving size-2 cups
calories- 213
fat -3
sodium 667
carb 25
fober- 5

Points -4

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cheesy Mock Shepherd's Pie

If you remember I posted a recipe last week for Sloppy Joe's and I told you to save half of the meat from that recipe. Well this recipe uses that meat you saved. I have to say that I enjoy meals where I can use meat for 2 recipes. Makes my life easy. Also this meal can be made ahead of time and put in the fridge or freezer. Just adjust cooking times some

Cheesy Mock Shepherds Pie
1 1/2 pounds potatoes peeled and quartered
3 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup milk
salt and pepper
reserved meat mixture from sloppy joes
1 1/2 cup chopped zucchini (1 medium)
1 16 oz bag frozen mixed veggies
1 can cheddar cheese soup, condensed
2 to 4 tbsp water.

1. In a large saucepan cook potatoes in enough water to cover for 20 -25 minutes or until tender. Use a potato masher, and mash potatoes. Stir in butter and milk. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If you don have time to make real mash potates use boxed kind following directions. Omit first 3 ingredients.

2. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350. In another large saucepan, combine the meat, zucchini, veggies, soup and water. Cover and cook until heated through.

3. Pour Mixture into a 3 qt casserole. Top with spoonfuls of potato mixture and smooth over top of the casserole. Bake uncovered 20 to 25 minutes. I added a handful of cheese and baked additional 5 minutes.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stir Fry Spianch

Another great weigth watchers recipe. I will so be making this again. I think I would cut the vinegar in half.

Stir Fry Spianch

1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ginger
1 glove garlic
1 bag spianch, washed
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar

heat a large skillte or wok over high heat until a drop of water sizzles. add oil, swirl to coat the pan. then add gineger and garlic and let cook 15 seconds. Add the spianch, soy sauce, vinegar. stir fry until the spianch is wilted. About 2 minutes.

carb- 9
fiber -6
protein- 7
Point 1 per 1/3 cup

Monday, July 5, 2010

Shrimp, Peas and Rice

This dish is another great Weight Watchers meal. I loved it. My oldest loved it and the youngest did not. I will be making it again.

Shrimp, Peas, and Rice

1 lb shrimp
1 cup uncooked rice
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp plus 1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp parmensan cheese

In a medium saucepan melt the butter. Add rice and saute about a minute. Add chicken broth and peas and bring to a boil. When all liquid is absorbed, heat to low, cover and cook on low for 15 minutes. In a large skillet heat 2 tsp olive oil, season shrimp with salt and pepper add to hot pan. Cook 2-3 minutes. Remove the shrimp from pan and set aside. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the skillet, add rice,shrimp, cheese, and parsley. Saute another minute.

Serving Size- 1 cup
Caliores 340
Points 7

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Garlic

So tomorrow I start my weight watchers diet. While I know that I can do it. Finding things I can eat and enjoy has been the challenge. another challenege will be eating 3 meals a day but that is something I hope to work on. This recipe was so yummy, the only thing I think i would do it add garlic powder becasue I love garlic.
I have inclued that caliore coutn and points for weight watchers.

Roasted Broccoli W/ smashed garlic
1 1/2 pounds broccoli
6 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 450. I n a baking dish cobine broccol, olive oil, garlic salt and pepper. Roast broccoli 20 minutes

Serving- 4
point 2
caloires 126
protein 4.3
carb 13.7
fiber 5.7