Friday, July 20, 2012

Zucchini Pot Pie

Adapted from Skinny Taste.

4 small zucchinis sliced thin (I used a mandolin)
green onions
4 slices bacon (4 points plus)
4 Tbs Parmesan (2 points plus)
1/2 c. milk (1 point plus)
1/2 c. flour (6 points plus)
1 tsp. baking powder
2 eggs (4 points)
garlic salt

Put the zucchini in a greased pie pan, top with green onions, bacon, and Parmesan. Mix milk, flour, baking powder, eggs, garlic salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour mixture over zucchini. Bake at 400 for 35mins. or until topping is golden.

Total Points Plus: 17 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cream Cheese Pancakes

2 oz cream cheese (2 points plus)
3 egg whites (1 point plus)
1 packet stevia sweetener
cinnamon (optional)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender. Let sit for a couple mins so the bubbles can settle. Cook on a skillet like pancakes.
Serve with fruit or syrup.
Total Points: 3 points plus (excludes toppings)

Broccoli Pesto

Adapted from: A Thought for Food

This was pretty darn good and easy. We had it on pasta one day and on BLTs the next. 

1 large broccoli (around 2 cups) (I added way more than this, like double)
A couple of stems fresh basil or sage
1/2 lemon, juice
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil (24 points)
2 tbsp water
salt & pepper
1/2 cup hazelnuts (roasted chickpeas) (optional)

Throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse for about a minute. Taste it. Add more olive oil or water if it feels too dry, and salt & pepper according to taste.

Total Points: 24 Points Plus 

Blender Tortilla Soup

Adapted from Blendtec

2 tomatoes, quartered
1/3 cup red pepper
1/4 avocado (3 points plus)
1/4 onion
1 oz pepper jack cheese (3 points plus)
2 sprigs fresh cilantro
garlic powder
2 c. warm water

Mix in a blender until smooth. Add chicken, corn, etc for variation or add basil rather than cilantro for tomato basil soup.

Total Points plus: 6

Monday, July 9, 2012

Spinach Burgers

We really like these. You won't be fooling anyone trying to pretend like they taste like hamburger, but they definitely satisfy a burger craving.

Approx. 10oz pkg frozen spinach, thawed and chopped or 10oz fresh spinach, blanched, drained, and chopped
1/2 onion, sautéd
green pepper, sautéd
3 egg whites (1 point plus)
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup reduced-fat mozzarella (4 points plus)
1/2 cup Panko (4 points plus)
garlic salt
crushed red pepper (optional)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Divide and form 4 large patties. Cook on a non-stick pan over med-high heat for approx 5 mins per side or until golden. Serve on buns and dress like hamburger.

Total Points Plus: 9
2-3 Points/patty