Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Blueberry breakfast cookies

So I'm hoping that I can trick my body into thinking it is getting a treat if I eat something called a cookie...

  • 2 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 4oz container of unsweetened all-natural applesauce
  • 1½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup blueberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine all ingredients together.
  3. Scoop out onto a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown.

Lemon Chicken with Broccoli

Lemon Chicken with Broccoli
Weight Watchers Recipe
4.5 Stars
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Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Other time: 0 min
Serves: 4
An easy weeknight dinner. Great with a side of angel hair pasta, rice or couscous.



  • On a plate, combine 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and pepper; add chicken and turn to coat.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes; remove to a plate.
  • Put 1 cup of broth and garlic in same skillet; bring to a boil over high heat, scrapping up browned bits from bottom of pan with a wooden spoon. Add broccoli; cover and cook 1 minute.
  • In a small cup, stir together remaining 1/2 cup of broth, 1/2 tablespoon of flour and 1/4 teaspoon of salt; add to skillet and bring to a simmer over low heat.
  • Cover and cook until broccoli is crisp-tender and sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in chicken and lemon zest; heat through.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice; toss to coat. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

Oven Fries

Oven Fries

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Weight Watchers Recipe
4.5 Stars
Ratings (1997)
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 45 min
Other time: 0 min
Serves: 4
These easy-to-make fries are very versatile: sprinkle with garlic or chili powder halfway through baking, or sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs before serving.



  • Place oven rack in top third of oven. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil (for easy clean-up) or coat with cooking spray.
  • Place potatoes on prepared pan; drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Spread potatoes into a single layer; bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes from oven; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Flip potatoes and arrange in a single layer; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Return pan to oven; bake until potatoes are golden, about 15 to 25 minutes. Season to taste and serve. Yields about 8 fries per serving.


  • Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, if desired (could affect PointsPlus value).

Hot Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

Hot Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes

PER SERVING (1 stuffed tomato): 141 calories, 2g fat, 340mg sodium, 22g carbs, 8.25g fiber, 7g sugars, 13.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 3*

Great at lunchtime... A delicious snack... These tomatoes are packed with tuna, garbanzos and, our BFF, Fiber One!


4 large tomatoes, each about 3 inches wide
1/2 cup Fiber One Origianl bran cereal
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped onion
One 5-oz. can albacore tuna packed in water, drained and flaked
1/2 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/2 tsp. dried basil
Dash each salt and black pepper, or more to taste
2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Carefully slice about 1/2 inch off the top of each tomato. Gently scoop out and discard insides. Set hollow tomatoes aside. Using a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer crumbs to a large bowl and set aside.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Add bell pepper and onion. Stirring occasionally, cook until veggies begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the bowl with the crumbs.

To the bowl, add all remaining ingredients except Parm-style topping. Stir thoroughly and, if you like, season to taste with additional salt and/or black pepper. Evenly distribute mixture among the hollow tomatoes. Equally sprinkle the tops of the tomatoes with Parm-style topping.

Lay a large piece of heavy-duty foil on a baking sheet. Place tomatoes upright in the center of foil in rows of two with the edges touching. Place another large piece of foil over the tomatoes. Fold together and seal all four edges of the two foil pieces, forming a well-sealed packet without extra room around the tomatoes.

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until tomatoes are hot and mostly softened. Allow to cool slightly. Cut packet to release steam before opening it entirely. (Careful -- steam will be hot.) Serve 'em up!


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Super Special Smoothie

1) Put stuff in a blender from your fridge or freezer like fruits or whatever
2) Maybe add some milk
3) Shake vigorously for 45 minutes

BBQ Chicken Salad

Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing:
·         1 cup light mayonnaise
·         2/3 cup fat-free milk
·         2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped
·         1 tablespoon lime juice
·         1 teaspoon white vinegar
·         1 teaspoon granulated sugar
·         1 garlic clove, finely minced
·         1/2 teaspoon salt
·         1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
·         1/8 teaspoon black pepper
·         1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
·         1/4 to 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

We usually use this dressing with these ingredients in the salad:
    • romaine lettuce
    • spinach
    • cucumbers
    • tomatoes
    • red onion
    • corn
    • black beans, drained and rinsed
    • shredded cheese
    • tortilla chips, crunched as a topping
    • shredded chicken mixed with bbq sauce