Friday, January 27, 2012

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken
Serves 6
Points+: 9
The chicken coating:
3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt + pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

The sweet and sour sauce:
3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.  Heat your 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through. Place the chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.  

Monday, January 23, 2012


Nutrition  Info: Calories 390 | Fat 11.5g | Carbohydrate 36g | Fiber 2g | Protein 33g
Serves 6
Points Plus: 10
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 can reduced fat refrigerator biscuits
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded low fat Mexican Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 F
Brown Turkey and drain juices if needed
Pour and mix enchilada and tomato sauce over browned turkey.
Cut refrigerated biscuits into fourths and stir into meat mixture.
Dump into a greased 9X13 casserole pan and bake for 25 minutes.
Take out of oven and sprinkle cheese on top.  Bake for an additional 10 minutes.
Let stand for 5 minutes.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Cornbread Casserole

Cornbread Casserole
Posted on WW boards by CrissyBear
Points Plus: 5
Serves 8

1 pound 96% lean ground beef
1 15 oz can corn -- slightly drained
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup skim milk
1 egg
2 large egg white
1/2 cup salsa
8 ounces lowfat cheddar cheese -- shredded
1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
4 ounces diced green chiles

Brown meat; drain any fat.
In separate bowl, combine corn (drain off some of the liquid, butnot all), cornmeal, baking soda, salt, oil, milk, eggs, and salsa. Pour half of this mixture in crockpot that has been sprayed with Pam.
Layer cheese, onion, garlic, green chilies, and ground beef on top of cornmeal mixture. Cover with remaining cornmeal mixture. Cover. Cook on high 1 hour and on low 3 1/2-4 hours, or only on low 6 hours.

279 Calories; 11g Fat; 23g Protein; 22g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings
From WW member Tari Anne

PointsPlus: 7
Serves: 6
1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
21 oz Campbell's Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup, 2 cans
14 oz fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 medium uncooked vidalia onion(s), diced
4 biscuit(s) refrigerated biscuit dough

Place chicken in crock pot and top with butter. Add soup, broth, and onions. Cook on high for 4-6 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot and shred with a fork. Return chicken to crock pot. Cut uncooked biscuits into 9 pieces each and stir into chicken mixture. Continue to cook on high for 30 min.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cheeseburger Pasta

Cheeseburger Pasta
serves 6 ( 6 points +)

  • 2 c. uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 lb. extra lean ground beef ( I used 95% lean)
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 1 can ( 14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 3 T. pickle relish
  • 3 T. yellow prepared mustard
  • 1/4 c. ketchup
  • garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 c. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

Cook pasta; drain.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, brown beef with onion until beef is no longer pink. Drain.
Return beef to pan. Add pasta and remaining ingredients through spices. Cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover pan and let cheese melt.

Monday, January 2, 2012

What's for Dinner

It's been awhile since I menu planned. But it's back! And I'll be updating recipes with points plus as I go along. Gotta love their eTools. Plus been on the look out for new WW recipes from WW members. Yum!

What's for Dinner?

M- Italian Chicken
T- Crockpot - Roast
W- Chicken Tetrazzini
T- Crockpot - Chili
F- Bruschetta Chicken
S- Baked Potato Soup

I'm proud to post my menus on Org Junkie. Come join us for others like me that menu plan.  There are great recipes and ideas out there!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Egg and Bacon Sandwich

Guiltless Egg and Bacon Sandwich Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 1 serving  Time: 5 minutes  Old Points: 4 pts  Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 158.7 • Fat: 2.8 g • Carb: 16.2 g • Fiber: 2.2 g • Protein: 17.9 g • Sugar: 0.4 g Sodium: 494.2 mg

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked
  • 1 tbsp chopped green pepper
  • Pam or spray cooking oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Thomas' Whole Wheat mini pita pockets
    In a small bowl, combine egg whites salt and pepper and scramble. Set a medium frying pan on low flame, spray pan with oil when hot. Add pepper and saute 1 minute, then add eggs and cook stirring frequently. Add crumbled turkey bacon and mix well until eggs are cooked.
    Place the pita in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and cut pita in half. Stuff with eggs and enjoy!