Tuesday, June 22, 2010

So Long ...Farewell...

I decided to discontinue this blog and start posting my recipes on my main blog Ah Me So Hongry...The Misadventures of a Weight Watchers Repeat Offender. I made this decision based on the fact that bloggers can now add pages to Blogger blogs. So, if you are not a follower, you better jump on the band wagon. Thanks to those of you who followed...see ya on my other blog.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Pizza Obsession . . . OLE!

Using my Xpress Redi, Set, Go I made this scrumptious Mexican pizza.

First, I mashed a 1/2 cup of black beans and then spread the beans over a corn tortilla.

Next, I placed another tortilla on top and and covered that tortilla with 2.5 oz of ground turkey and 28 oz ounces of cheese.

After the pizza cooks for 5 minutes, remove from the RSG and top with lettuce and tomatoes.

My Overstuffed Avocado BLT Pizza

OMG! I just ate the best pizza EVER. For $5 I purchased the WW cookbook, Hit the Spot, and boy did the Overstuffed Avocado BLT Pizza hit the spot!!

  • For the crust I used Joseph's Pita bread (1 pt.). After toasting the pita to my satisfaction, I spread 1 TBS of Miracle Whip Light on the pita.

  • Next, I layered the following ingredients: 2 slices low sodium turkey bacon, 2 oz. avocado, 1 diced tomato, and spring lettuce mix.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My Turn

Remember my resurrection post? Well, if you recall, 3 coworkers and I decided to take turns bringing healthy lunches for each other. On Wednesday, my designated day, I decided to bring Weight Watchers' Heart Turkey Chili. Since our climate changed, chili seemed like a satisfying choice.

Weight Watchers Hearty Turkey Chili
® Value: 4
Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 25 min
Cooking Time: 58 min
Level of Difficulty: Easy

1 spray(s) cooking spray

1 tsp canola oil
1 large onion(s), chopped

2 medium garlic clove(s), minced
2 medium carrot(s), thinly sliced into rounds
1 pound(s) lean ground turkey

2 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp paprika

1 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp ground cumin
2 medium tomato(es), chopped
1 cup(s) canned tomato sauce
1 cup(s) canned chicken broth

1 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cup(s) cooked kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 medium green pepper(s), chopped

1/2 tsp table salt, or to taste

1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
1/4 cup(s) scallion(s), chopped


  • Coat a large pot with cooking spray; place over medium heat. Add oil and onion; sauté onion until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and carrots; cook until garlic is softened, about 1 minute. Add turkey; brown meat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Stir to break up lumps.

  • Add chili powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, cumin, tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, beans and green pepper; bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until meat and vegetables are tender, about 30 to 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper; garnish with scallions. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

Recycled Turkey

Me, like so many other millions of Americans continued to eat leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Let's see, I made turkey sandwiches on Orowheat's Sandwich Thins, turkey pizza with portabella mushrooms, and this dish pictured here, turkey salad.

Recycled Turkey Salad
1 boiled egg white
3 oz. of turkey (shredded)
1 TBSP Miracle Whip
A few squirts of course ground mustard
2 chopped scallions
ground red pepper
black pepper

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Did someone say pizza?

Pizza...pizza...pizza...my kryptonite! I could eat pizza morning, noon , and night! On this particular day, I created a pizza for breakfast.

I started by preparing 2 egg whites in my Redi, Set, Go.

I toasted a Joseph's brand pita in the oven until crisped to my satisfaction.

Next I placed my egg on to the toasted pita.

For sauce I used HEB's salsa. I chose to spread the salsa on the egg rather than the pita. I figured the sauce would make the pita soggy.

I added Morning Start Vegetarian Italian Sausage and 1 serving of Kraft's Mexican 2% Cheese.

Ooops, I almost forgot to add my HEB pico de gallo! Lastly, I baked the pizza in the oven for about 8 minutes.

I removed the pizza from the oven and devoured it. I wanted to add bacon instead of the veggie Italian sausage, but I forgot to pick up some veggie bacon during my weekly grocery gathering excursion.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Papas Caliente!

During music class the other day, the teacher asked the students what game did they want to play next. In unison, the students shouted, PAPAS CALIENTE!" I thought for a second and then I said aloud, "Ooooooooooooo, hot potato." I then turned to the music teacher and requested, rather shouted, "PAPAS CALIENTE!"

Papas Caliente

4 oz. potato
3 oz. chicken breast
1 point worth of avocado
1/2 cup black beans
2 TB fat free sour cream
2 TB salsa
4 oz. pico de gallo
  1. Bake or microwave potato and then cut into smaller pieces.
  2. Top the potato with chicken, black beans, pico, and avocado.
  3. In a small bowl mix sour cream and salsa to make dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing mix over the potato.

Feel free to change the toppings to suit your taste. Thanks TJ for inspiring papas caliente!

Here's the loaded potato I made for my son.