Fave Foods/ Recipes

Recipes I've Tried & Like

Egg Mug (2 points... quick, easy, tasty!)Ingredients:
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)One wedge The Laughing Cow Light Original Swiss cheese, cut into pieces

Spray a large microwave-safe mug lightly with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and cheese and stir. Microwave for about a minute. Stir gently, and then microwave for another 30 - 45 seconds, until scramble is just set. Stir and enjoy!

Butternut Squash Fries (0 points... tastes like sweet potato fries, but its a veggie!)
Ingredients:1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds -- large enough to yield 20 oz. once peeled & sliced)
1/8 tsp. coarse salt
Optional: additional coarse salt
Directions:Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Slice the ends off the squash, and then cut it in half widthwise. Peel squash with a vegetable peeler or carefully with a knife. Cut the round bottom piece in half lengthwise and remove seeds.

Using a crinkle cutter or a knife, carefully cut squash into spears/French-fry shapes. (For exact nutritionals, measure out and use 20 oz.) Pat spears firmly with paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Sprinkle evenly with salt.

Lay spears out on a layer of paper towels, and let stand for at least 5 minutes, to allow the salt to draw out any excess moisture. Then pat with paper towels again. If you like, sprinkle with additional salt.

Spray a broiler pan, a baking rack placed over a baking sheet, or a baking sheet with nonstick spray, and then lay spears flat on it. (Use two pieces of bakeware, if needed.)

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, and then carefully flip spears. Bake for about 20 minutes longer, until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Enjoy!


Chocolate Muffins (5 points)
The Devil Made Me Chew ItThis super-simple 2-ingredient recipe is a Weight Watchers Fave!

1 box devil's food cake mix
1 can solid pack pumpkin (15 oz.)

Mix the two ingredients together. Don't add anything else that may be mentioned on the box, such as eggs, oil, or water. The mixture will be very thick and you will be tempted to add in other things to make the batter smoother. DO NOT DO THIS AS IT WILL RUIN EVERYTHING! Place batter into muffin tins (or mini muffin tins) lined with paper, or sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12 regular or 36 mini muffins.

Chips and Salsa Dip (2 points... great alternative to tortilla chips!)
Crispy Lavash SquaresChips
1 extra-large (or 2 large) pieces lavash bread or light flatbread
2/3 cup salsa
1/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut lavash bread or flatbread into a total of 24 squares, each about 2 inches by 2 inches, and place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray.
Bake in the oven until crispy, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, to make the dip, stir together the 2 ingredients in a bowl until uniform in color.

Staple Foods
These are some foods I like to keep around and use on a regular basis. I'd love to hear if you have any staple foods that are yummy and low cal! Let me know! :)

Laughing cow cheese - two for 1 point!! I like to put these on celery sticks, maybe some crackers, or in scrambled eggs!
Dannon Light & Fit yogurt - 2 points, and there are a whole bunch of different flavors, from fruity to caramel
Egg Beaters egg substitute - When I first started using this, I felt a little grandma-like, but it a 1/2 cup of this is 1 point (whereas one real egg is 2 pts), tastes good and is easy to cook with. Plus, they have original and Southwestern style!
Oscar Mayer Bacon - 2 points for 3 slices, and all you have to do is microwave them for 20 seconds. I put them on sandwiches, or have them as a snack with cheese, or crumble some in scrambled eggs.
Mini Babybel Light Cheese - 1 point and very tasty!

Jello Instant Sugar Free Fat Free Pudding - 1 point per serving - my fave is Cheesecake!

Cool Whip Free - 0 pts

Flat pretzel crisps - 11 pretzels for 3 pts