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  1. I have the book Frozen Assets Lite & Easy: Cook for a day, Eat for a Month by Deborah Taylor Hough. It's not exactly what you're looking for; it's focused more on preparing meals for the entire family. It has the nutritional info so it's easy to figure out points and the recipes I've tried are good, and family friendly so you don't have to prepare something different for them. You can choose one kind of meat (cheaper in bulk) and cook several recipes with that and it gives instructions about how to freeze them and the best way to reheat. It also has shopping lists. For instance, one "mini-session" has recipes for Chicken Fried Rice, Chicken Tortellini Soup, Lemon Mushroom Chicken, Chicken Taco Sandwiches and Chicken Chili Mac. In that session, you cook 6 cups of chicken, and save 6 uncooked breasts, and then it can be used in a bunch of recipes. They suggest you cook the chicken the day before and chop up the veggies so everything is prepped. Other meats are Turkey, Ground Turkey, Beef, Pork Chops, Pasta, Tofu, Vegetarian, etc. It takes some time but it's really nice to have those WW Friendly recipes ready in the freezer.
  2. I like the WW Key Lime Pie Yogurt. One of my favorite breakfasts is: Any flavor of WW Yogurt (1 point), 1 point of fruit (like 1 cup of blueberries, or 1/2 banana), and 1 point of cereal. I really like the GoLean too...it has protein in it so it fills me up longer and is tasty. But...I will use whatever I have; GrapeNuts are nice and crunchy. It is a huge breakfast and only 3 points, plus is takes care of one fruit and one dairy for the journal.
  3. I find some WW friendly snacks there that aren't available in my grocery store, like baked chips and soy crisps in snack sized bags. Of course, since it's a warehouse, you have to buy a big box of them, so I keep my box in the basement so I will only eat one bag at a time! LOL
  4. We got the kids Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova for Christmas with an extra mat so 2 can play at once. What a blast! I put it on workout mode, and my heart rate was up and I was sweating by the end. I haven't learned to program it yet, but according to the manual, you can "change the pattern of the steps to give you an effective aerobic workout, or play courses that are best suited for burning calories. It also lets you view your workout data like total number of calories you've burned, or converting your data to give the total dstance ran". This is really fun, so if your kids got it for Christmas too, give it a try!
  5. As sort of a variation on the peanut butter idea... I love it spread with a wedge of the Light Laughing Cow spreadable cheese inside. It makes a yummy and filling 1 point snack!
  6. I haven't posted in awhile, but thought this recipe was worth sharing. I got it from our supermarket (Wegmans). It's only 1 point for 1 1/2 cups, and the lentils are filling. I used medium spicy salsa, but think I'll use the spicier version next time for more flavor. 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 cup chopped onions 1 cup matchstick carrots 1 16 oz jar salsa 1 1/4 cups dry lentils, rinsed 1 10 oz pkg spinach, stems removed 6 cups water 1. Heat oil in large saucepan on low. Add onions and carrots; cook, covered, on low 5 min. 2. Add salsa, lentils, spinach and water. Heat to boiling, about 5-6 min. Recuce heat to low, cover, and simmer 30-35 min until lentils are tender. 1 point for 1 1/2 cups Nutrition Info: Each serving (1 1/2 cups) contains 100 calories, 16g carbs (6g fiber), 6g protein, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol and 300mg sodium Diabetes Exchanges: 2 Carbs
  7. I haven't tried this one, but it looks good. Quick Chicken Cacciatore 4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breast portions 1 jar chunky Italian-style tomato sauce 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup sliced mushrooms Cooked pasta (4 servings) PREP: Preheat grill 5 minutes. CLEAN: Remove protectie ice glaze from frozen chicken by holding under cool running water for 1 to 2 minutes. PREP: Spray both sides of chicken with olive oil nonstick cooking spray and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place tomato sauce, bell pepper, onion and mushrooms in microwaveable dish. Cover loosely with plastic wrap or waxed paper; microwave on high 6 to 8 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. COOK: Grill chicken, flat side down, 10 minutes. Turn breasts over. Spoon 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce on top. Grill 3 to 4 minutes more or until internal juices of chicken run clear. SERVE: Slice chicken beasts and serve over cooked pasta with additional tomato sauce.
  8. I was looking through old issues of Quick Cooking and they had a variation of this recipe. The big difference is using the cornstarch to thicken up the sauce. I guess points would have to be added for that (not sure how many), and the oil. I'll bet the onion is good in it. Here it is: Quick Cooking's Cola Chicken 1/2 Cup chopped onion 2 T vegetable oil 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1 can (12 oz) cola 1 Cup ketchup 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 4-1/2 tsp. cornstarch 3 TBLS. cold water In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add chicken; brown on all sides. Carefully add cola, ketchup, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove the chicken and keep warm. Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan; heat through. 4 servings.
  9. I was looking through old issues of Quick Cooking and they had a variation of this recipe. The big difference is using the cornstarch to thicken up the sauce. I guess points would have to be added for that (not sure how many), and the oil. I'll bet the onion is good in it. Here it is: Quick Cooking's Cola Chicken 1/2 Cup chopped onion 2 T vegetable oil 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 1 can (12 oz) cola 1 Cup ketchup 1/8 tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 4-1/2 tsp. cornstarch 3 TBLS. cold water In a skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add chicken; brown on all sides. Carefully add cola, ketchup, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Remove the chicken and keep warm. Combine the cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Return chicken to pan; heat through. 4 servings.
  10. This isn't really a recipe, but marinated chicken is great. I just used a bottle of marinade that looked good to me (can't remember what kind), and the chicken turned out so nice and moist and evenly cooked on the grill.
  11. It's a cold snow day in Syracuse, NY, and I thought of this chili. It took awhile to locate the recipe, so I thought I'd bump it in case it would hit the spot for someone else. I thought it was really good, but it doesn't resemble chili too much. If you can get past that, it's worth the prep time!
  12. That looks really good! Thanks for posting!
  13. 1 eggplant (about 1 1/2 lbs.), pared and sliced 1/2" thick 1 egg white, lightly beaten with two Tbls. water 1/2 cup seasoned Itlian bread crumbs 1 cup reduced-fat spaghetti sauce 3/4 cup shredded FF mozzarella cheese 3 Tbls. grated Parmesan cheese 1. Preheat oven to 375. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Coat eggplant slices with egg white, then bread crumbs. Arrange on prepared baking sheets; bake 30 minutes. Turn slices over; bake, until browned on both sides, 10 minutes longer. Remove from oven; leave oven on. 3. Spread 1/4 cup sauce over bottom of 8x8" baking dish. Arrange half the eggplant in a single layer over sauce; top with half of the remaining sauce, then half of the cheeses. Repeat layers. Bake, covered, until heated through and cheese is melted, 30-40 minutes. Makes 4 servings; 3 points per serving 193 cal, 3g fat, 4.3g fiber
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