Saturday, November 10, 2012

Green Bean Casserole (Crock Pot)

So I've never made green bean casserole, but have been dying to try it! Today I am going to a Thanksgiving lunch with some friends and thought I would give it a try. I was going to go the traditional route, but then I thought, CROCK POT! Everything tastes better in the crock pot! Of course it pains me to use full fat ingrediens, so I lightened it up a bit. The original recipe can be found here.

Green Bean Casserole

* 1 can Campbell's condensed heart healthy cream of mushroom soup (Did you know the heart healthy version is lower than the fat free??)
* 1 can Campbell's condensed heart healthy cream of celery soup
* 2 (12oz) bags frozen cut green beans
* 1/3 cup 1% milk
* 1/4 tsp. salt
* 1/4 tsp. pepper
* 1 (2.8oz) can French Fried Onions


Prep: Spray crock pot with nonstick spray.

1. Mix frozen green beans with both cans of soup and 1/3c. milk in the crock pot.

2. Sprinkle 1/4t. salt and 1/4t. pepper over the top. Add half of the can of french fried onions.

3. Cook on low 5-6 hours.

Breakdown: (1/10th of the recipe=4WWPP)
6.5g fat
17.9 carbs
1.5g fiber
4.2g sugar
1.5g protein

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

HG BBQ Chicken Cornbread Casserole

It's been a long day since I made a real Hungry Girl meal! (The original recipe can be found here). I decided to stop with my crash dieting and go back to the WW lifestyle, which meant I got to cook in the kitchen again! It's hard now that my commute is an hour, but today was a PD day so I got done at 3:30 andddd I was only 10 minutes from my house! I had enough time to make this and serve it with sweet potato fries and salad, and finish the meal with healthy apple crisp. This was a yummy and VERY filling recipe! (I only had half of a portion and I was definitely satisfied!)

HG BBQ Chicken Cornbread Casserole

* 1 lb. raw chicken breast
* 1 cup diced onion
* 1 cup green bell pepper
* 1 cup frozen golden sweet corn
* 1 cup BBQ sauce (with 45 cals or less per 2T.), I used Jack Daniels Original No. 7
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
* 2 T. Truvia (I ended up using sugar and it was fine)
* 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder
* 1/8 tsp. salt
* 3/4 cup cream-styled corn
* 1/3 cup liquid egg substitute
* 1/3 cup fat free plain greek yogurt


Prep: Preheat oven to 375 and spray an 8x8 (or I used a 9x9) baking pan

1. Bring a pot of water to boil and add chicken to cook for 10-12 minutes.

2. Remove from water and shred chicken (in this case I used my stand alone blender, but you can use forks too).

3. Spray a large skillet and bring to medium/high heat. Add 1c. onions, 1c. peppers and 1c. frozen corn and cook until soft (~8-10 minutes).

4. Add cooked veggies to chicken, then add 1c. BBQ sauce.

5. Mix well, then add to the baking dish.

6. In another bowl mix 1/2c. flour, 1/3c. cornmeal, 2T. Truvia/sugar, 1/2T. baking powder, and 1/8t. salt.

7. Add in 3/4c. cream-styled corn, 1/3c. egg sub., and 1/3c. yogurt. Spread mix over the chicken.

8. Place in pre-heated oven and cook 30-45 minutes.

9. Enjoy!! 

Breakdown (1/6): 7WWPP
279 cal
2g fat
810g sodium
41.5g carbs
2.5g fiber
16g sugar
23.5g protein

Monday, November 5, 2012

Low Point Apple Dessert

I was wanting a yummy warm apple dessert for this fall night, but I started my diet today! What was I going to do?!? Well I found this recipe and made it my own, of course! With the 1/2 cup light vanilla bean ice cream, the whole dessert was 4WWPP!! Now that is yummm-mazing!

Low Point Apple Dessert

* 1 medium Jonathan apple
* 1 tsp. oats
* 1 tsp. cinnamon
* tiny pinch of salt
* 6-8 spritzes of spray butter
* 3 tsp. sugar free Hungry Jack butter syrup


1. Remove skin from apple (eating in the process, if you are like me!), the cut apple into chunks and add to a microwave-safe bowl.
2. Sprinkle 1t. cinnamon, pinch salt. Drizzle 3t. syrup. Add 1t. oats then spritz butter and give a slight toss.
3. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir. (I like my apples a bit crisp, so 1 minute was plenty for me, but if you need more mushy apples, microwave another minute).
4. Top with ice cream and enjoy!