WW KMU Low Carb Veggie style

Yea, I know, I am on WW, but I also eat low carb and mostly vegetarian, but I don’t like onions and peppers, aaauuuggghhh!

So, hmmm, I have a squash from a neighbor, no idea what kind, I have canned tomatoes and some mushrooms???  And, oh , hey, Veggie Meatballs……..(light bulb!)

I pull out the can of tomatoes, I blend about 3/4 of can with some garlic, I put it in a pan and add the unblended tomatoes.  I add the veggie meatballs (3 pts for 3), while simmering I add some mushrooms.

Then I pulled out the veggie spiralizer, I cut off the neck of the squash (narrow part) and made a LOT of noodles!

I put those in a pan with some garlic and cook those up, then after a few minutes I added the veggie marinara sauce.  BOHYAH!  Huge plate of food, very low carbs and only 3pts!

You gotta think out of the box, can, bag, and yummy things happen!

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KMU – chicken pot pie(s) …….

so we had a bbq over the weekend, ended up with left over chicken carcass (eewwwhhh), but it is great for chicken broth.

So I bought some netting type bags for veggies for my mom, I kept a few, I have found out that these are great to put the chicken and anything else for the broth in, then set in the pot, lets out the juices, keeps in the bones, seeds, peels, ect. (upcycling 🙂

So while the broth was going (to which I had added veggies that weren’t gonna last much longer, carrots (purple and white), clove of garlic, orange pepper ect., I pulled out some of my mom’s prepper food , the peas and mashed potatoes.

After broth was done, pulled about a cup of meat off the bones, then I added good veggies, carrots, small potatoes, some of those dyhd peas, and the mashed potatoes and let them simmer.  Used the potatoes instead of flour to thicken the soup and give it some flavor.

I then pulled out my refriged dough, I could make some, but….I be lazy today,  plus the points are the same.  I poured the mix of chicken pot pie in to small containers, then cut the dough to fit over the mix and baked.  Yummers.  Plus the containers have lids so I can freeze the others to eat later, about 6 pts each but worth it!

 

KMU – Prep style

I had mentioned on a prior post about dried beans and chicken broth.  I thought I would expand on that a bit.

I bought 3 kinds of beans, 1lb of beans $.99 to $1.27 vs a can of beans for same or higher price.

I had made some chicken broth from the left over chicken from dinner – $0 vs $2.00 and higher for store broth.

I soaked the beans overnight in the broth.  I then cooked the beans in new broth until tender.

Then I used some that day, and froze the rest, about 6 cups, to be used at a later date!

A little bit of your time and imagination will say you a lot in the pocket book and the waistline!

 

So much fruit/so little time KMU (kitchen mash-up)

So what think you of my KMU??

So any whodles….we buy fruit, I also get fruit from my friend and sometimes from neighbors.  And you all know how I HATE wasting food!

So I had grapefruit from my friends moms tree, plus some fruit going soft, peach, pear, nectarine.  Hmmm, first I cut them all up for a fruit salad, hmmm, NOPE, the flavors did not play well together!

So, shit! What now…..ok, I just put a pan on the stove, added the fruit, then added a banana (remember, use natures thickner, NOT pectin, as it will just sugar it all up!) and mashed it all together, then since it was on tropical side, I added ginger, cinnamon, Vanilla and Lemon extract, and BOOM, yummy jam, that is….0 ZERO WW points also.

Nice win, no sugar, no wasted fruit, low cost and healthy jam!  Try it on a waffle with a small amount of your favorite ice cream, low pt , healthy dessert.  Your welcome 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Mash-Up

Hmmm, my husband fired up the grill so I cooked my squash on it.  But what to do with it?

Oh look, a can of diced tomatoes, oohhh, button mushrooms,  hmmmm artichoke hearts…WALA

spaghetti squash in a tomato, mushroom and artichoke sauce, high digits in a restaurant, and full of who knows what!

Yummy, low cal, low cost, low points…..SCORE!

Kitchen Mash-up bean style

I bought dried beans at the store, 3 different kinds.  They were in my pantry.

I had some veggies that were getting soft so I threw them in a pot and made Veggie broth.

Later that week I had a left over piece of chicken, sooo, I pulled out my veggie broth and boiled the chicken it in, now I have a chicken soupy type broth.

I then decided to soak my beans overnight in my chicken broth!  Sometimes I even surprise myself!

Then the next day, after draining the old broth, I cooked them in some new broth, when they were almost done, I added a bunch of veggies from the fridge and pantry, and make a chicken veggie bean soup.  YummY!

And it was souper (see the joke?) good and make 6 servings, for about $4.00 dollars!

Kitchen Mash-Up

For breakfast I had some sliced apples in the fridge, so I put them in a pan with some water, vanilla, ginger, and cinnamon.   I let them simmer for a bit, then I pulled out my topping.  You know how at the bottom of the box of cereal it is all kind of crushed up?  Don’t throw it away!!!  Use it for toppings, like I did on my hot apples, kind of like a deconstructed apple pie!  Or use it to make a crust, use your imagination peeps, don’t throw it away!

For Lunch I went to EPL and got the chicken tortilla soup, es muy spicy!  So of course I  couldn’t eat it there.  I took it home and added a can of chicken broth, some celery and tomatoes.  It is still a bit hot, but I will add sour cream to cool it off.

Woop Woop!

Kitchen Mash-up

You can use these if you are on WW or not, good tasty food that is good for you.

We went to our Thai place and I ordered the Won Ton Soup, the big size.  This way I had dinner (WW 2 pts for those interested) and had soup to take home.

At home I added some left over mushrooms and cabbage plus water chestnuts and bamboo and a frozen wonton soup that I got from Costco and some extra water.  By the time I was done I had at least 4 more servings!  Yummy in the tummy, light on the pocket book and waist line 🙂

 

 

Kitchen Mash-up WW style

So the other day we went to a Mexican Restaurant, I got the beef soup, it reminds me of a Hispanic version of beef stew.   It had broth, beef, squash, carrots, potatoes. Of course there was to much so I took some of it home.

So the next day, I dumped the leftover soup in a pot, added more water corn, beans, tomatoes and some spices, very good, (only 3 pts for beef) and made a lot, so my mom has some beef stew soup coming her way also!

 

 

Kitchen mash-up WW style

so, I have been fighting those last 7lbs, it has been hard, luckily I haven’t gained, just stayed the same.

But, I am back at it, let’s see how it goes.  It has been harder since my senior dog is like a baby and i have to get up a few times a night to take him out and I find myself snacking in the wee hours…sigh…..

So I have been adding points to my day and making sure to eat low point meals to make up for it.

So, I bought some frozen butternut squash and had my husband cook it on the grill, didn’t work to good, so I had left overs from that.  Then we had bbq’d and we had left over corn, beans and canned tomatoes.  So I made butternut soup and gave it a southwest kick by adding the beans, corn and tomotoes.  All at ZERO points but full of flavor and good for you!