KMU – Veggie style – WW 3pts

hmm, lots of squash, soooo much squash….

Ok, I sliced it with the slicer, then sliced an apple, then layered them in a pan,

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It is ok as is, but it is AWESOME with cool whip or ice cream!

 

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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!

KMU – Corn Bread muffins with a twist..

So as you know, I make tweaks to recipes so I can eat as vegetarian and low WW points as possible, while using items I have in the kitchen at that moment….so without further ado….

Corn Muffins with Corn and Black Beans & Corn Muffins with Pineapple….Yeah es good!

  • 1 Cup flour = my current flour mix includes whole wheat as the base, 50-60%, then almond flour, soy flour, Flax Seed flour…..yummy and less carby
  • 3/4 Cup corn meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • couple shakes of sugar or splenda, maybe 1/8 of a teaspoon at most
  • salt = couple grinds (to much salt is not good for you)
  •  1 blended apple (peel and all) – instead of butter
  • 2 egg –
  • 3/4 cup of juice from can of corn + 1/4 unsweetened almond milk –
  • 1 can of corn

Halve the mixture and add 1/2 can black beans to one half and 1/2 can crushed pineapple to other half.

Pour in to muffin tin ( I use silicon cup liners) and bake at 350 for 25 min

2 WW pts per muffin!  I am telling you the corn and pineapple is YUMMY!

 

 

WW Frittata recipe adjustment …

You can find recipes all over that you can adapt for WW or any reason…like…oh….you don’t have what it calls for???

  • 1 large handful baby spinach leaves, shredded – *Yeah, didn’t have these, so I used basil from my garden
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved – I grow tomatoes, they be very small, so I didn’t cut them up
  • *I added 2 Morning Star Sausage Patties cooked then broken up (WW 1 pt for 1 patty)
  • 10 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste – *I used Italian Seasoning instead
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped – didn’t use cause I didn’t have it

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray ( I use silicone muffin cups for all my baking, so much better!).

Evenly distribute the spinach or Basil 🙂 between the 12 muffin cups and top with two cherry tomato halves (to much work, just dropped them in whole).

Whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper and parsley (or in my case seasonings) in a large bowl, until blended. Transfer this mixture to a pouring jug. Carefully pour the egg mixture evenly between the 12 cups and bake for 15-20 minutes until firm and lightly golden.

*I will either do 12 eggs, since eggs are ZERO points, or only fill 6/9 cups, as they are slightly small.

** I would say, even with the Patties at most this is WW 1 pt  per 2 frittatas.

Once cooled, you can store the frittatas in the fridge.

Kayla Itsines’ Spinach and Tomato Mini Frittatas

Jackfruit….my new fave…

so I went and bought a bigger slice of the fruit, takes a while to get all the goodness out.  But then I found a can of crushed pineapple in the cupboard, so I made Jackfruit and Pineapple muffins and jelly butter.

I call it jelly butter because the pineapple and jackfruit are kind of chuncky and chewy so i blended about 75% of it and then mixed it up, it is sooo good on waffles!

Since nothing but fruit, water, banana (to thicken), and vanilla it is a 0 point food on weight watchers, and it freezes well.

So I had some strawberries in the freezer

I pulled them out to cook with later this week, but when I went in fridge I noticed “juice” at the bottom of the bag….then light bulb…..I poured the juice in my tea and it was tasty!

So I mushed them up and sieved out the seeds and know I have ZERO point sweetener for my tea!   Plus all the goodness of the strawberries with no additives!  SWEET!

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 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

WW Healthy Meals Swaps

WW is a lifestyle, not a diet, so today, instead of what I would have eaten, 2 chocolate Chip Waffles, I had ONE waffle, 2 eggs, and Strawberries!

I put the strawberries on the waffle instead of syrup, it was like a restaurant waffle!

Easy peasy swap,  still ate my Chocolate Waffle, still full, but not full of calories and fat!

I have been “healthifing” my food for a while (ask my son :)….. this is just taking it one more level.

I feel better, have more energy and most important, I am not hangry, I don’t think of food all the time, it is awesome…..and losing weight has been a great side effect!

So my son like s Apple Fritters..

but they are fried and way bad for the waistline….so….mommy healthified them a little 🙂

I used a muffin recipe that I have tweeked, see below:

 

2 cups all purpose flour….hmm….well….ok….I admit, the flour in my cabinet is basically a mix of white, wheat, soy, almond, and flax seed 🙂  – but hey use all purpose if you want

1 cup sugar…..yeah…..like that is gonna happen…… changed that to 1/2 cup Truvia

1tsp baking powder

1tsp baking soda

1 8oz container of blueberry yogurt –  I don’t used the flavored yogurts, way to high in sugar, I use 1 cup Fat Free Yogurt, yeah I am not real big on “fat free” but it IS 0 points…so sigh…..I use it.  I mix into it whatever fruit flavor I want, so I had some extra apples and made them in to a apple butter (apples, water, vanilla, very small amount of agave, cook down til thick), so I mixed this in the yogurt.

1 egg – remember I am not vegan, you can probably use a “flax egg” if you are

1 tsp Vanilla

4 Tbl Spoon butter – NOT!!!  I made a batch with 1/2 the butter, couldn’t tell the difference, then I made a batch with NO butter and still couldn’t taste a difference so I skip this altogether

2 cups blueberries- I just replace it with what ever fruit I happen to have on hand that is going to go bad if I don’t use it.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, egg, vanilla, butter and blueberries. Stir mixtures together just until combined; batter will be very thick. Scoop into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.

Per Serving: 205 calories; 4.5  38.1  3.6  26  179 

Now I will eat them like this, but since they are for my son, I made two types of toppings

Butter, Brown sugar, Vanilla

Coconut milk (just because I had no regular milk, hopefully he won’t be able to tell the difference), powdered sugar, Vanilla

Plus two with no toppings for ME!