Fettucine Pie

This tasted ok but it was sort of messy to dish out. i don’t think i’ll make it again.

Italian fettucine Pie
1/2 lb 96/4 ground beef
3 TB finely chopped onion
14.5 oz stewed tomatoes, drained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
4 oz whole wheat fettuccine
1 egg white
3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 2 %
2 C. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, or chopped fresh broccoli
3 TB reduced fat grated Parmesan cheese

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, and broccoli. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat. Cover; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2.Meanwhile, cook and drain fettuccine as directed on package.
3.In medium bowl, beat egg white. Stir in fettuccine and mozzarella cheese. Spray pie plate with cooking spray. Press pasta mixture evenly in bottom and up side of dish.
4. Spoon beef mixture evenly over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
5. Bake uncovered 15 minutes.

Cheery Cherry Crock Pot Bread

This was tasty!

Cheery Cherry Crock Pot Bread

½ C. reduced fat Bisquick
¼ t. salt
1 egg
1/3 c. Splenda
2/3 c. maraschino cherries, drained
2 TB chopped pecans

Spray 1 1/2 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Drain cherries, reserving 1 TB syrup. Combine bisquick & salt; add egg & Splenda. Add tablespoon of syrup and pecans. Fold in cherries. Cover with lid & cook 1-2 hours. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 88 Calories; 3g Fat (34.5% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 47mg Cholesterol; 167mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

chicken tortilla soup

I had tortilla soup at On The Border last week and then i realized i don’t really have a tortilla soup recipe. So i made this one tonight. It tastes pretty good but not really like OTB. I think the salsa made a difference…i skipped the avocado but it would definitely be delicious! Of course i also skipped the tortilla chips for the top so i wonder if it is still Tortilla Soup??

Chicken Tortilla Soup

49 ounces fat-free chicken broth
1 1/2 cups roasted chicken breast meat
1 cup brown rice, instant
2 cups zucchini
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup corn
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 cup diced onion
2 slices 2% milk pepperjack cheese slice

In large saucepan, combine all ingredients. bring to a boil then simmer 15 minutes.
Yield: 5 servings. Per serving (about 1 1/4 cups each)= 258 Calories; 5g Fat (14.4% calories from fat); 30g Protein; 34g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 39mg Cholesterol; 993mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

cheesy apple bacon brunch

I revised this recipe to be a little lower in fat. it’s pretty tasty!

Cheesy Apple Bacon Brunch
1 med apple, chopped
2 TB Splenda
1 1/2 c. reduced fat Bisquick
1/2 c. skim milk
1 egg
3 egg whites
1/2 c. reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
2 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 9 inch pie plate with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix apple and Splenda; spread in baking dish. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and eggs until blended; pour over apple. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 289 Calories; 9g Fat (27.3% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 60mg Cholesterol; 804mg Sodium. Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1 Fat.
Yield: 6 servings. Per serving= 192 Calories; 6g Fat (27.3% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 26g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 40mg Cholesterol; 536mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat.

Apple Dumplings

I made these this morning and took some to my friends at the farmers market. They were a hit!

Apple Dumplings
cooking spray
2 (8oz) pkgs of reduced fat crescent roll dough
2o oz sugar free apple pie filling sweetened with splenda
1/4 cup Splenda
12 oz. diet Mt. Dew
2 tsp ground cinnamon
4 Tbsp. fat free Promise margarine, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 9×13 pan with coking spray. Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Place a large apple slice, or two smaller ones on the wide end of the dough and sprinkle with a small amount of cinnamon. Roll up apple in dough and place with point down in baking dish. Pour diet Mountain Dew over dumplings. Mix Splenda and remaining cinnamon in with melted margarine; pour over dumplings. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm with a dollop of Cool Whip free.
Yield: 16 dumplings. per dumpling= 117 Calories; 5g Fat (36.9% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 251mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty. -Proverbs 21:5

Veggie Pie

This is great for breakfast, brunch or any time really! Next time i need more spice in the egg mixture though.

Veggie Pie
cooking spray
3 cups potatoes o’brien
1 teaspoon Mrs Dash hot & spicy
1/4 cup green onions, sliced
2 whole eggs
3 egg whites
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup cheese, 2% shredded sharp cheddar
dash hickory salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray. In the bottom of the pie plate, press the potatoes to a crust form. Sprinkle the top of the hash browns with Mrs Dash seasoning. In a separate bowl, combine the onions, eggs, egg whites, zucchini, carrots, cheese and salt. Pour the egg vegetable mixture over “crust”. Bake for 35 minutes or until knife comes out clean of the center. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 160 Calories; 5g Fat (29.5% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 104mg Cholesterol; 764mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

steady plodding brings prosperity; hasty speculation brings poverty. -Proverbs 21:5

Taco Pasta Skillet

This was a super quick dinner tonight.

Taco Pasta Skillet
8 oz very lean ground beef
2 TB taco seasoning
1 can corn
1 can black beans
1 cup salsa
2 cups water
4 oz Smart Taste penne
4 oz light cream cheese

brown meat. Drain. Add taco seasoning, corn, beans, salsa, pasta and water. Simmer ~15 minutes until pasta is cooked. Add cheese and stir until melted.
Yield: 4 servings. Per serving= 369 Calories; 9g Fat (21.6% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 49g Carbohydrate; 11g Dietary Fiber; 46mg Cholesterol; 821mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.