Pineapple Cake for 2

I thought this turned out well. 

Pineapple Cake for 2
2 slices pineapple slices
2 maraschino cherries,whole
1/3 cup reduced fat Bisquick®
2 tablespoons Splenda w/Fiber
1/4 teaspoon rum extract
1/2 teaspoon butter extract
3 tablespoons skim milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided
1 egg white

Preheat oven to 350^. Spray two small oven-proof bowls with cooking spray. Place one pineapple slice and one marachini cherry in the bottom of each bowl; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Combine Bisquick, Splenda, run extract, butter extract (don’t have rum or butter flavor? Try almond or even orange or lemon), milk, vanilla, brown sugar and egg white. Pour over pineapple. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Invert on plate and serve.

Yield: 2 servings. Per serving= 198 Calories; 2g Fat (7.6% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 44g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; trace Cholesterol; 422mg Sodium. 

So good!

The new peanut butter multigrain Cheerios are the bomb!!  Portion these babies out immediately upon bringing them home. 3/4 cup is one serving. This stuff reminds me of the Cap’n Crunch cereal I ate as a kid.  yummy good!

I also tried the new Dulce de Leche Cheerios. Also good. They remind me of that new 80 calorie cereal only without the icky after taste. 🙂

Couscous and Okra


Couscous &Okra

8 ounces ground beef, 95% lean
14 1/2 ounces stewed tomatoes
8 ounces frozen okra
1 teaspoon onion powder, chopped
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/3 cup couscous, whole wheat, cooked
Salt & pepper, to taste

Brown ground beef in large skillet; drain. Add stewed tomatoes, okra, onion powder, thyme, couscous and salt and pepper. Cover and simmer until heated through and couscous is cooked.

Yield: 3 servings. Per serving= 294 Calories; 2g Fat (12.2% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 5g Dietary Fiber; 21mg Cholesterol; 60mg Sodium. 

Hot Dog Eggs

I wasn’t sure about this, but it turned out pretty good.

Hot Dog Eggs
1 egg
1 egg white
1 light hot dog (40 cals), sliced
1/2 TB ketchup
1/2 TB mustard
1/2 TB dill pickle relish

Combine all ingredients well. Pour into small skillet sprayed with cooking spray; scramble.
Yield: 1 serving= 137 Calories; 5g Fat (36.0% calories from fat); 14g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 202mg Cholesterol; 825mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Banana Bread for 3

still too many WW points. 😦 but tasty!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
1 banana
1/3 cup reduced fat Bisquick®
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 egg
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons Splenda w/Fiber
1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips, Nestle
Preheat oven to 350^. Combine all ingredients. Spray mini loaf pan with cooking spray and pour in batter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: 3 servings. Per serving=166 Calories; 4g Fat (18.9% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 31g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 62mg Cholesterol; 189mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

Soyrizo Veggie Soup

yummy! and a great way to get in some veggies!

Soyrizo Veggie Soup

5 oz Soyrizo, casing removed
1/2 c. shredded carrots
1/2 c. sliced celery
14 oz fat free vegetable broth
14.5 oz can Tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
1/2 c. shredded cabbage

Brown soyrizo a little and add carrots, celery and peppers in a small amount of broth until soft. Add tomatoes and cabbage and simmer 20 minutes.

Yield: 3 servings. Per serving (1 1/2 cups)= 139 Calories; 8g Fat (42.0% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 1001mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable.

Spice Cake Oatmeal Cookies


Oatmeal Cookies
1 pkg Spice cake mix
2 c. rolled oats, uncooked
1 egg

1 egg white
1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
1 t vanilla
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. Craisins

Preheat oven to 350^. In large bowl combine all ingredients. Mix well. Drop by tablespoon onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 12- 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Yields: 36 cookies. Per cookie= 92 Calories; 2g Fat (19.2% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 99mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.