Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Pasta Fagioli Soup


1 tsp olive oil                                                1 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
1 onion or leek diced                                    1 tsp salt
3 garlic cloves minced                                  1  15 oz can of cannellini beans
1 29 oz can of Tomato sauce                         1  15 can navy beans ( optional)
5 1/2 cups of water                                        1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp  dried parsley                                       1 pound of elbow pasta or ditalini or small shells
1 1/2 tsp dried basil


In a large pot on medium heat cook onion in olive until translucent. Stir in garlic and cook until tender. Reduce heat and stir in tomato sauce, water, herbs, salt, beans, and cheese. Simmer for 1 hour.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente. Drain and stir into soup. Or you can just leave on the side

Monday, February 24, 2020


2 large boneless breasts cut in small chunks
1 ring  @ 6 oz of hillshire farms turkey kielbasa sliced and  chunked
1 pound of medium shrimp peeled and deveined
2-3 cups of turkey stock
I small onion diced
2 ribs of celery sliced
1 bell pepper diced
1 14.5 oz  can of diced tomatoes
2 tbsp of tomato paste
1 tsp  oregano
 1/2 tsp  sweet paprika
 1/2 tsp  smoked paprika
 1 tsp  Tony Chachere Creole seasoning
2 tbsp garlic minced
1 tsp olive oil
rice on the side ( I made mine in the instant pot)

In  a large skillet heat your oil and add your onions, celery and peppers and cook until tender about 6 mins, Add your chicken and cook until no longer pink then add you kielbasa  and cook for about 4 mins. Add your garlic, stock , tomatoes , paste and seasoning . Simmer on low for about 20 mins. Add shrimp and cook until cooked through. I placed my rice on the bottom of a bowl and add about a cup of the mixture .

Serves @ 6-8 servings
2 sp on blue per  1 -1 1/2 cup of

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Hummus with sautéed mushrooms

Make my hummus here on the blog.
Place in a bowl
8 oz of mushrooms of your choice chopped
1 tsp oil oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinager

Add oil to a hot skillet and add mushrooms and garlic and cook until tender, Add balsamic vinegar and cook until mushrooms are coated . Place directly on hummus and serve with chips

Friday, February 21, 2020

Pickled Carrots

1 very large carrot or enough to full large  jar cut into thick strips
Pickling ingredients
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/3 cups of white vinegar
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 tbsp of dried dill
1 tbsp pickling spice
3/4 tbsp salt
1/2 cup Splenda sugar substitute

Place your carrots in your jar. Add all the pickling ingredients in a medium pot and bring to a boil and boil for about 2 mins. Pour over carrots in jar and let cool b4 placing in refrigerator . Should last in the fridge for 2 weeks.

There are zero smart points on all plans. The Splenda is 1 smart point.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Bread Pudding in a Mug

1 slice of low calorie bread,  I use the 647 Italian.      1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
49 grams of 1% fat cottage cheese
1 1/2 tbsp of unsweetened  vanilla almond or cashew  milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp of monk fruit sweetner
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Spray your mug  with spray, ADD your egg, milk and cottage cheese mix well. All the rest of your ingredients and mix well. Add your bread and make use it is nice and submerged. Cook in your micro wave for 1 minute . Mix again and cook for another  1 minute. I did cook it again for another 30 seconds. Place in a bowl and add toppings of choice.

2 sp on Blue and Purple and 4 on green.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Pumpkin 2 ingredient Dough Bagels

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of nonfat Greek yogurt (drained well)
1 egg
3 tbsp of pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
6 tsp of monk fruit sweetener or sweetener of your choice

In a large bowl add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Add the rest of your ingredients and combine well and separate into 4 buns. Place on a well sprayed baking sheet and brush buns with egg wash. I sprinkle monk fruit golden (brown sugar substitute ) lightly and add some pumpkin seeds and crushed hemp hearts and a/ few lily chips on top, (not necessary but zero in points and adds a texture ). Place in a preheated air fryer or oven 375 degrees and cook for 20-25 mins.
They freeze well. I place mine in a sandwich bag and then in a larger plastic bag.

Points 3 blue, 3 purple and 4 green

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Home Made Ranch Dressing using a house made ranch mix and home made buttermilk

Ranch Dry  Mix

1 tbsp powdered buttermilk                                                             1 tsp light mayo
1/4 tsp dried dill                                                                       1/2 cup non fat greek yogurt  drained
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp chives
1 tsp parsley
1/4 tsp Trader  Joe's onion salt
1/4 Trader Joes 21 seasoning salute or mrs dash
dash of chipotle pepper powder
mix all ingredients above

1/2 cup of 1% milk
2 tbsp white distilled vinegar
mix and let stand 5 mins
1/4 tsp xantham gum

combine your home made buttermilk with your homemade ranch mix and combing well.
Add 1  tbsp lite mayo and 1/2 cup of non fat greek yogurt and combine well. Add 1/4 tsp of xantham gum to thicken 
Chill for 1 hour
The whole jar is 5 smart points on Blue and Purple . Smart Points on Green 6 smart point for the whole jar. Use and point as you see fit.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Buffalo Deviled Eggs

10 hard boiled eggs
1 tsp light mayonnaise
2 tbsp hot sauce
scant 1/4 cup non fat greek yogurt
1 tbsp dijon mustard
pepper/salt (butter flavored popcorn salt would be great too)

Blue cheese crumbled
shaved celery and carrot

Slice eggs in half and remove yolk and put into bowl. Mask yolks then add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Place back in egg half and add toppings and sprinkle with paprika.

2 egg half are zero on blue and purple and 2 on green.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Cannoli Bread Pudding in a Mug

 1 slice of 647 bread I  used Italian cut into cubes
1 egg
2 tbsp Fat-Free ricotta cheese
2 tbsp monk fruit sugar substitute
2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla cashew milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
8 lily chocolate chips separated
7 grams of special dark chocolate syrup ( zero Point)
Fat-Free Redi Whip
4 lily Chocolate  chips

Get a microwave-safe mug and spray with nonstick spray. Crack your egg in the mug and add the milk and mix well. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Place in microwave and cook for 1 minute and remove and mix and place back in and cook another minute. You can chill or eat warm, I prefer it chilled with the toppings added.

2 sp blue and purple and 4 on green

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Grits Bread (mini loaf)

  1 Banana mashed
1 egg
3 tbsp or 1/4 cup of white grits( I used Bob's, Red Mill 3smart points
EDIT Try using Instant grits instead 1 packet THIS WORKS MUCH BETTER AND TASTES BETTER
1 tsp butter extract
 2  tbsp    monk fruit sweetener
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Mix everything well. Spray a mini loaf pan with non-stick spray add your mixture and bake 375 degrees for 25 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 mins and then removed and let cool on a wire rack

The whole mini loaf is 3 sp on blue  5 sp on  green

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Crock Pot Taco Chicken

3 nice sized chicken boneless breasts
1 tbsp of taco seasoning
1 and 1/2 cup of salsa
1 can or rinsed and drained black beans
1 can of corn drained

Place your crock pot on hight and spray the bottom with cooking spray. Place your chicken on the bottom and cover  with the taco seasoning and then with the salsa. Cook on high fir 4 hours. Add the beans and corn and continue to cook for another hour. Then go in a shred the chicken and serve.
You can serve it over rice of your choice or in a taco or a tortilla. I also love it on a salad too!
Zero points on Blue and Purple and you have to count it all on the green plan,