Thursday, April 16, 2020

Ham and Bean Soup in the instant pot

1 ham bone
1 1/2 cup diced onion
1 1./2 cup  chopped  celery
1 cup chopped carrots
2 potatoes chopped
1 lb bag of dried beans I use pinto (navy works best )
2 tbsp chopped garlic
6 cups of stock  I used 4 cups beef and 2 cups water
2 bay leaves

Place everything in the instant pot . Close valve and set on chili /bean setting for 50 minutes. NPR for half an hour . Remove ham bone and get off as much meat as you can and add back to soup and enjoy.
Points vary I just counted 3 sp per cup

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Party Cake Mini Loaf

banana mashed
1 egg
1/4 cup of flour 

1/4 tsp salt 
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp of monk fruit sugar replacement 
1 tsp cake batter extract 
3 tsp of rainbow sprinkles (2 in batter 1 on top)

Combine all ingredient  and place in a sprayed mini loaf pan and bake @ 350 degree for 30 minutes ..

4 sp on blue and purple and 6 on green 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Chicken Parmesan Biscuit Bake

2 tube of the small biscuits.                  
2 chicken breasts
1 16 oz can of tomato sauce
1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
Italian seasonings of choice

Chop chicken into a very small dice and cook with a small amount of olive oil and add about 1 tbsp of chopped garlic and salt and pepper.
Cut biscuits in 4 pieces and arrange in the bottom of a 13X9  pan sprayed with non stick spray. top with chicken , sauce , cheese and bread crumbs and bake at 350 for 30 minutes .
serves 6 for 9 sp on blue
you can lower the points by using 1 can of biscuits would take it to 6 sp a serving

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Easter Bread from my Italian Momma

1/2 cup of milk. ( I used 1% )
1/2 cup of sugar ( I used monk fruit)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
Grated peel of 2 lemons or oranges
2 pks of active dry yeast
1/2 cup of warm water
2 eggs at room temp
4 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
egg wash
colors sprinkles

Scald milk and then add sugar, shortening , salt and fruit peel. Cool to luke warm.
Sprinkle yeast on warm water and stir to dissolve. Ounce your yeast is activated add milk mixture and both eggs and mix to combine.   Add 2 1/2 cups of flour  to a bowl on mixer with a dough hook attached, Add milk mixture  and combine until dough begins to form and add the remaining flour a little at a time until combined . KEEP IN MIXER AND KNEEED IN MIXER FOR 5 MINS or you you can knead on a floured  surface. Place dough in a old bowl and place in a warm place for one hour , Punch down and either place in2  loaf pans or make into braid  and cover for another half hour to rise. Pre-heat oven to 375  . Brush with egg wash and add sprinkles' and bake for 20 mins
after bread is done remove from oven and remove from pans and cool completely,
Make a glaze with powered sugar and milk ( I use powdered monk fruit and water ) and glaze bread.

In video I halved this recipe and made I loaf . If you get 14 slices it come to 3 sp on Blue if you get 12 slices its 4 sp on blue

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mini Chocolate Loaf

1 banana mashed                                            1/2 tsp instant coffee
1 egg                                                                1 heaping tbsp of NF Greek yogurt
1/4 cup of AP flour                                          1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder                                         1/2 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp unsweetened special dark cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbsp of monk fruit sweetener
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
spray your mini loaf pan with non-stick spray
Combine all ingredients and mix well and pour into prepared pan and bake for 25 mins and check with a toothpick for doneness. Cool for 10 mins and remove from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Very moist. 
WW Smart pointsPoints: 3 sp on Blue and Purple and 5 on Green 

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Trader Joes Quick Stir Fry

TJ  Veggie Fried Rice  1 1/4 cup.     6 points
  TJ Soycutash.  1/2 cup.  0 points
8 Chicken Cilantro Wontons.  3 points
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp squirt ginger
1 tsp of garlic

Add 1 tsp oil olive to a hot pan. Add frozen rice and soycutsh and cook for 4-5 mins. Add wontons and soy sauce, ginger and garlic and cook until heated through. You can add seasons of choice  and possibly peanuts  and even a scrambled egg.

Total points  9 smarts points on Blue