Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oreo Dessert= yum !

So my good friend & coworker, Heather , asked me for a dessert recipe yesterday. I thought of this one immediately - its easy, few ingredients, low calorie (an old Weight Watcher recipe) . And who DOESN'T love Oreos ??? I was suprised I had not posted this one on my blog before- but I want to share this goodie with you now :-)
You'll need: 15 reduced fat Oreos
4 oz. fat free cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 oz. fat free Cool Whip
1 small box sugar free vanilla pudding
1 small box sugar free chocolate pudding
4 cups skim milk
spray butter
Here's what you do:
Crush Oreos & spread into small dish. Spray butter over Oreos (10 sprays). In  a bowl, mix cream cheese, Cool Whip, and powdered sugar and spread over Oreos. In the same bowl, mix vanilla pudding (according to package directions). Spread over the previous layer. In the same bowl, mix chocolate pudding (according to package directions). Spread over previous layer. Spread remaining Cool Whip on top layer. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Enjoy !!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Going Greek

Doing something a little different this time: i am blogging about a recipe I HAVE NOT tried yet! May sound a little strange, but this is one i found the other day in my Cooking Light 5 ingredients 15 minute Cookbook. And I soooooo want to try it. I am a new fan of the Greek salad, and this sandwich sounds right up my alley! My husband has already said there's no way he's eating it - so its one i'll have to fix just for me. As i have said many times before, my hubby is a picky one & doesn't try new foods much. I asked him to try some hummus- he said no way- because he didn't like the name. I just looked at him like he'd lost his mind. Oh well, he's missing out ! Already put the ingredients on my shopping list :-)


you'll need:
   cooking spray
   1 pound chicken breast tenders
   1 tsp. Greek seasoning
   1/2 cup hummus
   4 (8 inch) pita bread rounds
   1 cup torn romaine lettuce
   2 plum tomatoes, sliced
   1 small cucumber, cut into strips
   1/4 cup (2 ounces) crumbled basil & tomato flavored feta cheese

here's what you do :
   Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray & place over medium high heat until hot. Sprinkle the chicken with the Greek seasoning & add to skillet. Cook chicken for 6-8 minutes or until light brown, stirring occasionally.  While the chicken is cooking, spread hummus evenly over pita rounds. Arrange chicken, lettuce, and remaining ingredients evenly on one half of each pita round. Fold pitas over filling . Secure with toothpicks if needed before serving,  Yields 4 servings.
314 calories per pita- not bad !

Enjoy :-)

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Didn't your mama ever tell you breakfast is THE most important meal of the day ???

And its true- breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Doctors have said it gets your metabolism going for the day (mine needs to be started as early as ) Sometimes you want something really good, but just don't have a lotta time . Here's something really fabulous that beats a bowl of cereal ! (from the awesome folks at Kraft)

Grab and Go Breakfast Sandwich-

You'll need:  1/4 cup Egg Beaters, 1 english muffin (spilt & toasted), 1 slice of Kraft 2% milk Sharp Cheddar Singles, 1 slice turkey bacon (cooked & cut in half).

Here's what you do :  Cook the Egg Beaters in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat for about 3 minutes- or until set- stirring occasionally. Fill the muffin halves with egg, cheese & bacon.

Now- wasn't that easy ? And only 270 calories :-)
Enjoy !!