Monday, April 7, 2014

Joined Weight Watchers last week,

tired of fighting this on my own.  In an effort to stay on this program, I have come up with some quick and easy recipes.  Although, the internet is loaded with similar recipes, I altered them and scaled them down to fit my needs.  Hope you enjoy and find them helpful.

Microwave Lasagna


4 oz. Ground Beef (80/20
½ cup diced canned tomatoes
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 tbsp. Dried Parsley
1 tbsp. Parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper

3 Tbsp. Fat Free Ricotta cheese
½ cup frozen spinach or other greens ( thawed and drained)
2 tbsp. diced canned Tomatoes

½ cup shredded 4 cheese mix (made with 2% milk)
2 sheets Lasagna noodles (pre-cooked type)


Combine ground beef, ½ cup tomatoes, Italian seasoning, parsley, Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper in bowl, in another small bowl combine greens and Ricotta cheese.
Spray a small shallow baking dish ( about) with cooking spray add the 2 tbsp. of diced tomatoes on bottom of dish, add 1 lasagna noodle, add half of the beef mixture, add ½ of the green mixture. Repeat with second noodle, beef and greens, press down gently to make sure no void areas .  Sprinkle ½ cup of shredded 4 cheese mix on top.
Cover dish with a plate or some other cover so it will let the stem escape.  Cook on high for 8-9 minute until noodles are tender. Makes 4 servings

Nutrition facts per serving:  WW Points 4

Calories 165.8 Total Fat 8.8 Sodium 145.6 Total Carbs 10.5 Fibr 1.5 Protein 10.4

Microwave Bread Pudding in a cup

Quick and Good!
Minutes to Prepare: 5
Minutes to Cook: 1-1.5
Number of Servings: 1


2 slice Bread, reduced-calorie, wheat
3 Tablespoons 1%Milk, skim or reduced fat
1 Egg
1 Teaspoon Stevia
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract or Almond extract
Cooking spray


Spray cup or small bowl . Make sure to coat bottom and sides. Chop bread into small pieces. In another bowl, mix egg, milk, Stevia, and vanilla and beat until foamy, (if you are using Banana add to this mixture and mix well and smash up a couple of pieces of the banana). Add bread to this mixture and fold to coat bread. Pour bread mixture into greased cup and microwave for 1 minute to a minute and half. Serving Size: 1 Calories 137

Nutrition facts per serving:  
WW Points 4

Calories 162   Total Fat 5.5   Cholesterol 188   Sodium 171  Total Carbs 13   Protein 10.3

If you use a small Banana about 6" long add 72 calories.

This was made with the Banana!

Hope you enjoy.

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