Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What's Cooking Wednesday

Hey! What's cookin' good lookin'? :)
If your answer is "Nothin" or "I don't know" then look no further.
Here are a few recipes for you to try.
(All of them are Weight Watchers friendly!)
2 Point Brownies
1 box brownie mix
1 can (15 oz) black beans
Open the can of black beans, rinse well. With beans back in the can, add enough water to cover beans. Put in blender or food processor and puree. Add puree to brownie mix, and then bake according to package directions. You DO NOT add the eggs or oil that the recipe calls for, JUST the black bean puree! Makes 20 brownies-- 2 Weight Watcher Points each! These are pretty rich and fudgy, and have lots of protein and fiber, too. Diet saved! haha.

Snazzed-Up Snickers Pie
12 oz. (1.5 cups) fat-free vanilla frozen-yogurt, slightly softened
1 small box Jell-O Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding mix (Instant)
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup Cool Whip Free
3 oz. Grape Nuts
2 Tbsp. Hershey's Lite Chocolate Syrup
Mix all ingredients together (except for the chocolate syrup), and pour into 8" dish.
Drizzle with syrup and freeze.
Serves 8. Each serving contains 137 calories, 4g of fat, 4g protein, 21 carbs, 1g fiber. (Only 3 points! I've actually made this one, it's really good.)
WW friendly General Tso's chicken
(I, personally love General Tso's chicken, but the pts. aren't worth it.
I'll definitely be giving this recipe a try!!)
3/4 cup canned reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons peanut oil
2 medium scallions, chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, minced or 1 dried chili, minced
1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups cooked white rice, kept hot
In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce,
vinegar and ginger; set aside.
Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic and pepper and cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
Add reserved sauce and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
Serve chicken and sauce over rice.
Yields about 1 cup of chicken and sauce and 1/2 cup of rice per serving @ 6 pts. per serving.
Weight Watchers "Haystacks"
(These are so good, even my kids like them!)
1 cup fiber one cereal
1 (1.5 oz) hersheys candy bar
1 tsp. reduced fat peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
Melt candy bar and peanut butter in microwave on low -med heat until smooth, stirring at 30 second intervals. Be careful not to burn or overcook. Stir chocolate and peanut butter mixture. Add cereal and gently stir until coated. Drop onto wax paper and refrigerate until hardened. About 30 minutes Makes 6
1 stack is 71 calories, 4 G Fat, 12 carbs. 5 G fiber, 2 G protein, 1 WW Point
So tell me, what are YOU cooking?

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