Saturday, February 25, 2012

Baked Oatmeal

Recipe From: this webpage (inspired by some I found on Pinterest, but this one uses quick oats)

Ingredients & Directions: see linked webpage above for ingredients and directions

Rating: tasty
Warming Up: warms up well
  • First off, I made half of a batch and got 3 good sized servings.
  • I used bananas for the bottom layer of fruit and a frozen berry mix for the top. I also used whatever nuts I had on hand (half almonds, half pecans).
  • I omitted the butter put on top, after baking, I didn't find it necessary.
  • Next time I don't think I'll use bananas, probably chopped apple or peaches for bottom - or just berries for the entire thing.
WW PointsPlus*: 7 (figured using 6 servings for the whole recipe (as is - minus the butter on top) without the fruit. PointsPlus may change depending on fruit you use.)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cheesy Cauliflower Puree

My new recent online obsession is Pinterest. I use it to find DIY ideas, things for my classroom, fitness inspiration, and MUCH, MUCH more! It's also a wonderful place to find recipes of all kinds. This is the second recipe I've tried from Pinterest.

Recipe From: found on Pinterest, here's the original page

Ingredients & Directions: Please see webpage (link above) for ingredients and directions.

Rating: Delizioso! I had to stop myself from eating the whole bowl. Creamy like mashed potatoes, but also light.
Warming Up: warms up perfectly
  • I used skim milk and reduced fat cheddar cheese, but did not skimp on the butter. I also only used the floret part, barely any stems. (next time, I will use more stem so I would have more puree) 
  • I added some garlic powder during the food processing stage. 
WW PointsPlus*: 3 servings, 4 PointsPlus each

Sunday, February 12, 2012

No Pudge Fudge Brownies

My friend has been raving about these brownies since she was a Weight Watchers member, and I've always been meaning to try I recently did.
No Pudge Fudge Brownie Mix

These brownies are SO easy to make, just add some yogurt to the powder mix (directions are on the box) and bake. Because I am recently obsessed with making things in muffin tins, I made these as "muffins." Making them in a muffin tin not only let each one be an "edge" piece (my favorite!), but allowed them to be pre-portioned. :)

I highly recommend these brownies, so rush out and get the mix today!

Rating: so yummy, and gooey, and delicious!
WW PointsPlus*: 3

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Recipe From: found on Pintrest, here's the original page

Ingredients & Directions: please click link above

Rating: pretty tasty
Warming Up:
  • I didn't use the poblanos, and used a green pepper instead.
  • I'll probably use less cumin next time.
  • I baked in a 11"x7" baking dish and got 6 servings.
WW PointsPlus*: as I prepared, 10.

No Bake Cookies

Recipe From: A FACS teacher I used to work with.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal

  1. Bring sugar, cocoa, milk, and butter to a rolling boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cover, boil for one minute.
  3. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal. Stir until mixed and thick.
  4. Drop by spoonful on waxed paper and allow to cool/harden.

Rating: Delish!
  • I used reduced fat peanut butter, skim milk, and unsalted butter.
  • Recipe says this will yield about 4 dozen. I got 39 today. The size of your cookies would determine your outcome.
WW PointsPlus*: as prepared, 3

Squash Burgers

Recipe From: I modified/combined recipes from Cooking Light and a blog. (mostly from the blog)

3 cups squash (I've used cubed butternut and a mixture of mashed butternut and acorn)
garbanzo beans (about 1/2 a can)
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 c oatmeal
1/2 of a 1/3 c pecans

1/4 c crumbled goat cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400.  Coat butternut squash and garbanzo beans with oil and maple syrup. Bake until browned, tossing occasionally.
  2. While baking, combine oatmeal and pecans in food processor and grind.
  3. After squash and beans are done, cool, then blend in food processor until nearly smooth.
  4. Mix in oatmeal mixture and goat cheese.
  5. Preheat skillet.  Form patties. (makes about 6 large patties)
  6. Cook on each side until browned.

Rating: I've tried this a couple times and each time it was a little drier than I would like, so I'll keep tweaking.
Warming Up: warms up fine.
  • Because I make this in hopes of finding one similar to the one I had at Bluephies, I serve it with pesto and a tomato.
WW PointsPlus*: without the goat cheese, 4.