Monday, December 31, 2012

Easy Italian Sausage Soup

This is a very easy soup recipe and is perfect for a chilly winter day!

1 cup chicken broth (1 condiment)
1/2 cup Jimmy Dean Hearty Sausage Turkey Crumbles (1/3 lean)
2 Laughing Cow Light Garlic & Herb cheese wedges (1 healthy fat)
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach (1 green)

Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 2-3 minutes.  Stir until all ingredients are blended.

145 calories, 6 g carbs, 7 g fat, 16 g protein.

This entire recipes counts for 1/3 lean, 1 green, 1 condiment and 1 healthy fat.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Low Carb McGriddle Sandwich

1 tsp light butter spread (1/2 healthy fat)
2 1/2 TB Sugar Free Pancake Syrup (1 1/4 condiment)
1 1/2 TB Golden Ground Flax (3/4 healthy fat)
1/4 tsp baking powder (1/2 condiment)
1 Kraft 2% American Cheese Slice (1/6 lean)
1/8 cup Egg Beaters (1/16 leanest)
1 Morning Star Farms Sausage Patty (1/3 lean)

Place butter in microwave safe bowl and heat for 10 seconds.  Add syrup, flax and baking powder into a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Warm up skillet to medium heat & spray with Pam.  Add batter in 2 small pancakes. It will spread out a lot, so you will need to push it back together.  Cook for 5 minutes and flip.  cook other side for another 4-5 minutes. In a TSFL Shaker Cup or coffee mug, spray with Pam and pour in Egg Beaters.  Microwave for 2 minutes.  Cook sausage according to package.  To assemble, top 1 pancake with 1/2 cheese slice, followed by sausage patty, followed by egg, followed by 1/2 cheese slice, topped with other pancake.

This recipe counts for .56 leaner, 1 1/4 healthy fat, 1 3/4 condiments.

This is inspired from Hungry Girl's McGriddle swap!

Purple Cauliflower Crust!!

1 head of purple cauliflower, this yielded about 1.5-2 cups raw (3 green)
1/2 cup of Egg Beaters (1/4 leanest)
6 oz low fat cheese (1 leaner if 6g of fat or less per ounce)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 9" pie pans with Pam. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until smooth.  Split evenly between the 2 pie pans.  Bake at 350 for about 25-30 minutes or until it starts to get a little golden.  Flip from pie pan onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 for another 10 minutes.

These crusts freeze very well too!

This entire recipe (2 crusts) count as 3 green and 1.25 lean.