Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Turkey Sloppy Joes

 You will need:
1 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1/4 cup Diced Onion
3/4 cups Ketchup
1/2 cup Water
Worcestershire Sauce, to taste
3 Tbs Brown Sugar
1 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp Prepared Mustard
1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
4 Buns or Sandwich Thins
Cook ground turkey and onions over medium heat, until meat is no longer pink. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine next 8 ingredients. Pour over turkey and stir to combine. Simmer on low for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns or sandwich thins.
For the ingredients I used, one Sloppy Joe was 7 WW points +.

Small Batch (6 Cookies) of Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is perfect when you just need a few cookies and don't want to make a huge batch. For me, it made 6 regular sized cookies or 12 mini cookies. 

2 Tbsp. plus 2 Tsp. room-temperature, unsalted butter
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1 Tbsp. beaten egg
1/2 tsp. good vanilla
1/3 cup flour
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup rolled oats
Preheat oven to 350°.

Cream the butter and sugars together in a medium bowl with a wooden spoon.  Mix in the egg and vanilla and beat well. 

In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

Stir the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar/egg mixture until well-blended and then stir in the chocolate chips and oats.  The dough will be stiff.  Divide batter into 6 balls of dough and place onto a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.   These cookies don't spread much, so you might want to flatten the mounds slightly with your fingers before baking.

Bake for 8-12 minutes.  Be careful not to over-bake the cookies for best results.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Won-sagna (Mini Lasagna Cups)

First I have to give credit to here for the recipe. I just tweaked it.

I also have to give credit to my awesome hubby who called them won-sagna! ;)
 You will need:
1/2 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1/4 cup diced onion (I used frozen onions.)
24 Won Ton wraps
Cooking Spray
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Salt and Pepper
1 jar Tomato Sauce (I used Classico Tomato & Basil.)
Shredded Cheese (I used WW Mexican Style Blend.)

Preheat oven to 375. 

Brown turkey and diced onions in skillet on medium until done. Add tomato sauce to skillet and let simmer on low. 

Combine cottage cheese, salt and pepper in a bowl.

Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
 Place 1 won ton wrapper in each cup.
 Put one spoonful of cottage cheese on top of each won ton wrap.
 Then, add a spoonful of tomato sauce and meat mixture. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of that. Add another won ton wrapper.
 Repeat layering process. Cottage cheese, tomato sauce, and shredded cheese.
 Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let sit in pan for a few minutes before serving.
 These are SOOOOO good.
For 4 cups, it is 12 WW points +.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Pepperjack Salsa Turkey Burgers and Cuban Black Beans

 Pepperjack Salsa Turkey Burgers
 For two turkey burgers, you will need:
1/2 lb Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1/2 can Rotel (I used Mild.)
Taco Seasoning
1/4 cup bread crumbs
2 slices 2% Pepperjack cheese
2 Nature's Own Thin Buns

In a bowl, place ground turkey, Rotel, Taco Seasoning, and bread crumbs. Mix together. Form patties and cook until done. Top each patty with a slice of Pepperjack cheese and melt. Place on buns.

I served mine with sweet potato fries and Cuban black beans (recipe below).

For the ingredients I used, each burger was only 7 WW points plus!

Cuban Black Beans
1 can black beans
1/4 cup diced onions (I use frozen white onions. So easy!)
2 tbsp light sour cream

Place black beans and onions in a bowl and microwave for 3-5 minutes. Top with sour cream. Enjoy!

For 1/2 cup black beans and 1 tbsp light sour cream, it is 3 WW points plus.