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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Weight Watchers Challenge: Chicken with Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce

This is not a recipe from a Weight Watchers recipe book, but I have used reduced fat and fat free items and calculated the points per serving.

Ingredients you will need:
  • 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 6 oz mixed mushrooms, sliced (I just use dark mushrooms)
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 cup low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped (I just use the whole jar)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley (optional - I've never used it)
Season the chicken with black pepper and coat with the flour.

Heat the butter in a 10-inch skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.

Add the mushrooms and onions and cook until they're tender.

Stir the broth in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Stir in the roasted pepper and sour cream and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with the parsley. Makes 4 servings

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 11 Points Plus

What we thought:

I made this recipe about a month before Brynlee was born and froze it. When we were ready to eat it, I put it in the oven on about 325 degrees for 20-30 minutes. It was delicious! I served it with egg noodles with butter and no vegetables. I also used full fat sour cream. This time, I made it with reduced fat sour cream and served it with brown rice and green beans -- much healthier. Brian added a bit of salt, but I enjoyed the light and fresh flavor of this meal. I do think it would make a good freezer meal again in the future! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Weight Watchers Challenge: Bubble Up Enchiladas

I can't get the picture to turn sideways...

Ingredients you will need:
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup onion (optional)
  • 1 (10 oz) can of Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 (8 oz) can of Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can reduced-fat refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 1/4 cup reduced fat Mexican blend cheese

Brown turkey with onion, if desired. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine turkey meat, enchilada sauce, and tomato sauce.

Cut biscuits into fourths.

Add biscuits to meat mixture and mix well.
Pour mixture into greased, 9x13 baking dish.
Bake for 25 minutes then sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Weight Watchers Value: 10 PointsPlus

What we thought:

Brian liked everything about the recipe. He said it was very filling and a nice change from the "normal" enchilada recipe. I, on the other hand, wasn't a fan of the turkey. There was just a slight taste at the end of the bite that I do not care for. I would love to make this again using extra lean ground beef and then I think I will love this! 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Weight Watchers Challenge: Microwave Mug Cake

Two words describe this dessert: QUICK & DELICIOUS!


  • 1 box of Angel Food Cake mix
  • 1 box of your choice cake mix
  • Zip Lock Bag
  • Water
  • Large Mug
  • Microwave

Dump both cake mixes into the ziplock bag - I used Strawberry cake mix as my second mix. Shake it around to mix it well. Measure 1/3 cup of the cake mix and put in large mug. Add 3 tablespoons of water and microwave for 1 minute. Top with fat free Cool Whip and fresh cut strawberries.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 3 points

What we thought of it:
Quite literally, there is only one word for this: YUM! Oh my must try it!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Weight Watchers Challenge: Low-Fat Poppyseed Chicken

Well folks, I had taken a break from Adventures in CrockPot Cooking because of this:

Follow my adventures in mommy-hood at here.

And 8 weeks later, I decided it was time to get my body back under control, so now I have begun Weight Watchers! My recipe posts will now be Weight Watchers recipes and reviews! Just because they are "Weight Watchers Meals" does not mean they can only be eaten if you are doing the program! I hope many, many people can enjoy these meals!

First up, is Poppyseed Chicken!

The ingredients you will need for this recipe are:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts - cooked and diced
  • 1 (10 oz) can low-fat Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
  • About 20 Reduced Fat Ritz Crackers
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
Easy instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In glass baking dish, combine chicken, soup, sour cream, onion, and poultry seasoning. On top, sprinkle poppyseeds and crushed crackers. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly. Serves 4 big servings!

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: 6 points

What we thought of it: 
At first, I had only cooked it about 20 minutes and the onions were still crisp and the seasonings hadn't all melded together. I put it back in for another 15-20 minutes and this time it was DELICIOUS! I could barely tell the difference between this "low-fat" recipe and the original recipe! This will definitely go in the recipe book for Weight Watchers meals!