Monday, January 16, 2017

Egg, Bacon, and Cheese Muffins

I am a huge fan of breakfasts that I can prepare ahead of time.  These Egg, Bacon and Cheese "Muffins" are perfect for prepping ahead of time.

Yields:  12 Muffins

Serving: 1 Muffin

Weight Watcher Smart Points:  4 points

Calories:  114


12 Eggs

3 Slices of Bacon

1 1/2 cups of Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 Green Onion

Cooking Spray


Preheat the over to 375.

Cook bacon until crispy.

Once bacon is cooked remove from skillet and use a paper towel to eliminate the grease.  

Chop bacon and place in a bowl.

Add eggs and green onions and stir until well mixed.

Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.

Fill each muffin tin with the egg mixture (about 1/2 cup).

Top each muffin tin with 1/8 cup of cheddar cheese.

Bake eggs for 12-15 minutes or until firm.  

Let muffins cool and serve in an airtight container.  Can heat for 30 seconds in the microwave to eat during the week.  

Friday, January 13, 2017

SkinnyTaste's Crock Pot Sesame Honey Chicken

I found that this dish is a healthy option for when you are craving Chinese food.  It is simple and really delicious.

Yields:  8 Servings

Serving Size:  2/3 Cups

Weight Watcher Smart Points:  5  *Does not include the rice

Calories:  185.5


2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
black pepper, to taste
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce (tamari for gluten-free)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp water
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp onion powder
1 heaping tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1/2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 medium scallions, chopped for garnish


For directions check out SkinnyTaste's blog.  

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Do you struggle with peeling your boiled eggs?  Well you will no longer have that problem if you have an instant pot.  This eggs are perfect and peel without any issues.


Instant Pot

Eggs (how ever many you want to cook)

1 Cup Water


Plug in your Instant Pot

Pour one cup water in the bottom of the stainless bowl

Place in a stainless strainer/steamer basket 

Place your desired number of eggs on top of the opened steamer basket

Put the lid on

Power on and press the MANUAL button

With the “-” button adjust it to 8 minutes on the display

Close and lock the lid and make sure the vent on top is closed

Let the Instant Pot do it’s magic and then do the quick release valve

Let cool slightly and vent completely before opening lid

Transfer eggs to fridge or allow to cool slightly before eating right away

Monday, January 9, 2017

SkinnyTaste's Slow-Cooker Banh Mi Rice Bowls

This dish by SkinnyTaste is great.  The fresh vegetables give it the prefect flavor.  When making again, I would add more sauce to the bowls although it will change the point value.

Yields:  4 Servings

Serving Size:  1 Bowl

Weight Watcher Smart Points:  8 Points

Calories:  353


For the pork:
1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce*
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

For the pickled carrot:
  • 6 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 radishes, cut into matchsticks

For the bowls:
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup thinly sliced English cucumbers (about ½ small)
  • 1 small jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves


Friday, January 6, 2017

SkinnyTaste's Chicken and Asparagus Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Although this is not a slow cooker recipe, this recipe is quick and very delicious!  When I made it again I will double up on asparagus and probably serve without rice.

Yields:  4 Servings

Serving Size:  1 1/2 Cups

Weight Watcher Smart Points:  7 Points (not including the rice)

Calories:  302 


3 tablespoons soy sauce or gluten-free soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin 
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon fresh grated ginger 
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
Kosher salt, to taste
1 tbsp canola or grapeseed oil, divided
12 oz asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, chopped


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Skinny Mom Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff

This Skinny Mom Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff is a perfect dish for a cold day.  I love beef stroganoff and this recipe is absolutely delicious!

Yields:  8 Servings

Serving Size:  1 1/2 Heaping Cups

Weight Watcher Smart Points:  7 Points

Calories:  323


1½ pounds lean stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 (8-ounce) containers baby bella (cremini) mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 (10.5-ounce) can Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed cream of mushroom Soup
1 small onion, diced
¾ cup low-sodium beef broth (I like Pacific® Organic)
2 tablespoons cooking sherry or low-sodium beef broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
12 ounces whole grain egg noodles, dry
1 cup plain 0% Greek yogurt2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Place the meat, mushrooms, mushroom soup, onion, beef broth, sherry, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and black pepper in the slow cooker and stir together.

Cook on high for 3 hours or low heat for 6 hours. About 30 minutes before cooking time is up, cook bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the noodles to al dente according to package directions.

Drain the noodles and add to the slow cooker along with the yogurt. Stir to combine and heat through on low heat before serving.

Serve garnished with the parsley.

Monday, January 2, 2017

SkinnyTaste's Instant Pot Easy Salsa Chicken

So I am behind the times and just got an Instant Pot.  Let me say, I wish I had bought it a long time ago.  I have only made 2 recipes but love it so far.  So be prepared for a lot of instant pot recipes.  The first recipe I made was SkinnyTaste's Instant Pot Easy Salsa Chicken.  This recipe was super easy and so delicious.  

Yields:  5 Servings

Serving Size:  1/2 Cup

Weight Watcher Smart Points:  2

Calories:  135


1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon cumin
black pepper, to taste
pinch oregano
1 cup chunky salsa


What is your favorite Instant Pot Recipe?