Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crockpot Chicken Tetrazzini

4 chicken breast halves- cut into strips
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup apple juice
1 onion- chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 small can mushrooms
2 tbsp parley
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup water
8 oz spaghetti- break into 2 inch pieces- cooked
3/4 cup fat-free Parmesan cheese- I used the Kraft stuff, not the fresh.

In a slow cooker, combine chicken, broth, apple juice, onion, salt, thyme, pepper, and parsley. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours. Turn control to high. Add mushrooms. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high 20 minutes. Stir in spaghetti and half the cheese. Cover and heat on high 5-10 minutes. Spoon into serving dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

The total point value for this dish is approximately 20.  Not too shabby.  If you serve 4, that's 5 pts. each, but I think this serves closer to 6.   This would be great paired with a nice yummy salad too!!  This was very good! My Husband and kids all enjoyed it. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Homemade Potato bites

These are kinda like homemade fries.  I love them!!!

4 med baked potatoes
salt, about 1 tsp.
cooking spray
dry ranch or Italian dressing packet

Bake the potatoes.  Usually at about 400 degrees for 45 minutes, or most microwaves have a setting.  You can peel them if you want, I like the skins so I keep them on.  It gives it a little more crunch.  Let the potatoes cool.  Cut them.  You can either dice them or do them in strips, it's up to you.
Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  Place the potatoes on the sheet and spray liberally with spray.  Sprinkle with salt and seasonings.  You won't use the whole packet so save it for later.  You only use about 1 tsp.
Broil at 500 degrees for 20 minutes.  Stir every 5 minutes to make sure they are evenly cooked.

These are virtually fat free.  Each potato has about 110 calories and I think is about 2 points.  This will serve 4 as a side with whatever you want.  Much better alternative then fries, which I think a medium fry from McD's is about 7 points.  You can flavor these however you like.  If you like cinnamon stix you can sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar for a nice sweet treat....mmm...that sounds good right now.  I think I'm doing that next. =)

Friday, April 2, 2010


Sorry I have been a slacker at posting recipes.  We have moved in the past month so I have been preoccupied with getting everything done with that.  nNow that things have settled down, I will hopefully get back to posting.  I have some really good ones that I need to put up.