Diner Meat Loaf "Muffins" (6 points)


Yields: 6 Servings
(serving size: 2 “muffins”)

Ingredients

1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves minced
1 cup ketchup divided
1 1/2 pounds ground beef extra lean (raw)
1 cup finely crushed fat-free saltine crackers (about 20)
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs

Cooking spray


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°.

Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, dried oregano, and minced garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Cool.

Combine onion mixture, 1/2 cup ketchup, and the remaining ingredients except cooking spray in a large bowl.

Spoon the meat mixture into 12 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Top each with 2 teaspoons ketchup. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Cooking Light, MARCH 2006

Chicken Cordon Bleu (5 Points)

4 Servings

Ingredients
4 boneless chicken breast halves
12 slices Deli Select Thin Sliced Ham
4 slices Mozzarella
1/4 cup Bread crumbs
Cooking spray

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Place each chicken breast between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound out until thin. Place 3 slices of ham and 1 slice of cheese at the top of each breast, and roll starting with the end that has the cheese and ham, bringing the sides in as you roll. Spray each breast with cooking spray, then dip into bread crumbs. Place on baking sheet. Bake for approx. 30-40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Moroccan Chickpea Chili (4 Points)

(serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup prechopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes undrained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 

Instructions
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and next 7 ingredients (through red pepper); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add 1 1/2 cups water, tomato paste, chickpeas, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and juice.

 

from Cooking Light

Oriental Chicken Ginger (4.5 Points)

Ingredients

6 Chicken breast halves uncooked, cut up
1 cup Carrot diced
1/2 cup Onion minced
1/2 cup Low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup Rice vinegar
1/4 cup Sesame seeds
1 tablespoon Ginger
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
2 cups Broccoli Florets
1 cup Cauliflower
Instructions

Combine all ingredients except broccoli and cauliflower in slow cooker.
Cover. Cook on low 3-5 hours. Stir in broccoli and cauliflower and cook an additional hour.
Serve over rice.

Fix It and Forget It Lightly

Chicken Cacciatore (4 Points)

10 Servings

Ingredients

2 lbs uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 chopped bell pepper (I used Kroger’s Recipe Beginnings Triple Pepper Blend)
1 chopped onion
12 oz. can chopped tomatoes
6 oz. can tomato paste
12 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil (I used Trader Joe’s frozen basil cubes)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (I used Trader Joe’s frozen garlic cubes)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions
1. Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on low 8 hours.
3. Serve over rice or pasta.

(Please note that this is only four points without the rice or pasta. It can also be gluten free if served over rice.)

adapted from Fix It and Forget It Lightly