So to preface this post…
I have had two children in the past 20 months. And before that my shape was less “IN” and more “ROUND.” Thus it is time to get my butt in gear and make some changes. My bff and I started Weight Watchers and I’m trying to stay motivated. You see, I get hungry. That’s it, I simply have zero will-power. But I’m working on it!!
Yesterday I mention my popcorn. It’s been a pretty successful snack for me. I crave carbs and crunchy, this has both. And it’s super easy…if your not popcorn challenged. I can count the number of times I’ve made microwave popcorn and NOT burnt it on one hand. For this stuff, you need to pay attention. Do not try to pack the rest of your lunch and make this at the same time, you will fail. I did. But anyway…back to the popcorn. You simply take a plain ol’ brown paper bag, and pour in your popcorn kernels. I put in 6 tablespoon (2 servings). This seemed to be the perfect amount for the lunch sized bag. It took about 1 minute and 40 seconds in my microwave, but I hear each one of those things is different. When it was done I sprinkled it was dry ranch dressing mix. I would say that it would probably be better if I had something moist to help the ranch stick. Next time I’m going to try a little butter or olive oil. If you have tried this or have other ideas let me know!
Now for the big show. Turkey Asparagus Casserole. I was looking on the Weight Watchers site and found this recipe. And get this, I had ALL of the ingredients in my home! How often does that happen? never. So I whipped it up. Charlotte slept in her Mei Tei and Josiah destroyed the living room, fun was had by all.
The result, yumminess! (is that a word?)
It is 10 points per serving, but its worth it! Get the recipe HERE or its listed below
Give it a try and let me know your thoughts!
|8 oz uncooked spaghetti|
|6 Tbsp regular butter|
|6 Tbsp all-purpose flour|
|1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s)|
|1/3 small uncooked onion(s)|
|1/2 item(s) (medium) uncooked bell pepper(s)|
|1/4 tsp black pepper|
|1 1/2 cup(s) vegetable broth|
|2 cup(s) low-fat milk|
|1 cup(s) cooked asparagus|
|3 cup(s) cooked skinless light turkey meat|
|8 oz shredded cheddar cheese|
|1 cup(s) seasoned breadcrumbs|
- Grease a 9×12 dish. Preheat oven to 350. Cook the pasta in a pan over medium heat. Melt butter in a skillet and add the peppers, garlic, and onion. Stir in flour and broth until thick. Add the milk and stir until thickened. Add the seasonings, asparagus and turkey. Stir in the cheese until melted. Stir in the pasta and put in the buttered greased dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on top. Bake 30-35 minutes.