11.11.2010

New Finds

Did you know that wonton wrappers are super low in points?

5 wonton wrappers (1.5)
1 garlic herb laughing cow (1)
Wrap like a little appetizer and bake at 350 for about 5 minutes, YUM-O.

Wonton wrappers can also be placed in a muffin tin to make little boats and filled with just about anything.

Spray the muffin tin with PAM spray, then bake at 350 for about 7 minutes or until golden.



I filled my boats with WW Taco Soup, which is another amazing find.
Check out my 5 point lunch from yesterday:


Weight Watcher Taco Soup has been around forever. I made it a couple days ago, my favorite way to eat it is served over a bed of lettuce.

TACO SOUP
Ingredients
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1 lb. ground turkey or extra lean beef
1 medium onion
1 (1 oz.) package hidden valley ranch dressing mix
1 (1 oz) package taco seasoning Mix
1 (16 oz.) can pinto beans
1 (16 oz) can chili beans (either hot or regular)
1 (16 oz) can whole kernel corn
1 (8 oz) can Mexican-style tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can diced tomatoes (any flavor)

Brown meat & onions and drain.
Mix Ranch & Taco seasonings into meat.
Add rest of ingredients, undrained to mixture.
Simmer 1 hour.
2 Weight Watchers points per cup.

I often omit the corn and this time I swapped the chili beans for black beans. I also add a couple cup of water as well. In my boats I only use 1/2 cup of soup.

While making this soup the other day I had all three boys, and the soup simmering on the stove. Jack was snacking in the kitchen and my boys were wandering. I went back to the boys room to get a load of laundry and I hear Jack "eeehhh ggeeeehhh!" I grab my load and head to the kitchen to see what is going on. Aaden had opened the over door and was standing on it reaching his fingers towards the burner next to the one cooking the soup. It freaked me the heck out. I can no longer walk in the other room while the boys wander. I have ordered an oven lock, it should be here in a couple days. AND cooking is only to be done on back burners from now on. Yesterday I went to the bathroom, I was gone about 2 minutes when I came back I found Aaden standing on the kitchen table throwing mini pumpkins, and gourds down to Noah who was then throwing the pumpkins around the living room as if they were balls. I have moved the decorative Fall display from the table and have done what I can to detour him from the kitchen table.

Last night I made an Asian Chicken salad. I grilled up some terriyaki chicken, and baked up a few won ton strips. I made a dressing with FF mayo, soy, fresh ginger, rice wine vinegar, splenda, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar.



Here is this mornings breakfast:
High Fiber English Muffin (1)
Morningstar (veggie) sausage patty (2)
Low cal American cheese (1)
Tea (0)

1 comment:

strongblonde said...

this is so fun :) i have used the wonton wrappers like that before, too. i've filled them with a chipolte shrimp mixture and also a pizza mixture (with morning star farms "sausage" crumbles--super yummy).

and YIKES about the kids. they're getting so mobile, i am waiting for stuff like that to happen!!