Thank you Hungry Girl for today’s recipe….
Do you remember Hamburger Helper? When life was crazy busy – full-time job, active kid and not a lot of time to plan meals, this and macaroni and cheese was a go to meal. I kind of miss those days so this is a great way to enjoy the same yummy taste in a healthier way.
Whether you call it beefy mac, beefaroni, or American chop suey, a hearty pasta meal full of ground beef and rich tomato sauce rocks. Indulge in our AMAZING recipe without a lick of guilt…
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Makes: 4 servings
- 3 cups frozen cauliflower florets
- 4 1/2 oz. (about 1 1/4 cups) high-fiber elbow macaroni
- 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
- 1 1/2 cups chopped green bell pepper
- 1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
- 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp. each salt and black pepper
- 2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup diced tomato
- 2 tbsp. canned tomato paste
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- Optional seasoning: crushed red pepper
- Place cauliflower in a large microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir. Re-cover and microwave for 2 minutes, or until hot. Drain excess liquid.
- Roughly chop cauliflower, return to the bowl, and cover to keep warm.
- In a large pot, cook pasta per package instructions, about 7 minutes. Drain pasta, and stir into cauliflower. Re-cover to keep warm.
- Spray the pot with nonstick spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and cook and stir until browned, about 4 minutes.
- To the pot, add ground beef, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stir, and crumble until beef is fully cooked and veggies are soft, about 6 minutes.
- Add all remaining ingredients to the pot, and stir well. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, and stir in cauliflower-pasta mixture. Cook until hot and well mixed, about 2 minutes.
Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe (about 2 1/2 cups): Calories: 375; Fat: 6g; Sodium: 690mg; Carbs: 50g; Fiber: 10g; Sugars: 13.5g; Protein: 33g PointsPlus® value 9*
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Today’s recipe is an “old” tried and true Weight Watcher recipe. I have made it many times AND love it reheated. It is actually one of hubby’s favorites too.
Prep time: 7 minutes Cook time: 8 minutes Serves: 4
7 PointsPlus Value
- 1 tsp canola oil
- 1 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
- 15 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 14 1/2 oz canned stewed tomatoes
- 15 1/4 oz canned yellow corn, drained
- 15 oz canned tomato sauce
- 1 Tbsp chili powder (Or substitute Pigs Can Fly seasoning)
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (eliminate if you use ^^ seasoning)
- 1/4 cup(s) dehydrated onion flakes
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 Tbsp low fat shredded cheddar cheese
- Heat oil in a large nonstick, heavy bottomed pot over medium heat.
- Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until aromatic, about 2 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, beans, corn, tomato sauce, chili powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, onion flakes, and pepper; stir well.
- Increase heat to high and bring to boil; cook, stirring frequently, until chili is thick and flavors are concentrated, about 5 minutes.
- Spoon into serving bowls and sprinkle with cheese.
- Yields about 1 1/4 cups chili and 1 tablespoon cheese per serving.
I LOVE using spice mixes from Wicked Good Spice Mixes Company. The combination of spices is perfect and I only have to have a few things in the cabinet instead of a zillion bottles of spices only I only once or twice. Pigs Can Fly is made for all things pork…but not too shabby on chicken or beef! Makes mouth watering chops, lip-smacking ribs and scrumptious roasts! Ingredients: cumin, hot chili powder, allspice, brown sugar, black pepper, kosher salt. Be sure to add a little at a time so you don’t set your mouth on fire! LOL.
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Have a blessed day!
Thank you Hungry Girl for this yummy recipe….. I usually do sausage and peppers on the stove top butI figured I would give this a try. I’m cooking lots more meals right now since hubby is off work for 2 weeks. Trying new versions of old things so I have yummy dinners with some leftover to freeze for when he goes back to work.
1/2 of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups): 299 calories, 14g total fat (3g sat fat), 648mg sodium, 27.5g carbs, 4.5g fiber, 7.5g sugars, 17g protein Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 8*
Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 30 minutes Makes: 2 servings
- 6 oz. (about 2 links) fully cooked chicken sausage with 8g fat or less per 3-oz. serving (like the kinds by Al Fresco), sliced into coins
- 6 oz. (about 3) baby red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 2 cups sliced bell peppers
- 1 cup sliced onion
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. chopped garlic
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- Dash ground thyme
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Combine all ingredients and seasonings in a large bowl. Toss to coat.
- Spread mixture onto the center of the baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Flip/rearrange mixture on the baking sheet. Bake until veggies have softened and potatoes are tender and lightly browned, 10 – 12 minutes.
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As many of you know, it has been recommended I try several different things in an effort to reduce MS symptoms and deal with my gastro issues. Hubby came across a book by Terry Wahls, MD who has lots of success with this eating plan in reducing and in some cases getting rid of MS symptoms. I have talked to several who are on this plan, and it works for them. I am doing most of it anyway, so I figured I would go all the way. The only change is that I will add some meat back into my diet, eliminate eggs and sugar while I increase fruits and veggies. Hopefully, this will help with some of the new MS symptoms cropping up. Thank you Naomi Wahls and Heather Christo for this yummy recipe. This is from Wahls Protocol Recipes.
I love potato salad, but mayonnaise is not my friend. So, this one sounds YUMMY! The color and crunch from sweet potatoes, celery, and a bit of bacon sounds like the perfect combination. Serve this at your next backyard BBQ and no one will be missing the goopy white old-fashioned potato salad.
PREP: 15 minutes COOK TIME: 15 minutes SERVINGS: 4 TO 6
- Kosher salt
- 3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1 red Fresno chili, seeded and minced
- 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- Kosher salt
- 4 uncured bacon slices, cooked until crisp and crumbled
- 1 cup thinly sliced celery hearts
- 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
- Bring a medium-large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes and simmer until just fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and briefly and gently rinse them with cold water. Set aside.
- To make the mustard vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the chili, mustard, garlic, vinegar, and olive oil. Season with salt.
- In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, bacon, celery, and green onions and toss with the mustard vinaigrette. Season with salt. Serve warm or at room temperature, or refrigerate and serve chilled.
Did you know???? SWEET POTATOES are one of nature’s best sources of vitamin A and a great source of vitamin C. One 8-ounce sweet potato will give you 100 percent of your recommended daily vitamin A. If you consume a little fat with the sweet potatoes (like the olive oil in the recipe here), it helps your body utilize all the vitamin A even more efficiently.
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