Monday, October 29, 2012

Food Prep Recipe Blast! 10/28/12

I promised you recipes and here they are!! I'm gathering a lot of my inspiration from a few websites, if you haven't noticed :)  This week's are from Skinnytaste and Skinny Ms.  These are favorites and the recipes I've made from these sites have not disappointed! 

Here we go:

Spinach & Feta Frittata
Turkey Sloppy Joes
Beef & Barley Soup

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Light Spinach and Feta Frittata (from Skinnytaste.com)
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1/4 of frittata Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 140.6 • Fat: 6.8 • Carbs: 5.5 • Fiber: 2.2 g • Sugar: 0.3 g • Protein 15.2
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2 oz crumbled feta
  • 2 tbsp Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

Squeeze all water from spinach. In a 9 inch non-stick sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and scallions and cook until soft, about 4 minutes.

Meanwhile in a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add salt, pepper, cheeses and spinach and mix well. Pour the mixture into the skillet and cook until the bottom sets, about 5 minutes. Hold a large plate over the pan and invert the frittata onto the plate, then slide it back into the pan. Cook about 5 minutes longer. Serve hot.

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Slow Cooker Turkey Sloppy Joes (from Skinny Ms.)
Yields: 4-6 Servings | Serving size: 1 Cup (bun not included) | Previous Points: 3 | Points Plus: 4 | Calories: 167 | Fat: 4 g | Carbohydrates: 14 g | Sugars: 8 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sodium: 387 mg | Protein: 23g
  • 1 pound (454 grams) ground turkey breast (raw)
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup green pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup natural ketchup
  • 1 15 oz can no-salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1-2 packets Stevia (optional, if you want to make it on the sweeter side)


Mist a skillet with oil and brown raw turkey, onions and green pepper over medium heat. (You could skip this step, but you will get a better flavor.)
Place turkey meat, onions & green pepper in the slow cooker. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or HIGH for 2-3 hours. If you don't brown the meat first, then cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
Serve with a whole grain bun, toasted. An Ezekial hamburger bun works well here!

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Beef Barley Soup (from Skinnytaste.com)
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 7 pts • Points+: 8 pts
Calories: 336 • Fat: 11 g • Carbs: 27 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 32 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 453 mg (using 1 tsp kosher salt)

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs lean beef round stew meat
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 - 2 tsp kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2/3 cup dry barley
  • fresh ground black pepper
Heat a large heavy pot or dutch oven on medium heat. Add oil and beef, season with a little salt and brown meat a few minutes.
When meat is browned, add carrots, onion, celery and garlic to the pot and give it a good stir. Add water, salt and bay leaves and bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce heat to low and coverSimmer covered over low heat until the meat is soft, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.Add the barley, adjust the salt if needed and add fresh ground pepper. Simmer an additional 30-35, remove bay leaves and serve. Makes 7 1/2 cups.



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