Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cheesy Green Eggs n' Hamwiches

"Do not fear eggs that have a green hue. They're just, um, different."

Well, different enough for my family! I decided NOT to add the 2 drops of green food coloring to make these green eggs n' hamwiches. It obviously doesn't need it, but I can see the fun of it...maybe for kids or St Patty's Day!

I have to be honest, I wasn't sure when I made this recipe for my husband this morning. I even told him to try it, and if he didn't like it, I"d make him something else. Well...he loved it! I was surprised as he isn't a big fan of Laughing Cow Cheese, which was mixed into the egg whites. Turned out to be a wonderfully, tasting breakfast and very fillilng!

In the recipe, it says that kids love this recipe. I can see that, although I haven't tried it on my teenagers yet. They are different from kids... pickier. But I will definitly try this one out on them!

Weight Wathers: 5 pts, 255 calories, 4.5g fat, 1,319mg sodium, 25g carbs, 5.75g fiber, 3g sugars, 30g protein.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty

"We've boldly placed Laughing Cow wedges where they've never been placed before. We're adventurous like that."

This recipe has very few ingredients, but tastes like a gourmet burger! I have to admit, I was a little nervous about making my teenagers try it, because putting a big wedge of Laughing Cow cheese in the middle, seemed a little odd. Intriguing to me, but gross to teenagers. So I let them eat left overs last night and I prepared the Outside-In Cheeseburgers for my husband and I.

The preparation work was minimal and took no time at all to put it together...which is my kind of recipe! The ooooey gooey cheese in the middle was amazing! I, without a doubt, will be placing a wedge of this glorious cheese in the middle of every burger I make! Simply scrumptious!

The recipe called for the original flavor of the LC cheese, but I only had the garlic and herb. OMG, yum! It went very well with the garlic and onion that I put into the burger. I ate it alone, without a bun with some broiled asparagus on the side. (Another favorite of mine--simply spray with cooking spray, top with season salt from and broil until crispy! YUM!)

Their suggestion in the cookbook is to place between two giant leaves of lettuce...I will do that next time! I love lettuce wraps!

Weight Watchers: 4 points, 179 calories, 6.5g fat, 502mg sodium, 1.5g sugars, 26.5 protein

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tremendous Top Shelf Turkey Burger

On tonight's menu, is Hungry Girl's Tremendous Top Shelf Turkey Burger and TOP SHELF it is! Loaded with mushrooms & onions (although chopped so fine my mushroom and onion hating son didn't even notice). I wonder what else I can hide in this burger? The flavor of these thick and juicy burgers is amazing, which is to be expected. It doesn't hold together quite like a real hamburger, which is why there was a side note in the recipe stating to be careful when flipping. I made 4 burgers, 3 made it into the picture, because one I didn't flip so carefully and wasn't as pretty as the others. But it tasted just fine! I ate that one!

This burger has an option, can be eaten alone on a plate or on a bun. I think it may be easier to eat on a plate. I can see this being a somewhat of a messy burger on a bun. But that doesn't mean its a bad burger, its just a thick and juicy burger!!!

Again, like my problem with the last recipe...MY problem not a recipe problem. This recipe called for putting bread in a food processor/blender to make crumbs. I am lacking when it comes to those kitchen appliances so I tried my hand chopper tonight. PERFECT! So if you want another way to make your bread crumbs, hand choppers are another option.

***one other thing I need to mention. The recipe called for Dijonaise and I swear up and down I had some. Not the case. So I substituted with Jalepeno Mustard. YUM!!!!!****

Weight Watchers poing value: 4 pts, 184 calories, 6.5g fat, 502 mg sodium, 12g carbs, 2g fiber, 4g sugar, 20.5 protein.