Friday, February 25, 2011

Food Makin' Friday

Just got done shopping and cooking everything up for the week, and thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes. I just wish I would have taken a picture of it before I divided it all into containers. This is just one example of how you can makeover almost any recipe into something (at least a little more) healthy.

Zesty Italian Casserole (the original recipe by Pillsbury):

  • 16 oz ground beef
  • 1/4c chopped onion
  • 1c pasta sauce
  • 8oz package of crescent rolls
  • 1/2c sour cream
  • 1.5c mozzarella cheese
  • 2Tbsp butter
  • 1/3c parmesan cheese
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving (1/6 of Recipe); Calories 510, Total Fat 32g (Saturated Fat 15g), Cholesterol 85mg; Sodium 980mg; Total Carbohydrate 28g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 10g), Protein 28g.
(WW P+ 14)

Zesty Italian Casserole (my Madeover version):
  • 16oz ground turkey breast
  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp EVOO
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • 1 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp light butter
  • 1/2 of an 8oz package of reduced fat crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (some things are better left alone ;))
Nutrition Information: 1 serving (1/6 of recipe); Calories 300, Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 5g),  Cholesterol 59g, Sodium 730g, Total Carbs 17g (Fiber 2g, Sugar 4g), Protein 28g
(WW P+ 8)

Sound good?  Click here for the Pillsbury site. There's a mouth-watering picture along with the cooking directions.


And because it's Friday, here's a little bonus :) Cut up an apple, a banana, and a cup of grapes. Put in a bowl. Take a 6oz container of non-fat plain Greek yogurt and add 1 tsp of Jell-O sugar-free, fat-free instant Cheesecake pudding mix. Mix well. Combine with the fruit. Enjoy!
(WW P+ 2)

1 comment:

nwkate said...

Okay, I have to admit, the dessert sounds really really good.....Adding those ingredients to my shopping list. (I already make something like your casserole since I love love love pasta!)