Monday, November 13, 2017

S'mores Donuts



Donut Ingredients
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Mix the dry ingredients together, then add the wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Lightly spray your donut tray with some nonstick spray and then divide the mixture into your donut tray trying to keep the mixture as equal as possible in each individual donut mould.  
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes
Makes 6-8 servings depending on how you divide out the mixture.  6 donuts is 2 SmartPoints per donut and 8 donuts is 1 SmartPoints per donut.


Chocolate Icing Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons sifted icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sifted unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon water (more or less depending on how thick or runny you want your icing to be)

Directions
  • Mix dry ingredients together add in the water a little bit at a time so that you are able to control the thickness of your icing.  
  • Drizzle chocolate mixture over all the donuts evenly and enjoy!

6 Servings at 0 SmartPoints per serving

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sweetened shredded coconut

Directions
  • Mix everything together in a microwave safe bowl, except the shredded coconut.
  • Place in microwave for 1.5 - 2 minutes 
  • Add shredded coconut to the top and enjoy.

Recipe makes 1 serving at 6 SmartPoints.  If you use unsweetened shredded coconut your oatmeal will be 5 SmartPoints.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Apple Pie Oatmeal


This is my go to oatmeal over the colder months.  It is super easy to make, low in points and tastes like you're eating dessert for breakfast.

Oatmeal Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 teaspsoon chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup water
Directions
  • Combine all the oatmeal ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and mix well using a fork.  I find that using a fork gets a bit of air into the mixture with results in a creamier texture.  
  • Place in the microwave and cook for 90 seconds, depending on how you like your oatmeal you might need to cook a little less or more.

Cooked Apple Ingredients
  • 1 apple diced, it's up to you if you peel it or not
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 packet of sweetener of choice (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
Directions
  • Combine all the cooked apple ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and mix together well.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a plate and microwave for 90 seconds.  Take the mixture out, stir and put it back into the microwave covered for another 90 seconds. 


Makes 1 serving at 4 SmartPoints


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Chickpea Salad


This is my go to sandwich filling, it's flavourful, easy to make, and makes an fantastic topping for a salad.

Ingredients
  • 540ml can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann's Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 a lemon juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


Directions
  • Mash the chickpeas using a potato masher.  Add in all the other ingredients and mix together until combined.  Serve on you favourite bread or over a salad.


Makes 5 servings, each serving (1/3 cup) works out to 4 SmartPoints.  *Sometimes I’m able to get 6 servings depending on how small I chop my vegetables or if I add a bit more, if you get 6 servings the recipe works out to 3 SmartPoints so just make sure to measure your portions. 


Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Vegetable Soup


It's that time of year again where all I want to eat is warm, comfort food.  This soup is super easy to make and really hits the spot on those colder Autumn and Winter nights.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • 1 cup brocolli
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced and then quartered
  • 227g mushrooms, sliced
  • 350g potato,chopped (roughly 2 medium potatoes)
  • 540ml diced tomatoes
  • 4 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 8 cups of water (more if vegetables aren't covered)
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions

  • Chop up all the vegetables, throw them in a large pot along with the diced tomatoes, water, vegetable bouillon, water, chili flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil then lower to medium heat and let simmer for about 20-30 minutes or until the carrots and potatoes are cooked.

Makes 12 servings (1 cup per serving) at 1 SmartPoints

**I sometimes like to add can of chickpeas (540ml) to the soup which makes it 2 SmartPoints per serving



Sunday, October 01, 2017

Quinoa and Lentil Chili


When someone mentions Autumn the first thing that pops in my head is chili.  This one pot, quick and easy chili will hopefully become a staple in your house.  It's great on it's own, paired with some crusty bread or even used as a topping for hot dogs.

Ingredients
  • 540ml canned red kidney beans
  • 540ml diced tomatos (I use Alymer's Accents with chili seasoning)
  • 2 - 398ml canned baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 540ml canned lentils
  • 798ml crushed tomatoes
  • 227g mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 zucchini, sliced then quartered
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic,minced
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions
  • Saute the onion, mushrooms, pepper, zucchini, and garlic in a splash of water until softened.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Pour in all the canned ingredients, quinoa, and spices.  Stir util combined and then simmer on medium/low for up to 30 minutes make sure to stir occasionally.  The longer the chili simmers the better I think it tastes.


Makes 14 servings (1 cup per serving) at 4 SmartPoints.  I almost always have 2 servings at time, still low in points and super filling.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Oat Cakes


There is nothing better (in my opinion) than whipping up a batch of pancakes and then eating the whole stack and not feeling guilty about it because they are healthy and good for you!

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup of quick oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 medium banana, mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions
  • Put the oats and chia seeds into your blender and blend until it becomes the consistency of flour.
  • Add the other ingredients into the blender and blend until the batter is smooth.  Add a bit of water if the batter seems to think, I add 1/2 tablespoon of water at a time.
  • I use a tablespoon to pour my pancake batter into a nonstick pan, I usually do a couple tablespoons per pancake.  Cook until the edges start to brown, flip and repeat.


This recipe yields 1 serving at 6 SmartPoints and is Simply Filling


**You can make this into a 4 SmartPoint recipe by using a 1/2 cup of quick oats, 1/4 cup of water, and half a banana**


S'mores Donuts