Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Creator: byebyefatpants
Prep Time: 5 Minutes or less
Cook Time: 5 Minutes or less
Serves: 1

4 SmartPoint per serving

Oatmeal Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1/2 teaspsoon chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 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
  • 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. 

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.

  • 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

  • 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 is 1/3 cups

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Vegetable Soup

Creator: byebyefatpants
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 20-30 Minutes
Serves: 12

1 SmartPoint per 1 cup serving


  • 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
  • 227g potato,chopped (roughly 1 medium potato) **
  • 540ml diced tomatoes
  • 540ml chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 8 cups of water (more if vegetables aren't covered)
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Chop up all the vegetables, throw them in a large pot along with the diced tomatoes, chickpeas, water, vegetable bouillon powder, 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.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Lentil Chili

Creator: byebyefatpants
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20-30 Minutes
Serves: 12

2 SmartPoint per 1 cup serving

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

Lentil Veggie Loaf