Bubble Up Pizza Casserole

This is an old favorite from my WW days.  I have also just used a small jar of Ragu pizza sauce for a super quick and easy meal.
Bubble Up Pizza Casserole 
Yield: 8 Servings

1 lb Lean Ground Beef 90% Lean
2 t onion powder,or 1 onion, chopped
16 oz Tomato Sauce
1/2 t dried basil
3 ea clove garlic,minced
1 t Italian seasoning
15 oz Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits Refrigerat, (2-7.5 Oz Cans, 10 Biscuits per can @ 50 cals per biscuit)
1 1/4 c Mozzarella Cheese Part Skim Milk, Kraft 2%, Shredded
17 slices Hormel Turkey Pepperoni -Optional

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In skillet, brown meat over medium high
heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in onion powder, tomato
sauce, basil, garlic and Italian seasoning.

2. Add quartered biscuits; stir gently until biscuits are covered with
sauce. Spoon mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish coated with cooking
spray. Bake for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake an additional 10
minutes or until biscuits are done. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

With pepperoni:
Per Serving: 298 Cal (30% from Fat, 30% from Protein, 41% from Carb);
10 g Tot Fat; 1 g Fiber

Without pepperoni:
Per Serving: 289 Cal (29% from Fat, 29% from Protein, 42% from Carb);
10 g Tot Fat; 1 g Fiber

PC
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PC Progress 2.1.13 Dreaded Week 2 Curse!

I think we are experiencing what the Biggest Loser calls the Week 2 Curse.  I lost a whopping 0.2 pounds this week – at least I didn’t gain it.  My total is now 2.9 pounds.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

 

PC

Any new recipes out there?

I made a “lighter” version of lemon spaghetti last night. Maybe that’s why I didn’t lose as much – ha! But it was really tasty. Toss cooked spaghetti with a little olive oil, parmesan and lemon juice. Top with chopped fresh basil. Yum.

Where’s the beef???

Week 2

I have now lost 3.3 lbs.

I am going on a 10 day bathing suit vacation in the BVI in June – I CANNOT GIVE UP!!!

LR Progress 2.1.2013

Well, after a week of yo-yoing, I came out a little down from last week…

1.2 down from last Friday, so total lost 3.9.

That’a a little frustrating, but not enough so to give up.

Hope everyone’s scale is nicer to them than mine!

Happy Friday!

Gotta Love this Quote!

“Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.” ~Unknown

CHOCOLATE always leans on my doorbell.  What leans on yours?

PC

MR Progress

Hi!  I was down .5 (as of last Friday), but after yesterday, I gained it all back — grrr!   I shall keep trying. 🙂

Egg Mug Recipes (Hungry Girl)

Originally sent on January 13, 2013

Does everyone know about Hungry Girl Egg Mugs?  They are super easy, fast, yummy and low everything.  Here are a few.  There are tons more online. You can also just use what you have.

All-American Egg Mug

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 173 calories, 3g fat, 770mg sodium, 9g carbs, 1g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 26g protein — PointsPlus® value 4*

Sweet, cheesy, and full of faux sausage (just like you’ll be after enjoying this new HG b-fast)!

I
ngredients:
1 MorningStar Farms Original Sausage Patty(or another low-fat sausage patty with about 80 calories)
1 tbsp. sugar-free pancake syrup
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 slice fat-free American cheese

Directions:
Lightly spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add sausage patty and microwave for 45 seconds. Use a fork to break patty into pieces inside mug, until mostly crumbled. Add syrup and toss to coat. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

Gently stir and microwave for 45 seconds. Tear cheese into pieces and add to the mug. Microwave for 15 seconds.

Lightly stir, let cool slightly, and then dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Sodium Tip: Shave about 100mg sodium off the stats by using the following products: Joseph’s Sugar Free Syrupand Smart Beat Fat Free American Flavor Non-Dairy Slices.

Eggs Bene-chick Mug

PE
R SERVING (entire recipe): 160 calories, 2.5g fat, 781mg sodium, 15g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars, 20g protein — PointsPlus® value 4*

Ing
re
dients:
1/2
tbsp. fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 tsp. Best Foods/Hellmann’s Dijonnaise
1/2
tsp. lemon yogurt (or plain yogurt with a drop of lemon juice)
1/2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown), melted
1/2 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 oz. (about 2 slices) 97 – 98% fat-free ham, roughly chopped
Half a light English muffin, lightly toasted

Directions:
To ma
ke sauce, combine mayo, Dijonnaise, yogurt, and butter in a small dish. (Use a microwave-safe dish if you’d like to warm your sauce before serving.) Mix well and set aside.

Lightly spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

Gently stir and add ham. Break muffin half into bite-sized pieces and add to the mug. Microwave for 45 – 60 seconds, until set.

If you like, warm sauce in the microwave, about 10 seconds. Top your egg mug with sauce, give it a little stir, and dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Sodium Tip: Shave about 140mg sodium off the stats by using reduced-sodium ham.

HG Special Egg Mug
PER SE
RVING (entire recipe): 125 calories, 2.25g fat, 772mg sodium, 3.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 19.5g protein — PointsPlus® value 3*

Turkey! French onion-flavored Swiss cheese! Eggy goodness! That’s all; nothing else. But SO satisfying. We sometimes make a double for dinner… Break out that ginormous latte mug, people!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup
fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1 oz. (
about 2 slices) 98% fat-free turkey breast slices, roughly chopped
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light French Onion cheese
Optional
: dried minced onion

Directions:
Lightly
spray a large microwave-safe mug with nonstick spray. Add egg substitute and microwave for 1 minute.

Gently stir and add turkey. Add cheese, breaking the wedge into pieces as you add it. Microwave for 45 – 60 seconds, until set.

If you like, add a little dried minced onion. Give it a light stir, and dig in!

MAKES 1 SERVING

HG Sodium Tip: Save about 250mg sodium by using cooked and sliced skinless lean turkey breast as opposed to packaged slices.

Good morning from Galveston

Good morning from Galveston

Beautiful sunrise shot (courtesy Galveston.com) from the San Luis reminding us today is a new day! So, no worries about fluctuating weight (urgh!) or what was eaten yesterday… Another reason to smile, it’s not Monday anymore!

Hope everyone has a great day!

LR

LR Progress 1.25.2013

Better late than never!

I also had scale issues and purchased a new one, so am not completely confident in my numbers, but…

I lost 2.7 pounds, too!  So weird!!!