Weight Watchers Friendly 2 Ingredient Dough

It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us have probably been reflecting on our lives; ourselves, wants, goals and projects etc. Many of us, seriously a lot of us, are always making new goals that involve our bodies. Whether that goal is to lose weight, get into shape, eat better or maybe all three of those . I myself am one of those people, but not as a “New Year Resolution”and not as a “goal for 2018”. Since early December I’ve been doing some soul searching, thinking of my “whys” and “is this where I want myself to be”. A voice inside my head piped up and said, “No way, get your shit together and be better for you”. And better sounds good…and achievable.

In the spirit of “a better me” I am follower of a group on Facebook called “No Finish Line Nation”, and it’s pretty cool. I can honestly say it is one of the most positive, supportive, helpful and interesting groups on FB that I’ve come across. Many people who are in the group are following a Weight Watchers program but many also are not.

Lately, a hot topic on the NFLN FB group has been “2 Ingredient Dough”. Everyone has been asking how to make it, what to make with it and “does it taste gross” (seriously).

Well over this weekend I made it for the first time. I made three different items using the dough recipe and had my family as taste testers. I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was, how few weight watcher smart points it is and how many family begged me to make more!

The recipe is basically one part plain non-fat Greek yogurt and one part self-rising flour.

For two bagels for a total of 5 WW smart points:

1/2 Cup Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

1/2 Cup Self-Rising Flour

Mix both ingredients, knead on floured surface for about 1 min (dough will be sticky so spray your hands with cooking spray). Shape dough into two rings.

Now top with egg wash (if you like), and your favorite toppings/seasonings, the possibilities are endless!

I used Trader Joe’s (I love TJ’s) Everything But The Bagel Seasoning on my two bagels.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx 22-25 min then Broil for 2 minutes, DONE.

I have to say I was so surprised at how easy this all was and how good they really tasted! My daughter and my husband (who is very picky) really enjoyed these. The the flavor kind of reminded my husband of a sourdough bread. It was a hit!

After making the bagels, I was ready to try something else. So figured I would try small cinnamon rolls.

For 8 Small Cinnamon Rolls – 2 WW Smart Points each

1 Cup Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

1 Cup Self-Rising Flour

1/4 Cup Stevia

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

Same directions as before.

Then roll out dough, top with Cinnamon and Stevia. Then roll the dough up into one large log and cut pieces out onto baking sheet.

Bake at 350 Degrees for 21-25 min (depending on your oven).

When baked you can add an icing of your choosing, but I didn’t (more points)

So the cinnamon rolls turned out fine. My daughter loved them and kept wanting to eat them all. I thought they were just ok, I wish they had icing but…I didn’t want to use any points on that😜

Personal Size Pizza – 5 WW Smart Points (for the whole thing👍) 1/2 Cup Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt

1/2 Cup Self-Rising Flour

Mix both ingredients, knead for a minute (I added some seasonings and garlic into my dough), then let dough rest for about 10 minutes.

Spread dough out into desired shape onto lined baking pan.

Add desired sauce and toppings (don’t forget to track your toppings if you are following WW)

Bake at 450 degrees for about 14-16 minutes.

These pizzas were AMAZING!!! My daughter, husband and myself each made our own personal pizzas for dinner tonight with our own topping choices. We were honestly shocked at how delicious our pizzas turned out! First thing my daughter said was, “Mom, this so super good, way better than Papa John’s! Wow!”. My husband loved how the pizzas turned out so much he asked when an we make them again and we should add it into the weekly meal shuffle… Seriously folks, these pizzas were just too good!

I hope this has helped you in taking the plunge and making the “2 Ingredient Dough”.

I can’t wait to make more and experiment with what it can do!

Please feel free to share this post on FB, Pinterest or with your fellow peeps at your next WW meeting😉

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies (3 smart points)!


Seems like we are right in the middle of autumn here in the Pacific Northwest. Everywhere I go I see pumpkin flavored everything, seriously everything has a pumpkin flavor now. Don’t get me wrong I really enjoy pumpkin, but I’m more of a “enjoy pumpkin in more common things” kind of person. You know what I’m saying😉

So anyway, I have seen everywhere the idea where you mix canned pumpkin with a box of spice cake mix for muffins but what if you make cookies with the same ingredients…🤔

Turns out YES you can! It is a great, easy, low point weight watcher way to make some pumpkin cookies. See recipe below:

1 box Spice cake mix

15 oz of canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

1 cup Chocolate chips

Any added spices 😉

Heat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients and mix thouroghly. Scoop out dough onto lined cookie sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes.

I got 36 cookies from one batch making them 3 weight watcher smart points each. However, if you don’t add the Chocolate chips they would be much less in points.

Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Muffins

So here is my first posting after the new year.
It only seems appropriate to post a some what healthy recipe, am I right☺
Things have been pretty busy around here with the holidays ending, all the visitors gone, getting back to the usual schedule with school starting again and Girl Scouts cookie season approaching…I apologize for such a late recipe post.
I haven’t had time to calculate the weight watchers points on this one yet, but I don’t think it would be too bad. These muffins are quite easy and not very sweet. However, they are sweet enough for my husband to actually want to eat them…
download2¾ Cup Whole wheat flour
½ Cup All-purpose flour
1 Cup Quick oats
1 tsp Baking powder
1½ tsp Baking soda
¼ Cup Brown sugar
Cup Honey
½ Cup Peanut butter (no-stir)
½ Cup Fat Free Greek yogurt
1 Egg
1 tsp Vanilla extract
¾ Cup Non-fat milk
Cup Mini-chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.

In one large bowl whisk together flours, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar.
In a small bowl whisk together honey, peanut butter, yogurt, egg, vanilla extract, and milk. Add the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin,lined with paper cups, filling each cup about ⅔ full.
Bake for 17-20 minutes. Check to make sure toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack.

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Cake Mix Choloclate Chip Sprinkle Cookie Bar…(I had no idea what to name it)

I figured out another cookie bar recipe this one using a box of cake mix, and it is weight watcher friendly ☺ 4 pts+

I’m always looking on how to use cake mix in all kinds of recipes. Especially with the fall coming so soon, it’s a perfect time to stock up on very cheap baking supplies using coupons.

Want to know more about all that click here please♥

I took about 3 different types of recipes I found all over Pinterest and this is what I came up with, enjoy.

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So this is what you need:

 

½ Cup I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light

½ Cup Light Brown Sugar

3 Tbsp Water

2 Eggs

1 Box of White or Yellow cake mix

(the kind that is extra moist or has pudding in it)

2 Cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips…Yes 2 cups☺

 

Now To Do:

 

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9 x 13 inch pan with coconut oil, Pam…whatever you like.

Cream together ICBINB and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Then mix in the water and eggs, stir the cake mix in. Lastly, dump in all those chocolate chips and mix until combined.

Dump it all into the pan and spread it all around so it’s even…at least looks even.

(Now at this point Little Diva was just itching to dump sprinkles all over these…I told her to pick only one kind to use. So she reluctantly did sprinkle the dough, telling my that only one kind of sprinkles is not fashionable for cookie bars)

Bake for about 30 minutes.

Make sure they cool completely before cutting into them…I know this is the hard part.

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Easy No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

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It got very hot over here in our neck of the woods. I’ve been wanting to make something new for a dessert but everything I had in my recipe binder required use of the oven.
I was not about to let the air in my house get any warmer than it already was at that point. So oven use was out…completely. So I came across this recipe on Pinterest (love that site♥) and I made changes to make it my own.

Once again, this recipe uses coconut oil in place of butter.
Many people I’ve come across think coconut is gross. Well, I myself do not like to eat coconut at all. (however, I enjoy the smell)
The great thing about coconut oil is that it does not taste like coconut. It has a mild fragrance of coconut, but when used in most recipes you can hardly notice it.

So come on, and give it a try if you already haven’t☺

 

So this is what you need:

  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ Cup Honey
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • ¾ Cup Chopped Nuts (I used pecans because that’s what I had on hand)
  • 1 ¼ Cups Chocolate Chips (I used semi-sweet but you could use dark chocolate too)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

 

Melt the peanut butter, honey and coconut oil over med-low heat in a saucepan.

(watch to make sure it doesn’t burn)

 

Once melted together remove from heat and add in oats, chocolate chips, nuts and vanilla. Stir together until the chocolate is completely melted.

 

Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and cool in the fridge.

When mixture is hardened, cut into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer.

(For thicker bars, you can pour mix into a 9 x 9 pan)

*Recipe adapted from Pinterest post by Money Saving Mom

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Very Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Recipe

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  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup Flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Baking soda
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate chips

Melt butter and brown sugar in microwave safe bowl until melted. Let cool.

Add vanilla and egg – mix well.

Add dry ingredients gradually. Blend well, and pour into greased 9×9 pan.

Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

I was looking for something easy to make and that kids also might enjoy.
I came across this recipe I’ve have stashed in my “would love to make one day” binder. I have no idea where it came from but it sounded good…and I had all the ingredients on hand.
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1 3/4 Sticks Butter, cut into pieces1 1/2 cup Flour
1 1/2 cup Oats
1 cup Brown Sugar (packed)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
10 to 120z Strawberry Preserves*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9 x 13″ pan with non-stick spray.

Mix together butter and all dry ingredients. Press half of mix into the pan. Spread with the strawberry preserves. Sprinkle the other half of mix over the top and pat lightly.
Bake until light brown, about 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.

*I didn’t have enough strawberry jam so I made half strawberry and the other half blackberry 🙂