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 that๐Ÿ˜œ

Personal Size Pizza – 5 WW Smart Points (for the whole thing๐Ÿ‘) 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 meeting๐Ÿ˜‰

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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 saying๐Ÿ˜‰

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…๐Ÿค”

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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.

The easy way to make stuffed mushrooms at home

 

 

 

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I got brave back in January and ordered stuffed mushrooms at a restaurant and loved them!ย  So here is a very easy and cheap way of making them at home ๐Ÿ™‚

Ingredients:

Some Baby Bella Mushrooms

1 packet of Kraft Fresh Take in Italian Parmesan

Olive Oil

Salt & Pepper if desired

 

Wash and stem mushrooms. Fill each mushroom with the Fresh Take mix and some salt and pepper. Place the mushrooms on a baking sheet lined with foil.
Then drizzle just a tiny bit of olive oil over each mushroom.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 to 20 minutes until golden brown. And that’s it!

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Yummy Flank Steak Wheels

The weather has been so great lately and we have been BBQ’ing a lot lately. But I’ve been looking for some new recipes for grilling. Then I remembered the pinwheels I used to get from Costco, and found this recipe. This actually turned out very, very good…

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  • 1 Pound Flank Steak (butterflied)
  • Some Salt & Pepper
  • 6 oz Asiago Cheese (shredded)
  • 4 oz Spinach Leaves
  • 8 to 10 Wooden skewers (soaked in water)

To butterfly the flank steak, have the meat grain running up and down in front of you. With a knife, cut the meat in half. You want a thinner and larger steak. Continue cutting the steak in half until you reach 1 inch from completely cutting through.

Lay the cut steak so that the grain is running left to right.ย  Begin layering the flank steak with salt, pepper, cheese and then spinach.

Begin rolling the flank steak tightly and away from you. Evenly insert the skewers 1 to 2 inches along the seam of the “pinwheel” to hold it together. Cut in between each skewer but not against the skewer. Make sure there is an even amount of meat on each side of the skewer.

Grill the wheels on each side for about 4 minutes or until desired.

Blueberry Yogurt Cake and with a Lemon Vanilla Glaze

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Looking for something new, yummy and fresh?ย  This may be the treat, reward or just something to try for you. This cake uses non-fat Greek yogurt and surprisingly no butter.
I made it this morning, shared with a few friends and it’s already half gone!

Ingredients

2 Eggs
1 Cup Blueberry Greek Yogurt
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 1/1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 1/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries

For the Glaze:
3 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Jui8ce
1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Confectioners Sugar sifted
-(you may need more depending on desired consistency)

For the cake – Preheat oven to 350. Spray a 9 x 9″ pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl combine eggs, yogurt, sugar, oil, vanilla and whisk until smooth. Add flour, baking powder and mix just until combined. Fold in 1 cup of blueberries and gently stir.

Pour batter into prepared pan.ย  Lightly sprinkle 1/4 cup of remaining blueberries over the top.

Bake 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.ย  Allow cake to cool, then drizzle glaze over cake.

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Something yummy and new for the Superbowl

Hi everyone! Getting ready for the big game like me? lol

Well this year my husbands favorite team made it to the big game so there is some excitement already in my house. And I am trying a few new recipes today for game time snacks. I am making homemade potato skins and Fab Bread (as some call it, I don’t know it’s official name).
I have pictures below with the few steps for each recipe, don’t worry they are easy ๐Ÿ™‚

Fab Bread:

Use any type of baked bread.Cut deep horizontal & vertical lines.
Put sliced or shredded cheese in between. (I used Mozzarella and some fresh Parmesan)
Add chives, garlic cloves, a little butter and anything else that sounds good.
Then bake for about 5-10 min. Done!

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Homemade Potato Skins:

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