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A family favorite that is easy to make! Serve with red potatoes and broccoli for a hearty, low-calorie meal.
Don't forget to make meatloaf sandwiches with the leftovers. Yum!
This is my favorite easy meal! I prepare dried black beans and freeze them in cup portions for meals like this. If I am in a pinch I use canned beans, rinsed VERY well to cut back on sodium. I bake the sweet potatoes the night before or else I wrap them in a damp paper towel and microwave them about 3 minutes per each medium potato. You can also use frozen chopped onions to save time or else chop the onions beforehand and store in the fridge.
You may need more or less salt and pepper depending on your preference.
If you exclude the rice, this also makes an excellent empanada filling.
Make it vegetarian by substituting vegetable stock for the chicken stock.
My kids love this "chicken pasketti".
I use pre-shredded cheese and pre-chopped cooked chicken to save time.
You could sub Shredded Pepper Jack cheese for a spicier dish. Be sure to adjust the calories.
You can add veggies to this for a one-dish meal.
Chloe loves this mac 'n' cheese made with butternut squash! It's delicious and already has the veggies in it!
You can use a different cheese if you don't want it to be spicy.
I have also made this using 2 cups of Morningstar Farms Grillers Crumbles in place of the beef. You could also sub turkey or chicken.
This is a basic curried meat filling. It is best served with lettuce in a pita, flatbread or tortilla; drizzled with sweet yogurt (such as apple flavored) or sour cream.
Another idea is to serve it over rice, or serve on a bed of lettuce with pita wedges on the side.
Prevent the eggs from scrambling by being careful not to heat the egg mixture too rapidly.
This is my daughter's favorite meal. It's so easy to make! I make ground beef ahead and freeze in ziploc bags, so making this on weeknights is fast and easy. Serve with a salad.
If you have the time, another option is to add onions and green peppers to the meat when you cook it - you can buy them pre-diced or use frozen. Don't forget to add the calories.
This is 7 Weight Watchers points per serving.
This is a modified Weight Watchers recipe, I substituted 2% milk for the whole milk it called for, turkey bacon for the regular bacon, and 3 cups of creamed corn (which was my best approximation for what the recipe called for - two 14 oz cans).
This counts as 3 points per serving.
It is also good if you add shredded chicken - don't forget to add the points for chicken. 1 point per ounce of boneless, skinless chicken breast.