Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chicken Shishkabobs!

How can you not eat healthy with sticks of grilled veggies and Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast???
Well we marinated them in a pineapple teriyaki marinade..ok..we marinaded the chicken :P. But we then skewered pineapple, mushrooms, onions, red peppers, and tomatoes as well. Grilled to yumminess and enjoyed them!
Heat your grill to med/high..skewer your meat and veggies alternating. You can use any that you like, we used our faves..though..we all agreed we just don't like tomatoes grilled lol they popped and weer a little gross in your mouth :P but..the rest was fantastic! grill til done and enjoy!! I didn't figure points on these, but I know there wasn't really a whole breast of chicken on 1 skewer. So i would say 2 skewers would be a serving to get in a complete breast of chicken. Very tasty and pretty stinking healthy too =)

Pumpkin Cupcakes

At one of our meetings it was discussed Making cupcakes from just a box mix and can of pumpkin. So we thought it sounded intriguing. I browsed the web and found a couple different ones and decided on one to test out. We decided to try it as a Chocolate recipe and then as a simple Pumpkin recipe.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
1 box triple chocolate fudge cake mix (do not use Dark Chocolate Cake mix!)
1/3 cup applesauce
1 can plain pumpkin (15 ounces)
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven per directions on Box.
Mix all ingredients. Divide batter to make 24 cupcakes.
Bake about 20 min, til toothpick comes out clean.

Pumpkin Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
1/3 cup applesauce
1 can plain pumpkin (15 ounces)
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup chopped Pecans
Cinnamon and Nutmeg to taste...you will need about 1tbl cinnamon 1/2 tbs nutmeg
Preheat oven per box.
Mix all ingredients. Divide batter to make 24 cupcakes.
Bake about 20 min til tooth pick comes out clean.

We bought fat free cool whip to use on them, alas we didn't get that far haha..but we did enjoy them. The white ones stuck a bit to the paper, the chocolate came out nicely! pretty good flavor, I may play with the idea's of them more to maybe make a better cupcake, but either way we really liked them, and they were only 2pts each!

Coconut Curry Shrimp and Asparagus

Browsing the Weight Watchers site..my new favorite place to search for healthy low point recipes I came across this one that I was itching to test out. I wasn't even sure the family would let me try it, I mean not only was there coconut in it..but curry as well. 2 items on that ..are you nuts that is weird no way list they seem to randomly create!! but ..I emailed it to Mom..and she said they sounded weird..but..that it also sounded kinda good so I got the go ahead!! To make matters even more daring..I added some roasted asparagus!


  • 2 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder, mild or hot, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 3 medium scallion(s), thinly sliced, green and white parts separated
  • 1/2 cup(s) light coconut milk
  • 1 pound(s) shrimp, large, shelled and deveined
  • 3 cup(s) cooked brown rice


  • Coat a medium to large skillet with cooking spray; add oil and set over medium heat. When heated, add curry powder and salt; cook, stirring constantly, until curry is fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Add white parts of scallions; cook, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes more. Add coconut milk; stir to blend. Add shrimp; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp turn pink, about 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with green parts of scallions; serve. Yields about 5 to 6 shrimp, 3/4 cup rice and 1 to 2 tablespoons sauce per serving.
For the Asparagus..I heated the oven to 350..drizzled a small amount of olive oil and then sprinkled generously with seasoned pepper..and kosher salt. I roasted until tender but still with a slight crunch ( I like my veggies with a bite!!) maybe..15-20min? They were tasty!

So.. I serve..and it was a hit! The Brother loved it all, only request..how about you pull the tails off all the shrimp before you cook it?? I was like pssh lazy :P and Mom..tried 2 pieces of the asparagus with hers..and even said she liked it!! She liked it all!! YAY!! I have permission to make it again.

Now what would I change?? I am thinking of adding some crushed red pepper to the curry for a little bit of heat. Either way.. it was soo yummy!! the shrimp and rice were 7pts..and hmm I didn't look up the asparagus..but I doubt its more than..2-3 points..(assuming cause atm too lazy to look it up :P) a great meal either way!