Monday, September 26, 2011

Oatmeal With Cinnamon Apples

I saw this recipe on mfp a few minutes ago.  My husband LOVES apple pancakes.  While this isn't an apple pancake, I look forward to making this for him.

Oatmeal With Cinnamon Apples
1/3Cup Oatmeal (Old Fashioned) --- @ 100 Calories 
1/3 Cup Non Fat Milk -- @ 30 Calories 
A little less than 1/3 Cup Water 
1 small/medium Gala Apple (Cut into small squares) -- @ 80 Calories 
2-3 Tbsp of Splenda Sweetner (to taste) 
1-2 tsp of Cinnamon 

Cook your Oatmeal per the directions. While it is cooking cut up your apple and place the cubes in a bowl and microwave for 2.5 minutes on high - this will cook them and make them tender. Then add your Splenda and Cinnamon to the apples mix well and cook in the microwave for another 20-30 seconds on high. This should result in a nice tender apple in a tasty cinnamon sauce. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Crock Pot Cabbage Casserole

I just saw this recipe on a forum, and it reminded me of one I already had.  This one uses brown rice, which I think is a good itdea.

Lazy Cabbage Roll Casserole

1 green cabbage (about 1.5 lbs) 
1 lb lean ground beef (I used sirloin) 
1 cup long grain brown rice, uncooked 
28 oz can tomato sauce, divided 
1 tsp thyme 
salt & pepper to taste 

This will work in a 4-quart crock pot. 

Cut the cabbage in half (then in quarters to cut the core out easily). Cut one half into roughly 1" pieces and break up the layers a bit as you place them in the bottom of the crock pot. If desired, salt the cabbage a bit and toss to mix. 

In a mixing bowl, combine the rice, ground beef, about 1 cup of tomato sauce, thyme, salt & pepper. Press into a layer on top of the cabbage in the crock pot. 

Cut the remaining half head of cabbage like the first half and salt (if desired), placing it on top of the meat/rice layer. 

Top with remaining tomato sauce (try to cover all the cabbage a bit). 

Cook on low 8-10 hours. 

Makes 4 very generous servings. 

Cal: 532 
Fat: 21 g 
Sodium: 1251 (without added salt) 
Carbs: 58g 
Fiber: 10g 
Sugars: 13.5g 
Protein: 31g