Tuna Noodle Casserole ~ lower fat and calories!

My Moma used to make a tuna casserole, it had the creamy canned soup and potato chips on top… it was delicious, but FULL of fat, calories and the stuff I’m trying to get more control of in my diet…sure there are low fat canned soups, but again, ingredients I can’t pronounce!! ugh… ~ THIS recipe is the answer… absolutely full of flavor and DELICIOUS! 🙂

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Tuna Noodle Casserole
***this is SOO delicious AND good for you! ***

Yield: 4-6 servings

8 oz egg noodles, cooked
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 c onion, diced small
1/3 c carrot, cut into small pieces
2 Tbsp flour
3 cups skim milk
4 oz Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp mustard (Dijon is best)
½ tsp onion powder
Salt and Pepper TT (to taste)
¾ c frozen green peas, thawed
½ c (2 oz) grated Parm cheese
2 (5 oz) cans Albacore Tuna; packed in water, drained

Preheat broiler in the oven. Spray your baking dish and set aside. Cook the noodles according to the package and drain. Over med heat in a large skillet, sauté the onion and the carrot in olive until the onion is translucent and the carrot is softened. Add the flour and cook for a minute or two. Add the milk and whisk until slightly thickened; approximately 5 minutes. Stir in the cream cheese, mustard, onion powder and S & P. Stir constantly and cook til incorporated well. Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining ingredients along with the noodles. Spoon into the prepared dish and top with a little more Parm cheese, if desired. Cook under the broiler until the top is slightly browned and the dish is warmed through. Let stand a few minutes and enjoy! ~

 

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Ham ‘n Oats Waffles ~ YUM!!!

Waffles, packed with the goodness of protein (I used ham, but have also used cooked sausage or bacon…) and the power of oats to keep ya going all day! 🙂

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Ham ‘n Oats Waffle
Yield: 2 Belgian waffles

‘These are soft, delicious waffles full of slow carbs and protein to start off the day’

1 cup baking mix (your choice)
¾ c quick cooking oats
1 Tbsp flax seeds
1 egg
3 oz ham, diced small
1 cup club soda

Preheat waffle iron. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients. Add egg and club soda; the mix will be thin. Let set for up to 5 minutes to allow oats to plump. Spray hot iron with cooking spray. Use 1 cup mix per waffle. Cook til is desired brown and crispness. ~Enjoy!
…can substitute any meat / fruit for the ham as desired!

 

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QUICK and EASY Homemade Pizza Dough

Do you MISS pizza?? Calzones?? That good ‘ole comfort food that calls your name  in the middle of the night??? Well, here is a recipe you can use / tweek to make it your own ~ easy and ABSOLUTELY delicious ~ ***REMEMBER*** Moderation is always key and add a GIANT delicious salad to balance out the whole meal! 🙂

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EASY and QUICK Homemade Pizza Dough
Yield: 1 large pizza

1 cup warm water (around 110°F)
2 ½ tsp instant yeast
1 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
2 ½ – 3 cups AP flour

Mix water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Allow time for this to ‘bloom’ or foam in the bowl, up to 5 minutes. Add 2 ½ cups flour, salt and oil. Mix until combined and begin to knead dough ball on a flat surface with the rest of the flour (add flour as needed, depending on the moisture in the air). Add a small amt of oil in the mixing bowl and place dough into bowl, turning to coat the entire surface. Cover and allow to double (app 30-40 minutes) in a draft free warm place. Preheat oven to 400°F. When dough has risen, remove and place in your cornmeal dusted pizza pan and using fingers flatten to desired thickness. Add pizza sauce and desired toppings. Top with mozzarella / Italian blend cheese and cook until browned. Let sit for about 5 minutes, cut and ~ enjoy! 
***SERIOUSLY good folks! ***

 

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