Crock Pot Creamy Italian Chicken – Weight Watchers

 

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Well, It’s been almost 2 1/2 weeks since I’ve had a cold. I can’t seem to get rid of this cough either. I’m hoping by next week it’s gone. The flu season is really nasty this year and it seems like everyone I know is getting sick. I’ve been eating a lot of soup lately  because of that. This weekend I made a big pot of potato soup and I’m so sad it is gone. It was so good. I might make another pot of it this weekend. We shall see.

This dish was super easy and delicious! I served it over noodles (gotta stock up the pantry again) and had some garlic bread. The seasoning packet makes the cream of chicken soup almost taste like a fancy gravy you’d  get at a restaurant.  I love easy crock pot recipes like this with only 4 ingredients. This one is a keeper. I’m usually not a fan of  much processed junk but canned cream of chicken soup and seasoning packets make cooking really super easy. Cook or not, anyone could make this.

Points Plus figured without noodles and using 98% ff cream of chicken soup and low fat cream cheese. :)

Recipe adapted Life as a Loft House

Servings: 6

Points Plus: 6

Fat 11.65g, Carbohydrate 9.48g, Protein 26.17g, Fiber 0.7g

Creamy Italian Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 package Italian season mix
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 8oz package cream cheese
  • noodles

Directions

Step 1
Spray crock pot with non-stick spray. Place the chicken breasts in crock pot, and sprinkle the Italian dressing mix over the tops. Pour the cream of chicken soups over chicken, and then spread the cubes of cream cheese evenly over all.
Step 2

Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. Remove lid and stir mixture together.

 

Salmon with Pineapple and Salsa

Sometimes, I wish I could just post a recipe and not have to say anything about it. Sometimes, I wonder if people even read whatever it is I’m writing about and just look at the picture and recipe and that’s it? I know I’m guilty of that with other blogs. I’ll just look at all the yummy pictures and pin it to read it later.

I was trying to think of something to say about this salmon recipe. It felt like I was back on a tropical island again with the pineapple salsa. I served mine with some left over cilantro lime orzo from the weekend. Very tasty.

Calories 240, Fat 12g, Protein 22g, Carbohydrates 11g, Fiber 1g

Points Plus: 6

Servings: 8

Recipe from Lawry’s.com

Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds salmon fillets
  • 3/4 cups p Lawry's® Hawaiian Lawry's Marinade With Tropical Fruit Juices
  • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple or canned
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper

Directions

Step 1
Place salmon in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add 1/2 cup of the marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor.
Step 2
Meanwhile, mix 2 tablespoons of the remaining marinade, pineapple, bell pepper, cilantro, onion and jalapeno pepper in small bowl until well blended. Set aside. Remove salmon from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
Step 3
Grill salmon over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily with a fork, brushing with remaining 2 tablespoons marinade halfway through cooking. Serve salmon with pineapple salsa.

Candy Bar Apple Salad

I was contemplating on whether or not I should post this recipe. At first, I didn’t like it and thought it was just so, so. I think my problem when I first tried it was, that I tasted it when it was at room temperature. I tried some more of it today and liked it a lot  better, because it had been sitting in the fridge. Also, I cut the snickers bars kind of too big and would have preferred them to be a bit smaller. This “salad” tastes like a caramel apple dipped in nuts. It almost reminds me of one of those fluff recipes that are popular too. I had seen this recipe floating around on pinterest a lot lately, so I thought I’d give it a try. Then, I found it again on Taste of Home’s website and they had the nutrition info posted for this recipe.

 

The pictures kind of look like just a bunch of cool whip. Believe me, the apples and snickers bars are in there. Cool whip type desserts are hard to photograph. :)

218 calories, 9 g fat, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein

Points Plus: 6

3/4 cup per serving

Candy Bar Apple Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 package instant pudding mix (vanilla )
  • 4 large apples
  • 4 snickers candy bars

Directions

Step 1
In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each)

 

Baked Apples

I’ve been kind of slacking on the point counting lately since I’ve been on vacation. Vacations are fun, but it gets hard to track all that food. It’s nice to come home and make your own meals after that.Hope everyone enjoyed the pictures from my trip too. See the last 2 posts down from this one.

I’ve got a lot of pumpkin and apples to use up, so be on the look out for those types of recipes. I know a lot of people are gung ho about pumpkin right now since it’s Fall, but what about the apple? or squash even? Pumpkin seems to get all the glory in Fall.

I love apple crisp. The part I like most about it is the streusul topping. This recipe kind of reminds me of apple crisp, but with less work. You core out part of the inside of the apple, and just stuff them with the streusal topping. Bake in the oven and you’re done. Just make sure to bake the apples until they’re done. I thought mine were cooked long enough but they weren’t. Had to stick them in the oven for longer than 30 minutes. Also, the next time I’d make these I’d sprinkle the apples with some cinnamon and sugar. Hope you enjoy!

Servings: 8

Recipe from: Cooking Outside the Box

Points Plus: 6 (5 points if using light butter)

Calories: 205, Fat: 6.62, Carbohydrates: 35.34g, Protein: 2.69g, Fiber 2.9g

 

Baked Apples

Ingredients

  • 3-4 apples
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt (optional)

Directions

Step 1
Slice 3-4 apples in half with a large knife, then scoop out the seeds and stem parts with a melon baller.
Step 2
Melt the butter and stir together the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
Step 3
Fill and top apple halves with the mixture.
Step 4
Bake at 350 F/180 C until tops are golden brown and apples swell, about 30 minutes.