Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mini Chocolate 2 syn tarts!

 Tracy Sanders and I put on our thinkin caps about that powdered whipped topping. We used the Kroger brand which uses 1/2 cup Skim milk to make it.  Some may also know it as Dream whip. And I will tell you what...OMG!! It is so gosh darn delicious!!!! SOOOO...we were thinkin' Sugar Free Jello, Yogurt and whipped topping...
I didnt have any sugar-free jello in the house, but I did have the sugar free choc pudding and fat free milk.
I got some of those little mini fillo tart shells. Whipped up the pudding, and topped it with the fat free whipped
topping and dusted it with cocoa. YUMMMMMMY!  Doesn't taste like a diet dessert at all.
 Then I used half of the pudding and half of the whipped topping, mixed them together and plopped it in the crusts. Wowzer...thats good too!!
Everything inside of those little tarts are sugar-free,fat-free. The only Syns I am seeing is for the little tart.
1 syn each for those and to prtoect you weight loss you may add another syn for the filling, even though it is divided by 56 it would have some syn value if you ate more than one!  The next thing is the Yogurt, Sugar Free Jello, whipped topping tarts...standby for that...maybe some red and green ones for the Holiday!

Here is my batch made 54 tarts!! Im bringing those to my next party you can bet!


Mini Chocolate Tarts

3 boxes fillo tart shells
1 pkg sugar-free choc pudding (mix with FF milk,use the pie measurement, not the pudding)
1 envelope powdered whip topping(mix with FF milk and vanilla)

Makes 54 tartlets

Friday, November 18, 2011

Looking for recipe ideas?

Just had to publish these and as I make them I may even add the pictures if I don't eat them so fast that I can't like last time I made them! Thanks to BK and Greg.


 3 large yellow onions.  Place the onions in a food processor first and chop for about 5-7 seconds

 To this add:
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
2 large jalapeno's (sliced)
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup real lemon juice
1 tablepoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon minced garlic (I use one from a jar)
8 cans tomatoes (whole peeled)

 Close cover of food processor. Pulse until desired consistency.
Can be stored in jars in the refrigerator for up to two months.

3-4 pieces of turkey bacon (cooked, does have syns check your brand)
Head of cabbage
1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes
Salt and Pepper

Cook bacon and crumble. Shred cabbage.  Finely chop onion.  
In a large skillet (sprayed with Pam if necessary) add cabbage, onion, crumbled bacon and Ro-Tel tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook until cabbage is soft. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Recipe Time!

It is about time, huh!  This is not my belongs to one of my lovely target members Margaret Melton and it is yummy...wanted to share it with you! You will be using your A choice with this one, depending on how much you eat!

Italian Zucchini Casserole

3 medium zucchini, sliced (6 ½ cups)
Pam spray
1 medium onion, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 TBSP minced fresh basil or 1 tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp garlic salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 boxes Rice a Roni Long grain and Wild rice, cooked with 2 cups water.
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
¾ cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

In large skillet, cook zucchini with Pam spray until tender, about 5-6 minutes; drain and set aside.  In same skillet, sauté onion and garlic with Pam spray.  Add tomatoes, basil, oregano, garlic salt, and pepper; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.  Remove from  heat; gently stir in rice, zucchini, parmesan AND HALF THE MOZZARELLA.  Place in ungreased 13 x 9 baking dish.  Cover and bake at 350F for 20 minutes.  Uncover and sprinkle with remaining Mozzarella cheese.  Return to oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

New product Haul, or is it?

I went off to Central Market today to haul home some Hatch Chilies already roasted for the freezer because I love to have them all year long to use.  While there I stumbled upon something I had never tasted or seen before so I thought I would introduce you to it. I could not believe the amazing taste of these and I just had to share it with you!  Grab some if you find them.  Watch and see...wish this was taste-a-vision and smell-a-vision!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mmmmmm grapes and grape tomatoes!

Seedless Red Grapes

You know I love 'em...and especially I love red seedless grapes frozen!  They are just $.77 a pound so I bought alot, they will be in the freezer afterall!  Just wash them, remove the stems and freeze in freezer bags.  Enjoy by the handful, they are superfree!

Grape Tomatoes Pasta Sauce

The make the best quick pasta sauce.  Take two packages of grape tomatoes and dump them out on a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam Spray.  Sprinkle with sea salt and cracked black pepper.  Toss on a garlic clove and cook in the oven at 375 F for about 15-20 minutes until the begin to shrivel and crack.  Dump them into a blender  or food processor with a basil leaf and pulse a few seconds.  Serve on fresh pasta!  YUMILICIOUS, and so easy and superfree!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Birthday Greetings from Laurel

Here is a Birthday Greeting just for you...all the way from Texas!  It is better than a card because you get to hear and see me...  now how many people have ever done that for you huh?  Have a great day!

Friday, April 29, 2011

North Texas Moms Dress Up for Royal Wedding

North Texas Moms Dress Up for Royal Wedding

This is the television coverage from kdaf, Awwwww, great job with this Amber! Thanks so much for coming to our party! Now what to do with all this ROYAL WEDDING CAKE! Way too many syns for me to enjoy it! A great time was had by all and I am so proud of all of you who are on this journey of hope with us.

Smaller Hauler hosts a Royal Watching party!

Click to Watch the Slimming World Royal Wedding Watchers

Why do diets have to be a drag!  They don't, not if you join Slimming World.  We have so much fun in our groups.  It is a whole new family of fun for me. Not only did I get in the dress for the Royal Wedding but so did so many others.  I rejoice with all of them...we are in this together as a group!  Why don't you join in the fun!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Royal Wedding Prep


whooooop whoooooop whooooop!  yes!

I am back in the dress in time for the Royal Wedding as planned, thanks to Slimming World and the ease and fun and loveliness of the Food Optimising Plan!  For good reason it is the number 1 plan in the UK for over 43 years now!  Yeah, so I have been out shopping in the dress...well, it fits!  I will be wearing it to the Right Royal Knees Up outdoor party in The Colony, Texas this week....and um, a couple of us are pictured in the Dallas Morning News in the Sunday edition....great article, by the way!  We even got a page 1 teaser!  I just hope more people find out about the awesome way to lose weight!

Do you think I could figure out how to turn it for you?  Not!

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Smaller Hauler - Chicken Chilaquiles ala Annie

Hey, we do FUN stuff at Slimming World!  This was the LOVELY raffle basket and recipe put together by my friend Annie for last week.  She says that the recipe is one of her family favs and I promised to post it so here goes!  Hey I took a picture of this so you could see the products so you would know you were getting the right thing, smart huh?  I really took the picture so I COULD GET THE RIGHT THING.  Enjoy and thanks Annie, you are the bestest!

Chicken Chilaquiles

·        1 small roasted chicken (grocery store roasted chickens are great!)
·        2 cans diced tomatoes (fire roasted is preferred)
·        5 cloves of garlic
·        1 can Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
·        Cilantro
·        Lettuce
·        Crumbled fat free feta cheese (A choice)
·        Optional*** reduced fat sour cream*** for syns
·        1 can corn
·        1 red onion
·        1 jalapeno

1.       Dice the jalapeno and ½ of the onion into small squares, keeping as many seeds from the jalapeno as you desire.  Place in a bowl and mix with equal part of drained corn. Set aside.
2.     Shred the meat off of the roasted chicken into bite size pieces, getting as much of the meat as you can, set aside. 
3.     In a large pan, over medium heat, spray with pam then press the garlic into the pan. Cook until garlic is fragrant and sizzling, stirring occasionally. 1-2 minutes.
4.     Chop into fine pieces 2 chipotle peppers. Add the tomatoes with their purée and the peppers into the pan. Add two large tablespoons of the Adobo sauce from the pepper can.  Simmer until the mixture has slightly thickened, about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5.     Add the shredded chicken to the tomato mixture and cook until hot, 1–2 minutes.  Remove from heat.
6.     Chop up the lettuce into rough pieces, place desired amount in bottom of your individual serving dish. Top with tomato chicken mixture. Garnish with desired amount of feta cheese, fresh cilantro and corn mixture!
7.     Enjoy!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Smaller Hauler - I love my SLIMMERS

The Smaller Hauler - I love my Slimmers!

I made a special Valentine treat for all of my SLIMMERS at Slimming World this week...just because I have a heart for THEM and because it is heart health month and because when you are struggling to get healthy it is nice to have a treat and to know somebody cares...and I do!

We joke alot about Scan Bran at group and we sell it because it was not available in the US at stores, but now that Dr. Oz is also touting the greatness of Scan Bran it is popping up in stores...just not as cheaply as we sell it for.  This recipe, after you taste it, will make you want some scan bran ( for extra fiber, or course... ;-)

Scan Bran Ferrero Rocher

1 syn each, makes 26

8 Scan bran crackers
4 level Tablespoons Nutella
1 level Tablespoon corn syrup
2 Tablespoons water
(I put in more water than the original recipe because it makes them come together much better and I am into easy peasy)

Place the cardboard, um I mean Scan Bran in a food processor to reduce to crumbs.  Mix in all ingredients and divide into small paper cups.  Makes 26!
DO NOT LICK or you will be adding extra syns!

Love you my Slimmers!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Smaller Hauler So Close to Free SLAW

Close to Free Slaw

1/2 head of cabbage, sliced thinly
1/4 red onion, sliced thinly (I used a bunch of green onions)
1 carrot, grated
1 rib celery, chopped
1 apple, chopped
1 small orange fat free yogurt ( I used my fav Archer Farms)
1 TBSP cider vinegar
1 TBSP fat free mayonaise
salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all...and  enjoy!  The only syns are from the Mayo.  I will continue to experiment with this recipe but I did like it alot!  Let me know what you think! What would you do to it?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Smaller Hauler - Cooks Ham and Potato Soup on an Ice Day

 Now here is the recipe!

Ice Day Ham and Potato Soup

4 cups, peeled, diced potato
2 ribs chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 cup diced ham, remove visible fat
3 1/2 cups water
2 TBSP chicken boullion granules
2 cups fat free milk
5 TBSP (or 1/2 cup) Instant potato flakes
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine first 6 ingredients and cook on medium heat until veggies are tender, about 15 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  In a separate saucepan warm the milk and add the potato flakes.  Combine the two pot to create a warm yummy soup for an NICE DAY in DALLAS!