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!