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Ravioli Lunchalicious and Light


Ravioli Lunchalicious and Light

Ravioli Lunchalicious and Light

Serves 1

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 – 7 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 375                        Fat: 7 grams                          Points: 4

Ingredients:

10 mini cheese ravioli

1/3 cup tomato sauce (jarred or homemade)

¼ cup cucumber slices

1 tablespoon fat free Ranch dressing

½ serving apple streusel (recipe below)

Directions:

  1. Boil a pot of water and cook ravioli as per package directions.
  2. Drain and cool ravioli.
  3. Using a 3 section container, spoon tomato sauce on the bottom of the largest section of the container and then spoon ravioli on top.
  4. Place sliced cucumbers in another section of container and pour dressing on top.
  5. Place cooled apple crisp in third section of container.

Apple Streusel

Serves 6

Preheat oven 375o

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Bake Time: 45 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 225                        Fat: 5 grams                          Points: 4

Filling Ingredients:

3 apples – peeled and diced

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoon flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon allspice

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

Streusel Topping:

1 cup flour

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup low calories butter spread – melted

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg.
  2. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and spoon in apple mixture.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and cinnamon.  Pour in melted butter and mix until combined.
  4. Spoon streusel crisp on top of apple mixture and bake for 45 minutes.
  5. Serve hot or cool to room temperature.
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Taco/Nacho Lunchalicious and Light


Taco/Nacho Lunchalicious

Taco/Nacho Lunchalicious

Serves 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 – 14 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 400                        Fat: 10 grams                        Points: 6

NOTE: The remaining taco meat can be frozen until needed.

Ingredients:

½ pound (8 ounces) ground turkey breast meat

½ pound (8 ounces) lean ground beef (at least 93% lean)

1 packet taco seasoning

Shredded lettuce (optional)

2 tablespoons grated low fat Mexican cheese

10 baked nacho chips or 1 small soft tortilla

1 small apple – cut into pieces

1 – 2 teaspoons honey

Directions:

  1. Mix together ground turkey and beef.
  2. Heat a skillet on medium high heat, spray with cooking spray and cook meat 5 – 7 minutes until browned.
  3. Prepare taco seasoning as per the package directions and add to meat.  Cook 2 – 3 minutes until sauce is slightly thickened.
  4. Place lettuce in large part of the container with about 3 ounces of meat on top.  Freeze the remaining meat until later.  Sprinkle cheese on top.
  5. Place nacho chips or roll up tortilla so that it fits in another part of the container.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, mix together honey and apples.  Spoon into the third section of container.
  7. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Posted in Beef, Grilling, Lunchalicious, Poultry, Tips/Hints

Hamburger Slider Lunchalicious & Light


Hamburger Slider Lunchalicious

Serves 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 – 14 minutes

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 310                        Fat: 8 grams                          Points: 5

NOTE: The remaining burgers are frozen until needed.

Ingredients:

½ pound (8 ounces) ground turkey breast meat

½ pound (8 ounces) lean ground beef (at least 93% lean)

1 slider roll

1 slice low fat cheese

1 orange – sliced

Pickles (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix together ground turkey and beef.  Form 8 – 2 ounce burgers that are the size of the slider roll.  Freeze 7 of the burgers until ready to use.
  2. Heat a small skillet on medium high heat, spray with cooking spray and cook 1 burger for 5 – 7 minutes on each side until cooked to medium temperature.
  3. Place slider roll into container and place burger on top.  Place sliced cheese on top of the other side of the slider roll (to prevent melting the cheese).
  4. In a small mixing bowl, mix together honey and apples.  Spoon into another part of container.
  5. Add pickles to the third part of container if using.
  6. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Pizza Lunch


Pizza Lunch

Pizza Lunch

Serves 6

Preheat oven 425o

Estimated Values per Serving:

Calories: 350                        Fat: 6 grams                          Points: 5

Ingredients:

1 package refrigerated pizza dough

¾ cup grated low fat mozzarella cheese

1 ½ cups tomato sauce (leftover or jarred)

Grapes (optional)

Directions:

  1. Roll out pizza dough and cut 6 large or 12 small circles that will fit into the lunch container.
  2. Bake pizza dough for 12 – 15 minutes until slightly browned.
  3. Place pizza dough in the large part of the container and sauce and cheese in the other two.

NOTE: If you are not making this for 6, use 1 large (or 2 small crusts), 1/4 cup sauce and 2 tablespoons of cheese for each portion.  I froze the remaining crusts for another time.