Friday, February 25, 2011

Lighter Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Eating right DOES NOT mean you have to give up delicious and flavorful food! This recipe is proof of that. Tonight's dinner once again is brought to you by Gina from Skinny Taste. 

I switched mine up just a little. I used part-skim mozzarella cheese because I forgot to get the cheddar, but it still tasted delicious. I also used 1% milk instead of the skim. The whole family loved it except my daughter Lani of course. She has a dairy allergy, but is also VERY picky so she wouldn't have eaten this anyway. Wesley who claims to HATE spinach didn't even notice that I added it. 

Since the servings are so filling we will have another meal for leftovers later in the week. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Homemade Spinach Manicotti

One of my all time favorite low-fat blogs is Skinny Taste! Tonight for dinner I made Gina's Homemade Spinach Manicotti and it was absolutely delicious. Soooo full of flavor and incredibly satisfying. 

I went out and bought a 10 inch skillet to make her homemade crespelles. After about the first 5 I was whipping those babies out one right after another. It was worth the time I spent. One change I made was using Light Ragu Pasta Sauce in place of what she suggested. 

The filling could definitely be used in lasagna roll ups or stuffed shells. 

Thank you Gina for helping me along my weight loss journey! You've made me realize that I don't need to eat those nasty frozen meals to lose weight and that healthy food can taste delicious.