Wednesday, April 21, 2010
5-point Dinner Using Hillshire Farms Turkey Kielbasa (BOGO at Stop & Shop this Week)
Anyways - check out this simple and delicious dinner I'm making tonight:
In my crockpot, I put 2 cans (15 oz) of flavored diced tomatoes. I also cut up a ring of my Turkey Kielbasa and threw it in the crockpot and will be cooking it on high for 2 - 3 hours.
Now what I did with the Kielbasa - it is 14 oz and 2 oz is a serving (2 points). So I cut 7, 2 oz. pieces using my WW scale. Then I took one and cut it in 7 pieces. It was pretty good. So I cut them all in 7 pieces. Now, when I go to eat tonight, I know I can have 7 pieces of Kielbasa on my plate for a serving.
When we're ready to eat, I'll cook my Ronzoni Smart Taste (has 5 grams of fiber per 2 oz., so it brings the point value from 4 to 3 - whole wheat pasta usually has enough fiber to boost it down to 3 points from 4 points of "conventional" pasta as well). I ran these three ingredients through the Recipe Builder at WW.com and it's 5 points a serving. You can boost it up a little too by adding some diced red peppers to it and even cut up mushrooms. This wouldn't affect the points value unless you add like 3 lbs of either and you probably aren't doing that.
Now if you love meat like me - you can score this Hillshire Farms Turkey Kielbasa pretty cheap at Stop & Shop this week. How? It's Buy One, Get One Free at $4.39 ea. Then, there have been a ton of $1/2 MFCs in the paper recently. So use that on 2. You get 2 rings for $3.39. I was going to buy the Low Fat Beef Kielbasa - but it's nutrition wasn't as good as the Turkey one. The turkey one is 90 cals per 2 oz. with 5 g. fat and no fiber. The low fat was something like 150 cals. with 3 g. fat or something - but I knew it was 3 points and not 2....so Turkey Kielbasa it is!