If you haven't visited the website Drizzle Me Skinny, you really should. No fancy recipes here - normal everyday food made to fit the Weight Watchers program.
Tonight I made her Chicken Rice Crescent Topped Casserole with a few changes to make it even more point friendly than I thought I was capable of doing. Her recipe comes to 8 sp per serving and is perfect as is!
The first thing I looked at was where could I make cuts without losing flavor?
The recipe called for white rice and I replaced that with riced cauliflower. For the record, I am not a cauliflower person, however, in this recipe you never taste the cauliflower...so this was a good change and dropped the points to 7 sp. Entering everything into the Weight Watcher recipe builder, I discovered the crescent rolls were very pointy.....how could I cut points there?
Fortunately, CC decided to try the 2 ingredient dough made with 1 cup self rising flour and 1 cup plain non-fat greek yogurt. She had made bagels. Hmmmmmm.........that dough is used for all kinds of things! Could I replace those crescents with this dough? Yep, you bet you can!
I made some changes just for my own taste that didn't make a difference. I ended up with some awesome goodness!
The dough actually didn't have a lot of taste and was rather doughy, HOWEVER, this dish was so tasty it didn't matter and they ended up being more like dumplings!
1 cup Fat Free Chicken Broth
10.5 oz can of Cream of Chicken Soup (98% fat free)
1/2 cup Fat Free Milk
10 oz of shredded chicken breast, cooked
2 cups Steamable mixed vegetables
2 cups Steamable Riced Cauliflower
2/3 cup Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (I don't do Fat Free cheese)
1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
2 ingredient dough
And the final point count? 5 sp
And Hubby gave it a thumbs up!!