Meatloaf Muffins

If you are like me, you turn your nose up to meatloaf. The thought of a loaf of meat with ketchup on it grosses me out (and I do like hamburgers go figure). So when my MIL mentioned a Weight Watchers recipe with Meatloaf I thought, oh no… then she read the ingredients and I thought… hmm this could prove to be very good.

So she made it tonight and here is the thing (if you track your points) it’s ONLY 2 POINTS/ SERVING!!
Seriously, it’s good, EASY and FILLING.

Here it is:

Meatloaf Muffins
Recipe Courtesy Recipe Builder on Weight Watchers website

1lb ground beef (the leaner the better)
1 box Stove Top (we used the chicken flavor)
1 cup of water
2 egg whites

Mix together all of the ingredients. Using a 12 cup muffin pan (spray the non- stick spray in the pan) divide the ingredients in the pan. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.

The only thing that I may have added was some onion powder which does not increase your points.

We served roasted potatoes with this. If you serve yourself a spoonful of these (about the size of a russet potato) it would be worth 2 points.

Roasted Potaotes
(My recipe)

Dice four Russet potatoes and place in a medium sized bowl. Add 1tsp of Canola oil and 1 tsp of garlic powder, a dash of salt and pepper. Spread the potatoes on a pan and bake at 375 for about 50 minutes.

Total points for this dinner was 3.  Great dinner and healthy!


Catching up

You are probably wondering where in the world I have been. I’m in Michigan. Since I am homeschooling Thing 1,  I thought we should load everyone up in the car and have some fun in the snow until we go to the land of no snow, Florida.

This trip has proved to be interesting thus far. I have had a few new firsts here. 
#1 I rolled a buggy with a kid and groceries in it in the snow for the first time 
#2 I started Weight Watchers for the first time
#3 I am drinking my coffee black for the first time
#4 I drove around town sans kids in the snow for the first time ever
Still stuck on #2? I am 🙂 When Thing 1 looked at me the other day and said, “Mom, it looks like you have another baby in your tummy again” that did it. I had started doing Zumba on the Kinect and came to my in laws and found out my MIL was doing Weight Watchers. I asked her to show me what she had to do and before I knew it, I had my Complete Food Companion and am tracking what I eat and how many points I am using a day. I started 5 days ago and have lost 6 lbs already. Most of it was water weight but it has opened my eyes to what I am eating and how many calories I am really inhaling.  So, I know I am a PW gun ho type of cook and ya’ll know I like my food to taste good so my goal while I am on this Weight Watchers kick is to provide the recipes I find to be delicious and healthy. 
I did not actually join a Weight Watchers Program, I am just doing this on my own for myself. I will be cooking from the Healthy Cooking Basics cookbook. Here we go on a new adventure! Ya’ll ready?