Homemade Donuts – Yum! {How to Make Homemade Glazed Donuts}

How to Make Homemade Glazed Donuts
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Homemade Donuts - Learn How to Make Homemade Glazed Donuts with this easy recipe

Everything is better when you make it yourself. Try these homemade donuts next time you have a craving for a sweet breakfast.

Ingredients

3⁄4 Cups Milk
3 Tbsp. Butter, softened
1 Pkg. Instant Yeast (.25 oz.)
3 Tbsp. Warm Water, 100 ̊± 5 ̊
2 1⁄2 Cups Flour plus additional for rolling
1 Egg
2 Tbsp. Sugar
3⁄4 teas. Salt

For the Glaze

1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1⁄2 teas. Vanilla
1⁄4 teas. Salt
2 Tbsp. Milk

Oil for Frying

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe
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If you are looking for a quick breakfast, boxed lunch treat, or afternoon pick-me-up, this Oatmeal Breakfast Bars recipe is the perfect solution. Sweet and tender, with just the right amount of crunch, they will be a family favorite as soon as the first batch comes out of the oven.

Fill the bars with jam, preserves, apple butter, or pie filling–whichever flavors are your family favorites. You can also sprinkle the bars with a little brown sugar and wheat bran before baking to add a sweet streusel-like topping. Enjoy them warm or cold, and don’t forget to freeze some to toss in lunches!

A food processor is used for this recipe, but if you prefer to mix the dough by hand, make sure to grind the oatmeal first. A blender or coffee grinder will work well for this.

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe:

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Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles

Crock Pot Chicken and Noodles
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I love a dinner made from just a few simple ingredients that can be tossed in the crock pot in 5 minutes!  This crock pot chicken and noodles is one of those easy recipes.

Toss everything in except noodles in the morning, then add them when its almost ready before serving.  Add a green veggie and you will be sitting down to a hot, hearty, delicious and filling meal within 45 minutes of walking in the door!

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Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe

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I love egg rolls, but it took me years before I actually enjoyed eating them.  I guess I was used to eating frozen egg rolls that frankly, weren’t that good.  Now I can make this Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe from home!  It’s simple to make and will be delish as is or dipped in duck sauce or soy sauce (my favorite.)

Chicken Egg Rolls Recipe:

Ingredients:

8- 4 inch egg roll wrappers
1 large can of white chicken breast (drained)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
3 cup carrots, shredded
1 onion, chopped
1 cup white bean sprouts
1 garlic clove chopped
bowl of water
vegetable oil for frying

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Weight Watchers Taco Soup Recipe

Weight Watchers Taco Soup
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Light and filling this version of taco soup is perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner. This weight watchers taco soup is roughly 6 points on the Weight Watchers scale, so it won’t break your healthy eating goals.

You can use a packet of low sodium taco seasoning or make it from scratch using the recipe below to add a fresher, brighter flavor. I love to add a dollop of cool sour cream to the top of a spicy soup to compliment the heat, nowadays I am substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream to save on fat and calories, boost the protein, and it really tastes the same. Add a sprig of fresh cilantro to brighten and you can sit down to a healthy and pretty bowl of soup.

I recommend using organic or natural, no salt added canned products.  You could also cook your own beans and skip the cans all together.  I make big batches of beans in the crock pot then throw them in the freezer. You can also use up garden fresh tomatoes if you have some on hand.

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Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
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One of my all time favorite foods is fettuccine alfredo, but it definitely doesn’t fit with my healthy eating plan. That’s why this low fat fettuccine alfredo recipe is perfect. Get the same great taste with less fat than traditional fettuccine alfredo recipes.

This skinny version has 400 calories per serving and 14.2g of fat. The average fettuccine Alfredo has about 800 calories and Olive Garden’s dish will have you on the treadmill even longer with about 1,220 calories!

Low Fat Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe:

Makes 8 servings
Ingredients:

  1. 8 oz baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
  2. 1 head fresh or 1 package frozen broccoli florets
  3. 1 box of fettuccine
  1. 4 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese or neufatchel cheese (next to cream cheese)
  2. 2 cups skim milk
  3. 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  4. 1 tsp salt
  5. 1 TBS butter
  6. 2 TBS flour
  7. Non stick pan spray
  8. 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  9. black or white pepper (to taste) 

 


Directions:

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Quick Easy Biscuits

Quick Easy Biscuits
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Most biscuit recipes call for lard and that is something that I just don’t have on hand on a day to day basis.  If you need a quick easy biscuit recipe that you can whip up fast and tastes delicious, this version uses butter and is a great go-to recipe for simple biscuits.

The key to a great texture is to use ice cold butter, and handle the dough as little as possible. Flaky and buttery these biscuits go well with a variety of dishes from sausage gravy at breakfast to fried chicken at night.

Quick Easy Biscuits:

Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
4 Tbsp. Butter, cold
½ tsp. Salt
¾ cup whole milk

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Recipe for Chicken Quesadilla

Recipe for Chicken Quesadilla
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I love chicken quesadillas.  They are filling and easy to throw together.  If you’re looking for a new recipe for chicken quesadilla – try the dish below!

Recipe for Chicken Quesadilla:

Ingredients

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
½ teas. Oregano
¼ teas. Cumin
½ teas. Chili Powder
¼ teas. Black Pepper
½ teas. Garlic Powder
½ teas. Salt
4 Tbsp. Oil
8 8 inch Flour Tortillas
8 Sprigs Cilantro
¼ Cup Red Onion, chopped
2 Cups Shredded Cheese, Colby Jack or similar

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Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins
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I love the flavor of pumpkin, and I really like that it is so good for you – those two things don’t always go hand in hand.

Pumpkin has fiber, antioxidants, beta carotene, iron, Vitamins A,C,K, and E. It makes for a great ingredient in many recipes, and it also keeps goodies moist instead of dry like many “healthy” recipes.  These Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins come in at right about 4 points.

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins:

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 cup canned Pumpkin
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2/3 cup applesauce
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup skim or 2% milk
1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
½ tsp. Salt
2 eggs

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Line muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.
  3. Beat applesauce, brown sugar, milk and eggs in a medium bowl until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl stir together; flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients a little at a time until fully incorporated.
  6. Fill wrappers 2/3 of the way full.
  7. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center.

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup canned Pumpkin
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ cup applesauce
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup skim or 2% milk
  • 1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Line muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.
  3. Beat applesauce, brown sugar, milk and eggs in a medium bowl until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl stir together; flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients a little at a time until fully incorporated.
  6. Fill wrappers ⅔ of the way full.
  7. Bake for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center.

 

These muffins also freeze well, so they are great for double and triple batches.   Toss into zippered freezer bags for grab and go breakfast or snacks.

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Looking for more weight watchers recipes? Try this Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe or purchase Weight Watchers 50th Anniversary Cookbook: 280 Delicious Recipes for Every Meal.

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22 Quick and Easy Vegetable Recipes

Quick and Easy Vegetable Recipes
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Take a look at these 22 quick and easy vegetable recipes.  There are sure to be several new favorites on this long list!

Quick and Easy Vegetable Recipes:

  1. Acorn Squash from Cooking in Bliss
  2. Simple Oven Roasted Okra from Mommy Octopus
  3. Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Balsamic Vinegar from One Creative Mommy
  4. Simple Roast Vegetables from Drugstore Divas
  5. Cooking Winter Squash from Little House Living
  6. Easy Chopped Vegetable Salad from Back for Seconds
  7. Easiest Corn on the Cob Recipe – No Boil from Thrifty Jinxy
  8. Green Beans with Bacon Recipe from The Coupon Challenge
  9. Baked Acorn Squash with Maple Glaze from The Kitchen is My Playground
  10. Baked Onions from The Kitchen is My Playground
  11. Parmesan Broiled Tomatoes from The Kitchen is My Playground
  12. Roasted Mushrooms with Tarragon from Food Done Light
  13. Grilled Zucchini with Sauce from Avocado Pesto
  14. Cheesy Zucchini Coins from Nibbles by Nic
  15. Spiced-Up & Roasted Golden Cauliflower from Nibbles by Nic
  16. Lemony Green Beans from Cooking on the Front Burners
  17. Roasted Broccoli from Stockpiling Moms
  18. Tomato, Garlic and Herb Salad Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
  19. Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
  20. Simple Lemony Asparagus Recipe from Hot Eats and Cool Reads
  21. Grilled Asparagus by Hi It’s Jilly
  22. Easy Baked Carrots by The Coupon Challenge

Share you Quick and Easy Vegetable Recipes with us.

You might also like these 15 Easy Side Dishes for more tasty veggies!

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