Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What's for Dinner Wednesdays

12 total Weight Watcher Points Plus

Here is another family friendly dinner option: Sloppy Joes & monster fries (otherwise known as potato wedges but my Tot eats better when I give things fun names). This is great because it is easy, yummy and very cost effective (it really stretches 1 lb of meat).

Turkey Sloppy Joes
Source: Adapted from Rachel Ray

· Ingredients:

  • Ground turkey (16 pp)
  • 3T brown sugar (3 pp)
  • 2 teaspoons to Montreal Seasoning
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups tomato sauce (one normal sized can)
Makes 4 cups = 19 pp for total recipe
  • 1 cup serving = 5 points
  • ½ cup serving = 3 points
I used a regular bun (because that is what we had in the freezer) which is 4 pp.

  • I would normally use a Sandwich Thin which is only 3 pp. If you are low on points use only half of the bun and eat it open faced.
  • You can make this ahead of time. I usually make it during nap-time.
  • If you aren't feeding a family stick half of this in the freezer when you are done. Or you can freeze it in individual serving sizes for a quick dinner during the week.


·Spray skillet with olive oil cooking spray. Add in ground turkey and begin to brown/break apart

· Mix brown sugar and Montreal – add to skillet

Once meat is brown add in onion and pepper, reduce heat add in vinegar & Worcestershire and cook for 5 min.

Add tomato sauce and past, simmer for 5 min.

Monster Fries (Potato Wedges) My kids love fries and well let's be honest I do too so I am always looking for a new healthy fry option. This one is yummy and works well when you don't feel like chopping up your potatoes into small fries because you need to get them in the oven already!! Just remember always use a really good sheet pan. If you pan warps your fries won't get crispy. Also don't turn them until you can easily turn then with a spatula. If they are stuck they aren't ready to turn!


  • 5 small/med russet potatoes (10 pp)
  • 2 T olive oil (8 pp)
  • Salt & Pepper
Recipe Total = 18 pp
Once serving 1/4th of fries = 5 pp


Preheat oven to 400 or 450

Cut potatoes into wedges. Toss with olive oil, salt & pepper. Put on good sheet pan that is sprayed with olive oil cooking spray.

Cook on one side for 20 - 30 minutes until the fries are brown and turn easily with a spatula. Cook on other side for 5 - 7 minutes until browned and crispy.

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