I decided that the best way to get back on track is to start cooking healthy. I have a ton of Weight Watchers and Eating Healthy recipes, so I dug in and found the recipe below. It was actually very yummy, and clocks in at 9 points per serving. I substituted ground turkey and left out the oil, so mine was even fewer Points. The only other alteration I would make to this recipe is to add more water. It was very dry by the time it finished cooking.
Beef & Macaroni Casserole
12 ounces Healthy Harvest elbow macaroni — Cooked and drained
2 tablespoons Oil
1 1/2 pounds Ground beef 4% Fat — browned and drained
dash Salt and pepper
1 large Onion — chopped
2 Stalks celery — chopped
1 can Tomato paste
3/4 cup Water
2 tablespoons Sherry
10 3/4 ounces 98% Fat Free Tomato Soup
1/4 cup low-fat Cheddar cheese — grated, or Parmesan
1 teaspoon Leaf oregano
- Toss cooked noodles in oil.
- Place in greased CROCK-POT.
- Add all remaining ingredients, except grated cheese.
- Stir thoroughly.
- Sprinkle cheese over top.
- Cover and cook on Low 4 to 8 hours. (High: 2 to 3 hours)