The Pasta is REALLY simple. All you do is shred up some zucchini into noodle sized pieces, cover it with a half a cup of your favorite pasta sauce, and then sprinkle with cheese. I used Feta for this plate and some Organic Pasta sauce. If you are on Weight Watchers, this whole plate of "pasta" with sauce and cheese is only 3 points!
I also like to cut up zucchini and then sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. That combination is O points on Weight Watchers!
However, like any true "Foodie" I can't complete a meal without dessert. This concept has given me trouble in the past because I have a tendency to make a tray of cookies, eat 1/4 of the dough before I bake them, then accidentally eat half the cookies when they come out of the oven before deciding to put some aside to drop off at a friends, and then accidentally eating those before I can get out of the house! Yikes!
Which brings us to Single Serving Cookies. My friend Jennie (who knows about my marathon cookie eating problem) sent me a recipe last month to make just ONE cookie at a time! Thus, eliminating the need to eat platefuls of cookies in one sitting :) So without further ado, here it is:
- 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar (or Splenda)
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 to 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of baking soda
- 5 tablespoons flour (I used whole wheat flour)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Measure all the ingredients in a small bowl. Mix and mash thoroughly with a fork (or your hands). It's easier if the butter is slightly softened rather than using a hard-brick. Add the mixture to the center of a greased cookie sheet. To make it easier to bake evenly, smooth the mixture out as a thin layer. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Bake for an additional 1-2 minutes if the cookie is too soft or gooey. Let cool on a plate and enjoy.