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Have you ever looked at what is in foods these days? Have you ever wondered why life has gotten so crazy that we all rely on processed "quick" foods and fast foods? Well I have had my eyes opened recently when we started to realize our oldest child could be ADD. I decided to clean up our diets and turn out lives around. I am a woman, married to a wonderful man who supports everything I do. We have 3 wonderful children who keep us on our toes and every day when I pick them up from school the first things out of their mouths is "mommy what's for dinner" so here it is...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Beef & Cabbage Casserole~7 PP+

So tonight we had my version of deconstructed cabbage rolls...Beef & Cabbage Casserole and it's only a total of 7 points.  This was really good and my kids loved it and there is enough for lunch tomorrow for hubby & I...can you say bonus!

Beef, Rice & Cabbage Casserole
Serves 8

1 lb extra lean ground beef
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 large onion, diced
3 minced garlic cloves

1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp regular paprika
S&P to taste
1 large head of cabbage, chopped
1 can diced tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
2 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups 2% mozzarella cheese

preheat oven to 350 and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

saute onions & ground beef until cooked.  Spoon into a bowl and place aside.  In same pan add 1 tsp olive oil and heat, add in garlic and saute a few minutes.  Add in thyme & paprika and cook a few minutes longer.  Add in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce & beef mixture.  Simmer until slightly thickened.  Put meat mixture in the bowl again and set aside.

Rinse out pan and place back on stove.  Add in remaining olive oil and then cabbage and S&P.  Saute cabbage until wilted.

In sprayed baking dish put cabbage on the bottom, add 2 cups of of rice then the meat mixture on top of that.  Cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes.

Uncover and add cheese and cook until cheese is melted.

Calories: 257
Fat: 10
Carbs: 19
Fiber: 2
Protein: 23
WW PP+ 7

Verdict: Yummy and big servings with enough left over for lunch.  Also if you only use 1 cup of cheese it drops the points to 6 and if you hold out the cheese all around it brings it down to 5 points

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