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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Spinach Pasta

Who says you can't eat pasta and stay within your PointsPlus™? Certainly NOT me!!!  I was a tad leery about this recipe at first since you don't cook and drain the pasta. But it's really good!! Very colorful as well.

Makes 6 Servings
1 Serving = 4 PointsPlus™

1 an (14.5 oz) Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups multi-grain penne pasta, uncooked
1 cup water
1 pkg (6 or 9 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup Kraft 2% shredded Italian 3 Cheese Blend

Bring tomatoes, pasta and water to boil in a large saucepan; stir. Cover and simmer on medium-low for 10 minutes or just until pasta is tender.

Add half of the spinach; simmer covered for 2 minutes or until just wilted. Repeat with the rest of the spinach.

Serve topped with the cheese.

MY SPIN: I didn't have the 2% cheese so I used what you see in the picture of the ingredients. The next time I make this I'm going to put some garlic in it.

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!!   *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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