Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese

If you follow me on Instagram, you know by now that I have an obsession with tomatoes.  Grape tomatoes, heirlooms, or romas… I love them all.  I love the color and my goodness I love the taste.

I’ve also shared over the years that I am not the biggest fan of breakfast.  It’s weird though… if you subtract the eggs from the menu, detour from the sweets and head to savory town, I’m suddenly a fan of breakfast again.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

Today’s recipe is one of my favorites and it combines three things I absolutely adore:

  1. Beautiful grilled tomatoes
  2. Laughing Cow Cheese
  3. {From my Tennessee Roots} A Biscuit

The other great part is that it’s incredibly easy to make, and there’s something satisfying about baking something that has to be kneaded, am I right?  It always makes me feel like a culinary genius.

Without further ado, let me share with you my recipe for Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

1/3 cup Heart Healthy Bisquick + a sprinkle for kneading

2 Tbsp.  skim milk

1 wedge Laughing Cow Cheese – Light Swiss Flavor

1/2 Roma Tomato, sliced – 2-4 slices depending upon thickness

Salt and Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

2.  In a small bowl, combine your Bisquick and milk with a fork.  The texture will be slightly crumbly and doughlike.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

3.  Knead the mixture 8-10 times just inside the bowl.  Adding more Bisquick atop the bowl to make it less sticky to the touch.  To knead, if you have never done it before, simple using a folding technique  where you are folding the dough in half and pressing down against the bowl firmly and repeatedly until you’ve folded it over 10 times. 

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

4.  Form your dough ball into a flat circular shape and place it on an unprepared baking sheet.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake
5.  Cook for 7-9 minutes, until biscuit becomes golden brown.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake
6.  While the biscuit cooks, bring a sauté pan to medium heat sprayed with cooking spray.  Season your tomatoes with salt and pepper, and add them to the pan.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

7.  Cook on each side for about 2 minutes, until the edges of the tomatoes start to brown and bubble with juice.  Cook until both sides have the desired level of brownness.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

8.  Slice your biscuit in half and smear it with Laughing Cow Cheese.  Note:  I used light swiss in this recipe, but I’ve also made this dish with garlic and herb.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

9.  Place your tomatoes on top of each biscuit half, and serve.

Grilled Tomato Biscuits with Laughing Cow Cheese | No Thanks to Cake

Per entire recipe serving:

CAL 198; CARB 19g; FAT 4g; PROT 7g; FIB 1g; WW Points Plus: 4

Note:  The Laughing Cow® provided me with product and a gift card to experiment with their product. However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.

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Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup

As I’ve been back on the Jenny Craig program, I’ve been challenging myself to come up with new ways to enjoy my veggies.  While I am a huge fan of vegetables, I never want to get bored with them and spicing up my menu plan can be a lot of fun.

Since I came up with this recipe, I’ve made it multiple times and it has officially become a staple.  Note:  It is completely Jenny-friendly, for anyone else on the program…

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

It’s tangy, creamy and incredibly satisfying.  And, it’s only 85 calories per serving.

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup

Serves 2

INGREDIENTS

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

1 can Hunt’s Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt

2 Tbsp. basil

1 tsp. garlic, minced

Optional seasonings: garlic salt, crushed red pepper, black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Place all four ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.  To tell the truth, the inspiration for this recipe was REALLY about using my new blender for the first time…

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

2.  Move puree into a saucepan and warm to medium heat.

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

3.  Season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper as you see fit.

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4.  Serve and enjoy!!

Four-Ingredient Healthy Tomato Soup | No Thanks to Cake

Per 1 cup serving:

CAL 85; CARB 13g; FAT 1g; PROT 5g; FIB 4g; WW Points Plus: 2

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Jenny Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine

Since I’ve been back on Jenny, I’m back on my kick of creating inventive “volumized” creations using Jenny cuisine.

To see my full listing of Jenny Volumizing Recipes, click here.  To see my latest creation, see below!

Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake 

This recipe really transformed the fettuccine from its original state.  You almost can’t even tell that it was the creamy chicken fettuccine from Jenny Craig.  Instead, it tasted like an insanely flavorful Mexican pasta dish, about 2 times the original size!  Yum, yum!

Chicken Fajita Fettuccine

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 package Jenny Craig Chicken Fettuccine

2 Tbsp. salsa

1/2 tsp. taco seasoning

cooking spray

1/4 green pepper, sliced

1/2 small red onion, sliced

1/4 cup spinach, shredded

1/4 cup diced tomatoes

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Saute your peppers and onions in a small skillet, prepared with cooking spray until tender.

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

2.  Cook your Jenny dinner per package instructions

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

3.  While the Jenny dish cooks, prepare your veggies for the meal.  Note:  I used sliced grape tomatoes, as I had them on hand.  Any type of tomato will work.

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

4.  Move fettuccine to a medium mixing bowl.  Add 2 Tbsp. of your favorite salsa to the bowl.

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

5.  Add taco seasoning and stir to combine.

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

6.  Mix in your peppers, onions, spinach, and tomatoes.

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

7.  Move to a serving dish, and enjoy!!   Add a dollop of homemade guacamole to the mix, if desired.  

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

Jenny Craig Volumizing: Chicken Fajita Fettuccine | No Thanks to Cake

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BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Laughing Cow Cheese

Merry Christmas Eve!!!

Are you still trying to come up with something to take to your holiday gathering?  I think I just might have one for you.

A few weeks back, my friends at The Laughing Cow sent me several wheels of cheese along with the challenge to come up with a tasty snack for my readers.  Challenge accepted!!!

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

I whipped up these yummy tomatoes for the family last night and they were a HUGE hit! These creamy, tomatoey, bacony bites are so easy to make

And… if holiday foods are starting to make you feel sluggish, this 51-calorie snack is PERFECT for helping you to get back on track fueling yourself with deliciously healthy foods!

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Laughing Cow Cheese

Makes 12

INGREDIENTS

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

12 cherry tomatoes

2 wedges Laughing Cow Cheese – Light Creamy Swiss flavor

2 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled

lettuce, cut in chiffonade

salt

pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Slice the stem area off your cherry tomato, just a thin slice to remove the top.  Use a tomato huller or small spoon to remove the seeds from the tomatoes.  Place tomatoes open side down to drain while you prepare the stuffing. Note:  I learned about tomato hullers in a cooking class I took.  Love this little gadget.  Click here for more information.

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

2.  In a small bowl, combine the Laughing Cow Cheese and the crumbled bacon.  Note:  I use the pre-cooked bacon.  It’s incredibly easy to heat up in the microwave and only 90 calories per 3 slices.  Turkey bacon or center-cut bacon are great substitutes as well.

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

3.  Prepare your lettuce.  Roll several leaves of lettuce and slice it as shown.  This creates little ribbons of lettuce that mix in well.  Note:  I used mixed greens, because it’s what I had on hand.  Choose your favorite!

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

4.  Add the lettuce to the mixture and stir to combine.  Add salt and pepper to the mix as well!

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

5.  Move cheese mixture to a small plastic snack bag.  This will make it easy to pipe the ingredients into your tomatoes.

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

6.  Cut the end of the bag and fill the tomatoes.  Note:  You will need to cut the hole large enough to squeeze the bacon through the opening.  Cut accordingly.

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

7.  Plate your creations and get ready to enjoy!!!

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

BLT Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes | No Thanks to Cake

Per serving (4 tomatoes):

CAL 51; CARB 1g; FAT 3g; PROT 2g; FIB 0g; WW Points Plus: 1

Note:  The Laughing Cow provided me with product and a $10 gift card for this review.  However, thoughts and opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of the brand.

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