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Freestyle Alfredo Sauce

There are a couple things you can never get too many pictures of – for me its sunrises and sunsets!  Oh, and clouds.  And babies.  Well, and food. 😀

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I haven’t had Joseph’s brand pitas in while, and since Hannah and I went to Walmart on Saturday and spent nearly three hours because we walked down every.single.aisle. I had kind of forgotten about them, but they are so good!  They are found on the bread aisle.  Each one is 60 calories or 1 smart point.  I made a breafkast pita with eggs, spinach and TJ’s lite mozzarella for a 3 point breakfast.

Can we talk about that orange though?!  It’s one of the oranges my PIL sent me from Florida it was probably the best orange I’ve ever eaten.  Thanks again Bonnie and Carl!

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This morning I am helping my sister with her office pancake breakfast.  So I spent part of my lunch helping her figure out the logistics of having pancakes for 130 people.  Not that I didn’t think she couldn’t handle it, but I have a bit more experience making food for lots of people, and since I don’t have to be to my desk until 9, plenty of time to help out.  It was so nice out at lunch – 35 and sunny – love.  

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Part of my meal prep on Sunday was cooking up a bunch of chicken, so this chicken wrap came together in a matter of a couple minutes.  This time I cut the pita in half and put it in the toaster, so it was nice and crunchy.  On the inside is chicken, more TJ lite cheese, and a drizzle of Bolthouse Farms avocado salsa dressing.  Another 3 point meal – but later in the afternoon I ate a serving of tortilla chips, so lunch in total came in at 7 points.

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Here is what the package looks like:

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Oh look, a picture of a sunset! 😀

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The kadults went out to dinner, so I didn’t know what I was going to fix for myself, but I had literally half a dozen options.  I don’t think I’ll have to grocery shop for any food this weekend other than what we will have for Christmas Day.  

I saw that I had leftover skinny pizza dough in the fridge, and it was on day 5, so that meant it was going to be extra tasty.  I love pizza dough the longer it sits in the fridge.  So pizza was on the menu!

Snap.  Do you think I would have had any canned tomatoes, or pasta sauce anywhere in my house?  Um, nope.  I thought of doing an olive oil “sauce” but then all of a sudden I wondered, what about alfredo sauce?  

Greek yogurt is free, and would give it a nice tang.  Hannah had this coconut milk that she bought from Aldi (super delicious all by itself) so I gave it a whirl.  This is what the coconut milk looks like, not to confuse it with the coconut milk you find in the Asian food aisle.

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Two words:  Holy Balls.  Okay, is this going to be the most decadent alfredo sauce you’ve ever eaten?  Nope.  Could it use a shit ton more cheese?  Duh.  But, this is 2 points a serving and was absolutely delicious on this pizza.

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Skinny Alfredo Sauce

A quick and simple healthy alfredo sauce - perfect for pizza!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, melt the butter.  Add the flour and cook for one minute.  Slowly add the coconut milk to the butter/flour mixture and stir until thickened.  Remove from the heat and add remaining ingredients and stir until the Parmesan cheese is combined.  That's it.

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The skinny pizza dough I linked to above works out to 1 point per ounce.  I used three ounces of dough for this pizza.  (3) topped with 1/4 of the alfredo sauce (2) then baby spinach, two ounces of TJ’s lite mozzarella (2) then 1.5 ounces of sausage (5).  So this whole pizza was 12 points, but if you did it vegetarian it would only be 7.  So good!  Oh, I also added giardineira (add another point!)  Then baked on my baking steel at 425 degrees for 13 minutes.

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This crust you guys.  I don’t know what the yeast does to dough the longer it sits, but the flavor is unbeatable.  There is no excuse for not making pizza at home because you could make this dough on a Saturday morning in your pajamas and eat it on a Wednesday night.

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The alfredo sauce got all kinds of melty and this pizza was so rich and delicious.  Drop.the.mic.

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I have so many ideas for new freestyle recipes, but one that I am working on is a ground chicken sloppy Joe’s – has anyone tried that yet?  I saw regular sloppy Joe’s on my Instagram feed a few days ago and haven’t shaken the jones for that yet. 

I loved reading all of the comments yesterday on my blog giveaway that people are thankful for – from their spouses, to their health and everything in between.  #love

It’s not too late to enter – just leave a comment on yesterday’s post – I’ll pick a winner on Christmas Day.