Very Low Calorie Mannicotti and fresh Marinara.
Made a stuffing of Part skim Ricotta, home-made sausage (pork loin instead of Boston butt), Fontinella Cheese, spinach, Romano and an egg.
Marinara was some Fresh Roma's from Wally world, on-sale for .78lb, fresh basil, and a couple other things. All in all each Mannicotti tube came in at 150 calories and the marinara was what-ever the DW calculated out. I guess the tomatoes and other ingredients have no point value. Just the olive oil and that was negligible at 2tbsp for a gallon of sauce
Talk about a great meal. We did a salad for a starter. Sliced mush, Romaine lettuce, cucumber, sliced carrots and a couple black olives. The DD made that. Kinda the big bowl type. Made the dressing with some fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, vinegar, Dijon mustard, water, lemon juice and only 2 tbsp of olive oil. Used the stick blender to pull it all together. Came out at 200 calories for the whole 6 oz.
Needless to say.....left the table as full as ever and without all the excess fat.
If ya didn't guess, the DW started us on the Weight Watchers plan. Don't normally get too crazy with fatty ingredients and all but the last year or two have not been kind to us with the stress of the house, finances, job changes and that pesky move still haunting us. Challenge changing gears to cook for this thing but it really gets ya thinking when you stop and see what you normally do. ;)