postheadericon Vegetarian Santa Fe Chili

Vegetarian Santa Fe Chili is a delicious, easy, hearty and healthy low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic, vegetarian and WeightWatchers (4) PointsPlus per serving recipe. It is perfect for large events and gatherings. Makes 16 servings. Vegetarian Santa Fe Chili will be loved by all your family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:crockpot-tex-mex-beef-stew2

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1-1/3 cups chopped red & yellow bell peppers
7 tsp chili powder
1-1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/2 cup no-calorie granulated sweetener
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes in tomato puree
1 (19 oz) can black beans, undrained
2 (19 oz) cans dark red kidney beans, undrained
1 (19 oz) can cannellini or great northern beans, undrained
1 (10 oz) box frozen whole kernel corn

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large, non stick, stock pot heat olive oil. Saute jalapeno pepper, onion, and red and yellow peppers over medium heat until onions are translucent (5-8 minutes).

2. Add the remaining ingredients and slowly bring to a boil. Cover pot and simmer over low heat for at least 20 minutes. Serve hot. Chili tastes best when allowed to sit overnight. Refrigerate chili in covered pot overnight. Bring to a boil over  low heat, stirring constantly.

YIELD: 16 Servings
SERVING SIZE: 1 Cup per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 4
Carb Choices: 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 170, Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 500mg, Sugars 3g, Fiber 10g, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 9g

DISCLAIMER: Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of Weight Watchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local Weight Watchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers International in any way and Weight Watchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a Weight Watcher’s meeting for actual WW info. This site is presented under the rights of the First Amendment; rights worth fighting for. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

IMPORTANT: This site is not qualified in nutrition or medicine. Diabetes is a serious disease that requires medical attention by a professional. The recipes on this site should not be taken as medical advice. Always use caution when reading a recipe, and always pay attention to exchange sizes. Blood glucose levels can be affected by not following individual dietary guidelines that are set in place by a medical physician. Some of the recipes do use small amounts of sugar. Please check with your physician first. Recipes with sugar are not suitable for all diabetics.

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

postheadericon Crockpot Tex-Mex Beef Stew

Crockpot Tex-Mex Beef Stew is a delicious and easy to prepare recipe that combines barbecue sauce and salsa for a fabulously flavored meal that will serve a crowd. Makes 8 servings and cooks all day in the slow cooker. Beef stew meat, celery, corn, onions, kidney beans and carrots make up the main ingredints for this awesome stew. Although this is not a diet recipe I have included WeightWatchers PointsPlus values as a reference. A great recipe to add to your cold weather recipe collection. Crockpot Tex-Mex Beef Stew will be loved by your family, friends and guests.crockpot-tex-mex-beef-stew2

INGREDIENTS:

(2 lbs) boneless beef stew meat, cut into 2″ x 1″ pieces
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp chili powder
2 carrots, sliced
1 onion, chopped
3 celery ribs, sliced
1 cup frozen corn
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 (16 oz) jar thick & chunky salsa
1 cup water
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Brown meat, in batches in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add to slow cooker. Sprinkle with flour and chili powder; stir to evenly coat meat.
 [NOTE: Wet meat causes steaming. For better browning, dry meat with paper towel before cooking].

2. Add in all remaining ingredients except cheese; stir. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours. (For best results do NOT cook on HIGH).

3. Top each serving with the cheese.

YIELD: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 Cup per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 9

Carb Choices: 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 350, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 740mg, Sugars 9g, Carbohydrates 27g, Fiber 5g, Protein 32g, Vitamin A 70 %DV, Vitamin C 8 %DV, Calcium 15 %DV, Iron 25 %DV

DISCLAIMER: Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of Weight Watchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local Weight Watchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers International in any way and Weight Watchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a Weight Watcher’s meeting for actual WW info. This site is presented under the rights of the First Amendment; rights worth fighting for. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

postheadericon Biggest Loser BBQ-Bacon Cheeseburger

Biggest Loser BBQ-Bacon Cheeseburger is a delicious grilling recipe for a healthier than original version. You will save: 180 calories, 22 g fat, 8 g saturated fat with this recipe. Ingredients include lean ground beef, low fat Swiss cheese, low fat bun, red onion, bacon and barbecue sauce. Total time to prepare and cook 30 minutes or less. It is a both a Biggest Loser and a WeightWatchers (8) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 1 Sandwich. Biggest Loser BBQ-Bacon Cheeseburger will be loved by you, your entire family and friends.biigest-loser-bbq-bacon-cheeseburger

INGREDIENTS:

(4 oz) 96% lean ground beef
Pinch of salt
1-1/2 slices center-cut bacon
1 reduced-calorie hamburger bun
(1/2 oz) 2% Swiss cheese slivers
1 to 2 tbsp red onion slivers
2 tsp barbecue sauce

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pack the ground beef tightly together with your hands; shape it into a 4-inch-diameter patty on a sheet of wax paper. Sprinkle lightly with salt on both sides, and then place in the freezer for 5 minutes (to help the patty keep its shape).

2. Preheat a grill to high.

3. Cut the whole bacon strip in half crosswise. Lay the 3 half strips side by side in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, flipping them every couple of minutes, until crispy and well done (6 to 8 minutes). Transfer bacon to a paper towel–lined plate to drain.

4. Meanwhile, remove the patty from the freezer and place it on the grill. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side for medium rare, or until the desired doneness is reached. Toast the bun halves on an upper grill rack for 30 seconds to 1 minute, watching them carefully. Place the cheese on top of the burger for the last few seconds of cooking so it just begins to melt.

5. Add the patty to the toasted bun bottom. Lay the bacon strips side by side over the top. Place the onion over that. Spread the BBQ sauce evenly over the inside of the top half of the bun. Place top bun on. Serve immediately.
Can be made in 30 minutes or less / No more than 20 minutes hands-on prep time .

YIELD: 1 Sandwich.

WW PointsPlus+ = 8

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 304, Total Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 752mg, Carbohydrates 23g, Fiber 3g, Protein 33g

NOTE:

[FYI: Please don’t cheat when buying the beef. Some people think that buying 93% lean ground beef isn’t that much different from the 96% lean, but it is. Four ounces of the 96% lean has about 150 calories and 4-1/2grams of fat. Four ounces of the 93% lean has 170 calories and 8 grams of fat.]

DISCLAIMER: Weight Watchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of Weight Watchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local Weight Watchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with Weight Watchers International in any way and Weight Watchers has not reviewed this site for accuracy or suitability for WW members. Information on this site is based on recollections and assumptions of its author and is not warranted for any purpose by its author. All readers are encouraged to go to a Weight Watcher’s meeting for actual WW info. This site is presented under the rights of the First Amendment; rights worth fighting for. All information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should seek prompt medical care for any specific health issues and consult your physician before starting a new fitness regimen.

DISCLAIMER: The Biggest Loser is a trademark of NBC.
ww-recipes.org is not endorsed or associated with NBC or The Biggest Loser show in any way. All material provided on this web site is for informational or educational only. Consult a physician regarding the applicability of any opinions with respect to your symptoms or medical conditions.

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

postheadericon Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes

Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes is a delicious, easy and quick 30 minute recipe for what will become the ONLY way you will ever make sloppy Joes again! Much better than the canned version and only 5 ingredients for a spicy and sweet sandwich. Ground beef, barbecue sauce, Picante sauce and onions simmered and served on sesame buns. All cooked on the stove top. Makes 5 sandwiches. Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes will be loved by all your family and friends.

INGREDIENTS:tex-mex-sloppy-joes

1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup Picante sauce
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 green onions, sliced (about 1/4 cup), or 1/4 cup chopped regular onion
5 sesame seed topped hamburger buns, split and toasted

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook ground beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it’s well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

2. Stir the picante sauce, barbecue sauce and green onions into the skillet. Cook until mixture is hot and bubbling. Lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes so that flavors blend. Divide the beef mixture evenly among the buns.

YIELD: 5 Sandwiches. Serving Size: 1 Sandwich per serving.

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

postheadericon Blueberry-Cream Cheese Rolls

Blueberry-Cream Cheese Rolls is an easy and quick recipe for a delicious breakfast, dessert or snack. Made with blueberries and cream cheese folded into crescent rolls and baked in the oven. Total time from start to finish is only (23) minutes. This is also a very flexible recipe in that any kind of fruit could be used in place of the blueberries. Blueberry-Cream Cheese Rolls will be loved by your entire family and all your friends.blueberry-cream-cheese-rolls

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 (4 oz) bar or (1/2 of 8 oz bar) Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup blueberries, divided
1 tsp Powdered Sugar, (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.

2. Unroll dough into four rectangles; firmly press perforations together to seal.

3. Combine Neufchatel and sugar; spread onto dough rectangles to within 1/2 inch of edges. Top evenly with blueberries. Bring opposite corners of rectangles together; press together to seal. Place on ungreased baking sheet.

4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until golden brown.
(Optional: If desired; sprinkle with 1 tsp. sifted powdered sugar just before serving).

YIELD: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 1 roll per serving.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 350, Total Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 20mg, Sodium 600mg, Sugars 12g, Carbohydrates 34g, Fiber 0g, Protein 7g, Vitamin A 6 %DV, Vitamin C 0 %DV, Calcium 2 %DV, Iron 10 %DV

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)