postheadericon Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini is an easy and quick 40 minutes from start to finish recipe for a delicious and also healthy Italian meal. It is a low fat, low calories, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, WeightWatchers (8) PointsPlus+ per serving and also heart-healthy and diabetic friendly recipe. Makes 6 Servings. Easy Chicken Tetrazzini will be loved by all your family and friends.easy-chicken-tetrazzini

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb spaghetti, uncooked
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 bell pepper (any color), cut into strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook spaghetti in a large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, cook chicken, mushrooms, peppers and garlic in large ovenproof nonstick skillet on medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is done. Remove chicken mixture from skillet; cover to keep warm.

TIP:
(If you break the spaghetti in half before cooking, it makes serving the dish easier).

2. Whisk together the flour and milk until blended. Add to broth in same skillet; mix well. Bring to boil, whisking constantly; simmer over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.

3. Preheat broiler. Drain spaghetti. Add to ingredients in skillet along with 3 Tbsp of the Parmesan; toss to evenly coat. Top with Swiss cheese and remaining Parmesan.

4. Broil 4 inches from heat for 2 minutes or until top is lightly browned and Swiss cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil.

YIELD: 6 Servings

WW PointsPlus+ = 8 per 1/6 recipe serving.

Carb Choices: 2-1/2

Diet Exchange:
2-1/2 Starch + 3 Meat (L)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories 340, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Cholesterol 60mg, Sodium 240mg, Sugars 4g, Fiber 2g, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 28g, Vitamin A 20 %DV, Vitamin C 20 %DV, Calcium 20 %DV, Iron 15 %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.

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.

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (68% score)

postheadericon Pineapple-Raspberry Trifle

Pineapple-Raspberry Trifle is an easy, quick and delicious recipe for the traditional English trifle. Canned pineapple, frozen red raspberries, angel food cake, cream cheese and whipped topping make up this fabulous dish. It is also a healthy recipe that no one will be able to distinguish. It is low in calories, low in fat, low in cholesterol, low in sodium, low incarbohydrates. A WeightWatchers (5) PointsPlus and also heart-healthy. Makes 12 Servings. Pineapple-Raspberry Trifle will be loved by family, friends and guests.pineapple-raspberry-trifle

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) bar Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 cups skim milk, divided
1 (4-serving size) box fat-free, sugar-free instant pudding mix
1 (8 oz) tub fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 (12 oz) pkg frozen red raspberries, thawed
1 (8.5 oz) angel food cake, cut into 3/4-inch cubes

DIRECTIONS:

1. Beat Neufchatel in a large bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually add 1/2 cup of the milk, mixing until well blended. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups milk and pudding mix. Beat on low speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping.

2. In a seperate bowl; mix together the raspberries and pineapple.

3. Arrange 1/3 of the cake cubes in a 3 quart serving bowl; cover with layers of 1/3 each of the fruit and pudding mixtures. Repeat all layers 2 more times. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

YIELD: 12 Servings
Serving Size: 3/4 Cup.

WW PointsPlus+ = 5
Carb Choices 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 200, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 370mg, Sugars 25g, Carbohydrates 35g, Fiber 2g, Protein 5g

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.

6 votes, 4.17 avg. rating (83% score)

postheadericon Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothies

Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothies is a delicious and easy recipe for a refreshing and healthy smoothie. Made with non-fat sour cream, no calorie sweetener, cocoa, low fat peanut butter and  bananas. Takes only 15 minutes from start to your glass! It is a low calories, low fat, NO cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic friendly and WeightWatchers (3) PointsPlus per serving recipe. Perfect for a cold refreshing beverage in the summer months. Makes 4 servings. Peanut Butter-Banana Smoothies will be loved by all your family and friends.

INGREDIENTS:peanut-butter-banana-smoothie

1 small sliced ripe banana
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
3 tbsp reduced fat peanut butter
4 packets No Calorie Sweetener
2 tsp cocoa
1/2 tsp imitation banana extract
1 cup crushed ice

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place sliced banana in freezer for 10 minutes or until slightly firm.

2. Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Serve immediately.

YIELD: 4 servings.
Serving Size: 4 oz per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 3

Carb Choices: 1

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 120, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 100mg, Carbohydrates 16g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 9g, Protein 6g

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.

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

postheadericon Caesar Shrimp Salad

Caesar Shrimp Salad is a delicious main meal, Italian style recipe that includes shrimp, pasta, boiled eggs, salad greens, tomatoes and garlic with a creamy Caesar dressing. It is also a low sugars (2g), diabetic friendly and a WeightWatchers (7) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 6 Servings at a (2) Cup serving size. Caesar Shrimp Salad will be loved by family and guests alike.

INGREDIENTS:caesar-shrimp-salad

1/4 cup light creamy Caesar salad dressing
1/4 cup reduced fat mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (6 oz) pkg torn mixed salad greens, divided
2 cups medium size pasta shells, cooked, cooled
1 large tomato, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup seasoned croutons
2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 lb frozen, cooked & cleaned medium shrimp, thawed
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix together the mayonnaise, salad dressing and garlic.

2. In a 3 quart. bowl, layer half the salad greens, pasta and tomatoes. Cover with layers of remaining greens, croutons, eggs, shrimp and cheese. Refrigerate dressing mixture and salad 1 hour.

3. Add dressing mixture to salad just before serving and mix lightly.

NOTE: Salad and dressing mixture can be refrigerated up to 4 hours before tossing salad with dressing mixture just before serving.

Yield: 6 Servings
Serving Size: 2 Cups per serving

WW PointsPlus+ = 7 per serving.

Carb Choices: 2

Diet Exchange:
2 Starch + 2 Meat(L) + 1/2 Fat

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 280, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 150mg, Sodium 660mg, Carbohydrates 32g,
Fiber 2g, Sugars 3g, Protein 18g, Vitamin A 15 %DV, Vitamin C 15 %DV, Calcium 15 %DV, Iron 10 %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.

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.

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

postheadericon Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie is an easy and delicious recipe for fabulous pie. It is also a healthy recipe that is low in fat, low in calories and has NO cholesterol. Made with fat-free, sugar free pudding and skim milk in a low fat graham cracker crust to keep it healthy. It is a Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe also. Banana Cream Pie will be loved by family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:banana-cream-pie

2  medium size ripe bananas, sliced
1 ready-to-use reduced-fat graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz)
2-1/2 cups cold skim milk
2 (4 serving size) boxes fat-free sugar-free vanilla instant pudding mix
2 cups thawed fat-free whipped topping (such as Cool Whip Free), divided

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place half of the banana slices on bottom of crust. Set remaining banana slices aside.

2. Pour milk into a large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spoon half of the pudding mixture into crust. Top with remaining banana slices; cover with remaining pudding mixture.

3. Refrigerate 3 hours or until set. Serve topped with the remaining 1 cup whipped topping. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.

Yield:  8 Servings

WW PointsPlus = 5 per serving.
Carb Choices: 2-1/2

Diet Exchange:
2 Starch + 1/2 Fruit + 1/2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 200, Total Fat 4.5g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 440mg, Sugars 17g, Fiber 1g, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 4g

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.

9 votes, 4.22 avg. rating (84% score)