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Archive for February, 2013

postheadericon Vegetarian Stuffed Pasta Shells

4.00 avg. rating (84% score) - 4 votes

Vegetarian Stuffed Pasta Shells is a delicious and easy recipe for an Italian- style favorite entree. It’s also healthy; being a Vegetarian and Weight Watchers friendly recipe as well. Even Meat-Lovers will enjoy this one. Vegetarian Stuffed Pasta Shells will be loved by all your family, fvegetarian-stuffed-pasta-shellsriends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 (16 oz) carton fat free cottage cheese
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 egg white
1 (0.7 oz) envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese, divided
20 jumbo pasta shells (for stuffing), cooked, cooled
1 (14 oz) jar spaghetti sauce

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Combine together the first 5 ingredients. Stir in 1/2 cup Mozzarella; spoon into shells.

3. Spread half of the spaghetti sauce onto bottom of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Place shells in dish; top with remaining sauce and mozzarella. Cover and bake 30 minutes or until heated through; uncover and bake another 10 minutes.

Healthy Note: (Save 380mg sodium per serving by preparing with reduced-sodium low-fat cottage cheese & low-sodium spaghetti sauce).

Yield: 5 Servings
Serving Size: 4 Shells per serving.

WeightWatchers PointsPlus+ = 9

Carb  Choices: 3

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

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 350, Total Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 5g, Sodium: 1350mg, Sugars: 11g, Protein: 23g, Vitamin A: 160 %DV, Vitamin C: 40 %DV, Calcium: 40 %DV, Iron: 20 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/stuffed-shells-52713.aspx

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 Watchers 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.

postheadericon Hash Brown Potato Casserole

3.73 avg. rating (79% score) - 11 votes

Hash Brown Potato Casserole is a delicious recipe for a cheesy potato side dish which takes just over (1) hour total time. This is best used as a holiday recipe for large crowds, (ie: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and New Year’s Day). Ingredients Include: Frozen hash browns, bacon, onions, bell pepper, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream and cheese. It’s also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 20 Servings. Hash Brown Potato Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 (30 oz) bag frozen shredded hash browns, thawed
1 (10.75 oz) can reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 cup light sour cream
1-1/4 cups 2% shredded Colby/Jack cheese

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postheadericon Cheeseburger Chowder

3.38 avg. rating (75% score) - 8 votes

Cheeseburger Chowder is a hearty and healthy low fat, low calories, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers (7) PointsPlus+ stovetop recipe. Ground beef, tomatoes, onion, and cheese are the main ingredients. Just like your favorite burger but in a bowl. Makes 8 servings. Cheeseburger Chowder will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.cheeseburger-chowder

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 lb ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp flour
2 (14-1/2 oz) cans fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (14-1/2 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
3/4 lb (12 oz) Velveeta®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 tsp sweet pickle relish
40 unsalted tops saltine crackers

Directions:

1. Brown meat with onions in a large saucepan; drain.

2. Stir in flour; cook and stir 2 minutes Add broth in and tomatoes; cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in Velveeta; cook and stir 8 to 10 minutes or until Velveeta is completely melted and soup is heated through.

3. Spoon into soup bowls; top with relish. Serve with crackers.

Yield: 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1 Cup Chowder and 5 crackers per serving

WW Points+ = 7
Carb Choices: About 1-1/2

Tweek It, (optional): You’ll save 40 calories and 5 grams of total fat, including 3 grams of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with lean ground beef and 2% Milk Velveeta this will reduce the Points+ to 6 per serving.

Nutritional Information: (Does not include the optional suggestions)
Calories: 280, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 7g, Cholesterol 50mg, Carbohydrates 21g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 7g, Sodium 1060mg, Protein 18g, Vitamin A 15 %DV, Vitamin C 15 %DV, Calcium 35 %DV, Iron 10 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/cheeseburger-chowder-119196.aspx

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 Watchers 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.

postheadericon Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.00 avg. rating (81% score) - 22 votes

Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cookies is a soft and chewy cookie recipe. This is an easy and quick (20) minute recipe. Made from an Angel Food cake mix base, with strawberry preserves and chocolate chips. There are only (3) ingredients to make it very simple. It is also a low calories, low cholesterol, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (36) cookies. This would be a great option for school events as well as holidays. Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cookies will be loved by all of your, family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10-12 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-stick cooking spray
1 box angel food cake mix
3/4 cup sugar-free strawberry preserves
3 Tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Red food coloring, optional*

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postheadericon Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

5.00 avg. rating (95% score) - 8 votes

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast is an easy, delicious and hearty recipe full of vegetables. It’s also a WeightWatchers ( 7) PointsPlus+ recipe. Makes 8 servings. You and your family will love this Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast.

Ingredients:slow-cooker-beef-pot-roast

1 (2-1/2 to 3 lb) boneless chuck or rump roast, well-trimmed
5 cups cut-up fresh vegetables, such as carrots, celery, onions & potatoes
1 pkg slow cooker pot roast seasoning mix
1 cup water

Directions:

1. Place beef and vegetables in slow cooker.

2. Mix Seasoning Mix and water until blended. Pour over beef and vegetables.

3. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Remove roast and vegetables to serving platter. Stir sauce before serving and ladle over meat and vegetables.

Yield: 8 servings.
Serving Size = 1/8 recipe

WW PointsPlus = 7 per (1/8) recipe serving size.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 306, Fat 9g, Cholesterol 111mg, Carbohydrates 12g, Sodium 493mg, Fiber 2g, Protein 39g

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 Watchers 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.