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postheadericon Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks and Grilled Peppers

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks and Grilled Peppers is an easy and delicious outdoor grilling recipe. Delicious and tender beef steaks with grilled bell peppers all done outdoors so it’s also an easy cleanup afterwards. A healthy recipe also. It’s a low calorie, low carbohydrate, Diabetic (1/2) Carb Choice and a Weight Watchers ( 7) PointsPlus recipe. Your guests will all enjoy these Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks and Grilled Peppers.

Ingredients:grilled-rib-eye-steaks-grilled-bell-peppers

4 (10 to 12 oz boneless beef ribeye steaks, cut 1 inch thick
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp dried thyme, crushed
2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1-1/2 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 recipe Grilled Peppers (see recipe below)

Directions:

1. Trim fat from meat. Brush steaks with oil. In a small bowl, combine paprika, garlic powder, thyme, oregano, lemon-pepper seasoning, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle paprika mixture evenly over meat; rub in with fingers. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

2. Place steaks on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill until desired doneness, turning once. (Allow 11 to 15 minutes for medium-rare doneness (145° F.) or 14 to 18 minutes for medium doneness (160° F.). Cut steaks in half. Serve with the Grilled Peppers.

Grilled Peppers:

Ingredients:

4 yellow, red, and/or orange bell peppers
4 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp snipped fresh basil
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Seed and quarter peppers. Brush with olive oil. Place on grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill 12 to 15 minutes or until crisp-tender and lightly browned, turning once. Remove from grill; cool slightly. Cut into wide strips and Place in bowl. Add basil and balsamic vinegar; toss well.

Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 of 1 steak (5 to 6 oz) serving size + 1/8 of Grilled Peppers per serving

WW Points+ = 7

Carb Choices: 1/2

Diet Exchange:
2 Vegetable + 4 Meat(L) + 1 Fat

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 291, Total Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 67mg, Carbohydrates 9g, Sodium 573mg, Fiber 2g, Protein 32g

 

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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.

postheadericon Butternut Squash Pilaf

3.75 avg. rating (82% score) - 4 votes

Butternut Squash Pilaf is an easy recipe for an oven-baked side. Ingredients Include: Butternut squash, garlic, quinoa and almonds. It is all well-seasoned with crushed red pepper, sage and salt. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe.  Makes: (8) servings. Butternut Squash Pilaf will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp dried crushed red pepper
5 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 tbsp snipped fresh sage
1/2 tsp salt

 

 

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postheadericon Mandarin Orange and Beet Salad

5.00 avg. rating (91% score) - 2 votes

Mandarin Orange and Beet Salad is a delicious recipe that’s also healthy, low in calories, low in sodium and no cholesterol. A Weight Watchers friendly 4 PointsPlus+ recipe also. Makes 4 servings. You’mandarin-orange-beet-saladll love this Mandarin Orange and Beet Salad.

Ingredients:

4 small size fresh beets
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil, divided
1/2 tsp coarse grind black pepper
1/4 cup orange juice
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic garlic powder
4 cups mixed greens
1/2 cup mandarin orange sections, drained
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Trim beets, leaving 1 inch of stems and roots; wash. Place beets, 2 tsp of the oil and 1/4 tsp of the black pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Toss to coat beets. Remove beets from bag and place on a shallow baking pan.

3. Roast 40 to 45 minutes or until fork tender. Remove from oven and let stand until cool. Peel and cut into 1/2-inch wedges.

4. Mix orange juice, remaining 1 tbsp of the oil, vinegar, parsley, remaining 1/4 tsp black pepper, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl with wire whisk until well blended.

5. To serve, place 1 cup mixed greens on each of 4 plates. Top each with mandarin orange sections and beets. Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with dressing.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

WW  PointsPlus+ = 4

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 167, Fat 11g, Sodium 221mg, Carbohydrates 14g, Cholesterol 0mg, Fiber 4g, Protein 3g

postheadericon Easy Red Cabbage Salad

5.00 avg. rating (91% score) - 2 votes

Easy Red Cabbage Salad is a delicious recipe which takes only (20) minutes to prepare. Ingredients Include: Red cabbage, carrots, Mandarin oranges and almonds. Just combine everything together with the included dressing and refrigerate for (1) Hour. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Easy Red Cabbage Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Refrigeration Time: 1 Hour.
Total Time: 1 Hour-20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 cups  shredded red cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots, (3 medium-size carrots)
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/3 cup Miracle Whip Dressing
4-1/2 tsp grated gingerroot
1/2 tsp sugar
3 Tbsp slivered almonds, toasted
3 green onions, sliced

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postheadericon Tuscan Beef Stew

5.00 avg. rating (91% score) - 2 votes

Tuscan Beef Stew contains the directions for both stovetop and slow cooker, the slow cooker directions will be found toward the end. Tuscan beef stew is a hearty, delicious recipe. Though not a diet recipe; it is WeightWatchers friendly at 8 PointsPlus+ per serving. Enjoy this rich and hearty recipe flavored and spiced with the flavors of Tuscany in this Tuscan Beef Stew.tuscan-beef-stew

Ingredients:

1 tbsp mixed pickling spice
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 lbs beef stew meat, trimmed, cut in1 to 1-1/2″ cubes
4 carrots, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 onion, cut into wedges
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried Rosemary leaves, crushed
1 tsp salt
2 (14-1/2 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup beef stock or red wine
1 tbsp flour
8 slices day-old Italian bread, toasted

Directions:

1.  Place the pickling spice in the center of piece of cheesecloth or coffee filter. Tie tightly with long piece of string.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large deep skillet or Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add beef in batches; cook until browned on all sides. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil as needed. Return beef to skillet. Add carrots, onion, garlic powder, rosemary and salt. Stir in tomatoes and wine or beef stock. Add pickling spice bundle; cover.

3. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 1-1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Remove pickling spice bundle.

4. To thicken stew, mix flour with 1 tablespoon water in small bowl until smooth. Stir in several tablespoons of the hot liquid from stew, then stir flour mixture into stew. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until stew thickens slightly. To serve, place 1 bread slice in the bottom of each bowl. Spoon stew over bread.

SLOW COOKER DIRECTIONS:
Prepare pickling spice bundle and beef as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Transfer ingredients to slow cooker; cover. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Remove pickling spice bundle. Thicken and serve as directed in Step 4.

Yield: 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1 Cup Stew & 1 Bread slice per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 8

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 326, Fat 10g, Sodium 716mg, Carbohydrates 27g, Cholesterol 70mg, Fiber 3g, Protein 32g

 

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.