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Archive for July, 2013

postheadericon Quick Chicken Linguine

4.50 avg. rating (89% score) - 4 votes

Quick Chicken Linguine is an easy, healthy and quick recipe which takes only 25 minutes from start to finish. It is a low fat, low calorie, diabetic and also a WeightWatchers (7) PointsPlus recipe. This recipe includes chicken, broccoli and pasta covered with a light sauce. Quick Chicken Linguine will be enjoyed by everyone. Makes 4 Servings.chicken-linguine2

INGREDIENTS:

6 (oz) dried linguine or fettuccine
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp lemon-pepper seasoning or ground black pepper
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (12 oz total), cut into bite-size strips
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried tarragon or dill, crushed

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook pasta according to directions, adding broccoli the last 4 minutes. Drain; keep warm.

2.  Combine broth, cornstarch and lemon pepper or black pepper; set aside.

3. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chicken in hot oil 4 minutes or until no longer pink, stirring often.

4. Stir cornstarch mixture; add to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened. Stir in tarragon; cook for 2 minutes. Serve over pasta.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving

WW Points+ = 7

Carb Choices: 2-1/2

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

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 293, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 49mg, Carbohydrates 36mg, Sodium 153mg, Fiber 2g, Protein 27g

IMPORTANT: www.ww-recipes.org 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.

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 Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken

4.25 avg. rating (86% score) - 8 votes

Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken is a delicious and healthy recipe that is low in calories, fat, carbohydrates, sodium and cholesterol.  It is also a Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus recipe. You’ll be adding this to your grilling menu after you’ve tried this one. Makes 6 servings. Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.grilled-moroccan-chicken

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 14 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lbs total)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp dried minced onions
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp salt

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postheadericon Red Beans-Chicken and Rice

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

Red Beans-Chicken and Rice is delicious, easy to make and also healthy.  It’s a Diabetic and also a WeightWatchers (6) PointsPlus+ recipe. Makes (4) Servings. Red Beans-Chicken and Rice will become one of your favorite recipes once you’ve tried it.red-beans-chicken-rice

Ingredients:

(10 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup coarsely chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (15 oz) can no-salt-added red beans, rinsed, drained
1 container ready-to-serve cooked brown rice, such as “Minute” (brand name)
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Lime wedges
Additional Cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:

1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook and stir for 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender.

2. Stir beans, rice, broth, cumin and the 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper into chicken mixture in skillet. Heat through. Serve with lime wedges. If desired sprinkle with additional cayenne pepper.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1 Cup per serving

WW Points+ = 6
Carb Choices: 2

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

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 272, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Carbohydrates 30g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 311mg, Sugars 2g, Fiber 10g, Protein 25g, Vitamin A 194(IU), Vitamin C 30mg, Calcium 61mg, Iron 2mg

IMPORTANT: www.ww-recipes.org 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.

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 Crockpot Spicy Chicken

3.88 avg. rating (81% score) - 8 votes

Crockpot Spicy Chicken is an easy, delicious and healthy recipe. It is low in calories, low in fat. low in carbohydrates, low in sugars, low in sodium, heart healthy, diabetic friendly and Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 6 Servings. Crockpot Spicy Chicken will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.crockpot-spicy-chicken

Ingredients:

1 medium size onion, cut into wedges
1 lb Yukon-Gold potatoes, cut into 1″ pieces
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/4 lbs total)
2 (14-1/2oz) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes (1 can drained; 1 can undrained)
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 recipe (Parsley-Olive Topping ), below

Directions:

1. Place onion in a 3-1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker. Top with potatoes and chicken thighs. Drain liquid from 1 can of tomatoes; discard the liquid. In a bowl stir together the drained and undrained tomatoes, jalapeno, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, oregano, cinnamon and cloves. Pour over all in slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on LOW 10 hours. Sprinkle Parsley-Olive Topping over individual servings.

Parsley-Olive Topping:
1/2 cup snipped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed green olives

1. In a small bowl stir together the snipped parsley and chopped olives. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Yield: 6 Servings
Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh, 3/4 cup vegetable mixture & about 2 tbsp topping per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 6 per serving size.

Carb Choices: 1-1/2

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

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 228 (kcal), Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Carbohydrates 25g, Cholesterol 78mg, Sugars 9g, Sodium 287mg, Fiber 5g, Protein 22g, Vitamin A 1118(IU), Vitamin C 37mg, Calcium 71mg, Iron 3mg, Potassium 684mg

IMPORTANT: www.ww-recipes.org 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.

Disclaimer: WeightWatchers is a registered trademark of WeightWatchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of WeightWatchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local WeightWatchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with WeightWatchers International in any way and WeightWatchers 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 WeightWatchers 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 Tuna Melt Sandwiches

5.00 avg. rating (94% score) - 6 votes

Tuna Melt Sandwiches is an easy and quick (15) minute recipe. It is also a healthy, low calories, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low fat, low cholesterol, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Great for lunch or dinner. Ingredients include: canned tuna, bell peppers, onions, cheese, mayonnaise and basil on whole wheat bread. Makes 4 servings. Tuna Melt Sandwiches will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Tuna Melt Sandwiches

Tuna Melt Sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (5 oz) can white tuna in water, drained, flaked
3 tbsp light, reduced-fat, mayonnaise
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped green peppers
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
8 slices whole wheat bread
4 slices 2% American cheese singles

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