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Archive for July, 2013

postheadericon Blackberry Lemonade

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

Blackberry Lemonade is an easy and refreshing recipe for a delicious summer beverage. It’s also a healthy low calorie, NO- fat, NO-cholesterol, low carbohydrate, low sugar, WeightWatchers (1) Points+ recipe. Blackberry Lemonade will be loved by all. Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:blackberry-lemonade

2 cups fresh blackberries, or unsweetened frozen blackberries, thawed
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup no-calorie sweetener, granulated
4 cups cold water

Directions:

Combine blackberries, lemon juice, and sweetener in a blender; process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Press mixture through a sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Stir in water. Serve over ice.

Yield: 7 servings
Serving Size = 1 (6 oz) glass per serving.

WW Points+ = 1

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 40, Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 5mg, Carbohydrates, 11g, Sugars 7g, Fiber 2g, Protein 0g

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 Barbecued Chicken and Vegetables

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

Barbecued Chicken and Vegetables is an easy and delicious recipe. Barbecue sauce with a bit of fresh orange juice and orange zest added to give it a citrus tang. Grilled zucchini, red bell peppers and yellow squash paired with the chicken makes for a delicious and easy summer meal. Healthy and delicious. It is a diabetic and WeightWatchers (6) Points+ recipe. Barbecued Chicken and Vegetables will be your go to grilled chicken recipe once you’ve tried it.

Ingredients:bbq-chicken-vegetables

1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 tsp zest and 2 tbsp juice from 1 orange
4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb total)
1 zucchini, cut lengthwise in half
1 yellow squash, cut lengthwise in half
1 red bell pepper, cut into quarters
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing

Directions:

1. Preheat grill to medium.

2. Mix together the barbecue sauce, orange zest and juice until blended.

3. Grill chicken for 6 minutes, turning after 3 minutes. Brush with half the sauce.

4. Add vegetables to grill. Cook chicken and vegetables 9 to 12 minutes or until chicken is done (165º F.) and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning and brushing chicken occasionally with remaining sauce and brushing vegetables with salad dressing.

5. Remove from grill and divide into 4 equal size servings.

Yield: 4 servings.
Serving size: 1 Piece of chicken and 1/4 of vegetables per serving.

WW Points+ = 6

Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 1-1/2 Carbohydrate + 3 Meat(L) + 1/2 Fat

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 250, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 660mg, Carbohydrates 22g, Sugars 17g, Fiber 2g, Protein 26g, Vitamin A 26 %DV, Vitamin C 50 %DV, Calcium 4 %DV, Iron 8 %DV

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 Tropical Fruit Parfaits

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 4 votes

Tropical Fruit Parfaits is an easy and also healthy recipe. It is a diabetic and also a WeightWatchers (4) Points+ per serving recipe. It is low in calories, low in fat, NO-cholesterol, low in sodium and  low in sugars. Tropical Fruit Parfaits makes for a tasty dessert or treat anytime. Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients:tropical-fruit-parfaits

3 tbsp shredded sweetened coconut, divided
2 cups nonfat Greek style plain yogurt
1/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 tsp vanilla extract
8 packets Splenda Essentials no-calorie sweetener w/ Fiber
2 bananas, sliced
1 cup peeled and chopped mango
4 kiwi fruit, peeled and chopped

Directions:

1. Toast coconut in a small skillet over low heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until golden brown; stirring frequently.

2. Mix yogurt, crushed pineapple, vanilla, Splenda and 2 tbsp of the toasted coconut together in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

3. Mix chopped fruit together.

4. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of yogurt mixture into parfait glasses or other clear serving dishes. Top with about 1/4 cup of the fruit mixture. Repeat so there are two layers of yogurt and two layers of fruit in each serving dish. Sprinkle each parfait with a bit of the remaining toasted coconut.

Yield: 6 Servings
Serving Size: About 1 Cup per serving.

WW Points+ = 4

Carb Choices: 2

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 140, Total Fat 1g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 35mg, Carbohydrates 30g, Fiber 5g, Sugars 17g, Protein 8g

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.