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postheadericon Irish Coffee

3.00 avg. rating (80% score) - 2 votes

Irish Coffee is an easy and delicious recipe for an almost identical recipe from Ireland. Though this is NOT a diet recipe it converts to a WeightWatchers (1) PointsPlus+ per serving recipe. It is low in calories, low in fat, NO cholesterol, NO sodium and low in sugars, heart-healthy and diabetic friendly. Perfect for Fall and Winter and of course, Saint Patrick’s Day! Makes (1) serving. Add in some “Bailey’s Irish Cream” and you have a drink called a “Blarney Stone”, served in the Irish Pubs. Irish Coffee will be loved by you, your family, friends and guesirish-coffeets.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup hot brewed black coffee
2 tbsp Irish whiskey
1 tsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp frozen whipped topping, thawed

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mix together the first 3 ingredients in a heatproof goblet or stemmed coffee cup.

2. Top with the thawed whipped topping just before serving.

Yield: 1 serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 1

Carb Choices: 1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 120, Total Fat 1.5g, Saturated Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Sugars 5g, Fiber 0g, Protein 0g

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 Pear-Cranberry Pie

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

Pear-Cranberry Pie is a delicious and healthy low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, diabetic and a WeightWatchers PointsPlus recipe. Made with fresh pears and cranberries and cream cheese with a crushed vanilla wafer crumb topping; spiced with cinnamon and brown sugar. A great idea for the Thanksgiving and or Christmas holidays and no one will even suspect it’s a healthy diet recipe. Pear-Cranberry Pie will be loved by family and friends alike.pear-cranberry-pie

INGREDIENTS:

60 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp no-calorie granulated sweetener
1/3 cup soft margarine, melted
1 (8 oz) bar fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
2 large fresh pears, sliced
1 (1 oz) box fat-free sugar-free vanilla instant pudding
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-1/4 cups sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350º F.

2. Mix together the crumbs, brown sugar, sweetener and margarine until well blended. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture; press remaining onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.

3. Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy; carefully spread onto bottom of crust. Sprinkle with half the reserved crumb mixture. Combine fruit in a large bowl. Add dry pudding mix and cinnamon; toss to coat. Spoon into crust; top with remaining crumb mixture.

4. Bake 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and crust is golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into 10 equal sized slices. Serve topped with the whipped topping.

Yield: 10 Servings
Serving Size: 1 slice per serving.

WW Points+ = 6

Carb Choices: 2

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

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 230, Total Fat 9g, Saturated Fat 2.5g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 430mg, Sugars 16g, Carbohydrates 34g, Fiber 2g, Protein 5g

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 Cheesy Vegetable Casserole

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

Cheesy Vegetable Casserole is an easy, cheesy, creamy and healthy recipe. It is a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic, vegetarian and a WeightWatchers (3) PointsPlus recipe. Broccoli, cauliflower and carrots in a cheddar and cream cheese sauce cooked in the oven for a delicious and healthy side dish. Makes (12) Servings. Cheesy Vegetable Casserole will be loved by everyone in your family.cheesy-vegetable-casserole

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick Cooking Spray
2 (16 oz) bags frozen broccoli, cauliflower, & carrots, thawed.
(To thaw: Place vegetables in a large colander. Run cool water over vegetables. Let stand 15 minutes to drain).

1 (12 oz) can evaporated skim milk
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 of an (8oz) bar Neufchatel cheese, softened & cut up
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 cup reduced-fat shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2/3 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs (about 1 slice)
2 tbsp snipped fresh parsley and/or snipped fresh basil, optional

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with the cooking spray. Arrange thawed vegetables in the baking dish. Set aside.

3. In a medium size saucepan, whisk together the evaporated milk, onion, flour, garlic and black pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat. Add cheddar cheese and  Neufchatel cheese, whisking until melted and smooth.

4. Pour cheese mixture evenly over vegetables. Toss gently to coat vegetables with sauce. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Lightly coat crumbs with additional cooking spray.

5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and crumbs are lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with parsley and/or basil.

Yield: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup

WW PointsPlus+ = 3

Carb Choices: 1/2

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

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 104, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 13mg, Sodium 163mg, Sugars 6g, Carbohydrates 10g, Fiber 2g, Protein 7g

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 Sweet Potatoes

4.22 avg. rating (85% score) - 9 votes

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes is an easy and delicious recipe that is flavored with maple syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Ingredients include apples and dried cranberries. A great side-dish for the holidays or any special dinner. Since it is cooked in a slow cooker; it will free up your oven for the meat and your desserts. It is also a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, diabetic and a WeightWatchers (2) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (8) Servings. Crockpot Sweet Potatoes will be loved by your family and guests.crockpot-sweet-potatoes

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into bite-size pieces (about 5 cups)
2 medium size cooking apples, such as Granny Smith or Jonathan, cored,
coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)

1/4 cup dried cranberries
1-1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup light maple pancake syrup

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine sweet potatoes, apples, dried cranberries, ginger, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. Pour water and syrup into slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on LOW 5 to 6 hours or HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cup

WW PointsPlus+ = 2

Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch + 1/2 Fruit

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 92, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 194mg, Sugars 10g, Total Fat 0g, Saturated Fat 0g, Carbohydrates 23g, Fiber 3g, Protein 1g

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 Lima Bean-Sausage Soup

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

Lima Bean-Sausage Soup is an easy to prepare recipe for a delicious and hearty soup. Perfect for the Fall and Winter. Ingredients include: Turkey sausage, bacon, onion, lima beans, and corn. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (6) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Lima Bean-Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.lima-bean-sausage-soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-1/2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

Water
2 cups dry lima beans
2 slices low-sodium bacon
1 (10 oz) box frozen whole kernel corn
1/4 lb (4 oz) smoked turkey sausage, thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1-1/2 tbsp flour
Ground black pepper

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