Archive for March, 2014
Spicy Minestrone Soup is a quick (30) minute recipe for a spicy, hearty and healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. It is loaded with vegetables, ham and cheesy pasta. Makes 12 servings. Spicy Minestrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 5 minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 30 Minutes.
3 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained, rinsed
2 (14-1/2 oz) cans fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 carrot, peeled, chopped
1 (6 oz) pkg (Oscar Mayer or siimilar), baked cooked ham, chopped
1/2 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1 cup water
1 (7-1/4 oz) box macaroni & cheese dinner
2 cups fresh spinach leaves
Taco Salad Appetizers is an easy and quick (30) minute recipe. It is a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus), diabetic-friendly and heart-healthy recipe. Ground beef, lettuce, salsa and Mexican cheese with seasoning are combined together and placed in scoop-shaped tortilla chips. Makes: 16 Servings; (2 per serving size). Taco Salad Appetizers will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 30 Minutes.
1/2 lb lean ground beef
2 tbsp (about 1/2 of a 1 oz pkg)
taco seasoning mix
6 tbsp water
32 scoop shape tortilla chips
2 cups finely shredded iceberg lettuce*
1/3 cup thick & chunky salsa
2/3 cup fine shred Mexican four-cheese blend
Time Saver-To save time you can purchase already packaged, shredded lettuce at larger supermarkets.
Sausage-Cheese Appetizers is a quick and easy Memphis-style recipe that takes only 15 minutes to prepare. Crackers topped with grilled Kielbasa sausage and cheddar cheese. It’s also a healthy low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, WeightWatchers (3) PointsPlus, heart-healthy and diabetic friendly recipe. Makes 12 servings. Sausage-Cheese Appetizers will be loved by friends and guests alike.
4 oz Cheddar cheese, cut into 12 slices
1/2 lb Kielbasa sausage, grilled until done, cut into 24 slices
24 Ritz Crackers
1 tsp paprika
1. Cut each cheese slice in half. Place 6 crackers on a microwaveable plate; top each with 1 sausage slice and 1 cheese slice. Sprinkle lightly with paprika.
2. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 15 sec. or until cheese begins to melt.
3. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Yield: 12 Servings
Serving Size: 2 per serving.
WW PointsPlus+ = 3
Calories: 100, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3.5g, Cholesterol 15mg, Sodium 210mg, Sugars 1g, Carbohydrates 5g, Fiber 0g, Protein 4g
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Crockpot Chicken-Stout Stew is a hearty traditional Irish stew recipe in which the chicken is braised in Guinness Stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon and spice for added savoriness; then cooked until fall-apart tender in a slow cooker. Ingredients include, onion, peas, carrots and mushrooms for a flavorful hearty and filling meal. Makes 8 (1-1/3 cup) Servings. Even though this is NOT a diet recipe; I included the Weight Watchers information and diet exchanges for those who need it as an option. Crockpot Chicken-Stout Stew will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
.Prep Time: 45 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-8 Hours.
6 tbsp + (plus 1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt, divided, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
2-1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 slices bacon, chopped
1 (14 oz) Guinness beer or other stout
1 lb whole baby carrots, or large carrots cut into 1″ pieces
1 (8 oz) pkg cremini or button mushrooms, halved if large
2 cups chopped onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups frozen baby peas, thawed
Apricot Muffins is a delicious and easy recipe for light and flavorful muffins filled and topped with apricot preserves. Use as a light breakfast, mid-morning snack with coffee and/or dessert. A quick recipe of only (25) minutes from start to finish. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus) (5 SmartPoints), heart-healthy and diabetic-friendly recipe. Makes: 6 Muffins. Apricot Muffins will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 25 Minutes.
Non-Stick cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp skim milk
1/2 cup sugar-free apricot preserves, plus additional for spreading on top of muffins
1/4 tsp almond extract