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    Healthy Grilled Lamb is an outdoor grilling recipe for a “Leg of Lamb” using a gas grill. and smoked with apple wood chips. NOTE: It requires at least (4) Hours of marination time and is well-seasoned with black pepper, salt, fresh mint and garlic. This would be a great option for a holiday gathering, such […]

Archive for February, 2016

postheadericon Chickpea-Spinach Soup

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

Chickpea-Spinach Soup is a delicious and hearty Spanish-style soup made with dry-cured, salami-style, Spanish chorizo sausage not the soft Mexican chorizo. Most of the fat is drained off in the Spanish-style. Ingredients include: Chorizo, chickpeas, spinach, leeks and tomatoes. It is well seasoned, cooked and simmered on the stove-top. Total time, start to finish is about (1) hour. It is also a low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (4) servings with a (1-3/4 cup) serving size. Chickpea-Spinach Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

chickpea-spinach-soup


Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

(1/4 lb) Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/4″ pieces,
(See note below ingredients)

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 large leeks, (white and light green parts only),
halved lengthwise, rinsed well and thinly sliced

4 medium-size garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes or tomato puree
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1/2 tsp regular paprika
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

NOTE:
Be sure to use “dry-cured, salami-style Spanish chorizo”, not the soft, Mexican chorizo.
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postheadericon Chicken-Noodle Soup

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Chicken-Noodle Soup is a delicious recipe that is packed with vegetables and noodles. It is made with low-sodium chicken broth and whole-wheat noodles also to keep it healthy. Key ingredients: Chicken, onions, carrots, celery, green peas and noodles. It is well seasoned and makes (8) servings with a (1-1/2) cup serving size. Total time, (start to finish), is only (1) hour. This is also a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Chicken-Noodle Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

chicken-noodle-soupPrep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1 bay leaf
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
(2 lbs) bone-in chicken breasts, skin removed
2 cups sliced celery
2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups frozen green peas
1-1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
3 cups cooked, whole-wheat egg noodles
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
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postheadericon Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms is an easy and delicious appetizer/and or snack recipe for a large gathering, holiday, event or game crowd option. It takes less than (1) hourto prepare and cook. Ingredients include: Fresh mushrooms, pepperoni, Asiago cheese and pizza sauce. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (20) servings. Pepperoni Stuffed Mushrooms will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

pepperoni-stuffed-mushrooms

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

20 large fresh mushrooms (1 lb total), cleaned,
stems and gills removed

3 tbsp pizza sauce
(5 oz) Asiago cheese, cut into 20 (3/4″) cubes
5 slices pepperoni, quartered
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postheadericon Red Raspberry-Hot Chocolate

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

Red Raspberry-Hot Chocolate is a delicious, easy and quick (7 Minute) microwave recipe for a hot chocolate option. Ingredients include: milk, red raspberry jam, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Add whipped cream and sprinkles if desired. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. It makes (1) serving. Red Raspberry-Hot Chocolate will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.red-raspberry-hot-chocolate
Prep Time: 5 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 2 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup milk
3 tbsp eedless red raspberry jam
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
Whipped cream
Red, white & blue decorator sprinkles, for garnish
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postheadericon Italian Baked Eggs Casserole

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Italian Baked Eggs Casserole is a delicious and easy to prepare breakfast and/or brunch recipe that takes less than (1) hour to prepare and cook. A great option for a weekend brunch. Ingredients include: Eggs, bell peppers, “Potatoes O’Brien”, pizza sauce, and Parmesan cheese. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Italian Baked Eggs Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

italian-baked-eggs-casserole

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 55 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1 (20 oz) bag frozen Potatoes O’Brien, thawed,
(such as “Ore-Ida” brand)

1 tbsp olive oil
1 large-size green bell pepper
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1/4 cup  finely shredded Parmesan cheese
8 eggs
Freshly ground black pepper and/or
snipped fresh basil (optional)
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