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  • Slow Cooker Mexican Dip
    Slow Cooker Mexican Dip is an easy recipe for a spicy-hot, bean dip appetizer which requires a (1-1/2 Quart) slow cooker. Total recipe time: 3-1/2 hours. This recipe is best suited for holidays, game-day crowds or any large gathering. Ingredients Include: Italian sausage, refried beans, onions, salsa, chiles and tortilla chips. This could be a […]
  • Healthy Grilled Lamb
    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 […]
  • Slow Cooker Pork Ragu
    Prep Time: About 30 minutes. Cooking Time: 8 hours. Slow Cooker Pork Ragu is a delicious and hearty recipe for large gatherings, holidays and events. It makes (12) servings and requires a 5 or 6 Quart slow cooker. Total recipe time is about (8-1/2) Hours. Ingredients Include: Boneless pork roast, shallots, tomatoes, chicken stock, red […]

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postheadericon Israeli Chopped Salad

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

Israeli Chopped Salad is a quick (16) minute total time recipe for a delicious salad. Ingredients include: Cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper, parsley and is well-seasoned. Just mix everything together and refrigerate until ready to serve. NOTE: The longer this sits, the better it gets! This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol (0mg), low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Israeli Chopped Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 16 Minutes.

Total Time: 16 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups diced cucumber
2 cups diced tomato
1 cup diced orange bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1-1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
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postheadericon Mexican Corn Salad

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

Mexican Corn Salad is a delicious, oven-broil recipe for a spicy side. It takes about (1) hour total time to prepare and cook. This would be a great option for Cinco-de-Mayo also. Ingredients include: Fresh corn, bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, radishes, jalapenos and pumpkin seeds. It is also well-seasoned with cumin, ancho chile powder and topped with cheese crumbles. This is also a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Mexican Corn Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25-30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 ears fresh corn, shucked
2 red bell peppers, halved, seeds & pith removed
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp Kosher salt, divided
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup thinly sliced radishes
3-1/2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
5 Tbsp pumpkin seed kernels, toasted, divided
1 Tbsp chopped jalapeño pepper
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp ground ancho chile powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, crushed
(2.5 oz) cotija cheese, crumbled (about 2/3 cup)
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postheadericon Healthy Stuffing

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

Healthy Stuffing is an easy and delicious oven-baked recipe that you’ll use every Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. This recipe is not actually for stuffing your bird but to be used as a side. Ingredients include: Bread cubes, celery, chicken broth and onions; it is well-seasoned with salt, black pepper and poultry seasoning. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Healthy Stuffing will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

healthy-stuffingINGREDIENTS:

(12 oz) Italian bread, cut into 1″ cubes
6 slices whole wheat bread, cut in 1″ cubes
1 (14.5 oz) can low-sodium chicken broth, divided
1-1/2 cups chopped celery
1-1/4 cups chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
1-1/2 tsp poultry seasoning, or to taste
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Hot Water, as needed

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postheadericon Easy Pasta Salad

3.00 avg. rating (84% score) - 1 vote

Easy Pasta Salad is a delicious recipe for either a meal or as a side. The only cooking is for the pasta itself. Summary: Tricolored pasta, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, black olives, cheese and red onions are combined with salad dressing and refrigerated. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Easy Pasta Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.easy-pasta-salad
Refrigeration Time: 1 Hour.
Total Time: 1-/2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups tri-colored rotini pasta, cooked, cooled
1 cup Feta cheese crumbles
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1 cup chopped cucumbers
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup finely chopped red onions

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postheadericon Healthy Quinoa Side

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

Healthy Quinoa Side is an easy Italian side recipe for holidays or large dinner gatherings. It makes (12) servings. Ingredients include: Quinoa, lemon juice, fresh basil, Mayonnaise, cherry tomatoes, green onions and cucumbers. It takes only 1-1/2 hours to make this delicious recipe. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Healthy Quinoa Side will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

healthy-quinoa-sidePrep Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 1-1/2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup reduced-fat Mayonnaise with olive oil
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped
8 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
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