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postheadericon Creole Potato Salad

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

Creole Potato Salad is a delicious and different style of potato salad, that would make a hit for your summer and spring barbecues and picnics. A spicy Creole side dish featuring, green onions, tomatoes and of course potatoes with a Creole mustard, mayonnaise and sour cream dressing. It is a generally healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 10 servings and can easily be adapted for a healthier recipe. Creole Potato Salad will be loved by all of yocreole-potato-saladur family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 2 Hours, 40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 lbs red potatoes
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Creole mustard
1/2 tsp, (or more if desired), Creole seasoning
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups diced fresh tomatoes
2 tbsp thinly sliced green onions

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place potatoes in lightly salted water to cover in a large saucepot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork-tender. Drain, then quarter potatoes.

2. Mix mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, Creole seasoning and sugar together in a large bowl until well blended. Add in the warm potatoes; toss to coat well. Add in tomatoes and green onions; toss lightly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.

YIELD: 10 Servings.
Serving Size: 2/3 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 4
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 159, Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 295mg, Sugars: 2.5g, Carbohydrates: 21g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g

Original recipe and image from McCormick & Company, Inc. http://www.mccormick.com/Zatarains/Recipes/Salads-Sides/Zatarains-Creole-Mustard-Potato-Salad

DISCLAIMER: WeightWatchers is a registered trademark of WeightWatchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of WeightWatchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local WeightWatchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with WeightWatchers International in any way and WeightWatchers 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 WeightWatchers 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.

IMPORTANT: This site 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.

postheadericon Easy Italian Bean Salad

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 5 votes

Easy Italian Bean Salad is an easy and quick, (10 minute) recipe for a delicious, no-cooking, side salad. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Ingredients include: cannelini beans, cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, onions, black olives, parsley and shredded cheese with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette salad dressing. Makes: 6 servings. Easy Italian Bean Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-italian-bean-salad

Total Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1(15 oz) can cannelini beans, drained
1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts, drained, quartered
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup fine-shred Italian Five Cheese Blend
1/2 cup pitted black olives
1/4 cup chopped red onions
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1/3 cup sun-dried tomato vinaigrette salad dressing

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postheadericon Easy Irish Soda Bread

5.00 avg. rating (94% score) - 6 votes

Easy Irish Soda Bread is a delicious, easy and quick (45) minute recipe for a moist, Irish soda bread. This will make a fantastic accompaniment for your Saint Patrick’s Day feast. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) Servings. Easy Irish Soda Bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-irish-soda-bread

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cold butter
1-1/4 cups buttermilk*
1/2 cup currants or raisins

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postheadericon Healthy Mashed Potatoes

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

Healthy Mashed Potatoes is an easy and delicious recipe for your holiday feast. Made with sour cream, cream cheese, Yukon Gold potatoes, onions and bacon. It can be prepared and refrigerated up to 2 days ahead of time also. Creamy, delicious and also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, heart-healthy, diabetic, Weight Watchers (3) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 16 Servings. Healthy Mashed Potatoes will be loved by ahealthy-mashed-potatoesll of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour-15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 lb white or Yukon Gold potatoes, (about 10), peeled & cubed
1 cup reduced-fat or light sour cream
1/2 cup, (1/2 of 8 oz tub 1/3 less fat cream cheese)
2 tsp onion powder
1 slice bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 green onions, sliced

DIRECTIONS:
1. Cook potatoes in a large saucepan of boiling water 10 to 15 minutes or until tender; drain. Place in a large bowl. Add the sour cream, reduced-fat cream cheese and onion powder; mash until creamy.

2. Spoon into a lightly greased 2 quart casserole; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate up to 2 days. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Discard plastic wrap.

3. Preheat oven to 350° F. Bake 1 hour or until heated through. Sprinkle with the bacon and green onions.
YIELD: 16 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/2 cup per serving.

Weight  Watchers PointsPlus+ = 3
Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Starch

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 120, Total Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10g, Sodium: 60mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 20g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g, Vitamin A: 6 %DV, Vitamin C: 15 %DV, Calcium: 4 %DV, Iron: 0 %DV

 Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/tracys-make-ahead-mashed-potatoes-62579.aspx?tab=recipe

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 Watcher’s 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.

IMPORTANT: This site 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.

postheadericon Healthy Watergate Salad

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

Healthy Watergate Salad is an easy no-cook, quick, healthy, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. A great Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter option. Ingredients include: Pistachio pudding mix, pineapple, yogurt and fat-free whipped topping. Use as a dessert, salad or side. This once popular and still long time favorite from the 1970’s is now in a healthier version. Makes: (8) Servings. Healthy Watergate Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-watergate-salad1

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (1 oz) box fat-free, sugar-free pistachio instant pudding mix

1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple in juice, undrained

1 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

2-1/2 cups thawed fat-free frozen non-dairy whipped topping, divided

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