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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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postheadericon Cabbage-Apple Salad

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

Cabbage-Apple Salad is a delicious and quick (30) Minute recipe for a German-style side dish. Red cabbage is cooked until just tender and combined with apples, caraway seeds and a tangy vinaigrette dressing. It is topped with toasted walnuts and served warm. It is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. A nice option for any holiday menu also. Works well with roast pork. Makes 6 servings. Cabcabbage-apple-saladbage-Apple Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Total Time: About 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups, thinly sliced red cabbage,
(about 1/4 of a large head)

3/4 tsp caraway seeds
1/2 tsp salt
1 crisp, sweet, eating apple, such as
Gala or Red Delicious, cut into matchsticks

1 shallot, minced
1 tbsp red-wine vinegar
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp freshly, ground black pepper
2 tbsp chopped walnuts, toasted*

TIP*
(To Toast Chopped Walnuts)
Heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cabbage, caraway seeds and salt. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat.

2. Add in the apple, shallot, vinegar, mustard and black pepper. Stir until combined.

3. Sprinkle with the toasted walnuts and serve warm.

Suggestion:
Serve with roasted pork loin or turkey kielbasa.

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: 3/4 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

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

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 6, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 216mg, Sugars: 0g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 2g

Original recipe and image from: Merdith Corporation. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/warm_red_cabbage_salad.html

DISCLAIMER: WeightWatchers is a registered trademark of WeightWatchers International Inc. Points, PointsPlus and SmartPoints 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 Crockpot Vegetable Soup

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

Crockpot Vegetable Soup is a delicious and easy recipe for a meatless Italian-style soup. Ingredients include: spinach, carrots, celery, onions and tomatoes. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (1 PointsPlus), (2 SmartPoints) recipe. It takes only (15) minutes) to prepare this delicious and well-seasoned soup. Makes: (8) servings. Crockpot Vegetable Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

crockpot-vegetable-soupPrep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5-10 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10 oz bag fresh baby spinach leaves
2 medium-size carrots, chopped
2 medium-size celery ribs, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
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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 (94% 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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