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postheadericon Avocado-Pineapple Salad

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

Avocado-Pineapple Salad is a delicious recipe for a Cuban-style fruit salad. Key Ingredients: Ripe avocados, fresh pineapple, onions and lime juice. A truly tropical salad that is both delicious and easy to make. It is also a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) Servings. Avocado-Pineapple Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.avocado-pineapple-salad

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 30-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
Ice water
2 firm ripe avocados
1 medium-size fresh pineapple
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
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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

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postheadericon Green-Lentil Soup

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

Green-Lentil Soup is a delicious Italian-style vegetable soup recipe. Key ingredients include: Dried lentils, chard, spinach, onion, broccoli, scallions, potatoes, jalapeno peppers and Feta cheese. It is seasoned well and simmered on the stove. This could be a great option for Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations and/or your Lenten meal rotation. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (8) servings with a (1-2/3) cup serving size. Green-Lentil Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

green-lentil-soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1-1/2 Hours.
Total Time: 1-3/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (+ more for garnish)
2 large yellow onions, chopped
1-1/4 tsp salt, divided
2 tbsp + 4 cups water, divided
1 cup dried green lentils
8 large green chard leaves
1 medium-size Yukon Gold potato, scrubbed
12 cups gently packed spinach (about 10 oz),
tough stems trimmed and discarded

4 scallions, cut into 1″ pieces
5 cups vegetable broth,
store-bought or homemade

2 cups chopped fresh broccoli
1 tbsp cumin seed, lightly toasted and ground
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp, (freshly squeezed), lemon juice
or more to taste

Crumbled Feta cheese 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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postheadericon Ravioli-Zucchini Soup

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

Ravioli-Zucchini Soup is a delicious, easy and quick (30) minute Italian-style soup recipe for a meatless meal. A possible Lenten option also. Ingredients include: Cheese ravioli, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes and well seasoned with red pepper, black pepper and basil. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (4) servings with a generous (2 cup) serving size. Ravioli-Zucchini Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

ravioli-zucchini-soup

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes.
Total Time: 30-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups frozen diced bell pepper and onion mix, thawed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, adjust to taste
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes, preferably fire-roasted
1 (15 oz) can vegetable broth
1-1/2 cups hot water
1 tsp dried basil or marjoram
1 (6-9 oz) package fresh or frozen cheese ravioli
2 cups diced zucchini, (about 2 medium-size)
Freshly ground pepper to taste
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