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Posts Tagged ‘cajun’

postheadericon Cajun Chicken Soup

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

Cajun Chicken Soup is a delicious and spicy recipe similar to gumbo but without the roux. It takes about (1) hour total time for this hearty soup. Ingredients include: boneless chicken, sausage, okra, bell peppers, celery, onions and rice. It is well-seasoned and all cooked on the stove. This is also a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (4) servings with a (2) cup serving size. Cajun Chicken Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30-35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tsp canola oil
(12 oz) skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut, bite-size
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 Tbsp unsalted tomato paste
2-1/2 tsp salt-free Cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 (8oz ) bag, frozen chopped onion, celery, bell pepper
(usually found next to frozen chopped onions)

1 (3 oz) andouille sausage link, diced
1 bay leaf
1 (28-ounce) box unsalted chicken stock
1 cup frozen cut okra, thawed
1 cup water
2/3 cup precooked brown basmati rice (such as Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice)
3 Tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
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postheadericon Tilapia Po’ Boy Sandwich

5.00 avg. rating (95% score) - 8 votes

Tilapia Po’ Boy Sandwich is a quick and easy recipe for a spicy Cajun style meal. Only 30 minutes to make from start to finish. Ingredients include: Fish filets, lettuce, tomatoes, and mayonnaise on Italian bread; seasoned with Cajun seasoning. It is also a healthy, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 pointsPlus) and diabetic-friendly recipe. Makes (5) sandwiches. Tilapia Po’ Boy Sandwich will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.tilapia-po-boy-sandwiches

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

INGREDIENTS:

5 tilapia fillets (1-1/4 lbs total)
3 Tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise with olive oil
1 (20″) baguette, partially split, cut crosswise
into 5 equal sized pieces

2 Roma tomatoes, each cut into 5 equal size slices
2-1/2 cups shredded Romaine lettuce

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postheadericon Crockpot Cajun Roast Beef-Veggies

3.75 avg. rating (80% score) - 8 votes

Crockpot Cajun Roast Beef-Veggies is an easy, delicious recipe with bell peppers and tomatoes and is well-seasoned. It is also a very healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe.  Makes: (8) Servings. Any leftovers would be great tossed atop a crisp salad. Crockpot Cajun Roast Beef-Veggies will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (2 to 2-1/2 lb) boneless beef chuck roast
1 tbsp salt-free Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 (14-1/2 oz) can low-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
1 each, medium-size green, yellow and red bell peppers, seeded,
white pith removed, cut in strips

Cracked black pepper (optional)

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postheadericon Open-Face Shrimp Sandwiches

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

Open-Face Shrimp Sandwiches is is an easy, delicious and healthy recipe similar to and includes all the ingredients of the traditional Louisiana favorite “Po’ Boys” sandwich. It is also a healthy recipe that is low in calories, low in fat, low in carbohydrates and low in sugars. It is both a diabetic and WeightWatchers PointsPlus+ friendly at (7) PointsPlus+ per sandwich. Makes 4 Sandwiches. Open-Face Shrimp Sandwiches will be loved by your family and friends alike.open-face-shrimp-sandwiches

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/4 lbs fresh or frozen large shrimp in shells
1/3 cup light cream cheese (in a tub), softened
1 tbsp skim milk
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup jarred, roasted red peppers, drained & chopped
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
2 tsp canola oil
4 (1/2 inch thick) slices French bread, toasted
3 cups torn or shredded romaine lettuce
Snipped fresh parsley (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and milk, stirring until smooth. Stir in celery, roasted red peppers and green onions. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine shrimp and Cajun seasoning; toss to coat. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shrimp; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until opaque, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

3. Divide bread slices among four serving plates. Top with cream cheese mixture, lettuce and shrimp. If desired, sprinkle with snipped parsley.

Yield: 4 Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1

WW PointsPlus+ = 7

Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 3-1/2 Meat (L) + 1/2 Fat + 1 Starch

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 280, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 182mg. Carbohydrates 22g, Sodium 486mg, Sugars 3g, Fiber 2g, Protein 29g

IMPORTANT: www.ww-recipes.org 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.

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 Watchers 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.

postheadericon Slow Cooker Cajun Shrimp and Pork Pasta

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

Slow Cooker Cajun Shrimp and Pork Pasta is a hearty, spicy, delicious and healthy recipe. It’s a Weight Watchers 8 PointsPlus+ recipe and a Diabetic recipe. Makes 8 servings at 1-1/2 cups per serving.

Ingredients:slow-cooker-cajun-shrimp-pork-pasta

1 (1-1/2 to 2 lb) pork sirloin roast
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 large onion, cut into thin wedges
1 (15 oz) can red beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14-1/2 oz) can no-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
3-1/4 cups uncooked multigrain rotini pasta
1-1/2 tbsp salt-free Cajun seasoning
(3/4 cup) chopped green bell pepper
8 oz frozen, cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed
Snipped fresh cilantro

Directions:

1. Trim fat from roast. Cut roast into three portions. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Brown roast portions in hot skillet, turning to brown all sides evenly. In a 3 1/2 or 4 quart slow cooker combine celery, onion, beans and tomatoes. Top with the pork.

2. Cover and cook on Low 6 to 7 hours or HIGH 3 to 3-1/2 hours.

3. Meanwhile, cook rotini according to package directions except cook 1 minute less than directions state; drain. Remove meat from cooker; set aside. If using LOW setting, turn to HIGH. Add Cajun seasoning, pasta, and bell pepper to cooker. Cover and cook another 15 minutes. Cut meat into 1/2 to 3/4 inch cubes; stir into pasta mixture along with thawed shrimp. Sprinkle each serving with cilantro.

Yield: 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving.

WW PointsPlus = 8

Carb Choices: 2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 2 Starch + 4 Meat (L)

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 306, Total Fat 5g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 109mg, Carbohydrates 35g, Fiber 6g, Sugars 4g, Protein 32g, Vitamin A 486(IU), Vitamin C 19mg, Calcium 61mg, Iron 4mg, Potassium 549mg

IMPORTANT: www.ww-recipes.org 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.

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 Watchers 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.