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postheadericon Chickpea-Spinach Soup

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

Chickpea-Spinach Soup is a delicious and hearty Spanish-style soup made with dry-cured, salami-style, Spanish chorizo sausage not the soft Mexican chorizo. Most of the fat is drained off in the Spanish-style. Ingredients include: Chorizo, chickpeas, spinach, leeks and tomatoes. It is well seasoned, cooked and simmered on the stove-top. Total time, start to finish is about (1) hour. It is also a low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (4) servings with a (1-3/4 cup) serving size. Chickpea-Spinach Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

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Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

(1/4 lb) Spanish chorizo, cut into 1/4″ pieces,
(See note below ingredients)

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 large leeks, (white and light green parts only),
halved lengthwise, rinsed well and thinly sliced

4 medium-size garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 cup canned crushed tomatoes or tomato puree
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
1/2 tsp regular paprika
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

NOTE:
Be sure to use “dry-cured, salami-style Spanish chorizo”, not the soft, Mexican chorizo.
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postheadericon Crockpot Vegetable Chili

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

Crockpot Vegetable Chili is a delicious, easy and hearty slow cooker recipe. It is a meatless chili that is packed with vegetables. Ingredients include: (3) different varieties of beans, zucchini, tomatoes, corn, onion, cheese and bell peppers. It is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) and vegetarian recipe. Makes (14) servings. Crockpot Vegetable Chili will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.crockpot-vegetable-chili

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

INGREDIENTS:

(4 cups) fat-free, low-sodium vegetable broth
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 green pepper, seeds removed, chopped
1 cup frozen corn
1 (1-1/4 oz) envelope taco seasoning mix
1 (6 oz) box Velveeta┬«, cut into 1/2″ cubes
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postheadericon Spicy Chicken-Rice Soup

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

Spicy Chicken-Rice Soup is a hot and spicy Spanish style recipe for a hearty soup. Main Ingredients: Chicken thighs, onions, garlic, tomatoes, olives and yellow rice, seasoned with basil and red pepper. It is also a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints) and diabetic-friendly recipe. Makes (6) servings with a (2-1/4) cup serving size. Spicy Chicken-Rice Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.spicy-chicken-rice-soup

Prep Time 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 50 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
(1 lb) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into cubes
2 large onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 sp crushed red pepper
8 cups chicken broth
1 (14-1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup pitted green olives, sliced
1 (5 oz pkg.) saffron yellow rice mix with seasoning
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil leaves, for garnish
2 tbsp additional shredded basil leaves, for garnish (optional)
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postheadericon Halibut Skillet Meal

4.40 avg. rating (88% score) - 5 votes

Halibut Skillet Meal is a quick and easy 25 minute recipe for a delicious fish dinner for anytime of the year. Main ingredients include: Fresh halibut filets coated in minced garlic and olive oil combined with great northern beans and frozen spinach for a full meal. It is also a generally nutritious, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, WeightWatchers (9) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (4) servingshalibut-skillet-meal. Halibut Skillet Meal will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
(1-1/2 lbs) fresh halibut fillets (4 fillets), about 10 oz each
1-3/4 cups chicken broth
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cups frozen cut leaf spinach
1 (15 oz) can great northern beans, rinsed, drained
Crushed red pepper to taste.
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postheadericon Venezuelan Shrimp Meal

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

Venezuelan Shrimp Meal is an easy and quick 25 minute skillet casserole recipe for a type of stir-fried shrimp which is popular in South America, Mexico and Peru. Features include: Shrimp, bell peppers, ginger, cumin, annatto, Dijon mustard and white rice. Makes 4 servings and is also a low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic friendly and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Venezuelan Shrimp Meal will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Onion, sliced into thin rings
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh gingerroot
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp ground annatto (turmeric may be used instead)
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 lb large shrimp, cleaned, butterflied*
2 cups hot cooked white rice

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook onion, red bell pepper and gingerroot in salad dressing in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

2. Stir in mustard, annatto or turmeric and cumin until blended.

3. Add in the shrimp; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and are cooked through. Serve over the rice.

How to Butterfly Shrimp*

{Peel and devein shrimp by cutting about 3/4 of the way into flesh, without cutting all the way through along its outer curve just deep enough to see vein. Peel back shell under running water, loosening vein with fingers. Lay peeled shrimp on flat surface and flatten it open}.

YIELD: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 7; (8 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 310, Total Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 130mg, Sodium: 770mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 20g, Vitamin A: 20 %DV, Vitamin C: 50 %DV, Calcium: 8 %DV, Iron: 20 %DV

Original recipe and image Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/criollo-shrimp-74685.aspx

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