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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 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.

chickpea-spinach-soup


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 Honey-Orange Chicken

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

Honey-Orange Chicken is a delicious Japanese-style option for barbecued chicken drumsticks. Honey, garlic, ginger, crushed red pepper, soy sauce and sesame seeds are combined together for a spicy, syrupy coating for this delicious Oriental-style chicken cooked in the slow cooker. This also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (7 SmartsPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Honey-Orange Chicken will be lovedhoney-orange-chicken by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1/3 cup honey
2 tsp orange zest
2 tbsp orange juice
3 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari sauce (See Note**).

3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
12 medium size chicken drumsticks (3 to 3-1/2 lbs), skin removed (See Tip*)
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds

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