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postheadericon Moroccan Lentil Soup

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

Moroccan Lentil Soup is a delicious and easy to prepare recipe for a spicy vegetable soup. This recipe requires a (5 to 6 quart) slow cooker. It would be great if you could prepare this a day ahead and refrigerate until the next day. This will allow all the seasonings to meld together. It gets better with time as the complex seasonings have time to develop. The main Ingredients: onions, carrots, cauliflower, garlic, lentils, tomatoes and spinach. It is also highly seasoned. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (12) servings with a (1-1/4 cup) serving size. Moroccan Lentil Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.moroccan-lentil-soup

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-1/2 to 10-1/2 Hours
Equipment needed: (5-6 quart slow cooker)

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped carrots
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
6 cups vegetable broth
2 cups water
3 cups chopped cauliflower
1-3/4 cups dried lentils
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp lemon juice
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postheadericon Moroccan Chicken-Lentil Stew

4.75 avg. rating (91% score) - 4 votes

Moroccan Chicken-Lentil Stew is a delicious and hearty slow cooker recipe for a Moroccan spiced chicken stew. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Chicken, combined with squash, onions, apricots and lentils are seasoned with cinnamon, coriander and cumin to bring out all the flavor of this stew. Makes: (8) servings with a (1-1/3 cup) serving size. Moroccan Chicken-Lentil Stew will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.moroccan-chicken-lentil-stew

INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
and cut in 2 to 3″ chunks

2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1-1/4 cups dry brown lentils, rinsed, drained
1 medium size onion, cut in thin wedges
2 (14 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
1 large yellow summer squash, quartered lengthwise and
cut into 1-inch-thick pieces

1/2 cup snipped dried apricots or golden raisins
Sliced green onions (optional)

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postheadericon Moroccan Beef Casserole

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

Moroccan Beef Casserole is a hearty, healthy, delicious recipe flavored with exotic spices of the Mediterranean of North Africa.  It’s a low calories, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low sodium, diabetic friendly and a WeightWatchers (8) PointsPlus+ recipe. Makes (8) Servings. Moroccan Beef Casserole will become one of your favorite recipes and family and guests will love it.

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INGREDIENTS:

Nonstick Cooking Spray
1 lb 95% lean ground beef
2 cups 1/2 inch pieces, peeled, seeds removed, acorn or butternut squash
3/4 cup coarsely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1/2 cup couscous
1 recipe Morrocan Spice Blend (listed below)*
1 cup low-sodium beeth broth
1/2 of an (8 oz) bar Neufchatel cream cheese, cut up
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
Splenda Granular sugar substitute equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar.
1-1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup skim milk
2 tbsp olive oil
Snipped fresh mint (optional)
Sliced almonds, toasted (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. In a large nonstick skillet or a skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, cook ground beef, squash, bell pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is brown and onion is tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat. Stir corn, couscous and Moroccan Spice Blend into meat mixture in skillet. Heat through. Add in the broth and cream cheese, stirring until well mixed. Transfer mixture to 2 quart rectangular baking dish.

3. Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into topper comes out clean. If desired, garnish with mint and sliced almonds.

MOROCCAN SPICE BLEND*

INGREDIENTS:

1 tSP ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl, stir together ground cumin, ground coriander, ground ginger, salt, and ground cinnamon.

Yield: 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1 Cup

WW PointsPlus+ = 8

Carb Choices: 2

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

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 293, Total Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 72mg, Sodium 362mg, Sugars 4g, Carbohydrates 30g, Fiber 2g, Protein 19g

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postheadericon Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken

4.25 avg. rating (86% score) - 8 votes

Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken is a delicious and healthy recipe that is low in calories, fat, carbohydrates, sodium and cholesterol.  It is also a Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus recipe. You’ll be adding this to your grilling menu after you’ve tried this one. Makes 6 servings. Grilled Moroccan Spiced Chicken will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.grilled-moroccan-chicken

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 14 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1-1/2 lbs total)
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp dried minced onions
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp salt

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