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Posts Tagged ‘nuts’

postheadericon Healthy Banana-Nut Bread

4.86 avg. rating (93% score) - 7 votes

Healthy Banana-Nut Bread is an easy and delicious recipe for a super moist banana bread that is sure to become the ONLY banana bread recipe in your recipe box. This is a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus recipe. Healthy, easy and a quick (15) minutes of prep time. Makes 16 Servings. Healthy Banana-Nut bread will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.healthy-banana-nut-bread1

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1 egg
1/2 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
1-1/3 cups mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
1-1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

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postheadericon Fruit and Nuts Salad

5.00 avg. rating (94% score) - 7 votes

Fruit and Nuts Salad is a delicious, easy and quick 10 minute recipe for a light meal that is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic, heart-healthy and WeightWatchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Ingredients: Mandarin oranges, red raspberries, almonds and Mozzarella cheese topped with raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing. Makes (4) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Fruit and Nuts Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.fruit-nuts-salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Total Time: 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 (5 oz. pkg.) torn salad greens
1 can (11 oz.) Mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup fresh red raspberries or, (1 cup frozen whole red raspberries, thawed)
1 cup shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted*
1/4 cup light raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing

DIRECTIONS:

1. Combine all ingredients except dressing in a large bowl.

2. Add in the dressing and toss to coat.

[How to Toast Nuts]
To toast nuts in the oven, spread nuts in a single layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 350° F. for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.

YIELD:4 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving.

WeightWatchers PointsPlus+ = 5
Carb Choices: 1

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

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 200, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 330mg, Sugars: 9g, Carbohydrates: 17g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 11g, Vitamin A: 25 %DV, Vitamin C: 45 %DV, Calcium: 45 %DV, Iron: 6 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fruit-almond-salad-109212.aspx

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 Watcher’s 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.

IMPORTANT: This site 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.

postheadericon White Chocolate-Almond Cookies

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 4 votes

White Chocolate-Almond Cookies is a delicious, quick and easy recipe that takes (15) minutes to prepare and only (13) minutes to bake. This would be a good option for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New year holiday season; also for Christmas gift baskets, for tea time, dessert and treats anytime of the year. Makes 36, (2 Cookiewhite-chocolate-almond-cookies), servings. White Chocolate-Almond Cookies will be loved by all your family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 tsp pure almond extract
(8 oz) white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup slivered almond

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

2. Mix flour, baking soda and salt intogether in a medium size bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in eggs and almond extract; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate and almonds.

3. Drop by heaping tablespoons, about 1″ apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.

4. Bake for12 to 13 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

YIELD: About 6 Dozen (72 Cookies), 36 servings.
Serving Size: 2 cookies per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 4 per serving size.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 161, Fat: 9g, Sodium: 117mg, Cholesterol: 25mg, Carbohydrates: 18g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g

NOTE: Original Recipe and Image Source: (Mccormick & Co, Inc.) http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Dessert/Almond-White-Chocolate-Chunk-Cookies

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 Watcher’s 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 Pumpkin-Pecan Squares

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

Pumpkin-Pecan Squares is an easy and delicious recipe for your Thanksgiving, Christmas and/or Easter dinner. A fabulous option instead of the traditional pumpkin pie. It may look difficult but it is very easy and takes only (20) minutes to prepare. It is baked in a 13X9 inch baking pan, if you have a glass baking dish I would recommend using that instead of a metal pan, as the presentation will attract a crowd. Just the right amount of spices bring out the fabulous pumpkin pie flavor and a brown sugar pecan topping. Whipped cream to finish it off. Makes 12 Servings. Pumpkin-Pecan Squares will be loved and asked for often by everyone in your family, friends and guests.pumpkin-pecan-squares


INGREDIENTS:

Crust Ingredients:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 stick butter, softened

Filling Ingredients:

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves

Topping Ingredients:

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Garnish:

Whipped Cream if desired.

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Combine all crust ingredients in a small bowl. Beat at low speed until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, combine all filling ingredients in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth; pour over crust. Continue baking 20 minutes.

3. For the topping; stir together the 1/2 cup brown sugar and pecans in a small bowl; sprinkle over filling. Continue baking for 15 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Store refrigerated.Top each square individually, when served, with Whipped Cream if desired.

YIELD: 12 Servings.
WeightWatchers PointsPlus+ = 10 per 1/12 recipe serving size:

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 360, Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 220mg, Carbohydrates: 49g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 6g

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 Watcher’s 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 Cherry Scones

5.00 avg. rating (93% score) - 4 votes

Cherry Scones is a delicious, and moist recipe for a true English scone made with either dried cherries or dried cranberries and almonds. A great addition to your breakfast and or brunch meal rotation. Great for overnight guests or large gatherings. Not at all dry like many scones. It is also a low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) per serving recipe. Makes 16 servings. Cherry Scones will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.cherry-scones
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Topping

1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 tbsp granulated sugar

Scones

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick butter, softened
3/4 cup sour cream
1 egg
1/2 tsp almond extract
2/3 cup dried cherries or dried sweetened cranberries

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