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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 Wilted Spinach Salad

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

Wilted Spinach Salad is an easy, quick and delicious recipe that could be used as a side salad or light meal. Baby spinach tossed with a made from scratch vinaigrette. It is a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, WeightWatchers (2) PointsPlus and diabetic friendly recipe. Makes 4 servings. Wilted Spinach Salad will be loved by you and your family and guests.

INGREDIENTS:wilted-spinach-salad

1 (7 oz) bag baby spinach greens
1/2 cup fat free salad croutons

Dressing:
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup Dijon mustard

3 tbsp granulated no-calorie sweetener
5 slices turkey bacon
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place spinach greens in a large mixing bowl. Remove any undesirable leaves or large stems. Add croutons. Set aside.

2. Make dressing.
Blend together vinegar, water, mustard and sweetener in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.

3. Finely slice bacon into small strips. Place in a medium size saucepan and fry over medium-high heat until crispy (approx. 3-4 minutes).

4. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium-high heat 1-2 minutes.

5. Add vinegar mixture and simmer 1-2 minutes. Pour over spinach and croutons. Toss well. Serve immediately.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1 cup per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 2
Carb Choices: 1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 80, Total Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 620mg, Sugars 2g, Carbohydrates 9g, Fiber 2g, Protein 5g

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: WeightWatchers is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International Inc. Points and PointsPlus are trademarks of WeightWatchers International Inc. Authentic information about the program is only available at your local WeightWatchers meeting. This site is not affiliated with WeightWatchers International in any way and WeightWatchers 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 Apple-Spinach Salad

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

Apple-Spinach Salad is a healthy recipe that is low in calories, low in fat, has NO Cholesterol, low in carbohydrates and is low in sodium. This is an easy recipe which includes a made from scratch Thyme-Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette. It is a vegetarian, diabetic, and a WeightWatchers (3) PointsPlus+ recipe also. Makes 4 Servings. Apple-Spinach Salad will be loved by your family and guests alike.

INGREDIENTS:

apple-spinach-salad4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1 medium size green apple (such as Granny Smith), cored and sliced
1/4 cupĀ  thin wedges red onion
2 tbsp snipped dried tart red cherries
1/4 cup Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette (recipe below)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese or blue cheese, (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a large bowl, toss together spinach, apple, onion and dried cherries. Drizzle with Thyme-Dijon Vinaigrette. Toss gently to coat.

2. If using, top individual servings with the feta or blue cheese,(optional)

Thyme Dijon Vinaigrette

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white or regular balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS:
In a screw-top jar, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, Dijon-style mustard and salt. Cover; shake well to mix. Chill for up to 1 week. Shake before serving. Makes 2/3 cup.

Yield: 4 Servings
Serving Size: 1 cup per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 3

Carb Choices: 1

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 1 Fat + 1/2 Fruit

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 93, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Carbohydrates 11g, Sodium 96mg, Fiber 2g, Protein 1g

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.