Vegistrone Soup is a delicious and easy to prepare no-meat, minestrone soup that takes less than (2) hours from start to finish. Ingredients include: Celery, green beans, carrots, spinach, bell peppers and pinto beans cooked in vegetable broth and topped with Parmesan cheese. This is also a healthy, healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (10) servings with a (2) cup serving size. Vegistrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
2 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can kidney or pinto beans, rinsed
1 bay leaf
1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
10 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
For a spicer soup; adjust and add seasonings of your choice to taste, (Optional).
Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw is an easy and delicious side recipe for a sweet and tangy slaw. It will be a welcome addition for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals also. Summary: Shredded fresh broccoli, quinoa and almonds are combined with a made from scratch, lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. (Dressing recipe is included). This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
For the Slaw:
1 lb fresh broccoli
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
For the Dressing:
1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Truvia® Nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
Healthy Roast Turkey is a great recipe for a delicious, well seasoned and herbed Christmas turkey. It includes a dry rub and gravy recipe. This is a 12 to 14 lb. turkey recipe. NOTE: You will need to refrigerate the turkey for 12 to 24 hours before cooking to let the rub work; so plan ahead of time. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low sodium, low cholesterol, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Healthy Roast Turkey will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Cooking Time: About 3 Hours.
Total recipe time: About 15-28 Hours,
(Includes marinating time of 12-24 Hours).
1 (12-14 lb) turkey
4 bay leaves
2 Tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper, (or more)
For Turkey & Gravy:
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup minced fresh sage + 2 Tbsp, divided
2 cups hot water
3-4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped shallots
1 cup apple brandy
Blue Cheese-Pear Salad is an easy and quick (10) minute total time, no-cooking recipe. A nice option for large crowds. This makes (8) servings with a (1-1/4 cup) serving size. Summmary: Fresh pear slices, red onions, toasted pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing are combined together to make this simple, delicious, easy and quick dinner salad. It could also be used as an option for Christmas holiday gatherings. It is a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Blue Cheese-Pear Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
1 (10 oz) bag torn mixed salad greens
2 fresh pears, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup Blue Cheese crumbles
1/2 cup light raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing
Jumbo Shrimp Salad is a delicious, easy and quick (22) minute recipe for a spicy seafood salad. Use it for a light lunch or dinner or as a side. Ingredients include: shrimp, baby arugula leaves, mango and red bell peppers with a spicy hot salad dressing, (dressing recipe included). This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) and vegetarian recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Jumbo Shrimp Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 12 Minutes.
Total Time: 22 Minutes.
1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 jumbo-size shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, trimmed, seeded, thinly sliced
2 cups baby arugula leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced mango
1 pinch salt, or to taste
1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste