Chocolate Chip-Banana Pancakes

Chocolate Chip-Banana Pancakes is a delicious recipe for a flavorful and light pancake breakfast. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic and Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus per serving recipe. Makes 7 (2 pancake) servings. Chocolate Chip-Banana Pancakes will be loved by all of your fachocolate-chip-banana-pancakesmily, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4 to 8 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-stick cooking spray
1-1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Overnight Blueberry Strata

Overnight Blueberry Strata is an easy to assemble and delicious recipe for brunch or dessert for a large crowd. Similar to a bread pudding this is a Great option for a holiday such as Mother’s Day, Easter, Christmas or anytime you have overnight guests. It is NOT a diet friendly recipe but it computes to a Weight Watchers (8) PointsPlus per serving. It is low in sodium as well. Makes 12 servings. Overnight Blueberry Strata will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour-5 Minutes.
Total Time: 13 Hours-25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

12 slices firm white bread, cut into 1/2″ cubes (about 8 cups)
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries, divided
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, cut into small cubes
8 eggs
2-1/2 cups milk
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup, divided
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Easy Pear Crisp

Easy Pear Crisp is a delicious dessert topped with caramel sauce and whipped topping. It is also a generally healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Only 15 minutes to prepare and 45 minutes of cooking time. Makes 8 Servings. Easy Pear Crisp will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.easy-pear-crisp

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour-10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

Non-stick cooking spray
1/4 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cold butter, cut up
15 vanilla wafers, coarsely crushed (about 2/3 cup)
4 large bosc or anjou pears, peeled, sliced in 1/2″ thick slices.
12 caramels
1 tbsp milk
3/4 cup thawed light whipped topping

Barbecued Beef Steak

Barbecued Beef Steak is an easy and quick 25 minute recipe that uses bottled barbecue sauce, orange marmalade and cinnamon. This would be a great option for your summer and spring grilling menu. Optionally add a salad and your favorite vegetable for a complete meal. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (6) servings. Barbecued Beef Steak will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.barbecue-beef-steak

Prep Time: 5 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce
2 tbsp orange marmalade
Dash  ground cinnamon
1 (1-1/2 lb) boneless beef sirloin steak, 1-1/2 to 2″ thick

Tomatillo-Tomato Salad

Tomatillo-Tomato Salad is a delicious and quick 20 minute recipe for a large gathering. It is a combination of an Italian and Southwestern style recipe. Ingredients include: cherry tomatoes, large tomatoes, tomatillos, onion, cilantro and garlic in an Italian dressing. Seasoned with fresh basil and topped with Parmesan cheese. It is also a healthy, No-Cholesterol, low sodium, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (2) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 8 servings. Tomatillo-Tomato Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.tomatillo-tomato-salad

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 bunch fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
2 garlic cloves
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 tomatillos, husks removed, each cut into 8 wedges
1 small onion, halved, thinly sliced
2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2″-thick slices
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese