Pickled Beet Salad

Pickled Beet Salad is a quick and delicious dinner salad recipe. Main Ingredients include: Fresh beets, watercress, fennel, pistachios and Feta cheese. It takes only 30 minutes to make this awesome salad. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic, glutten-free, heart-healthy, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (6) generously sized servings. Pickled Beet Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.pickled-beet-salad

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1 lb) medium size beets, peeled, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
4 tbsp champagne vinegar or white-wine vinegar, divided
1 tbsp pure maple syrup + 2 tsp, divided
Pinch of salt + 1/4 tsp, divided
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
10 cups watercress, trimmed
1 medium size fennel bulb, trimmed, cored, thinly sliced; fronds reserved
1/4 cup coarsely chopped salted pistachios
1/4 cup crumbled feta or goat cheese

Italian Green Bean Salad

Italian Green Bean Salad is a delicious recipe for a side salad. A great option for a side dish to pair with your grilled entrees also. Fresh green beans, tomatoes and shredded cheese combined with fresh basil and Italian salad dressing make up this tasty dish. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic friendly and Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (6) servings. Italian Green Bean Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.italian-green-bean-salad

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10-15 Minutes;
Total Time: 1 Hour 30 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups fresh green beans, cooked, drained
6 Roma tomatoes (about 1 lb total), chopped
1 (7 oz) bag shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup prepared, Italian salad dressing mix

NOTE
How To Cook Fresh Green Beans on the Stovetop:
(Cook green beans, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water until crisp-tender: 10 to 15 minutes for whole or cut green beans).

DIRECTIONS:

1. Toss beans, tomatoes, cheese and basil with the prepared dressing together in a large bowl.
2. Refrigerate for at least one hour.

YIELD: 6 servings.
Serving Size: 1 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 4
Carb Choices: 1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 160, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 380mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 10g, Vitamin A: 30 %DV, Vitamin C: 20 %DV, Calcium: 50 %DV, Iron: 4 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/green-bean-mozzarella-cheese-salad-52891.aspx

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Chicken with Harissa

Chicken with Harissa is a delicious, easy, quick and spicy grilled chicken meal recipe. A North African Style grilling recipe. It is well spiced and also includes grilled vegetables with a red pepper harissa. It is a quick 35 minute recipe. Makes 4 servings. It is also a low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic friendly  and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Chicken with Harissa will be loved by all of your family, friends anchicken-with-harissad guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (4 oz) jar roasted red peppers, rinsed, drained
1 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil, divided
1 tbsp + 1 tsp red wine vinegar, divided
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1-1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1 medium size yellow summer squash, halved crosswise, cut lengthwise
into 1/4-inch thick slices

1 medium size zucchini, halved crosswise, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices
4 small boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (about 1lb total)

Mexican-Style Breakfast

Mexican-Style Breakfast is an easy, quick and delicious meatless skillet casserole recipe. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, diabetic and Weight Watchers (5) PointsPlus recipe. Main ingredients include: Egg substitute, diced tomatoes and green chiles, beans, and shredded cheese. Makes 4 servings. This would be a great weekend breakfast or brunch option. Mexican-Style Breakfast will be loved by all of your family, friends amexican-style-breakfastnd guests.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
4 (6 inch) corn tortillias, cut into bite-size pieces
1 (15 oz) can whole pinto beans, drained, rinsed
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes & green chiles,
undrained (Such as Ro*Tel or other brand)

1 cup liquid egg substitute
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Colby-Jack cheese

Crockpot Fruit Crisp

Crockpot Fruit Crisp is an easy and delicious recipe. Perfect for large holiday or family gatherings. Peaches and red raspberries with instant pudding mix and almonds make up the main ingredients with a crumb topping. Great for the hot months of the year when you don’t want to heat up the house. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 12 servings. Crockpot Fruit Crisp will be loved by all of your famcrockpot-fruit-crispily, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 2-6 Hours

INGREDIENTS:

1 (3.4 oz) box vanilla flavor instant pudding mix
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 tsp ground cinnamon, (or more to taste)
3 lbs. fresh peaches or nectarines, sliced (about 8)
6 tbsp butter, melted, divided
2 cups fresh red raspberries
12 vanilla wafers, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Whipped topping, optional