Triple-Berry Trifle

Triple-Berry Trifle is an easy and quick (15) minute recipe for an English dessert for your Christmas Day dinner crowd. Ingredients Include: A store bought, already baked, angel food cake, fresh, blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, vanilla pudding mix and whipped topping. It is all placed in a large bowl in 3 layers and makes for a fabulous show-piece when served. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (14) servings. Triple-Berry trifle will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2cups cold skim milk
1 (1 oz) box sugar-free, fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 oz) container fat-free vanilla yogurt
(6 oz) low-fat cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (12 oz)tub frozen light whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 prepared  (18″) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 pint each blackberries, red raspberries and blueberries

Chopped Christmas Salad

Chopped Christmas Salad is a delicious recipe for any holiday but especially for Christmas. An unusual feature is that: You can eat this salad with a spoon! It is full of great flavors, colors and textures. Ingredients Include: celery, carrots, red bell pepper, apple, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, cheese and nuts combined with a vinegar, oil and honey vinaigrette. There “IS” a lot of work to do with the tedious task of chopping but it will be well worth the effort in the end. Your family and guests will rave over this dish. It will stay crisp also and not wilt, even the next day, fresh and crisp! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low saturated fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Chopped Christmas Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.chopped-christmas-salad
Cooking Time: 4-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 medium-size celery ribs, diced (1/4″)
2 medium-size carrots, diced (1/4″)
1 large red bell pepper, diced (1/4″)
1 medium-size apple, peeled, cored, diced (1/4″)
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (1/4″)
1 cup sliced Treviso or radicchio
1 cup sliced arugula, tough stems removed
1 cup thinly sliced napa, Savoy or other soft cabbage
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (see “Tip” at end of recipe)

Turkey-Wild Rice Soup

Turkey-Wild Rice Soup is a recipe for a hearty cream of turkey or chicken soup. It’s a good way to use up some of your leftover holiday turkey as it calls for cooked turkey or chicken and takes about (2) hours total time to prepare and cook. Ingredients Include: chopped turkey or chicken, mushrooms, celery, carrots, wild rice, chicken broth and sour cream. It is also well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low sugars, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (9 pointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (4) servings with a (1-3/4) cup serving size. Turkey-Wild Rice Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 1-1/2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup quick-cooking or instant wild rice
3 cups shredded cooked chicken, or turkey
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Wild-Mushroom Risotto

Wild-Mushroom Risotto is a delicious, cheesy and hearty recipe for a meatless meal. It takes about (2) Hours total time for this recipe. [Note: If you can’t locate all the mushroom varieties listed in the ingredient list; any available variety may be substituted that is available in your area]. Ingredients Include: Barley, oyster, cremini, porcini and shiitake mushrooms; leeks, garlic and Parmesan cheese. It is well-seasoned with salt, pepper and thyme. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Serving Size: (1-1/2) cups per serving. Wild-Mushroom Risotto will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1-1/2 Hours.
Total Time: About 2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
(8 oz) oyster mushrooms, sliced
(8 oz) cremini mushrooms, sliced
(5 oz) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced
1 cup uncooked pearl barley
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
8 cups water
(1/2 oz) dried porcini mushrooms, coarsely chopped
(3 oz) vegetarian Parmesan cheese, grated (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Turkey-Vegetable Stew

Turkey-Vegetable Stew is a delicious recipe for a hearty meal. The total time for this recipe is just over (1-1/2 hours). It is best suited for large gatherings or may be frozen and used later. Freezing and Thawing directions are included at end of recipe. Ingredients Include: Boneless, skinless turkey breast, carrots, potatoes, onions, mushrooms, garlic, biscuits and chicken stock. It is also well-seasoned and spiced. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings with a serving size of (1-1/4 cups) stew + (2) biscuits. Turkey-Vegetable stew will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.turkey-vegetable-stew.jpg

Prep Time: 40 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 58 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour-40 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup white whole-wheat flour, divided
6 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cubed
9 Tbsp nonfat buttermilk
2 Tbsp + 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
1-1/4 tsp salt, divided
Cooking spray
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
(2 lbs) skinless, boneless turkey breast,
cut in (1″) pieces

3 cups chopped onions
2 cups diced carrots
3 Tbsp chopped fresh sage
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 (8 oz) packages sliced cremini mushrooms
6 cups unsalted chicken stock
3 cups peeled, diced Yukon gold potatoes
4 thyme sprigs (optional)