Italian Bean-Sausage Soup

Italian Bean-Sausage Soup is a delicious, and quick recipe for an Italian sausage soup that is all done in less than an hour. Key ingredients: Italian turkey sausage, Cannellini beans, tomatoes, celery root and seasonings. A good option for a lunch or a light supper. Add a side-salad if desired to make it a meal. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Italian Bean-Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup chopped fennel bulb
1 cup chopped peeled celery root or turnip
1 (14-1/2 oz) can no-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
3 cups water
4 bay leaves
1 Tbsp low-sodium beef base
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 (15 oz) cans Cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
Shaved Parmesan cheese, optional

Sausage-Lentil Soup

Sausage-Lentil Soup is an easy, delicious and hearty recipe for your Fall and Winter menu options. NOTE: It makes a large amount so Freeze Ahead storage directions are also included. Ingredients include: Turkey sausage, dried lentils, tomatoes, onions, carrots, potatoes and celery. It is well seasoned and all done on top of the stove and takes about 1 hour total time, start to finish. This is also a healthy, low fat, calories, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (10) servings with a (1-1/3 cup) serving size. Sausage-Lentil Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.sausage-lentil-soup

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups water
1 (1 lb) bag dried lentils, rinsed
1 (19-1/2 oz) pkg. Italian turkey sausage links,
casings removed and crumbled

2 medium-size onions, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 medium-size carrots, sliced (1/4″ thick)
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 (14-1/2 oz) cans reduced-sodium beef broth
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 medium-size red potato, diced
1-1/2 tsp dried thyme
1-1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
Salad croutons, optional

Healthy English Trifle

Healthy English Trifle is a fabulous dessert for any holiday, large dinner crowd or family gathering. This is a traditional English trifle made healthy. Ingredients include: angel food cake, strawberries, pineapple and bananas covered with whipped topping and almonds. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Healthy English Trifle will be loved by all of your family friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

1 small box sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 cup mashed strawberries
1 tsp sugar
1 (8 oz) can unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 cup sliced firm bananas
1 (8-10 oz) ready-made angel food cake, cut in 1″ cubes
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 cups cold skim milk
1 (1 oz) box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 oz) tub frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew is a delicious recipe for a hearty, beef vegetable stew. Vegetables: Onion, green peas, potatoes, celery and carrots. It is well seasoned and tossed in the slow cooker for 6-1/2 to 8 hours. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Slow Cooker Beef Stew will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 to 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 6-1/2 to 8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 lbs beef stew meat
3 medium-size potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups water
1-1/2 cups fresh baby carrots
1 (10-3/4 oz) can condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp browning sauce, optional
2 tsp beef bouillon granules
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup cold water
2 cups frozen peas, thawed

Macaroni Coleslaw

Macaroni Coleslaw is an easy and delicious recipe for a large gathering. It takes only 25 minutes to assemble and a refrigeration time of at least 1 hour before serving. Ingredients include: Macaroni, packaged slaw mix, onions, bell pepper, celery, cucumbers and water chestnuts. All ingredients are combined together with a made from scratch dressing, included. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 16 servings. Macaroni Coleslaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (7 oz) pkg. ring macaroni or ditalini
1 (14 oz) bag coleslaw mix
2 medium-size onions, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 medium-size cucumber, finely chopped
1 medium-size green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 (8 oz) can whole water chestnuts, drained, chopped

DRESSING:

1-1/2 cups Miracle Whip Light
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper