Monthly Archives: January 2015

Italian Vegetable-Cheese Appetizer

Italian Vegetable-Cheese Appetizer is an easy, quick and healthy, recipe for any holiday, or event. perfect for game day crowds. it is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, diabetic, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus and (5) SmartPoints recipe. Ingredients include: Bell peppers, onions, tomato, eggplant and zucchini, topped with Mozzarella cheese. Makes 40 Servings. Italian Vegetable-Cheese Appetizer will be loved by aitalian-vegetable-cheese-appetizerll of your family, friends and guests.

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

INGREDIENTS:

1 small eggplant, chopped
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped red bell peppers
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup sun dried tomato vinaigrette salad dressing
1 zucchini, chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/4 cup rated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded low-moisture part-skim Mozzarella cheese
Serve with Multi-grain toasted chips or with your favorite variety of woven wheat crackers.

Black Bean-Salsa Dip

Black Bean-Salsa Dip is an easy and quick recipe with no cooking. It takes only (35) minutes to make this delicious recipe. Black beans, tomatoes, corn and onions are well seasoned and served with tortilla chips. This is also a low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (32) servings. Great for holidays and game day crowds. Black Bean-Salsa Dip will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutesblack-bean-salsa-dip
Cooking Time: No Cooking.
Total Time: 35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (16 oz) black beans, rinsed, drained
1 (10 oz) box frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1 medium size tomato, chopped
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1 envelope garlic & herb salad dressing mix
2 tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley
1/2 tsp minced fresh jalapeño pepper (optional)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Serve with tortilla chips.

Diabetic Shepherd’s Pie

Diabetic Shepherd’s Pie is an easy recipe for a healthier version of the old time classic Shepherd’s Pie, made with healthier-for-you ingredients. It is a low fat, low calories, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic and a Weight Watchers (9 SmartPoints)  recipe. Makes 6 servings with a 1-1/2 cup serving size. Diabetic Shepherd’s pie will be loved by all of your family, friediabetic-shepherds-piends and guests.

Prep Time: 40 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 44 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1-1/4 lb) red potatoes (about 4), cut into chunks
3 large garlic cloves
1 lb extra-lean ground beef
2 tbsp flour
4 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), thawed
3/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium beef broth
2 tbsp ketchup
3/4 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup shredded 2% sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

Crockpot Tuscan Beef Stew

Crockpot Tuscan Beef Stew is an easy and quick to prepare recipe for a spicy Italian-style meal. It takes only 10 minutes of prep time and  is a hearty, spicy and delicious beef vegetable stew. Just throw everything together into the slow cooker, set the cooker and let it cook. The stew is served over toasted Italian bread. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers (7) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 8 servings. Crockpot Tuscan Beef Stew will be loved bcrockpot-italian-beef-stew2y all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4 to 8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp mixed pickling spice
2 lbs beef stew meat, trimmed and cut in
1 to 1-1/2-inch cubes

1 medium onion, cut into medium wedges
4 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 tsp rosemary leaves, crushed
1 tsp garlic powder
2 beef bouillon cubes
2 (14-1/2 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup dry red wine
1 tbsp flour
8 slices Italian bread, toasted

Bell Pepper-Cheese Omelet

Bell Pepper-Cheese Omelet is a quick, easy, delicious and spicy Tex-Mex-style recipe for breakfast or brunch. Ingredients include: eggs, green and yellow bell peppers, onions, salsa and Cheddar cheese. This is also a low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) and diabetic-friendly recipe which takes only (25) minutes total time; start to finish. Makes: (4) servings. Bell Pepper-Cheese Omelet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guestbell-pepper-cheese-omelets.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
4 whole  eggs
4 egg whites
1/4 cup water
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup 2% mild shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup thick & chunky salsa