Monthly Archives: November 2015

Green Beans and Cashews

Green Beans and Cashews is an easy, quick recipe for a delicious side-dish. This would be a good option to add in to your Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holiday meals or any day of the week. Fresh green beans, garlic, onions and bell peppers are combined with a Vinaigrette salad dressing which is sauteed in a skillet and served topped with cashews. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 pointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Green Beans and Cashews will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 12-15 Minutes.
Total Time: 35-40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup balsamic Vinaigrette salad dressing, divided
1/4 cup cashews, chopped

Pepper-Cheese Melts

Pepper-Cheese Melts is an easy, delicious and quick (5-1/2 Minute) microwave recipe for an appetizer or snack. Bell peppers, Mozzarella cheese and wheat crackers are assembled and heated in the microwave. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (3 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (5) servings. Serving Size: (3) per serving. Pepper-Cheese Melts will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 5 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20-30 seconds.
Total Time: 5-1/2 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup shredded 2% Mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped green bell pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped yellow bell pepper
15 rosemary and olive oil woven wheat
crackers (such as Triscuits)

Cheesy Cauliflower

Cheesy Cauliflower is a delicious and easy to prepare recipe for a Thanksgiving vegetable side. Main Ingredients: Cauliflower, onions,  sour cream and Cheddar cheese. All assembled and baked in the oven. It takes just over 1 hour to make, from start to finish. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4) PointsPlus, (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Cheesy Cauliflower will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.cheesy-cauliflower

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups cauliflower florets
1 red onion, cut in 1/4″ thick slices
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp, (or more to taste), ground black pepper
1/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups finely shredded Cheddar cheese

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake is a delicious, easy and quick to prepare recipe for your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday dessert. It is so easy to make and so delicious, you’ll want to make this more often than just on holidays. Ingredients include: canned pumpkin, cream cheese and whipped topping. Spiced well with vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) and heart-healthy recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake will be loved by all of  your family, friends and guests.layered-pumpkin-cheescake

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes.
Total Time: 4 Hours-20 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
2 (8 oz) tubs fat-free cream cheese* (see note below)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp (or more) ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp (or more) nutmeg
1/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
sugar-free whipped topping, (1/2 cup thawed)

NOTE: Instead of the cream cheese tubs; (2) 8 ounce bars of Neufchatel cheese may be substituted if desired.

Chicken Provencal

Chicken Provencal is a delicious, easy and quick 30 minute Italian meal recipe. All prepared in 1 pan and only 10 minutes to cook on the stove-top. Key Ingredients: Chicken breasts, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, garlic and topped with cheese. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (4) servings. Chicken Provencal will be loved by all of your family, friends and guestchicken-provencals.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.
Total Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 (4 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts (1 lb), pounded to 1/4″ thickness

1 (14 oz) can small artichoke hearts, drained, halved
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup quartered, pitted Kalamata olives
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
1/4 cup water
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 cup Feta cheese crumbles