Monthly Archives: December 2015

Bean-Tomato Salsa

Bean-Tomato Salsa is an easy and delicious Tex-Mex recipe which could also be used as a condiment, appetizer or snack. Perfect for game crowds and holidays. Ingredients include: Black beans, corn, tomatoes, bell peppers and onion. It is well seasoned and served with baked tortilla chips. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars,  low carbohydrates, vegetarian, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Bean-Tomato Salsa will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 2 Hours-15 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 medium-size tomatoes, seeded, chopped
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained, rinsed
3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped roasted red bell peppers
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground coriander
Baked tortilla chips

Apple Pork Chops

Apple Pork Chops is a delicious, quick and easy (35 minute) recipe. If you’re tired of just regular skillet cooked chops, then this is for you. Ingredients: Pork loin chops, onion, apples, chicken broth, black pepper and cinnamon. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes 4 servings. Apple Pork Chops will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.apple-pork-chops

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
4 lean, bone-in pork loin chops (1 lb)
1 medium-size onion
1-1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 medium-size apples
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

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Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup is a delicious and hearty soup made with both sweet and hot Italian turkey sausage, white potatoes, celery, black olives, zucchini, onion, tomatoes and garlic. It is seasoned well and cooked on the stovetop. 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), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes 12 servings with a (1-3/4 cup) serving size. Italian Sausage Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.italian-sausage-soup
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

(8 oz) hot Italian turkey sausage (casings removed)
(8 oz) sweet Italian turkey sausage (casings removed)
5 cups water
3 large white potatoes, cut into 1/2″ cubes
3 celery ribs, sliced
1 small zucchini, sliced
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 (28 oz) can whole tomatoes,
(drained & chopped, juices reserved)

1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, undrained
3/4 cup sliced black Olives
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp anise seed
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

Apricot Muffins

Apricot Muffins is an easy and delicious recipe. It takes less than an hour to prepare and cook. This recipe uses sugar-free preserves and no-calorie sweetener. It contains 0g of sugar. It is a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Use for breakfast, brunch, dessert or as a treat. Apricot Muffins will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.apricot-muffins

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20-30 Minutes.
Total Time: 35-45 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-stick cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 granulated no-calorie sweetener
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
2 tbsp canola Oil
2 tbsp skim milk
1/2 cup sugar-free apricot preserves + more for spreading on muffin tops
1/4 tsp almond extract

Healthy Passion Punch

Healthy Passion Punch is an easy, quick, delicious and refreshing recipe for holidays and/or special events. A good Christmas, Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Day option also.Sparkling water,cranberry juice cocktail and frozen raspberries are the main ingredients for this fantastic punch. It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and 1 hour to chill. It is a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, Weight Watchers (1 PointsPlus and (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes 6 servings. Healthy Passion Punch will be loved by all of your family, friends and ghealthy-passion-punchuests.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-5 Minutes

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups plain water
2 cups reduced-calorie cranberry juice cocktail
(1 envelope makes 2 qt. drink) or (2 envelopes makes 1 quart drink each) “CRYSTAL LIGHT Raspberry Ice” Flavor Drink Mix

2 cups cold sparkling water
1/2 cup frozen red raspberries