Monthly Archives: March 2016

Quick Tortellini Soup

Quick Tortellini Soup is a quick (35) minute recipe for a delicious Italian-style Spring soup. Made with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini, onions, green peas and broccolini and seasoned with thyme. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (6) Servings with a (1-3/4) cup serving size. Quick Tortellini Soup will be lovedquick-tortellini-soup by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(12 oz) Italian chicken sausage links, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
(12 oz) fresh broccolini, trimmed and chopped
1 (9 oz) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
2 green onions, sliced
1 tsp dried thyme, crushed

NOTE:
New to broccolini? It is available in large supermarkets, it’s a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. It has longer, thinner stalks than broccoli and a more delicate texture. If you can’t find it, use regular broccoli.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes is an easy and delicious side. Ingredients include: Sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, cauliflower and potatoes. It takes less than (1) hour to make these creamy potatoes all cooked in a skillet. Use them to accompany any meal, including holidays. This is also a healthy low fat, low calories, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Cheesy Mashed Potatoes will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.cheesy-mashed-potatoes

Prep Time: 15 minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1 lb) red potatoes (about 3), cut into chunks
1 cup small cauliflower florets
1/4 cup light sour cream
1 cup shredded 2% sharp Cheddar cheese

Ham-Swiss Cheese Quiche

Ham-Swiss Cheese Quiche is a delicious, cheesy recipe which could be served for breakfast, brunch or lunch. A perfect use would be for out of town guests on holidays. It makes (8) servings. Summary: Ingredients include: Eggs, Swiss Cheese, bell peppers, onions, ham, sour cream, salt, pepper and basil. It is also a low calories, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Ham-Swiss Cheese Quiche will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 1 Hour.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

Crust

3/4 cup white whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp cold butter
2 Tbsp sour cream
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2-3 Tbsp ice water

Filling

2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups diced onions
1/8 tsp salt + 1/4 tsp, divided
2 Tbsp water
1 cup finely diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup finely diced ham steak
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
4 large eggs
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup 2% milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Beef-Cabbage Casserole

Beef-Cabbage Casserole is an easy and delicious re-make of “Stuffed Cabbage Rolls” done simpler. Key Ingredients: Shredded cabbage, lean ground beef, onions and rice. It is layered in a casserole dish instead of that tediious task of having to make cabbage rolls. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Beef-Cabbage Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 35 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour-10 Minutes.
Total Time: 1-3/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups shredded cabbage (about 1 large head)
2 onions, chopped
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
(1 lb) extra-lean ground beef
2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
2 (10-3/4 oz) cans low-sodium condensed tomato soup
2-2/3 cups water

Berry-Spinach Salad

Berry-Spinach Salad is delicious recipe for a fruit, nuts and vegetable salad. Ingredients include: Fresh blueberries, almonds, dried cranberries, green onions, spinach and cheese. It is all tossed together with a blackberry vinaigrette. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low calories, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (4) servings. Berry-Spinach Salad will bberry-spinach-salade loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
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VINAIGRETTE

3/4 cup sugar-free, seedless blackberry jam
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar

SALAD

4 cups baby spinach and leaf lettuce blend
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds*
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese