Monthly Archives: June 2016

Meatless Sloppy Joes

Meatless Sloppy Joes (Requires a 6-Quart Slow Cooker) and is a delicious recipe for a large holiday or event crowd. This would be ideal for 4th of July, game day TV crowds, or a family reunion. Main Ingredients include: Pinto Beans, bell peppers, onion, zucchini and corn with a delicious sauce and well spiced. This is also a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low fat, low carbohydrates, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (10) sandwiches. Meatless Sloppy Joes will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.meatless-sloppy-joes

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5-1/2 to 9-1/2 Hours + Bean Soak Time.
Equipment Required: 6 Quart Slow Cooker.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium-size carrots, sliced
1 large white onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup dry pinto beans, soaked*,
(see soaking tip below directions)

1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 (8 oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
2 Tbsp tomato paste
4 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
1 medium-size zucchini, chopped
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)
3 Tbsp honey mustard
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
10 Whole Wheat hamburger buns

Easy Applesauce Cake

Easy Applesauce Cake is a delicious dessert recipe that takes less than (1) hour from start to finish. It’s well-spiced with cinnamon, ginger, molasses with egg substitute, low calorie margarine and unsweetened applesauce to keep it healthy. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Use it as a snack, dessert or breakfast/brunch option. Makes: (8) servings. Easy Applesauce Cake will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 25 Minutes.easy-applesauce-cake
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 55 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup reduced-calorie margarine
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
Whipped Topping, optional

New-Style Coleslaw

New-Style Coleslaw is a delicious, spicy and pungent slaw that will excite your tastebuds. A fabulous new take on that boring old classic coleslaw. This recipe includes: pickled raisins, cabbage, carrots, sugar-snap peas, with a spicy dressing with poppy seed, aniseed, caraway seed, fennel seed, celery seed and sesame seed. It takes about (1) hour to prepare and may be made up to (1) day in advance. A great holiday or large gathering and/or event option. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. New-Style Coleslaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
new-style-coleslaw
Prep Time: 1 Hour.
Cooking Time: 2 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

PICKLED RAISINS

1/2 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
2 whole cloves

SLAW

10 cups thinly sliced cabbage
3 medium-size carrots, shredded
2 cups thinly sliced sugar snap peas (about 6 oz)
1-1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp black sesame seeds
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
1/4 tsp aniseed
1/4 tsp celery seeds

Beef Brisket Meal

Beef Brisket Meal is a delicious, braised beef meal recipe. This is also a Slow-Cooker recipe that includes carrots and mashed potatoes and onions with cooking juices. {You will need a 5 to 6 Quart-size slow cooker for this recipe}. It takes about (30) minutes to prepare and then cooks for (4-1/2 to 5-1/2 Hours) on HIGH or (9-11 Hours) on Low. This is a great option for any time of year and would work well for large families, guests and holidays. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) generous-size servings. Beef Brisket Meal will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.beef-brisket-meal

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-11 Hours.
Equipment Needed: a (5-6 Quart) Slow Cooker.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (3 lb) beef brisket
6 medium-size carrots, bias-sliced in 2″ lengths (3 cups)
1 cup finely chopped onions
3/4 cup dry red wine or low-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup no-salt tomato paste
4 tsp quick-cooking tapioca
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups hot cooked mashed potatoes