Monthly Archives: October 2017

Meatless Vegetable Soup

Meatless Vegetable Soup is a great option for an Italian-style soup. It is loaded with vegetables and is well-seasoned. Ingredients include: Potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, parsnips and green beans and Parmesan cheese. It is seasoned with salt, pepper and thyme. This is all prepared on the stovetop and includes a spicy pesto recipe to finish it off. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Serving Size: (1-3/4) cups per serving. Meatless Vegetable Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 40 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

8 cups water
1-1/2 cups chopped, seeded tomatoes
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped parsnips
1 cup chopped leaks
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped red potatoes
1-1/2 tsp Kosher salt
2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
4 sprigs thyme
2 (15 oz) cans unsalted cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
2 cups fresh cut green beans
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese
2 cups mint leaves
2 cups basil leaves

Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini

Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini is a quick (20) minute recipe for an appetizer or mid-day snack. Ingredients include: Frozen green peas, French bread baguette, Ricotta cheese, Prosciutto and it is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings; (2) crostini per serving. Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

(8 oz) frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
12 (1/4″-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted
1/4 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese
(1/2 oz) very thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 12 equal pieces
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Healthy Minestrone Soup

Healthy Minestrone Soup is a quick (35) minute recipe for an Italian-style soup. It would be a great option for left-over chicken also. NOTE: (You will need a large-size saucepan or soup kettle for this. This recipe makes 9 cups). Ingredients include: celery, garlic, chicken, tomatoes, onion and cannellini beans and is well-seasoned. It is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Healthy Minestrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.healthy-minestrone-soup
Cooking Time: 20 minutes.

Equipment Required:
A large 3 or 4 quart saucepan or stockpot.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium-size onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 medium-size sweet potato, peeled, cubed
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/3 cup quick-cooking barley, uncooked
1 tsp dried oregano
Salt, to taste
Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Fresh basil leaves, optional

Meatless BBQ Meatloaf

Meatless BBQ Meatloaf is an easy and quick (45) minute recipe. Ingredients include: Veggie crumbles, onions, barbecue sauce and ketchup. It takes only 10 ninutes to prepare and then bake for 35 minutes. This is a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Meatless BBQ Meatloaf will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.meatless-bbq-meatloaf
Cooking Time: 35 Minutes.
Total Time: 45 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (12 oz) pkg. frozen ground veggie crumbles
1/2 cup plain unseasoned bread crumbs
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup no-cholesterol egg product
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup ketchup

Italian-Style Vegetables

Italian-Style Vegetables is a great roasted vegetable recipe for a savory side. It is best used for large crowds, holidays and/or special events. It uses all fresh vegetables and though it is time-consuming to prepare; it is well worth the end result. Vegetables: Cauliflower, brussels sprouts, carrots, turnips and sweet  potato. It is well seasoned and baked for about (30) minutes. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Serving Size: (3/4) cup per serving. Italian-Style Vegetables will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick Cooking Spray
(1/2 lb) Brussels sprouts, brown ends trimmed off, cut in half
1/2 medium-size cauliflower, cut into florets
4 medium-size carrots, peeled, sliced (1/4″ thick)
(1/2 lb) turnips, peeled, cut in 1/2″ cubes
(1/2 lb) fresh beets(greens removed and discarded), peeled, cut into 1/2″ cubes

1 small sweet potato (peeled, optional) cut into 3/4″ cubes
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp granulated no-calorie sweetener
2 tsp dried rosemary
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt