Monthly Archives: December 2017

Healthy Beef Soup

Healthy Beef soup is a delicious, easy and quick (40) minute, well-seasoned stovetop recipe for large gatherings. Ingredients Include: Smoked beef, potatoes, butter, sour cream, onion and corn. Seasoned with salt, pepper and celery seed. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (10) servings. Healthy Beef Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
healthy-beef-soup
Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1/2 stick) butter
1 cup water
2 cups shredded potatoes
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 cups 2% milk
1 (3.5 oz) package smoked sliced beef,
cut in small pieces

1 (8-75 oz) can whole kernel corn, undrained
1/4 tsp celery seed
1 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Chopped Parsley (optional)

Triple-Berry Trifle

Triple-Berry Trifle is an easy and quick (15) minute recipe for an English dessert for your Christmas Day dinner crowd. Ingredients Include: A store bought, already baked, angel food cake, fresh, blueberries, blackberries, red raspberries, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, vanilla pudding mix and whipped topping. It is all placed in a large bowl in 3 layers and makes for a fabulous show-piece when served. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (14) servings. Triple-Berry trifle will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
triple-berry-trifle
INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2cups cold skim milk
1 (1 oz) box sugar-free, fat-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 oz) container fat-free vanilla yogurt
(6 oz) low-fat cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup light sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 (12 oz)tub frozen light whipped topping, thawed, divided
1 prepared¬† (18″) angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 pint each blackberries, red raspberries and blueberries

Chopped Christmas Salad

Chopped Christmas Salad is a delicious recipe for any holiday but especially for Christmas. An unusual feature is that: You can eat this salad with a spoon! It is full of great flavors, colors and textures. Ingredients Include: celery, carrots, red bell pepper, apple, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, cheese and nuts combined with a vinegar, oil and honey vinaigrette. There “IS” a lot of work to do with the tedious task of chopping but it will be well worth the effort in the end. Your family and guests will rave over this dish. It will stay crisp also and not wilt, even the next day, fresh and crisp! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low saturated fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Chopped Christmas Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.chopped-christmas-salad
Cooking Time: 4-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 medium-size celery ribs, diced (1/4″)
2 medium-size carrots, diced (1/4″)
1 large red bell pepper, diced (1/4″)
1 medium-size apple, peeled, cored, diced (1/4″)
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (1/4″)
1 cup sliced Treviso or radicchio
1 cup sliced arugula, tough stems removed
1 cup thinly sliced napa, Savoy or other soft cabbage
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (see “Tip” at end of recipe)