Category Archives: SALADS

Healthy Crab Salad

Healthy Crab Salad is a delicious, easy and quick (20) minute to prepare recipe for a seafood salad. Just toss all ingredients into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. (NOTE: It will need at least (2) hours or more to chill before serving). Ingredients include: Crabmeat, celery, tomatoes, cucumbers, black beans, Feta cheese, lime juice and a Greek vinaigrette salad dressing. This is also a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Healthy Crab Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and ghealthy-crab-saladuests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(1 lb) cooked lump crabmeat, flaked
2 cups halved grape tomatoes
1 cup chopped cucumbers
3 celery ribs, slced
2/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1/2 cup Greek vinaigrette-Feta cheese-olive oil salad dressing
3 Tbsp lime juice

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw is an easy and delicious side recipe for a sweet and tangy slaw. It will be a welcome addition for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals also. Summary: Shredded fresh broccoli, quinoa and almonds are combined with a made from scratch, lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. (Dressing recipe is included). This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
broccoli-quinoa-slawTotal Time: 70 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Slaw:

1 lb fresh broccoli
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

For the Dressing:

1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Truvia® Nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad is an easy and quick (10) minute total time, no-cooking recipe. A nice option for large crowds. This makes (8) servings with a (1-1/4 cup) serving size. Summmary: Fresh pear slices, red onions, toasted pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing are combined together to make this simple, delicious, easy and quick dinner salad. It could also be used as an option for Christmas holiday gatherings. It is a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Blue Cheese-Pear Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
blue-cheese-pear-saladTotal Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10 oz) bag torn mixed salad greens
2 fresh pears, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup Blue Cheese crumbles
1/2 cup light raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing

Jumbo Shrimp Salad

Jumbo Shrimp Salad is a delicious, easy and quick (22) minute recipe for a spicy seafood salad. Use it for a light lunch or dinner or as a side. Ingredients include: shrimp, baby arugula leaves, mango and red bell peppers with a spicy hot salad dressing, (dressing recipe included). This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) and vegetarian recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Jumbo Shrimp Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.jumbo-shrimp-salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 12 Minutes.
Total Time: 22 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 jumbo-size shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, trimmed, seeded, thinly sliced
2 cups baby arugula leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced mango
1 pinch salt, or to taste
1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste

Healthy Strawberry Dessert

Healthy Strawberry Dessert is a delicious, creamy, rich dessert and/or salad recipe for large dinner crowds. Once you, your family and guests try this it will become one of your favorites for every Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mothers-Day, Fathers-Day and Easter holiday meal. It takes only (25) minutes to prepare this decadent dessert. Summary: Fresh strawberries, cream cheese, stawberry gelatin and whipped topping are the main ingredients and layered over a crushed pretzel crust. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (20) servings. Healthy Strawberry Dessert will be loved by all of your family, frienhealthy-strawberry-dessertds and guests.

Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Refrigeration Time: 4-1/2 Hours..
Total Time: About 5 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 stick margarine, melted
1-1/2 bars (8 oz each) Neufchatel cheese, softened
2 Tbsp skim milk
1 cup sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 cups boiling water
1 (0.6 oz) box sugar-free strawberry gelatin
1-1/2 cups cold water
4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced