Archive | February, 2012

Samosa Cups

Makes 8 samosa cups. Serving size: 1 cup. Nutrition: Weight Watcher Points + 4 ~ Calories 146.7~ Fat 4.6 g ~ Carbs 24.2 g ~ Fiber 2.0 g ~ Protein 4.1 g

Samosa Cups have all the flavor of a traditional samosa without all of the fat & calories!! Fried Samosas….NO MORE!! This healthier version of a samosa does not require deep frying. Making samosas have never been easier. Whip up a batch today to enjoy a savory and healthy snack while you are drinking your tea or coffee. Serve with Tamarind Chutney,  Cilantro/Mint Chutney or even Ketchup. You could throw some chopped onions, tomatoes, lemon juice, chaat masala, yogurt, and chutney on top to make it a Samosa Chaat. Yummmm……..

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Churrasco Steak

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Makes 8 servings. Nutrition per 4 oz Steak: Weight Watchers Points + 4 ~ Calories 181.8 ~ Total Fat 8.4 g ~ Carbohydrate 0.7 g ~ Fiber 0.0 g ~ Protein 24.0 g

The way to my husband’s heart is definitely through his stomach…..and this steak is probably one of his all time favorites.   A great cut of  Skirt Steak is needed for this recipe.  I usually purchase this from Whole Foods and they trim it so there is barely any fat on the strip.   I serve this up with Cilantro Lime Rice,  Black Beans, Sweet Plantains and a side of Chimichurri sauce.  Leftovers of the steak were moist & I ate it as a steak sandwich at work the next day.

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Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

Makes 24 Red Velvet Cream Cheese Cupcakes. Nutrition per cupcake: Weight Watcher Points + 4 ~ Calories 138.2 ~ Fat 4.7 g ~ Carbs 20.9 g ~ Fiber 0.5 g ~ Protein 3.5 g

Needless to say that this was our Valentine’s Day Dessert. Can you believe that this is “skinny”? This dessert was a hit…Low Points, Low Calories, Low Fat & Low Carbs! That isn’t icing on top….its just Fat Free Whipped Cream, heart sprinkles & a Chocolate Covered Strawberry. It is divine…try it out for yourself! I used my heart shaped spring form pans and was able to make 3 hearts and 15 cupcakes. If you are just making cupcakes it will make about 24.

I knew you wanted a peek inside 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chili con carne

Makes 7 servings of 1 cup each. Nutrition for 1 cup: Weight Watchers Points + 7 ~ Calories 305.7 ~ Fat 8.3 g ~ Carbs 38.7g ~ Fiber 13.1g ~ Protein 18.3g

A smokey and flavorful chili is sure to warm you up on a cold night. There are so many different ways to make chili, with a variety of ingredients. I am fond of bean chili’s where as my hubby is a fan of meat chili’s. So, this is a nice mix of both worlds. Even my son loves it on top of noodles or as a “sloppy joe” sandwich. If you like a spicy chili; add more heat with hot sauce or chili powder. You can easily make this a completely vegetarian chili by doubling the beans. The leftovers re-heat easily in the microwave and freezes well for a quick meal on a crazy day. I like serving chili with skinny jalapeno cornbread 🙂 Garnish with cheddar cheese, sour cream and green onions.

 

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Skinny Jalapeno Cornbread

Makes 24 pieces of cornbread. Nutrition per piece: Weight Watchers Points + 2 ~ Calories 85 ~ Fat 0.3 g ~ Carbohydrate 17.9 g ~Dietary Fiber 0.5 g ~ Protein 2.3 g

This jalapeno cornbread is light, fluffy, sweet & spicy.  Not only does it taste great but it I have made it “skinny”   No oil is used in this recipe.  Well, except for spraying the baking pan to prevent sticking.  How could you go wrong with this quick and easy recipe that is only 2 points + WW & 85 calories per serving  I used my brownie pan to bake these mini cornbreads, this way everyone get the corner piece!  If your shopping for a new brownie pan…click here  That is the one I use and I’m very happy with it 🙂 

**TIP** If you need to make non-jalapeno corn bread for a family member…..(like I do for my son)  Fill one side of the brownie pan with the mixture and then add the jalapeno to the rest of the mixture before pouring into the pan.  OR, just use a small foil loaf pan and take out for anyone that doesn’t like the heat.

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Healthy Baked Buffalo Tenders

Makes 8 Buffalo Tenders. Nutrition for one Tender: Weight Watchers Points +2 ~ Calories 102.2 ~ Fat1.3 g ~ Carbs 5.6 g ~ Fiber 0.3 g ~ Protein16.2 g

Healthy Baked Buffalo Tenders are an easy way to spice up your meal. These low fat and low point tenders can be enjoyed as an appetizer or main course served with sides. These tenders don’t require oil, butter or eggs and they are so crisp and flavorful that you won’t miss any of the grease 🙂   If your not a fan of the spicy-ness then just omit the buffalo sauce for a healthy tender.

Serve with Blue Cheese or Ranch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spinach Stuffed Chicken Rollatini

Makes 6 servings. 1 Chicken Roll per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 5 ~ Calories 186 ~ Fat 5.6 g ~ Carbs 7.0 g ~ Fiber 1.2 g ~ Protein 26 g

This dish is a family favorite, my son and husband often request this weekly. Its an easy “prep ahead” dish that can be baked later in the week. I usually prep this on a Tuesday and my husband will bake it on Wednesday. This h

earty, filling and healthy dish pleases everyone at the table. It’s a great dish to make when entertaining, especially since you can prepare it ahead of time. It will truly impress your guests because it looks so fancy and pretty at the table. Serve it with a side of veggies & garlic bread or over some pasta & a side salad. I often times double this recipe so that there is extra to take for lunch or to eat on “leftovers night.” I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

*** Just an FYI: The packages of chicken breast may vary. Sometimes I get 4 thin breasts and sometimes 6. I usually count them (by peeking through the plastic wrap) prior to purchasing and opt for the 6 breasts. I get very excited when they go on sale & stock my freezer 🙂

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

 

Who Doesn’t Like Chocolate Covered Strawberries??  They are so easy to make and a great “cooking” activity to do with your kids!!  Its perfect treat to settle your chocolate craving.  With only 1 WW points +…….you can’t go wrong!!

 

 

 

 

 

You can also try stuffing them with chocolate…..check this out! 

 

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Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries

Makes approx 32 Stuffed Strawberries. Nutrition per stuffed strawberry: Weight Watchers Points + 1 ~ Calories 28.5~ Fat 1.1 g ~ Carbohydrate 4.1 g ~ Dietary Fiber 0.5 g ~ Protein 0.9 g

Valentine’s Day is only a few days away……..Try making these delicious chocolate stuffed strawberries for your significant other! Kids love them too!!  These low cal, low fat and low point stuffed strawberries make the perfect dessert or snack.  You can easily 1/2 the recipe, if you think 2 lbs is too much.  Also try dipping  in some chocolate for Milk or Dark Chocolate Dipped &  Stuffed Strawberries.   Who doesn’t like chocolate covered strawberries……and now with a a surprise in the middle 🙂 Enjoy!!

 

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Thai Mango and Vegetable Noodles

Recipe makes 4 servings; divide noodles in 4 servings. Nutrition per serving : Weight Watchers Points Plus 4 ~ Calories 169 ~ Fat 1.1 g ~ Carbs 39 g ~ Fiber 9 g ~ Protein 5 g **Add 4 points for the 3 oz Grilled Filet Mignon

These Thai inspired noodles are a quick & easy dish that settles the craving of spicy, tangy, salty & sweet with these flavorful noodles. This noodle concoction is so compelling due to the variety of ingredients: tofu noodles, veggies, herbs and fruit (mango).  The cool mango brings a sweet sparkle in your mouth after eating a little heat from the sauce consisting of lemongrass, ginger & Sriracha.  For those of you have been reluctant to try Shirataki noodles, this is a perfect dish for it.  These tofu noodles take in all the flavor of the sauce and you will not believe that its not a “real” noodle.  Trust me; my hubby didn’t even know the difference 😉   The portion size is huge and still low in WW points plus, Calories & Fat.   I serve with a 3 oz Fillet Mignon for a hearty meal…With the steak its only a 8 point meal!!    **Don’t like steak?  Substitute chicken or if you are vegetarian/vegan substitute with mushrooms. Read More…

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