Archive | April, 2012

Peanut Cilantro Dressing

Makes approximately 8 servings of 2 tbsp. Nutrition: Weight Watchers 2 points + ~ Calories 56.9 ~ Fat 3.7 g ~ Carbs 5.2 g ~ Fiber 0.3 g ~ Protein 1.2 g

Peanut Cilantro Dressing will give your next salad a make over.  This dressing will do the trick to get everyone at the table eating a healthy salad, whether you are having an Asian or Mexican inspired meal.   I know what you are thinking….This dressing may have a lot of ingredients but it is definitely worth the trouble.

Try it out for yourself!!  Enjoy!

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Crock Pot Chipotle Pulled Pork

Serving size of 1/2 cup. Nutrition: Weight Watcher Points + 3 ~ Calories 154.1 ~ Fat 4.2 g ~ Carbs 16.9 g ~ Fiber 1.6 g ~ Protein 11.7 g

Chipotle Pulled Pork is tender & very flavorful.  This crock pot dish has a lot of hidden nutrients from sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are extremely nutritious  and hiding them in food is a great way for everyone to get additional  beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and vitamin C; fiber, thiamine, niacin, potassium, copper,  protein, calcium, and vitamin E.   So EAT UP……Did I mention that this is a NO FUSS CROCK POT DISH?  Oh, and the leftovers freeze great!! 😀

You can serve Chipotle pulled pork over rice, make little sliders ,  make a fancy burrito bowl and don’t forget… tacos/burritos & enchiladas……….ENJOY!! Read More…

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Pistachio Nut Muffins

A quick and easy recipe that delivers a hearty & filling muffin that is also healthy is hard to come by.  My pistachio nut muffins are just that…..hearty, healthy & filling.     Read More…

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Mango Cupcakes

Mango Season is my favorite season! I always buy too many and need to find ways to utilize them.  These Mango Angel Cupcakes are definitely on my “continue to bake” list since they are delicious & are  low on  WW points and calories. Enjoy these light & fluffy cupcakes….. Read More…

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Khalsa Cake Pops

Happy Vasakhi to all the Sikhs around the World!   I thought I would share with you these Khalsa Cake Pops that I made for my 3 year old son to share with his friends and teachers at school 🙂  They were a hit…..His teacher wrote me a thank-you note expressing how much the children “loved” learning about a different culture.  If you are wondering how I made the pops…….this is the baking tray that I used.  There are other ways of making these pops without the tray but it requires you to crumble up the tray of cake and mix with frosting which tremendously increases the amount of sugar.  I have decorated these pops in Khalsa colors which are blue &  orange using sprinkles and a writing gel.  Read More…

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Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs

Finger Licking Good and falling off the bone!!    These low maintenance crock pot baby back ribs are flavorful & saucy.  Definitely not a “skinny” option…..but  a comforting dinner when you need it.    Portion control is the key & don’t forget to serve with lots of veggies 🙂 ENJOY!! Read More…

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Skinny Au Gratin Potatoes

Yes, these are SKINNY!

WARNING!!!…..This dish is Highly Addictive!  Au Gratin Potatoes is a classic French dish that I have transformed to a “skinny” favorite.  Your family or guest will enjoy this creamy, cheesy & smokey dish that is rich in flavor & easy on your waistline.

ENJOY this casserole with a piece of steak & a green veggie for a steakhouse experience in your own home.   Read More…

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Shrimp and Mango Tacos

8 Servings of 1/4 cup of shrimp filing. Weight Watchers Points + 2 ~ Calories 82.3 ~ Fat 1.2 g ~ Carbs 11.2 g ~ Fiber 2.0 g ~ Protein 7.6 g *** Entire TACO 5 points!

Shrimp & Mango Tacos were inspired by my hubby.  I needed some inspiration to be creative with dinner and while texting my husband back & forth, I asked him to give me inspiration.  He said “make something with mangos and jalapenos”  So, this is what I came up with &  it was delish!  Mexican Food is really yummy but making it “figure friendly” is always a challenge.  The nutrition below is for the Shrimp & Mango mixture only.    I ONLY use La Tortilla factory low carb/high fiber tortillas since they are WW 1 pp+ .  I do realize that they are difficult to find….so this is why I only calculated the shrimp mixture.  My entire taco was 5 points, and I only ate one because it was so filling.  The leftovers tasted even better because all the flavors married together.  We had the leftovers about 3 days later and I added rainbow salad mixture to my taco for a little crunch.  Try out my easy homemade guacamole recipe to top off your taco!  ENJOY! Read More…

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