Archive | May, 2012

Saag

Makes 4 Servings of 3/4 cup each. Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers 3 + points ~ Calories 137.3 ~ Fat 3.7 g ~ Carbs 21.8 g ~ Fiber 9.0 g ~ Protein 9.4 g

Saag is a known as a good luck type of dish that is made on special occasions.  Apparently, it has special powers to assist  families in “mingling & mixing” together especially during weddings. (I was told this by my Aunt)

Saag is a North-Indian dish that is a “catch all” term that for various green leafed dishes.  It can be made with greens such as: mustard leaves, Spinach, Kale, Broccoli Rabe, Broccoli…as well as other healthy green veggies.  Saag is very versatile and can be mixed with Paneer (Indian Cheese), potatoes, chick peas, chicken, goat or lamb.   This recipe is a basic recipe for Saag that I learned from my mother.   It can easily be transformed to any dish containing saag, such as:  Saag Paneer.  OR you can try my Chicken & Saag Curry Recipe Read More…

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Thai Sticky Meatballs

These Thai Sticky Meatballs are so good that you will want to make them over and over again.  It has a perfect balance of flavors including: sweet, savory & a spicy kick.  I always know when I make an outstanding dish and “score points” with the hubby because he will say:  “is this healthy”  He is implying that it is too tasty to be healthy:-)   You can still pack a flavorful punch with 93% lean beef.    To round out this meal for a complete dinner or lunch,  try it with my Asian Cole Slaw with Peanut Cilantro Dressing.  <–CLICK FOR LINK Read More…

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Asian Cole Slaw with Peanut Cilantro Dressing

Craving something fresh & crunchy with an Asian flare?  Try out this Salad,  It will soon become a “go to” while eating an Asian meal.  Its so pretty and delicious that you can even make it while entertaining.  The best part…..it is healthy, low calories & low in points.   Have it for dinner and lunch the next day.  However, to make this salad you will need my Peanut Cilantro Dressing recipe!   Read More…

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Skinny Chocolate Chocolate Chip and Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size 1 cookie: Weight Watchers points + 3 ~ Calories 120.7 ~ Fat 4.6 g ~ Carbs 19.0 g ~ Fiber 1.2 g ~ Protein 2.4 g

These are HUGE cookies that are Skinny & easy to make!!  These Chocolate Chocolate Chip & Walnut Oatmeal cookies have all the flavors with no where near the amount of butter in a regular oatmeal cookie recipe. The mashed banana keeps these cookies moist & provide a gourmet flavored cookie.  You won’t be able to eat just one, trust me 🙂 !!

 

ENJOY them as a breakfast cookie …yumm!!

 

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No-noodle Veggie Lasagna

Nutrition: 8 Servings. Weight Watcher Points + 6 ~ Calories 328.3 ~ Fat 15.9 g ~ Carbs 22.5 g ~ Fiber 5.6 g ~ Protein 26.7 g

I saw Hungry Girl Make this on one of her shows and I really wanted to try it!  What a great way to have all the flavors of the lasagna without the starchy carbs.  Not to mention you get a HUGE portion for only 6+ points!  Super nutritious with a mixture of veggies without the starchy noodles.  You will NOT miss the noodles!

 

For my 3 year old son, I chopped up the veggies & put it over some pasta. Of course,he ate his entire plate 🙂     Enjoy!!

**If you are a vegetarian……Substitute the sausage for soy crumbles.

FYI…when I put this recipe in the WW recipe maker, I did not add the veggies because they are technically “0 points”

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