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Quinoa & Black Bean stuffed Poblanos

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Makes 8 servings of 1/2 pepper stuffed: Nutrition per serving: WWpp+ 3
Calories 121.1 ~Total Fat 2.4 g~ Saturated Fat 0.8 g ~ Cholesterol 5.0 mg ~ Total Carbs 17.1 g ~ Dietary Fiber 3.9 g ~ Protein 6.6 g

Poblano peppers  are just a mild chili that goes great with any type of Mexican or Southwest cooking.  It makes a wonderful vegetarian side dish to accompany my chipotle chicken with mango avocado salsa...yum!!  If you are a vegetarian or participate in meatless Mondays, this dish is great as a meal.  The prep is quick & easy, so you can prep earlier in the week and just bake it off when you want.  It last for about 3 days prepped in the fridge.  So, all you have to do is after putting cheese on the top, cover and store in fridge for later in the week.   This is a great vegetarian dish that packs in the protein!  Enjoy &  Happy Eating!  🙂

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Tomato and Basil Bruschetta

Makes 4 servings of 1/4 cup each: Weight Watchers Points+ 1 (3 points for entire recipe) Calories 49.6 ~ Fat 3.7 g ~ Carbs 4.4 g ~ Fiber 0.9 g ~ Protein 0.7 g

Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and seasonings make this a topper that is great for chicken, pasta, toasty bread, salad, baked potato or inside of a sandwich. You can chop it up in no time. I like that I can control the quality of the ingredients. Skip the store made stuff and try to make it yourself.

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Roasted Balsamic Asparagus

 If you like Asparagus and you haven’t roasted them yet….you are missing out on an easy & delicious side dish that goes with just about anything.  I started making this when I saw it on the Rachel Ray show years ago and continue to make it regularly.   The leftovers are also very useful in your morning omlet; stir fry’s or just snacking with dip.  YUM!!    ENJOY this quick and easy recipe. Read More…

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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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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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Veggie Brown Fried Rice

Makes 6 servings of 1/2 cup. Nutrition per serving: Weight Watchers Points + 3 ~ Calories 111.3 ~ Total Fat 1.6 g ~ Carbs 21.0 g ~ Fiber 2.3 g ~ Protein 2.4 g

Veggie Brown Fried Rice is a much healthier than ordering Chinese take out.  You can chop up any veggies that you have at home and use it in this recipe.  The more veggies the better 🙂  It goes great with Mongolian Beef!  

 

 

 

 

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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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Kale Sabzi

Sabzi is a term that Asian Indians use to describe vegetables.   Kale is an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium.  Enjoy this supe-healthy side dish with Tandoori Chicken Read More…

Healthy Veggie Snack Packs

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Healthy Vegetable to go packs.

Cut up your favorite veggies, wash and split them up into bags for an easy to go snack .  All you need are  ziplocks (I like the new eco zip http://www.ecozip-bags.com/home.html ) so I can separate my veggies.  Single serving veggie dip and peanut butter gives you portion control and when you are done, just throw in trash!!

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