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Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Egg White Wrap

Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Egg White Wrap

I am always on the lookout for new breakfast ideas, particularly those that I can make in a matter of minutes and shove in my mouth as I run out the door. It’s not pretty, but its all too often the reality. Lately this has been one of my favorites using a simple mix of spinach, lean turkey sausage, and egg whites all wrapped up in a low carb wrap with a touch of my favorite chipotle salsa. Make it your own by adding your favorite veggies or cheese.

Turkey Sausage, Spinach, and Egg White Wrap
Servings: 1
Serving Size: 1 wrap
Nutritional Info: 262 calories, 9.6g of fat, 18.9g carbohydrates, 11g dietary fiber, 33.9g of protein, 1g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 * (more…)

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Celeriac Fries (Low Carb)

Celeriac Fries (Low Carb)

There are certain foods that I don’t miss when I am eating healthy. Unfortunately french fries aren’t one of them. Usually when the craving strikes I reach for these baked chili cheese fries or some baked sweet potatoes fries. However when I am trying to lower my carb intake or pairing my “fries” with something more caloric, these celeriac fries are a great alternative. Made from celery root, they are low in carbs and calories and pack a flavor punch. The flavor isn’t quite like celery in case your wondering, it’s a bit more earthy. Paired with salt, pepper, and/or your favorite spices and you have a winner. My manfriend ate a whole bowl full before even pausing to ask what they were. Pretty good indicator that they taste great in my world.

Celeriac Fries (Low Carb)
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 94 calories, 4g of fat, 14.1g carbohydrates, 2.8g dietary fiber, 2.3g of protein, 2.4g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 * (more…)

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Green Chile Turkey Burgers

Green Chile Turkey Burgers

Even though summer is coming to a close, I still plan to use my grill as much as possible in the upcoming weeks and this Green Chile Turkey Burgers is the perfect excuse to get out and grill. With green chiles in the burger as well as on top, the patty is slightly spicy and packed with flavor. My favorite way to serve it wrapped up in Bibb lettuce leaves and then top it with pickled red onions, melted mozzarella cheese, and some avocado slices. These burgers also work great as sliders and will jump off the table during football games or weekend gatherings.

Green Chile Turkey Burgers
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 burger
Nutritional Info: 198 calories, 8.2g of fat, 5.1g carbohydrates, 2.4g dietary fiber, 23.7g of protein, 2.4g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 * (more…)

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

Sunday Slow Cooker:  Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

In case you haven’t noticed, I am obsessed with balsamic glaze these days. I am putting it on everything. Salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and now pork. Usually I make my own by simply reducing some balsamic vinegar but you can also buy it on Amazon or Trader Joe’s has a great one.

So predictably, I made this delicious slow cooker balsamic brown sugar pork tenderloin last week and had to trash it up with some glaze. With or without the added glaze, the pork comes out deliciously tender. It is a bit sweet and tangy from the combination of vinegar and brown sugar. Honey would work great as well. I decided to hold back on the herbs this time around but thyme, rosemary, or sage would all be delicious.

Balsamic Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin
Servings: 6
Serving Size: about 6 oz.
Nutritional Info: 243 calories, 5.5g of fat, 5.2g carbohydrates, 0g dietary fiber, 40.1g of protein, 4.6g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 * (more…)

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Friday Five: Packable Lunches

Friday Five:  Packable Lunches

With the beginning of the school year for many, packable lunches are high on the list. While my normal lunch routine involves re-purposing leftovers from dinner like we do in the meal plans, sometimes it helps to have a few easy recipes or ideas up your sleeve for quick and easy lunches. Here are some of my favorites, what are yours?

1. Curried Chicken or Chickpea Salad: While most of today’s items are more ideas than specific recipes, I wanted to include at least one recipe for one of my all time favorites lunches. Using either rotisserie chicken or chickpeas, yogurt curry powder, and grapes – you can make the most delicious salad that will hold up multiple days in the fridge. Have it on toasted bread, over greens, in a wrap, stuffed in a tomato, or wrapped in lettuce or kale for different lunches everyday.

2. BTLA Wraps: Looking forward to a BLTA is enough to get me through a busy morning. For a low calorie version layer light bread or a low carb wrap (2-3 PointsPlus®, 100 calories) with 1/4 avocado (2 PointsPlus®, 80 calories), lettuce, sliced tomato, and either turkey bacon, reduced calorie regular bacon, or vegetarian bacon (2-3 PointsPlus®, 100 calories) for an amazing lunch. My personal favorite bacon to add is the Peppered Turkey Bacon from Trader Joes.

3. Mediterranean Plates: When I need something quick, I usually make some version of a Mediterranean plate. My plate usually involves lots of chopped veggies (carrots, celery, cucumbers, and red peppers) with 1/4 cup hummus (3 PointsPlus®, 110 calories), 5 black olives (3 PointsPlus®, 30 calories) and 1/2 cup of store bought or homemade Tabouli (3 PointsPlus®, 100 calories).

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Herb Roasted Tomato and Zucchini Flatbread

Herb Roasted Tomato and Zucchini Flatbread

A few weeks back I shared a Margherita Pizza that I often have when I need a really quick dinner or lunch. Since then many of you have reached out asking for more ideas for flatbread pizzas, I thought I would share another. This is one of my all time favorite flatbread or pizza combinations. It does take a bit of prepwork but it is absolutely worth it. Since the roasting does take some time, I usually serve the herb roasted tomatoes and zucchini as a dinner side dish and then use leftovers to make this recipe. You could use any type of homemade or storebought crust you wanted (spaghetti squash crust anyone?) and to mix things up try it with ricotta, goat cheese, or feta instead of the traditional mozzarella.

What are your favorite ways to make low calorie flatbreads or pizzas?

Roasted Tomato and Zucchini Flatbread
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 pizza
Nutritional Info: 232 calories, 10.3g of fat, 25.1g carbohydrates, 11.9g dietary fiber, 19.5g of protein, 5.6g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 * (more…)

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