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Blackened Chicken Salad

Blackened Chicken Salad

I am always looking for ways to make simple twists on classic recipes to create new and interesting flavors that keep me from getting bored. This is both because I love to create new recipes, but also because if I eat the same food over and over again, I get bored and turn to bad food. This recipe is a twist on a chicken salad recipe I often make for lunch using leftover or store bought cooked chicken. To make a creamy base for the chicken salad, I like to use a combination of either mayo or yogurt and sour cream and then in this version, add lots of spice to mimic the flavors of blackened chicken. Then add some veggies and wrap it up in lettuce or stuff it into a sandwich.

Blackened Chicken Salad
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Nutritional Info: 174 calories, 4.7g of fat, 6.2g of carbohydrates, 1.5g of fiber, 26.8g of protein, 2.4 g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 * (more…)

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Giveaway: Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green Juice & A Delicious Green Smoothie

Giveaway:  Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green Juice & A Delicious Green Smoothie

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tropicana Farmstand. All opinions are 100% mine.

I love finding new products that make it easier to be healthy so when I heard about the new Tropicana Farmstand juices made with 100% fruit and vegetable juice (with a full serving of added veggies!), I couldn’t wait to try them out. I decided on the Tropicana Farmstand Tropical Green which is packed with juice from sweet potatoes, grapes, apples, bananas, mangoes, pineapple, oranges, carrots, limes, kale and spinach. Seriously, all those fruits and veggies in one single juice. It’s a full serving of fruit and a full serving of veggies per cup, has no added sugar, and is an excellent source of vitamins A and C.

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Banana Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal muffins are my jam and these rank up there as some of my all time favorites. It’s basically portable oatmeal, baked into a cute little muffin, and this time it’s packed with banana, coconut, and chocolate. It can’t get much better than that. This recipe makes 6 muffins, but I recommend making more since they are sure to go quick.

Banana Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Muffins
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 muffin
Nutritional Info: 188 calories, 4.7g of fat, 30g of carbohydrates, 3.6g of fiber, 5.4g of protein, 9.9 g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 * (more…)

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Chicken Yakitori

Chicken Yakitori

I have always loved chicken yakitori, Japanese chicken skewers, but have always been a but of a wimp about trying it at home. I just assumed it would be time intensive and tricky. Boy, was I wrong. Chicken yakitori couldn’t be easier to prepare and the whole dish comes together in under 30 minutes. The sauce for the skewers is made of soy, mirin, water, garlic, ginger, and a touch of sugar. That’s boiled down until it is nice and thick. Then it’s brushed over the skewers and dinner is ready.

Chicken Yakitori
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 2-3 skewers
Nutritional Info: 227 calories, 11.3g of fat, 11.2g of carbohydrates, 2.4g of fiber, 21.3g of protein, 4.9 g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 * (more…)

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup

Sunday Slow Cooker:  Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup

For awhile now I have had my eye on a delicious Lemon Chicken Artichoke soup from Whole Foods, but at around $5 per serving, it’s not the most economical choice. So after purchasing it a few times for official taste testing, I was finally able to develop an at home version I like just as much that’s made in the slow cooker. The secret in this recipe in my opinion, is letting the rice cook with everything else until it gets nice and thick and adds the creamy element to the soup. (Note: If you don’t like rice with that texture, make it separately and add it to the soup at the end.) Then adding lots of lemon juice to brighten everything up. It freezes great so make up a big batch and save some for later.

Slow Cooker: Lemon Chicken Artichoke Soup
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Nutritional Info: 305 calories, 5.2g of fat, 37g of carbohydrates, 6g of fiber, 32g of protein, 2.9 g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 7 * (more…)

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Friday Five: Healthy Seafood Dishes

Friday Five:  Healthy Seafood Dishes

Whether or not you are observing Lent, seafood and fish are excellent lean proteins to add to your diet. With many varieties having only 100-150 calories per 4 oz. serving, adding fish to your weekly meal plans is a great way to add more variety to your meals without lots of calories and fat. And if you are anything like me, I just love it. If my wallet allowed it, I would probably eat fish 4-5 times a week. I can’t get enough and with so many different types of seafood, it’s hard to get bored. So here are some of my favorite healthy seafood recipes, what are yours?

1. Ancho Fish Tacos with Slaw, 264 calories, 7 PointsPlus®

Fish tacos are the first thing that I think of anytime I am thinking about a seafood centered meal. I could live off fish tacos. This recipe comes together in no time and you can use the rub for any kind of fish, shrimp, or other seafood for the tacos.

2. Crispy Baked Fish Sticks with Homemade Tarter Sauce, 261 calories, 6 PointsPlus®

Fish sticks do not need to come from a box! These delicious homemade fish sticks from Liz at The Lemon Bowl are easy to make and taste so much better than the boxed kind. Your family will love them.

3. Honey Lime Shrimp, 159 calories, 4 PointsPlus®

I love the combination of honey and lime and use it often with fish dishes. This easy to make shrimp dish gets nice and crispy and is packed with flavor. These would also make delicious lettuce wraps or tacos.

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