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Sunday Slow Cooker: Pork Paprikash

Sunday Slow Cooker:  Pork Paprikash

This is a serious comfort food dish – slow cooked tender pork, earthy paprika, and a touch of sour cream makes for one delicious dish, especially served over egg noodles in the traditional manner. Yum. Paprikash is a traditional Hungarian meal usually made with pork shoulder and lots of full fat sour cream. To lighten it up we are just going to switch out the pork shoulder for much leaner tenderloin and use lower fat sour cream. The rest stays the same. For low carb and Paleo diets, consider serving it on a bed of cauliflower rice or spaghetti squash instead of the traditional egg noodles. This would also work great with chicken breasts or thighs.

Slow Cooker Pork Paprikash
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
Nutritional Info: 197 calories, 7g of fat, 8.3g of carbohydrates, 1.3g of fiber, 24g of protein, 1.3g of Sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *
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Friday Five: Tools to Help Your Weight Loss

Friday Five:  Tools to Help Your Weight Loss

One of the most common questions I get this time of year is, “What tools/products/gadgets/food do you recommend to help me lose weight?” And although for me the true key to healthy weight loss is planning – whether it be planning your own meals in advance, using meal plans, or just preparing lots of healthy options every Sunday for quick meals; there are also some things that I love and definitely help me. Here are some of my favorites, what are yours?

1. PB2 Powdered Low Calorie Peanut Butter

I am obsessed with this low calorie peanut butter from PB2. With only 45 calories and 1 PointsPlus ® per serving, it is the best peanut butter replacement. It works great as a powder in smoothies and recipes, or mixed with water for sandwiches, dips, and snacks.

2. Sprializer

A vegetable spiralizer is the ultimate kitchen tool for anyone looking to cut calories or carbs. You can make noodles out of virtually any veggies – zucchini, summer squash, and carrots are my favorite.

3. Polar Watch

This watch, especially the pink version, is all over Facebook and Instagram these days and for good reason. It tracks how many calories you burn and makes it more fun to work out – hit new goals, beat previous records, and see your hard work paying off.

4. Meal Measure Portion Control

Perfect for learning portion size. This tool is only $7.95 and in my opinion is the best way to control your portions and teach yourself proper portion sizes without lots of measuring. These Jokari Portion Control Weight Loss Tools are great as well.

5. Kelp Noodles

I love kelp noodles as a low carb/low calorie noodle replacement. They are also packed with minerals and healthy nutrients. The texture isn’t for everything but I use them all the time in salads, stir-frys, and soups. I just wouldn’t recommend them in traditional Italian pasta dishes.

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Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seed pudding has become one of my favorite breakfasts and snacks, however sometimes I want the pudding to be a bit thicker. When that happens, I like to replace half of the milk I would usually use with yogurt. Not only does it thicken everything up; it also adds protein and is an easy way to make a ton of different flavors without needing to buy lots of extra ingredients. Just use your favorite flavored yogurt and you instantly infuse great flavor into any chia seed pudding. I have tried chocolate, lemon, cherry, and blueberry and they all turned out great.

Yogurt Chia Seed Pudding
Servings: 1 serving
Serving Size: full recipe
Nutritional Info: 251 calories, 7.6g of fat, 25g of carbohydrates, 10.2g of fiber, 17.1g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 * (more…)

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

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Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Sometimes all a girl wants is pizza, but sometimes that same girl is doing their very best to eat healthy and low carb since it seems much to early to give up on the New Year’s resolution already. So what to do? Make this amazing spaghetti squash pizza crust and then cover it in delicious toppings. It’s crispy, delicious, and adds a great flavor to any pizza recipe. I made two this weekend and used the second one as a sandwich wrap. Pretty delicious as well.

One more quick thing – I usually eat a nice big portion of this when I make it which is why there are only 4 servings listed, but you could easily get up to 8 pieces from the recipe. You can also make a great cauliflower version too!Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
Nutritional Info: 88 calories, 4.5g of fat, 6.1g of carbohydrates, 1.2g of fiber, 6.5g of protein, 0g of Sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 *
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Last Day for $25 Yearly Meal Plan Special

Last Day for $25 Yearly Meal Plan Special

Today is the last day of the $25 yearly membership sale for meal plans. Take advantage of this offer today and get meal plans all year long for less than the cost of a cup of coffee a month! This $25 meal plan membership gives you access to the regular, vegetarian, and low carb meal plans for 2 or 4 people. You can easily change between plans if your diet changes throughout the year. All the meal plans include nutritional information, Weight Watchers PointsPlus ®, a complete categorized shopping list and more.

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Turkey Picadillo

Sunday Slow Cooker: Turkey Picadillo

Picadillo is one of my all time favorite twists on meat and potatoes. It’s a dish that hails from many countries – Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and the Phillipines to name a few and every country has its own take. My personal favorite is the spicy Mexican version normally made with ground beef, spicy tomato sauce, and potatoes. Today we are mixing things up a bit and substituting in lean ground turkey for the beef and cooking it in the slow cooker instead of simmering it on the stove for hours. Normally it is served with tortillas but it works great over rice, served in sandwich rolls, or stuffed into peppers with rice. For a lower carb/Paleo version, consider substituting in parsnips, turnips, squash, or cauliflower for the potatoes. This also freezes great so consider making a double batch and saving some for later.

Slow Cooker Turkey Picadillo
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
Nutritional Info: 175 calories, 1.7g of fat, 20.4g of carbohydrates, 4.2g of fiber, 20.4g of protein, 6.4g of Sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *
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