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Sunday Slow Cooker: Tomato Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Sunday Slow Cooker:  Tomato Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Sorry (but not sorry) about all the taco recipes lately. I just can’t help myself since it is all I want to eat in the summer time. A few tacos, grilled corn, and a fresh salad and I couldn’t be happier. This taco recipe is a combination of two of my favorites – Chicken Tinga and a simple fire roasted tomato chicken dish. I love to add the chiptoles for some smokey heat. Just add enough to suit your palate. You can always use more adobo sauce on the taco itself after cooking if you need to please lots of different spice preferences. Served in some toasted corn tortillas with a sprinkling of cheese and you have an easy, affordable, and delicious meal.

Slow Cooker Tomato Chipotle Chicken
Servings: 6
Serving Size:
Nutritional Info: 194 calories, 3.4g of fat, 9.2g of carbohydrates, 2g of fiber, 31.2g of protein, 5.1g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *
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* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Friday Five: Trader Joe’s Summer Finds

Friday Five:  Trader Joe’s Summer Finds

Trader Joe’s is one of my favorite places to find unique snacks and treats that don’t break the calorie/PointsPlus® bank. Between their Gruyere, Caramelized Onion, and Ham Tart (just 15 PointsPlus® and 600 calories for the whole thing!), Chicken Lime Burgers (150 calories, 4 PointsPlus®), and their Spinach Artichoke Kale Dip (60 calories and 1 PointsPlus® for 1/4 cup), I could survive for weeks. However when the summer comes around I love to check out their new offerings and scoop up some old favorites. Here are some items on my shopping list, what’s on yours?>

1. Reduced Guilt Guacamole, 30 calories per 2 tablespoons, 1 PointsPlus® – made with Greek yogurt and has 40% less calories and 50% less fat than traditional guacamole and taste de-li-cious!

2. Turkey Corn Dogs, 150 calories, 4 PointsPlus® – don’t miss out on summer carnival fun and make these satisfying turkey corn dogs to satisfy your festival food cravings.

3. Raw Sauerkraut, 5 calories, 0 PointsPlus® – the perfect topping for dogs, burgers, and salads. This unique version includes pickled Persian cucumbers as well.

4. Toasted Coconut Cookie Thins, 130 calories per 8 cookies, 4 PointsPlus – no one would blame you if you smushed some light ice cream or frozen yogurt between two of these tasty coconutty cookies!

5. Hold the Cone! Mini Ice Cream Cones, 70 calories per cone, 2 PointsPlus® – 70 calories, 2 PointsPlus®, there isn’t really a need to say anything else.

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BBQ Ranch Chicken, Roasted Corn, and Peach Salad

BBQ Ranch Chicken, Roasted Corn, and Peach Salad

Wowsa…Have I got a salad for you today! Chicken, fresh corn, peaches, a touch of bacon, cucumbers, crunchy Romaine, and cilantro all drizzled with homemade BBQ Ranch. It’s a salad that is almost impossible not to love and will please both salad lovers and haters alike. It also couldn’t be more perfect for hot summer nights when turning on the stove seems like the absolute worst thing to do. Seriously – just go and make this salad. It’s so so good.

BBQ Ranch Chicken and Peach Salad
Servings: 4
Serving Size:
Nutritional Info: 244 calories, 8.7g of fat, 16.4g of carbohydrates, 1.3g of fiber, 26.8g of protein, 6.7g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 *
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* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Cucumber Mint Smoothie

Cucumber Mint Smoothie

For me cucumber and mint is like peanut & jelly, peas & carrots, peaches & creams. It is just a pair that naturally works and that I love, but one that I usually reserve for cocktails. Cucumber mint moitos? I’m in! A cucumber mint gimlet? Get out of town! So a few mornings ago I decided to take my beloved pairing and try it out in a green smoothie paired with melon, green apple, and a bit of spinach. The result was surprisingly delicious and refreshing. It’s perfect to cool down on a hot day and is a happy addition to my summer smoothie rotation.

Cucumber Mint Smoothie
Servings: 1
Serving Size: whole recipe
Nutritional Information: 201 calories, 3.1g of fat, 43.8g of carbohydrates, 8.1g of fiber, 3.8g of protein, 31.3g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 (1 if you don’t count any fruits/veggies) * (more…)

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Ground Beef and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

Sunday Slow Cooker:  Ground Beef and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

You can’t always control your cravings. Even though it’s been HOT, HOT, HOT, I found myself craving stuffed peppers last week but knew there was no way I was turning on the stove. Predictably I turned to my favorite kitchen gadget and proceeded to make a huge batch of delicious stuffed peppers filled with zucchini, ground beef, tomatoes, and some leftover brown rice in the slow cooker. Yum, yum, yum.

The great thing about this simple recipe is that it can be doctored up any which way you like. Craving something spicy? Use ground beef, black beans, corn, tomatoes with green chiles, and pour some enchilada sauce on top to really hype things up. Craving something really healthy? Use quinoa, white beans, diced tomatoes, tons of quickly sauteed veggies, and skip the cheese to make a protein packed vegan version. Craving comfort food? Use half lean ground sausage and half ground turkey along with diced Italian tomatoes and cheese for an Italian version. The combinations are endless and since they freeze great they are a great recipe to make on the weekend and keep for a night you don’t feel like cooking. Looking for a low carb option? Leave out the brown rice, use 1/2 pound more ground beef, 1 extra zucchini, and 2 cups diced mushrooms for a low carb version.

Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Zucchini Stuffed Peppers
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper
Nutritional Info: 237 calories, 6.2g of fat, 22.7g carbohydrates, 5g dietary fiber, 23.4g of protein, 9.4g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 * (more…)

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Start of Summer Special! $25 for Yearly Meal Plans

Start of Summer Special!  $25 for Yearly Meal Plans

What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than celebrating your health and kicking off a new healthy eating plan! With bathing suits, shorts, and outdoor activities in full swing, it is the perfect time to jumpstart, restart, or kick up your diet plan. Healthy meal plans from Slender Kitchen are the perfect way to do just that. With regular, low carb, and vegetarian meal plans available, Slender Kitchen meal plans can make summer meal planning stress free, delicious, and help you reach your weight loss goals.

Here are some of the great benefits of signing up for meal plans today!

  • Weekly Meals Plans for 2 or 4
  • Nutritional information
  • Weight Watchers® PointsPlus® included
  • Complete, categorized shopping lists
  • Vegetarian Meal Plans available!
  • Quick and easy breakfasts
  • Packable lunches
  • Delicious dinners
  • Fallback meals to swap in
  • Bonus recipes
  • Ideas for snacks and desserts
  • Time saving tips on meal preparation
  • Month-to-month unlimited access!
  • Printable and cell phone/tablet friendly
  • Seasonal recipes! Summer features fresh summer produce, no-cook meals, and grilling

Take advantage of this spring special and for just $25 you get weekly meal plans, shopping lists, and recipes that you and your family will love. No more hours spent meal planning, extra money spent at the store buying things you don’t need, or microwave meals alone. Eat healthy wholesome food with your family, spend less time planning, and lose weight! At this special price, it’s just 48 cents a week!

Click here to learn more about the meal plans, read FAQs, and download a sample of our regular vegetarian, or low carb meal plans for 2 or 4 people.

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  • “Just wanted to say that I am loving the meal plans so far. We already saved more on groceries than the yearly plan cost! And my family is loving the food so far. The chicken parm with spaghetti squash is our new favorite! My husband didn’t even notice it was squash instead of pasta until he was halfway done.”
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