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Indian Spiced Cabbage with Dates

Indian Spiced Cabbage with Dates

Spicy, earthy, and with just a hint of sweetness, this Indian inspired side dish will definitely be making an appearance in my kitchen often. There are quite a few things I love about this recipe. First it comes together in under 10 minutes if you start with pre-shredded cabbage or cole slaw mix. Win! Second it is full of unusual and interesting flavors from the mustard seeds, curry, garlic, ginger, and dates. This makes it a great complement to a simple baked or grilled protein since the side dish packs in the flavor. Win, win! Finally it tastes great hot, at room temperature, or chilled, which makes it great for leftovers. In fact, it will taste better the next day and is delicious as a cold salad, sandwich filling, or added to a broth for a quick Indian inspired soup. It’s also low calorie and can be low carb without the dates so it works for lots of diets. Win, win, win!

Indian Spiced Cabbage with Dates
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe (about 2/3 cup)
Nutritional Info: 91 calories, 3.9g of fat, 14.4g carbohydrates, 3.1g dietary fiber, 1.7g of protein, 9.4g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 2 * (more…)

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

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Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli

A few years back I shared a simple recipe for Sesame Chicken and it has been an absolute blog and meal plan favorite ever since. More than just a blog favorite, it’s a household favorite and something I personally prepare at least 1-2 times a month. Usually when I am making it at home, I add whatever veggies I have own hand – broccoli, green beans, asparagus, snap peas, snow peas, cabbage, red peppers, or a mix. Since lately some questions have been rolling in about the best way to add veggies, I thought it was worth it to share this veggie packed version of sesame chicken. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 recipe (about 1/3 lb. chicken and 3/4 cup broccoli)
Nutritional Info: 238 calories, 7.2g of fat, 9.7g carbohydrates, 2.4g dietary fiber, 33.1g of protein, 3.8g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 * (more…)

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Friday Five: Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Friday Five:  Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

It’s fall and it seems as if the world has gone pumpkin crazy. This is great news if you love pumpkin (like me!) but probably already driving you completely nuts if you don’t. Not only are there hundreds of pumpkin recipes flooding around the blogosphere, this year it feels like more and more companies have jumped on the pumpkin bandwagon. I even saw pumpkin gum (!!) at the grocery store today. It’ a bit out of control. However like the other pumpkin lovers out there, I just can’t help myself. Here are some of my favorite pumpkin recipes! What are yours? Please share them in the comments.

1. Microwave Pumpkin Custard, 111 calories, 2-3 PointsPlus ®
2. Pumpkin Chia Seed Pudding, 145 calories, 4 PointsPlus®
3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, 82 calories, 2 PointsPlus
4. Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes, 118 calories, 3 PointsPlus®
5. Pumpkin Beer Bread with Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese, 172 calories/4 PointsPlus® for the bread and 81 calories/2 PointsPlus® for the cream cheese

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Skinny Pesto

Skinny Pesto

There are certain things I always like to have in my freezer for quick meals when I need them. The first is a great homemade marinara sauce, usually with meatballs that can be quickly paired with pasta, spaghetti squash, or used for sandwiches or for quick stuffed peppers. The second is a homemade soup, usually chili, that can be used for lunches or dinner paired with a simple salad. The third is a breakfast option – like these frozen breakfast quesadillas or DIY Egg McMuffins. Last on the list is today’s recipe for skinny pesto. I use it for pastas, simple stirfrys, homemade pizzas, sandwiches, baked potatoes, baked chicken, and more. I always have at least two or three containers frozen and ready to go. I recommend doubling or tripling the recipe and storing it for when you need some quick recipe inspiration. Want to use it right away? Consider this delicious Zucchini Pesto Pasta!

Skinny Pesto
Servings: 8
Serving Size: 2 tbsp.
Nutritional Info: 58 calories, 5.5g of fat, 1.3g carbohydrates, 0g dietary fiber, 2g of protein, 0g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 * (more…)

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Chocolate Almond Cookies – Gluten Free

Chocolate Almond Cookies – Gluten Free

It has been forever since I shared a desert recipe. To be honest, although I love sweets when I am out to dinner, I rarely have dessert at home. If I do it is usually something boring like fruit and yogurt or 1 piece of frozen chocolate. However every once in awhile I come across a recipe that screams out to try. This was one of those recipes. With a base of almond meal, dark chocolate, and coconut – I knew I would instantly love this cookie. It’s hearty, just sweet enough, and I am in love with the nutty almond flavor paired with coconut. Delish.

Chocolate Almond Cookies
Servings: 20
Serving Size: 1 cookie
Nutritional Info: 77 calories, 6.6g of fat, 5.6g carbohydrates, 1.1g dietary fiber, 1.8g of protein, 3.9g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 * (more…)

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Black Olive and Feta Turkey Burgers

Black Olive and Feta Turkey Burgers

This turkey burger is seriously delicious. It turned out better than I ever expected. It is moist, packed with flavor, and comes in at under 200 calories. I think the magic happens when you add the feta and black olives, which keep the turkey from drying out like it traditionally does in a turkey burger. Served up with this simple yogurt feta sauce and it is one delicious and easy dinner. You can add cucumber to the yogurt sauce to make a feta tzatziki or leave it out all together. Layer in a toasted bun, wrap it up in lettuce, or serve it with a big salad.

Black Olive and Feta Turkey Burgers
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1 burger with 2 tbsp. sauce
Nutritional Info: 184 calories, 3.7g of fat, 3.7g carbohydrates, .9g dietary fiber, 31.9g of protein, 1.5g of sugar
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 * (more…)

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