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Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

Some days are long, too long, and at the end of them all you want is something cheesy and comforting. Or maybe that’s just me. Cheese is comforting, so is wine – and with this recipe you can enjoy both without ruining your diet. This is a take on a classic eggplant rollatini, lightened up. The eggplant is baked instead of fried and the rollatini is stuffed with some added veggies. This recipe only uses mozzarella, but if you want ricotta just substitute it for the mozzarella in the mixture. You could also use spinach instead of zucchini. Whatever strikes your fancy.

Eggplant Rollatini
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3-4 rollatini
Nutritional Information: 230.8 calories, 6.5g of fat, 29.9g of carbohydrates, 9.6g of fiber, 15g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 * (more…)

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

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Friday Five: Summer Crockpot Meals

Friday Five:  Summer Crockpot Meals

As much as I love grilling, or more accurately watching other people grill in the summer, sometimes it is nice to have something ready to go that you don’t have to think about. And the crock pot is the perfect way to do that. Throw some things in, let them cook, and then serve directly out of the crock pot. Couldn’t be any easier. If you want some more inspiration, Southern Living’s Slow Cooker Cookbook has some pretty amazing recipes that can easily be lightened up, including slow cooker ribs. Yum.

What are your favorite summertime crockpot recipes?

1. Crock Pot Cochinita Pibil, 4 P+
Want to wow people at a barbecue or cookout? Bring this Mexican pork dish that is sure to impress. It makes delicious tacos but also is delicious in between two hamburger buns for a twist on a traditional pulled pork. Part spicy, part sweet, and all for only 4 points plus. This recipe works great with chicken as well.

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Not So Fried Okra with Scallion Dipping Sauce

Not So Fried Okra with Scallion Dipping Sauce

I have a new friend from the South – it’s fun – great accents, stories of charming Southern boys, and delicious Southern food. She likes to cook as well, I think it’s going to work out well. A couple of weeks ago I went to her house for brunch and she served the most delicious okra. “Okra?” I thought as I sat down for brunch, but it was delicious. Roasted in the oven and served with a delish dipping sauce. She called it Not So Fried Okra when she sent along the recipe, so I stuck with the name – it’s cute, isn’t it? Apparently all okra in the south is fried, but give this a shot, it makes a great side dish or snack. It will be on my table all summer since it’s great warm or cold.

Not So Fried Okra with Scallion Dipping Sauce
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 1/4 of okra and 1/4 cup sauce
Nutritional Information: 113.8 calories, 10.5g5.5g
of fat, 8.7g of carbohydrates, 1.2g of fiber, 8.7g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 1 (2 with 1/4 cup sauce) * (more…)

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

A few weeks ago I let you in on a little secret, that I shamelessly eat cherries everyday and probably go through pounds every week. I don’t know what to say other than I simply love them and cherish the short season when they are in abundance. This recipe combines two star crossed lovers – chocolates and cherries – in a light, sweet cupcake for only 3 points and 100 calories. Not a cherry fan – consider replacing the cherries with raspberries, strawberries, or just leaving them out. The base recipe for the chocolate cupcakes comes from Chocolate Covered Katie, a wonderful blog full of healhty, mostly vegan desserts.

Weight Watchers Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
Servings: 15
Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Nutritional Information: 104.5 calories, 1.5g of fat, 22.6g of carbohydrates, 1.5g of fiber, 1.7g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 * (more…)

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Corn BLT Lettuce Wraps

Corn BLT Lettuce Wraps

Is it weird that I am dreaming about corn and bacon? I am a little worried myself. Ever since the corn and bacon pie, I am constantly thinking about new ways to bring these two ingredients together. If you have idea, please share! This recipe is a spin on a traditional BLT combining bacon, lettuce, tomato and then adding fresh corn, cilantro, a jalapeno, and a touch of lime juice. Served up in adorable lettuce cups for a simple lunch or dinner. Consider adding chicken, shrimp, or avocado if you want some additional protein.

Corn BLT Lettuce Wraps
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 3 lettuce cups
Nutritional Information: 96.2 calories, 4.8g of fat, 11.3g of carbohydrates, 1.8g of fiber, 3.8g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 3 * (more…)

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Friday Five: Breakfast on the Go

Friday Five:  Breakfast on the Go

This morning I am running out the door to catch a plane to Cabo San Lucas. I couldn’t be more excited to sit by a pool, swim in a warm ocean, and explore a new locale. And the food – I am so excited about the food. I will definitely be eating lots of seafood and I am sure using lots of flex points on chips, guacamole, and margaritas. I will be posting lots of photos to Instagram of the trip, which will post to Twitter or you can follow me on Instagram, username Slender Kitchen. As I am running out the door, my mind is thinking about breakfast on the go. Here are some of my favorites. What are yours?

Also, just in case you were wondering, recipes will still be coming while I am away :) I scheduled them ahead of time. My response time to comments and emails just may be a little delayed.

1. Jimmy D’s Breakfast Minis, 115 calories each, 3 P+ each
Why does everything mini always taste so much better? As much as I hate to admit it, I kind of love these breakfast minis from Jimmy Dean. I normally have two when I am grabbing them and running out the door along with a banana or some fruit. They taste naughty and can squelch any craving for egg sausage mcmuffins, unless I am the only one who craves one every time they see a Mickey D’s. I also love their Jimmy Dean Delights Turkey Sausage Quesadilla for 6 points plus.

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