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Sunday Slow Cooker: Rotisserie Turkey Breast

Sunday Slow Cooker: Rotisserie Turkey Breast

Store bought rotisserie chicken is one of those magic ingredients that can help you bring a meal together in under ten minutes. It is a constant in my fridge and I use it for all types of quick meals and even can be seen eating it cold right out of the fridge over the kitchen sink on occasion. However lately I have wanted to mix things up and starting making my own rotisserie turkey breast in the crockpot for a substitute for chicken. You can use it all the same ways but makes a nice substitute when you feel like you just can’t eat another chicken breast.

Rotisserie Turkey Breast
Servings: 10
Serving Size: 4 oz. turkey
Nutritional Info: 189 calories, 5.7g of fat, 2g of carbohydrates, 0g of fiber, 21g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 5 *

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Friday Five: Healthy Frittatas

Friday Five:  Healthy Frittatas

One of my favorite summer simple breakfast and lunch meals is a simple frittata. Using a combination of eggs, egg whites, fresh herbs, cheese, and whatever fresh summer veggies you have on hand is a great way to make a healthy and delicious meal. Normally I try to use a ratio of 1 whole egg and 3 egg whites for every 4 eggs called for in a typical recipe. This means that in a typical frittata I will use 2 whole eggs and 6 egg whites. Additionally if you find yourself with runny frittatas, try cooking the vegetables first. Vegetables that release a lot of water, like zucchini or mushrooms, can be the culprit for soggy frittata. Here are five of my favorite frittata recipes, what are yours?

1. Asparagus, Tomato, and Feta Frittata, 4 PointsPlus®, 131 calories

2. Mushroom and Bacon Frittata 141 calories, 4 PointsPlus®,

3. Corn, Jalapeno, and Bacon Frittata, 2 PointsPlus®, 63 calories

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Blackened Zucchini Wrapped Fish

Blackened Zucchini Wrapped Fish

Hopefully you didn’t think that I was going to leave you hanging with the blackening spice recipe from yesterday….let’s talk about some fun ways to use it. Today’s recipe is one of those great, simple recipes that looks fancy but actually is quite simple. Season the fish with the blackening spices, wrap it up in the zucchini, and cook it in a pan for 7-8 minutes. That’s it. This would work with almost any type of fish or quick cooking protein (think pounded thin chicken or pork) and works with any spices you like.

Blackened Zucchini Wrapped Fish
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 piece
Nutritional Info: 198 calories, 3.4g of fat, 1.9g of carbohydrates, .4g of fiber, 39.5g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

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Homemade Blackening Seasoning

Homemade Blackening Seasoning

Whenever possible I like to create my own spice blends at home. Not only can it be a great way to save money, it also lets me control the ingredients so I can adjust them exactly to my liking. Lately I have been using a lot of this homemade blackening spices for fish and chicken on the grill. It makes a great, simple rub and adds nice heat to any dish. I recommend adding the salt and cayenne pepper last so you can adjust them to your own preferences. Like things sweet and spicy? Add 1-2 tbsp. of brown sugar.

Homemade Blackening Seasoning
Servings: 10
Serving Size: 1 tbsp.
Nutritional Info: 3 calories, 0g of fat, 0g of carbohydrates, 0g of fiber, 0g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 0 *

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Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

I have had homemade popsicles and cheesecake on the brain for the last few weeks thanks to reading about Wit and Vinegar’s Popsicle week, and indulging in some birthday cheesecake with a friend. Originally the plan wasn’t to marry the two, but as I started brainstorming all the summery pops I was going to make when my new popsicle molds arrived, I couldn’t help myself. A simple combination of milk, Greek yogurt, cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk make the base and from there you can add in anything you like. I opted for fresh summer raspberries but these would be delicious with strawberries, blueberries, chocolate, or any other favorite cheesecake topping.

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles
Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 pop
Nutritional Info: 142 calories, 6g of fat, 22g of carbohydrates, 3.4g of fiber, 6.3g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 4 *

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Friday Five: Summer Corn Recipes

Friday Five:  Summer Corn Recipes

The summer corn is really starting to get good around here. We are entering one of the best times of the year to buy corn and I plan to enjoy it in all its glory while its here by whipping up plenty of corn recipes. Here are some of my favorites, what are yours?

1. Mexican Street Corn, 192 calories, 5 PointsPlus

Take a steamed, roasted, or grilled piece of corn and then slather it in a hint of mayo, lime juice, chili powder, and some crumbled salty cheese and you have the perfect summer treat.

2. Fresh Corn Soup, 123 calories, 4 PointsPlus

This corn soup celebrates all the freshness of corn in a simple, corn packed soup. Perfect for a cool summer evening as a main course or starter.

3. Corn, Bacon, and Onion Frittata, 68 caloires, 2 PointsPlus

This is one of my all time favorite breakfast and lunch meals – a simple frittata packed with fresh corn, bacon, onion, and a touch of heat from a jalapeno. Great warm and cold and very low in calories.

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