Most of the recipes I have been using on a regular basis come from SPARK. DH is definitely a carnivore, so there is more meat than I like on the menu. (What can I say? I love the guy!) I mostly cook chicken, though, and a non-meat entrée once or twice a week. Even when I use meat, DH doesn’t seem to notice that he is getting closer to just two ounces of meat (way LESS than what he has been used to) with lots more veggies (way MORE than he has been used to). (Hmmmm…that could be why his cholesterol numbers have moved into the acceptable range, but let’s keep that our little secret!)
I always add more veggies to each of the following recipes, and the Turkey Chili is equally good with more beans and no meat at all. DH hardly notices! I lower the sodium levels by using no-salt seasoning mixes, reduced sodium soy sauce, Trader Joe’s chicken broth with just 70 mg of sodium per cup (or my own homemade with no added salt) and rinsing canned beans (or making my own from dried beans).
Chicken and Spiced Apples
191 calories or 5WW points Serve this with brown rice (brown rice is an additional 218 calories or 5 WW points per cup) and steamed vegetables.
192 calories or 5 WW points (I use 1 Tablespoon olive oil instead of the 3Tbls. Butter). Serve with steamed broccoli or green beans and roasted potatoes (1 medium red potato per serving, cut into quarters and roasted with seasonings of choice and 1 tsp olive oil is an additional 201 calories or 5 WW points)
Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli and Tomatoes
You can easily switch up the veggies depending on what’s in season and what you like. I have been known to add snap peas, onions, sweet red peppers, mushrooms, chopped cabbage – the more, the better! I serve this with brown rice.
177 calories or 5WW points (brown rice is an additional 218 calories or 5 WW points per cup)
Turkey Breast Burgers
150 calories or 4 WW points. Serve with small baked russet or sweet potato (approximately 140-160 calories or 4 WW points)
Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Corn
One serving = 1 1/2 cup, 212 calories or 5 WW points. Serve over brown rice (218 calories or 5 WW points per cup) with a tossed salad.
(233 calories or 6 WW points) I am switch up and increase the veggies depending on what is in season, and I vary the type of pasta depending on my whim. ☺
Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin
284 calories or 7 WW points. Serve with steamed broccoli or green beans and roasted potatoes (1 medium red potato per serving, cut into quarters and roasted with seasonings of choice and 1 tsp olive oil is an additional 201 calories or 5 WW points)