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5/12/12 4:06 P

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At our house we go through a ton of salsa. It is LOW fat and a yummy snack. It also can made a hundred different ways! This is my latest favorite, found it in my Cooking Light Magazine, so easy to make too!

Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Salsa

1 cup chopped tomtatoes
1/4 c. prechopped red onion
3 tbls. chopped poblano chile
2 tbls. chopped fresh cilantro
2 1/2 tbls. fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. frshly ground black pepper
1 (15.8 ounce) can of black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained

Place all ingredients in a large bowl, and toss to combine. Yield: 8 servings (serving size:about 1/3 cup)

Calories 35; Fat 0.3g; Protein 19g; Carb. 6.6g; Fiber 1.5g; Chol 0mg; Iron0.4mg; Sodium 139mg; Calcium 11mg

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5/8/12 8:55 P

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Today I finally made a recipe I got from Snack Girl. She has a great blog & posts healthy recipes & snacks. The link to her site is on the recipe below for TUNA MELT:

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Tuna Melt (MAKEOVER: AHAPPYLIFE)
Nutrition Info

Calories: 158.8
Fat: 4.9g
Carbohydrates: 7.1g
Protein: 21.8g

Ingredients
1 can (142 grams/5 oz) tuna in water
12 grams mayonaisse (1 Tbsp)
2 grams yellow mustard (.25 tsp)
9 grams sun dried tomatoes (.5 Tbsp)
20 grams celery, chopped (2 Tbsp)
1 medium red bell pepper
2 slices Sargento Ultra Thin Colby Jack Cheese
Directions
Preheat broiler. I set mine at 475 degrees.

Halve, core, & remove seeds from the bell pepper. Chop celery & sun dried tomatoes. Mix 1st five ingredients (tuna, mayo, mustard, tomatoes, & celery). Divide evenly among the 2 pepper halves (about 68 grams of tuna salad per half).

Tear cheese to fit over tuna salad. Place on foil lined pan & broil a minimum of 6 or more inches from the heat source until the cheese is bubbly (1-2 minutes) & then turn off the heat & let warm in the oven.

Remove & serve.

Sandi, that sounds like Sunday Dinner to me!!

** Melissa **
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CAPECODSANDI's Photo CAPECODSANDI Posts: 15,165
5/8/12 4:04 A

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Stuffed Roast Pork-YUMMO!!!

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
2 pound boneless single loin pork roast
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2/3 cup bourbon (I use 2/3 cup of apple jack liquer)
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup light cream
1/4 teaspoon salt

Stuffing:
1/2 cup apples
1/4 cup craisins
1/2 cup pitted dates, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 clove garlic , crushed
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cooking Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, toss together all stuffing ingredients, set aside.
In a large saucepan, combine bourbon, broth and molasses; bring to a boil, remove from heat and set aside.
Butterfly (cut lengthwise almost all the way through) the pork loin. Lay open and pat flat. Starting the center of the opened loin, butterfly again on the left side. Butterfly again on the right hand side, lay open and pat flat. Evenly spread stuffing over loin. Roll the loin up, like a jelly roll, and tie securely at 2-3 inch intervals with kitchen twine; place in a shallow roasting pan, sprinkle with the tablespoon of thyme and pour bourbon mixture over. Roast 40 minutes (about 20 minutes per pound), basting occasionally with bourbon glaze, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Remove roast from oven; let rest about 10 minutes.
Remove pork from pan, reserving the drippings; keep warm. Add cream and 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan drippings. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Slice pork, removing twine as necessary, and arrange on serving platter. Serve with pan sauce.
Serves 8.
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Serving SuggestionsTry your favorite stuffing rolled up in this jellyroll style pork loin. Be aware that the double-butter flied loin will cook more quickly than a solid loin muscle. Serve with green salad tossed with vinaigrette, warm dinner rolls and steamed asparagus spears.

262 calories
Protein: 27 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Sodium: 190 milligrams
Cholesterol: 70 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 17 grams





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5/2/12 10:07 P

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Checked the store today & will need to keep my eye on the shrimp sales - prices up here are crazy high for them right now!

So in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I've entered my Tacos, Beef & Bean in the Spark People recipe database. We had it this evening & it was yummy! Here's the link:
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Do you have any plans for 5/5?? I'll have leftovers so will need to figure out how to incorporate the above recipe into maybe a nacho dish!

** Melissa **
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5/2/12 5:09 A

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Lemon-Dill Shrimp and Pasta

12oz. Shrimp thawed
1 lemon
8oz. Fettuccine
2 tbsp. olive oil
3 or 4 cloves of garlic (The more garlic the merrier)
6 cups of baby spinach
1/2 tsp. italian seasoning crushed
Fresh dill sprigs

1. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Finely shred 1tsp. peel from the lemon; set aside. Juice the lemon over a bowl; set aside juice. Cook pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a 12" skillet heat olive oil for 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook for 3 to 4 minutes, turning frequently until shrimp are opaque. Add spinach and drained pasta; toss just until spinach begins to wilt. Stir in italian seasoning, lemon peel, and 2 tbsp. lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper and top with fresh dill. Makes 4 servings (not in my house)

Each serving 359 calories, 9 g fat, 107mg chol., 696 mg sodium, 50 grams carb, 5 g fiber, 21 grams protein. DELICIOUS!!!! Can substitute the shrimp for chicken or many other meats or fish!!

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4/30/12 6:14 P

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Yay, so excited. I love new recipes that someone has tried and we can talk about! Thanks for the link Melissa! emoticon

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4/30/12 4:23 P

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Just thought I would drop a link to one of my new favorite recipes - PINEAPPLE CHICKEN, BAKED.

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CAPECODSANDI's Photo CAPECODSANDI Posts: 15,165
11/20/11 6:10 A

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Weight Watcher's Slow Cooker Chili.........VERY low fat

1 lb extra lean ground beef or 1 lb ground turkey
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (15 ounce) can red kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/4 cup canned diced chilies or 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
black pepper
Directions:
1Cook the ground beef and garlic in a nonstick skillet breaking apart the meat with a spoon until well browned; drain off any fat very well, then return to skillet.2Add in the bell peppers; cook until softened (about 5 minutes).3Add in the chili powder and cumin and stir to coat.4In the slow cooker, mix together tomatoes, beans, sweet onion, chilies and tomato paste, then stir in the beef mixture.5Cover and cook on HIGH until flavors are blended (about 4-5 hours).6Season with black pepper.

Nutritional Facts for Weight Watcher's 2 Pts Slow Cooker Beef Chili
Serving Size: 1 (184 g)

Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 133.6

Calories from Fat 22
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 23.4 mg
Sodium 203.0 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16.4 g
Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
Sugars 4.4 g
Protein 12.4 g



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11/10/11 6:17 A

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YAY!!!!! So glad you stopped by!! Deb, you are more than welcome to share low fat, low cal. vegetarian dishes as well. Doesn't have to be a WW recipe!! I would actually like to try cutting out meat and just sticking to fish, not sure!!! emoticon

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11/10/11 5:44 A

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This is a great idea, I'll start digging through my weight watchers cookbook. But I know egg white omlets with salsa is a great way to start the day and the bite from the salsa always killed the cravings for me in my earlier quits. Too bad I can no longer have eggs. emoticon


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11/6/11 6:14 A

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WEIGHT WATCHERS ZERO POINTS GARDEN VEGETABLE SOUP RECIPE
Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Time to table: 1 1/4 hour
Makes 9 cups

6 cups broth (today I used Light Vegetable Stock)

Cooking spray
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 large onion, diced
4 teaspoons garlic (from a jar or substitute four cloves minced garlic)
1/2 cabbage, chopped (or use a bag of slaw, the biggest chunks you can find vs the fine, don't skip the cabbage for it somehow makes the soup)
1/2 pound frozen green beans
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 large zucchini, diced

Bring the broth to a boil in the microwave. (This is a time-saving tip that can be skipped if there's no hurry.)

Spray a Dutch oven with cooking spray and heat on MEDIUM HIGH. Add the carrots, onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Add all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the zucchini and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat to MEDIUM and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the beans are tender. Add the zucchini and cook until the zucchini are tender. Serve and enjoy!


NUTRITION ESTIMATE
Per Cup: 61 Cal (3% from Fat, 24% from Protein, 73% from Carb); 4 g Protein; 0 g Tot Fat; 0 g Sat Fat; 13 g Carb; 3 g Fiber; NetCarb10; NetCarb10; 52 mg Calcium; 1 mg Iron; 701 mg Sodium; 0 mg Cholesterol; Weight Watchers ... hmmm ... 1 point

NUTRITION NOTES This soup is low-cal, low-carb, high-fiber and no-fat. But hmmm. What about the claim that it has no points in the Weight Watchers world? I suppose so, since all the ingredients are "free". But honestly, a calorie's a calorie and so I count every one of them whether from chocolate cake or fresh vegetables. In my book, this Garden Vegetable Soup counts as 1 point but is a definite one-point winner.




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11/6/11 6:13 A

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So....I thought I would start a new thread regarding food. EVERYONE worries about gaining those "extra pounds" when they quit the icksticks!! This thread will be dedicaed to adding new recipes so we can watch our weight and keep our minds and hands busy!! We all HAVE to eat so why not eat healthy right? I will start with a weight watcher soup that is so delicious and practically calorie free, or in weight watcher world it is. It is "0" points which is the way we calculate our food intake! Soup is a great way to start any meal as it will fill you up and maybe you won't eat as much of the higher fat/calorie foods! Plus it can be made very inexpensively as well! Let's see what we can come up with, bon appetite'!!

Edited by: CAPECODSANDI at: 11/6/2011 (06:15)
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