Arroz con pollo , or chicken and rice is the ultimate one dish meal for my family. So many people ask me about my favorite dishes I make at home for my family, well this is certainly one of them! We like to serve this with hot sauce or Colombian aji picante and a simple green salad on the side.
These stuffed peppers are loaded with flavor and make a great dinner with a salad on the side. Not all stuffed peppers are cooked in tomato sauce. I used ground lean turkey and rice for a healthy, low point meal.
Chicken, curry spices, potatoes and coconut milk give this dish an aromatic flavor you'll really enjoy. Enjoy this over basmati rice for a complete meal (or great with roti). To make this light I use skinless chicken and I remove all fat. I buy Light Coconut Milk from Trader Joe's, it's is half the points of regular coconut milk. I am starting to see other brands carry it as well. Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 6 • Size: 1 thigh with sauce and potato • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 pts Calories: 160.0 • Fat: 6.3 g • Protein: 15.0 g • Carb: 10.5 g • Fiber: 1.3 g • Sugar: 0.3 g Sodium: 63.9 mg without salt
This sauce is also great over pasta if you're not a fan of spaghetti squash, but for a low point, carb-free dish, give this a try. I am so loyal to my tomatoes, if you can find Tuttorosso crushed tomatoes, you can't make a bad sauce. Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce Skinnytaste.com Servings: 6 • Serving Size: 1/6th • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 5 pts Calories: 245.2 • Fat: 11.9 g • Protein: 14.4 g • Carb: 21.9 g • Fiber: 5.3 g • Sugar: 4.5 g Sodium: 254.8 mg Ingredients: 1 large spaghetti squash salt and fresh pepper For the Meat sauce: 1 lb 95% lean beef 1 tsp butter 1 tsp olive oil (4 oz) 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 1 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes (I prefer Tuttorosso) 1/4 cup white wine 1 bay leaf salt and fresh pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400º.
A gourmet breakfast that is low in points and is easy to make. I almost missed my train this morning making this delicious frittata but it would have been worth it (don't tell my boss). The smell of the mushrooms and shallots coming out of my bag filled my train, oops if I made anyone hungry. I love making frittatas for breakfast, brunch or lunch. Cut into small squares, they can be served as an appetizer as well. Mushroom-Shallot Frittata Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 servings • Time: 15 minutes • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts Calories: 132.0 • Fat : 7.7 g • Protein: 10.9 g • Carb : 6.0 g • Fiber: 0.8 g
Spinach, scallions feta and eggs make a fabulous breakfast or a low carb lunch with a Greek salad on the side. To make this low fat frittata I've replaced most of the eggs with egg whites. For convenience I usually buy Trader Joe's cage free liquid egg whites, but you can use Egg Beaters or separate them yourself if you prefer. When buying parmesan cheese, I like to buy Parmigiano-Reggiano, it has a sharp, strong-flavoured, nutty taste.
Cute little baked omelets using your favorite omelets baked in cupcake tins. These little broccoli and cheese omelets are delicious, but use any combination of vegetables you like. Some ideas that come to mind are mushrooms, peppers, onions, etc.
These chicken quesadillas are a meal in one! Loaded with chicken and veggies and very filling (I couldn't finish mine). I made these for dinner with my leftover avocado mango salsa but these are also great for lunch or you can even serve them as appetizers.
This is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant. Traditionally eggplant parmesan is breaded and fried before baking. I made this lighter by roasting the eggplant in the oven instead, using reduced fat mozzarella and fat free ricotta which reduces the fat and calories significantly. Always use a good parmesan or romano cheese like Locatelli or Reggiano any time a recipe calls for grated cheese for the best results. Lighter Eggplant Parmesan Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 8 servings • Time: 60 minutes • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 pts Calories: 265.3 • Fat : 12.4 g • Protein: 14.1 g • Carb : 35.4 g • Fiber: 4.4 g
There's nothing quite like the smell of apples and cinnamon coming out of your oven and a beautiful fall evening. This cinnamon scented apple crisp is a perfect fall dessert, when apples are at their peak. Serve it warm topped with a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt and enjoy.
Warning! This dessert is highly addictive and hard to stop eating! Don't be fooled by the humble ingredients, this is easy to make, very refreshing, and is perfect to bring to a BBQ. Truthfully, the first time I heard of this grape dessert, the ingredients did not appeal to me. But when I tasted it, OMG! This is one of those recipes you'll be making again and again and chances are you probably have all the ingredients in your kitchen.
Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole, a dish your whole family will enjoy. Italian rice balls, otherwise known as Arancini are one of my favorite appetizers, but I usually stay far away because they are deep fried and loaded with fat. If you've never tried them, they are balls of rice stuffed with chopped meat, peas and cheese, then breaded and fried, what's not to love? This lightened up casserole is the genius of my friend Julia from Julia's Healthy Italian .
Broccoli and chicken in a creamy cheesy sauce, topped with more cheese and breadcrumbs. Your family will thank you for this! Casseroles are highly requested makeovers, so I will try to publish at least one new casserole a week. Put in your requests here if you have a favorite. Chicken Divan was created in the 1930s at the Divan Parisian Restaurant in Manhattan, and since has become an American classic. While most recipes call for mayonnaise, canned soup, and a lot more fat, this recipe has been significantly lightened up to maintain it's flavor without all the added fat.
On those rare occasions I don't bring leftovers for lunch at work, I always buy the Turkey Chili Soup from Fresh and Co. It's light and healthy and one cup always fills me up. Now I know I have quite a few chili recipes on my site, but this one is perfect when you need a quick meal.
Hot, cheesy, spinach dip, perfect with crackers or baked chips. I guess this is dip week, I thought a hot spinach dip would be fitting after posting yesterday's cold spinach dip. There's a place for both versions, but if I had a choice, I'd go for the hot version.