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Skinny Chicken Tikka Masala. Tender chunks of boneless chicken breast cooked in an aromatic creamy tomato sauce.

Skinny Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken tikka masala, probably the most popular dish on the menu of any Indian restaurant here in the states, but ironically this dish is claimed to be originally from Britain and is actually Britain's national dish. I've attempted a skinny version of this dish many times without all the cream and ghee (clarified butter) yet never felt quite satisfied with the results. I almost gave up figuring this is probably just one of those dishes that does not lighten up well, after all it's also known as Butter Chicken! There is no standard recipe for chicken tikka masala; a survey found that of 48 different recipes, the only common ingredient was the chicken so I am sure we all have different ideas of what it should taste like.

This week I stumbled on this recipe from a throw down with Bobby Flay from the restaurant Saffron on the Hudson. Low Fat Chicken Tikka Masala. Spicy Thai Beef and Jasmine Rice. I love a good rice dish, and I love spicy beef so this recipe sounded like something I would enjoy.

Spicy Thai Beef and Jasmine Rice

I just received my order from the Asian Food Grocer and was excited with all my Asian ingredients and my lovely chopsticks. One of the items I purchased was Jasmine rice. I modified the recipe, which was on the back of the rice package by tweaking the seasoning, adding more vegetables and using lean beef. Spicy Thai Beef and Jasmine RiceGina's Weight Watcher RecipesServings: 5 • Serving Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 6 • Points+: 7Calories: 287.5 • Fat: 8.9 • Carbs: 37.9 • Fiber: 3.1 • Protein: 13.6 3/4 lb 95% lean ground beef1/2 onion, chopped6 green onions, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1/2 tsp crushed red pepper3 carrots thinly sliced1/2 red bell pepper, chopped1 cup Jasmine Rice2 tbsp soy sauce (plus more to taste)1 tsp Asian fish sauce1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantroHeat a heavy medium pot over high heat. Quinoa "Fried Rice" Quinoa males a great alternative to rice.

Quinoa "Fried Rice"

This quick dish was put together in minutes using leftover quinoa made earlier in the week. Quinoa expands to double it's size when cooking, leftovers can refrigerated to use throughout the week. Enjoy this as an ovo-vegetarian main dish, or would be a great side dish with grilled chicken or shrimp. Quinoa "Fried Rice"Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes As a side dish:Servings: 5 servings • Serving Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 ptsCalories: 252.3 • Fat: 6.3 g • Carbs: 39 g • Fiber: 5.6 g • Protein: 11.7 As a main dish:Servings: 4 servings • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 ptsCalories: 315.4 • Fat: 7.8 g • Carbs: 48.7 g • Fiber: 7.0 g • Protein: 14.6 Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the scallions, peppers and garlic.

Thai Fried Rice. There is a great Thai restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called Sea that we love.

Thai Fried Rice

It's a cute trendy spot with a great vibe and a DJ. When I go, I always get the fried rice, because it's just amazing. We don't go that often because it's about a 50 minute car ride without traffic, so I was on a mission to make this myself, and after researching and experimenting, I managed to get very close. Thai fried rice gets it's unique flavor from the fish sauce, soy sauce and chili peppers.

The jasmine rice is a must! Thai Fried RiceGina's Weight Watcher RecipesServings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Old Points: 6 pts • Points+: 8 ptsCalories: 320.8 • Fat: 7.0 g • Carb: 43.9 g • Fiber: 2.5 g • Protein: 20.2 g Heat a wok on a high flame. Add the remaining oil to the wok and add the onion, scallions and garlic.