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Favorite WW recipes!

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2007 at 4:22 PM
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 Mom Thought it would be great to have one place to post our favorite WW recipes!

Feel free to post your recipes and be sure to note if it is Core and/or give point values & nutritional info.






by on Feb. 20, 2007 at 4:22 PM
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ZachsMom1106
by on Feb. 20, 2007 at 4:52 PM
Taco Bean Soup ........................2 Cups= 6 Points!!!! 1 Lb. Ground Turkey 1/2 Large White onion Taco Seasoning (I get the reduced sodium kind) 2 Cans Black Beans 1 Can Corn (I get the no salt added kind) I can DelMonte or Rotel Tomatoes and Chiles 1 Large Can of Crushed Tomatoes Optional -1 pkt. Ranch salad dressing mix (I don't think it makes it taste ANY different) 2 Cups of water Hot sauce to taste Brown Turkey with onion and Taco Seasoning. Add 2 cups of water, and all other ingredients in (Undrained) I let mine Boil, and then simmer for about 30 Min. to get the flavors together..........
heather
by on Feb. 22, 2007 at 1:17 PM
YUM!

Here are some Web Sites for WW recipes (other than the official Weight Watchers Web site).

Dotties Weight Loss Zone Recipes

WW recipes from AngelFire

Flex Program Recipes from recipezaar
heather
by on Feb. 27, 2007 at 9:07 AM

My Leader gave this one to us.  Haven't tried it yet, but it sounds great!

Sausage and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

serves 6
5 mushrooms = 2 points


Ingredients
30 medium fresh white mushrooms (about 1 1/2 lbs.)
1/2 lb/ Italian Turkey Sausage with casings removed
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup Iralian seasoned dried bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground fresh pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Remove the stems from the mushrooms and finely chop.
Set the chopped stems and caps aside.
To make the filling, heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the sausage and cook the stems, the onion, and garlic: cook stirring occasionally, just until beginning to brown, 6-7 minutes.
Transfer the pmixture to a bowl and let cool 5 minutes.
Stir in the parsley, bread crumbs, cheese, egg white, salt and pepper: mix well.
Stuff each mushroom cap with about 2 1/2 teaspoons of the filling: place in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake until the mushroom caps are tender and browned.  25 - 30 minutes.

heather
by on Mar. 5, 2007 at 10:25 AM
Oriental Green Beans

makes 6 servings
1 point per serving

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
6 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

1. In a large pot of rapidly boiling water, cook green beans until just tender, 4-5 minutes.

2. While beans are cooking, in small bowl combine soy sauce, oil, and sugar: set aside.

3. Drain beans: set aside.

4. Spray wok or 10" skillet with nonstick cooking spray: place over medium-high heat.  Add garlic: cook, stirring constantly, until softened, 20-30 seconds.  Add green beans: cook, stirring and turning constantly, until well coated, about 2 minutes.

5. Add soy sauce mixture: continue to stir and turn until most of the liquid is absorbed, 1-2 minutes.

Nutrition Information
68 calories
2.4 fat
4g fiber
heather
by on Mar. 5, 2007 at 10:35 AM
Speedy Shepherd's pie

makes 4 servings
7 points per serving

Ingredients

12 ounces extra-lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup each sliced baby carrots and frozen baby peas
1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth
2 cups prepared instant potato flakes (prepared according to package directions)
dash of paprika

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In 10" nonstick skillet cook beef over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up meat, 3-4 minutes, until no longer pink.  Add onion: cook, stirring constantly, until onion is softened, 2-3 minutes.  Add carrots and peas; continue to cook and stir until vegetables are tenter, about 5 minutes.  Add broth; bring mixture to a boil.  Reduce heat to low; let simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

3. Transfer mixture to 1 1/2 quart casserole.  Top mixture with prepared potato flakes, spreading and fluffing with a fork; sprinkle with paprika.  Bake until heated through, 15-20 minutes

Nutritional Information

336 calories
17 g fat
5 g fiber
ChelleBelle21
by on Mar. 5, 2007 at 6:08 PM
My mother, sister and Son love this recipe... This is out of the WW New Complete Cookbook

Oven Fries
1 1/4 pound baking potatoes, peeld and cut into 1/2 strips
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon paprika

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray

2. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and cover with cold water.  Soak for 15 minutes, drain and blot the potatoes dry.

3. In another large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil and paprika. Place the potatoes on the baking sheet in a single layer.  Bake the potatoes until brown and cooked through, it will take about 45 minutes.  You'll need to turn them at least once.  Sprinkle the fries with the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt..

They will be crispy!

Nutritional INFO...
1/4 of the potatoes counts as a serving.. 159 calories, 5g. fat and 3g fiber. The points value is 3.
heather
by on Mar. 6, 2007 at 4:52 PM
White Chicken Chili
POINTS® value | 5
Servings | 4


Main Meals |

Ingredients

1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
15 1/2 oz canned cannellini beans
1 cup yellow corn
1 packet of McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning
1 cup water

Instructions

Cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes.

Spray large skillet with cooking spray and place on medium heat.

Add chicken: cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink.

Stir in McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix, water, corn, and beans. Bring to a boil: cover.

Reduce Heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

** Can also stir in on can of drained diced tomatoes for even more flavor.

Serve with optional toppings if desired (Shredded FF Cheese, Sliced Avocado, Chopped Cilantro, or FF Sour Cream -- be sure to add points for optional toppings)

VickieT
by on Mar. 6, 2007 at 10:47 PM
They all sound sooo good. Thanks!! :)
Kimmie0270
by on Mar. 9, 2007 at 8:05 AM



Stove Top Meatloaf Muffins

From: www.halfmysize.com
Serves - 12
Points - 2

Ingredients:
1 lb extra lean ground beef
1 box Stove Top stuffing mix
1 cup water
2 egg whites

Directions:
Mix together and divide into 12 muffin cups that have been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Serve with ketchup on top, if desired.

Nutrition Information:
103 Cal., 1.8 g. fat, 0 g. fiber


This recipe is FANTASTIC!  I absolutely fell in love with it the first time I made it - and so did my husband who is not on a diet.  They are great, not only for a main meal, but at 2 points a "meat muffin" as my husband calls them, they are a great healthy snack.  Plus you can stick them between two slices of WW bread and make a sandwich for little points too!

heather
by on Mar. 16, 2007 at 11:01 AM
Fusilli with Sausage, Spinach and Peppers

main meals

 POINTS® Value: 7
Servings:  4
Preparation Time:  10 min
Cooking Time:  23 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy To complement this dish, halve a garlic clove and rub it on toasted slices of Italian bread. Then lightly coat the bread with olive-oil cooking spray.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz uncooked fusili
  • 1/2 pound raw turkey sausage, casings removed
  • 1 cup canned chicken broth
  • 7 oz canned pimento, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crumbled

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions.

  • Meanwhile, crumble sausage into a large nonstick skillet. Cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

  • Add spinach, broth, red peppers, salt, pepper and oregano. Heat to serving temperature, about 3 minutes.

  • Drain fusilli, add to sausage mixture and toss to combine.



 

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

soups

 POINTS® Value: 6
Servings:  4
Preparation Time:  20 min
Cooking Time:  13 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy Homemade gumbo in 35 minutes or less? Absolutely! Use a frozen mix of corn, bell pepper, okra and onion and you'll be sitting down to dinner in no time.

Ingredients

  • 2 sprays cooking spray
  • 6 oz uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 oz sausage, spicy (chicken, turkey or pork), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 10 oz frozen gumbo-style vegetables, (corn, pepper, okra and onion)
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s), minced
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup canned chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 piece bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp table salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 medium scallion(s), green part only, chopped

Instructions

  • Generously coat Dutch oven with cooking spray. Add chicken and sausage; brown, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes.

  • Stir in frozen vegetables and garlic; sauté until vegetables are thawed, about 5 minutes.

  • Sprinkle mixture with flour and cook 1 minute. Stir in chicken broth and scrape up any browned bits in bottom of Dutch oven.

  • Stir in crushed tomatoes, bay leaf, thyme, salt and pepper; simmer 5 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Divide among 4 bowls, sprinkle with scallions and serve. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.
Pasta Shells With Beans, Greens, and Sausage
From Weight Watchers Simply Delicious.

Per 1 1/2 c. serving: 413 calories, 7 g fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 68 g carb, 7 g fiber, 20 g protein.

8 points.6 servings  35 min
15 min prep

3 cups small shell pasta 8 ounces sweet Italian sausage or hot Italian sausage 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons dried sage 1 (19 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 3 cups torn spinach leaves 2 cups low sodium chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add in the sausage; brown the sausage, breaking it apart with a spoon; drain browned sausage on a paper-towel lined plate.
  3. Add garlic and sage to the same skillet; stir/saute for about 30 seconds or until fragrant.
  4. Add in the beans, spinach, and broth; bring to a boil.
  5. Lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes or until the spinach is just tender.
  6. Add in drained pasta, sausage, salt, and pepper; simmer until well heated; adjust seasoning to taste.


Italian Sausage with Peppers

You can control the heat of this hearty meal-in-a-bowl by using sweet sausages, or a combination of hot and sweet.

Makes 4 servings

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 Bermuda onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper seeded and thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 cup canned diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground pepper - to taste
1/2 pound cooked hot Italian pork sausage
2 cups penne
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil.  Saute' the onion, bell peppers, and fennel until the vegetables turn golden, 8-10 minutes.  Add the garlic and saute' 1-2 minutes longer.  Stir in the tomatoes, salt, and fresh ground pepper.  Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.

2. Cut the sausage on the diagnoal into 1-inch slices.  Add to the vegetable mixture; simmer, covered, stirring occasionallyh, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes longer.  If the sauce becomes too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water.

3. Meanwhile, cook tthe penne according to package directions: drain.

4. Add the basil, parsley, and penne to the sausage mixture; toss to combine.

per serving:
(1/4 of sausage pasta mixture)
438 Calories
20 g Fat (6 saturated fat, 0 trans fat)
44 mg Chol
972 mg Sodium
50 g Carb
6 g Fiber
16 g Protein
89 mg Calcium

Points Value - 10

Tip - Pork Sausage is high in fat, but worth it for a once in a while treat.  You can substitute cooked turkey or chicken sausage for a lower fat content (and lower points value).

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