Monday, February 28, 2011

Tzatziki - Greek Yogurt Sauce

This sauce is so easy to make - so low in PointsPlus - and it tastes good on fish, chicken, vegetables and more! Whip up a batch and put some zing into your food. Cut up some veggies and enjoy a refreshing healthy snack. Use this instead of mayo on your wrap. Go crazy with this delicous sauce!

TZATZIKI

1 cup peeled, seeded and grated cucumber (this is the hardest part)
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup plain FF yogurt
1/2 tsp dill weed
2 tsp lemon juice
1 cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
1/4 tsp salt


Salt the cucumber with 1/8 tsp of salt and allow to sit for 20 minutes. Squeeze out excess water.
Mix all ingredients together. Chill for an hour to let flavors come together.

1/2 cup of this is only 1 PointsPlus.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Asian Slaw

I love using spicy ingredients. They satisfy my taste buds, they help me feel physically satisfied and, I am told, they heat up my metabolism. One ingredient I really have be come fond of is sriracha (an Asian style chili sauce - think Thai Ketchup). When I stumbled upon this simple version of slaw with sriracha in it I knew I had to try it and share it with you.

This makes a good side dish for almost anything. It also makes a good topping for a sandwich or a turkey burger. You could put it in a wrap or dump into a pita for a quick, low points plus treat.

NEW ASIAN SLAW

4 cups cabbage shredded (any combo you like)
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 small onion, diced
pinch of salt and pepper
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp peanut butter
2 Tblspn rice wine or white wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil (you can use an extra tsp peanut butter instead)
1 tsp sriracha (or more)
1/4 cup FF Mayo
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp sugar

Toss the vegetables together; set aside.
Whisk remaining ingredients together until smooth.
Pour dressing over the cabbage and mix thoroughly.
Chill until ready to serve.

Makes 4 hardy servings for only 1 points plus each.

Toss in some cilantro and minced garlic for extra flavor.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Walt's Vegetable Soup

I love this easy soup recipe. It is super healthy (if you use low sodium tomato juice) and packs a ton of flavor. If you are tired of the WW Garden Vegetable recipe, this will really do the trick. At just 1 PointPlus per serving it is the perfect thing to take the edge off of your hunger. It can also be used as a low PointsPlus lunch if you are planning to save a few extra points for dinner!

WALT'S VEGETABLE SOUP

6 cups tomato juice
3 Tbspn oatmeal - ground
1 Tbspn rice polishings (ground rice)
16 oz can stewed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups celery chopped
1/2 cup green beans sliced
1/2 cup peas
1 cup spinach packed & shredded
1 1/2 cups cabbage, shredded
1/2 cup brown rice
1 bay leaf
1 tsp marjoram
2 Tbspn parsley
pepper to taste

Combine juice, oats and rice polishings. Cook until thickened.

Add remaining ingredients except the spinach. Cook until rice and vegetables are tender; 20 - 25 minutes.

Add the spinach and cook 5 minutes.

serves 8