Cumin Tomato Salad Recipe – 0 Point Summer Salad

Ripe Tomatoes

As the weather warms up, I start to get giddy with the anticipation of my favorite season – summer. And with summer fast approaching, along with it comes the arrival of fresh and deliciously ripe fruits and vegetables. One of my most favorite summer fruits, the tomato, is particularly ripe and tasty this time of year. And with all the summer BBQ parties and picnics, this tasty Cumin Tomato Salad is a wonderfully unique dish to bring along! It also makes a fantastic complement to many meals. Plus, it’s light (0 Weight Watchers Points), easy to make and incredibly appetizing! And the lovely bright red color of the tomatoes makes this salad pleasing to the eye as well as.

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Cheese & Vegetable Casserole Crock Pot Recipe – 3 Point Value

Crockpot Vegetable Casserole

Let’s face it, the Crock Pot is God’s gift to the busy woman. Every time I cook a meal in my slow cooker, it turns out so deliciously satisfying that I can barely believe it takes me only 5 minutes to throw some ingredients in a pot and produce an amazing meal! This cheese and vegetable casserole recipe is no exception. It’s so creamy and cheesy and only 3 Weight Watchers Points per serving! It makes a great substitute for macaroni and cheese and is an excellent comfort food. And if you aren’t a fan of vegetables, this is a great way to sneak in a serving (they are disguised with cheese!).

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Apple Pie Recipe – just 4 Point Value!

WW Apple Pie

Good old American apple pie. Who doesn’t love it? Can you imagine a Thanksgiving Dinner without it? I certainly can’t. And since I’m a big apple pie fan, I was determined to find a tasty, low calorie apple recipe that would be low in Weight Watchers Points, but still delicious enough to impress my dinner guests. I hit the jackpot with this one! Part apple pie recipe, part apple cobbler recipe, this dessert is a must for fall parties and dinners. Only 4 Weight Watchers Points per slice! Woo hoo!!

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Red Cabbage in Red Wine Sauce Recipe for Passover – 1 Point Value

Red Cabbage

Here’s another tasty Passover Recipe that’s amazingly yummy and very low in Weight Watchers Points. This will make a great side dish to your Passover meal and it tastes so good, your dinner guests probably won’t even know it’s low calorie! If you are following the Weight Watchers program, this traditional Jewish Passover recipe is a must try — you’ll love the unique flavor. Plus it’s very easy to prepare and the leftovers taste great cold too!

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Kosher for Passover Matzo Brei Recipe – 5 Point Value

Matzo Brei

Matzo is a traditional staple of the Jewish Passover meal. And since so much matzo is eaten during this holiday, it’s vital to find a variety of ways to eat it. This matzo brei recipe is one I learned from my future mother in law. She uses this Passover recipe every year, and serves the matzo brei for breakfast. This traditional Jewish recipe can be enjoyed plain or sprinkled with salt. Or try it with cinnamon sugar and reduced-calorie syrup. I personally enjoy my matzo brei served with a bit of low fat cottage cheese on top. There really are many different ways to prepare this Jewish Passover recipe and yet still be able to stay on track with your Weight Watchers Points. This matzo brei recipe is SO incredibly easy and really yummy too! Give it a try and impress your Jewish friends with this traditional Passover dish! And hey, even if you aren’t Jewish and don’t celebrate Passover, this is still a pretty tasty bite!

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Homemade Melted Cherry Tomato Gourmet Pasta Sauce Recipe – 2 Point Value

Tomatoes

In the spirit of my excitement over all the low calorie pasta recipes I’ve been making, here is a delicious gourmet pasta sauce recipe that is fresh, healthy and oh so yummy! This homemade pasta sauce sure beats the stuff from a jar and will “wow” your dinner guests. It was so tasty, I couldn’t stop eating it when I was cooking!! The sauce yields lots of heart healthy fiber, antioxidants and lycopene (which is one of the most potent antioxidants and is being investigated as a potential agent for the
prevention of cancers, including prostate cancer)

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Miracle Noodle Spicy Pasta Salad Recipe – 0 Point Value!!

Yes, that’s right, a pasta recipe that has just 0 Weight Watchers Points. I made this tasty dish using the super fabulous zero calorie Miracle Noodles that I discovered not too long ago. This pasta salad recipe, which is served cold, is great to take to a picnic or barbeque party, and makes a fantastic side dish for many different meats and poultry dishes. It’s easy to prepare, delicious and has barely any calories!

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Cheesy Spinach Mushroom Miracle Noodle Orzo Recipe – 0 Calories & 3 Point Value

Orzo Noodles

Not too long ago, I reviewed Miracle Noodle – a zero calorie noodle that can currently be ordered only online. I’ve been a big fan of the House Foods Shirataki Noodles for a long time now, and anything that can beat those was totally worth trying! So I got my hands on some Miracle Noodles, and here, as promised, here is my very first Miracle Noodle recipe! My own creation — a diet friendly, low calorie Orzo Recipe made with Miracle Noodle’s Orzo Pasta, which has zero calories! As soon as I heard about this miracle food, I was dying to give it a try. I mean a zero calorie noodle? It was too good to be true. Granted, it doesn’t taste exactly like regular pasta, but hey, compromising a bit of taste for a ton of calories is totally worth it in my book!

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Shakshuka Recipe – Spicy Tomatoes and Eggs Breakfast from Israel

Israeli Shakshuka

The first time my fiancé made this dish for me, I was blown away by how incredibly healthy and low calorie it is. Shakshuka is a hot and spicy traditional dish that originates from Israel which consists mostly of tomatoes and eggs. But my fiancé has enhanced the traditional Shakshuka recipe with some tasty (and healthy) additions. His version of Shakshuka is astoundingly low calorie, and the nutritional statistics make it one of the healthiest home-cooked meals I’ve ever had. Just one serving big serving (with 2 eggs) packs in about 3/4 of your recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables, and yet contains only about 200 calories, 8 grams of protein, 0 grams of fat, about 7 – 8 grams of fiber, which is equivalent to only 3 Weight Watcher Points!!! *Note that these nutritionals are based on not eating the yolk of the egg, which have more fat and calories, but only eating the white. I chose to not eat the yolk of the egg, simply because I don’t like the yolk, but that ended up making a lot more healthy and low calorie /low fat. And on top of all this, Shakshuka tastes INCREDIBLE!!! So many flavors, textures, and colors!

My favorite way to eat the Israeli Shakshuka is spiced up with some Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (best hot sauce EVER!!!), which adds a nice hot and tangy taste. YUM!!! The best part is, you can really pig out on this stuff with absolutely no guilt. So it’s a great way to really satisfy your hunger and pack in some amazing nutrients and vitamins, and stay within your Weight Watcher Points!!!

If you don’t really care too much about calories or you don’t diet then try this…my fiancé likes to eat his Shakshuka in a bowl over fresh Israeli hummus (that can be found at Costco) and wipe it with a warm pita bread. Trust me! He knows what he’s doing…

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Crockpot Vegetable Minestrone Soup Recipe – 1 Point Value!

Weight Watchers Minestrone Soup

This gloomy weather we’ve had in LA over the weekend has got me craving some hearty comfort food. And when it’s cold outside, nothing is more satisfying that a nice, hot bowl of soup. This tasty Autumn Vegetable Minestrone soup is a great low calorie soup recipe to keep on hand. With just one WW point, it’s a dieter’s best friend! I like to make a large batch of this soup and then divide it up into individual portions and freeze them. That way, when hunger strikes and I’m looking for something quick and easy to make, I can just grab one of these low calorie soups right out of my freezer and heat it up! So convenient, healthy and delicious!

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Vegetable Soup Recipe – The Infamous 0 Point Value Soup

Weight Watchers Zero Point Soup

In the world of Weight Watchers, this 0 Points soup has reached celebrity status. It’s yummy, easy to make, and has ZERO POINTS!!! As a Weight Watchers member, this soup has been a staple for me. I find it best to make a large batch on the weekend, and then divide into 1 1/2 cup portions (those little plastic Ziploc containers work great for this), and store them in my fridge or freezer. This way, when I’m busy during the week, I can just whip out one of these babies on a moment’s notice!

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Crock Pot Homemade Apple Butter Recipe – 1 Point Value

If you love southern cooking like I do, you’ll love my homemade apple butter recipe, complete with step-by step instructions. I worked really hard to make this tasty sauce with fewer calories so that I could stay within my Weight Watchers Daily Points range. And it turned out amazing! This is definitely a must try.

And for those of you who’ve never had it before, here’s a little background info… Apple butter is a highly concentrated form of apple sauce, produced by long, slow cooking of apples with cider or water to a point where the sugar in the apples caramelizes, turning the apple butter a deep brown. The concentration of sugar gives apple butter a much longer shelf life as a preserve than applesauce. Apple butter was a popular way of using apples in colonial America, and well into the 19th century. The term “butter” refers to the thick, soft consistency, and apple butter’s use as a spread for breads. Typically seasoned with cinnamon, cloves, lemon juice and other spices, apple butter may be spread on buttered toast, used as a side dish, an ingredient in baked goods, or as a condiment.

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