Chips and salsa are such a beloved snack…I mean, come on…have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like it? And with so many salsa variations available, this is a food you can never get tired of! I really love all salsas, from the freshly made to the store-bought, and everything in between.
Chips and salsa are a pretty popular snack in my house. The whole family is a fan, and we find ourselves snacking on it very regularly. When I’m busy, I’ll rely on store bought salsa, but when I have the time, there is nothing more amazing than freshly prepared, homemade salsa. Recently, I whipped up a mango salsa that was total perfection.
With the first whiff of Spring this year, I was already beginning to crave cool summer drinks and treats. One of my favorites is this Mint Lemonade Slushy recipe. I fist had one of these drinks on a trip to Israel, where it’s referred to as “limonana”.
It’s Cinco de Mayo, and I’ve got nothing but Mexican food on my mind today! So, I’m sharing my favorite, super easy, authentic pico de gallo recipe. Not only do I use this 0 Smart points dish as a dip for tortilla chips, but I use it to top many other foods as well…chicken, fish, salads, sandwiches.
Today’s post for Blackberry and Sage Infused Water isn’t so much a recipe, as it is more of a tip. Infusing water with any of your favorite fruits, veggies, or herbs is a fantastic way to get a boost of light flavor and antioxidants added to your water, without any extra Points Plus or anything artificial.
If you’ve ever been a fan of Fruit Roll-Ups or other fruit leathers, you are going to be super excited about today’s Fabulous Food Find! Veggie-Go’s Chewy Fruit and Vegetable Snacks are the way healthier and lighter version of store bought fruit leathers, like Fruit Roll-Ups.
If you’ve got a hankering for apple pie but don’t want to blow a day’s worth of Points Plus on a small little slice, Dunkin’ Donuts’ Apple Pie Coffee is a pretty delicious alternative.
Ok, so this really isn’t a recipe as much as it is a public service announcement for an often overlooked squash…the delicata. Although it’s considered a winter squash, it’s actually in the same species as all other summer squashes.
Ok, folks, as you may know (IF you are an avid reader of LaaLoosh), I ADORE hot sauce. I am always on the lookout for the new, tasty versions to try, and over the many years and many bottles I’ve sampled, I’ve only found a handful that have really stolen my heart (and taste buds). And today’s featured Fabulous Food Find, the new Bah BAH Hot Sauce, is one of them.
Ok, you guys are going to kill me for all the cauliflower recipes lately, but I just can’t help myself. As a Weight Watcher, I am always trying to get my veggies in and they are a great way to bulk up my meals without adding more Points. And this Roasted Chile Lime Cauliflower Recipe is soooooo amazingly good.
As temperatures heat up, it’s time to cool down with some delicious and light summer cocktails! When I first found about these low calorie non-alcoholic mixes, I was pretty excited to give them a try, but a bit skeptical that they would taste good. So I picked up a bottle of each flavor of the Sinless Cocktail Mixers at my local grocery store and decided to give them a try.
Wow, that’s a mouthful of a product name, but I’d be happy to say it a million times over for how amazing it is! I am ALL about my morning (and occasional afternoon coffee), and I’m sure many of you are too. But I hate spending the 2 Points Plus on the cream that I put in it (I’d rather chew those Points!). So when I recently came across this So Delicious Dairy Free Barista Style Original Coconut Milk Creamer at my local grocery store, I was skeptical, but decided to give it a try.
If you want a healthy, 0 Points alternative to french fries, or roasted potatoes, these Roasted Carrot Sticks are a fantastic option. They are so simple to prepare, yet are very flavorful and savory. Roasting the carrots bring out a wonderful new taste, and helps get rid of the some of the sweetness of the carrot.
I adore roasted vegetables…they give such a different and robust flavor to the veggie and, in my opinion, make vegetables really easy to eat. But one vegetable that I surprisingly haven’t tried to roast yet was beets. With a fresh bundle of beets on hand, I decided that now was the time.
I’ve been a fan of roasted kale chips longer than I can remember, but it never occurred to me, until recently, to start getting more experimental in my kale usage. It is such an amazing vegetable with incredible benefits, and yet I had only prepared it a few different ways. Since it does have a similar taste to chard, I decided to cook it the same way I would make a sauteed chard recipe.
If you have ever seen this odd looking, alien-like vegetable in your produce aisle, you may have wondered what it is and how on earth do you eat it. Well it’s called romanesco, often referred to as Roman Broccoli or Roman Cauliflower, and it’s a variant form of cauliflower. I just recently I received two heads of it in my CSA package, and I was extremely eager to try it out!
From the makers of Stevia in the Raw ad Sugar in the Raw, the “In the Raw” company has launched a brand new natural zero calorie sweetener – Monk Fruit in the Raw. This new sugar alternative, which offers an even more closer to sugar taste than Stevia, is made with real fruit and is 100% natural.
With a ton of extra radishes on hand last week, I debated on what to do with them. Since I was planning on making some homemade deli sandwiches later that weekend, I decided to try my hand at making some homemade pickled radishes to go with them. I am SO glad I did this! These spicy pickled radishes were AMAZING! And the best part was that the pickling was so easy.
Ok, I know what you are thinking…pickled WHAT? It’s pickled Kohlrabi, and it’s delicious. If you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting or even hearing about kohlrabi, let me give you some info. Kohlrabi is a vegetable from the cabbage family and basically tastes like a combination of cabbage and broccoli.
Yes, I know….we all know about Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. It’s been around for a looooooong time, and everyone knows it’s low calorie, is very Weight Watchers friendly and is the Mac Daddy ingredient when it comes to buffalo Chicken Recipes. I have been OBSESSED with Frank’s Red Hot Sauce ever since I first ate it at the age of 6 years old, and today, I want to post my tribute to my absolute most favorite condiment in the world.
On a recent trip to New York City, I indulged myself on a variety of fabulous, though fattening foods. I do this occasionally so that I can find amazing gourmet dishes and then make them over into healthier versions that are lower in Points +, so they’ll be more Weight Watchers friendly. At one restaurant I had a banana creme brulee for dessert.
If you never listened to your mother when she told you to eat your brussel sprouts, now would be a good time to reconsider. This incredibly easy Roasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe makes a wonderful healthy accompaniment to a variety of dishes. And it truly tastes AMAZING. Sometimes, simplicity is the key in bringing out the natural flavors of a food.
Just recently, my BFF, Janice of Sew Girly Alterations introduced me to an amazing new smoothie recipe – Kimberly Snyder’s Glowing Green Smoothie. Kimberly Snyder is a top Hollywood Nutritionist, and many of her clients are the celebrities whose bodies we drool over with envy. This green smoothie recipe is part of her Beauty Detox program and it’s something that she has all of her clients drink.
This quick and easy Blueberry Mint Lemonade Recipe is the perfect 0 Points drink to help you feel refreshed without downing a lot of calories. The flavors in this lemonade taste best after they’ve had a chance to sit and blend a bit, so I like to make it in the morning and then pop it in the fridge til lunch.