Saturday, March 28, 2015

Low-Point Orange-Glazed Salmon with Citrus Salad

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This orange-glazed salmon has just enough sweet and savory flavor that will suit your palate perfectly! The fresh orange and apple spinach salad with orange vinaigrette leaves you feeling completely healthy and satisfied! There's nothing better than a quick and easy meal with five-star taste!

Low-Point Orange-Glazed Salmon with Citrus Salad

Ingredients:

- 3, 6 oz. salmon fillets (I bought boneless and skinless)
- 1 Tbs maple syrup
- 2 tsp. grated orange rind
- 1 tsp. fresh orange juice
- 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- fresh dill as a garnish, optional

Preheat broiler to high. Arrange fillets in a baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients and spread orange mixture over fillets. Broil salmon 6 to 7 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Serve fillets with citrus salad.  If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total Servings - 3
Serving size - 1 fillet
Points per serving - 5
Points  plus per serving - 5

Citrus Salad

Ingredients:

- fresh spinach (or your choice of fresh leafy greens)
- 1 orange cut into small pieces
- 1 apple cut into small pieces
- a few sesame seeds or pine nuts, optional

Citrus Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

- 1/4 cup orange juice (I used Tropicana 50 calorie OJ)
- 2 Tbs white balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients and use as a dressing for the salad. The entire vinaigrette mixture is 1 point. 


"Sometimes I pretend to be normal. But it gets boring, so I go back to being me." - Anonymous

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Low-Point Pico De Gallo

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This EASY pico de gallo recipe has all the refreshing flavors you need to enjoy on a toasted crostini, on a bed of lettuce, or on top of your favorite chicken recipe. Use it with any dish you like or just grab a spoon!

Low-Point Pico De Gallo 

Ingredients:

- 6 Tbs lime juice
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups finely-chopped radishes
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup finely-chopped onion
- 2 tsp. minced jalapeƱo pepper
- 1 large English cucumber, diced (about 4 cups)

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss to coat evenly.  Enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 4 cups
Serving size - 1 cup
Total points per serving - 1.8
Total points plus per serving - 1.8

"Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have." 
- Anonymous

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Low-Point Mixed Greens and Mushroom Frittata

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Leafy greens, gooey cheese, and healthy eggs... this protein-packed meal has so many beneficial nutrients, it'll keep you going all day long!

Low-Point Mixed Greens and Mushroom Frittata 

Ingredients:

- 4 tsp. olive oil, divided
- 1 cup thinly sliced onion
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1//2 to 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms (one cup if mushrooms are your favorite)
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 4 cups trimmed mixed greens (I used kale, mustard greens, and collard greens. Feel free to use any leafy greens you'd like)
- 4 Tbs freshly chopped basil leaves, divided
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup freshly shaved parmesan cheese


Heat a large skilled over medium-high heat. Add 2 tsp. of the olive oil and swirl to coat pan. Add thinly sliced onion and cook about 5 minutes until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, mushrooms, salt, and pepper, and cook for a few more minutes. Add mixed greens and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes until greens are slightly wilted and tender. Remove from heat. In a separate large bowl, combine 2 Tbs of the basil, eggs, and cheddar cheese. Whisk until combined. Add mixed green mixture to egg mixture and stir until all greens are coated evenly with egg mixture. Return skillet to medium-high heat and add remaining 2 tsp. olive oil.  Return egg/mixed green mixture to skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Reduce heat setting to low and cook, without stirring, about 4 to 5 minutes or until eggs are partially cooked. Sprinkle fresh parmesan on top of frittata and place oven-proof skillet in oven with broiler set on high. Broil until eggs are thoroughly cooked and cheese is starting to brown. Remove (with oven mits!) and let stand for a few minutes. Run a silicone spatula around edges to loosen from pan and slide frittata onto a plate or cutting board. Sprinkle with remaining basil, cut into 6 slices and enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 6
Serving size - 1
Total Points Per Serving - 4
Total Points Plus Per Serving - 4


"She thought she needed a hero, so she became one." - Anonymous



Monday, March 9, 2015

Low-Point Creamy Avocado Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab

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Enjoy it cold or hot! Creamy avocado with jumbo lump crab is amazing! Only have a few minutes to prepare? This is your go-to recipe. You get to savor and enjoy this luscious creamy soup in less than 10 minutes!

Low-Point Creamy Avocado Soup with Jumbo Lump Crab

Ingredients:

- 3 avocados, peeled and cut into chunks (seeds removed)
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
- 3 oz. jumbo lump crab

Combine all ingredients, except for crab meat, in a blender. Process until smooth. Spoon into bowls and add crab meat to each bowl. Enjoy immediately, or cover and refrigerate. If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 4 cups
Serving size - 1 cup
Total points per serving - 7
Total points plus per serving - 7
(only 3.5 for a half cup!)

"Don't judge someone's story based on the chapter you walked into." 
- Anonymous