Turkey Pot Stickers (3 Points)

Ingredients

Dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 garlic cloves minced
Dumplings:
1 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup sliced carrot
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 large egg whites lightly beaten
2 cups chopped skinned cooked turkey
24 (4-inch) gyoza skins
2 teaspoons vegetable oil divided
1/2 cup water divided

Instructions

To prepare dipping sauce, combine first 5 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.

To prepare dumplings, place mushrooms, onions, carrot, ginger, and vinegar in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped, scraping sides. Combine mushroom mixture and egg whites in a large bowl; add turkey, stirring until combined.

Working with 1 gyoza skin at a time (cover remaining skins to keep from drying), spoon about 1 tablespoon turkey mixture into center of each skin. Moisten edges of skin with water. Fold in half, pinching edges together to seal. Place dumpling on a baking sheet (cover loosely with a towel to keep from drying). Repeat procedure with remaining skins and turkey mixture.

Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange half of dumplings in pan; cover and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn dumplings; add 1/4 cup water. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Wipe pan dry with a paper towel. Repeat procedure with remaining vegetable oil, dumplings, and water. Serve warm with dipping sauce.

(serving size: 3 pot stickers and about 2 teaspoons dipping sauce)

Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2002

Mexican Chicken (6 Points)

This is one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. It is so good! The taste completely changes depending on what salsa you use. I thought it might be fun to try it with a mango salsa.
Ingredients

4 Chicken breast halves
1 can (12 oz) Salsa
1 container Plain Yogurt
1 cup Mexican Cheese (2%) shredded

Instructions
Mix the yogurt and salsa together. Pour the mixture over the chicken. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Weight Watcher’s Chili (3 Points)

I got this recipe from a Weight Watcher’s Meeting. So far, this is the easiest recipe I have ever made. And coincidentally, it is also the most popular in my house! We like to serve it over fat-fee hot dogs and reduced calorie hot dog buns.

Ingredients

1 pound Lean Ground Beef
1 large Onion chopped
1 can (12 oz) Mexican Style Chili Beans
1 can (12 oz) Corn
1 can (12 oz) Tomatoes chopped
1 can (12 oz) Tomato sauce
4 ounces Green chili chopped
1 package Taco Seasoning Mix
1 package Dry Ranch style salad dressing mix
1 can (12 oz) Fat Free Refried Beans

Instructions

Brown the meat and onions in the pot.  Add all the other ingredients. Bring to a boil. Now enjoy!

(1 cup = serving)

Jaime’s Savory Stuffed Shells (7 Points)

I would like to thank Jaime from http://shadesofjaim.com/recipes/stuffedshells.html for giving me permission to post this fantastic recipe and picture!)stuffedshells.jpg

Ingredients:

* 16 jumbo pasta shells
* 2 cups broccoli, chopped very small
* 1 cup mushrooms, chopped very small
* 1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
* 1¼ cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
* 1 cup pasta sauce or 1 cup diced tomatoes *
* 1 egg white
* 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
* 1 tsp oregano
* 1 tsp basil
* 1 tsp black pepper

*Using diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce will save you 1 point per serving.

Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375ºF.

Boil pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

Steam broccoli with a little water, covered in microwave, for about 6 minutes. Drain well and pat dry.

Combine broccoli, mushrooms, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg white, garlic, oregano, basil, and pepper. Stir together until well blended. Pour 1/2 cup pasta sauce or tomatoes over bottom of 8×8 square baking pan. Spoon 1 round tablespoon of filling into each shell and place open-side up in an even layer in the pan. Pour remaining sauce or tomatoes over and around shells. Cover pan with foil. Bake at 375ºF for about 25 minutes until heated through, and serve.

Yields: 16 shells (4 servings of 4 shells each)

Chicken Enchiladas (6 Points)

picture-032.jpgIngredients

4 boneless chicken breast halves cubed
1 medium onion chopped
2 cloves Garlic chopped

1/4 cup Cilantro
2 cups Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese
8 Flour tortillas
1 can (12 oz) Low fat cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup Skim milk
1 can (16 oz) Green Chili Enchilada Sauce


Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 º. Spray pan with cooking spray. Saute chicken. Add onion and garlic. Cook until onion is brown. In a large bowl, combine the chicken with the enchilada sauce, onion, garlic, cilantro, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Divide the chicken mixture among the 8 tortillas. Roll tortillas and place seam-side down in a 9- by 13-inch pan. Spread soup mixture over roll-ups and top with the remaining cheese. Bake 30 minutes.

Sausage & Veggie Pizza (8 Points)

(6 Servings)

Ingredients

Cooking spray
2 1/4 cups Onion chopped
1 1/2 cup bell pepper strips
3 links turkey Italian sausage 4 ounces each
1 1/2 can diced tomatoes undrained
1 1/2 loaf French bread cut in half horizontally
1 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese shredded


Instructions
Preheat oven to 450°.

Spray a pan with cooking spray and heat it on meium heat. Saute the green pepper and onions about 6 minutes until tender.

Remove casings from sausage. Add sausage to pan, and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add diced tomatoes, and cook 5 minutes or until mixture thickens.

Spread sausage mixture evenly over cut sides of bread, and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Place bread halves on a baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut each pizza in half.

Ham and Potato Skillet (3 Points)

(This tastes way better than it looks! My son loved it.)

4 servings

Ingredients

1 pound small potatoes
1/2 pound fresh green beans cut into 1-inch
1 cup water
8 ounces plain fat free yogurt
2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham about 8 ounces
Cooking spray
1/2 cup Onion chopped


Instructions
Slice potatoes; halve any large slices. In a large skillet cook potatoes and fresh green beans in water covered about 15 minutes or until potatoes and beans are tender. (if using frozen green beans, add to potatoes last 5minutes of cooking) Meanwhile, in a small saucepan brown the chopped onion in some cooking spray. Stir the following ingredients in with the onion: yogurt, flour, mustard, dill weed, and pepper. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Pour over veggies in skillet. Stir in ham. heat through.