Moroccan Chickpea Chili (4 Points)

(serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup prechopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons no-salt-added tomato paste
2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes undrained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 

Instructions
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrot, and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in cumin and next 7 ingredients (through red pepper); cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add 1 1/2 cups water, tomato paste, chickpeas, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and juice.

 

from Cooking Light

Hummus (2 Points)


Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

1 can (12 oz) Garbanzo beans drained
2 cloves Garlic
1/4 cup Tahini
2 tablespoons Olive oil


Instructions
Blend in cuisenart. Add water if too thick.

Motz’s Homemade Macaroni and Cheese (5 Points)

Serving size = Approx. 3/4 cup
Yields: 8 Servings

Ingredients

2 cups elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons Reduced Fat butter
1 tablespoon Flour
2 cups Skim milk
1/2 pound Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese shredded
1/2 small Onion
1 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Bread crumbs


Instructions
Cook macaroni, drain, and set aside.

Melt butter or margarine in saucepan. Add onion, flour and then milk. Add salt. (Don’t forget the salt!) Heat on medium-high while stirring constantly. When mixture is at a rolling boil, add ¾ of the cheese. (save the other ¼ for the top.) I recommend adding the cheese a little bit at a time so it melts nice and soft. Also be sure to keep mixture at rolling boil while adding cheese or it may not melt correctly.

Put macaroni in large bowl or casserole dish. (I use a 2L round glass dish.) Pour cheese sauce over mixture; stir. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake uncovered in 400º oven for 35-40 minutes.

http://shadesofjaim.com/recipes/macncheese.html

Fantastic French Toast (2 Points)

Yields: 6 Servings

Ingredients

2 eggs
1/2 cup nonfat milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 slices whole wheat bread
syrup or other toppings

Instructions
1. Preheat the griddle over medium heat, or set an electric frying pan at 375 degrees.
2. Put eggs, milk, and vanilla in a pie pan or shallow bowl and beat with a fork until well mixed.
3. Grease the griddle or pan with a thin layer of oil.
4. Dip both sides of bread, one slice at a time, in the egg mixture and cook on the hot griddle or frying pan.
5. Cook on one side until golden brown. Turn the bread over to cook the other side. It will take about 4 minutes on each side.
6. Serve with syrup, applesauce, fruit slices, or jam.
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Apple, Walnut, and Mixed Greens Salad with Zinfandel-Cranberry Vinaigrette (2.5 Points)


I got this recipe from Cooking Light. I would suggest either not putting in the onions or not putting in the shallots. They were extremely overpowering and stunk up my kitchen for a few days!

(serving size: about 1 1/3 cups salad and about 1 1/2 teaspoons walnuts)

Ingredients

1 cup sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
3/4 cup apple juice
1/2 cup zinfandel or other fruity dry red wine
1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail
3 tablespoons minced shallots
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon walnut oil
10 cup gourmet salad greens
3 cups cubed Gala apple (about 2 apples)
1 cup thinly sliced Walla Walla or other sweet onion (about 1 medium onion)
1/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts toasted

Instructions
Combine cranberries and apple juice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; let stand for 10 minutes. Drain cranberries; discard apple juice. Set cranberries aside.

Bring wine and cranberry juice to a boil in pan, and cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 8 minutes). Pour wine mixture into a medium bowl; add shallots, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk.

Tossing the cubed apples with lemon juice will help keep them from turning brown. If you prefer sharper onion flavor, use red onions instead of Walla Wallas.

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Quesadillas (7 Points)

Ingredients
2 Fat free flour tortillas

1/2 pound Sweet potato
1/4 cup Black beans drained
1/4 cup Reduced Fat Cheddar cheese
Chili powder to taste
Cilantro to taste
Salt to taste
Cooking Spray as required

Instruction

Peel sweet potato and chop into small pieces. Boil for about 10 minutes or until very soft. Drain and mash with a potato masher.

Lay out one tortilla. Cover with 1/4 cup mashed sweet potato, 1/4 cup black beans, 1/4 cup cheese, and salt, chili powder, and cilantro to taste. Cover with second tortilla.

Spray frying pan with a little fat-free cooking spray and fry your quesadilla a few minutes on each side, until cheese is melted and beans are heated through.

From:

http://shadesofjaim.com/recipes/blackbeansweetpota

Italian Carrots (3 Points)

(4 servings) Ingredients

2 2/3 cups baby Carrots
1 1/3 teaspoon Olive oil
2/3 teaspoon Dried basil
1/3 teaspoon Dried oregano
1 1/3 teaspoon Butter

Instructions

Cook carrots in butter until tender/crisp. Drain carrots and toss with olive oil, basil, and oregano.

(from BigOven.com)