Weight Watcher Recipes

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Well, as you can see I have trouble keeping up this blog. I have decided to take a new approach for me and blog about Weight Watchers recipes. I decided to start the new year with an attempt to eat healthier and I love the fact I don’t have to count calories, just points. I signed up online and have a set of wonderful tools to use to convert recipes I have so that I know how many points are in each one.

Tonight for dinner I made chili only instead of ground beef used ground turkey breast. This chili recipe now is 4 points per serving and my husband loved it. In fact he can’t wait to have it again tomorrow. For dessert I saw a recipe for some Raisin Turnovers and I just wasn’t going there but liked the basic part of the recipe so I changed the raisins to apricots and cooked the filling just a little. We loved it! I want to try dried apples next. I may be on to something here.

Turkey Chili
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Serves: Serves 8
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cup(s) canned tomato sauce with tomato tidbits
  • 8 Tbsp minced onion
  • 2 cup(s) celery
  • 20 oz Jennie-O Turkey Store Extra lean ground breast
  • 4 cup(s) Bush's Chili beans - mild (pinto bean)
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 3 cup(s) water
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
Instructions
  1. Brown turkey. Add remaining ingredients except chili beans. Cook for 1 hour and stir in chili beans. Cook another 30 minutes minimum over low heat. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  2. Note: I use Penzey's spices and they have a wonderful spice called Chili Con Carne and I use 2 Tablespoons of that also. We like our chili a little spicy.
  3. POINTS® Value: 4
  4. Servings: 8

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Apricot Won Tons

12 half dried apricot halves
2 item(s) Nasoya Won Ton Wrappers
1 Tbsp chopped pecans
1/2 cup(s) water

Cut up apricot halves into small pieces, cover with water. Cook until water evaporates and makes a thick, chunky paste. Cool.

Place a scant teaspoon of filling on each wrapper. Wet the edges of 2 sides. Fold over and seal filling in wrapper.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place half of the wontons in boiling water for about a minute. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining turnovers.

Place on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with Pam. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

POINTS® Value: 2
Servings: 2

There is just a sprinkling of confectioners sugar on these turnovers.

I hope you enjoy these recipes!

 

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