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Recipes I find that I want to try

Roasted Pears with Oatmeal Raisin Crumble

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1 Tbsp + 1 tsp cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4 inch dice

2 Tbsp all purpose flour

2 Tbsp old fashioned oats

1 Tbsp brown sugar, not packed

1 Tbsp golden raisins, chopped

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp lemon zest

pinch salt

4 large firm ripe Anjou or Bartlett pears, unpeeled, halved and cored

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl use a fork to cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; stir in the oats, sugar, pumpkin seeds, raisins, cinnamon, zest and salt until well combined.
  3. Cut a thin slice off the rounded side of each pear half so that the pears will sit flat; place pear halves on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 1/2 Tbsp crumble topping over each pear half; bake until crumble is gold and pears are tender, about 25-30 minutes. Serve the pears hot or warm.

Per serving (2 halves): 22 calories, 5 g total fat, 2 g sat fat, 77 mg sodium, 43 g total carbs, 26 g sugar, 8 g fiber, 2 g protein.

4 WW SmartPoints

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Cinnamon Sugar Sweet Potato Fries

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I love fries. Who doesn’t? I found this recipe in an old Weight Watchers magazine.

1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

2 sweet potatoes (1 lb each)

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425. Line large rimmed baking sheet with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.

Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into 1/2 inch thick slices; cut each slice into 1/2 inch thick sticks (you should have 48 fries). Spread fries on prepared pan, making sure they do not touch or overlap. Spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with salt.

Bake 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven; spray fries with nonstick spray and sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture. Flip fries and spray with nonstick spray and sprinkle with remaining sugar mixture. Bake 10 minutes longer. Remove from ove, toss well and bake until brown and tender, about 5 more minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool several minutes before serving.

Serving size: 8 fries per person

144 calories, 8 g total fat, 9 g sat fat, 277 mg sodium, 34 g total carbs, 9 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 2 g protein

Points Plus: 4

Balsamic Soy Pork Tenderloin

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  • 3/4 cup(s) low sodium soy sauce   
  • 1/4 cup(s) balsamic vinegar   
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder   
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes   
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup   
  •   1 pound(s) uncooked lean pork tenderloin   
  • 1 item(s) chicken bouillon cube   

Place everything except the pork loin in a large zipper baggie. Close and mix indredients in bag by moving them around. Open and put pork loin in. Marinate for 1 hr. Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking dish with foil. Put the pork loin in lined dish and add 1 cup of the marinade. Cover with foil. Place in oven for 25 minutes. Check for doneness. Allow to rest at least 10 minutes before serving to keep the juices in.

Serves 3.

7 WW PP+

Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 288 Calories; 5g Fat (17.2% calories from fat); 36g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 99mg Cholesterol; 2726mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.

Low-Fat Cream Cheese Wontons

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I came up with this and haven’t tried it yet. But doesn’t it sound good? Let me know if you try it!

  • 8 oz Neufchâtel cheese   
  • 4 Tbsp sugar   
  • 4 Tbsp ground cinnamon   
  • 16 item(s) wonton wrapper(s)   

Fill 8 wonton wrappers with 1 oz neufchatel. Run your finger around the edges after you have moistenend them with water. Place another wonton wrapper on top and seal edges. Spray both sides of the wonton with butter spray. Bake in 350 degree oven until browned. In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. When the wontons come out of oven and are still hot, toss in cinnamon sugar mix. Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Serves 8.

4 WW PP+

Chocolate Pudding Mousse

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Here is a WW friendly chocolate pudding mousse that is EASY and HEAVENLY!

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  • 1 package(s) fat-free sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix   
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) 2% reduced fat milk   
  • 8 oz Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Lite, divided   

Beat pudding mix and milk with whisk 2 min. Stir 1 cup COOL WHIP into remaining puddings. Top with remaining COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Serves 6.

4 WW Points+

99 calories. (Yes! Under 100 calories!)

No Bake Energy Bites

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I sometimes wonder what a good snack would be that is beneficial to health rather than just something sweet. Here’s an easy recipe that has protein and a little sweet to it. I can definitely see this as a pre or post workout pick-me-up. I found it at Gimmesomeoven.

  • 1 cup(s) uncooked old fashioned oats   
  • 2/3 cup(s) unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted   
  • 1/2 Tbsp salted creamy peanut butter   
  • 1/2 cup(s) flax seed(s), ground   
  • 1/2 Tbsp milk chocolate chips   
  • 1/3 Tbsp honey   
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract   
  • Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1″ in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. Makes about 20-25 balls.

Makes 25 balls and each are 1 WW PP+ each! Yes! Just 1 point!!!!!!

Smoky Mountain Chicken

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This is one of my favorite go-to recipes. It’s easy and delicious. It also pairs with so many other things. ENJOY!

  •   8 oz boneless skinless chicken breast   
  • 4 Tbsp barbecue sauce   
  • 2 oz low fat shredded cheddar cheese   
  •   2 medium uncooked scallion(s), chopped   
  •   1 medium fresh tomato(es), diced

Spray baking dish with nonstick spray. Coat chicken with barbecue sauce. Bake in 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. When you are plating, top each chicken serving with 1 oz of shredded cheddar and scallions and tomatoes.

Serves 2. 

6 WW PP+

224 Calories; 6g Fat (23.4% calories from fat); 33g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 75mg Cholesterol; 496mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.