Category Archives: WW-friendly

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

I was watching Giada’s show and she made these the other day. I had ground chicken hanging around, so figured I’d give them a try. They were good! Better than regular chicken marsala? Debatable, but I always love trying out new meatball dishes. We served ours over spaghetti. I burned them and they were still good. 😀

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Instant Low Carb “Huevos Rancheros”

One of those barely-a-recipe ideas, but this came to me as a way to shake up our breakfast routine a little. Super easy.

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Green Chili with Chicken and White Beans

This is probably my favorite attempt at a non tomato-based chili. It was good for using up some tomatillos. My friend Angela provided the recipe, which I tweaked slightly here and there.

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Spicy Cucumber Salad

Kinda obsessed with this recipe, which I made for a side for my Asian-inspired cookout this weekend (I’ll do a roundup of the recipes, since not all of them were new). I’m bad about taking pictures when I cook for a crowd, but if you click on the link you can get a sense of what the dish looks like (very vibrant red and green color contrast).

The red pepper powder might be a challenge to find if you don’t live near an Asian grocery store, but it does add a special kind of flavor, so it’s worth a little effort.

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Shrimp “Cobb” Salad

Another Soup & Salad Week recipe from Cooking Light. I think calling this a Cobb is a stretch at best, but it’s still a bright, tasty salad.

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Couscous Pilaf with Currants and Almonds

This ended up being a delicious accompaniment to chicken thighs roasted and marinated in this Indonesian marinade (I froze the extra from when I made swordfish), and crispy kale.

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John’s Roasted Veggie and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

I’m on John Boot Camp until Friday because our work weight-loss competition is coming to a close, and I’m one person away from getting a refund on my buy-in, hehe. So John’s planning the meals and my workouts for the week. His emphasis is veggies, low carb and lean protein.

These don’t quite count as low carb because, well, it’s a sandwich, but these were healthy, filling and delicious! Paired with spinach side salad (recipe to follow). Adapted from this recipe.

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John’s Spinach Side Salad with Mustard Dressing

Paired well with our veggie sandwiches.

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Recipe Variation: Pasta Puttanesca

It’s been ages since I’ve made pasta puttanesca, which is a shame because it’s delicious (and great for Mostly Meatless March). I tried out Mark Bittman’s take on the recipe (similar to mine; no anchovies, though) from “How To Cook Everything” and really liked it.

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Thai Basil Tofu with Veggie Crumbles

This was delicious; probably my favorite recipe of the month. Inspired by my previous Thai Basil Chicken.

I decided at the last minute to add in the soy crumbles (I used Morningstar’s Meal Starters) to give it a texture kind of like Ma Po Tofu, and it worked well.

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