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These Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars prove that it’s possible to enjoy the holidays AND stick with your healthy eating goals. The recipe is from the November/December issue of Weight Watchers Magazine, where they’re festively named Chocolaty Candy Cane Triangles. Seriously dense and chocolaty, they contain a secret healthy ingredient you’ll never guess is there: black beans!...

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These Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars prove that it’s possible to enjoy the holidays AND stick with your healthy eating goals. The recipe is from the November/December issue of Weight Watchers Magazine, where they’re festively named Chocolaty Candy Cane Triangles.

Seriously dense and chocolaty, they contain a secret healthy ingredient you’ll never guess is there: black beans!

Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars

Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars

The black beans give these delicious sweet treats a rich dark color while providing a healthy dose of protein and fiber. Everyone who tasted them liked them. And nobody guessed they contained black beans :-)

I love the idea of replacing some of the fat and sugar with healthy ingredients in sweet treats and desserts. It’s so much more appealing to me than using artificial stuff.

Skinny on Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars

These Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint bars are simple to make. You just whirl everything together in a food processor until totally smooth. Once they’re baked and cooled you drizzle them with a simple white chocolate topping and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. According to the nutritional details provided with the recipe, each triangle has 70 calories and *2 Points Plus. I’ll definitely make these again.

Enjoy!

Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars
 
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Seriously dense and chocolaty, you'll never guess they're are black beans in these delicious Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 32
Ingredients
  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 4 crushed peppermint candies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line  an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick aluminum foil.
  2. Place the beans, sugar, cocoa powder, butter, eggs, salt, baking powder, vanilla and mint extract in the bowl of a food processor. Process on high until the mixture is completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl several times. Add the flour and semisweet chocolate chips. Pulse a few times just until blended.
  3. Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread out evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and set on a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. When the mixture is completely cool, make the topping. Combine the white chocolate chips and oil in a small bowl. Microwave on high, stopping to stir every 20 to 30 seconds, until the chips are melted. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the top of the cooled bars. Sprinkle with the crushed mints. Let cool and harden completely. Using the foil as handles, remove the whole slab of bars from the pan. Cut into 16 squares. Cut each square in half diagonally to make 32 triangles.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 triangle): 70 calories, 3 g fat, 9 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein and *2 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Source: Weight Watchers Magazine (November/December 2014)

*PointsPlus® for Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

If you liked this recipe for Weight Watchers Chocolate Mint Bars, you might also like these easy skinny black bean brownies that begin with a box of brownie mix.

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Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/spinach-feta-quiche-with-quinoa-crust/ http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/spinach-feta-quiche-with-quinoa-crust/#respond Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:29:59 +0000 http://simple-nourished-living.com/?p=31869

I love quiche – but I don’t care much for the typical pastry crust that envelopes it. I recently came across this recipe for Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust in the December 2014 issue of Cooking Light and instantly knew I wanted to try making it myself. I can honestly say that I’ve never...

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Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust

I love quiche – but I don’t care much for the typical pastry crust that envelopes it. I recently came across this recipe for Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust in the December 2014 issue of Cooking Light and instantly knew I wanted to try making it myself.

I can honestly say that I’ve never attempted to make any kind of crust before, but this simple 3-ingredient quinoa crust recipe seemed really straight-forward.

This recipe does take a little time since you have to bake the crust for about 20 minutes and cool it before you actually get around to baking the quiche. But IMHO it’s very much worth a little extra effort :)

The Skinny on Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust

The quinoa crust – while packed with protein and fiber – adds a nice and unexpected “crunch” to this quiche. Each generous serving of this spinach feta quiche (1/4th) has about 282 calories and 7* Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Enjoy!

Spinach Feta Quiche with Quinoa Crust
 
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Recipe type: Quiche
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • Filling:
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (1 bag)
  • ½ cup 1% low fat milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1-1/2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. To prepare the crust: in a medium mixing bowl stir together the quinoa, black pepper and egg. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray, then press mixture into bottom and up sides of pan. Bake for 20 minutes; remove to wire rack and cool completely.
  3. To prepare the filling: heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add oil and onion and saute for 3 minutes. Add spinach and sauce for 3 more minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, salt, pepper, red pepper, eggs and egg whites.
  5. Place cooled spinach mixture into pre-baked crust and spread evenly.
  6. Pour egg mixture over spinach and then sprinkle with feta crumbles.
  7. Bake at 375F degrees for about 35 minutes, or until quiche is set.
  8. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
  9. Cut into 4 slices.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/4th): 282 calories, 11.6 g fat, 28 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 17 g protein and 7* PointsPlus.

Recipe Source: Cooking Light, December 2014

*PointsPlus® for spinach feta quiche with quinoa crust calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

More Weight Watchers-Friendly Quiche Recipes You Might Like:

Spinach and Feta Crustless Quiche
Spinach Quiche

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ZipList Says GoodBye http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/ziplist-says-goodbye/ http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/ziplist-says-goodbye/#respond Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:13:49 +0000 http://simple-nourished-living.com/?p=31887 If you were actively using them, you probably already know that the Ziplist Recipe Box and Shopping List have been discontinued. But I wanted to mention it here since we have removed the “Recipe Box” link from the main menu bar. If you are looking for an alternative, Ziplist suggests Epicurious. It offers many of the same features,...

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If you were actively using them, you probably already know that the Ziplist Recipe Box and Shopping List have been discontinued. But I wanted to mention it here since we have removed the “Recipe Box” link from the main menu bar.

If you are looking for an alternative, Ziplist suggests Epicurious. It offers many of the same features, such as saving recipes, uploading your own recipes, creating shopping lists, and syncing with their mobile app so you can access your recipes on the go. And they even have instructions for how to transfer your Ziplist data to an Epicurious account!

Big Oven is another free service that offers features including saving recipes, making shopping lists, creating menu plans, adjusting serving sizes, and syncing with a mobile app.

Pinterest is a great way to save recipes by creating visual “pin boards” of all the recipes you love and/or hope to try. Unfortunately, you can’t build shopping lists or make menu plans with it.

If you have questions, feel free to ask in the comments below. I’ll do my best to try to answer them :-)

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Weight Watchers Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies + Giveaway http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/weight-watchers-cranberry-ginger-oatmeal-cookies-giveaway/ http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/weight-watchers-cranberry-ginger-oatmeal-cookies-giveaway/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 11:13:06 +0000 http://simple-nourished-living.com/?p=31831

Happy Monday! We’ve got another sweet treat and Giveaway for you today! Peter and I spent several hours together in the kitchen last Thursday making and baking a variety of Weight Watchers friendly sweet treats perfect for the holidays. We made low-sugar sugar cookies, chocolaty candy-cane triangles, healthier chocolate almond coconut truffles, and my personal...

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Happy Monday! We’ve got another sweet treat and Giveaway for you today!

Peter and I spent several hours together in the kitchen last Thursday making and baking a variety of Weight Watchers friendly sweet treats perfect for the holidays. We made low-sugar sugar cookies, chocolaty candy-cane triangles, healthier chocolate almond coconut truffles, and my personal favorite, these Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies from the most recent issue of Weight Watchers Magazine (NOV/DEC 2014)

Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

Weight Watchers Friendly Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

I love oatmeal cookies in all their variations and this one is no exception. Packed with chopped dried cranberries and crystallized ginger they bake up moist, sweet and chewy with a delightful SPICY BITE.

Skinny on Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

These Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies are simple drop cookies that are lower in fat. The recipe calls for a couple of things you’ll probably have to shop for: a jar of baby food prunes and crystallized candied ginger , which I find at Trader Joe’s in with the nuts and dried fruit. You could probably substitute unsweetened applesauce for the prunes.

The recipe called for quick cooking oats, but we only had old-fashioned, so made the switch.

(It’s worth mentioning that cookie baking is a lot more fun with the right tools. I love my Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking MatsHalf-Sheet Pans and Tablespoon Scoop :-)  )

Bake them less long and they turn out moist and chewy, longer and they become more scone like, less moist, but still chewy. Pete preferred them less done; me more.

According to the nutritional details provided with the recipe, each cookie has 87 calories and *2 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Enjoy!

cranberry ginger oatmeal cookies

Mixing Up Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies

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Weight Watchers Cranberry Ginger Oatmeal Cookies
 
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A moist and chewy low fat cookie with the perfect combination of sweet and spice perfect for the holidays.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 28
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup baby food prune puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup uncooked oats (quick or old-fashioned)
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • ½ cup crystallized ginger, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray (I use silpat silicone liners instead.)
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light fluffy. Stir in the egg, prune puree and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, a little at a time, stirring until just combined. Then stir in the oats, cranberries and ginger, just until mixed in.
  5. Drop the dough by tablespoonfuls, onto the baking sheets, spaced at least  2 inches apart. (You should end up with 28 cookies.)
  6. Bake until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheets.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cookie): 87 calories, 2 g fat, 16 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein and 2 Points Plus

Source: Weight Watchers Magazine Nov/Dec 2014

*PointsPlus® for cranberry ginger oatmeal cookies calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Now, for the Giveaway! To celebrate this most joyous time of year we are going to share an Amazon gift card with one lucky winner!

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Simple Nourished Living Giveaway

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My Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan 12/15/14 http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/weight-watchers-weekly-meal-plan-121514/ http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/weight-watchers-weekly-meal-plan-121514/#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:46:42 +0000 http://simple-nourished-living.com/?p=31766

Here’s my Weight Watchers weekly meals plan with Points Plus for next week. In addition to helping me stay on track, I hope they provide you with some healthy ideas and cooking/eating inspiration. The countdown to Christmas continues. I hope you had a great week. I’d call mine joyful and productive. I met with new yoga...

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Here’s my Weight Watchers weekly meals plan with Points Plus for next week. In addition to helping me stay on track, I hope they provide you with some healthy ideas and cooking/eating inspiration.

The countdown to Christmas continues. I hope you had a great week. I’d call mine joyful and productive. I met with new yoga clients, got our little tree decorated, enjoyed an extended lunch with a good friend one day, and with Mom on another, spent the better part of a day baking WW friendly sweet treats with Peter, and took in the Las Noches de Las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Gardens. I managed to skip the wine at dinner three nights in a row and have been slowly savoring Rod’s luscious gift of Vosges truffles.

I had  Weight Watcher’s Garden Vegetable Soup several days for lunch. (I’ve portioned out the rest and stuck it in the freezer for the first week of January :-)

So, this week, my goal once again, is to enjoy the holidays without going totally overboard, let the chips fall where they may and reign things again in January.

Hope you have a wonderful week!
 
 

My Weight Watchers Weekly Meals Plan (12/15/14)

Breakfast

This week I’m going to alternate between hard boiled eggs with fruit and peanut butter with fruit for breakfast. I’ll hard boil eggs Sunday so they’re ready and waiting during the week. My fruit bowl is stocked with Cuties tangerines and bananas.  I’ll have either one or the other with a large mug of decaf coffee (0).

  1. Hard Boiled Eggs (4) and Fruit (0)
  2. 2 tangerines (0), 1/2 banana (0) and 1 tablespoon peanut butter (3)

Lunch

I like to keep lunch quick and easy. I’ve learned that limiting my choices is one of my best strategies for easily maintaining my weight. I usually opt for some combination of soup, salad and/or sandwich or leftovers. I have plans to meet a friend for lunch Monday and will see Mom on another.

After last week’s soup focus this week when I’m home for lunch I’ll alternate between:

  1. Light + Easy Egg Salad (3) on an English Muffin (3) with lettuce (o) and tomato (0) (On the days I have fruit and peanut butter for breakfast)
  2. Leftovers

Dinner

Because we are a family of two, we often have dinner leftovers that we are happy to eat again on a subsequent night. So I usually only cook 3 or 4 nights a week :-) This week we’ll be meeting friends for dinner Friday and Saturday nights.

  1. Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli (5) with green salad (0) and light dressing (1) and whole grain toast (2)
  2. Grilled steak (5) and  baked potato (4) with nonfat Greek yogurt (1) and steamed green beans (0) with butter (1) and almonds (1)
  3. Slow Cooker Ham and Sweet Potatoes (10) with green salad (0) and light dressing (1)
  4. Leftovers

Snacks

I’ve been eating a lot more sugar than normal, mostly in the form of cookies, so I’ll focus on savory, fiber-filled snacks to keep things in balance.

  1. Apple Slices (0) with a string cheese (2)
  2. Light Microwave Popcorn (3)

Dessert

‘Tis the season for sweet treats. I’m not gonna lie, Christmas cookies are one of my favorite aspects of the holidays. I’ve got several different kinds cluttering up my counters as I type this. I’ll be taking a big platter of them to a Christmas Party tonight and I’ll tuck what’s left out of my line of sight.

  1. Rice Krispies Date Balls (2)

Previous Weekly Meal Plans:

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Low Fat Cranberry Bars Recipe http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/low-fat-cranberry-bars-recipe/ http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/low-fat-cranberry-bars-recipe/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:37:50 +0000 http://simple-nourished-living.com/?p=31385

The inspiration for these low fat cranberry bars comes from my friend, Alisa. Homemade cranberry bars are one of the highlights of her Mary Kay Holiday Open House. Instead of using her recipe, which made a large batch, I decided to try to make a version that would be smaller, lower in fat and calories but...

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Low Fat Cranberry Bars Recipe

Low Fat Cranberry Bars

The inspiration for these low fat cranberry bars comes from my friend, Alisa. Homemade cranberry bars are one of the highlights of her Mary Kay Holiday Open House. Instead of using her recipe, which made a large batch, I decided to try to make a version that would be smaller, lower in fat and calories but every bit as delicious.

Skinny on Low Fat Cranberry Bars Recipe

Baking from scratch doesn’t get much simpler than this low fat cranberry bars recipe. All you need are a few basic ingredients and a bowl. I used a whisk and lots of elbow grease to mix them, but you could always use an electric mixer if you prefer.

Moist, delicious, and not too sweet, they’re a nice change from fancier cookies and bars that require a lot more work. I think they’re even better a day or two after baking, so they’re a great choice for making ahead and sharing with friends. They’re so yummy I’ve stashed a couple bags of cranberries in the freezer so I can make them again later this winter.

I was able to shave a few calories and a point by cutting back a bit on the sugar and walnuts. According to my calculations each bar has 122 calories and *3 Points Plus.

Enjoy!

Low Fat Cranberry Bars Recipe
 
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Simple and Delicious, these low fat cranberry bars are a new Holiday favorite.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray and set it aside
  2. In medium sized bowl beat the eggs until thick, about 5 minutes. Add the sugar and beat until creamy and well blended. Stir in the flour and butter and vanilla just until blended. Stir in the cranberries and walnuts.
  3. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake until set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 bars.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional estimates per serving (1/16th): 122 calories, 7 g fat, 19 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein and *3 Weight Watchers Points Plus

Source: Ocean Spray

*PointsPlus® for low fat cranberry bars calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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Savory Lemon Rosemary Blueberry Bread http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/savory-lemon-rosemary-blueberry-bread/ http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/savory-lemon-rosemary-blueberry-bread/#comments Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:06:42 +0000 http://simple-nourished-living.com/?p=31778

I’ve certainly been in a baking mood lately, though I suppose it happens this time every year! And since it’s so easy to overdo it with sweet treats during the holidays, I wanted to bake something that wasn’t too sweet and could be enjoyed as a snack anytime of day. I’m happy to say that...

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Savory Lemon Rosemary Blueberry Bread Recipe

Savory Lemon Rosemary Blueberry Bread

I’ve certainly been in a baking mood lately, though I suppose it happens this time every year!

And since it’s so easy to overdo it with sweet treats during the holidays, I wanted to bake something that wasn’t too sweet and could be enjoyed as a snack anytime of day.

I’m happy to say that I found that “not-too-sweet something” in this Sugar Free Savory Lemon Rosemary Blueberry Bread.

The Skinny on Lemon Rosemary Blueberry Bread

One loaf provides 10 slices and, according to my calculations, each slice has approximately 210 calories and 6* Weight Watchers Points Plus.

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Savory Lemon Rosemary Blueberry Bread
 
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup safflower oil
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (not thawed)
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts (unsalted)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375F degrees.
  2. In a blender or food processor, process the oats until they are the same consistency as flour. Set aside 2 teaspoons of oat flour.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the remaining oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, safflower oil, honey and lemon juice.
  5. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until combined.
  6. Toss frozen blueberries with the reserved 2 teaspoons oat flour until coated.
  7. Gently stir the blueberries, walnuts, rosemary and lemon zest into the batter.
  8. Line your 8x4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  9. Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle a few whole rolled oats over the top, if desired.
  10. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Remove pan from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove bread from pan and cool completely on wire rack.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/10th): 210 calories, 11 g fat, 24.5 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein and 6* Weight Watchers PointsPlus

Recipe Source: Clean Eating November/December 2014

*PointsPlus® for this Savory Lemon Rosemary Blueberry Bread calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International Inc.

More Favorite Bread and Muffin Recipes:

Slow Cooker Cranberry Nut Bread
Light & Easy Irish Soda Muffins
Bran Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
Low Fat Lemon Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

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Slow Cooker 3 Bean Turkey Chili http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/slow-cooker-3-bean-turkey-chili-recipe/ http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/12/slow-cooker-3-bean-turkey-chili-recipe/#respond Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:25:58 +0000 http://simple-nourished-living.com/?p=31021

Here’s a super simple, very basic recipe for slow cooker 3 bean turkey chili I think you’re gonna love. We all did. Last night as we were digging into the remaining portion I had tucked away in the freezer a few weeks back it dawned on me that I had yet to post it. This chili...

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Here’s a super simple, very basic recipe for slow cooker 3 bean turkey chili I think you’re gonna love. We all did. Last night as we were digging into the remaining portion I had tucked away in the freezer a few weeks back it dawned on me that I had yet to post it.

slow cooker 3 bean turkey chilii

This chili had just enough heat for our tastes without being overly spicy. It’s even thicker and more flavorful the next day. A great candidate for the freezer, I was reminded just how wonderful it is to have yummy foods like this in the freezer ready and waiting for those nights I’m too tired or unmotivated to cook. I pulled it out first thing in the morning and by dinnertime it was defrosted and ready to heat.

Rod said it reminded him of being in a ski lodge. And Mom called it delicious, saying it needed nothing except a sprinkling of cheese to make a satisfying lunch!

Skinny on Slow Cooker 3 Bean Turkey Chili

Ground turkey can be pretty bland so to make this slow cooker 3 bean turkey chili more flavorful I used hot Italian style Turkey sausage. Adjust the spices to suit your tastes. Chili powder is one of those spices that can intensify a lot during long slow cooking.

According to my calculations each serving has 213 calories and *5 Weight Watchers Points Plus.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker 3 Bean Turkey Chili
 
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A super simple basic no frills recipe, this slow cooker 3 bean turkey chili is a winner at our house.
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 1 pound uncooked hot Italian style turkey sausage
  • 1 cup onion chopped onion
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 - 15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4 - 6 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 can (14 - 15 ounces ) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 - 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 - 15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons chili powder (to taste)
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons ground cumin (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Optional Toppings:
  • 1chopped red onion
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • reduced shredded cheddar
Instructions
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 5 to 6-Quart
  2. Place the turkey and onion in a microwave safe bowl and cook until it's no longer pink and the onions are soft (5 to 8 minutes). Drain any fat and transfer to the slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chiles, beans, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and oregano. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Garnish with the optional toppings and enjoy!
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cup): 213 calories, 6 g fat, 26 g carbs, 7 g fiber, 15 g protein and *5 Weight Watchers Points Plus

Source: adapted from Skinnytaste

*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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