Brown Rice Tomato Basil Salad

Tomato Brown Rice Basil Salad

I’ve been thinking about this Brown Rice Tomato Basil Salad ever since making slow cooker farro with cherry tomatoes and Parmesan. It’s an oldie but good from the Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family that I first made years ago. If you’re on the lookout for easy tasty Weight… 

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Farro with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil {Slow Cooker}

Farro with tomatoes, basil and Parmesan

(Weight Watchers Crock Pot Cooking Day 186 – Farro with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan) Have you tried farro? According to the package that has been sitting around my pantry for months, it’s one of the oldest cultivated grains. Originally grown in the fertile crescent of the middle east, farro became the primary grain of… 

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Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 178 – Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup) I’ve been on a bit of an Italian food kick recently. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. So, when I came across this recipe for a lighter version Paula Deen’s  Tastes Like Lasagna Soup on Spectacled Owl’s Roundup of 50 Weight Watchers… 

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Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken Thighs

Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken Thighs

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 177 – Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken Thighs) We really like chicken thighs cooked in the slow cooker. They turn out much more moist and tender than chicken breasts. The points plus value is a little higher but I think it’s worth it. Life is too short to eat… 

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Summer Vegetable Soup

Summer Vegetable Soup with Pasta

This light and healthy summer vegetable soup is a deliciously satisfying way to use some of the vegetables from your garden that can be so plentiful right now. Or, if  you are like me and don’t have a garden, this summer vegetable soup will still be delicious made with vegetables from the grocery store! Skinny… 

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Summer Salmon Panzanella Salad

Salmon Panzanella

This summer salmon panzanella salad makes a great easy, healthy lunch or dinner option that comes together in a matter of minutes. The only thing that needs cooking is the green beans. And if turning on the stove seems like too much work, you could always substitute chopped cucumber or zucchini instead. Panzanella is the… 

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Easy Healthy Skinny Baked Eggplant Parmesan Melts

Eggplant Parmesan Melts

Slices of eggplant baked and then topped with sliced fresh tomatoes, diced mozzarella and grated Parmesan, baked again for a few minutes until melty, then topped with fresh basil. You get all the delicious flavors of eggplant parmesan with a lot less fat and calories. It’s  much lighter, healthier, and easier than traditional eggplant parmesan… 

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