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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

You know you’re doing something right when your husband says “you’ve been making some of the best dinners ever lately.”  Believe it or not, all of my good cooking has come from Weight Watchers.  So not only are they tasting good, they are fairly healthy for us as well.

Last night I cooked my favorite recipe to date, so I had to share it with you.  Cheesy chicken enchiladas.  Even the name sounds good, right?

Here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

POINTS® Value:    6
Servings:  6
Preparation Time:  15 min
Cooking Time:  27 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Ingredients

  1 spray(s) cooking spray   
  8 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product   
  1/2 cup(s) fat-free sour cream   
  1/4 cup(s) fat-free evaporated milk   
  1/4 cup(s) scallion(s), green part only, minced   
  1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes   
  3 cup(s) cooked chicken breast, chopped*   
  6 medium whole wheat tortilla(s), 7-inches each   
  1/4 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, sharp variety   
  6 medium olive(s), green, pitted, sliced   
  1/4 cup(s) salsa   

Instructions

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine cheese product and sour cream; cover and microwave on high power until cheese melts, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove half of melted cheese to a small bowl and stir in evaporated milk; set aside. Add scallions, red pepper flakes and chicken to remaining cheese mixture; stir to coat.
  • Spoon about 2/3 cup of chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; fold in sides of tortilla to cover filling and place tortillas in a single layer in prepared dish; spoon remaining cheese sauce over top and then sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and olives.
  • Bake until cheese topping is bubbly, about 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with salsa. Yields 1 enchilada per serving.

Source: WeightWatchers.com

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Entertaining on the Slim

Summer is practically here, which means calendars are booking up with parties.  I recently won this recipe guide for entertaining from WeightWatchers.com that offers an abundance of options for creating bikini-friendly foods all summer long. 

Take a look by clicking the link below.  It is a big file … be patient.

Weight Watchers Recipe Collection

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Salty Sweet Goodness

Pardon the two consecutive Weight Watchers-related posts, but I’m high on them right now (as I always have been).  I just logged my first week (back) on the program and lost 3.2 pounds (yay).

Waiting in line to weigh in, they tempt you with all sorts of yummy looking foods to buy. So today I picked up one of their newer items – the Chocolate Pretzel Blast mini bars.  OMG.

These bars are 1 point each (for you non-Weight Watcher people … that is as low as a non-vegetable food goes), and they are delicious. I’ll go as far as to say every woman’s dream … sweet chocolate, salty pretzels, crunchy nuts, chewy caramel.  Tempted yet??

I am not sure if you can buy these in the regular grocery store or if they are available at meetings only. 

Diet or not, you are going to want to buy these.  They are great snacks and truly delicious to eat. 

If you cannot find them at either of the afore-mentioned locations, it looks like you can buy them at eCrater.com or on eBay.  Happy eating.

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Turkey Joe’s

I have two big milestones coming up this October … my 30th birthday and my five-year wedding anniversary.  Naturally, I am trying to slim down for both.

In search of low-calorie/big-flavor recipes, I found a Weight Watchers recipe for Turkey Joes (think sloppy Joe’s with turkey instead of beef).

It was really good and didn’t taste like diet food at all.  Source: WeightWatchers.com

Here is the recipe.  Enjoy.

Ingredients

1 pound(s) lean ground turkey
1/2 medium bell pepper(s), chopped
1/2 medium sweet red pepper(s), chopped
1/2 medium onion(s), chopped
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup(s) barbecue sauce
4 medium mixed-grain hamburger roll(s), sliced in half

Instructions

  • Brown turkey in a non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain off liquid. Add peppers and onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add barbecue sauce and cayenne pepper; heat thoroughly, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  • Top bottom half of buns with turkey mixture; cover with top half of bun and serve.

Serves 4.  6 Weight Watchers points per serving. 15 minutes prep time.

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