Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Slow Cooker Carnitas — Juicy, Tender, Healthy, and Spicy!

An easy, juicy, lean, and spicy (if you want it that way) carnitas recipe that you can toss in the crock pot in the morning and eat for dinner that night! [Read more…]

slow cooker german short ribs

Slow Cooker German Short Ribs

Tender fall off the bone comfort food goodness. Perfect for a weekend supper. Conveniently prepared in a crockpot! At 28 PointsPlus, this is definitely a special occasion dish if you’re following Weight Watchers. [Read more…]

Lighter Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

A Lightened-Up Version of Paula Deen’s Creamy Mac & Cheese

With a few simple substitutions, I made this excellent kid-approved comfort dish much healthier — only 4 Points! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

artichokes

Artichokes Two Ways, in Order of Increasing Awesomeness–Boiled to Grilled

How to turn artichokes from a thorny, hard, bitter thistle into a yummy boiled or marinated and grilled appetizer! A favorite of our kids. [Read more…]

grilled mustard brussels sprouts

Everything Is Better Grilled! — Grilled Crispy Mustard Brussels Sprouts

This easy tangy grilled version of brussels sprouts is now one of our favorite side dishes, and the main way we eat them in the Greene house. Give these brussels sprouts a try this summer! Only 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus. [Read more…]

sriracha chicken skewers

Sriracha Chicken Skewers — party in your mouth!

A super tasty recipe for healthy grilled chicken skewers using the hippest condiment on the market today–Sriracha! Spicy, but manageable for all but the most sensitive tongues. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving, 26 grams of carbohydrates, and packed with protein. [Read more…]

The stage at Robert's Western World--That's Johnny Cash's bass player on the right!

Dining on Broadway in Downtown Nashville

A journey up and down Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, as we visit some of the most famous historical honky-tonks, bars, and restaurants, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Merchant’s Restaurant and Bar, Robert’s Western World, and Rippy’s Smokin’ Bar and Grill. [Read more…]

Cooking with foil in Anza Borrego

Fun with Foil on the Fire

Foil wrapped veggies and potatoes make for healthy and easy camp food with little or no cleanup! [Read more…]

Dillsboro Smokehouse

Sampling Carolina style BBQ at the Dillsboro Smokehouse

Our review of the Dillsboro Smokehouse, located in an adorable historic North Carolina town located at the base of the Smoky Mountains. [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Simple Quick Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These tasty basic Asian chicken lettuce wraps are quick to prepare, and are perfect for a hot weather weeknight dinner. At 10g of carbs, 16g of protein, and 8 grams of fat per serving, these wraps make for a particularly healthy dish (5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus). [Read more…]

Shirataki Noodles

Almost-No-Carb Shirataki Noodles

At less than 1g to 3g of carbs per serving, this Japanese noodle is an excellent pasta alternative for those who need a low-carb or gluten-free diet. Shirtaki noodles became a Godsend to me after receiving my critical extreme diabetes diagnoses 13 months ago. They are now a regular part of our menu. [Read more…]

Texas Ranch Style Stew

Texas Ranch Style Stew: Quick, Easy & Kid-Friendly

A tasty kid-approved quick easy and inexpensive weeknight meal that is only 7 Weight Watchers PointPlus, and 37 grams of carbohydrates! [Read more…]

Sunomono

Easy Sides: Sunomono – Japanese Cucumber Salad

Sunomono: A quick, easy, healthy and cool sounding Japanese cucumber salad that will give you a break from stir fry vegetables or iceberg lettuce in preparing your Asian (or Asian-fusion) side dishes. 1 WeightWatchers PointPlus, and 4g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

Grilled Tilapia Tacos

Grilled Tilapia Fish Tacos: Easy, Cheap, Healthy, Tasty Summer Eats!

Grilled fish tacos, using tilapia, are an incredibly easy, quick, tasty, healthy, and inexpensive meal for the warmer months of the year. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 37 grams of carbohydrates for 2 tacos! [Read more…]

maryland crab soup

Classic Maryland Crab Soup

This simple, subtle, yet hearty soup is quick to make, and is super healthy at just 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 10g of carbohydrates, per serving. Pair it with a side salad and thick slide of crusty bread. [Read more…]