Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Easy, Spicy, Flavorful, Healthy Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos

Easy healthy flavorful chicken tacos that get made in the slow cooker. [Read more…]

slow cooker lasagna

Crockpot Lasagna: Summertime comfort food goodness without a hot oven — and it’s healthy!

This easy crockpot version of lasagna is perfect for hot summer nights when you want to avoid the oven. At 10 PointsPlus, splurging on this meaty cheesy goodness won’t bust your waistline. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup

An easy delicious soup that conveniently simmers in your slow cooker all day while at work or play. Packed with Italian sausage and fresh veggies — only 6 PointsPlus! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews


Roasting Jalapenos: Firing up your Fiery Peppers

An awesome friend recently gifted me some roasted Hatch Chile Peppers, which we used (twice) in an awesome New Mexico Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas recipe that was both tasty and healthy.  Unfortunately, we then ran out of the roasted Hatch Chiles, which are really only available once a year (the story of which is written […]

Jeff's Tri-Tip

Try This Tri-Tip

Jeff’s excellent smoked trip-tip recipe is always a huge hit with our family and with our guests. We have yet to find anyone else who makes it this good — even the pros. [Read more…]

Garlic Grilled Lamb Chops

Great Garlic Grilled Lamb Chops from the Neelys

A tasty and easy garlic grilled lamb chops recipe from Food Network’s Neely family. Great for Easter or any other grilling occasion. 4 PointsPlus per chop. [Read more…]


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…]

A side of Spicy BBQ Beans where they are happiest--on a plate with smoked beef brisket, cole slaw, and a hunk of bread, next to a roaring campfire!

Spicy (sorta) BBQ (kinda) Beans!

BBQ Beans are a classic side for smoked or barbecued meats, along with cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, watermelon, and corn bread. These easy Texas-style spicy bbq beans aren’t really all that spicy, but they are tasty! [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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

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…]

Pescado Veracruz

Pescado Veracruz — Fish From the Extremely Deep South!

A saucy, spicy (though not necessarily picante) fish dish, that brings out the great flavors and colors of Mexican cuisine. Only 10 WeightWatchers PointsPlus, and 19.4 carbs, per serving. [Read more…]

Lasagna Soup

Healthy Hearty Lasagna Soup

I made this soup last week for Hubby and the kids on a weeknight after work. It was super quick to prepare. And it was super delicious. A big big hit with the entire family, who rated it “a keeper”. 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 17g carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Thai Pork over Rice

Slow Cooker Spicy Thai Pork

This delicious lean Asian-inspired pork stew is conveniently prepared in a slow cooker. 11 Weight Watchers PointsPlus (including rice). 12g carbohydrates (excluding rice). [Read more…]


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…]

Shrimp Avocado Salad

Gina’s Easy Zesty Lime, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad

This chilled shrimp salad is perfect for a hot evening, and it’s quick enough to prepare after work. Just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 7 grams of carbs! [Read more…]