Slow Cooker Recipes

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…]

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork

An easy, delicious, leaner version of Asian-inspired classic that simmers in a slow cooker all day while you are at work or away on a busy weekend day. 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus for the pork. Serve over rice. [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…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

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…]

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…]

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…]

Grilled Lemon and Parmesan Broccoli

Grilled Lemon and Parmesan Broccoli: Healthy Meets Tasty Again!

This grilled lemon and parmesan broccoli is simple, tasty, and healthy! Only 3 PointsPlus and 7 grams of total carbs (7 diabetes carbs / 5 net carbs) per serving. [Read more…]

Basting the turkey with the "Super Smoking Sauce"

Smoking Meat–It’s Time You Tried It Yourself

An introduction into how and why you should start smoking your own meats at home. [Read more…]

Bourbon Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Grilled Pork Tenderloin in Spiced Bourbon Sauce

A wonderful bourbon-based marinade for grilling one of my favorite and most tender cuts of meat–pork tenderloin! Only 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Lighter Black Bean and Corn Salad

Recipe Makeover: A Lighter Black Bean and Corn Salad

This easy delicious chilled salad is excellent paired with any Southwestern or Mexican dish, and is perfect for a picnic. Only 2 Weigh Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [Read more…]

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower – -A Healthy Alternative That Totally Doesn’t Suck!

Mashed Cauliflower is an easy low carb, low sugar, mashed potato substitute that is diabetic and Weight Watchers friendly, yet doesn’t suck! 13 grams of carbs and 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving. [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…]

Miso Glazed Scallops

Quick, Healthy & Tasty Miso-Glazed Scallops with Soba Noodles

Recipe for a tasty, healthy, miso-flavored scallops dish served over soba noodles. 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 8 grams of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

ginger lemongrass chicken

Recipe Makeover: A Lighter Version of RGB’s Grilled Ginger Lemongrass Chicken

We skinnied down this fabulous quick and easy Vietnamese chicken recipe from the Rustic Garden Bistro to just 4 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 10g carbohydrates per serving. [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…]