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…]

mom slow cooker pork roast

Mom’s Super Easy Crockpot Pork Roast

A super easy, super yummy crock pot roast recipe from my mom that easily feeds a hungry family for a couple meal. Made with anything from a beef rump roast to a pork loin roast, it is sure to please with very little effort. Only 6 Weight Watchers PointsPlus! [Read more…]

mom meat sauce

Mom’s Out of This World Meat Sauce

My mother’s excellent meat sauce. I have yet to find another that can compare! My lighter version is only 6 PointsPlus! [Read more…]

BBQ Recipes & Reviews

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders

Spicy Whiskey BBQ Sliders from the Pioneer Woman!

These Spicy, Whiskey, BBQ Sliders from the Pioneer Woman are super tasty and great as a dinner or as a snack for a party or game watch! [Read more…]

BigMistaBBQ Atwater 817

We Love Bigmista’s BBQ on Valentine’s Day

Our review of the Atwater Village Farmer’s Market and Bigmista’s Barbecue. [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…]

Peppers

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 […]

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…]

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…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Chipotle Chicken Salad With Creamy Salsa Dressing

Easy Chipotle Chicken Salad with a Creamy Salsa Dressing

A tasty quick easy salad to throw together for a busy workday lunch, while using up leftover chicken. Only 7 Weight Watchers PointsPlus and 11g of carbohydrates per serving! [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…]

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…]

vermouth mushroom pork chops

Healthy Vermouth & Mushroom Pork Chops

Easy, delicious, healthy weeknight meal. Only 4 Weight Watchers points, and 5 grams of carbohydrates. [Read more…]

Grilled Italian Turkey Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Grilled Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini — A Delicious End of Summer Meal or Side Dish

We give this healthy tasty grilled stuffed zucchini recipe from Our Best Bites a big thumbs up! [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…]