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 spinach artichoke dip

Easy Comforting Slow Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip

A super easy delicious crowd-pleasing appetizer that can be conveniently prepared in a crockpot while you attend to guests or other tasks. Perfect for game day or holiday parties! [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

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…]

asian grilled asparagus

Asian Grilled Asparagus

An easy Asian style grilled asparagus to pair with any number of Thai or Chinese main dishes that are heavy on meat and light on vegetables. Only 1/2 to 1 Weight Watchers PointPlus per serving. [Read more…]

Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way Bar-B-Que in Palm Springs

The Cowboy Way BBQ is a great restaurant in Palm Springs that we first discovered at the bbq competition at the Stagecoach Festival. Unbelievably good brisket chili and chili mac, but the pulled pork and brisket is pretty excellent, too! [Read more…]

Diabetic Friendly Recipes

Sourdough Parmesan Artichoke Stuffing

Sunset’s Sourdough Parmesan Artichoke Stuffing — Not Your Momma’s Turkey Dressing!

An awesome non-traditional take on stuffing/dressing that uses sourdough bread, artichoke hearts, parmesan cheese, and mushrooms. 5 PointsPlus, and 26g of carbohydrates, per serving. [Read more…]

Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Linguine

Easy Healthy Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Linguine

This quick and easy one-skillet meal is packed with shrimp and fresh crisp summer vegetables. Only 8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, and 45g carbohydrates, per serving! Perfect for a hectic work night dinner. [Read more…]

Thai Cucumber Salad

Ridiculously Tasty Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

This easy and tasty Thai Cucumber Salad with red onion, peanuts, and chiles is a great accompaniment to an Asian meat dish. Just 16g of carbs and 5 Weight Watchers Points+ 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…]

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 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…]