Light and easy meal ideas and recipes.

Sides, Sauces & Dressing

  • Black Bean & Tomato Salad

    Black Bean & Tomato Salad

    Points: 0
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    This black bean & tomato salad is so versatile. It makes a really tasty dip, side dish, topping on tacos, or just by itself. It really easy to make and zero points for the whole bowl here.

     

    I enjoy it with Sanissimo Baked Corn Cracker Bites (20 crackers for 2 points).

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  • Winter Grilled Corn

    Winter Grilled Corn

    Points: 0
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    I found this beautiful fresh (not frozen) corn at the grocery store, so I charred it up in a dry frying pan on medium heat. Spray of olive oil, salt, pepper and some torn fresh basil leaves. So delicious.

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  • Artichokes

    Artichokes

    Points: 7
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    I think some people might hesitate to make artichokes because they are not sure what to do with them. But they are so delicious! Especially stuffed. All the points are in the stuffing here, but when paired with a zero point protein like fish or chicken, it makes a great complete meal. Recipe makes 4 artichokes (7 points each artichoke).

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  • Toasted Artichoke Hearts

    Toasted Artichoke Hearts

    Points: 1
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    Frozen artichoke hearts - toasted in the toaster oven with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and Everything Bagel Seasoning.

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  • Mini Broccoli Cheddar Casseroles

    Mini Broccoli Cheddar Casseroles

    Points: 3
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    Easy to prepare and portion in advance. These delicious little cups of goodness are a great accompaniment to chicken or turkey as a main, or as a party appetizer. Recipe makes 12 servings.
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  • Alfredo Sauce

    Alfredo Sauce

    Points: 4
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    This home-made Alfredo sauce is light and creamy with a hint of Parmesan and garlic. Quick and easy to make. Makes 4 servings.
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  • Roasted Fall Vegetables

    Roasted Fall Vegetables

    Points: 1 or 2 depending on the amount of oil
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    Easy and delicious vegetable platter that goes well with pretty much any main (chicken, fish, pork or even beef).
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  • Smashed Acorn Squash

    Smashed Acorn Squash

    Points: 3
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    Note for this recipe: Once the acorn squash is cooked, the skin peels right off.
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  • Champagne Vinaigrette

    Champagne Vinaigrette

    Points: 2
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    This is a very basic, but delicious vinaigrette. It's good on softer lettuces such as mixed baby greens, arugula and spinach. Serving is 2 tbsp. Recipe makes about 3 servings.
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  • Chipotle Lime Dressing

    Chipotle Lime Dressing

    Points: 1
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    This dressing is totally delicious on any kind of fish or taco salad. I use this on Trader Joe's Mahi-mahi burgers, shrimp tacos, chicken taco salad and with my Panko Crusted Tilapia. Recipe makes 2 servings.
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  • Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Points: 3 (per 2 tbsp.)
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    This home made balsamic is easy to mix up and super delicious. Recipe makes 1/2 cup. Each serving is 3 points (2 tbsp).
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  • Ranch Dressing

    Ranch Dressing

    Points: 1
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    A much lighter take on bottled ranch dressing. Still so delicious and creamy. You may never buy store bought ranch again. Recipe makes about 4 servings. 2 tablespoons per serving.
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  • Teriyaki Sauce

    Teriyaki Sauce

    Points: 2
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    This teriyaki sauce goes great with chicken, pork or salmon. Recipe makes 4 servings.
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  • Sesame Ginger Dressing

    Sesame Ginger Dressing

    Points: 1
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    Great on salads and chicken. Dressing recipe makes about 3 servings. 2 tbsp per serving. For the sesame oil, Sushi Chef brand is superior to other sesame oils I have tried. It has a black label and can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores. You can also find Tamari soy sauce in this section.
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  • Tzaziki Sauce

    Tzaziki Sauce

    Points: 1
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    Use this creamy tzaziki sauce on greek wraps, salads or as a dip. Recipe makes 3 servings (2 tbsp for a serving).
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  • Marinara Sauce

    Marinara Sauce

    Points: 0
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    You don't need a lot of effort and ingredients to make a delicious zero point marinara sauce. I make this on meal prep day and use it throughout the week for 2 ingredient dough pizza, raviolis, grilled chicken pizza and other stuff.
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  • Fresh Pico De Gallo

    Fresh Pico De Gallo

    Points: 0
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    Fresh pico de gallo is zero points and goes well with so many different things such as fajitas, tacos, salads and chips.
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