Recipes | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans – Part 6


I wanted to share this recipe submitted to us by Tiffany over at Life in the Zoo… thanks Tiffany! Sounds delicious! Ingredients: 1 large cucumber, diced 1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved 1 can (19oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1 medium jalapeno, seeded and minced, optional

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side dishes

POINTS® Value: 6 Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 5 min Cooking Time: 50 min

Level of Difficulty: Easy

This stuffed spud can stand on its own for lunch or accompany a dinner entree for a heartier meal. If you’re in a hurry, microwave the potatoes on high-power for about 15 minutes, instead of baking them.


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I was just reading through my new Whole Living magazine and came across an article on Eating Right for Under $15.  One of the recipes sounded really good, and although I haven’t tried it, I thought I’d share it with y’all. This yummy-sounding recipe packs in 18 grams of fiber and a whopping 19 grams […]

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My all time favorite Italian restaurant, Vinny’s, has cooked up a little dish just for me and the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. Well, I’m sharing it with you, so it’s for you too! I’m really good friends with the owners of the restaurant and one of them has been on and off of Weight […]

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I found this on the WW site and thought it sounds delicious! I think it would be great over chicken and mushrooms! Enjoy!


POINTS® Value: 2 Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 12 min Cooking Time: 0 min

Level of Difficulty: Easy

Our slimmed-down version of this Italian classic relies on chicken broth (and just a little olive oil) […]

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Welcome to The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans very first recipe carnival! Kick off your tennis shoes, grab a cold bottle of water, and feel free to snack on the fresh fruit and veggies over there on the bar.
Since we have so many wonderful Sisters, we thought it would be fabulous to invite y’all to […]

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This recipe is for our very first recipe carnival! I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Comfort Foods – Diet cookbook. Enjoy!

1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts 3T lime juice 1T chili powder 1C frozen corn 1C chunky salsa 12 fat-free flour tortillas (6 inches, warmed)

sour cream, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, optional

Place the chicken in a 3 quart […]

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I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Comfort Foods – Diet cookbook. I haven’t made it yet, but it sounds like it would be super-fun to make with kids! 1 package (7.5 ounces) refrigerated flaky buttermilk biscuits (10 biscuits) 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces)

2 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar

Flatten each biscuit into a 3 inch circle. […]

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Although this one’s a little higher in points, it’s still one I enjoy on special occasions! I typically double the recipe if I plan to feed the whole family. From Weight Watchers Servings: 2

Points: 9

5 oz uncooked linguini 1 1/2 oz cooked Canadian-style bacon, chopped 1 small onion(s), red, finely chopped 2 medium garlic clove(s), crushed

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POINTS® Value: 3
Servings: 10


1 1/2 pound(s) raw extra lean ground beef

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

8 oz Kraft Velveeta Light Reduced-Fat Pasteurized Processed Cheese Product

2 tbsp fat-free skim milk

1 cup(s) onion(s)

2 clove(s) garlic clove(s)


Brown ground beef with garlic, salt an black pepper until cooked. Drain. Combine cooked meat and all remaining […]

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Looking for a low calorie, quick lunch? How about trying this wrap?
A Tuscan Tuna Wrap

3 ounces light tuna, drained 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup diced tomatoes Dash of salt and pepper 2 whole-grain tortillas

1/2 cup baby spinach

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and wrap in the tortillas! It’s that easy.
Found here

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Oh, I am a sucker for mashed potatoes! Yes, you can eat mashed potatoes when you’re dieting. And you can eat them without worry!
I’ve tried several light recipes and they just never seem to fit the bill. I like creamy and flavorful (um, see above!) and this recipe really delivers. The freshly grated Parmesan cheese […]

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Pork Chops Yum Yum

POINTS® Value: 9
Servings: 4


1 1/2 pound(s) Market Day Bone-In Pork Chop

1/4 cup(s) honey

1/2 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth

1/4 cup(s) soy sauce

2 tbsp ketchup

2 tbsp ground ginger

2 tbsp minced garlic

Instructions Brown chops on both sides. Place in casserole dish sprayed with PAM. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour over pork chops.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 for […]

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1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin 2 cups boiling water 1 (16 ounce) package strawberries, partially frozen 2 bananas, peeled and diced 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

1 (8 ounce) container (low-fat) frozen whipped topping, thawed (optional)


In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water to a boil and add […]

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Italian style broccoli 1 bunch broccoli (1 1/4 pounds) 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup water Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 1. Cut off and separate broccoli florets. Trim the tough ends of the stalks; peel the stalks if desired and cut crosswise into 3/8-inch-thick slices.

2. Heat oil in a […]

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