Salads

Grilled Chicken with Corn and Tomato Salad

We’re into our second week of the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program with its greatly expanded list of foods with Zero Points. This recipe from the WW website is a perfect example of how the new program works: boneless, skinless chicken breasts (now Zero Points) and a salad made with corn (also now Zero Points!). […]

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Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Strawberries

It’s post-Thanksgiving and we are really full and ready to shop-till-we-drop.  In other words, there’s no time to cook. We’re distracted by the chaos of holiday shopping and the last thing we want to be doing during our few hours of down time is to prepare a healthy December dinner. There’s a convenient remedy: rotisserie chicken. But I […]

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Chopped Vegetable Salad

Oops. Has the scale (or teeter totter) suddenly tipped in the wrong direction over the lazy summer? Perhaps it’s time for a sensible salad, but not just the usual greens and tomato. When we’re at our diet-wits-end we need a salad sensation. We need crunch and color and a taste that awakens our taste buds […]

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Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken

Can you remember your mother telling you to “eat your vegetables?” I can. I had an aversion to cooked carrots because they tasted mushy, and my mom regularly cooked them (to death). Thus I remember a lot of fights over cooked carrots. Fast forward to now: the subject at Weight Watchers meetings this week is […]

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Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes

I’ve just returned from Italy, where they eat pasta in more moderate amounts than we “Olive Garden” Americans. How can we enjoy pasta without feeling like we’re indulging? Check out this recipe from Food Network star Rachael Ray. It’s loaded with spinach and grape tomatoes. Lemon zest and feta cheese lend a tangy zing. Pasta and virtuous […]

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