- It had to be "healthy". There were a few REALLY yummy recipes that were great (and healthy-ISH), but that we just couldn't justify naming as winners of the "healthy" recipe contest! My husband probably would've picked 'em, though!
- They had to be somewhat "easy." As mama's of small children, we need recipes we can throw together in a few minutes.
- The ingredients had to be normal, everyday sort of ingredients...we're not too exotic around here!
- Our families (read: kids) had to eat them as well!
Two 16-ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
1 large red pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch squares
1 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
2 Tbsp. water
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
pinch of paprika
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
Put the chickpeas, tomatoes, red pepper, onion tomato paste, water, cumin, and paprika in a crockpot. Stir well. Scatter the chicken on top. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, or 6-7 hours.
Stir in peanut butter prior to serving. Serve over hot couscous or brown rice.
red, yellow, green, and orange bell peppers (1 of each, or you can use any
combination of them--I like it best with one of each)
2 whole tomatoes
2 cans whole tomatoes (or diced--whichever you have)
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch green onions
1 tsp cumin
3 tsp garlic salt
Salt and Pepper
Cut peppers and tomatoes into chunks. Blend or process in a food processor the tomatoes, peppers, cilantro and green onions. (You may have to do it in batches depending on how much your blender/food processor will hold). Mix it all in a bowl and add the seasonings (can add more to taste). Stir well and squeeze lime juice to taste.
1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced italian tomatoes
1 can of corn (drained)
1 can canned chicken (or canned beef, or 1 pound seasoned ground beef...if you do the beef, you will need to add more tomato sauce. The beef also adds more fat).
1 packed dry chili mix (mild or hot)
Heat everything in a pan, or throw in the crockpot, either way it turns out great!
Top with fat-free or reduced-fat sour cream, reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese, and crumbled low-fat tortilla chips.
Without the toppings, 2 whole cups equals only 3 points on WW! Wowza!