Chef allie's Kitchen: Your favorite foods made healthier ways

Category: Appetizer

Pumpkin Sage Hummus

Pumpkin Sage Hummus

The perfect Thanksgiving appetizer!    How gorgeous is this? This came together so easily and tastes amazing!   Here is what you will need: Food processor Canned chickpeas Pure pumpkin puree  Tahini Cumin All spice Paprika Lemon juice Olie oil Minced garlic Fresh sage Roasted 

Buffalo Chicken Pin Wheels

Buffalo Chicken Pin Wheels

Here is a quick, easy and delicious recipe I made during my busy days as a stay-at-home mom/ food blogger.  My days here are so busy and I just need something easy and filling so this one was created.  Here is what you will need: 

Easy Chicken Quesadilla

Easy Chicken Quesadilla

A popular dish that many like to order at a restaurant is the Quesadilla. Typically, a restaurant quesadilla is LOADED with calories when you’d think it’s a little “Healthier” right? Well, if you were to go to Apple Bee’s or TGI Friday’s and order the Chipotle Lime Chicken Quesadilla or the regular Chicken Quesadilla it would be over 1200 calories without the sides and 24 WW points!!

Mine is around 455 calories and tastes just as good if not better!

My Easy Chicken Quesadilla is the best and easy way to use up some leftover veggies or veggies on the way out the door. Grab a rotisserie chicken and put it all together in less than 20 minutes. Not to mention it has WAY less calories and WW points. 

As a busy mom of three, I NEED quick and easy recipes. Sometimes you just need something so easy but that is still nutritious with minimal effort needed.

Here is what you will need:

  • Bell peppers
  • Onions
  • Cooked chicken or rotisserie
  • Taco seasonings, I use Dak’s Spices
  • Elote seasoning 
  • Salt 
  • pepper
  • Beef broth
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Lime zest
  • Lime juice
  • Low carb tortillas
  • Fat free refried beans
  • Fat free cheese
  • Non-fat Greek yogurt
  • Ranch seasoning
  • Salsa

I was using up what I had in the fridge and on my counter as far as produce was concerned. I used a bag of mini sweet peppers that were looking pretty sad, and I didn’t have regular white onions, so I went with red. I actually enjoyed the red over white for once.

 

Rotisserie chicken is a great item to buy especially in a pinch for dinner ideas. I like to grab one every few weeks when I know my schedule is crazy. They are convenient and taste amazing as well. I also save the carcass to make chicken stock afterwards or soup.

 

My love for Dak’s Spices runs deep. They are salt free spices so you can control the salt in your cooking. If you’d like to try them out use code CHEFALLIE at Dak’s Spices for a little discount. 

 

I love the flavoring of this Elote seasoning from Trader Joe’s.

Here is the only brand I use for chicken and beef broth. They are amazing and the flavor is so great. If you ever would like to try out Kettle & Fire use code CHEFALLIESKITCHEN or just click HERE

 

The Mission Carb balance tortillas are the closest to the regular full calorie tortillas. Many other options on the market so I would say it is a personal preference. I’ve used lower calorie tortillas and they usually are still delicious but again, this is what I had on hand. 

 

We usually always have some sort of bean on hand, and I went with the refried this time. It is a lot easier to use as far as spreading onto the tortilla.

 

 

Any cheese will work that you like. Again, trying to keep it lower in calories and WW points so this is what I like to use and usually ALWAYS have on hand. It melts perfectly fine on the quesadilla.

 

Here is how to make it:

  1. In a sauté pan, add the sliced peppers and onions and cook until tender
  2. Once tender add the rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken to the pan
  3. Season with taco seasoning, Elote seasoning, salt and pepper
  4. Add a few splashes of beef broth to the mixture
  5. Take the fat free refried beans to one of the tortillas
  6. Add the veggie chicken mixture then the cheese
  7. Top with the other tortilla and place into a sauté pan
  8. Brown both sides
  9. Enjoy with your choice of sides

Easy Chicken Quesadilla

The quickest and delicious dinner
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: caloire, caloire counting, calorie command, calorie counting, healthi, healthi meals, healthi recipe, healthier dinner, healthy recipe, taco tuesday, weight loss recipes, weight watchers, ww, ww recipe
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • 1 Saute pan

Ingredients

Mixture

  • 1/2 Cup Red onions sliced
  • 1 Cup Mini peppers sliced
  • 1/2 tsp Dak's Taco Knight seasoning to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Dak's Street Taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Trader Joe's Elote seasoning
  • 3 ounces Rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken breast
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1-2 TBSP Kettle & Fire beef bone broth
  • 1/4 Cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp Lime zest
  • 1/2 TBSP Lime juice

COMPONENTS

  • 2 each Mission Carb tortillas
  • 1/4 Fat free refried beans
  • 1/2 Cup Fat free cheddar cheese

ADD ONS

  • Non-fat Greek yogurt optional
  • Hidden Valley ranch seasoning to taste
  • Trader Joe's Elote to taste
  • Mateo's salsa optional

Instructions

  • In a sauté pan cook peppers and onions until tender
  • Add the rotisserie chicken
  • Add seasonings and beef bone broth
  • Add the chopped cilantro, lime zest and lime juice
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Once filling is done, take the refried beans and smear on one of the tortillas
  • Take the filling and add over the refried beans
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top then pan fry on both sides until golden brown
  • Cut and enjoy with your choice of sides

Notes

5 WW personal points
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455 Calories on Calorie Command on Healthi (without sides)
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Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

For over 10 years even coming up to 20 years this recipe has been in our family. It is especially made in the summertime to bring to BBQ’s, parties, to the beach, poolside, you name it, it’s a hit! I decided a few years ago 

Strawberry Protein Pudding

Strawberry Protein Pudding

I have so obsessed with this easy and delicious bowl of goodness! Very minimal effort needed, and it keeps you full for hours with the protein. Such an easy and delicious treat

Spicy Peanut Shrimp with Veggies

Spicy Peanut Shrimp with Veggies

This has to be one of the easiest dinners to make. It was done under 30 minutes and the spicy chili sauce with peanut butter was delicious!

If you need a quick meal, this is definitely for you!

Spicy Peanut Butter Shrimp with Veggies

Sweet, Savory and Spicy dinner
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: asian food, healthi, healthy dinn, healthy lunch, healthy recipe, shrimp, spicy, sweet, weight watchers, weightloss, weightloss meals, weightloss recipes, ww, ww dinner, ww lunch
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Air fryer or oven
  • Sheet pan
  • Microwave

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Shrimp Raw
  • Salt and peper to taste
  • 1 tsp Dak's Asian Zing
  • 1 1/2 TBSP Cornstarch
  • 2 Cups Steam N Bag Broccoli
  • 2 Cups Tatooed Chef cauliflower stir fry or plain cauliflower rice
  • Scallions to garnish

SAUCE

  • 1/2 Cup G Hughes Sweet Chili SF sauce
  • 2 TBSP PB Fit peanut butter powder
  • Splash Lime juice fresh

GARNISH

  • Cilantro or parsley to garnish
  • Sesame seeds to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees
  • While preheating the air fryer, place steam in bag broccoli into the microwave according to package directions
  • Either microwave cauliflower rice per directions on package or place into a small sauce pan and brown up
  • Place the shrimp onto a plate or sheet pan
  • Spray the shrimp with avocado oil then season with salt, pepper and Dak's Asian Zing seasoning or seasoning of choice.
  • Once done seasoning, sprinkle the corn starch all over the shrimp and let it sit for a few minutes
  • Once the air fryer is to temperature, spray both sides with cooking spray and place into the air fryer for 4-5 minutes
  • While shrimp is cooking place the chili sauce, peanut butter powder and lime juice into bowl and mix until combine
  • Once shrimp is cooked, toss into the chili sauce and serve with broccoil and cauliflower rice
  • Garnish with scallions, parsley and sesame seeds

Notes

6 WW personal points + 1 gained
(Points can be lower with less shrimp)
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6 Bites on Better Balance Healthi (Formerly iTrackBites)
Cranberry Orange Sauce

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Another staple on our holiday table is cranberry sauce. I love making my own but my sister likes the good old cranberry sauce from the can. I enjoy making my own because of the flavors and the versatility you have with it afterwards. Thanksgiving leftovers 

Garlic & Ranch Roasted Potatoes

Garlic & Ranch Roasted Potatoes

My absolute favorite mini potatoes are The Little Potato Company Potatoes! They are absolutely delicious and always super creamy inside. Not only are they so versatile they crisp up so nicely in the oven or air fryer. The best potatoes are little roasted potatoes and 

Roasted Maple Mustard Carrots

Roasted Maple Mustard Carrots

 

Another wonderful side dish to enjoy all year round and especially right now with the holidays in full swing!

Carrots have to be the most underrated vegetable and has to be one of my favorites!

If you don’t season carrots properly they can be super boring… I get it. Seasoning is required and these Roasted Maple Mustard Carrots are FULL of flavor!

Roasted Maple Mustard Carrots

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrots, fresh vegetables, healthy dinner, healthy recipe, itrackbites, itrackbites recipe, maple, mustard, roasted veggies, thanksgiving, thanksgiving dishes, weight watchers, weightloss recipes, ww
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Sheet pan or casserole dish
  • Small bowl
  • Pastry Brush

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Carrots Peeled & Sliced vertically
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil spray
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Glaze

  • 2 TBSP Maple syrup
  • 2 tsp Stone ground mustard
  • 1 TBSP Dijon mustard
  • 1 TBSP Minced garlic

Garnish

  • 1 TBSP Fresh parsley Chopped
  • Flaky sea salt to taste
  • Fresh black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Peel carrots and cut vertically
  • Place carrots in or on a sheet pan or casserole dish
  • Lightly spray carrots with avocado oil and season with salt and pepper to taste
  • In a small bowl mix all of the glaze ingredients
  • Brush carrots with half of the glaze and place into the oven for 30-40 minutes ( depending on size of carrots )
  • Garnish carrots with remaining glaze, chopped parsley, flaky sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Notes

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1 WW ( My PP )
1 Bite on Better Balance Healthi formerly known as iTrackBites
75 Calories
Air Fried Delicata Fries

Air Fried Delicata Fries

A healthy substitute for french fries! These are so easy, so good and you'll love them