Category: Side dishes

Pickle & Ranch Dip

Pickle & Ranch Dip

This recipe was inspired by the Costco Fried Pickle & Ranch Dip. It’s so good but I wanted to be able to eat more for less guilt. So, I decided to create a healthier version with less WW points and less calories. Enjoy this as 

Pico De Gallo

Pico De Gallo

My Pico De Gallo recipe is beyond delicious and so fresh tasting. I love this on top of some eggs, on my tacos, on top of some protein, in a salad or just with some tortilla chips. It is so easy to prepare and so 

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 to lighten it up because there was a lot of oil and sugar in the original recipe and that was a no go when I was on my weight loss journey,

I have made it healthier and super calorie and WW friendly.

Texas Caviar

A family favorite made healthier!
Course: Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American, tex mex
Keyword: bean salad, beans, caesar salad, calorie command, calorie counting, calories, healthi, healthier choices, healthier food, healthy food, healthy recipe, meal prep, meal prepping, summer recipes, texas caviar, weight loss, weight watchers, ww, ww meals
Servings: 12 Servings

Equipment

  • 1 Large mixing bowl
  • 1 Can opener
  • 1 Knife

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 3/4 Cup Monkfruit
  • 1/2 Cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Water

Texas Caviar Mix-Ins

  • 1 15.5 oz. can Black beans Drained & rinsed
  • 1 15.5 oz. can Black eyed peas drained & rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can No salt added corn Drained
  • 1 Cup Celery Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh jalapeno Seeded & diced
  • 1 Medium Red onion diced
  • 1 Small jar pimento peppers diced
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil or a few sprays
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 Cup Cilantro Chopped, optional

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pan pour the marinade ingredients in
  • Heat on low heat until monk fruit is dissolved, set aside to cool
  • While the marinade is cooling prepare and place everything else into a large bowl
  • Once the marinade is cooled off, pour over the mixture, cover with saran wrap and place into the refrigerator to marinade 12-24 hours
  • After it has marinated, strain the liquid out, season with salt, pepper and add cilantro
  • Serve as is with chips, on tacos, wraps, salads etc.

Notes

Serving size is 1/2 cup
Serves 12 with 6 cups entire recipe
0 WW personal points
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102 Calories 
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Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower

Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower

I personal LOVE roasted vegetables and I love a vegetable or side dish that takes little to zero effort. My Roasted Rainbow Cauliflower is done in no time and all cooked on a sheet pan which equals easy clean up. Make this for your next 

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 may be the best part of Thanksgiving..maybe!

I enjoy my cranberry sauce on toast or on a Thanksgiving leftover turkey sandwich, either way you’ll love it!

 

Cranberry Orange Sauce

When you take a traditional side dish to a more elevated level.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberries, cranberry recipes, cranberry sauce, healthi, healthy recipe, itrackbites, thanksgiving, thanksgiving dishes, weight watchers, ww, ww meals, ww recipe
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Small sauce pot

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Frozen or fresh cranberries
  • 1 TBSP Truvia Brown Sugar Or sweetener of your choice
  • 3 TBSP Monk Fruit Sweetener or sweetener of your choice
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh orange juice
  • 1 TBSP Fresh orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Place everything into a small pot
  • Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes
  • While boiling you can take a spoon to mash up some of the cranberries or keep them full
  • Set to simmer for about 5 minutes then set to the side to cool
  • Serve warm or cold

Notes

With Sugar Substitute: 
1 Bite on Better Balance Healthi ( Formerly iTrackBites )
34 Calories
1 WW ( my PP )
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4 WW ( My PP ) using regular sugar
3 Bites on Better Balance - Regular sugar
72 Calories - Regular sugar
 
Sausage, Apple & Cornbread Stuffing

Sausage, Apple & Cornbread Stuffing

  Tis the season to make lots of yummy foods!! One of our favorites around here is stuffing and all different types of stuffing! I mean who doesn’t like carbs? Am I right? So here is one of the stuffing recipes I usually prepare every 

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Tomato & Fennel Gratin

Did you know that the word Gratin means always baked and or broiled in a shallow dish. Gratin topping is traditionally cheese or breadcrumbs that get crispy under the broiler. My Tomato & Fennel Gratin is the perfect side dish for any dinner or holiday. 

Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash With Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese

Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash With Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese

 

Need a show stopped side dish for Thanksgiving or your next dinner party? My Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash With Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese will turn heads for sure!

This looks like something difficult to do but its super easy and delicious. Make it ahead for some meal prep for the week or even to enjoy for the weekday or weekend dinner. Either way you’ll love it!

Roasted Hasselback Butternut Squash With Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese

Course: Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: acorn squash, Butternut Squash, cranberries, goat cheese, healthy recipe, itrackbites, itrackbites recipe, pecans, roasted veggies, thanksgiving, weight watchers, weightloss, ww
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Sheet pan

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Butternut Squash Peeled, Gutted & hasselback
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 oz Goat cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Dried cranberries reduced sugar
  • 28 grams Pecans
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Parsley to garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Peel the butternut squash
  • Slice squash in half & scoop innards out
  • Take two chop sticks or wooden spoons and place on either side of the squash on the cutting board as a buffer when slicing
  • Take the knife and slice into hasselback. The chop sticks or spoons will prevent the knife going all the way through the squash
  • Once all sliced, spray with avocado oil and season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and paprika
  • Roast for about 30 minutes
  • Once out garnish with pecans, cranberries, goat cheese, parsley and a little more salt

Notes

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3 Bites on Better Balance
135 Calories
Cheesy & Spicy Bean Dip

Cheesy & Spicy Bean Dip

  This will be your favorite dip for the weekends, to bring to your friends house or to just make and use for taco Tuesday to add to your tacos, burritos or nachos! Its so delicious! Need something east and delicious to bring to your