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Old 07-06-2009, 08:29 PM   #5
chrgrl
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don't forget that non-starchy vegetables are ZERO points. i can't remember all the starchy ones off the top of my head, but some of them are green peas, winter squash, and potatoes. you can use the non-starch ones to add bulk to most meals without adding points.

my favorite dinner is:

non-starchy veggies, chopped (i like zucchini, mushrooms, red peppers)
ragu light tomato basil spaghetti sauce (1 cup, which is 2 servings)
1-2 tsp olive oil (depending on how many i need to fulfill the guidelines that day)
3-4 ounces of lean ground turkey
1 T parmesan cheese

i typically just throw the turkey on the george foreman grill b/c it's easy. meanwhile, saute the veggies in the olive oil and then add the pasta sauce and the turkey, turn the heat down, cover, and simmer. the longer you simmer it the more water will cook out of it.

you can put this over pasta, but i typically just eat it as is, like a super thick soup. depending on the amount of oil and turkey you use, it can range from 6 to 9 points. and of course the parmesan cheese is optional.

you can get in a lean protein, both healthy oils, and 3-4 servings of veggies this way (i count the pasta sauce as 2 servings).
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