WW Bean, Vegetable & Feta Bake Recipe

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So one of my goals for 2010 (that blog post can be found here) is to try a new Weight Watchers (or healthy-related) recipe at least once a month.  This months recipe comes courtesy of the WW Magazine that is on news-stands now (Jan/Feb Vol 43 Issue 1 pg. 88).

It is a Bean, Vegetable & Feta Bake…It serves 4 and it is 5 pts for 1 1/2 cups.

Here are the ingredients used:

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9 oz baby spinach

8 sun dried tomato halves

1 large Zucchini

1 large red bell pepper

1 can Cannellini beans

1 cup of reduced fat feta cheese

Salt/pepper/garlic/red pepper flakes

Also, the recipe calls out for one large onion, but I am allergic so there fore I used dried onion (I can handle dehydrated onions in small amounts).

Directions:

 

Put 8 of the sun dried tomato halves in hot water & soak for about 10 minutesDSCN2289

Rinse & drain cannellini beans

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While the tomatoes are softening up, I chopped up the pepper, zucchini & garlic

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Then in a large heated skillet that's been sprayed with non-fat cooking spray, add the vegetables, garlic, salt, pepper, onion & red pepper flakes.  Cook, stirring occasionally for about 8 minutes

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While this is going on your can drain and chop up the tomatoes & toast your 2 slices of bread.

Once the vegetables are cooked a bit, start adding in batches of the spinach.  It should take about 3 minutes or so to wilt the whole bag

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Once the spinach is wilted, then add the cannellini beans, 1/2 cup of feta & tomatoes

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Transfer this mixture to a baking dish, top of the 2 slices of toasted bread (cubed) & remaining feta cheese

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Then bake in oven at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes and VOILA!

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The verdict:  AWESOME!!  I must admit that when it came out of the oven I wasn't 100% sold.  I mean it looked nice and healthy but you know how sometimes stuff that seems like that doesn't always spell out the same in the flavor department.  It’s definitely a great dish and I will certainly be making it again!

Well…that's my very first recipe blog!  It was a blast to do and I hope you guys enjoyed it!  Any comments, good or bad, are welcome as always.  Now I’m off to put my legs up, relax (late dinner tonight! It’s already 9:00!) and enjoy my Jell-O Sugar Free Mousse cup. :-)

2 comments:

  1. How did you like this? It looks so good! I think I'm going to have to try it out.

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  2. Hi Megan- Oh I loved it!! I will admit that I wasnt 100% sold when I took it out of the oven and looked at. It was just one of those meals where it smelled so good while it was cooking & was so healthy, that is almost seemed too good to be true. But it was AWESOME!! Even the boyfriend liked it & suggest we use it for some stuffing sometime.
    Even when I re-heated some the next day for lunch, it was still mighty tasty!! WW's also talks about the option of freezing it for up to 2 or 3 months I believe. I can look that up for sure when I get home.

    I hope you enjoy!! And thanks for reading!! xoxo

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