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:
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).
Rinse & drain cannellini beans
While the tomatoes are softening up, I chopped up the pepper, zucchini & garlic
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
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
Once the spinach is wilted, then add the cannellini beans, 1/2 cup of feta & tomatoes
Transfer this mixture to a baking dish, top of the 2 slices of toasted bread (cubed) & remaining feta cheese
Then bake in oven at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes and VOILA!
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. :-)
WW Bean, Vegetable & Feta Bake Recipe
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