Crockpot Sausage, Cabbage & Potaoes (Weight Watchers Friendly)

  

It’s summer and it’s HOT out so when I don’t have to use my stove I’m one happy mom! 

Crockpot Sausage, Cabbage & Potatoes 

  • Serves 6
  • 6 points per serving 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 head of cabbage, chopped
  • 14oz Turkey Smoked Sausage, chopped
  • 6 small Idaho potatoes, halved
  • Seasoned salt or salt & pepper to taste

Fill Crockpot half way full with water and add all ingredients, stir and cook on high for 3 hours or low on 6 hours. Serve.

Notes: If you want a low carb option trade in the potatoes for radishes! Cooking time may vary so eyeball it. 

Low Carb Spaghetti 

 
Normally I’m not a spaghetti squash fan but this was really delicious!

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti 

6-8 servings 

  • 1 Spaghetti squash
  • 1lb lean ground beef 93/7  
  • 1 32oz jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped  
  • Mozzarella to top

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Half spaghetti squash, clean out, pour water into squash until it’s about half way full bake 1 hour. Remove and shred with fork. Place in strainer to drain excess water. 

*Cook meat sauce about 15 mins before your squash is done baking. Cook meat along with minced garlic and mushrooms, drain grease and add sauce and let simmer. Pour into spaghetti squash, stir, serve and top with mozzarella!

ūüĒĻThis would also be fantastic with diced zucchini and onions in it! 

5 Amazing Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini is my all time favorite vegetable, we never not have any in our house and I try to put it in any recipe that I can or have it as a side dish on most nights. ¬†It’s just that good! So I have put together 5 recipes that I think are super yummy and hopefully you do too!

 

Cheeseburger Stuffed Zucchini Boats¬†(If you love cheeseburgers, you’ll love this!)

 

Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe

Baked Zucchini Fries (Even kids love these!)

southwestern inspired stuffed zucchinis

SOUTHWESTERN INSPIRED STUFFED ZUCCHINIS (Optional: Add lean ground meat.)

Grilled Zucchini Nachos Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com A great way to use up the summer zucchini!

Grilled Zucchini Nachos (Say WHAT? Healthy nachos? Oh, yeah!)

Zucchini Pizza Boats¬†(Who said pizza can’t be healthy?)

 

*BONUS RECIPE, I couldn’t stop with just 5 recipes….

Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet

Zucchini, Black Bean and Rice Skillet (This is one of my all time favorite recipes, it is SO delicious!)

 

**Do you have a favorite Zucchini recipe to share? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you! ūüôā¬†

Low Carb Reuben Casserole

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Low Carb Reuben Casserole, this recipe is¬†extremely¬†easy to make and is a great option for those who love a good¬†Reuben¬†Sandwich¬†but don’t want all those carbs along with it!¬†

Ingredients:

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Place ground beef and minced garlic into skillet, cook, drain fat. Add in sauerkraut into beef, cook until warmed up. Mix sour cream, salt & pepper and ketchup into a large bowl, mix well. Pour beef into bowl with mixture stir until all meat is covered. Pour into baking dish (I used 7X11), top with cheese and bake 20-25 mins or until edges are bubbly. Enjoy! 

Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

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I have to admit, I literally savored and inhaled every single bite (minus the skin) of this sweet potato dish it was that good! 

Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

6 Servings

Ingredients: 

  • 6 sweet potatoes (or 3 large ones halved)
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can tomatoes and green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 ¬†red onion, chopped
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning

Optional Toppings:

  • Sour Cream (or plain greek yogurt)
  • Avocado
  • Pineapple Salsa (we use Trader Joes brand)
  • Cheese

Directions:

Poke holes in sweet potatoes with a fork and cook each sweet potato according to your microwave directions( for example mine was 6 and half minutes for one potato). If you do not use a microwave then bake your sweet potatoes in the oven accordingly. When potatoes are almost completely done cooking, place ground beef, onions, black beans, corn, tomatoes & green chiles in large skillet. Once meat is thoroughly cooked, drain grease and stir in taco seasoning packet. Split open sweet potatoes, pour in meat mixture and dress with desired toppings. Enjoy!