I realized I have never put up my personal recipe for Garlic Fried Rice! It is simple to make, YUMMY and appetizing. A perfect complement for your main dish. Try this, it's a winner! Serves 6.

3 cups cooked rice
6 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp paprika
2 tbsp parsley

Melt butter in a pot and throw in your garlic and saute till just lightly golden brown. Add the cooked rice and thoroughly mix the butter and garlic throughout the rice. Add then the paprika and parsley, and mix thoroughly.

Let sit on medium heat for a couple minutes and scrape the bottom of the pot to get the little bits of crust off, and mix that into the rice. Repeat as much as you wish, depends on your taste.

Serve! About 8 points a serving. It is good! 



 Tip: For an all in one dish, simply add chopped meat of your choice and veggies. Quick dinner! 
 
 
This is the way my family likes their potatoes. It's easy and really yummy! My husband calls it "restaurant quality potatoes". Try! Serves 6.

12 red potatoes, cut in half
2 tbsp oilve oil
As much Cavender's Salt-Free Seasoning as you wish

Spray a 13 X 9 baking pan with nonstick spray. Lay your potatoes in and drizzle the olive oil over them. Now generously shake the Cavender's Salt Free Seasoning over the potatoes till covered. 

Now about Cavender's Salt-Free Seasoning. This is it.
We just LOVE this! It's salt-free so no sodium. And it really makes things so tasty, just adds the right amount of zip to food! Plus it costs about $ 3.78 for 7 ounces, so you get a lot for your money. Trust me, it's dee-lish!

Now cover your baking pan with a lid or aluminum foil, and bake in a preheated 400F oven for about an hour. That is it!

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Fresh out of the oven!
Only 5 points a serving! Ok so you know, one serving is 2 whole potatoes. Healthy, tasty and simple to prepare. Busy mommies, take heed!
Here served with Pepper Paprika Chicken, Broccoli and Baby Carrots. Can you believe this whole plate of food is comes up to only 7 points? Thought so.
 
 
Green Beans are just so awesome made this way. Even my second daughter Pecan would eat this, and she absolutely hates green beans. I like it with a little spice to it, but if you don't want it that way, you don't have to! Serves 4.

5 cups green beans, chopped
6 slices turkey bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less, depends on your taste)
1 1/2 cups water

Get a pot and spray it with nonstick spray. Heat and add your turkey bacon, onion, garlic and saute for a couple minutes till onion is translucent and bacon is a little toasted. Add your red pepper flakes and water. Mix, and bring to a boil. Put heat on medium and let it simmer covered for about 10-15 minutes.

After that, add your green beans and mix well, making sure all the beans are coated. Cover and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes on medium heat. During last 5 minutes of cooking, take the cover off, set heat on high and burn off the excess liquid, leaving just a little in the bottom of the pot. Give it a last stir, and bring to the table.

1 point a serving. AWESOME! Totally great served with your favorite meats or stews!

 
 
Chili sure does fit the bill for filling comfort food. But it doesn't mean it has to be fattening either. Plus it is budget friendly, and that is always a good thing. Serves 6.

1 pound  97/3 ground beef (or 93/7, or even ground turkey!)
3 15 oz cans beans, your choice
2 cans diced tomatoes (or about 6-8 fresh, chopped)
1 onion, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 bunch cilantro
1 packet chili seasoning
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or red pepper flakes, you can use more or less)

Brown your ground beef (or turkey!). Add your onions and garlic to the pan and saute with the meat till onions a bit translucent. Pour the meat, onions and garlic into the crockpot, along with the beans, chili seasoning, cilantro and pepper. Give it a good stir and set on high for 4 hours, 6-8 hours on low.

If you would want to use dry beans, soak them overnight before hand and then make sure to boil them in a pot for at least 10 minutes before putting in your crockpot. Dry beans have a toxin called Phytohaemagglutinin that a crockpot's temperature cannot kill, so you definitely have to boil them first to get rid of it. It makes people sick, so you ought to be careful. But using canned beans definitely makes it easier, and bypasses the risks. Just an FYI.

About 8 points a serving. Good stuff!!

 
 
I love love love this! So tender and sweet with a hint of heat. And just because it's southern doesn't mean it has to be high fat! Serves 6.

1 head cabbage, chopped
4 turkey bacon slices, chopped
1 onion
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes

Spray a pot with nonstick spray. Toss in your turkey bacon and fry for about 2-3 minutes, then add your onion and garlic. Saute till onion is semi-translucent and garlic is a little bit brown. Now add your cabbage and mix. Throw in the seasoned salt and red pepper flakes and mix everything up together real well, coating all the cabbage. Simmer on medium for about 25-30 minutes, covered, stirring occasionally. When everything is all tender, uncover and put heat on high to burn off half of the liquid. Give it another good stir, and it is ready to serve! 

It makes such an great side dish and perfectly complements your meal. And only 1 point a serving too! Can you say awesome??