This is one of my favorite side dishes. Or you can have this as a Vegetarian (Vegan!) Main DIsh! The grape tomato and garlic blends very well together. Very simple and easy to make. Would go well with a lot of main dishes. Serves 4.

8 oz Angel Hair pasta
32 grape tomatoes, sliced in half
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper

Prepare Angel Hair as package directs. Set aside.

Spray a pot with nonstick spray and heat on high. Add your grape tomatoes and garlic. Saute for a minute and cover, putting heat on medium. Let simmer for about 10 minutes. You want the tomato skins to get a little loose and there should be some juice in the pan. Add the basil, oregano and black pepper, and mix well. Finally add your prepared pasta and toss together.

Only 5 points per serving! Delish!

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??
Salmon is my favorite fish. It tastes, good, easy to prepare and healthy. I like wrapping the fish in foil because it keeps it moist and cooks it evenly, and makes the fish really soak up your spices. Plus cleanup is a breeze! Serves 6.

2 pounds salmon fillets 
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp black pepper (or garlic pepper)
1/2 tsp dill
1/2 tsp minced garlic

Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix the lemon juice, black pepper, dill and garlic in a small bowl.

Lay your salmon fillets on some foil cut big enough to wrap them in, individually. Spoon your lemon mixture on top of the salmon, fold up and seal. Put on a cookie sheet or ovenproof dish. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or so.

Really simple recipe, with just a few ingredients, but that's the beauty of it. 3 points a serving - even better! I like to serve this with couscous or wild rice and a side of steamed veggies.

Bon appetit! 
This is my husband's all-time favorite pasta dish. It is Amish-inspired and really tasty. He thinks ANY husband would agree this is wonderful! May well become your family's favorite too. Give it a whirl. Serves 8.

2 jars pizza sauce (or 2 8-ounce jars tomato sauce)
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 pound ground beef
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
dash of cayenne pepper
1 tbsp parsley
1 onion, chopped
4 oz (1/2 cup) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 16-oz pack of penne or rigatoni pasta

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Spray a pan with nonstick spray or use 1 tbsp oil. Brown your meat along with the garlic. Add then the Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic salt. Mix well. Add in the pizza sauce, cream cheese, sour cream and parsley. I use fat-free cream cheese and sour cream, but you can use what kind you like! Mix thoroughly, and simmer for about 15 minutes to make sure everything has blended together. Toss in your onions, mix, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

Prepare your pasta, drain and put in an ovenproof casserole dish sprayed with nonstick spray. Pour meat sauce on top. Stick in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.

8 points a serving. I guarantee everyone will ask for seconds. NO DOUBT! 
Chicken Curry is definitely one my favorite dishes. I love how it smells, I love how it tastes, I love how easy it actually is to prepare. The apple lends a mild, sweet flavor to the dish. It is filling too. May seem like a long list of ingredients, but they are common things a well-stocked pantry has. This is my signature recipe. A Win all around. Serves 6.

1 pound chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces (or any chicken part you like)
2 apples, cored and diced
1 can coconut milk
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp curry powder
1 tbsp minced garlic (or garlic powder)
1 tbsp crushed ginger (or powdered ginger)
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup sugar (more if you wish)
1 can diced tomatoes (or 5 fresh tomatoes, chopped)
1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced (any color you prefer)
Nonstick Spray (or 1 tbsp vegetable oil)

Spray your pan with the nonstick spray, or add the oil. Heat and add the garlic, onions and ginger. Saute for about a minute or so, and add the chicken. Saute till chicken turns white. Add your apples, black pepper, red pepper flakes, sugar, bell pepper, tomatoes and coconut milk. Give it a good stir and let it simmer for about 25 minutes on medium. Serve with the rice of your choice. Even a veggie on the side.

Now the second way to cook this is with a slow cooker. And it's maddeningly simple - just toss everything in the pot, and set on low for about 6-8 hours, high for 3-4 hours.

Tip: It would be good to add 3 tbsp flour or cornstarch dissolved in a half cup of water to food like this when you cook using a crock pot. The slow cooking process usually tends to keep a lot of moisture in, causing food to be on the watery side, and you would want to thicken that up. So add the dissolved flour, stir, and cover for 5-10 minutes before serving.

It's awesome to come home to this after work, instead of fast food! 

YUM! And only 6 points a serving. Isn't that awesome?