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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seven Points for Dinner: Recipe

Trying to keep healthy during a busy week can be tough.  When you're tired, good eating gets tossed out the window faster than you can toss a salad! To combat this issue, I try to think about food and food choices well in advance so I'm not stuck staring into the fridge with testy children and a rumbling stomach wondering if pasta with red sauce, two nights in a row, is acceptable.

I went online to the Weight Watchers site and using their wonderful "Recipe Builder" tool I was able to determine exactly how many points my dinner would be...Add a salad and some grilled vegetables and you're all set! The burger is 5 points and the bread is another 2.

Chicken Burgers
serves 5

1 lb. ground chicken
2 oz. sundried tomatoes, no oil
3 garlic cloves
2/3 cup of cooked chopped spinach, squeezed well
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
5 English Muffins, toasted

In a food processor, mix together the garlic, tomatoes and the feta cheese until finely chopped. Add the mixture to a large bowl and add the ground chicken and spinach. Mix well. Form five equal sized burger patties.  Grill on the BBQ for about 15-18 minutes.

Serve on top of toasted English Muffins (2 points!).


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