easy and healthy recipes

Published 09/12 2013 08:09AM

Updated 10/11 2013 09:22PM

Caroline Marsten has lost 106 pounds in the past 18 months thanks to Weight Watchers. Now, she's a group leader who educates people around the ArkLaTex on eating healthy.

Caroline says she shed the weight by eating quick, simple recipes like the ones below:

Moroccan Chicken & Couscous:
Add boiling water to 1/3 cup of whole-wheat couscous and
let stand 5 minutes.  Stir in 1
tablespoon raisins or dried cranberries, a little ground cumin and 2 ounces of
diced chicken breast.  Sprinkle with 1
tablespoon of diced almonds. 

Pizza Margherita:
Spread a prepared 2 ounce whole grain pizza crust  with 1 tablespoon of prepared pesto, a few
tomato slices and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese.  Stick pizza under broiler until cheese

Grecian Baked Potato
Puncture a scrubbed baking or sweet potato with a fork;
place on waxed paper and microwave for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, mix together 1 tablespoon each
crumbled feta cheese and low-fat plain yogurt, some finely chopped fresh
spinach and 1 teaspoon of butter.  Spoon
onto cooked potato.

Shrimp Cobb Salad

Top fresh greens with 3 ounces of precooked shrimp, 1
slivered hard-boiled egg white, 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, 1/4 cup of diced
avocado, and cherry tomatoes.  Drizzle
with 2 tablespoons of low-fat balsamic dressing. 


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