Weight Watchers shares healthy cookout sides

By Dan Jovic | djovic@ktalnews.tv

Published 07/02 2014 09:11AM

Updated 07/02 2014 09:15AM

If you're cooking out this Fourth of July, we've got some healthy ways to liven up that main course courtesy of our friends at Weight Watchers.

Caroline Denaikos stopped by to share the recipes she's cooked up.

Potato salad- 5 points

1 1/2 pound red potatoes
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbs red wine vinegar
Ground parsley
3 slices uncooked turkey bacon
1/4 cup light mayo
1 chopped onion

Boil potatoes about 20-30 minutes. Drain and cut each potato in 8 pieces.

Cook turkey bacon. Chop roughly.

Combine pepper, mayo, vinegar and parsley and onion. Toss potatoes in mixture.

1 cup serving = 5 points

Slow cooker BBQ beans

3 cans white beans
3 slices turkey bacon
1/2 cup reduced sugar ketchup
1 chopped onion
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbs red wine vinegar
1 tbs brown sugar
1 cup water

Cook turkey bacon. Place water and beans in slow cooker. Combine all other ingredients and put in top. Cook on low 4 hours or high 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.

Diet coke cupcake

1 cake mix
1 can diet soda

Combine cake mix and 1 can diet soda. Bake as directed on box.

For best results use a dark soda with a dark cake mix and a clear soda with a lighter cake mix. For example, diet sprite and yellow cake, diet coke and devils food.

Top with fat free cool whip!

2 points each

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