Weight Watchers shows you power packed produce

Published 07/16 2014 09:16AM

Updated 07/16 2014 09:21AM

There's great alternatives and substitutes to making that macaroni & cheese or mashed potatoes, without packing on the pounds to your waistline. Weight Watchers' Caroline Denaikos shows you some great ideas. Below are the recipes for the foods she shared.

Black bean brownies

1 can black beans
1 brownie mix

Purée and rinse black beans.
Combine beans and brownie mix.
Bake as directed on box.

Spaghetti squash

Poke holes in squash.
Microwave 5-8 minutes depending on your microwave.
Cut in half and de-seed.
Use a fork to scoop out spaghetti .
Top with your favorite sauce!

Cauliflower mash potatoes

1 head cauliflower
1 cup non fat Greek yogurt
Salt and pepper

Steam cauliflower.
Place cauliflower, yogurt and salt and pepper to taste in mixing bowl.
Using a hand mixer whip the cauliflower until it is the consistency of mashed potatoes.

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