REMINDER: TONIGHT IS THE SPECIAL GET-TO-GETHER AT THE GENEVA WEIGHT WATCHERS STORE TO ‘DISH’ ABOUT OUR FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT FOOD THAT HELP US TO STAY WITHIN OUR DAILY POINTSPLUS ALLOWANCE. IT WILL BE AN INTERACTIVE HOUR OF SHARING OUR RESOURCES AND IT’S SURE TO BE A QUITE A LIVELY DISCUSSION! IT’S OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, SO BRING FRIENDS, FAMILY , SPOUSES….WHOM EVER YOU KNOW WHO MIGHT WANT TO SHARE SOME GOOD HEALTHY EATING TIPS WHILE DINING OUT.
WHERE: GENEVA WW STORE-1492 SOUTH RANDALL RD, GENEVA (LOCATED BEHIND PANERA BREAD AND MEN’S WAREHOUSE
WHEN: TUESDAY, JULY 10TH-TONIGHT
TIME: 7PM TO 8PM
CHARGE: NONE AND NEED NOT BE A MEMBER TO JOIN US!
Veggie Pasta Salad
I made this Veggie Salad with Pasta on Sunday and I am taking a one cup serving (2 PPVs) with me each day this week for lunch. It’s fresh alternative to the sandwiches and wraps I usually take and it just tastes like summer! It’s an incredible PointPlus value too, of course! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
This recipe is exactly the opposite of traditional Pasta salad with veggies. As you will see, it’s light on the pasta and light on the PointsPlus values but NOT light on taste or visual appeal. It’s got traditional pasta salad beat on color, crunch and volume, so ENJOY!
Here’s what I use, but feel free to modify and substitute what sounds good to you…
2 Cups Cooked Whole Wheat Spaghetti
1 Can of Black Olives, Drained
3 Cucumbers, Chopped
3 Peppers, Chopped. (I like to use all different color peppers, but any will do)
1 Red Onion, Chopped
1/4 Bottle Kraft Fat Free Italian Salad Dressing
Sea Salt, Course Black Pepper and Garlic Powder
Combine all ingredients. You may want to add some seasonings: I like to add course black pepper, sea salt and garlic powder, but this is a personal preference. Stir well until pasta and veggies are coated with dressing. Don’t worry if it doesn’t seem like enough dressing, it will after it sits over night. Refrigerate over night or at least for a few hours. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.
The entire recipe has 16 PointsPlus values and makes approximately 8 Cups for a total of 2 PointsPlus Values per CUP. Such a deal, huh???? A CUP is a big serving! I told you it was a good value!