Weight Watchers Recipes: Linguine & Mixed Melon With Honeyed Ricotta

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If you’re looking for some delicious recipes, but don’t want to ruin your diet, Weight Watchers has you covered!

Linguine with White Bean Puttanesca

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces of whole wheat linguine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 12 pimiento-stuffed olives, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers, chopped
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

1) Cook linguine according to package directions, omitting salt if desired; drain and place in large serving bowl.

2) Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano and crushed red pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, 2-3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, olives, and capers; simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, 6-7 minutes. Add beans and salt; cook until heated through, about 1 minute.

3) Pour beans and sauce over linguine, sprinkle with parsley and serve at once.

Mixed Melon with Honeyed Ricotta

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 4 cups cubed honeydew
  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • ¼ cup toasted wheat germ

1) Stir together ricotta, honey, vanilla, and nutmeg in medium bowl. Toss together cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon in large bowl; divide evenly among 4 dessert dishes.

2) Spoon ricotta mixture evenly over fruit and sprinkle evenly with wheat germ.

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