per serving: 172 calories; 3 grams protein; 14 grams total fat; 4 grams fiber; 2 grams saturated fat; 12 grams carbohydrates; 0 mgs cholesterol; 16 mgs sodium; 5 WW points plus

Vegetarian Lower Calorie

Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon Herb Basting Sauce


1/4 cup olive oil

2 teaspoons garlic, minced

2 teaspoons dried thyme

1/4 cup lemon juice

4 12-inch bamboo skewerss soaked in water for 15 minutes

2 zucchini cut into 2-inch cubes

2 yellow squash peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes

1.5 cups cherry tomatoes

5 ounces whole button mushrooms

1 white onion cut into thick chunks

2 Anaheim chiles seeded and cut into 2-inch pieces


Preheat grill pan until hot or preheat grill to medium.
In a small bowl, combine oil, garlic, thyme and lemon juice. Whisk well.
Skewer zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, mushrooms, onion and chiles, alternating for a nice assortment.
Using a pastry brush, lightly coat kabobs with the basting sauce. Add kabobs to the pan and grill for 3 minutes, basting frequently. Turn and cook for 3 minutes more. Serve immediately. *Feel free to vary the vegetable selections according to your family's tastes.

Couscous with Pistachios


1 5-ounce box couscous (Parmesan flavored)

1/4 cup pistachios shelled and coarsley chopped

coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

3 tablespoons lemon juice


Cook couscous according to package instructions; remove from heat, cover and let stand for at least 5 minutes. Add the pistachios and lemon juice and mix well. Season with salt and pepper and serve.