High Protein Chicken Salad - 2 points (1/6 recipe without bread). This is an easy and delicious way to use up leftover rotisserie or other cooked chicken, and get plenty of protein at the same time. Serve on shredded greens or with bread (2 points per slice). Family add-ons could be the optional add-ins detailed in the recipe, chips and/or dessert.
Gingery Broccoli & Mushroom Beef - 6 points (1/6 recipe). Serve over cauliflower rice or regular rice (3 points for 1/2 cup). You could definitely add more veggies without adding more points. Some to consider might be snow peas, onions, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, sliced zucchini or yellow squash, or serve with a raw fruit and veggie platter. Add-ons for family could be additional rice, bread, and/or dessert.
Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats - 6 points (2 pieces, use Pam or nonstick skillet instead of oil). Serve with cauliflower rice, regular rice (3 points for 1/2 cup), or eat plain. Serve with green or fruit salad, roasted veggies, or a crudites platter. Add-ons for family could be bread, dip or dressing for veggies or fruit, and/or dessert.
BBQ Salmon on Kale salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette - 12 points. (4 oz. salmon, substitute Eat Smart Kale Salad without included dressing and add-ins, drizzle 1 tsp BBQ sauce over each filet). This doesn't really need any side dishes, but some fresh fruit would go well. Add-ins for family could include tortilla chips, bread and/or dessert.
Papa Tacos - 8 points (2 tacos). This is a family favorite. I first encountered Papa Tacos when we lived in Mexico, when our Mexican friends shared their lunch with us (they used regular white potatoes and flour tortillas), eating them cold. I like them much better in corn tortillas and served hot. This would be good served with a side of fresh fruit, and adding a strip of crisp bacon (2 points per slice) to each one really takes them over the top. Add-ons for family could be tortilla chips and/or dessert.
Thai Curry Vegetable Soup - 9 points (1/4 recipe, light coconut milk). Feel free to change up and/or add more veggies - the blog post has some suggestions - to use up what you have on hand and make a bowl of it even more satisfying. Add-ons for family could be bread and/or dessert.