Weight Watchers: Whole- Wheat Chili-Mac 

In case your New Year’s resolution included eating smarter meals to support your health and weight goals, Jackie Conn from Weight Watchers shares a low-fat, high-fiber, totally delicious and easy variation on the family favorite, American Chop SueyHere is a quick, easy, wholesome one pot meal which can easily be altered to meet your family’s tastes. Try whole-wheat spirals for the elbows.Whole-Wheat Chili-Mac POINTS® Value: 4Servings: 6Preparation Time: 18 minCooking Time: 30 minLevel of Difficulty: EasyINGREDIENTS12 oz uncooked lean ground beef (with 7% fat)1 medium onion chopped14 ½ oz canned stewed tomatoes (Mexican style) undrained1 ¼ cups canned tomato sauce2 Tbsp canned green chili peppers, diced, drained2 tsp chili powder1 tsp ground cumin1 cup dry whole-wheat elbow macaroni15 oz canned kidney beans, rinsed and drainedINSTRUCTIONSIn a large skillet, cook beef and onion about 10 minutes or until beefis browned: drain off fat. Stir in undrained stewed tomatoes, tomatosauce, chili peppers, chili powder, and cumin: bring to a boil.Stir in uncooked macaroni and kidney beans. return to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer until macaroni is tender, about 15 minutes. Yields about 1 ¼ cups per serving.Serve with grated parmesan topping, fat-free sour cream and low-fat or fat-free shredded Mexican cheese if desired. Toppings could increase the POINTS value.Reprinted with permission© 2010 Weight Watchers International, Inc. © 2010, Inc. All rights reserved.WEIGHT WATCHERS and POINTS are the registered trademarks of Weight Watchers International, Inc.