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12/28/09 6:58 A

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For the next 5 weeks I challenge everyone to make at least 5 new recipes and post them here.

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So I am compiling a HUGE recipe book via Word doc and if anyone would like it let me know..... it will include recipes found on this thread too!


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10/6/09 12:43 P

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Oh wow, some of these recipes look REALLY good! I just added several of them to my "To-Make" list! For us, we pretty much eat anything we want - just make lots of substitutions to make recipes healthier. The Hungry Girl recipe books and website help with a lot of those subs. My husband and I have a website we run ( www.vendettis.webs.com ) that we update weekly with new recipes. He's Italian and I love Italian food so we make a lot of pasta! But, using wheat/whole grain noodles makes all those tomato based dishes so much better for you! :)

Edited by: SPECKJOY at: 10/6/2009 (12:44)
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9/9/09 11:51 A

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The bbq chicken sounds really easy and good!

Eggplant I really have only had it grilled or baked with cheese. I don't really know any other way to make it. I will look it up this afternoon and see if I get any new ones.

I am always looking for new crockpot recipes if you have any. I will be making something in the crockpot for dinner tomorrow night. I am thinking a roast of some sort.

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That sounds so yummy, I'll have to try it this weekend :) Thanks for sharing!

Does anyone have some really good eggplant recipes? I make an eggplant stew, I've done them on the BBQ and I've made eggplant Parmesan but I'd love to try something new.

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9/7/09 11:51 A

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I have a really easy crock pot dish that we do at least once a month. I usually make 4 chicken breasts so there are plenty of leftovers!

BBQ Pulled chicken
4 chicken breasts
BBQ sauce (try using different flavors, we have done apple spice, traditional, spiced rum and many others to try different tastes)
Onions and tomatoes to taste
whole wheat rolls

Put the chicken in the crock pot on low and make sure it is completely covered with BBQ sauce. Chop onions and tomatoes and add.

Let cook six hours (or until you get home, it can't really overcook) then pull the chicken using two forks. Let cook for about an hour!

I usually make a side salad to go with it!

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I have zucchini at least once a day, just love it :) I haven't made it yet but I saw a recipe for zucchini sticks, cut up the zucchini like thick fries, dust them with bread crumbs and a bit of Parmesan cheese, spray them with a bit of cooking spray and bake in the oven.

My usual staple is just slicking a zucchini in half, rubbing on a little olive oil, sprinkling some greek seasoning on them and putting them on the BBQ. Nothing fancy but tasty every time :)

Smiling just makes everyones day better :)

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8/20/09 3:05 P

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OK looking for new recipes for Zucchini and Squash. I am kinda getting bored of the way we make it the same.

Also I would like some of your favorite recipes!

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Timsbride: that looks so yummy! I'm definitely trying that next week!

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10/12/08 2:55 P

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Just made this one today, the hubby loved it!

Ingredients:

6 chicken breasts trimmed of fat and cut in half
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 cup black beans, drained
1 T cilantro
3 T lime juice
1 tsp. cumin
pinch chili powder (I used Mexican chili powder, it has a bit more spice)

Lay chicken breast along bottom of crockpot, cover with salsa and black beans. Cook on High for about 2 to 2 1/2 hours (depending on size of the crockpot). Add cilantro, lime juice, cumin & chili powder. Cook for 15 more minutes.

We served it over rice, but it would also be good in a tortilla shell.

Only about 167 calories per serving, we got about 10 servings from one pot.

~Bri~

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10/12/08 11:29 A

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SO does anyone have any really good crockpot recipes? I am looking for something new to make.

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7/25/08 4:54 P

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Two really good (and picky-hubby-approved) recipes I've tried this past week. Both can also be found at SparkRecipes.com.

Upsidedown Pizza
FILLING:
1 pound Ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (14oz.) jar Pizza Sauce
6 oz. Turkey pepperoni
16 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
CRUST:
1 cup 2% Milk
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Oil
1 cup Flour
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. Oregano
1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese (opt.)

Directions
Preheat oven to 400. Coat a 9x13" pan with nonstick cooking spray.
Brown ground beef and onion until meat is done, drain. Add sauce and pepperoni, heat through.
Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with cheese.
Mix milk, eggs, oil, and flour till smooth. Add spices and cheese. Pour over top.
Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until crust is golden.
Cut into 12 equal pieces.
Number of Servings: 12
Calories: 344.6
Total Fat: 19.7 g
Cholesterol: 108.5 mg
Sodium: 819.5 mg
Total Carbs: 15.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 25.4 g

I used reduced fat "regular" pepperoni (not the turkey) and only used half. I would also only use half of the beef next time and add chopped peppers or tomatoes. I used less cheese too, but I'm not sure how much - just whatever was left of the block.



Hearty Hamburger Goulash
20 oz. dry elbow macaroni
2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
2-1/2 c ketchup
2 T Worcestershire
1/4 c brown sugar
3 t paprika
2 t garlic powder
1 t dry mustard
dash of cayenne pepper

Directions
Drop macaroni into a large pot of boiling water. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. While macaroni is cooking, brown ground beef and onion in a large skillet; cook until well done and juices dry up. (May add seasoning during cooking, if desired). Remove from heat. When macaroni reaches desired tenderness, remove from heat and drain. Return the macaroni to the pot, then add the ground beef and onion mixture and corn. Mix thoroughly. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, sugar and spices and stir until covered evenly. (May add water to achieve a moister consistency if desired.) Makes approximately 12 servings (serving size 12 oz. or about 1-1/2 cups). Tastes great as leftovers and also freezes well.
Number of Servings: 12
Calories: 350.5
Total Fat: 5.2 g
Cholesterol: 37.9 mg
Sodium: 405.9 mg
Total Carbs: 53.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 21.2 g

I made half a batch of this, and WOW! What a LOT of food! I used real minced garlic instead of the powder, and I ran out of ketchup, so I used tomato sauce for the other half - the ketchup was still almost overpowering, so I would use even less next time.
I had a serving and a half of this for supper and I was stuffed! Didn't want anything else the rest of the evening.

~Melissa~

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7/15/08 7:54 A

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Spray butter, PAM instead of oil, frozen veggies, Mrs Dash or other seasons.

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7/14/08 10:40 P

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What are some good calorie and fat cutting substitutions I can make simply in baking and cooking?

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." -Psalm 126:3


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7/10/08 3:14 P

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ok i just found this on sparke people it was a low fat version of chicken parm it was chicken breast coated with egg white and then put into low fat Italian season and then cooked at 450 for 18 mins then you put parm cheese on to and serve with spaghetti

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7/5/08 10:01 P

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well after learning about the cooking spray and learning other this on spark people i made my own hamburgers for our fourth of July party and no body knew that they were good for them. what i did was buy ground turkey and ground beef 97% lean then i mixed them together and put in 2 eggs i used about 3-4lbs of meat. then i used some Italian bread crumbs and hamburger season that i found in the store. mixed it all together and then when i cooked it i used a spray on the inside grill cause it was raining and grilled them up. i used 1/3 less fat mayo and put lettuce and tomatoes on it and serviced. they were awesome and nobody knew that they were not high fat greasy hamburgers! i was really proud of myself for making that and although we had other stuff that was not so good for you everybody loved the hamburgers and said so more then once. emoticon

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6/27/08 4:11 P

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Last night I made a quick and easy recipe that I haven't made in a while. You can tweak the amount of veggies. I usually just eyeball it.

1 lb ground turkey
1 medium onion diced
a few stalks of celery diced
diced carrots
long grain and wild rice
salt and pepper

Brown the ground turkey in a skillet along with sauteeing the celery, onion, and carrots. Prepare wild rice according to package. You can serve the turkey mixture on top of the wild rice or go ahead and mix the wild rice into the turkey mixture.

DH likes to top his with a little cheese and salsa.

I served this with a sliced tomato sprinkled with salt, pepper, and drizzled with a little olive oil.

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6/27/08 3:49 P

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Thursday is crock night (so i dont have to cook! haha!) and I make wonderful BBQ beef sandwiches sometimes. I made this last night so, I thought I'd share.

Take a 2-3 lb Roast (any kind you like i like top round
brown it in a high skillet on all sides (youre not cooking it just brown it to seal in all the yummy flavors!)
Drop it in the crock pot and cover it with your favorite kind of BBQ sauce, cover, set on low, and have it at dinner!

I let this cook for about 8 hours, I set it up when hubby goes to work and we eat about an hour after he gets home usually, if its on low it wont matter if you go longer, also the secret to perfect succulent stringy beef is DONT PICK UP THE LID lol my first roast i did that every few minutes, gah it wasnt roasty at all! very hard! =p

when youre ready to serve it, use your favorite buns or rolls. take the roast out on a plate and shred it with 2 forks heap on buns or rolls and serve with a big salad! guys LOVE this! and its very low cal! weee!

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6/21/08 11:08 P

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This sounds good. I may have to make this tomorrow!

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Does anyone have any good recipes?

How do you track your marinades for calories? Since you don't consume most of it.

I have added a bunch to share, if anyone wants to check it out.

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2/1/08 9:45 A

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Thanks!

I made a crockpot recipe last night. I didn't have any but here is the recipe:

chicken breast
2 cans of cream of chicken
1 can of cream of mushroom
rice (cook as instructed)

My husband loved it, so I am guessing it was good. I will have my half tonight for dinner.

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1/31/08 10:07 P

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I had something tonight and I just had to share it:

Sauteed Mushrooms with goat cheese

100g Cremini mushrooms (fresh)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & MSG Free Garlic & Herb seasoning (Tone's)
Dash of salt
1oz Soft goat cheese

Heat olive oil in 10in saucier (sp?) pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and seasonings, sautee. Remove to plate with slotted spoon. Break apart goat cheese into small pieces and add to mushrooms. Enjoy!

I ate this as a side dish with my honey mustard chicken, and boy was it yummy:)

"We can't become what we need by remaining what we are." - Max Dupree, my inspirational quote.


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1/17/08 11:39 A

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This is the dinner I am making tonight:

Baked Parmesan Tilapia
Fish/ vegetarian Dinner
Submitted by TKNOPPE

A quick and easy recipe


Ingredients

8 Tilapia fillet, thawed
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
non-stick cooking spray




Directions
Heat oven to 400. Mix bread crumbs and cheese in a bowl. Rinse fish in water and then dredge one side in bread crumb-cheese mixture. Place crumb side up on a baking pan sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, until fish flakes easily with a fork (approximately 20 minutes).


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TKNOPPE.
Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 67.2
Total Fat: 2.3 g
Cholesterol: 11.7 mg
Sodium: 243.4 mg
Total Carbs: 5.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
Protein: 6.1 g


I also made the cheese potato soup last night. It was pretty good. I am having leftovers for lunch today. Though it makes a ton more than 4-6 servings in my opnion. It is kinda like a glorified mashed potato. I would recommend it, but add more seasoning to it.


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Once again here is many recipes from Kraft. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Kraft

Velvety Vegetable Cheese Soup

1 pkg (16oz) frozen broccoli cauliflower and carrot mix
2 cans (14oz ea) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
¾ lb (12oz) Velveeta pasteurized prepared cheese product, cut up

Place vegetables and broth in large saucepan; cover. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 min. or until vegetables are tender

Mash vegetables with potato maker to desired consistency.

Stir in Velveeta; cook 5 min or until Velveeta is melted and soup is heated through, stirring frequency.

Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each


Prairie Land Pot Roast

1 boneless beef shoulder pot roast (2lb)
½ tsp. Salt
¼ tsp. Pepper
1 bottle (8oz) Catalina Dressing, divided
2 large onions, sliced
2 lb potatoes, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 lb carrots, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
Water
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Season both sides of the roast with salt and pepper. Brown meat in large heavy pot r Dutch oven on high heat in ¼ cup of the dressing, turning to brown all sides. Add onions; stir to brown.

Add remaining dressing, potatoes, carrots and enough water to come ¾ of the way up meat (about 1 ½ to 2 cups) Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 2 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Remover meat from pan; slice meat thinly against the grain. Serve meat and vegetables top with pan gravy. Sprinkle with chopped parsley just before serving.

Makes 8 servings

Calories: 400, fat 13g (sat 3.5g), CHOL 95mg, Sodium 600mg, Carb 37g, fiber 4g, Sugars 15g, Protein 33g
Brushetta Chicken Skillet

¼ cup Kraft Sun dried tomato dressing
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1lb)
2 large red peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5oz ea) pasta style or Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
½ cup water
2 cups instant white rice, uncooked
1 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
1 large tomato, chopped
2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken, peppers and garlic; cover. Cook 10 min or until chicken is cooked through, stirring occasionally and turning chicken over after 5min. Remove chicken from skillet; cover to keep warm.

Add canned tomatoes and water to skillet. Stir in rice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 10 min. Meanwhile, combined cheese, chopped tomatoes and basil.

Return chicken to skillet; sprinkle with cheese mixture. Cover cook 5 min or until chicken is heated through and cheese is melted.

Makes 4 servings

Cal 500, Fat 11g (sat 4.5g), Chol 85mg, Sodium 1460mg, Carb 58g, Fiber 4g, Sugar 13g, Protein 38g


Cheesy Manicotti

1 pkg (8oz) sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 egg whites
1 pkg (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 container (15oz) part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded reduce fat Mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 pkg (8oz) manicotti shells (14 shells) cooked, drained
2 cups spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven 350. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook 5min on medium heat, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Beat egg whites lightly in medium bowl. Add mushroom mixture, spinach, ricotta cheese and half of each mozzarella and parmesan cheeses; mix well. Spoon evenly into manicotti shells.
Place in 13x9 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with spaghetti sauce.

Bake 40 mins ore until heated through. Top with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese; continue baking 5min or until cheese is melted.

Makes 7 servings, 2 stuffed shells each

Cal 340, Fat 11g (sat 6g), Chol 30mg, Sodium 640mg, carb 37g, fiber 4g, sugars 6g, protein 23g


Rosemary-Dijon Pork Chops & Oven Potatoes Dinner

1 lb potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
¼ cup Kraft light house Italian Reduce Fat Dressing,
4 bone-in pork chops (1 ½ lb), ½ inch thick
4 tsp Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
½ cup Shake-n-bake Orginal Pork seasoned Coating mix
¼ tsp dried rosemary leaves, crushed
2 cups hot cooked baby carrots

Preheat oven to 375. Toss potatoes with dressing in microwave bowl. Microwave high 7 mins stirring after 4mins

Spread chops with mustard. Measure ½ cup coating mix; place in shallow dish along with rosemary. Coat both sides of chops with the coating mixture. Place in center of foil lined 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Arrange potatoes arranging chops.

Bake 30min or until chops are cooked through and potatoes are tender. Serve with the carrots.

Makes 4 servings.

Cal 390, Fat 11g (sat 3.5g), Chol 75mg, sodium 750mg, carb 41g, fiber 5g, sugars 6g, protein 31g


Foil Packed Taco Chicken

4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1lb)
2 tsp taco bell home orginals taco seasoning mix
½ lb red potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
½ cup taco bell home orginals think n chunky salsa
¾ cup shredded reduce fat four cheese Mexican style cheese
¼ cup reduce fat sour cream

Preheat oven to 400. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning mix. Place ½ cup of the potaoes on center of each of 4 large sheets of heavy duty foil; top evenly with chicken, salsa and cheese.

Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for the heat circulation inside. Place in 15x10x1 inch baking sheet.

Bake 30 to 35 min or until chicken is cooked through. Remove packets from oven. Let stand 5 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening. Serve with sour cream.

Makes 4 servings, 1 packet each

Cal 290, fat 9 (sat 4g), Chol 85mg, sodium 630mg, carb 19g, fiber 2, sugar 3g, protein 32g


Shortcut Chicken Manicotti

1 can (10.75oz) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 ½ cups water
¼ lb (4oz) Velveeta, cut up
2 cups frozen broccoli
12 manicotti pasta shells, uncooked
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into ½ inch strips
¼ cup parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400. Mix soup, water and Velveeta in microwave bowl. Microwave on high 3 min or until Velveeta is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 2 min. Pour 1/3 of the soup mixture into the bottom of 13x9 inch baking dish; set aside. Add broccoli to remaining soup mixture.

Stuff pasta with chicken strips; place in baking dish. Cover completely with remaining soup mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover with foil.

Makes 4 servings, 3 stuffed manicotti each

Crispy Chicken & Parmesan Vegetables

1 lb small new red potatoes, halved
4 chicken leg quarters (1 ½ lb), skin removed
1 pkt Shake-n-bake Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix
2 small red peppers, cut into wedges
¼ cup ranch dressing
¼ cup parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400. Place potatoes in large micrwaveable bowl or casserole dish; cover with vented plastic wrap or lid. Microwave on high 7min. Meanwhile, coat chicken with coating mix as directed on package. Place chicken on one side of greased foil lined 15x10x1 inch baking pan.

Add pepper, dressing and cheese to potatoes; toss to coat. Place in pan next to chicken.

Bake 40 min or until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender.

Makes 4 servings

Chicken Nacho Bake

4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1lb)
½ cup Taco bell home Orginals Think n Chunky Salsa
¼ cup sour cream
½ cup crushed tortilla chips
½ cup Mexican Style Shredded Four cheese

Preheat oven 400. Place chicken on foil covered baking sheet. Slice 3 cuts on top of each chicken breast with a sharp knife.

Top each chicken breast evenly with salsa, sour cream and tortilla chips.

Bake 20 min. Remove form oven; sprinkle with cheese. Bake additional 10 min or until chicken is cooked through.

Makes 4 servings.


Slow-Cooker Orange BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

1 boneless pork shoulder
1 bottle BBQ Sauce
Juice from Orange
½ cup Mayo
12 sandwich rolls, split, toasted

Place meat in slow cooker; top with BBQ sauce and orange juice. Cover lid.

Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Remove meat from slow cooker; cut into small pieces or shred with fork. Return meat to slow cooker; stir until meat is evenly coated with BBQ sauce mixture.

Spread mayo onto cut slides of rolls. Fill rolls evenly with meat mixture.

Makes 12 servings, 1 sandwich each.


Simple & Creamy Tortellini Alfredo

1 can (14.5oz) fat free reduce sodium chicken broth
1 cup water
2 pkg (9oz ea) refrigerated cheese tortellini
4 oz Cream cheese
1 cup frozen peas
¾ cup Finely Shredded Italian 5 Cheese blend
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and crumble

Pour broth and water into large saucepan; stir. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Add tortellini. Reduce heat to medium low; cover. Simmer 8-9 min or until tortellini is tender (do not drain)

Add cream cheese and peas; stir. Heat 2-3 min or until cream cheese is completely melted, stirring occasionally

Stir in shredded cheese and bacon.

Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each.


Best-Ever Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake

1 pkg (8squares) Semi-sweet baking chocolate, divided
1 pkg chocolate cake mix
1 pkg (4 serving) chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
½ cup oil
½ water
1 tub (8oz) frozen whipped topping
1 tbsp slices almonds

Preheat oven 350. Grease 2 9 inch round baking pans. Chop 2 of the chocolate squares; set aside. Beat cake mix, dry pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Stir in chopped chocolate. Spoon into prepared pans.

Bake 30-35 min or until wooden toothpick inserted centers comes out clean. Cool pans on wire racks 10 mins. Loosen cakes form sides of pans. Invert onto racks, gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

Place frozen whipped topping and remaining 6 chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high 1 ½ mins or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is smooth, stirring after 1 min. Let stand 15 min to thicken chocolate mixture. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; top with ¼ of the chocolate mixture and the second cake layer. Spread top and side with remaining chocolate mixture. Garnish with almonds. Store in refrigerater.

Makes 18 servings, 1 slice each.


Molten Chocolate Surprise

4 squares semi-sweet baking chocolate
½ cup butter
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
1 cup powder sugar
1/3 cup flour
12 Chips Ahoy real chocolate chip cookies
½ cup thawed whipped topping

Preheat oven 425. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on high 2 min or until butter is melted. Stir with wire whisk until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Beat whole eggs, egg yolks, sugar and flour with wire whisk until well blended. Gradually add to chocolate mixture beating constantly until well blended.

Line 12 medium muffin cups with paper liners. Place 1 cookie upside down on bottom of each cup; cover with batter.

Bake 8 min or until cakes are firm around edges but still soft in centers. Let stand 1 min. Carefully remove cakes from muffin pan. Invert onto dessert dishes; remove paper liners. Serve with whipped topping.

Makes 1 doz. 1 cake each serving.


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Here are some holiday recipes for you to enjoy:
Courtsey of Kraft

Turtle Pumpkin Pie
¼ cup plus 2tbsp caramel topping, divided
1 Honey Maid Graham Pie Crust (6oz)
½ cup plus 2tbsp Planters Pecan Pieces, Divided
1 cup cold milk
2 pkg (4 servings size each) Jello Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tub (8oz) cool whip whipped topping, thawed, divided


Pour ¼ cup caramel topping into crust; sprinkle with ½ cup pecans

Beat milk, dry pudding mixes, pumpkin and spices with Wisk until blended. Stir in 1 ½ cups of whipped topping. Spread into crust. Top with remaining whipped topping.

Refrigerate 1 hour. Top with pecans and drizzle remaining caramel with fork. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 10 servings, one slice each.


Philly Cheesy Pizza Dip

1pkg (8oz) of cream cheese, soften
½ cup pizza sauce
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp parmesan cheese
2 tbsp each chopped red and green peppers
1 tsp Italian Seasoning


Spread cream cheese onto bottom of a microwavable 9 inch pie plate. Cover with pizza sauce; top with remaining ingredients.

Microwave on high 2 mins or until heated through.

Serve with Ritz Crackers

Makes 2 cups or 16 servings



Candy Crunch Pudding Pie

2 cups cold milk
2pkg (4 serving size each) Jello chocolate flavor Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
1 tub (8oz) Cool Whip Whipped Topping, Thawed and divided
2 milk chocolate English Toffee candy Bars, chopped and divided
1 Oreo pie crust
1 Square Baker’s semi sweet Baking Chocolate, Melted


Pour milk into larger bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min or until well blended. Gently stir in 1 ½ cups of the whipped topping

Reserve 3 tbsp of the candy pieces; stir remaining candy pieces into pudding mixture. Spoon into crust. Top with remaining whipped topping.

Sprinkle with reserved candy pieces; drizzle with melted chocolate. Serve immediately. Or refrigerate until ready to serve. Store any leftovers in refrigerator.

Makes 8 servings



Easy Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin

1lb large Cauliflower florets
1lb large Broccoli florets
½ cup water
4oz cream cheese
¼ cup milk
½ cup sour cream
1 ½ shredded sharp cheddar cheese
10 Ritz crackers, crushed
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


Place cauliflower and broccoli in 2qt microwavable dish. Add water; cover. Microwave high 8-10 mins or until vegetables are tender; drain. Set aside

Microwave cream cheese and milk in 2 cup microwavable measuring cup or medium bowl 1 min or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well bended when stirred. Add sour cream; mix well. Pour over vegetables; sprinkle with Cheddar Cheese. Microwave 2 min or until cheese is melted.

Mix cracker crumbs and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over vegetables.
Makes 10 servings
Creamy Chicken, Vegetables & Noodles

4 cups egg noodles, uncooked
1 ½ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
¼ cup Kraft Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing
3 ½ cups of fresh broccoli florets
1 large red pepper, cut into strips
1 yellow squash, sliced
6oz Velveeta
1 tbsp Fat free milk


Cook Pasta as directed

Meanwhile, cook chicken in dressing in large nonstick skillet on med-high heat 5-7 min or until chicken is cooked through. Stirring occasionally. Add vegetables; stir. Reduce heat to med; cover. Cook 5 min or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place Velveeta in a small microwavable bowl. Add milk. Microwave on high 2-3 min or until Velveeta is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 ½ min. Add to chicken mixture; mix lightly. Serve over pasta.

Makes 6 servings, 2 cups each.



Ham & Cheddar in a loaf

1lb Frozen bread or pizza dough
1pkg (9oz) Shaved Ham
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
¼ cup Miracle Whip dressing
1 egg beaten
1 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated


Preheat over 350 Place dough on lightly floured surface; flatten slightly with hands, then roll into 12x8 in rectangle with rolling pin.

Top dough evenly with ham, overlapping slices slightly and leaving a ½ inch border around all sides.

Mix cheddar cheese and dressing; spread evenly over ham.

Moisten edges of dough with water. Starting at one of the long sides of dough, fold one third of the dough over filling, then repeat with other long side of dough. Firmly pinch ends of dough together to seal. Place, seam side down, on lightly greased baking sheet.

Cut 3 diagonal slits on top of dough with kitchen shears. Brush evenly with beaten egg. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake 35-40 min or until golden brown. Cool 10 min before cutting into 6 slices to serve.


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With the holiday season already here, I am going to help you make this holiday season healthier for you so that you loose instead of gain!

Sensational Substitutions for Cooking and Baking
Make Your Favorite Foods Diet-Friendly
-- By Becky Hand, Licensed & Registered Dietitian
New Year’s Resolutions…always made and often broken.

Is your motivation waning? Are you already feeling deprived because your favorite recipes are off limits? Making meals count is important. Meals should be satisfying, good tasting, pleasing to the eye, nutritious, and have a texture that is pleasing to your palate. Otherwise, you WILL feel deprived. The good news? It is easy to modify some of your favorite recipes by using the sensational substitutions listed below. You don’t have to eat a sparse and boring "diet meal" any longer.


Cooking Substitutions


Instead of… Try…
1 Cup Cream
1 Cup Evaporated Milk

Cream to thicken Soups
Pureed Potatoes or Vegetables

Oil-based Marinades
Citrus Juice or Flavored Vinegar

Stick Margarine
Small amounts of Olive oil, Canola oil, or Broth

2 ounces of Mild Cheddar Cheese
1 ounce Reduced-fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese

White Rice
Brown rice, Bulgur, Kasha, Quinoa, Whole Wheat Couscous

Meat or Poultry for Stir Fry
Tofu (Extra Firm, Cubed) or more Vegetables

Ground Meat
Ground Turkey Breast; Finely Chopped Vegetables with Less Meat; Crumbled Tofu, Tempeh, or Soy Crumbles; Beans




Baking Substitutions

Instead of… Try…
1/2 Cup Oil, Butter or Margarine
1/4 Cup Applesauce + 1/4 Cup Canola Oil, Butter, or Margarine

1 Egg
2 Egg Whites

Sweetened Condensed Milk
Nonfat Sweetened Condensed Milk

Evaporated Milk
Evaporated Skim Milk

1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips, Chopped Dried Fruit, or Chopped Nuts

Frosting
Sliced Fresh Fruit with a dusting of Powdered Sugar

Sour Cream
Nonfat Sour Cream, Low fat Sour Cream, Pureed Low Fat Cottage Cheese

Whole Milk
Skim Milk

Cream Cheese
Low Fat Cream Cheese

Sugar
Artificial sweetener for some or all (follow manufacturer’s directions); 1/4 to 1/2 Less Sugar in the recipe



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What is your favorite recipe for the holiday season? How can you make that same recipe healthier?

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Here is one with Asian flare. Natto is made of fermented soy beans. It is a super food and very healthy. The Japanese eat it with rice and soy sauce for breakfast and it is supposed to be packed with nutrients and vitamines. BTW, Fermented food is very healthy for you, also Korean Kimchi which is a pickled spicey garlic cabbage. In Japan people pickle all sorts of vegitables in very interesting ways. They use miso paste, which is another type of fermented soy, to pickle most things. Miso is what they use to make the famous Miso Soup that you eat at Japanese restaurants. Miso is great for you and very tasty.

Anyway, here is a quick and tasty way to eat Natto, which I must admit is an aquired taste, much like blue cheese.

RECIPE: Natto, Avacado RICE
Combine one package of Natto, one avacado, and 4 cups of cooked brown rice. Mix together so that the avacado is smooth and creamy. Add soy sauce to taste. The avacado takes away from the gooiness of the Natto.

BTW, rice is most nutritious if you soak it for a few days until it sprouts first. Most dried food like rice and beans are much healthier and easier to digest (therefore no gas) if you soak them for about 3 days, changing the water every day. Once they sprout they are super healthy and cook very quickly.

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Barbecued Pork:
Makes 8 servings

2 lbs. boneless pork top loin
1 c. chopped onion
3/4 c. diet soda
3/4 c. barbecue sauce

Combine all ingredients in a crockpot. Cook covered on high for 5-6 hours or until meat is very tender. Drain and slice or shred pork.

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My husband and I love using our crock pot and this is one of our favorite recipes:

Salsa Chicken
4 item chicken breast, boneless
14 oz canned black beans
14 oz canned yellow corn
1 1/2 cup salsa

Throw in crock pot. Cook 8 hours on low. Shred chicken with a fork and serve. I'm thinking that each serving would be a cup.

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I made smothered chicken and roasted potatoes the other night and my husband loved it :) He's gotten kinda use to frozen pizza and chicken nuggets so it was a nice change for him. I got both recipes off of sparkpeople but I'll post the full names when I find them again.

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I have been making a lot of soup for my sick husband, so here is one he likes:

Chicken Pumpkin soup:
1/2 a fresh pumpkin or butter nut squash about 7 inches in diameter, cut small
2 green peppers diced
1 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic diced
3 chicken breasts cut in small cubes
2 potatoes cut into small cubes
1 large carrot diced
1 can of corn
4 liters of water
4 boulion cubes
salt
pepper
thime
parsely
rosemary
(plus or minus any vegies you like)
bring to a boil all ingredients, then simmer for at least 1 hour
use a big pot so that you can have enough soup to last for a few days

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Yum!

I got a great recipe from my friend today that I am going to try if it is good I will share with you all!

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Ok this one is SUPER easy and super fast:

One wheat tortilla- place in frying pan...
Have one breast of chicken cooked and diced, throw that in the Tortilla..
Take your fav Salsa, throw some of that on the tortilla
lastly put your fav Cheese on top, whatever amount you'd like

And VOILA!!!

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That sounds really good! The funny thing is a have tilapia pulled out for dinner tonight! lol- though I already have spices on it. I will have to keep this in mind for next time. Thanks

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I found a yummy fish dish on SP yesterday. It is super easy and quick to make.

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Ingredients

1 pound of tilapia filets or loins
1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
1 1/2 tblsp light mayonnaise
I tblsp lemon juice
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp onion powder
1.5 TBSP melted butter

Directions

Mix all the above ingredients (except for the fish)
Line a baking pan with foil, arrange tilapia in the pan and spray fish with Olive Oil Pam
Broil about 6 inches from burner for about 3-4 minutes (depending on thickness of the fish--less for thinner, 4 minutes for loins)
Turn fish, lightly spray with Olive Oil, broil for 3-4 more minutes, depending on thickness of fish,
Check for flakiness of the fish (for doneness)
if the fish is just beginning to flake. Top with mixture and put back into oven. Check for doneness every 2-3 minutes (flakiness of the fish). Do not overcook.

This is a delicious and creamy way to serve a very mild white fish.

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 348.7
Total Fat: 18.8 g
Cholesterol: 34.0 mg
Sodium: 323.1 mg
Total Carbs: 4.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
Protein: 45.5 g


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Here's a meal for two I just made tonight for the first time in AGES!

Baked Onion Chicken & Veggies
1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
2-3 potatoes
2-3 carrots
1 pkg Lipton dry onion soup mix
2-3 tbs. veggie oil (or olive oil, whatever you use)

Peel the veggies and cut them and the chicken into large chunks. Place in a baking dish with oil and soup mix. Mix together until coated. Bake at 425 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

This is just delicious. The chicken gets so flavorful and juicy, and the SMELL! It's just heaven. I can't believe it's been so long since I made it. And best of all, it's a guy-pleaser! My hubby loves it, and he's more of a steak type of guy.

FYI - using 3 tbs oil, it's about 537 calories per serving, so it's not super low-cal, but it has 11 grams fiber and LOTS of vitamins!

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This is a recipe by PRINCESSANNIE12

Mexican Chicken Bake

3-4 Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Package Taco Seasoning
Fat Free Sour Cream
Salsa

Optional: Jalapeno Peppers, Cheese

Preheat oven to 375. Put taco seasoning in ziplock bag, add chicken and shake til coated. Spray baking dish with Pam and add the chicken. Bake for 35 min. Top with cheese, jalapenos, salsa, and sour cream.

Makes 4 servings
315 calories
5g fat
7.5g carbs


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Baked tilapia

We spray the pan with spray butter (I can't believe it is not butter spray). Place the tilapia on the pan. Spray the tilipia with butter and spice of choice. Put it in the oven 375 for 10-15 mins. With this we normally have veggies or pasta.

Salmon- you can get this without skin. Gorge forman it if 10-15 until it is done.

Pork Chops and potatos: Cut potatos up in wedges put in baking pan. Place pork chops in pan. half a bottle of BBQ sauce on top with .25 cup of butter. Season of your choice. Oven 350 for 25 mins. We add veggies

I have to get out some more recipes. Spark people had tons of recipes too that are quick and easy.

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I would love an easy, skin free fish recipe. I have always been afraid to cook fish (that I might undercook it) and the thought of skin on it makes me ill. I know I like tilapia and tuna and am open to other fish. I have an international food market by my house. emoticon

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wow I have tons of things that are quick and easy.

What types of foods besides Chicken are you looking for?

Tilapia
Salmon
steak
pasta
pork chops


A gorge formen works wonders for this. I am all about getting dinner on the table in less than 30 mins.

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I made the faux shepherds pie I found on SP recipes the other day. I added some garlic and peas to it and it was great! My husband liked it, too.

Ingredients

Sheperds Pie
Serves:8
Carbohydrates Per Serving: 3 g.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion, chopped
1 10 oz pkg frozen cauliflower
2 oz cream cheese
1/4 plus 2 tbsp heavy cream
4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
salt and pepper to taste



Directions
In frying pan, cook ground beef and onion until meat is no longer pink, and onion is soft. Drain beef and distribute in bottom of pie dish (no need to grease pan). Drizzle 1/4 cup of cream over hamburger. Salt and pepper lightly, if desired.
While meat is cooking, cook cauliflower per package directions, but cook until very soft. Drain cauliflower. Add cream cheese and 2 tbsp heavy cream. Beat with mixer until very smooth (mashed potato texture). Add salt and pepper if desired.
Spread cauliflower mixture over ground beef. Sprinkle with cheddar
cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven until cheese is melted and bubbly
(about 15 minutes).



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This may sound odd, but I swear all I know how to make is chicken. and my poor husband is getting sick of it. Any suggestions for half way easy meals(we both work long hours) that don't have chicken in them!!!! HELP!!!

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Have you tried the salsa chicken recipe (in the crockpot) from the SP recipes. We made it the other day and its really great! It would be easy to make more of. As far as snacks go, I'm not sure, we try to eat lots of fruit. Also hummus is a good snack and you can serve it with veggies like celery and carrots as well as chips or bread. I hope that helps.

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So I am still looking for healthy dishes for people coming over on Sunday. Any suggestions?

Also Chris (my husband) wants me to make something in the crockpot. Do you have any recipes that you love to make that is good for a couple extra people?

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With the football season just started I wanted some fun, but healthy snacks so that I can enjoy what I am making too without going over my calories!

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what kind of snacks are you looking for? I have been eating string cheese. Also, for a little "healthy" dessert, I take pretzels and dip them in chocolate pudding.

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Does anyone have a good recipe for snacks?

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TKTeach: Do you know where I can find that Very Lemony Chicken recipe? My husband and I love lemony thinks! (He eats fresh whole lemons emoticon ) I would love to try it out myself.

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This isnt so much a recipe as an easy dinner suggestion!

Tommy and I love Mexican food. One of our favorite meals lately has been to make turkey soft tacos. Brown a pound of ground turkey and a half taco seasoning envelope. Use wheat tortillas and serve with Fat Free refried beans, lettuce, and tomatoes! Very YummY! A little fat free sour cream and some salsa is a nice added touch! Enjoy!

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The Spark Recipe for Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken was amazing!!! I added it to the favorites list.

I created a new easy low-fat dessert. Layer in a cup, Yoplait whips (any flavor), low-fat cool whip, strawberries, blueberries, and honey. It was delicious. I chose Lemon meringue yoplait and my in-laws thought I actually spent time making lemon meringue.

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yeah i've been absent from here too...but since i was about to make my grocery list after i got off the computer i will go and find a new spark recipe to try this week and I'll let you know how it goes. It's been so hot here lately we've been eating a lot of takeout to avoid the heat but i've found a bunch of different salad ideas so we can get back on a healthier track while still not having to cook. Will let you know how some of those turn out as well.

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I'm sorry TK! I've really been meaning to get some of my recipes up here. I think I keep putting it off because I will have to figure out the measurements first since we just guess on the amounts when we make them. But thanks for the reminder!

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HELLO LADIES! I know we all must cook to come extent. I actually found over the last two weeks that planning to make a SparkRecipe once a week adds a little excitement to the kitchen. I made the Very Lemony Chicken last week for my parents. WAY TOO LEMONY!!! as the title suggests. My husband hated it. I made the Key Lime Pie, delicious! My dad ate about half the pie. Tonight I plan to create the Salsa Chicken Slow Cooker and serve with baked zucchini, black beans and rice, and a mexican salad with beans, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, light sour cream, and salsa.

What's happening in your kitchen?????

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I made the SP recipe for Black Thai Pork last night and it was delicious! My husband loved it and we had to fight over the leftovers for lunch today. I'm a whimp when it comes to spices but if you like spicy food I would recommend you add a bit more red pepper or some tabasco. I also used mango salsa instead of regular. Did I mention it was delicious? It's on my list of favorites if you want to try it out!

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I don't really have exact measurements I just kind of eye ball it but will post approximate measurements. The amount of curry would depend on how spicey you like it.

*1Tbsp Olive Oil
*1-per person: boneless skinless chicken breast;diced
*Any veggies you like ( i usually use broccoli, carrots, celery, zucchini, peppers, spanish onion) chopped
*3 tsp curry (that's about what i use)
*1tsp mustard powder
*2Tbsp Honey
Saute Chicken till no longer pink, add veggies and saute until as soft as desired. Add Curry, mustard and honey. Mix till coated saute another couple of minutes to get the flavor. Serve over whole wheat pasta, rice or couscous.



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I look through my recipes and get a few up here that I really like.
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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff over Brown Rice

Combine following ingredients in recipe order.
1 can Campbell's Healthy Request Cream of Mushroom
1 can 14.5 oz low sodium beef broth
1 package sliced mushrooms (my preference: baby portobello)
2 T quick-cooking tapioca
3/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/3 cup Marsala wine
1 lg onion sliced thinly
2 lbs lean sirloin steak (my supermarket sells lean stew beef)

Cook on LOW 8-9 hours or on HIGH 4 hours

I use Spark's "Fool Proof Oven Baked Brown Rice" recipe. It's on my favorite list if you have trouble locating it.


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This is where we can post healthy recipe ideas that have worked for others. There is nothing more disappointing than trying out a recipe and then going out for dinner.

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