Fitness Minutes: (3,010)
9/3/14 2:58 P
I made Keema casserole from sparks recipes It is very good and cheap to make It makes 6 serving so I am freezing some for latter a serving is 199 cal add a fruit and your meal is complete
9/3/14 1:24 P
Pasta Roni (creamy parmesan, made with milk) + leftover cooked green beans + canned salmon. Tastes good - I just had it for lunch!
Fitness Minutes: (242)
9/3/14 12:30 P
Dinner tonight is grilled salmon with pasta and fresh tomato sauce.
9/2/14 11:05 A
I think if you go to YouTube, her grandson put together some videos of her cooking and reminiscing. I've been wanting to watch all of them, but haven't gotten around to it yet.
Fitness Minutes: (45,418)
8/31/14 4:01 P
Do you mean ramen noodles? Romaine is a type of lettuce. Ramen is an asian noodle. Generally speaking, ramen noodles are not great for nutritional value, but like all food with calories, you're not going to die of starvation, so whether or not it's a good choice really depends on your priorities.
I was going to have a shredded chicken pancake for dinner. Changed my mind. I will have a sugar free protein shake. Simply want something sweet tonite.
Fitness Minutes: (62,000)
206 8/31/14 9:45 A
I have been eating romaine noodles off and on. And about a couple of weeks ago on the internet news it mentions that they could be bad if you have metabolic syndrome. They did the study over in the China area. I have used it to make lo main once in a while and eat it just as soup. So should I continue to eat it or not.
Spare ribs were on sale for $1.99 a pound. Cooked in homemade Asian BBQ sauce until tender. Removed the ribs. Cooked the 'sauce' minus the fat until it was thick. Broiled ribs in broiler, basting with the sauce.
The remaining sauce is in the freezer for another time.
They are delish and only about a dollar per serving.
Fitness Minutes: (2,617)
599 8/29/14 3:42 P
Toast a corn tortilla in the microwave oven so it gets crunchy like a tostada shell. Then top it with anything on hand for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Breakfast: Black Beans (rinsed & drained), homemade pico with fresh from the garden tomatoes & a runny yolk egg.
Lunch: Lettuce, tomatoes, taco meat (I cook it in regular size batches and then freeze in individual snack size baggies since it's just me eating), salsa
Dinner: Fish Tostadas with pan seared cod (or other fish), coleslaw mix, slivered onions and hot sauce.
Fitness Minutes: (1,749)
115 8/28/14 4:25 P
Tonight's menu is baked potato tacos. Just baked potatoes topped with taco meat and our fave taco toppings. Pretty cheap since tomatoes are coming out of garden.
Fitness Minutes: (4,411)
8/28/14 4:02 P
Money's tight right now, so I'm cleaning out the freezer. Tonight is bean and barley soup with Whole Wheat Vikingerbrot (Viking bread). I'm watching a Viking movie, have a shawl clasped with a pennanular broach and by Ragnar's beard, this is delicious!
Seriously, make it fun, even if you are alone in the house. Especially if you are alone in the house!
Had the legs and thighs marinating in a spicy brine mixture I made for two days.. They were on sale for 69 cents a pound. Bought 5 pounds. Baked them this morning and they came out awesome. Usually don't like leg quarters. Changed my mind now. Will have lots of freezer meals to enjoy!
Fitness Minutes: (12,138)
8/27/14 10:40 A
Chicken wings were on sale really cheap! Marinaded then baked the lovely things in the oven. Just finished enjoying some for dinner. ! Get to enjoy them again tomorrow!
Fitness Minutes: (3,010)
8/25/14 6:40 P
I love to read and try new recipes I cook for one so it is challenging I made a pizza with flat bread today It was very good I am making spaghetti tonight I saute any vegetables that I have also garlic Then I put some of the water from the boiling noodles drain and then add the noodles It is really good Little Louie
Loved the Flatouts before going grain and legume free. Pizza sounds great!
Fitness Minutes: (2,170)
111 8/25/14 4:30 A
Lately, my favorite is a flatout flat bread, put pizza sauce on it, and grilled chicken, (or whatever I have on hand) and cheese. Bake it at 350 for about 20 minutes. Very low carb!
8/24/14 8:43 P
Bean soup is our faborite
8/24/14 10:55 A
I've been having this for dinner lately (and leftovers for lunch or breakfast): bake 2 or 3 potatoes in the microwave until 'almost done.' Heat up a little olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Rinse and drain a can of garbanzo beans until fairly dry (they don't have to be perfectly dry). Pour the beans into the hot pan and spread them out and fry them. When they have started to show color (dark brown spots, or dark spots), cut the baked potatoes in quarters and put them cut side down in the pan, adding more oil. Fry them until crispy brown, while continuing to stir the garbanzos (chickpeas). When they are hot and crisped (skins were left on), season with salt, pepper, parsley, garlic - whatever spice interests you at the moment. Pour EggBeaters (liquid egg whites, basically) over all and flip the egg over as it sets. Eat hot with ketchup and added seasoning (if needed).
I'm in love with this supper lately! Probably not a good dish for a family - they expect more, but I eat it late at night after a long day.
Edited by: ALGEBRAGIRL at: 8/24/2014 (10:57)
Fitness Minutes: (1,527)
8/24/14 12:43 A
Discovered something new at the store. We are all watching our carb and/or calorie intake. Tried Xanthan powder which has no calories and use it to thicken sauces. Used a very small amount when making ketchup and BBQ sauce. Did a surprising job and added no calories.
This is my copy of the sauce (45 cal per 1/2 cup) used on my chicken dis from the Cheesecake Factory's SkinnyLicious Menu.
Tuscan Chicken - The Cheesecake Factory Makes 1 1/2 cups of sauce.
1 1/2 pints Cherry Tomatoes 1/2 cup Sun-dried tomatoes, not in oil 1 Tbsp. Olive oil Pinch red pepper flakes Salt & Pepper 1 garlic, minced 1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. Capers 1 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
Preheat Oven 400F. Mix cherry tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes on sheet pan. Bake 25 min. Add garlic, (impt. garlic will burn if put in too early), Balsamic Vinegar, rosemary, capers and bake 5 min. more. They served it with grilled chicken and Farro (looks and tastes like barley).
This sauce freezes well and I reheat chicken in it and served it on whole wheat pasta.
Hoisin sauce turned out pretty good. Am making BBQ sauce today. Putting up large pork roast in crock pot and will use the BBQ sauce. Will let you know how it works out.
Fitness Minutes: (209,742)
10,875 8/19/14 10:44 A
I to buy ready cooked chicken on paydays . it helps make the meal quickly when i get home and i have lots of chicken to use in many ways . this is a real good buy at our local kroger . at times they sell them for $6.00. . I love soup but my hubby does not . He hates anything cooked with tomatoes or sauce that makes pizza . He is hard to cook for and a real problem at times . i can tell you many times he says he will not eat this or that . only to have him taste it and then he eats it . next time i make it starts all over again . i dont like this . sounds like a two year old . sorry guys but its true . I had more luck with my children in cooking for them . married for 57 years so it is not in the books to not carter to him .
Fitness Minutes: (209,742)
10,875 8/19/14 10:34 A
love the idea of balmasic vinegar and honey soy sauce to marinade my chicken . thank you so much . reading lots of good tips and they all make wonderful additions to any meal. I bought a book that was called clara kitchen . a recipe book or trip down memory lane for a very active older lady . she was alive and active in the depression . a time when trying to make ends meet was taking a cup of hot water and adding a tsp. of ketchup and making tomato soup . she has many ideas that can be addressed in our times .
I'm not feeling well so my husband bought a whole roasted chicken at the grocery store yesterday for $8.99. So far that one chicken has fed 3 people meat for 3 meals and I'm going to make soup out of what's left tonight. We had it with steamed potatoes and fresh veggies.
I could have done a chicken salad with some lettuce and 2 strips of bacon crumbled.
Chicken sandwich with lettuce and tomato.
Baked sweet potato with chicken and green onions on top.
Eggs, fried sweet potato hash with onions.
Mini meat loaf, roasted sweet potato and roasted cauliflower.
(makes about 10 small pancakes) 1 large ripe banana 2 eggs or egg substitute 2 tbs flour (Optional Additions: cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla extract, - peanut butter (substitute the flour). Blend all the ingredients in a blender until there are no lumps, or alternatively, whisk by hand. Heat a non-stick skillet with the grease of your choice or non-stick spray over medium-low heat. Pour two tablespoons of the batter in the skillet. It’s thin, so the pancakes will be very flimsy. Be careful flipping! After a few minutes, gently turn to the other side. Repeat for remaining batter, greasing the pan after every couple of pancakes.
Edited by: PATTIE441 at: 8/9/2014 (21:40)
Fitness Minutes: (5,920)
3,686 8/8/14 11:03 A
Chicken Soup: 4 oz chicken breast (use bone and skin to make broth; shred the rest for soup) 1lb shredded cabbage 1lb shredded carrots 8c previously mentioned broth and spices of choice (garlic, salt, pepper, and parsley for me) Simmer on stove.
If all that mattered was calories, you could live off a ten dollar bag of rice (20lbs) for over 20 days.
Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 8/8/2014 (12:10)
8/8/14 8:41 A
Frittata of leftover vegetables (or choice of vegetables from supermarket) using eggbeaters mixed with a few eggs. I use a dozen eggs for a frittata so I would only use 6 + eggbeaters. Can be eaten hot, warm, or cold. I put in plenty of onions!
Fitness Minutes: (0)
8/8/14 3:38 A
Hey everyone I thought it would be cool if we had a fun topic on some healthy budget friendly dinner or lunch ideas that would cost less then 1 or 2 dollars to make all with only using 3 different items. One of my fav lunches is a 1/2 cup of brown rice, 1 can of tuna, and some franks hot sause. Cost would be little close to 1 dollar :-) Any other good ideas?
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