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DFAIMON SparkPoints: (1,112)
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11/6/11 7:31 P

FANTASTIC delicious LOW FAT Recipes: http://www.skinnytaste.com/

*Spinach Lasagna Rolls*

Servings: 9 • Serving Size: 1 roll • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 ww pts
Calories: 224.9 • Fat: 5.1 g • Fiber: 3.4 g • Protein: 13.0 g • Carbs: 31.5

9 lasagna noodles, cooked
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
15 oz fat free ricotta cheese (I like Polly-o)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
salt and fresh pepper
32 oz tomato sauce
9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Ladle about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking dish.

Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.

Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tbsp mozzarella cheese. Put foil over baking dish and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.

To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.

KUHNSS1 Posts: 2
10/31/11 4:08 P

A site that I have found helpful for recipe ideas lately is pinterest.com. There are so many great ideas on there for just about anything you can think of.

ADGIRL618 SparkPoints: (13,709)
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10/10/11 4:29 P

Allrecipes.com is a great cooking site to help get you started. There is a feature at the top where the recipe search is and you can search for recipes by using the ingredients you have which is great. You can also search by categories such as soups, sides, poultry, etc. Always try to read a few of the reader reviews and they'll usually give you great tips to tweak the recipe to make it better without all the trial and error on your own.

Soups are always a plus for me. I make a batch and have it for a couple of days and then freeze the rest since I live alone.
I usually go out and get my grocery shopping done on the weekend and will come home with a bunch of fresh stuff - carrots, celery, mushrooms and whatever else is in season. I spend a couple of hours getting it all chopped and prepped on the weekend and then use it to make soups and very quick veggie stirfry's that sometimes I add meat to and others I don't! Change the seasonings in the stir fry or the soups to give them different flavors - example: use basil, oregano, parsley to give stuff more of an italian taste...cilantro, cumin, chiles to give it more of a mexican flavor. Anyway, happy cooking!

NEWDISCIPLINE Posts: 130
10/10/11 3:11 P

Buy yourself a crock pot! Betty Crocker has a great cookbook filled with crockpot recipes... most of them yeild more than you can eat alone, but they freeze well and are generally healthy options. I love making chicken soup (with & without noodles or brown rice), chili (kidney or black beans), and a variety of other tasty options.

Crock pot meals basically cook on their own, require very little prep, and if you start them before you go to work you'll have a home cooked meal by the time you get home. Enjoy!

NEWDISCIPLINE Posts: 130
10/10/11 3:08 P

Wow, so many great suggestions. Enjoy exploring them all!

TURTLERASKIN Posts: 2,067
10/9/11 2:47 P

If you've got an oven, you can roast vegetables. Broccoli and asparagus are particularly good roasted; just cut them up, toss them with a little olive oil or cooking spray into a glass baking dish, roast at 400 degrees for ten minutes or so (until they're the desired tenderness). Add some black pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. You can also do zucchini, carrots, squash -- all sorts of things.

Bean recipes are also easy and good; saute an onion and some garlic, add a can of beans, and a can of Mexican-style stewed tomatoes (tomatoes with green chilis or jalapenos) and simmer about ten minutes. Serve over rice, quinoa, roasted veggies, or a baked potato.

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
10/7/11 11:07 A

turkey marinated in some lemon juice with cilantro and black pepper is really tasty under the grill and so simple, the lemon also makes the turkey tender.

RLT5089 SparkPoints: (14,421)
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10/6/11 11:16 P

Hi Carter,

Just wanted to share a recipe I recently discovered that is easy to make, high protein, and low calories. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/slow-cooker-c
hicken-tortilla-soup/detail.aspx You can make it in a slow cooker or in a pot on the stove. It is soo good. I don't do the tortilla thing at the bottom, I just make the soup. Also, I just put whole chicken breasts in the bottom and cook them, then pull them out and shred them up with two forks and put them back in.

If you don't have a slow cooker I would definitely recommend getting one. You can get them at Walmart or JCPenneys for around 20 bucks. They are really great for making easy and healthy recipes. Hope this helps a little :)

THECARTERLEWIS Posts: 5
10/6/11 6:42 P

I know the site offers you all these recipes and stuff, but I mainly use it for calorie counting/ideas on what to make, but it doesn't yield much help sometimes. I'm trying to figure out different things to have that are easy for a 20 year old single guy to make. I don't mind learning but I just don't know how to do much right now, and I don't own a grill, just a stove and an old microwave.
Also, I don't eat beef. I typically stray from pork too, I try to stick with fish and turkey and chicken, and just leaner stuff. No red meats really. Anything would be very appreciated :]

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