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New Dinner Items for the Cloverleaf Café

Friday, October 07, 2011

Most of the recipes I have been using on a regular basis come from SPARK. DH is definitely a carnivore, so there is more meat than I like on the menu. (What can I say? I love the guy!) I mostly cook chicken, though, and a non-meat entrée once or twice a week. Even when I use meat, DH doesn’t seem to notice that he is getting closer to just two ounces of meat (way LESS than what he has been used to) with lots more veggies (way MORE than he has been used to). (Hmmmm…that could be why his cholesterol numbers have moved into the acceptable range, but let’s keep that our little secret!)

I always add more veggies to each of the following recipes, and the Turkey Chili is equally good with more beans and no meat at all. DH hardly notices! I lower the sodium levels by using no-salt seasoning mixes, reduced sodium soy sauce, Trader Joe’s chicken broth with just 70 mg of sodium per cup (or my own homemade with no added salt) and rinsing canned beans (or making my own from dried beans).


Chicken and Spiced Apples
www.eatingwell.com/recip
es/chicken_spiced_apples.html

191 calories or 5WW points Serve this with brown rice (brown rice is an additional 218 calories or 5 WW points per cup) and steamed vegetables.

Chicken Marsala
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=5
00861

192 calories or 5 WW points (I use 1 Tablespoon olive oil instead of the 3Tbls. Butter). Serve with steamed broccoli or green beans and roasted potatoes (1 medium red potato per serving, cut into quarters and roasted with seasonings of choice and 1 tsp olive oil is an additional 201 calories or 5 WW points)

Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli and Tomatoes
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2
05352

You can easily switch up the veggies depending on what’s in season and what you like. I have been known to add snap peas, onions, sweet red peppers, mushrooms, chopped cabbage – the more, the better! I serve this with brown rice.
177 calories or 5WW points (brown rice is an additional 218 calories or 5 WW points per cup)

Turkey Breast Burgers
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2
00849

150 calories or 4 WW points. Serve with small baked russet or sweet potato (approximately 140-160 calories or 4 WW points)

Turkey Chili with Black Beans and Corn
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2
3281

One serving = 1 1/2 cup, 212 calories or 5 WW points. Serve over brown rice (218 calories or 5 WW points per cup) with a tossed salad.

Pasta Primavera
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2
5521

(233 calories or 6 WW points) I am switch up and increase the veggies depending on what is in season, and I vary the type of pasta depending on my whim. ☺

Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=7
1397

284 calories or 7 WW points. Serve with steamed broccoli or green beans and roasted potatoes (1 medium red potato per serving, cut into quarters and roasted with seasonings of choice and 1 tsp olive oil is an additional 201 calories or 5 WW points)

Bon Appetit!


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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/9/2012 10:55PM

    I did the pork last night and it was great.

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RUTHXG 10/10/2011 4:01PM

    This list of recipes just oozes health, good taste & well-being! emoticon

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POSITIVELY_EB 10/9/2011 10:58PM

    Cool! I had to print some of those off to try! Thanks for sharing!

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FUSCHIA6 10/9/2011 1:21AM

    Yum! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LIFEWALK 10/8/2011 10:06PM

    Oooh, what gr8 results for dh! All the recipes look yummy & gr8 for fall! You have encouraged me today with this blog. I will keep trying to find ways to get less meat, more freggies past dh's anti-healthy foods radar, lol ;)

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MELLIL 10/8/2011 9:52PM

    It's funny how they adjust to these new eating habits without even REALLY knowing (or not letting on they know!) they're eating healthier.

These all sound pretty good ... and easy. I have a FAVORITE chili recipe that calls for hominy. But the only hominy I've ever found is in cans and LOADED with sodium. It's a really low FAT, low calorie dish, but I can not bring myself to make it anymore because of the sodium. I need to research and find out how hominy is MADE... maybe I can make my own!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 10/8/2011 1:12PM

    Yummy. emoticon

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