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Thursday, October 11, 2012

So, I have been sticking to my routine of trying at least one new recipe per week. Here's what I've tried since the last time I posted a recipe blog, as well as where I got them from and the modifications I've made.

Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, from UndressedSkeleton undressedskeleton.tumblr
.com/betterbreakfast


These turned out VERY sweet, but it may be because I subbed sugar-free maple syrup for half the honey (I didn't have enough honey). Also, the batter was WAY too wet. I think in the future I will stick to the recipe, and maybe reduce the liquid ingredients. But the taste was good. In fact, I seemed to be the only one who thought there was anything wrong with the batch.

Chef Meg's Not-So-Southern Sausage Gravy
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2
061981


A great SparkPeople recipe! My husband abhors mushrooms, so I used veggie crumbles instead. Amazing! Paired with reduced-calorie Grands! biscuits, it was a very satisfying breakfast. Not sure if I like the red pepper or the sage though. I don't like my sausage gravy to bite back!

Low Fat Baked Ziti with Spinach from SkinnyTaste
www.skinnytaste.com/2010
/09/low-fat-baked-ziti-wit
h-spinach.html

Love Gina! I did use my favorite pasta sauce (Prego Veggie Smart) instead of making my own. I love anything pasta and this was no exception!

Spaghetti Squash
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=6
58724

Last week I discovered spaghetti squash. Yummy! I never did end up putting tomato sauce on it, just a bit of olive oil, basil, salt & pepper, and fresh parmesan.

Crock Pot Chicken Soup with Brown Rice
recipes.sparkpeople.com/
recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2
248358

This is the first recipe of mine I thought was good enough to upload to SparkPeople! (Go try it and rate it!) ;) My husband was feeling under the weather and asked for chicken soup. This was super easy and VERY tasty.

Zucchini Lasagna from SkinnyTaste
www.skinnytaste.com/2009
/02/zucchini-lasagna.html

Gina does it again! Ground turkey with zucchini "noodles" made this a low-cal, very satisfying dinner. Would definitely make again!

Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers
www.skinnytaste.com/2012
/09/santa-fe-turkey-stuffe
d-peppers.html

O.M.G. That is all I can say about this. Lets just say, my husband doesn't care for black beans OR peppers and he devoured this!

Asian Edamame Fried Rice
www.skinnytaste.com/2012
/04/asian-edamame-fried-ri
ce.html

Made this last night, and I'm glad there were leftovers! I added extra soy sauce, tofu, and frozen shrimp. Very filling and very tasty. Plus, there are so many possibilities with what you can add!

Caprese Salad
No link here, but I've been making a lot of caprese salads lately (and I don't even like tomatoes!). Fresh on-the-vine tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh chiffonade of basil, salt & pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil & balsamic vinegar. I made some for my extended family and it was devoured! You can make them bite-sized by layering the tomato and mozzarella for a great appetizer!

On that note, I'm starving! Time for lunch!

-Leah
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