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1/7/13 11:03 A

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I have an updated cabbage soup recipe that our family really likes. I got it from the F-Factor diet book.

6 carrots, peeled and diced
6 scallions
1-16 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 large head green cabbage, chopped fine
2-8 ounce cans green beans (i normally use frozen though)
1 bunch celery, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups (or more depending on your family) mushrooms, sliced
28 ounces chicken broth
salt and pepper

Put everything in a pot and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer until the vegetables are tender.

Sometimes if I have left over chicken I'll add that in it too. I like this because it's quick, healthy, and will freeze well also.



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1/6/13 4:42 P

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Oh absolutely healthier than a fast food meal. Just last week I was talking to someone at my church and she mentioned soda and away we went with the topic of food. And when I told her my ds has never eaten at McD's she said oh you probably don't eat at Culver's either. Not only not eat there, but never even heard of it. LOL!

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1/6/13 2:21 P

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There is a publix grocer about a quarter mile from my house. Every day they have someone sampling the recipes out about at dinner time for people running through the stores to encourage people to buy more and to use the recipes they provide I think.

On the recipe I provided...We tend to skip the salami and pepperoni, because my hubby has a reaction to the preservatives ( i think... it happens with sausage type meats like those) We go heavy on the spinach because the kids like it. No matter what it has to be better than a meal from McDs ;-)

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1/6/13 10:50 A

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What a cool website Mary. I just found this recipe:

http://www.publix.com/aprons/meals/AllRe
cipes/SimpleMeal.do?mealId=6476&mealGr
oupId=1000

Ingredients
zest/juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons raisins (omit)
3 tablespoons sliced stuffed green olives (omit)
2 tablespoons pine nuts (or slivered almonds)
1 teaspoon canola oil, divided (EVOO)
1 1/2 cups spinach/tomato (or plain) couscous
1 (1 1/4 lb) salmon filet (skin removed)
1 teaspoon salt-free tomato basil garlic seasoning (omit)
2 cups water


I'd change it up a bit. I cooked Salmon yesterday. I sometimes add it to a salad. It was sooooo delicious!

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1/6/13 10:43 A

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Ingredients
1 (10-oz) box frozen chopped spinach (this is good)
6 slices salami (1 1/2 oz) (this could probably be omitted or exchanged for something else)
1 1/4 lb ground meatloaf blend (beef/pork) (perhaps Bison as a healthier atlernative?)
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 cup diced pimientos, drained
1/4 cup turkey (or regular) pepperoni (1 oz) (which is worse Salami or pepperoni? perhaps keep one and chuck the other?)
1 (13.75-oz) jar bruschetta spread
2 eggs (or 1/2 cup egg substitute)
2 cups shredded Italian-blend cheese (any type of cheese automatically raises the fat content)
1 ready-to-bake rolled pie crust (this could be homemade for a healthier version and less scary additives)

I think my dh would eat this, but not my ds.

How would you all change it?

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1/6/13 9:21 A

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This is a recope my children have liked. It may not be the best for life style changes due to the disportionate sodium/protien/fiber content, but I think that with some minor homemade efforts it could be better done. Maybe mel can help redo the recipe to make it healthier, or we can come up with some other ideas to eat that day to better round out the ways in which it is off.

www.publix.com/aprons/meals/MainDish
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impleMeal.do?mealId=5288&mealGroupIdR>=1003


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1/5/13 6:38 P

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I'm with you. Many times I'm doing the 4 o'clock shuffle to try to figure out what to make. Most of the times it works, but sometimes it means a late or unhealthful dinner. I look forward to seeing what ideas get posted here.

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1/5/13 1:09 P

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I enjoy seeing what other people make for meals. I have never been one able to plan out a menu for the month or even the week. I may have something scheduled that night and you know, I usually don't feel like eating that, so why make it? LOL I'm always impressed when other families are able to do the meal planning.
My husband is usually the one that doesn't eat what I make. And that means he's on his own. He's a leftover wonder and that's alright by me. It helps clean out the frig. LOL

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1/5/13 9:31 A

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This dip was a wonderful alternative to salsa in my house when we need to up our fiber/protein consumption, but it had the most appeal to me who enjoys beans more than anyone else.

allrecipes.com/recipe/texas-caviar-i
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etail.aspx


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1/5/13 9:28 A

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Use this thread to post recipes that are friendly to families and a healthier lifestyle. These posts may be typed out or they may be links to recipes you have found online on various sites.

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