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Banana Yogurt Pancakes

What You Need
(makes 18 servings)
2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1 tbsp baking soda
1 packet sugar substitute
1 large and very ripe banana, mashed
8 oz fat-free plain yogurt
½ cup milk (preferably skim milk)
½ tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
butter-flavored cooking spray


1. After sifting the flour, combine it with the baking soda and sugar substitute in a large bowl.
2. Stir in the yogurt, banana, milk, oil, and vanilla. Stir until just moistened (don’t over-mix).
3. In two parts, gently fold in the beaten egg whites.
4. Lightly coat a non-stick skillet with cooking spray. With a ladle, make 4-inch pancakes. Cook until the bubbles come to the top of the pancake. Turn and continue to cook until browned. Keep warm in the oven while you cook the rest of the pancakes.

Nutritional Info (Per Serving)
• 76 calories (7% calories from fat)
• 3g protein
• 1 total fat (0.1 saturated fat)
• 14g carbohydrates
• 1g dietary fiber
• 0 cholesterol
• 236mg sodium


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10/16/12 9:50 P

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I'm going to try this one out. I love instant oatmeal when I need something healthy on the go.

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10/10/12 5:58 P

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Very Veggie Skillet Casserole
• 3/4 pound ground turkey breast (99% lean)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 onion, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 medium yellow squash, halved and sliced
• 1 tomato, chopped
• 1 green bell pepper, chopped
• 1 carrot, chopped
• 1 cup instant brown rice
• 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
• 4 cups baby spinach
DIRECTIONS
1. Cook the turkey in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to breaking up the meat, for 8 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove the turkey to a medium bowl.
2. Heat the oil in same skillet over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic, stirring, for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the squash, tomato, pepper, and carrot. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
3. Return the turkey and any juices to the pan. Stir in the rice and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. Stir in the spinach. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until the spinach is wilted.


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8/16/12 5:38 A

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Last night we had a one dish supper. It was frozen veggies a little bit of browned chicken breast and a can of cream of chicken soup. Very low calories. Lots of veggies and fast to make. I call it Chicken veggie casserole and you can find the recipe at bluekittygp cookbook. P.S. It's cheap. emoticon

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8/13/12 7:38 A

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Here is a recipe to make up your own Instant Oatmeal packages easy and simple.And cheaper then buying the box stuff.


Instant Oatmeal Packets

For each little bag, I ended up combining:
1/4 cup quick oats
1 teaspoon milk powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix with 6 tablespoons of hot water.


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6/22/12 7:31 A

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Black Beans & Rice

While the beans are cooking, chop and sauté an onion with
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp basil
1 tsp black pepper
½ tsp salt
½ tsp red pepper flakes

Start with 2c dry black beans. Soak overnight. Change the water and bring to a boil. Turn heat down and simmer for 1 1/2 hours until beans are soft.
When onions are soft, set aside until beans are cooked.
Follow directions to cook the rice of your choice so that it will be ready when the beans are.
While the rice and the beans are cooking, chop some fresh peppers, lettuce, tomatoes, and fat free cheese. Substitute or add other fresh vegetables as you wish.
Drain off excess water from beans.
Stir in:
Juice of one half lemon.
Sauteed onion mixture.
To serve, layer rice, beans, veggies and cheese in a bowl and add some salsa on top. Yum!

1c of prepared beans: 278 cal, 1g fat
1c cooked brown rice: 220 cal, 1.5g fat
1/4 c shredded fat free cheddar cheese: 110 cal, 0g fat


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3/18/12 7:58 A

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Ginger Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry With Snow Peas

Servings (4)
Ingredients:
1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 red bell pepper
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
2 cups fresh snow peas
3/4 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 red onion rough chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
½ cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
Method:
1. Spray non-stick frying pan with a non-fat cooking spray. add to pan sesame seeds, chopped garlic, and chikcen strips. saute for two minutes.
2. Add red pepper, onion, ginger, and mushrooms. continue to saute for 1 minute.
3. Add soy sauce, pineapple, red pepper flakes, and snow peas. cover and let cook for 1 minute.
4. Uncover and stir until chicken and vegetables are covered with sauce and chicken is fully cooked.
243 Calories
29.93 grams Protein
3.68 grams


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3/7/12 11:26 A

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A lot of these recipes sound really good =) Thank you !

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1/18/12 7:50 P

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Breakfast Burrito and Beyond

Makes 8 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: Under 30 minutes

1 ¼ lb. Jennie-O extra lean ground turkey breast
½ c. wheat bran, if desired
1 ½ c. canned black beans
½ c. unsweetened apple sauce
½ c. green bell peppers, diced
½ c. red bell peppers, diced
1 egg + 1 egg white
1 tsp. chili powder
1¼ tsp. garlic powder
1¼ tsp. onion powder
1¼ tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt, if desired
½ tsp. black pepper
*Optional Convenience Tip: Replace all spices with store-bought taco seasoning.

Mix all seasonings really well into turkey breast. Then put in the egg, egg white, apple sauce and the wheat bran, and stir very well. Let it sit for half an hour or overnight covered in the refrigerator, minimum 15 min. Spray the pan, add the ground turkey mix, brown it and break it up into pieces with a wooden spatula while in the pan. Add chopped bell peppers and sauté with meat for about 5 minutes, continuously breaking up the turkey into smaller pieces. Drain the beans, and then add to the pan. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Optional Add-Ons:
1 oz. shredded Llight cheddar cheese (45-60 cal)
fresh salsa
guacamole
lime juice
hot sauce to taste
Next:
Spray pan with cooking spray and scramble 2 egg whites. (34 cal, 7g protein)
Serve with one of the following:
2 corn tortillas OR 1 large whole wheat tortilla (80 cal, 5g fiber)
1 whole grain toast (80 cal, 5g fiber)
Side:
Add ½ c. of fresh raspberries (32 cal, 4g fiber)
TOTAL for the entire dish: 296 cal, 14g fiber, 29g protein
(Burrito, Side of egg whites, Raspberries):
Nutrition per 1 serving of burrito filling: 150 cal, 20 cal from fat, 2g total fat, 0g sat fat, 55mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 13g total carb, 5g dietary fiber, 3g sugars

Versatility and Portability of this Recipe
• This turkey mix recipe is a protein-packed staple with great versatility and portability. Make a batch, use half for the breakfast burrito, and save the rest for other quick and easy meals. Or cook half as burrito mix and make turkey patties with the rest.
• Wrap a patty in tin foil, pair it with a fruit and you’ve got the perfect on-the-go snack solution. (Same thing people do with a string cheese).
• Pack some of the turkey mix in tupperware and also use it to top a salad for a quick and healthy lunch.
• Make them in bulk in advance and freeze them, wrapping each one separately, so you have several quick prep on-the-go meals on hand. A few minutes in the microwave and they’re ready to be eaten on your way out the door.
• Keep some leftovers for dinner. Add some brown rice and cooked vegetables, and you’ve got a perfectly balanced, healthy and delicious meal.


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12/21/11 11:03 A

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Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
Ingredients:
½ cup Teriyaki Marinade
1 lb Chicken, boneless, skinless
1 each Green Bell Pepper
1 each Red Bell Pepper
8 each Mushrooms
1 each Red Onion
8 each Cherry Tomatoes
Method:
1. Soak 8 inch skewers in water
2. Pour marinade into large bowl
3. Cut chicken breasts into one ounce portions
4. Cut bell peppers and onions into one square in pieces
5. Place chicken and vegetables in the marinade. Marinate for 45 minutes
6. Build kabobs by stringing chicken and vegetables onto the skewer
7. Each skewer should contain 4 pieces of chicken
8. Heat oven to 350 degrees
9. Place kabobs on a cooking sheet, spray with PAM
10. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is done
Yield: 4 kabobs, 1 each
Nutritional Information:
236 Kcalories
33 grams Protein
4.3 grams Fat



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11/14/11 9:37 P

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Creamy Philly Chicken Pot pie

1 tbsp. margarine
1 large onion chopped
1/2 lbs of mushrooms,guartered
1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breast,cut into bite size pieces
1 tub herb/garlic cream cheese
3/4 cup 25% less sodium chicken broth
2 cups frozen peas and carrots,thawed
1 refrigerated ready to use pie crust
1 egg,beaten

Melt margarine in large sauce pan on medium heat.Add onions;cook and stir 5 minutes.Stir inmushrooms;cok 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly brown,stirring occassionally.Add chicken;cook and stir 5 minutes or until done.Stir in cream cheese and broth;cook 3 mintues or until cream cheese is completely melted.Stir in vegetables.Spoon into a 9 inch round pie crust.Top with crust and press edges together to seal.Brush crust with remaining egg.Cut slits in the top for steam to escape.
Bake 25 to 30 or until golden brown.

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9/23/11 6:09 P

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Speedy Ziti With Zesty Chicken
Ingredients
• 1 pound whole-wheat ziti, or other medium shape, uncooked pasta
• 12 ounces cooked chicken, chopped
• 2 teaspoons butter
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
• 2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
• 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• 1 package frozen peas (10 oz.), defrosted and drained
• 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
• salt and black pepper, to taste
Preparation
Prepare pasta according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, warm the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the dijon mustard and flour. Very gradually whisk in the chicken broth. Bring the broth to a boil and stir in the lemon juice, peas, and parsley.
When pasta is done, drain it well. Toss pasta and cooked chicken with sauce, season with salt and pepper and serve.
Makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Nutrition Facts
Number of Servings: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 363
Total Fat: 4.3 g
Cholesterol: 50.4 mg
Sodium: 570 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 49.5 g
Protein: 31.2 g


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8/22/11 9:20 P

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Breakfast Crock Pot Egg Casserole
• 32 ounce bag frozen hash brown potatoes
• 1 pound cooked ham, cubed
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
• 1 tablespoon olive oil
• 1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
• 12 eggs
• 1 cup whole milk
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In small skillet, cook onion and green pepper in olive oil until crisp tender. Let cool about 10 minutes. Place one third of the frozen hash brown potatoes in the slow cooker. Add one third of the ham, onion, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese.
In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk and seasonings until well mixed. Pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and turn on low. Cook for 8-10 hours on low or until casserole is set and eggs are thoroughly cooked.



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8/3/11 3:40 P

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Paesano Pork Chops

•6 oz can Italian-style tomato paste
•1/4 C low-fat balsamic vinaigrette
•4 boneless, center cut pork loin chops (about 1 lb total)
•2 cloves garlic, minced
•1 tbsp chopped parsley or basil

Directions
1.In a 2 qt microwavable dish, mix the tomato paste, vinaigrette, and garlic. Add the chops, spreading the sauce all over them. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and nuke for 8 to 10 minutes, stopping once or twice to flip the chops and swap the ones in the center of the dish with those on the edges, to ensure even cooking. When done, the chops will be just slightly pink in the middle (registering about 145F on an instant read thermometer), and the meat juices will run almost clear. Cover and set aside for 2 minutes the still hot chops will finish cooking as they sit there. Serve with some of the sauce over the top and toss on the parsley or basil.


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7/2/11 3:43 P

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Easy Ground Beef Casserole

1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup diced onion
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can tomato soup
1 can tomato paste
1 can mushrooms
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 small can kernel corn, drained
1 green or red pepper, chopped (optional)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 - 3/4 package medium egg noodles

Cook egg noodles according to package directons.
Cook hamburger and onion. Combine and mix together everything else except the noodles. Add the meat mixture and blend in most of the cheese, keeping enough to sprinkle on top. Cook egg noodles, rinse and fold into meat mixture. Sprinkle top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400ºF for 20 minutes.
Great served with a green salad and rolls or garlic bread.

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6/21/11 8:53 P

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Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

2 cup medium egg noodles
1 package frozen broccoli
2 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp prepared mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup grated sharp cheddar
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1/4 cup slivered almonds, buttered
Paprika

Cook noodles and broccoli as directed on packages (separately), drain.
Melt butter in saucepan and blend in flour, salt, mustard, pepper and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Remove from heat and add cheese, stirring until melted.
Arrange noodles, broccoli and chicken in a casserole dish and pour cheese sauce over all. Sprinkle buttered almonds on top and sprinkle with paprika.
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until bubbling hot.

SERVES 6
Ready in: 40 minutes


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5/23/11 7:31 P

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French Fries casserole

1 pound ground beef
1 med onion chopped
1 pound frozen crinkle cut french fries thawed
2 cups frozen peas thawed
1 can cream of mushroom soup undiluted
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
salt and pepper to taste

in a skillet cook the beef and onion over medium heat till meat is no longer pink.. drain.. In a greased 13 inch by 9 inch 2 inch deep baking dish layer half the fries. peas and meat mixture and repeat layers.
in a bowl combine the soup water ketchup parsley worcestershire sauce marjoram mustard salt and pepper. pour over top. bake uncovered at 350 for 45 to 50 min or until heated through

Edited by: ANGELMOM37 at: 5/23/2011 (19:32)
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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

3 cups shredded, cooked chicken
1 packet (1.25 ounce) taco seasoning
2 cups salsa verde
...9 fajita-size flour tortillas
1 can (15.5 ounces) refried beans, warmed in microwave
8 ounces sour cream
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°. Mix chicken, taco seasoning, 1/2 cup water and salsa verde in a skillet. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.

2. Coat 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. Cover bottom of pan with 3 flour tortillas, overlapping. Pour half of the chicken mixture on the tortillas. Cover with 3 more tortillas. Spread with warmed beans and the sour cream.

3. Sprinkle half the cheese over the beans and sour cream, and cover with the remaining 3 tortillas. Top with remaining chicken mixture, followed by remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 25 to 28 minutes, until bubbly.


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4/4/11 3:39 P

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Honey Chicken Macaroni with Cheese

- 200 g Whole Wheat macaroni
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) olive oil
- 2 onions, finely minced
...- 1/2 tsp ( 2.5 ml ) dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp ( 2.5 ml ) dried parsley
- 2 chicken breasts, skin and bones removed, in pieces
- 1/4 cup ( 60 ml ) honey
- 2 ( 2 X 796 ml ) cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) grated cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni according to package directions. In a pot, heat oil and sauté onion, oregano and parsley 3 minutes. Add chicken and continue cooking 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and simmer 15-20 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated. Add macaroni, mixing well. Pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and broil in oven until cheese melts and browns lightly.

590 calories, 14 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 1400 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 39 g protein. Excellent source of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, and thiamin.

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4/4/11 3:38 P

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Ground turkey and spinach Scramble

1 tsp. light butter
6 tsp. lean ground turkey
1/3 cup chopp fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
1 tblsp. shredded parmesan cheese

In an omelet pan over medium heat,melt the butter, swirling the pan to coat evenly. Add the ground turkey and saute 4 to 5 minutes, until warmed through.Add spinach and continue cooking until the spinach is completely wilted.Add the egg substitute, stirring gently but constantly with a heat resistant rubber spatula, scraping the bottom of the pan to keep the egg moving to avoid browning. When the egg are almost finished, add the ceese and turn off the heat.Gently fold the cheese into the eggs, turning over with the rubber spatula.When the cheese becomes soft but not dissolved, turn the scramble onto the plate.

Makes 1 serving.

Calories:141.75
protein: 17.45g
carbs:0.93g
total fat:7.29g
sat fat:2.47g
cholesterol:24.92mg
sodium:250.21 mg
sugar:0.61g
fiber:0.22g



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3/20/11 2:28 P

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Honey Chicken Macaroni with Cheese

- 200 g Whole Wheat macaroni
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) olive oil
- 2 onions, finely minced
...- 1/2 tsp ( 2.5 ml ) dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp ( 2.5 ml ) dried parsley
- 2 chicken breasts, skin and bones removed, in pieces
- 1/4 cup ( 60 ml ) honey
- 2 ( 2 X 796 ml ) cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) grated cheddar cheese

Cook macaroni according to package directions. In a pot, heat oil and sauté onion, oregano and parsley 3 minutes. Add chicken and continue cooking 3 minutes. Add tomatoes and simmer 15-20 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated. Add macaroni, mixing well. Pour into a baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and broil in oven until cheese melts and browns lightly.

590 calories, 14 g fat, 4.5 g saturated fat, 70 mg cholesterol, 1400 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 39 g protein. Excellent source of folate, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, and thiamin.

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Stovetop Broccoli Mac and Cheese

5 minutes20 minutes6
Ingredients:

- 1 pkg ( 375 g ) Whole Wheat Macaroni
- 4 cups ( 1 L ) thawed, frozen broccoli spears, chopped
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) margarine or butter
- 1 each finely chopped onion and clove garlic
- 1/2 tsp ( 2 ml ) each salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) all-purpose flour
- 3 cups ( 750 ml ) milk
- 1 tbsp ( 15 ml ) Dijon mustard
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) each crumbled, sharp cold-pack cheddar cheese and shredded cheddar cheese

Step 1 : Prepare macaroni according to package directions; add broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking.Step 2 : Melt butter in a large, deep skillet set over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in flour until combined. Whisk in milk and mustard; cook, stirring, for 8 minutes or until thickened. Gradually, stir in cold pack cheese until smooth.Step 3 : Toss hot pasta and broccoli with sauce and shredded cheese.

Per serving:
560 calories, 23 g fat, 12 g saturated fat, 50 mg cholesterol, 840 mg sodium, 64 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 26 g protein. Excellent source of folate, vitamin D, thiamin, vitamin B12 and calcium.

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Fast and Fresh Tuna Noodle Salad

Ingredients:

- 3 cups ( 750 ml ) Yolk Free Whole Wheat Noodles
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) chopped green beans
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) thawed, frozen concentrate apple juice (undiluted)
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) prepared horseradish
- 1 tbsp ( 15 ml ) chopped fresh tarragon leaves
- 1 tsp ( 5 ml ) each honey and Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Pinch each salt and pepper (approx.)
- 1 can ( 170 g ) sodium-reduced tuna in water, drained and flaked
- 1/2 cup ( 125 ml ) each halved grape tomatoes and sliced cucumber
- 1/4 cup ( 50 ml ) each very thinly sliced red onion and radishes
- 1/4 cup ( 50 ml ) chopped fresh parsley leaves

Step 1 : Prepare the noodles according to package directions. Add the green beans during the last 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold running water until cool. Drain well.Step 2 : Meanwhile, whisk vinegar with apple juice, horseradish, tarragon, honey, dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper until well combined.Step 3 : Toss the noodles and green beans with the tuna, tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, radishes and parsley. Add the dressing just before serving and toss to coat. Season with additional pepper to taste.

Per serving (about 1 1/2 cups/375 ml):
405 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 56 mg cholesterol, 372 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrates, 11 g fibre, 28 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin C, folate, thiamin and iron. Good source of niacin and magnesium.

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Lean Turkey Goulash
Ingredients:

- 1 bag ( 340 g ) Yolk Free Whole Wheat Noodles
- 1 tbsp ( 15 ml ) butter
- 1/2 cup ( 125 ml ) light sour cream
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) vegetable oil
- 1 lb ( 500 g ) boneless, skinless turkey breast, cubed
- 1 tbsp ( 15 ml ) each all-purpose flour and paprika
- 1/2 tsp ( 2 ml ) each salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 cups ( 375 ml ) chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups ( 500 ml ) each stewed tomatoes and chopped green pepper
- 3/4 cup ( 175 ml ) sodium-reduced chicken broth
- 1 tsp ( 5 ml ) caraway seeds (optional)

Step 1 : Prepare noodles according to package directions. Toss with butter and caraway seeds (if using).Step 2 : Meanwhile, heat half the vegetable oil in a deep skillet set over medium-high heat. Toss turkey with flour, paprika, salt and pepper; brown in batches and reserve. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining oil, onion and garlic to skillet; sauté for 5 minutes.Step 3 : Stir in the turkey, tomatoes, green pepper and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the sour cream; stir until warmed through (do not boil). Serve over prepared noodles; garnish with dill or parsley.

Per serving:
420 calories, 9 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 85 mg cholesterol, 560 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrates, 8 g fibre, 31 g protein. Excellent source of folate, vitamin C, niacin, thiamin and iron.

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Bows Sweet Balsamic Salmon and Edamame Toss

Ingredients:

- 2 cups ( 500 ml ) CATELLI® HEALTHY HARVEST® Whole Wheat Bows
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) frozen, shelled edamame
- 1/4 cup ( 50 ml ) balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) maple syrup or honey
- 1 tbsp ( 15 ml ) extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp ( 15 ml ) tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ( 5 ml ) finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
- 8 oz ( 250 g ) boneless, skinless salmon fillets (about 2)
- 1 small summer squash, halved lengthwise
- 1/2 tsp ( 2 ml ) each salt and pepper (approx.)
- 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 3/4 cup ( 175 ml ) coarsely chopped fresh basil leaves

Step 1 : Prepare the bows according to package directions. Add the edamame during the last two minutes. Drain well.Step 2 : Meanwhile, whisk the vinegar with maple syrup, oil, tomato paste, garlic and rosemary in a small saucepan. Set over medium heat and bring to a boil; simmer for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat.Step 3 : Lightly coat a nonstick grill pan or skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat. Season the salmon and squash with the salt and pepper. Place the squash, cut-side-down, into the pan; cook for 5 minutes. Add the salmon to the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Turn salmon and squash and baste with some of the balsamic mixture; cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork and squash is tender.Step 4 : Break the fish into large chunks and slice the squash; toss with the hot pasta, edamame, tomato, basil and remaining balsamic mixture. Season with additional pepper to taste.

Per Serving (about 1 1/2 cups/375 mL):
329 calories, 12 g fat [2 g saturated fat, 5.0 g monounsaturated fat, 2.6 g polyunsaturated fat, 1.2 g omega-3, 1 g omega-6], 33 mg cholesterol, 333 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrates, 5 g fibre, 20 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin D, vitamin B12, niacin and folate. Good source of vitamin C and iron.

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Bows with Tuna, Mint & Peas

Ingredients:

- 1 box ( 300 g ) Whole Wheat Bows
- 1 cup ( 250 mL ) frozen peas
- 3/4 cup ( 175 mL ) low-fat plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup ( 125 mL ) diced red onion
- 3 tbsp ( 45 mL ) extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp ( 30 mL ) lemon juice
- 1 tbsp ( 15 mL ) each finely grated lemon zest and Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp ( 10 ml ) honey
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp ( 2 mL ) each salt and pepper
- 2 cans ( 120 g each ) sodium-reduced light tuna
- 1 large orange or yellow pepper, cut into matchstick strips
- 2/3 cup ( 150 mL ) packed fresh mint leaves, chopped

Step 1 : Prepare the bows according to package directions; add the peas during the last minute. Drain well. Meanwhile, whisk the yogurt with the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, mustard, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.Step 2 : Toss the drained bows and peas with the dressing mixture, tuna, orange pepper, mint and onion until well combined. Season with additional cracked black pepper to taste. Serve warm or cold.

Per Serving (about 1 2/3 cup/400 mL) :

347 calories, 9 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 22 mg cholesterol, 339 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrates, 7 g fibre, 21 g protein. Excellent source of folate, vitamin C and iron.

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Rotini Guacamole Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

- 2 1/2 cups ( 625 ml ) Whole Wheat Rotini
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1/2 cup ( 125 ml ) fat free or light sour cream
- 2 tbsp ( 30 ml ) seeded and chopped jalapeno pepper
- 1 tbsp ( 15 ml ) lime juice
- 1/2 tsp ( 2 ml ) each chili powder and ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp ( 1 ml ) each salt and pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) corn kernels, thawed
- 1 cup ( 250 ml ) each chopped, seeded tomato and red pepper
- 1/2 cup ( 125 ml ) thinly sliced green onion
- 1/2 cup ( 125 ml ) shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese

Step 1 : Cook the rotini according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold, running water until cool. Drain well and set aside.Step 2 : Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth. Blend the avocado with the sour cream, jalapeno, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.Step 3 : Toss the rotini with the beans, corn, tomato, red pepper and avocado mixture until coated evenly. Sprinkle with green onions and cheese before serving.

Per Serving (about 2 cups/500 ml):
395 calories, 12 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 13 mg cholesterol, 546 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrates, 12 g fibre, 16 g protein. Excellent source of folate and vitamin C. Good source of calcium and iron.

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Cheeseburger-Zucchini Pie
Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Bake: at 400 degree F for 25 minutes
Cook: 6 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6 servings
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• Amount Per Serving
• Calories 239
• Total Fat (g) 11
• Saturated Fat (g) 5
• Cholesterol (mg) 123
• Sodium (mg) 441
• Carbohydrate (g) 13
• Fiber (g) 1
• Protein (g) 21
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Ingredients
• 3/4 pound lean ground beef
• 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
• 1 medium zucchini (about 6 ounces), shredded
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
• 1/2 cup heart-healthy reduced-fat biscuit mix (such as Bisquick)
• 1 cup milk
• 2 eggs
Directions
1. Heat oven to 400°. Spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Crumble in ground beef. Stir in onion and zucchini and cook for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Spread beef mixture into the prepared 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle the cheese over the top.
4. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the biscuit mix, milk and eggs until smooth. Pour mixture over beef mixture.
5. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into 6 wedges and serve with a green salad, if desired.



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Chicken Nacho Bake Made Over

What You Need
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1/2 cup ORIGINALS Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
1/2 cup crushed baked tortilla chips
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
2 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups grape tomatoes
2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice
1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or Light Sour Cream

Make It
HEAT oven to 400ºF.
PLACE chicken on foil-covered baking sheet; top with salsa. Bake 20 min. or until chicken is done (165ºF), topping with crushed chips and cheese the last 5 min.
MEANWHILE, cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings from skillet. Add onions to skillet; cook and stir 5 min. Stir in tomatoes; cook 4 to 5 min. or until tomatoes begin to pop, stirring occasionally. Add rice; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Stir in bacon.
TOP chicken with sour cream. Serve with rice mixture.


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Hawaiian Grilled Pork Chop Recipe
20 ounces canned pineapple slices, undrained
6 pork chops (1 inch thick)


Marinade:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon brown sugar


Drain the pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice. Place the chops in a large shallow dish. Combine the reserved pineapple juice, the soy sauce, oil, onion, garlic and sugar. Mix well. Pour the mixture over the pork chops. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove the chops, reserving the marinade.

Grill over medium coals for 40-45 minutes, turning frequently and basting with the marinade. Place a pineapple ring on each chop during the last few minutes of cooking time.

Makes 6 servings.



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Chicken Cannelloni

Main Ingredients:

Cannelloni: 1/2 lb
Mushrooms: 1/2 lb, finely chopped
Onion: 1 medium, finely chopped
Boneless skinless chicken breasts: 3, minced
Ground cloves: 1/3 tsp
Butter: 2 tbsp
Olive oil: 1+1 tbsp
Egg yolk: 1
Salt and pepper to taste
Bechamel sauce: 1-2 cups (recipe here)
Tomato sauce: 1 cup (recipe here)
Parmesan Cheese: 2-4 tbsp, grated


Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 F.

2. Melt butter with 1 tbsp olive oil. Add onion and fry for 5 min or until soft.

3. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, saute mushrooms in 1 tbsp olive oil until tender.

4. Add mushrooms, chicken, cloves, salt and pepper to onions.

Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat.

5. Blend the chicken mixture with 2-3 tbsp bechamel sauce and 1 egg yolk.

6. Cook cannelloni in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water. Pat them dry with paper towels.

7. Spread some tomato sauce on the bottom of an oven dish.

8. Fill cannelloni with chicken mixture and arrange side by side in the dish.

9. Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the cannelloni. Spoon the bechamel sauce over them and top with grated Parmesan cheese.

10. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden.

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Breakfast Crock Pot Egg Casserole

32 ounce bag frozen hash brown potatoes
1 pound cooked ham, cubed
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
12 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In small skillet, cook onion and green pepper in olive oil until crisp tender. Let cool about 10 minutes. Place one third of the frozen hash brown potatoes in the slow cooker. Add one third of the ham, onion, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk and seasonings until well mixed. Pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and turn on low. Cook for 8-10 hours on low or until casserole is set and eggs are thoroughly cooked.


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Fish with Bananas

2 Tbsp/30 mL butter

1 Tbsp/15 mL whole wheat flour

1 cup/250 mL milk

4 fish fillets, each about 5 oz/150 g

1/3 cup/75 mL white wine

2 Tbsp/30 mL lime juice

salt

pepper

2 bananas, peeled and sliced in half lengthwise

1/4 cup/60 mL grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350F/175C.

In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
Add the flour. Stir to mix.
Add the milk.
Turn the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens. Remove it from the heat.



Arrange the fish fillets in a single layer in a baking dish.
Sprinkle the fish with the white wine, the lime juice, and the salt and pepper to taste.


Pour half of the butter sauce over the fish.


Lay the banana halves on top of the fish.


Pour the remaining sauce over the bananas.


Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over all.


Bake until the fish flakes easily with a fork (25 minutes or more).




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Beef and Barley Stew

Ingredients
• 1 pound lean beef stew meat
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 1 package (32 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
• 2 cups baby carrots
• 1/2 package (16 ounces) frozen small whole onions (1-3/4 cups)
• 2 stalks celery, sliced
• 1 cup water
• 3/4 cup pearl barley
• 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice
• 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Directions
1. In a large skillet, brown stew meat in hot oil over medium-high heat. Then transfer to your 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients except the parsley.
2. Cover and cook on low for 9 to 10 hours or on high for 4-1/2 to 5 hours- whichever you find more convenient. If you want the broth to be a little thinner, stir in 1/4 cup of water at a time until it reaches the consistency you like. Spoon the stew into bowls and sprinkle with parsley.


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Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

3 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed
14 oz. can diced tomatoes with Italian seasoning
6 oz. can tomato paste
½ cup chicken broth
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green bell peppers, chopped
¼ cup dry red wine
1/8 teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt

Place all ingredients in 3-4 quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender. Serve with hot cooked pasta, if desired. Makes 6 servings.


Edited by: ANGELMOM37 at: 9/13/2010 (13:36)
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Zesty chicken bran burgers

1 lb ground chicken or turkey
1 cup All bran flakes cereal
1/2 cup skim milk
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1 green onion finely chopped
1 tbsp.horseradish
2 tsp.prepared mustard
1 tsp.tabasco hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp.garlic salt
6 whole wheat buns

Mix together all ingredients except the buns.Mix well. Shape into patties.

Calories-215
protein-20g
carbs.-25g
fat-3.5g
fibre-6.2g


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Fibre Burgers

1 lb lean ground beef
1 cup All bran flakes cereal
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 small onion finely chopped
1 tsp. worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp.salt
1/4 tsp.pepper
1 pinch of garlic powder

10 small round buns

Combine the first 8 ingredients together.Mix well.Shape into 10 small or 6 large large patties.

Small burgers

Calories-190
protein-15g
carbs.-25g
fat-6g
fibre-3.5g

Edited by: ANGELMOM37 at: 10/21/2010 (14:30)
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Tortilla Pizza

Ingredients
1 - 8'' tortilla
2-4 T spaghetti sauce (any flavor) I like a LOT of sauce!
1/4 c shredded cheese (I like Colby & Jack)
(you may add a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar to the sauce to give it a little sweetness)

Directions
Place the tortilla on a flat pan and add the sauce and cheese. Place in an oven at about 350 for 5-8 minutes. I do it in the toaster oven to make it even easier. It's done when the cheese is bubbly and the edges of the tortilla start to crisp. Quick Lunch! To reduce calories you can use a reduced fat cheese like Sargento and/or a lower calorie tortilla.


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Crockpot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

1 large chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup Sprite or 7-Up pop
2-3 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp .pepper (regular black or cayenne)

Place chicken in crock pot. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over rice or noodles. You can thicken the juices after cooking with a little cornstarch.


Easy Cheesy Chicken Crockpot

6 bonless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup

Put these ingredients in the crock pot on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. 30 minutes before eating stir in sour cream. Serve with rice. Serves 6.


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Apple-Raisin Breakfast Bread Pudding


Prep Time:
25 Min
Cook Time:
45 Min
Ready In:
9 Hrs 15 Min
Original Recipe Yield 1 9x13-inch baking dish

Ingredients
• 6 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1/2 cup heavy cream
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1 (16 ounce) loaf cinnamon bread with raisins, cut into 1-inch cubes
• 2 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored, and sliced
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/4 cup melted butter
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• 1 Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored, and diced
Directions
1. Beat the eggs in a mixing bowl. Whisk in the milk, cream, vanilla extract, and nutmeg until evenly blended. Fold in the bread cubes and set aside until the bread soaks up the egg mixture, about 5 minutes. Place the sliced apples into a mixing bowl and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter; toss to evenly coat. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish and arrange the apple slices evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish; spoon the bread mixture over top. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.
2. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
3. Sprinkle the diced apple over the bread pudding and cover again with the aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven until the bread is no longer soggy, about 40 minutes. Remove the foil and set the oven to Broil; broil until golden brown on top, about 5 minutes. Remove and let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.



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Zesty Pineapple Chicken Freezer Recipe

2 lbs chicken breasts, with skin (about 4 breasts)
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Zesty Pineapple Glaze:
8 3/4 oz. can pineapple tidbits
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 tbsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. soy sauce

Preheat oven to 375F. In a disposable 9" foil container (or baking dish that is freezable) place chicken breasts with the skin side up. Brush each piece of chicken with melted butter, then sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 30 minutes. Just before chicken is finished baking, make glaze. Remove chicken from oven and brush with flaze. Allow to cool completely then freeze.
On cooking day, remove dish from freezer to thaw. Once thawed, bake in preheated 375F for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and glaze is dark brown.

Cranberry Chicken Freezer Cooking Recipe

6 chicken breasts
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 c cranberry sauce (jellied or whole berry)
1/4 c orange juice
1/8 tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a freezer container or Ziploc bag. Freeze.
Instructions from Freezer:
Allow to thaw. Pour cranberry chicken into a casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and bake for 20-30 minutes. Serve. Great with rice!





Sweet & Sour Pork Freezer Recipe

2 lb cooked pork, cut into strips
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tbsp cornstach
1 cup beef or chicken broth
1/2 tsp cloves
1 bay leaf
3/4 cup frozen sour cherries or canned, pitted cherries
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup butter/margarine

Place pork strips into casserole. In a saucepan combine brown sugar, cornstarch and broth, stirring until smooth without any lumps. Add cloves and bay leaf. Cook mixture over low heat, stirring until thickened. Add sour cherries, lemon juice and butter/margarine then bring to a boil. Pour mixture over pork in casserle, then bake in a preheated 350F oven for 20 minutes. Cool and freeze into serving size container(s).
On cooking day:
Defrost and reheat in saucepan. Serve over rice.


Rosemary Turkey Meatloaf Freezer Recipe

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey
1 tbsp oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh rosemary or 2 tsp dried rosemary
2 tbsp fresh sage or 2 tsp dried sage
2 tbsp fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried thyme
salt & pepper to taste
1 egg
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs

In a large skillet, heat the oil then stirfry onion, garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme salt and pepper for about 2-3 minutes or the onions are translucent but not turning brown. While stirfrying, beat the egg in a large bowl. Then add onion stirfry mixture, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir. Add ground turkey and bread crumbs, kneading with your hands until completely combined. Place chicken mixture into a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center registers 170F. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5-6 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and allow to cool. Freeze in freezer container or in ziploc bag.
On cooking day:
Allow to thaw overnight in fridge. Cut into serving size pieces and reheat in skillet until heated through (can add about 1/2 cup water or chicken stock to skillet to prevent it from getting too dried out, if needed). Serve.


Chicken Basil Meatloaf Freezer Recipe

1 1/2 lbs ground chicken
1 tbsp oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh basil or 2 tsp dried basil
2 tbsp fresh parsley or 2 tsp dried parsley
salt & pepper to taste
1 egg
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs

In a large skillet, heat oil then stirfry onion, garlic, basil, salt and pepper for about 2-3 minutes or the onions are translucent but not turning brown. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the egg. Then add onion stirfry mixture, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and parsley. Stir. Add ground chicken and bread crumbs, kneading with your hands until completely combined. Place chicken mixture into a loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake for 1 hour or until a meat thermometer inserted into the center registers 170F. Remove from oven and allow to stand for 5-6 minutes. Remove from loaf pan and allow to cool. Freeze in freezer container or in ziploc bag.
On cooking day:
Allow to thaw overnight in fridge. Cut into serving size pieces and reheat in skillet until heated through (can add about 1/2 cup water or chicken stock to skillet to prevent it from getting too dried out, if needed). Serve.


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Chicken Crockpot Curry Recipe

Ingredients
• 4 Chicken Thighs, Skinned
• 1 Onion, Quartered
• 1 can No Salt Added Stewed (no salt optional) Tomatoes (15 oz)
• 2 Tbsp Curry Powder
• 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
• 6 oz Frozen Peas, No Salt Added (no salt optional)

Directions
1. Place the onion in the bottom of the crock pot.
2. Layer the chicken on top.
3. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over.
4. Cook on low 8 to 10 hours or on high 4 to 5 hours.




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Butternut Chili Recipe-Gluten free

This savory chili has a fresh, vibrant taste with a Southwestern twist. The secret ingredient? Lime. Adding a splash of lime juice just before serving brightens the flavor and teases your taste buds.

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3-6 cloves garlic, to taste, minced
1 teaspoon each: cumin, chili powder and ginger
1 medium red or sweet onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, diced
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, diced
2 cups butternut squash, cubed
3 cups gluten-free broth
1 28-oz. can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Whole Tomatoes, diced or broken up, with juice
1 cup chopped green chiles- mild or hot, as you prefer
2 14-oz. cans black beans, rinsed, drained
1 14-oz. can white Northern beans, or red kidney beans, rinsed, drained
1 tablespoon golden balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 large fresh lime- for juice and garnish

To assemble in a slow cooker:

Drizzle the olive oil in the bottom of the cooker; add the garlic and spices and stir to combine.

Add the remaining ingredients except the lime juice. Gently stir with a wooden spoon or vinyl spatula (you don't want to mash the beans) to mix. Cover and follow the manufacturer's instructions for slow cooking a chili with canned (not dried beans). I cooked mine on low for five to six hours, for example.

To make on the stove top:

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat (I would use a little more olive oil); add the spices, stir and heat through for a minute; add onions and stir for two to three minutes; add the remaining ingredients except the lime. Cover the pot and bring to a simmer; lower the heat and keep the chili at a slow simmer, covered; stir now and then, and check the consistency. Add a little more broth if needed, to thin. Cook for an hour or so until all the flavors have combined and the sauce is thickened and rich.

Before serving, squeeze in the juice from half a lime; stir. Taste test for seasoning adjustments - more lime? A pinch of salt? More heat? A touch more agave? You decide.

Serve piping hot, as is, or with a garnish on top.

Garnish Ideas:

Chopped fresh cilantro
Wedge of lime
Crumbled blue corn chips

Serves 6.


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Cabbage Rolls

Prep Time:
30 Min
Cook Time:
9 Hrs
Ready In:
9 Hrs 30 Min
Original Recipe Yield 6 servings

Ingredients
• 12 leaves cabbage
• 1 cup cooked white rice
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1/4 cup milk
• 1/4 cup minced onion
• 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
• 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
• 1 1/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
• 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
• 1 tablespoon brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


Directions

1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil cabbage leaves 2 minutes; drain.
2.In large bowl, combine 1 cup cooked rice, egg, milk, onion, ground beef, salt, and pepper. Place about 1/4 cup of meat mixture in center of each cabbage leaf, and roll up, tucking in ends. Place rolls in slow cooker.
3.In a small bowl, mix together tomato sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over cabbage rolls.
4.Cover, and cook on Low 8 to 9 hours.


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Tuna Burgers

1 18 ounce can tuna, drained
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 egg
1/4 cup flour
cooking oil

Drain tuna well and pour into mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Tuna mixture should get thick and stick together. Use your hands to form small patties, as firm as possible so they won't break apart. Heat a frying pan, add oil, then fry patties, several at a time in the pan, turning once. Patties should be golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Serve on buns as a "tuna burger" with lettuce and a dollop of tartar sauce on top


Spaghetti and Tuna

1 package spaghetti
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lemon
1/2 onion, chopped
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
zest of lemon
1 can tuna, drained
salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese

Prepare spaghetti according to package instructions. Heat saute pan and add oil. Saute garlic and onions. Add peas to pan and stir until cooked. Add salt and pepper. Add cooked spaghetti, lemon juice, and tuna. Toss together in pan until well mixed. Serve with Parmesan cheese on top.


Melt in Your Mouth Tuna

1 16 ounce can tuna in spring water or brine, drained
1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
green olives
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
few dashes of salt and pepper

Drain tuna and place in a large bowl. Add olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper and stir. Spoon mixture onto a large Pyrex baking dish. Add toppings: walnuts, olives, and cheese. Place in oven and grill for a few minutes until cheese melts and nuts are toasted.



Edited by: ANGELMOM37 at: 2/18/2010 (20:36)
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Tater Tot Casserole

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
Salt and pepper
1 small onion, diced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup water
2 cans vegetables (carrots, peas, corn, green beans or mixed)
1 small bag Tater Tots

Pat raw ground beef into bottom of 9 x 13-inch pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and onion.

Mix together soups and water and pour this over ground beef layer. Drain vegetables well, and add over the top. Put Tater Tots on top and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour.

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Hot Dog Spaghetti Casserole

1 pound spaghetti
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 package hot dogs, sliced into rounds
American cheese slices or shredded cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook spaghetti as directed on package; rinse and drain.

Butter a casserole dish or pan. Layer spaghetti, sauce, hot dog slices, more sauce, and top with cheese slices or shredded cheese. Bake iabout 30 minutes or until casserole is bubbly and the cheese is melted.





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Chili Cheese Dog Pot Pie

2 cups biscuit baking mix
2/3 cups water
3 cups chili with beans
1/2 pound hot dogs, sliced
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In medium bowl, mix together baking mix and water to form a smooth dough. Set aside.

Spread half of chili into the bottom of a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Make a layer of the hot dogs over chili. Cover the hot dogs with cheese, then top with remaining chili.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the biscuit dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Lay the dough over the contents of the dish, and poke a few slits to vent steam.

Bake for 15-25 minutes or until the top crust is golden

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Chicken Stuffing Casserole

4 to 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 small box Stove Top
Stuffing for chicken
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 can broccoli with cheese soup
1/2 cup chicken broth

Lightly butter a 3 1/2-quart crock pot and place chicken on the bottom.

Mix together the remaining ingredients, and place on top of chicken. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 7 hours



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Crock Pot Pizza Chicken Recipe

Ingredients
• 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite size pieces
• 1 onion, chopped
• 1 green bell pepper, chopped
• 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
• 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 1/2 cup water
• 1 tablespoon dried parsley
• 1 tablespoon dried oregano
• 1 tablespoon dried basil
• 1 bay leaf
• salt and pepper to taste

Directions
1. Place chicken, onion, bell pepper in a slow cooker.
2. In a medium bowl combine the tomato soup, cream of mushroom soup, tomato paste, water, parsley, oregano, basil, salt and pepper.
3. Mix well and pour mixture over chicken and vegetables in slow cooker.
4. Stir to coat and add bay leaf.
5. Cook on Low setting for 8 hours, until chicken and vegetables are tender.



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20-Minute Skillet Salmon

Prep
10 minute(s)
Ready in
20 minute(s)
Serves: 4



• 2 tsp. oil
• 4 salmon fillets (1 lb./500 g)
• 3/4 cup skim milk
• 125 g (1/2 of 250-g tub) PHILADELPHIA Herb & Garlic Light Cream Cheese Product
• 1/2 cup chopped cucumbers
• 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill

Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add salmon; cook 5 min. on each side or until salmon flakes easily with fork. Remove from skillet; cover to keep warm.
Add milk and cream cheese product to skillet; cook and stir until cream cheese product is melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in cucumbers and dill.
Return salmon to skillet. Cook 2 min. or until heated through. Serve salmon topped with the cream cheese sauce.
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Typical valuesPer Serving
Energy290.0kcal
Protein24.0g
Carbohydrate5.0g
of which Sugars3.0g
Fat18.0g
of which Saturated Fat6.0g
Fibre0.0g
Sodium0.2g



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Recipe #26
Old-Time Beef and Vegetable Stew
6 Servings

Frozen stew vegetables and spicy eight-vegetable juice let you cook up this old-fashioned family pleaser in a flash.

1 pound lean beef boneless sirloin
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen stew vegetables, thawed
1 can (15 ounces) chunky garlic-and herb tomato sauce
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth
2 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) spicy eight-vegetable juice
Corn bread, if desired

Remove fat from beef. Cut beef into 1/2-inch cubes. Spray 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook beef in skillet, stirring occasionally, until brown.

Stir in remaining ingredients except corn bread. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with corn bread.

1 Serving: Cal 250, Calories from Fat 55, Fat 6g, Saturated 2g, Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 860mg, Carbohydrate 25g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 27g.

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Recipe #30
Pizza Casserole
6 Servings

4 cups uncooked wagon wheel pasta (8 ounces)
1/2 pound diet-lean or extra-lean ground beef
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom pieces and stems drained
1 jar (26 to 28 ounces) fat-free tomato pasta sauce
1 up shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. While pasta is cooing, cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until brown; drain. Mix pasta, beef and remaining ingredients except cheese in ungreased 2-1/2 quart casserole.

Cover and bake about 30 minutes or until hot. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

1 Serving: Calories 310, Calories from Fat 80, Fat 9g, Saturated 4g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 630mg, Carbohydrate 41, Dietary Fiber 3g, Protein 19g.


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Caribbean Chicken

Ready in just 20 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound skinned and boned chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces

2 cups pineapple tidbits, drained, reserve ¼ cup pineapple juice

1 cup chopped green pepper

1 cup water

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon dried garlic powder

1/8 teaspoon dried ginger

1 medium diced banana

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 cup uncooked brown rice



DIRECTIONS
1. In a large sauce pan cook rice according to package directions.

2. In a large skillet sprayed with vegetable cooking spray, sauté chicken for 5 minutes until tender. Stir in pineapple and green pepper.

3. In a small bowl combine the 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice, water, cornstarch, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger. Stir well.

4. Pour mixture into chicken mixture. Mix well to combine. Continue cooking for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens, stirring often.

5. Fold in banana and almonds. Heat through.

6. Prepare brown rice according to package directions.

7. Serve over cooked brown rice.


Makes 6 servings (approx 4 oz chicken with 1/3 cup cooked rice)

Nutritional Info

Ammount Per Serving:
Calories: 186.6

Total Fat: 3.3g

Total Carbs: 34.9g

Dietary Fiber: 3.2mg

Protein: 6g



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Grilled Fish Steaks


PREP TIME 10 Min
COOK TIME 10 Min
READY IN 1 Hr 30 Min


INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
1 clove garlic, minced
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 (6 ounce) fillets halibut


DIRECTIONS
In a stainless steel or glass bowl, combine garlic, olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.
Place the halibut filets in a shallow glass dish or a resealable plastic bag, and pour the marinade over the fish. Cover or seal and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate. Set grate 4 inches from the heat.
Remove halibut filets from marinade and drain off the excess. Grill filets 5 minutes per side or until fish is done when easily flaked with a fork.


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Spicy Salsa Meat Loaf

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 1 hour 5 min
Makes: 6 servings

1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2 cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce
1 egg
1/4 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa

Total Time: 12 min1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix all ingredients except 1/4 cup salsa. Press mixture into ungreased 9x5-inch loaf pan. Top with 1/4 cup salsa.
2. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until meat thermometer inserted in center of loaf reads 160°F. Serve with additional salsa if desired.


Variation
For a spicier flavor, use the hot variety of Old El Paso salsa.
Serve With
Serve this spicy meat loaf with warmed flour tortillas and a fresh orange salad.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 130); Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 105mg; Sodium 370mg; Total Carbohydrate 9g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 1g); Protein 22g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 4%; Iron 15% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 Medium-Fat Meat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2


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Creamy Salsa Potatoes

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 50 min
Makes: 16 servings (1/2 cup each)


4 cups water
1 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine or butter
2 boxes (4.9 oz each) Betty Crocker® scalloped potatoes
3/4 cup Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Serve with...

Grilled Chipotle Turkey Breast
Total Time: 2 hours 15 min1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In 3-quart saucepan, heat water, milk and margarine to boiling. Stir in 2 pouches potatoes and 2 pouches sauce mix. Stir in salsa, sour cream, chiles and cheese until well blended. Spoon potato mixture into dish.
3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with cilantro.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 425°F.


How-To
Divide the recipe in half to serve eight.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 60); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g, Trans Fat 1 1/2g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 550mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g); Protein 3g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 4%; Iron 2% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1


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Peachy Beef Bake



This is one of the most delicious easy beef recipes I know! Even very inexpensive cuts of meat cook up tender, moist and very tasty. This makes a large quick meal; adjust the amounts if you have a small family or a small appetite!

Preheat oven to 350F/175C.

2 lbs/1 kg beef stew meat

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 can (14 oz/398 mL) peaches

1/4 cup/50 mL tomato paste

2 tsp/10 mL cider vinegar

2 tsp/10 mL Worchestershire sauce

1/2 tsp/2 mL salt

1/4 tsp/1 mL ground ginger

1/4 tsp/1 mL ground allspice

1/4 tsp/1 mL pepper

Place the meat and onion in a large casserole dish.
Process the peaches in a blender. Add them to the dish.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the dish. Stir to mix well.Cover.Bake for about 2 1/2 hours, until the beef is very tender.




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Mexican Skiilet

1 lb/500 g ground beef

1 cup/250 mL chopped onion

1 can (14 oz/412 mL) tomatoes, not drained

1 Tbsp/15 mL chili powder

1 1/2 cups/375 mL cooked rice

1 cup/250 mL shredded lettuce

1 cup/250 mL shredded cheese

First of all, before gathering any other supplies, put the rice on to cook.
Brown the beef and onion together in a skillet. Drain any fat.
Add the tomatoes and chili powder.
Cook over medium heat, stirring to break up the tomatoes.
The rice should be ready! Stir the cooked rice into the skillet.
Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes, until heated through, and any liquid is absorbed.
Spoon into individual bowls.
Top each bowl with lettuce and cheese


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Tuna Celery Crunch
This was one of the first easy quick meals I learned to make. I made this a lot when I was a student, just learning to cook. It's still as tasty and economical - and fast - as it was then. I especially like that it uses just one pot! You can use your favorite cheese; I usually use Cheddar. I like to serve this over rice or noodles. (Put the rice or noodles on to cook before you start preparing this dish.) I can have this one on the table in 20 minutes!

3 Tbsp/45 mL butter

3 cups/750 mL chopped celery

3 Tbsp/45 mL flour

1/2 tsp/2 mL salt

2 cups/500 mL milk

1 cup/250 mL grated cheese

2 cans (each 7 oz/198 g) tuna, drained

In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the celery. Saute until bright green but still crisp.
Add the flour and salt to the saucepan. Stir.
Gradually stir the milk into the saucepan, stirring.
Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the sauce comes to a boil and thickens.
Add the cheese and tuna to the saucepan. Cook, stirring, until heated through.



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Pineapple Chicken

This is one of my favorite quick dinner meals, because it's so easy! Just put the chicken in a pan, top with a few simple ingredients, and pop it in the oven! Preparation takes only about 5 minutes. Cooking time is one hour. I like to serve this with rice and steamed broccoli.

Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.

2 lbs/1 kg skinless chicken pieces

1 can (14 oz/398 mL) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained

1 tsp/5 mL dried rosemary

1/2 tsp/2 mL paprika

1/2 tsp/2 mL salt

1/4 tsp/1 mL pepper

1/4 tsp/1 mL ground ginger

Place the chicken in a baking dish.
Pour the pineapple chunks over the chicken.
In a small bowl, combine the rosemary, paprika, salt, pepper and ginger. Sprinkle this over the chicken.
Bake, covered, for one hour or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.




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Cheesy potato and Chicken casserole


Ingredients
• Nonstick cooking spray
• 1 10-3/4-ounce can condensed cream of chicken with herbs soup
• 1 8-ounce carton dairy sour cream
• 6 ounces smoked cheddar cheese, shredded (1-1/2 cups)
• 1 28-ounce package frozen loose-pack diced hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers, thawed
• 3 cups chopped smoked or roasted chicken or turkey
• Crushed croutons (optional)
Directions
1. Lightly coat the inside of a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In the cooker combine soup, sour cream, cheese, frozen potatoes, and chicken.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. If desired, top each serving with crushed croutons. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts
• Calories 399,
• Total Fat (g) 20,
• Saturated Fat (g) 12,
• Monounsaturated Fat (g) 5,
• Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1,
• Cholesterol (mg) 80,
• Sodium (mg) 1313,
• Carbohydrate (g) 31,
• Total Sugar (g) 3,
• Fiber (g) 3,
• Protein (g) 25,
• Vitamin C (DV%) 25,
• Calcium (DV%) 27,
• Iron (DV%) 10,


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Chicken and veggie bake

Makes 6 servings

One dish dinners are great for an easy meal and limited clean up. This recipe is also great to take for lunch the next day.

Ingredients

1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
2 cups (500 mL) diced, skinless chicken breast (2 to 3 breasts)
1 cup (250 mL) small diced onion
1 cup (250 mL) small diced carrot
1 cup (250 mL) small diced celery
1 cup (250 mL) frozen corn
2 cups (500 mL) chopped broccoli
1 can (284 mL) low-fat cream of mushroom soup
1 cup (250 mL) skim milk
2 cups (500 mL) cooked brown rice (about 1 cup/250 mL dry)
1 tsp (5 mL) black pepper
1 cup (250 mL) grated light old cheddar cheese
Directions

Preheat oven to 350º F (180º C).
In a large fry pan heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, onion, celery and carrots until chicken is fully cooked. About 10 minutes.
Add all the ingredients except the cheese to a large casserole dish and mix well. Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve.
Nutritional information per serving
(1 ½ cups/375 mL)

Calories: 305
Protein: 25 g
Fat: 8 g
Saturated fat: 4 g
Dietary cholesterol: 55 mg
Carbohydrate: 33 g
Dietary fibre: 4 g
Sodium: 564 mg
Potassium: 557 mg


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Turkey and apple meatballs
Serves 5

Apple works well with turkey, giving it a subtle sweetness. These meatballs are sure to be a hit. Serve them with applesauce to dip or over whole-grain noodles or brown rice.

Ingredients

1 lb (500 g) extra lean ground turkey
1 cup (250 mL) panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) or regular dry breadcrumbs
1 cup (250 mL) grated, peeled apple (about 1 apple)
2 eggs
1 tsp (5 mL) onion powder
½ tsp (2 mL) black pepper
Directions

Preheat the oven to 400º F (200º C) cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix very well. Using an ice cream scoop, form the mixture into balls, smaller than a golf ball. Make 15 meatballs.
Place the meatballs on the cookie sheet and cook for 15 minutes. Flip them over and cook for an additional 10 minutes and until they are no longer pink inside.
Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving
(3 meatballs)

Calories: 225
Protein: 20 g
Total fat: 10 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Dietary cholesterol: 134 mg
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Dietary fibre: 1 g
Sodium: 111 mg
Potassium: 235 mg



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Turkey and barley shepherd’s pie
Serves 6

Ingredients

Potato Topping

2 cups (500 mL) diced Yukon gold potatoes (approx 2 large)
3 cups (750 mL) diced sweet potatoes (approx 3 medium)
2 tbsp (25mL) non-hydrogenated margarine
¼ cup (50 mL) 2% milk
Filling

2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil
1 cup (250 mL) diced onion
1 cup (250 mL) diced carrot
1 cup (250 mL) diced celery
1 lb (454 g) ground turkey
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) dried thyme
1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
1 cup (250 mL) frozen peas
½ cup (125 mL) pearl barley
1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken stock
Directions

Place potatoes and sweet potatoes in a large pot of water and boil until soft enough to mash. About 20 minutes.
Drain potatoes and mash with margarine and milk. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large stock pot. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook over medium heat until softened. About 10 minutes.
Add ground turkey and cook until no pink can be seen. Break apart large chunks with a wooden spoon.
Add in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350º F (175º F).
Place turkey mixture into a 6 cup (1.5 L) casserole dish and top with the mashed potatoes.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until the potatoes start to brown.
Make ahead: Assemble the casserole and keep in the fridge for 24 hours. Reheat in the oven for one hour or until heated thoroughly.

Nutritional information per serving

Calories: 325
Protein: 21 g
Fat: 10 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Dietary cholesterol: 58 mg
Carbohydrate: 40 g
Dietary Fibre: 8 g
Sodium: 323 mg
Potassium: 868 mg



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Omega granola
Makes 10 servings

Not only delicious with milk, this granola is also delicious with fresh fruit and vanilla yogurt. It also makes a delicious snack for the whole family. Shop at a bulk food store to get the exact amount of ingredients that you’ll need.

Ingredients

1/3 cup (75 ml) pure maple syrup
2 tbsp (25 mL) honey
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
2 ¾ cup (675 mL) old fashioned (regular) oats
1 cup (250 mL) walnuts, chopped
2 tbsp (25 mL) ground flax seed
1 tbsp (15 mL) whole flax seed
1 cup (250 mL) dried cherries, or any dried fruit your family likes
Directions

Preheat oven to 300º F (150º C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl whisk together maple syrup, honey and vanilla. Add the oats, walnuts, ground flax and whole flax. Mix well.
Spread onto the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, stirring once.
Remove from the oven and stir in dried fruit. Store in an air-tight container for up to 1 month.
Nutritional information per serving
(1/4 cup /66 mL)

Calories: 128
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 5 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Dietary cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 20 g
Dietary fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 2 mg
Potassium: 98 mg


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Cereal-topped apple crisp
Makes 8 servings

Apple crisp is always a family favourite during the winter months. This recipe uses high-fibre cereal to give it a nutritional boost.

Ingredients

6 cups (3 L) peeled, cored and sliced Ida Red apples (about 8 apples)
¼ tsp (1 mL) cinnamon
½ cup (125 mL) high-fibre cereal (look for brands that have at least 10 g of fibre per serving)
1 cup (250 mL) bran flakes, crushed by hand after measuring
¼ cup (50 mL) whole wheat flour
1 cup (250 mL) large flake oats
1/4 cup (50 mL) brown sugar, not packed
¼ cup (50 mL) non-hydrogenated margarine, melted
¼ cup (50 mL) unsweetened applesauce
Directions

Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
Place sliced apples in a large bowl and toss with cinnamon. Place in a 9” by 13” baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix together cereals, flour, oats, and brown sugar.
In a small bowl, combine margarine and applesauce add to the oat mixture.
Place on top of the apples and bake for 40 minutes.
Serve with non-fat vanilla yogurt (optional).
Nutritional information per serving
(3/4 cup/175 mL)

Calories: 199
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Dietary cholesterol: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 34 g
Dietary fibre: 5 g
Sodium: 148 mg
Potassium: 245 mg



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Ranch Chicken

4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup Plain non-fat yogurt
1/4 cup Skim milk
1/2 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
Combine yogurt, milk and ranch mix, mix well. Put chicken in plastic sealable bag, pour yogurt mixture over it. Seal and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Grill over medium flame 20 minutes, or until done, turning once


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Leftover Turkey & Apple Bake

1/4 cup chopped onions
1Tbsp butter or margarine
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
3 cups cubed cooked turkey
1 large unpeeled tart apples, cubed
1/3 cup golden raisins
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 (9 inch) pie crust

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Over medium heat melt butter in a saucepan. Add onion and sauté until translucent. Mix in the soup, turkey, apples, raisins, lemon juice and nutmeg. Be sure to mix all ingredients together well. Heat until just heated through. In a large ungreased baking dish place soup mixture. Roll out pie crust on a floured surface. Place rolled pie crust over top of soup mixture being sure to tuck sides of pie crust down sides of dish. Cut slits in top of crust to allow steam to escape. Place in oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is brown



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Cauliflower and Broccoli Melt

1 bag (16 ounces) frozen broccoli florets, thawed and drained
1 bag (16 ounces) frozen cauliflower, thawed and drained
1 cup mayonaise
3 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the first 5 ingredients until veggies are evenly coated. Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Great as a side dish or as a topping on baked potatoes.


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Chili Casserole

1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 green pepper chopped
1 package taco seasoning
1 can mild chili beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup sour cream
2 cups sharp cheddar
1tablespoon olive oil
Elbow noodles

Put elbow noodles in boiling water, cook until tender, drain, set aside.
Pour olive oil into a skillet and turn on MED. Toss in onions & green pepper, toss around for 5 minutes or until onions are getting clear.
Add beef, and brown. When browned, drain, put back on stove & add taco seasoning.
Simmer 5 minutes, in a side dish, mix noodles, beef, can of beans, can of tomatoes, sour cream.
Put in baking dish (sprayed with Pam) and cover with the 2 cups shredded cheese.
You can add green onions on top for decor/taste.
Cook at 350 for 30 minutes


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Chicken Cacciatore

2-3 lbs. chicken pieces 1 tsp. fresh basil, crushed
2 Tbsp. olive oil or 1/4 tsp dried basil
2 cans (14 oz.) stewed tomatoes salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups mushrooms, sliced 4 cups pasta, cooked
1 cup zucchini, sliced

Brown chicken in oil, 10 minutes, turning occasionally; drain. Add the rest of the ingredients except pasta. Cover and simmer 25 minutes. Serve over pasta



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Hamburger Casserole

1/2 lb. ground beef, browned 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
6 cups macaroni, cooked 1/2 tsp. onion powder
2 cups American cheese salt (to taste)
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce

In a casserole, mix warm browned ground beef with warm noodles and add cheese; stir until melted. Add tomato sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Heat in oven at 350° for 20 minutes. Serves 4.




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Stacked Enchiladas

1/2 lb. ground beef 1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1 onion, chopped, or 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tomato, chopped
2 1/2 cups enchilada sauce 2 cups lettuce, chopped
8 corn tortillas sour cream (optional)
vegetable oil for frying olives (optional)


1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated 1 onion, chopped, or 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tomato, chopped 2 _ cups enchilada sauce (page 187) 2 cups lettuce, chopped 8 corn tortillas sour cream (optional) vegetable oil for frying olives (optional)

In a saucepan, brown ground beef and onions and drain. Add enchilada sauce and simmer for 10 minutes. Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a frying pan. While you are waiting for the oil to heat, prepare bowls of tomatoes, lettuce and cheese. The oil is hot when it sizzles when the tortilla is placed in it. Have your plate ready in one hand and dip the tortilla in oil for 5 seconds. Turn it over and cook 5 more seconds. Lift out of pan, hold over oil and drain slightly. Place it on the plate and put 1/4 cup beef mixture on top. Dip another tortilla in the oil and fry the same as above, place on top of beef mixture. Top with more beef mixture, tomatoes and lettuce and then finish with a little cheese, sour cream and olives if desired. Serve warm. Serves 4.





Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
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Steak and Mushroom Gravy

1 Tbsp. margarine
2 cups water
½ onion, chopped
1-2 cups leftover beef
5 Tbsp. flour
1 small can mushroom pieces
salt and pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. beef bouillon powder
5 Tbsp. dry milk

Melt margarine in a large skillet and saute onion. Mix flour, salt and pepper and dry milk in a jar. Add water and shake. Stir into onions until simmering and thickened. Add beef, bouillon powder and drained mushrooms. Reduce the heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until heated through. Serve over noodles, rice or mashed potatoes or toast.
Serves 4.



Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
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10/10/08 8:31 P

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Turkey Mushroom Casserole

6-7 cups of dried and cubed rolls or bread
2 cups turkey or ham, cooked
1-8 oz. can of mushrooms, drained
11 large eggs, beaten
3 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1-2 cups Swiss cheese, grated

In a well greased 9x13 pan arrange bread cubes. Next layer turkey and mushrooms. Whisk together eggs, milk and seasonings. Pour on top of bread, turkey and mushrooms. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night or at least 4 hours. When ready to bake, sprinkle on cheese and bake uncovered at 350° for 60 minutes or until a knife insert comes out clean. Do not under cook.



Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
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