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3/31/09 11:20 P

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I made a smoothie with frozen strawberries, mangos, soy milk, flaxseed, cottage cheese, and a little sweetener.

It's the only way I've found so far, to eat cottage cheese.

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2/20/09 9:16 A

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I drink a green smoothie every day.
2 cps water
1 cp frozen strawberries
1 cp frozen blueberries
1 frozen banana
blend
add while blending
3 handsful fresh spinach
put half in a glass for tomorrow
grind two tablespoons flax seed
blend into remaining smoothie-enjoy!
That's my usual but I have used many different fruit. You can use whatever works for you.
enjoy



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2/18/09 1:09 A

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Soup is my favorite winter meal.
Super food soup
Start with a large soup pot. Add
2 large onions sliced thin and sauted in 2 T. EVOO.
Add 1 C. carrot matchsticks, 3 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces. Cook together until the chicken is no longer pink. Add 3-4 cans low sodium chicken broth, some garlic, 1/2 C. jalapeno slices and 2 cans of washed and drained black beans. Add 1 can of diced tomatoes if you like or tomatoes with chilies. Add salt and pepper to taste and any other spice you like in your soup (sometimes I use cumin for SW flavor). Cook for about 30 minutes then add 3 handfuls of spinach and cook for 10 additional minutes. When ready to serve put a handful of raw spinach in your soup bowl and ladle hot soup over the spinach. The heat of the soup will soften the spinach. Just to be an adventurist, I've sprinkled cinnamon on my soup occasionally--it's not bad!
Enjoy


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2/2/09 12:46 P

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Made a smoothie in my magic bullet using a cup of frozen strawberries, a cup of vanilla soy milk, and a tablespoon of honey. Yummy. Will try it with blueberries next time.

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12/29/08 12:28 P

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My favorite breakfast:

one packet oatmeal made with water, 3/4 cup berries, 1 tbs slivered alomonds, and 2 tsp honey

Nonfat plain Yogurt w/ granola, fruit, and honey is also very good. emoticon

For more great ideas check out: www.superfoodsrx.com/

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12/17/08 1:00 A

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Cooked fruit

I stock up on a variety of frozen fruits, nothing else added. Many, if not all of these are superfoods. Mini-blueberries, mangoes, and black berries are my current favorites, but I also use pineapple, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries, and peaches.

At night, I pick out an assortment of the bags of frozen fruit, layer them in a deep microwave dish, microwave on high for 10 minutes, add a little cinnamon and vanilla, and stir (unless I'm feeling lazy, then I just stir), microwave on high another 10 minutes.

This is delicious alone, over ice cream, yogurt, cereal, or cake, or alone with a little Cool Whip on top.

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12/8/08 11:37 P

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There are at least 3 recipes on spark recipes for a pumpkin or acorn squash casserole with pineapple topping. Featured super foods: pumpkin or winter squash and pineapple emoticon

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10/13/08 2:01 P

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I like plain yogurt, kashi go lean cereal ,and honey drizzled over top yummy treat rebacca7 emoticon

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6/30/08 4:23 P

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Smoothies, my fav 1st recipe was small banana, c skim milk, c frozen blueberries, squirt lemon juice, dash vanilla extract, sweeten to taste (i used 2 packets splenda) and ice, blend till all frothy, split, save 1/2 for later.

I play with the ingredients, sometimes plain yogurt instead of milk, sometimes no ice, other berries, sometimes no sweetener. luv them in the summer! cold & refreshing!

emoticon just saw a show on Italian cooking (can't remember name) but she used polenta (i've been enjoying) and in another dish a new grain to me called Farro and a new legume, flava beans. I'm ready to hunt them down. my thought is that this would work well with bulgar and endamme soy beans &/or lima beans too...

the polenta (a ground corn thing that cooks up soft but firms up when chilled, cooks 5 parts water to 1 part polenta) ~ she served warm with a scoop of a tomato based sauce she made ~ she mentioned that a little EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) used with cooking tomatos helps to body to use the lycopene (released in the cooking) from the tomatos more effectively. Didn't know that, but that's another possible heart healthy benefit to EVOO.

emoticon Anyway diced red onion & cold EVOO bring up to heat makes the EVOO flavor better, diced tomatoes, black olives, and whole basil leaves added at the end & wilted. spice otherwise to taste. she used red chili flakes, salt & pepper. I would think also Italian herb mix. served with the polenta, yum!

emoticon Salad with Farro (whole grain cooks 1 part grain to 1 part water) & Flava beans ~ cooked the farro in water separately (like rice?) and cooked the flava bean salad base, a bit with EVOO, diced tomatoes but short cooked so they don't break down like a sauce, green peas for lots of color. Remove from heat, add red vinegar (no heat so you get the sour taste), and add fresh basil & or arugula leaves very end, wilting not necessary (was thinking spinach w/b ok too...) Spice to taste. She used salt & pepper. (that's the summer version),

in the winter, they also use diced red onion and cauliflower florets. so this would be a gr8 versatile base and could be varied much!

emoticon i can't wait to experiment! I love eating light in the summer!



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2/4/08 5:47 P

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Black Bean and Millet Salad:
1 cup millet, rinsed uncooked
2 1/2-3 cups water
2 cups canned black beans
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1 medium cucumber, seeds removed and diced
1 medium onion, diced
chopped cilantro, to taste
Dressing
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
Cook the millet in 3 cups of water until water is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Fluff with fork and allow to steam and cool.
In a large bowl, combine millet, black beans, tomatoes, pepper, cucumber and onion.
Mix all dressing ingredients until well blended and pour over the salad, tossing to blend.
Cover and refrigerate until the salad is well chilled.
Serve on lettuce leaves or stuff into pita bread or wrap in a tortilla.


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1/28/08 6:20 P

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My favorite dressing: Carlson's lemon fish oil & balsamic vinegar. Omega 3's & no unnecessary ingredients like the bottled stuff.

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11/27/07 9:43 P

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This may be a Spark Recipe. I don't remember where I found it. Very easy, but more of a side dish than a stew.

Corn, Okra, and Tomato Stew
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS
low fat cooking spray
1-1/2 cups frozen sliced okra
1 cup frozen corn kernels
1 (14.5oz.) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/4 cup shredded fresh basil
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS
1. Spray a large saucepan with low fat cooking spray.
2. Add okra, corn, tomatoes and basil then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until okra is tender.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.


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11/14/07 7:32 P

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Opps, sorry I'm blind. I read the date wrong. Thought it said the 13th. Darn.

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SWIFT_OSPREY Posts: 170
11/3/07 10:31 A

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I'm going to make an open-faced sandwich with one slice of ark rye bread, baby spinach, tomato, avacado, mushroom, a little bit of olive oil/balsamic dressing (just a tsp or so). Yum.


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5/14/07 4:07 P

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Italian broccoli
Super simple and fast but yummy and very filling
No set amounts, just what looks good

Broccoli florets
Crimini mushrooms, sliced
Microwave together
Add canned white beans
Top with roasted garlic spaghetti sauce
Nuke a bit more to heat through
Sprinkle with hot pepper flakes if you like spicy

 
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5/9/07 10:42 A

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Another Recipe from SparkRecipes.com

Spinach & Berry Salad

Ingredients

Spinach (Raw leaves, small)
Strawberries and/or Rasberries and/or Blueberries
Orange or Red Bell Pepper
Apple Cider Vinegar
Honey
Almonds
Grated Parmesan Cheese


Nutritional Info

Fat: 3.3g
Carbohydrates: 37.3g
Calories:181.3
Protein: 5.2g


Mix Spinach, Berries and Peppers in a salad bowl. Add Cider Vinegar and Honey. Mix again until coated. Sprinkle almonds and cheese on top before serving. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DOLCEMETA.



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Posted this under Broccoli - oops. Should have posted here. Here is is again:

Parmesan Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentiis
See this recipe on air Friday May. 18 at 1:30 PM ET/PT.

Show: Everyday Italian
Episode: Fast Food That Won't Weigh You Down

2 1/2 cups bite-sized broccoli florets
2 1/2 cups bite-sized cauliflower florets
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 to 1 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups lightly packed fresh spinach leaves
1/2 lemon, zested
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place the broccoli and cauliflower in a large bowl. Toss with the beaten eggs to coat evenly. Place the Parmesan in a large tray or baking dish and dredge the vegetables in the cheese, pressing to coat evenly.
Pour olive oil in a large heavy skillet until the olive oil is 1/4-inch deep, about 1/2 cup depending on the size of your skillet. Warm the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, carefully add the Parmesan-coated vegetables. Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches, if necessary. Let the vegetables cook until a crust forms, about 3 minutes per side. Turn the vegetables only when they easily release from the bottom of the pan. Drain on paper towels and season with salt.

Place the spinach in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. Drizzle the spinach with the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Add the Parmesan coated vegetables. Toss and serve.



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12/4/06 7:54 P

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Those recipes sound great to me, I'll have to give them a try.

I put some olive oil in a pan, add garlic, fresh spinach and once wilted I add a can of diced tomatoes. You can also add mushrooms and onions to the garlic. I serve this over pasta and it's so yummy.

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Snowlion - sounds great!

Salmon:
broil salmon w/ cajum spices.
top w/ "relish" made w/ tomatoes, feta cheese and olives (green or kalamata)

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Kristec, those are great recipes! Here's one of my favorite breakfasts, and you can also eat it for desert. Half a cup of oatmeal (steel cut is best), mix in half a cup of bluberries (fresh or frozen), add some lowfat vanilla yogurt, and top with some chopped walnuts. Yummy!!

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Salad:
romaine lettuce, green beans (fresh slightly blanched or frozen thawed), walnuts, feta cheese, small amount of onion, balmasic vingrete dressing

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My family loves this trail mix!

equal parts:
dried canberries
dried blueberrries
walnuts
almonds

We now often eat this instead of granola bars. Also, for a treat:
scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream, topped w/ trail mix and some blackberry syrup

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