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pork chop, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, green beans

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(CopyCat ) T.G.I. Friday's Black Bean Soup


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Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6
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"From www.TopSecretRecipes.com I got this copycat recipe off of Top Secret Recipes site. I love Friday's Black Bean Soup because of its spiciness and I was so happy to find this! This is so easy to prepare! You can make this soup on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. I brought this soup to a boil on the stove and then put it in the slow cooker and let it simmer on low for 2-3 hours. If you like black bean soup, you're gonna love this!"
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Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil


3/4 cup diced white onion


3/4 cup diced celery


1/2 cup diced carrot


1/4 cup diced green bell pepper


2 tablespoons minced garlic


4 (15 ounce) cans black beans


4 cups chicken stock


2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar


2 teaspoons chili powder


1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1/2 teaspoon cumin


1/2 teaspoon salt


1/4 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke


Garnish

shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese blend, blend


chopped green onion, sour cream

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Directions

1.Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan over medium/low heat.


2.Add onion, celery, carrot, bell pepper, and garlic to the oil and simmer slowly (or"sweat" as it's called), for 15 minutes or until the onions are practically clear.

3.Keep the heat low enough that the veggies don't brown and be careful not to burn the garlic or it will be bitter.


4.While you cook the veggies, pour the canned beans into a strainer and rinse them under cold water.


5.Measure 3 cups of the drained and strained beans into a food processor with 1 cup of chicken stock.


6.Puree on high speed until smooth.


7.When the veggies are ready, pour the pureed beans, the whole beans, the rest of the chicken stock, and every other ingredient in the list (down to liquid smoke), to the pot.


8.Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes or until soup has thickened and all the ingredients are tender.


9.*THE CROCKPOT DIRECTIONS ARE LISTED IN THE OPENING PARAGRAPH

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11/8/14 12:49 P

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Keema (Ground Beef Casserole)



Introduction

This is a delicious and easy Pakistani recipe



Number of Servings: 6



Ingredients

1.5 lbs lean ground sirloin
1 cup chopped onions
2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup diced potatoes
1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, tumeric, ginger
1 tbsp curry powder
salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Brown ground sirloin in pan with onions until browned.
Add tomatoes, peas, potatoes and spices along with salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a simmer and cook for 25 mintues.
Add water if it becomes too thick. It should have the consistency of chili.
Serve over brown rice or whole wheat couscous.

Number of Servings: 6

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 199.2
Total Fat: 7.0 g
Cholesterol: 54.1 mg
Sodium: 129.9 mg
Total Carbs: 12.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
Protein: 22.5 g

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Baked chicken, cheesy rice, corn

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I was at a friend's house "babysitting" their kids while the adults went to a wake. The mom had planned corndogs and fries for supper.

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We had cheesy chili mac tonight. Time to go shopping again. lol

Love in Christ,
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Short Rib & Barley Soup

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 2 hrs

Level: Easy


Serves: 8


Description

Tender, moist short ribs with creamy barley and veggies in a flavorful soup.



Ingredients
• 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
• 2 pounds Boneless Short Ribs
• 1 whole Large Onion, Chopped
• 3 whole Large Carrot, Diced
• 3 stalks Celery, Diced
• 2 cans (14 Oz. Size) Diced Tomatoes
• 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
• 2 teaspoons Paprika
• 2 teaspoons Pepper
• 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
• 2 cans (14 Oz. Size) Beef Broth
• 2 cups Water
• 3 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
• ⅔ cups Regular Pearl Barley
• Grated Parmesan Cheese


Preparation

1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium high heat. Add short ribs in a single layer and brown them on one side (about 3 minutes). Flip them over and brown on the other side, about another 3 minutes.
2. Add onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, garlic, paprika, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir until evenly combined. Add beef broth, water and chicken broth. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium and cover. Simmer until meat is tender about 1 hour.
3. Add barley and stir. Simmer about 50-60 minutes until barley is tender and cooked through. Remove beef from the soup and shred it into bite-sized pieces. Add it back into the soup and stir to combine. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve. Enjoy!


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Flounder and tilapia are my favorites too. I`ve never tried mahi- mahi.

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That sounds yummy. Does mahi mahi taste like any other fish I would know?
I like a meaty fish like flounder, or tilapia. Not a "fishy" fish, if you get what I mean. emoticon


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Broiled "Mahi-Mahi" with Basmati rice and salad....

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We had leftover hamburgers so I just topped them with taco sauce and jalapeno jack cheese
and they were yummy.


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Spiced Pumpkin Stew



Pumpkin is everywhere – in coffee, desserts, and even mac and cheese. And there are quite a few reasons to indulge in this fall staple. Pumpkins are rich in vitamin A, specifically beta-carotene, a potent antioxidant that gives the squash its bright orange hue. They’re also rich in fiber and make an excellent base for hearty stews like this one.



Ingredients

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp. ground cumin (curry powder may be substituted)
1 (15 oz.) can pureed pumpkin (2 cups fresh may be substituted)
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, no salt added, drained
1 (15 oz.) can yellow corn kernels, no salt added, drained (1-11⁄2 cups fresh or frozen may be substituted)
1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (vegetable may be substituted)
¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped, divided
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
¼ cup plain, low-fat yogurt, optional



Directions


In large saucepan warm oil over medium heat. Stir in peppers, onion and garlic and sauté about 6 minutes until peppers and onion soften. Stir in cumin and continue to cook 1-2 minutes.
Pour in pumpkin, beans, corn, tomatoes and broth. Add 1 teaspoon cilantro and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to boil then reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 minutes.
Divide stew among four bowls and garnish with cilantro and yogurt, if desired.

Per 2 cup serving: 301 calories, 5 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 57 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein, 14 g dietary fiber, 307 mg sodium.



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Avocado Tomato Corn Salad




Great Salad or Chunky Salsa



Minutes to Prepare: 15

Number of Servings: 12



Ingredients

1 Avocado diced
2 cups of corn
2 cups of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup red onion diced
1 T. olive oil
juice of half a lemon
1t. salt
1t. pepper
1t. chili pepper or cayenne pepper

Directions

Prepare and combine all vegetables in a salad bowl.
In a small bowl combine spices and lemon juice. Whisk in olive oil.
Pour over and toss into salad.
Chill or serve immediately.
Makes 12 1/2 cup servings.

Number of Servings: 12

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 63.1
Total Fat: 3.7 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 193.6 mg
Total Carbs: 8.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
Protein: 1.4 g
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Thai Chicken and Vegetable Soup



Prep
20 mins


Total
35 mins


Serves
5



1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into 2-inch matchstick-thin strips (about 1/2 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch matchstick-thin strips (about 1 1/2 cups)
1 cup sliced mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, cremini)
32 ounces (1 carton) Swanson® Thai Ginger Flavor Infused Broth
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
14 ounces (1 can) unsweetened coconut milk
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves



Instructions:


1 . Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the carrot and pepper and cook for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp, stirring occasionally. Stir in the mushrooms, if desired.
2 . Add the broth to the saucepan and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Stir in the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is hot, stirring occasionally.

3 . Stir in the coconut milk and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir in the lime juice and cilantro just before serving.


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Refried Bean Soup~



Beans, corn and Ro-tel tomatoes make this low-calorie soup very hearty and filling.



Minutes to Prepare: 5

Minutes to Cook: 10

Number of Servings: 8



Ingredients

1 16 oz. can Fat Free Refried Beans*
1 cup Canned Yellow Corn
1 16 oz. can Chicken Broth*
1 16 oz. can Ro-tel Original Tomatoes w/ Green Chilies
1 cup Canned Black Beans (drained)
8 Tbsp Fat Free Sour Cream
Directions

Mix everything (except sour cream) together into a pot and simmer until heated through, whisking to combined refried beans with the chicken broth. Serve 1 cup servings in bowls and top each with 2 tbsp of Sour Cream.

*Use vegetarian refried beans and vegetable stock to make this soup vegetarian friendly.

Number of Servings: 8

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 116.6
Total Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 1.3 mg
Sodium: 947.9 mg
Total Carbs: 22.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
Protein: 7.4 g


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Lime-Cilantro Black Bean Soup~


Number of Servings: 6



Ingredients

2 cans black beans
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup salsa
2 tsp cumin
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp olive oil
chopped cilantro

Directions

Saute the onions in the oil. Put everything else except for one can of black beans into a blender, and puree. Pour mixture into the pot with the sauteed onions. Add the remaining, whole black beans, and heat through. Serve with Cilantro for garnish

Number of Servings: 6
Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 165.7
Total Fat: 2.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.8 mg
Sodium: 713.5 mg
Total Carbs: 25.4 g
Dietary Fiber: 8.4 g
Protein: 12.1 g


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I made the home made applesauce from the recipe below and it is absolutely DIVINE. The only problem with the recipe is the amount of sugar. I only added a heaping Tablespoon of brown sugar & a heaping Tablespoon of cinnamon sugar. Even though my apples were naturally sweet (I used Gala) I can`t imagine even using tart apples that you would need 1/2 cup of sugar! I also added a teaspoon of apple pie spice. Don`t omit the lemon juice it really livened it up. I didn`t blend mine, I like it chunky.
I`ll never buy store bought applesauce again! emoticon

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Hamburger Soup~

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 12

Ingredients
◾2-1/2 pounds Ground Chuck
◾1 whole Large Onion, Diced
◾2 stalks Celery, Diced
◾3 cloves Garlic, Minced
◾1 can (14.5 Ounce) Can Whole Tomatoes
◾3 cups Beef Stock Or Beef Broth, Plus More As Needed
◾1 whole Yellow Bell Pepper, Seeded And Diced
◾1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded And Diced
◾1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeded And Diced
◾4 whole Carrots, Peeled And Sliced On The Diagonal
◾5 whole Red Potatoes, Cut Into Chunks
◾3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
◾1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt (more To Taste)
◾1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper, More To Taste
◾2 teaspoons Dried Parsley Flakes
◾1/2 teaspoon Ground Oregano
◾1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper (more To Taste)

Preparation Instructions


In a large pot over medium-high heat, brown the meat with the onion, celery, and garlic. Remove the pot from the heat and drain off as much fat as you can. (Discard the fat once it cools.)

Return the pot to the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, then cover the pot and simmer the soup for 15-20 more minutes, until potatoes are tender but not overly mushy.

Soup should be somewhat thick, but if you'd like it to be more "soupy," add 1 to 2 cups more broth OR hot water and heat through. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt if needed.

Serve with crusty bread!
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I have a lot of large Gala apples that I need to use up so tomorrow I`ll make some home made applesauce! emoticon (My apples are really sweet so I`ll probably use a lot less sugar & add a tsp. of apple pie spice)





Homemade Applesauce~

Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 25 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 12

Ingredients
◾6 pounds Apples, Peeled, Cored, And Cut Into 8 Slices
◾1 cup Apple Juice Or Apple Cider
◾ Juice Of 1 Lemon
◾1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
◾1 teaspoon Cinnamon, More Or Less To Taste
◾ Optional Ingredients: Nutmeg, Maple Syrup, Allspice, Butter

Preparation Instructions


Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 25 minutes.

Carefully puree in a food processor or blender (don't fill too full; split into two portions if needed) until smooth.

Store in the fridge and serve by itself, over pork chops, over ice cream, over pancakes...or any place where applesauce is needed!




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Joe's Tomato Vegetable Soup

Yummy vegetable soup. This makes a large quantity of soup for several meals and/or freezing.. I like to make this and eat it throughout the week for lunches and snacks. Also, there is always plenty to share with a friend's/neighbor's family.



Minutes to Prepare: 20

Minutes to Cook: 30

Number of Servings: 12



Ingredients

3 carrots, diced
2 ribs of celery, diced
2 medium potatoes, diced
1 small/medium onion, diced
1 large clove of garlic, minced
2 14-oz cans diced tomatoes, with juice
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
2 1/2 cups chicken broth 2 cups water
1 teas salt
1/2 teas marjoram
1/2 teas thyme
1/2 teas black pepper
2 cups frozen, cut green beans
2 medium or 1 large zucchini, chopped
1/2 cup ORZO pasta

Directions

Dice carrots, celery, potatoes, onion and garlic. Heat two tablespoons olive oil in a LARGE soup pot. Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes. Ad the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, water, salt, pepper, marjoral and thyme. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for about 25 minutes. Then add the frozen cut green beans and the chopped zucchini. Bring back to a simmer and continue cooking about 10 minutes, until all the vegetables are tender--be careful not to over cook them. Add the ORZO and cook for 8 minutes longer. When soup is finished cooking, add a couple of shakes of Tabasco sauce if you desire.

Number of Servings: 12


Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 80.6
Total Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 1.0 mg
Sodium: 507.5 mg
Total Carbs: 17.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
Protein: 2.4 g

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch.



Minutes to Prepare: 45

Minutes to Cook: 35

Number of Servings: 4



Ingredients

4 large green bell peppers
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can diced tomatoes (with italian seasoning is better)
tomato sauce - enough to cover the bottom of a casserole dish
2 tbsp canola oil
salt and pepper to taste


Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place in a casserole dish - the bottom of the dish should be covered with a thin layer of tomato sauce.
In a pan, add canola oil and sautee the onions until translucent (5-7 minutes). Add minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the ground turkey and brown.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked ground turkey, brown rice, and diced tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scoop mixture into each bell pepper half.

Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. If desired, uncover, sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top, and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4



Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 296.2
Total Fat: 8.6 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 998.3 mg
Total Carbs: 30.9 g
Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
Protein: 24.4 g


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Roasted Asparagus Quinoa Salad W/ Feta Cheese


Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


Ingredients:

1 lb. asparagus trimmed
¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tbsp. + 1tsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cups COOKED quinoa
1 red bell pepper, seeded, and diced
1.5 ounces feta cheese


Directions:


Pre heat oven to

Place trimmed asparagus on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 1 teaspoon of olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and then cut into 1-inch pieces.

In the meantime, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Place cooked quinoa in a large bowl and toss with the lemon dressing. Gently stir in asparagus and red pepper and then top with crumbled feta cheese. Enjoy.

Makes 4 cups.


Nutritional Analysis

Nutrients per 1 cup: Calories: 197; Total Fat: 7.9; Saturated Fat: 1.6g; Cholesterol: 4mg; Carbohydrate: 25.9g; Dietary Fiber: 3.6g; Sugars: 1.5g; Protein: 7.8g
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Pumpkin Turkey Chili



Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Ready In: 30 Minutes

Servings: 6



"A chili for autumn! Turkey, pumpkin, and traditional chili ingredients go together well in this spicy concoction."

Ingredients:


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper

1 clove garlic, minced

1 pound ground turkey

1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

2 cups pumpkin puree

1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 dash salt

1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1/2 cup sour cream


Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and garlic until tender. Stir in the turkey, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and mix in tomatoes and pumpkin. Season with chili powder, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Serve topped with Cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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I love seafood but I`ve never tried Mahi Mahi

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Broiled Mahi Mahi-- with Lemon juice, some olive oil, onion powder and spices.
Rice
steamed carrots
slice of Italian bread w/olive oil

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Spicy Cabbage and Chorizo Stew~

Ingredients
•2 tablespoons olive oil
•1 large yellow onion, chopped
•8 oz chorizo, sliced 1/2″ thick
•4 garlic cloves, minced
•1/4-1/2 tsp red chile flake
•7 cups water
•1lb Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into 1″ pieces
•1lb green or Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced
•15oz can navy or cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
• salt
•Ground cracked pepper

Preparation
1.Heat a large pot over medium-low heat with the two tablespoons of oil.
2.Add the chorizo and onion, cooking for 8 minutes until the onion is translucent.
3.Add the garlic and red chile flakes. Continue cooking for another minute or two.
4.Add the water and potatoes, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
5.Add the cabbage and beans, and stir until the cabbage wilts.
6.Remove from heat if you’re ready to eat or allow to simmer to thicken up the broth.
7.Use salt and pepper to taste.
8.Serve!

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Grilled Zucchini Low-Carb Lasagna (with Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce)
(Makes about 8 servings, recipe created by Kalyn.)

Equipment:

It's important to use a dish that's fairly deep for this recipe. The first time I made this I used a dish that was 9" x 11" and 3" deep. This time I used my new lasagna pan that was 12.5" x 10" and 3" deep, which worked a lot better. I would use the larger amounts of cottage cheese and egg for if you have a deep pan like this.)

Ingredients:
2-4 large zucchini, cut into lengthwise or round slices about 5/8 inch thick (enough zucchini slices to make two layers, be careful not to cut too thin)
olive oil, for brushing lasagna slices
Italian Herb Blend, for sprinkling zucchini before grilling (optional)
4 cups Sausage and Basil Marinara Sauce, reduced to make 3 cups. (See below for an option if you don't have homemade sauce.)
2 cups low-fat cottage cheese (or use 1 1/2 cups for smaller dish size)
4 eggs (or use 3 eggs for smaller dish size)
2 cups grated low-fat Mozzarella cheese
1 cup coarsely grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
(or use about 3 cups of any type of white cheese that melts well)

Sauce Ingredients if You Don't Have Homemade Sauce:
1 T olive oil
1 pkg. (19.5 oz.) hot or mild turkey Italian Sausage links
24 oz. jar tomato-basil sauce (choose the lowest sugar sauce you can find)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil (optional, but use if available)

Instructions:

If you don't have homemade sauce, heat one tablespoon olive oil in frying pan with high sides. Squeeze the turkey Italian sausage out of the links, and cook until it's nicely browned, breaking apart with a turner or potato masher as it cooks. (Most turkey sausage will release some liquid; just cook until that evaporates.) When the sausage is brown, add the jar of sauce and rinse out the jar with about 1/2 cup water. Simmer until the sauce mixture is reduced to 3 cups, about 20 minutes, then stir in the chopped fresh basil if using.

Preheat oven to 400F. Brush grill or stove-top grill pan with olive oil or spray with grill spray and preheat to high heat. (You can only hold your hand there for a few seconds at that heat.) While grill heats, cut zucchini into slices about 5/8 inch thick. Brush both sides of zucchini lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian Herb Blend if using. Grill zucchini slices until they're lightly browned on both sides, but not fully cooked, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove the zucchini slices to a cutting board and press lightly with a paper towel to absorb some of the moisture. (Put zucchini between two pieces of paper towel if it seems especially juicy.)

Beat eggs in small bowl, then stir in cottage cheese. (If using homemade sauce, be sure it has reduced to 3 cups.)

Spray heavy ceramic or glass lasagna dish with non-stick spray or olive oil. Then make a layer of lasagna slices, a layer with half the sauce, a layer with half the cottage cheese-egg mixture, and a layer with half the cheese. Top with second layer of grilled lasagna slices, sauce, cottage cheese-egg mixture, and remaining cheese.

Bake 30-40 minutes, or until cheese is melted and browned on top and mixture is slightly bubbling. (I hate to cover it with foil because the cheese always sticks to the foil, but you can cover it for part of the time if you don't want the top quite so brown.) Let sit at least 10-15 minutes before cutting, then cut into pieces and serve hot. (This will be a little juicier than regular lasagna, letting it sit for a few minutes will help with that.)

This keeps very well in the fridge for several days and it might even be better re-heated, because some of the juice absorbs into the zucchini when it's refrigerated! I would not recommend freezing.

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They sound very sticky, but I bet the kids would love them, just have a wash cloth ready! Or make them use a spoon LOL!

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These are a really fun snack. Kids love them.


Glitter Grapes~

A fun party finger food!



Number of Servings: 12



Ingredients

1 pound of seedless grapes, pulled from the stems and rinsed
1 3-oz. package regular gelatin, flavor of your choice (NOT prepared)
Water


Directions

Spread the gelatin mix on a plate, about 1/4 at a time.
Rinse the grapes under water, and place a handful on the plate.
Shake the plate gently to roll the grapes in the gelatin, coating the grapes.
Place coated grapes into a bowl.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients until all of the grapes are covered.
Place the bowl and let set in the refrigerator for about 1 hour, until the gelatin is set.
These are better the colder they are.
I've used red grapes with cherry gelatin, but you can probably use green grapes with lime, or any combination you'd like.

*Tip ...you want the grapes just damp enough to get the Jello to stick. Too much moisture will make the Jello clump.


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Stuffed Peppers for dinner.


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I bet those would be great to snack on before or after a workout. They sound delicious! emoticon emoticon

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For those who like sweets---Healthy Peanut Butter Balls!

1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 c chocolate protein powder
1/4 c honey

Mix the ingredients well, and form into 20 balls by teaspoons. Cover & refrigerate. Each ball 82 calories and 3 grams of fat...also 5 grams of protein!!!!

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That soup sounds amazing! I`m saving that to my recipe book.
During cooler months I make a pot of soup every week. I`m excited to try this, especially with only 210 cal. per serving. Thanks so much for sharing!
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I anticipate a busy Labor Day weekend, as we are getting ready for our 81st annual Labor Day Festival, which is a major fundraiser for our school. I have been the treasurer for 9-10 years, so I work all day on Labor Day from 6:30 am until 8-9 at night. So I don't get much chance to eat healthy. this morning I made a pot of Weight Watchers 5-Can Soup. That way I will get my veggies, even if I just eat a sandwich! recipe:

1 can Campbell's minestrone soup
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn, drained
1 can pinto beans, undrained
1 can mixed veggies (I use frozen ones, though!)

Just mix it all together. I also add 1 can of chicken broth, as I don't like it too thick...more soupy. Simmer until all the flavors are combined. Season as desired. 1/6 = 210 calories and 2.4 fat grams.

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Creamy Tomato & Spinach Pasta~



Prep time

5 mins


Cook time

20 mins


Total time

25 mins




Total Cost: $3.72

Cost Per Serving: $0.93

Serves: 4


Ingredients
•1 Tbsp olive oil $0.16
•1 small onion $0.25
•2 cloves garlic $0.16
•1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes $0.59
•½ tsp dried oregano $0.03
•½ tsp dried basil $0.03
•pinch red pepper flakes (optional) $0.02
•freshly cracked pepper to taste $0.05
•½ tsp salt $0.03
•2 Tbsp tomato paste $0.11
•2 oz. cream cheese $0.48
•¼ cup grated Parmesan $0.42
•½ lb. penne pasta $0.89
•½ (9 oz.) bag fresh spinach $0.50


Instructions
1.Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender (7-10) minutes. Drain the pasta in a colander.
2.While waiting for the pasta to cook, dice the onion and mince the garlic. Cook both in a large skillet with the olive oil over medium-low heat until softened and transparent (about 5 minutes).
3.Add the diced tomatoes (with juices), oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and some freshly cracked pepper to the skillet with the onions and garlic. Stir to combine. Add the tomato paste and a ½ cup of water to the skillet and stir until the tomato paste is dissolved into the sauce.
4.Turn the heat down to low. Cut the cream cheese into a few pieces and then add them to the skillet with the tomato sauce. Use a whisk to stir the sauce until the cream cheese has fully melted in and the sauce is creamy. Add half of the Parmesan to the skillet and whisk until it is melted in. Add the remainder of the parmesan and whisk until melted in again.
5.Add the fresh spinach and gently stir it into the sauce until it has wilted (3-5 minutes). Add the pasta and stir until it is well coated in the creamy tomato sauce. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.


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I apologize for just seeing your response. I think I`ll try the protein powder in morning smoothies!

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That sounds delicious! emoticon

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Spaghetti with Zesty Bolognese

My son adores spaghetti, but I've found that he loves a low-fat Bolognese recipe that I found a lot more! Anytime I can substitute a "bad" food for a healthier option, I'm all for it!

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Here's a tip! I just use the Kroger brand which is fine with me, because it doesn't break your pocket book. But the directions say to mix it with water. No, no, no! I mix it with milk & fruit, or yogurt, or oatmeal...something so that it tastes just dandy! Just put 1 cup of low fat milk in the blender, add 1 scoop of powder, & 1/2 to 1 banana....or a few berries. I think you will be satisfied with the result!

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Thanks BENE38464 for letting us know! I eat a lot of protein but if I could find a decent tasting protein powder I`d give it a try. I`m glad the protein powder is making your hair stronger emoticon emoticon

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Hey, PurplePeony. I was suffering from a protein deficiency and I am starting to fall in love with protein power! I made oatmeal this morning and added one scoop of vanilla protein powder to it and it was good!!! That, with some fruit, made my breakfast and so was not all grains.
Some symptoms of protein deficiency include FALLING HAIR!!! Mine has been so much stronger, so this is a tip for the beauty section too! LOL

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Quick & easy, my kind of breakfast!
What type of protein powder do you use? I have yet to find one that tastes good. emoticon


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DH made homemade veggie soup last night and it was so good! I don't know what all spices he put in, so no recipe but man was it nice in this weather to have some soup!

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Snack: Take one cup of Greek yogurt (I used blueberry) and add 1 scoop of chocolate protein powder. Stir well & let sit a minute. Yummy! I think you could also use vanilla protein powdre too.

To expand to a breakfast, add 1 slice of whole wheat toast and a serving of fruit, preferably a small orange!

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Apple Raisin Breakfast Barley~


Number of Servings: 4



Ingredients

1 cup medium pearled barley
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup raisins
2 tbsp brown sugar
6 cups water



Directions

Rice cooker instructions:
Put all ingredients in a rice cooker and flip switch.

On stove:
Boil water.
Stir all other ingredients into briskly boiling water.
Cover and reduce heat and simmer for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender.
Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 285.1
Total Fat: 1.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 22.3 mg
Total Carbs: 60.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 10.0 g
Protein: 5.5 g

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 285.1
Total Fat: 1.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 22.3 mg
Total Carbs: 60.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 10.0 g
Protein: 5.5 g


***Per the recommendations in the reviews I`ll use one cup less water & add a tsp. of cinnamon. Barley is slow digesting & has lots of fiber. It keeps me full for hours. I`ll let you guys know how it turns out!


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BENE38464 that chicken sounds delicious! emoticon I need to pull out my slower cooker and find some great recipes.

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Monday I seasoned three bone-in chicken breasts and cooked them in my big slow cooker. I used Cajun seasoning, and although I don't eat the skin, the chicken will have a nice flavor. I will eat it 5 or 6 ounces at a time. I ate it with mashed potatoes & green peas first. Tonight I will cook stir-fry veggies with soy sauce & black pepper, add cooked rice, and eat it with that. I might make chicken soup with lots of summer veggies tomorrow, or whenever there's mostly bones left.

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Going to try this, my kids have another name for it, but I can't remember it. They've been asking me to try it, so we'll give it a whirl! Sounds yummy!

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I made the banana "ice cream" today and it was great. I did add a tsp. of cinnamon sugar but it is only 15 calories. emoticon

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Soft-Serve Banana 'Ice Cream'~

Introduction

Frozen bananas rival soft serve when given a whirl in the food processor. No cholesterol and no added sugar, just creamy and sweet bananas!





Minutes to Prepare: 15

Minutes to Cook: 1

Number of Servings: 4


Ingredients
4 peeled frozen bananas, sliced


Tips
You MUST use a food processor or a high-speed blender for this recipe; a regular blender will not blend the bananas thoroughly enough.


Directions

Place frozen bananas in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse several times to break into smaller pieces, then turn on and run for about five minutes, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl. The bananas will start to resemble soft serve in a few minutes. Transfer to a bowl and place in freezer for about 15 minutes, if you'd like, or serve immediately.

(Makes four 1/2 cup servings)

Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 105.4
Total Fat: 0.4 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 1.6 mg
Total Carbs: 27.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
Protein: 1.3 g


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"Yeah, That's the Flavor" Curried-Jerk Turkey Burgers~


Minutes to Prepare: 10

Minutes to Cook: 15

Number of Servings: 4



Ingredients

1 lb Butterball All Natural Ground White Turkey**(less fat, less cholesterol)
1 egg white
1 slice Sara Lee Delightful Whole Wheat Bread made into soft bread crumbs
1/3 cup onions, finely chopped
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp curry powder
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne powder
**Available at Walmart



Directions

Using a wire whip, beat egg whites lightly in large bowl, add spices and sauces and beat again to blend. Add turkey, onions and bread crumbs. Mix well using hands(make sure they're clean first:) ). Be sure to mix well so that all ingredients are well distributed but don't overwork as it will make meat tough.

Shape into 4 quarter pound patties and cook on grill over indirect heat. or broil under medium heat allowing 6-7 minutes per side.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Number of Servings: 4


Nutritional Info
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 155.5
Total Fat: 3.8 g
Cholesterol: 75.0 mg
Sodium: 182.3 mg
Total Carbs: 4.5 g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
Protein: 28.2 g

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Let us know how the bagels came out!

Fresh peach cobbler is my favorite home made dessert! emoticon

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