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GARLIC LIME CHICKEN FAJITAS

(Sorry! Posted this recipe on a different page by mistake. Still getting used to site :))

Discovered this through McCormick pre-packaged spices at super market. I'm posting as the recipe reads, but I skip the fajitas, salt and olive oil to keep it plan friendly. Use best judgement. Terrific over rice!

Serves: 6
1 teaspoon McCormick® Cumin, Ground
1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic, Minced
1 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Pepper, Ground
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 small green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 small onion, thinly sliced
6 flour tortillas , 8-inch

Mix juice, oil, salt and all of the Spices in small bowl. Place chicken in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add marinade; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.
Heat large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and marinade; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add bell pepper and onion; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp and chicken is cooked through.
Spoon chicken mixture into warm tortillas. Serve with assorted toppings, if desired.


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Crock Pot Chicken in Spaghetti Sauce

Found this on clean eating site. I'm posting as recipe reads but I skip the non-plan items (marked with **) to keep it plan positive. Great to cook 4-6 chicken breasts in a crock pot with sauce ingredients below all day. A great staple that works great over rice or rice noodles.

Ingredients
14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes-no salt added
8 oz can tomato sauce-no salt added
6 oz can tomato paste-no salt added
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil**
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder or 3-4 cloves, chopped
1 tsp ground basil
1 tsp ground oregano
1 tsp sea salt**
3 tsp sucanat, coconut sugar or organic sugar**
⅛ tsp ground black pepper
pinch allspice

Instructions
Mix all ingredients in crock pot and stir well.
Add chicken breasts and cover with sauce.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours.


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Chicken and Pineapple
One of my type B staples...

4 chicken breasts
1 sweet onion, sliced
1 large can pineapple tidbits, juice included

Cook all ingredients together in covered skillet on low until chicken is cooked and tender.
The longer the better. Great over a bed of rice.



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Chicken with Paprika & Potatoes

An all-in-one meal. What could be easier?

1-1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp low-sodium Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
13 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cups red potatoes, thinly sliced
3/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
fresh thyme sprigs, optional

Combine paprika, worcestershire sauce, dried thyme and pepper. Rub over chicken.
Combine potatoes, bell pepper, onion, and garlic in a large bowl. Heat a large, non-stick skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray, over medium-high heat. Add the potato mixture and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broth, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Uncover, add chicken to pan, nesting into vegetable mixture.
Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and chicken is done.
Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs if desired. 6 Servings

Each serving equals:
2 oz Protein B
1/2 cup Carb A
Breakfast A C D E
Morning Snack C E
Lunch A B C D E
Afternoon Snack B C D
Dinner A B C D E
Evening Snack


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Chicken in Green Sauce

Chicken cooked in a homemade green tomatillo sauce. Delicioso!
14 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cups fat-free, no sodium chicken broth (more if needed)
1/2 pound tomatillos, husks removed
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped

Place chicken in large saucepan. Add about 1" broth or enough to steam chicken. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink, about 15 minutes.

Place tomatillos, celery, cilantro, garlic, onion, chiles and 1 cup broth in another saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 2 minutes or until soft. Pureé sauce in blender or food processor. Return sauce to pan and cook gently, 10 minutes.

Place drained chicken pieces in large skillet. Add sauce. Cover and simmer until chicken is tender, about 30-45 minutes. 6 Servings

Each serving equals:
2 oz Protein B
2 tbsp Vege A

Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch A B C D E
Afternoon Snack
Dinner A B C D E
Evening Snack


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Thanks for the recipe! I see it in the store... but I think I will give it a try! Thank you! emoticon

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Thanks Susie! I had forgotten about putting water in the pan and coviering with foil. No wonder mine have been dry lately!

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Spaghetti squash. SO simple, yet SO delicious! My mom used to make it for us, but I never ventured that route...until last week. It counts as a carb, not a veggie, so watch your portions! You can use it for a side dish as-is (I just put some spray butter and garlic powder on mine and it is delish!!!) or you can serve it with a little spaghetti sauce. YUM :)

If you've never made it before, here's my suggestion:

~ Pre-heat oven to 350.

~ Cut the gourd in half, lengthwise/horizontally. Make sure you have a really good knife...this is the toughest part of process!

~ Scoop out all of the seeds/pulp from the center. Discard (or try to grow your own!).

~ In a Pyrex-type dish put some water at the bottom (maybe a 1/4-1/2 inch). This is to create a steam bath for the gourd as well as keeps it from drying out.

~ Place the squash scoop-side down in the water.

~ Place tin foil over the whole dish.

~ Bake in oven at 350 for at least 30 minutes. Test for doneness by piercing the skin with a knife. If the skin is soft, then it is done! Be careful when folding back the foil, though...it gets very steamy under there!

~ Take a fork and drag it across the flesh on the inside of the squash. It will be stringy and look similar to spaghetti. Success!!!

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Yep! Yep! I had it ordered and had to reorder it myself last nite.... issues with the DH....
Anyway! Yep! Yep! I got it off amazon... and when I get it I will post recipes and hopefully show how it can be adapted.
BUT if you want your very own copy... I searched for it Michael Thurmond and spiral bound recipe book!

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There's a Michael Thurmond recipe book out there? I'm totally interested!

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It is a Michael Thurman cookbook..... BUT - as a C person - my template and yours is:

BFast: 2 oz protein + 1/2 cup Carb + 1/2 cup fruit
Mid morning snack: 2 oz protein + 1/2 cup Carb
Lunch: 2 oz protein + 1/2 cup Carb + 1-2 cups veggies
Mid afternoon snack: 2 oz protein + 1/2 cup Carb
Dinner: 2 oz protein + 1/2 cup Carb + 1-2 cups veggies
pm snack: 1/2 cup fruit

So that's what we should be eating by.... SOOOOO I hope to put on recipes for all and show how to adapt for our individual needs..... emoticon


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What cookbook was that

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I've ordered a recipe book for the ML makeover! Looking forward to it!

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FAT BURNING DRESSING

1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt free Mrs. Dash original blend
1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper.

Mix all ingredients together

When I make mine, I double the receipe the lemon juice and the apple cider vinegar and the olive oil stayed the same 1 tbs. I use some times mince garlic and garlic pepper seasoning

Enjoy!

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Kale Chips

Use parchment paper and you have zero cleanup!

Here's the recipe:

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Remove the ribs from the kale and cut or tear into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and garlic powder, I use a MISTO it works great, hardly use any oil at all.

Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food.


TIPS:

1. DO NOT WASH KALE (unless it really is dirty. Most of the time pulling the stem off got rid of any dirt. Plus, your oven is going to off kill any bacteria, so don't freak. This is going to keep allow your kale to get crispy.

2. Reduce oven heat to 200 F, and cook the kale lower and longer. Keeps the bitterness down and allows any moisture to evaporate.

3.Sprinkle a tiny tiny bit (not even 1/2 tsp of cane sugar over the kale right before you put it in the oven. This will counteract the bitterness.

I haven't tried #3 - I like the taste with the garlic powder.

#1 is because if the leaves aren't dry or there is too much stalky part, it won't crisp as well. These are so fun to eat. They don't keep well, so you eat them in 1 day.



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RICE SALAD

3 cups cooked brown rice
5 green onions, thinly sliced
1 large tomato, diced
2 ribs celery, finely diced
1/2 cup yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 cup orange bell pepper

1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 packets Splenda
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp basil
1/8 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp rosemary
1 clove garlic, minced

Combine first 5 ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients, mixing well.

Pour dressing over rice and vegetables and mix well.

Compatible with Body Type:
Breakfast
Morning Snack
Lunch A-B-C-D-E
Afternoon Snack
Dinner A-B-C-D-E
PM Snack

This recipe contains Carb B, Veggie A Free Veggies

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FAJITA SEASONING

1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
2 tsp chili powder (nsa)
1 tsp Splenda
1 tsp Wyler's NSA Chicken Bouillion Granules

Mix well and use liberally!

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Sunny Citrus Salad Dressing
From the kitchen of Eileen VanTassel

Instant Clear Jel works well to thicken dressings and sauces that are not going to be heated. Regular Clear Jel can be used to thicken sauces, gravy and puddings that are going to be cooked.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 10 minutes
Servings: makes 1 ½ cups

1 ½ large lemons or two small ones
1 large orange
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon evaporated cane juice sugar or Stevia to taste
1 teaspoon dry mustard
½ teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon instant clear jel

Juice the lemons and orange. This should make 1 ¼ cups juice. Place in a
blender jar and add the rest of ingredients except instant clear jel. Blend briefly, and while blender is running add the instant clear jel. Dressing will thicken slightly in the refrigerator. If a thicker dressing is desired, add another teaspoon of the instant clear jel.

Hints: Instant clear jel is a modified corn starch and is used to thicken uncooked products. It is great for making salad dressings, and fresh fruit sauces. Strawberry sauce is especially good made this way. Blend a few strawberries in a blender, add a little sweetener and the instant clear jel while blender is running, then pour the sauce over sliced strawberries. The regular clear jel works for cooked items, and is better than
cornstarch as it stays smooth and silky even when chilled.

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Thanks - this sounds good and doable.

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Thank you so much Kelly! It almost makes me want to workout LOL

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From Provida:

Preworkout Pineapple Upside Down Cake -- Inside


• 3 cups oatmeal, (can grind if you want...I don't)
• 1 teaspoon nsa baking powder**
• 2 teaspoons cinnamon
• 1 cup Splenda
• 12 fresh egg whites
• 3 cups pineapple chunks
• 3 cups unsweetened applesauce
• 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Then fold the applesauce, pineapple and vanilla extract into the egg whites. With a rubber spatula, blend in the dry ingredients with the egg white mixture. Pour into a 13" x 9" pan (I use Pam, but you can use Reynold's Release Wrap or cooking parchment). Bake in the oven for 50 -60 minutes or until golden on the top. Allow to cool completely in the pan, and then remove the entire cake by lifting it out by the wrap. Slice into individual pieces and store in airtight containers the refrigerator.


(As a Preworkout Snack) Compatible with Body Type:

Breakfast A-B-C-D-E
Morning Snack A-B-C-D-E
Lunch
Afternoon Snack A-B-C-D-E
Dinner
PM Snack

(As a Preworkout Snack) This Recipe Contains: Protein A, Carb B, Fruit A, Fruit B


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From Provida:


Carrot Cake Deluxe

As written, this recipe contains 6 portions, each containing 2 oz protein, ½ cup carb and somewhere between 4-7 tablespoons of Veggie A. Because of the Veggie A, the recipe is automatically relegated to lunch or dinner only.

• 12 egg whites
• 1¼ cup Splenda
• 1 teaspoon almond extract
• 1¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
• 1½ cups oats
• 1 lb carrots peeled and pureed
• ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar,** optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and puree (very fine) carrots and set aside. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks are formed. Gradually beat in Splenda, almond extract, and pumpkin spice. Slowly mix in pureed carrots and oats until well blended. Pour into a nonstick 9x9 pan and bake for 40-45 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Cool and cut into 6 equal pieces and enjoy!.


This Recipe Contains: Protein A, Carb B, Veggie A



***I plan on trying it with zucchini, so it will be snack-friendly****


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From the Provida Website, but altered to make 12 muffins:

Ginger Bread Toasties

• 24 egg whites (you can use 12 egg whites and 12 powdered egg whites for a denser muffin; or, use only 12 egg whites and substitute an extra protein)
• 3 cups oatmeal ground into flour using blender or food processor
• ½ cup Splenda for baking
• 2 tablespoons Sugar Twin Brown Sugar Substitute, optional (I didn't use)
• ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
• 1.5 tablespoon ground ginger
• 1.5 tablespoon ground cinnamon
• 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a muffin tin Pam** and wipe with a paper towel to remove any excess. (Or if you have the 4" muffin top tins, you can bake these in them if they will hold ¼ cup of batter.) (BMOS Note: Since the use of cooking spray is discouraged, you may wish to use nonstick bakeware, muffin liners or cooking parchment to combat sticking issues.)

Separate egg whites into a large mixing bowl. Beat until light and frothy with a whisk. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until well mixed. These come out real spicy. You can adjust the amounts of spices to your taste. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup and scoop out ¼ cup into each muffin well (or you can use a loaf pan, ramekins, etc.). Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until done and beginning to brown around the edges. I did 15 minutes and they were perfect.

Watch closely the first time. Let cool a few minutes, then turn out, using a fork to loosen along the edges if needed. Once cooled, these can be frozen in individual baggies. To reheat, just pop in the toaster. If frozen, I usually let them thaw overnight and then push the toaster button down twice to get them hot all the way through.

This will make 12 muffins, each containing a protein and carb serving.

Compatible with Body Type:
Breakfast A-C-D-E
Morning Snack C-E
Lunch A-B-C-D-E
Afternoon Snack B-C-D
Dinner A-B-C-D-E
PM Snack

This Recipe Contains: Protein A, Carb B


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Hey Kelly, yes post them!!!

Keep Your Eyes On the Prize--Phil 3:19

"I make it a rule never to eat off-plan when I am sleeping." LA

"Losing weight is easy. I have done it hundreds of times." LA

"Wallow in self-pity and condemnation or dust yourself off and carry on. Either way, the choice is your own." LA

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Since I'm a baked goods lover, I have been playing with my recipes. I found one for gingerbread muffins and one for pineapple cake. Both are on the Provida website and are delicious!! The gingerbread ones are a nice change from my cinnamon ones. They taste like gingerbread cookies, but are healthy!

If you want the recipes, let me know and I can post/PM them!

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I tried the Turkey Breakfast Sausage off the 6WBM website today, and let me tell you... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!! Yummy! And a nice change after a couple days of egg whites. Very quick recipe, easy to make, and delicious!

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This makes 6 servings, so I put it in a 9x13 and just cut it down the middle and into thirds. Then I box up each and put it in the fridge, 30-45 seconds in the microwave and its ready to go.

I had a piece this morning, before my workout. Let me tell you, this is the best banana cake/bread I've ever had. You will have absolutely no idea that it is MT friendly. So amazing! I will be making it every week! The berries make it so great, but I'm sure you could use raspberries, strawberries, apples, or any fruit you'd like. And play with the extracts.

If you cut it into 6 pieces:
2 oz protein A
1 c carb A
0.5 c fruit A
0.5 c fruit B

Half that for if you cut it into 12 pieces

Each sixth of the pan is about 350 calories, if you count. I made a SP recipe you can add to your tracker if you'd like.

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OH THANK YOU THANK YOU KELLY
I intend to make this in the morning. YIPEE, new recipe!
How do you divide it up / how much per serving?

Edited by: IZONPRIZE at: 6/30/2011 (23:28)
Keep Your Eyes On the Prize--Phil 3:19

"I make it a rule never to eat off-plan when I am sleeping." LA

"Losing weight is easy. I have done it hundreds of times." LA

"Wallow in self-pity and condemnation or dust yourself off and carry on. Either way, the choice is your own." LA

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Preworkout Banana Berry Cake (from Provida website)

I made it on SP: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-deta
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3 c mashed bananas
1 c applesauce
3 c oats
12 egg whites
0.75 c splenda/xylitol
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp baking powder
2 c berries

Mix all except berries. Then fold in berries. Bake in a 9x13 or bunt pan at 350 for 60 minutes.

If you count calories, its about 350. But its delicious and fits in the MT plan. A half piece can be breakfast for type C, just add 1 oz protein on the side.

Enjoy!

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CHILI AND RICE

4 PKGS Jenny O’s Ground Turkey BREAST
4 medium minced onions
1/3-1/2 cup minced garlic or 2 whole cloves of garlic minced
5 Bell Peppers - I used 2 Red, 1 Orange, 1, Yellow, 1 Green Bell Pepper
2 Large cartons sliced white mushrooms, minced & steamed 6 minutes in microwave
3 Large Cans No Salt Added Tomato Paste (H.E.B. brand doesn’t say NSA but it is, read labels)
2 Large Cans NSA Diced Tomatoes
2 Cans Chopped Green Chilis (has some sodium but minor to recipe)
2 large cans Allen's Seasoned Pinto Beans with Vidalia Onions (These two cans have 740 mg sodium, so use this only when close to goal weight or on maintenance)


Brown and cook above ingredients

Add 2 small jars of McCormicks Chili powder (about 5 oz) or to taste
2 T. Oregano
2 T. Cumin
2 T. Black Pepper
2 T. Cajun Spices (see separate recipe below)
Enough Water to make chili like consistency as desired. I add about 1-2 Cups of H2O

Cool and put into 2 oz Protein Servings. Men can have 3-4 oz.
I contain 2 oz servings and give double to husband if he is really hungry that meal.
You can have less oz per serving but not more than they recommend. I use the ziplock 1/2 cup containers to store in freezer. Freezer bags are ok. You can serve this over Rice or baked potatoes or you can make Shepherd’s Pies from this, layering 2-4 oz of mashed potatoes (made with water only and seasoning), NSA Green Beans, Carrots, layer of chili (2-4 oz), topped with 2-4 oz mashed potatoes. Small serving sizes for women, large serving size for men. Some men prefer the smaller serving size so it is sometimes more logical to package them all up for the 2 oz protein serving and men can have up to two servings.

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Hi Every one

I have a receipe that I will like to share with all A type as I usually make this on the week ends just to break up my normal routine and I like it.

Breakfast Smoothie for Type A
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From member christamccoy I used to have a bunch of smoothie recipes that included cooked oatmeal, so I modified one of those and incorporated some of the smoothie recipes to come up with this very satisfying, albeit weird-sounding, recipe that is a suitable breakfast for Body Type A.


◦½ cup cooked oatmeal, cooled

◦1-2 drops vanilla extract

◦1-2 drops almond extract

◦8 oz Sunrise Classic Orange Crystal Light, prepared

◦7 ice cubes

◦4 tablespoons pasteurized egg whites (equivalent of 2 egg whites)
In blender or Magic Bullet, combine all ingredients, except egg whites, to desired consistency. Add egg whites last, to cut down on froth, and blend to incorporate.


Compatible with Body Type:
Breakfast A-C-D-E
Morning Snack C-E
Lunch A-B-C-D-E
Afternoon Snack B-C-D
Dinner A-B-C-D-E
PM Snack

This Recipe Contains: Protein A, Carb B




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Body type A or really any of them

Fish Dish

2-3 oz precooked fish...(left over fish)
2-3 Roma tomatoes
0.5 cup of precooked potatoes (cut into small cubes)
little celery
little chopped red bell pepper
little onion...can use onion flakes
black pepper

Warm all together on stove until the tomatoes break from skins

I really enjoyed this. Don't know if I was just hungry, but it was yummy.
Makes a nice large portion, but free to eat it all.

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I made this and it was so good I ate it for breakfast the next day.
We will call it Stuffed Cabbage Unrolled
I put this in the crock pot, but can be cooked on top of stove. Just cook it as long or short as you wish.

1 pound ground white turkey
3 Roma tomatoes medium
1 onion
3 stalks celery chopped rather fine
1 bell pepper chopped
Mrs. Dash
clove garlic minced
sprig of fresh basil or dried
black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper....this is important
1 cp cooked rice...may add more...this was all I had.
2 cp cooked cabbage

cook the ground turkey first with the onion, bell pepper, celery. Add all the other
spices at this time. When ready, add the cooked rice, tomatoes chopped up...unpeeled is fine,
and the cabbage.
Put cover on and let it go til you want it.

As far as servings, the rice is 4 and not sure how the turkey cooks out. The rest does
not count.


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Cajun Spices
(not sure who to give credit to for recipe)

4tbsp paprika
2tbsp garlic powder
2tbsp coriander
1/2 tsp fenugreek
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2tbsp onion powder
1tbsp cumin
1tbsp thyme
1/2 tsp fennel
1/2 pepper

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I make this at least once a week: Enjoy

Gazpacho:

1/2 cup diced tomato
1/2 cup fresh tomato juice (no salt added) or make your own by blending 1/2 cup tomato's
1cup diced cucumber,
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced bell pepper
Rice vinegar
Fresh lemon juice
1-2 garlic cloves minced (to taste)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro to taste (I love a lot)
1/8 cup Chopped Fresh dill or basil (or use 1/4 tsp of dried it won't change flavor much)
optional (finely chopped fresh Jalapeños to taste)


Mix tomatoes,cucumber,onion, garlic and bell pepper. Pour in tomato juice then add in 2 tbsp of vinegar, lemon juice, fresh cilantro, dill or basil and toss. Toss in jalapenos if desired. Chill and enjoy.

Note-
Some may like to quickly blend all ingredients in a blender to make a chunky chilled soup. I prefer mine very chunky and fresh, so I use salt free tomato juice for the "broth" and throw in the other chopped and dry ingredients then chill. Takes more time to eat and you can really taste the different ingredients. Hope you'll try this. It's really delicious. If you've been very good on your diet you can add a tablespoon of 0 fat greek yogurt and eat a bit with each spoonful. Yummmm!

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Carolyn: I searched for some info on body type "B" wow...that's a tough plan.
I did post a breakfast crepe that you might like to try and 'B" types can use it for breakfast and mmsnack. Other types are listed at the bottom for anyone who wants to try it.
I'm going to try it tomorrow before I go to clients home.



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B Compatible for Breakfast!

Fruit Stuffed Egg Crepe
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o 2 egg whites
o 2 teaspoons Truvia or other SF Sugar Substitute (to taste)
o 1/4 teaspoon vanilla or cinnamon
o cooking spray **
o 1/2 cup banana or strawberries

Mix the first 3 ingredients well. Heat up non-stick pan and then coat it with cooking spray**. Spread and remove excess cooking spray with napkin. Add egg mixture in pan and spread it like pancake. Flip and cook. It should be mottled light brown when cooked (I used a microwave omelet dish the second time I made this. I bought it for about $4 at Kohl's)

Banana Option: Cut up banana, add Splenda and cinnamon. Microwave for 30 seconds or less. Spread banana on 1 side of egg crepe and fold.

Strawberries Option: Cut up 1/4 of strawberries, add SF sugar and microwave for 30 seconds or less. Puree remaining strawberries; add Sf sugar and microwave for 30 seconds or less. Spread cut strawberries on 1 side of egg crepe and fold. Pour strawberry puree on top of egg crepe.
** ingredient is not recommended for use during the reduction phase of program. See "General Food and Cooking" FAQ for more detail.

(With Banana) Compatible with Body Type:
Breakfast B-C-E
Morning Snack B
Lunch
Afternoon Snack A
Dinner A
PM Snack A-D-E

(With Banana) This Recipe Contains: Protein A, Fruit B

(With Strawberries or raspberries) Compatible with Body Type:
Breakfast B-C-E
Morning Snack A-B-D
Lunch
Afternoon Snack A-E
Dinner


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Yum yum yum!!!!! Thanks I will try it!
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I'm glad your enjoying some of the recipes. I've been experimenting with recipes on line and making them fit the MT plan. Check this out!

Easy French Toast:

Ingredients: 1 apple, 2 egg whites, drop or two of vanilla, pinch of cinnamon & SF sweetner.

How to make:
Slice apple very thinly,"sauté" in PAM or non stick pan w/a little water, until apple is soft.

Beat the egg whites with a touch of vanilla, cinnamon and Truvia (Stevia)

Pour egg mixture over the hot apple and let set. Flip and set…Serve with a drizzle of
SF 0 cal syrup or use the brown sugar recipe below.
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Custard like…and SO GOOD.
Tastes like French toast without the bread.

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Jan, thanks for the brown sugar recipe. I have some xylitol maple syrup in my fridge just waiting to become brown sugar LOL. Now, I know I have to be careful my pups don't eat a cookie! Don't worry--they won't get past me! emoticon I eat them too fast! emoticon Your Cocoa Meringues are going to be in my tummy tomorrow if my weight is still going down! emoticon emoticon

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"Losing weight is easy. I have done it hundreds of times." LA

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Here's an MT cookie that won't derail! SFand virtally fat free (1gram in the cocoa powder)

Coco Meringues

Ingredients:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup truvia or 12 packets artificial sweetener
1 Tablespoon cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or try mint, orange, etc)

Preheat oven to 225 degrees F. Combine cocoa and sweetener and press through a sifter or fine net strainer, set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In large mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Add vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold in Cocoa/sweetener mixture just until evenly blended. Drop by tablespoons onto the baking sheet.
Bake until cookies are crisp and dry, about 1 hour. Then shut the oven off and leave them in there for another 10 minutes before removing them.
Enjoy!


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Thanks to both of you! I think I can handle this recipe - cuz' I add applesauce and raisins to my oatmeal so I may give it a whirl - once I'm sure it won't derail me :) I AM on the 9's right now!!!

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Jan, I thought I had all the ingredients on hand for your Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, but I was emoticon mistaken. I will gather them later this week and bake yours. For now, I am improvising with what is on hand here. They actually are very good! They are kind of a cake-like cookie. This is what I used:

Leeanna's Oatmeal Apple-Banana POP Cookies

1 Cup Pamela's Wheat-free, Gluten-free flour (Made from rice--
The baking powder and baking soda are in the mix)
1 1/2 C. Rolled Oats
1/2 C. Powdered Sweet Smart Xylitol (birch sugar)
1/3 C. Egg Whites (2 Large Egg Whites)
1/2 C. Mashed, Ripe Banana
1/2 C. Baked Apple (1/2 Large Apple baked with 1/2 teaspoon xylitol & cinnamon)
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Cocoa Chili Blend Seasoning

Mix well with wooden spoon. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet sprayed lightly with Smart Balance Omega Cooking Spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Makes 24 cookies.

Each Cookie contains: 54 Calories, less than 1 gr. fat, 56 mg sodium
Each Serving (4 cookies) 1/4 cup Oatmeal per serving:
216 Calories, less than 2.25 gr. fat, 224 mg sodium

**If you are on maintenance and like "chocolate chips" you can buy xylitol dark chocolate bars online from globalsweet.com which you can chop up 1/2 bar for each batch of cookies. There are only 105 cal., 6 g fat, and 5 mg of sodium to a 1/2 bar. Adding the chips would add about 35 cal, 1/2 g. fat, 0 sodium per 4 cookies (one serving).

***I was out of bananas tonight and made a batch with double baked apples, which i mashed up, instead of the bananas. I also added the global sweet brand "chocolate chips" for my DH. They turned out nice. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved them and they were way more healthy than the usual chocolate chip cookies she loves!!!


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This is the batch recipe for Oatmeal Raisin Cookies of course you can omit the raisins for a more MT POP cookie. MT friendly - use chopped unsulfered dried apple as raisin substitute.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Ingredients
• 1 cup oat flour
• 1/4 tsp baking soda
• 1/4 tsp baking powder
• 1 1/2 cups coaches oats or rolled oats
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp nutmeg
• 1/4 cup brown sugar (sugar free if possible)
• 1/4 cup SF white sugar (All natural Stevia like Truvia)
• 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
• 3/4 cup applesauce
• 1 tsp real vanilla extract (I use bourbon vanilla but tahitian or reg will work too)
• 1 cup raisins or cranberries

(I use applesauce for the binder but some like to use 1/2 butter and 1/2 applesauce or you can use baby food strained apples. Also if you don't use the baking soda because of the salt-use double baking powder (1/2 tsp). They might not rise as high but still just as good really, I've done them both ways and for guest l use the baking soda so they look nice.)

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 F. mix together oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir in rolled oats. In a separate container, mix all other ingredients, sugars, applesauce, egg whites (a little at a time) and then the vanilla. Add this mixture to the other dry ingredients, mixing well. Drop teaspoon-sized balls of batter onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned.

They will be best after cooling and refrigerating and the flavors have time to blend before serving.

Let me know what you think. They are closest to an on plan cookie I have been able to make.

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Sugar Free Brown Sugar

1 cup artificial sweetener* (I use stevia but any that you like will work)
1/4 cup sugar-free/calorie free maple syrup (walden farms) or (smuckers makes a 20cal one)
Mix ingredients well.

Replaces 1 cup of regular brown sugar to be used when baking. Refrigerate any left over for your morning oatmeal.

*Use the type of sweetener that measures 1 cup to 1 cup of granulated sugar.


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Tink I'm going to make your Pico De Gallo this weekend. I'll let you know how it goes! I usually buy mine so this is a treat. It looks MT friendly and the heat of the jalapeño is good for the metabolism.

Here is my recipe for the morning oatmeal cookie:
To make it truly MT friendly it would be without the raisins but you can use chopped unsulfered dried apple as a substitue. Tink look all the way to the end of recipe to find a Vegan egg white substitue for the recipe.

Makes one!

Here’s what to do:
Combine the follow ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl:
• 1/4 cup oats (I use coaches oats)
• 1/8 cup liquid egg whites
• 2 tsp SF brown sugar
• 2 tsp oat meal flour
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp baking powder
• 1 tbsp cranberries or raisins
• Cinnamon to taste
Scrape batter off the sides of the bowl and flatten into a cookie shape.
Cook in microwave for 45 seconds.
Allow to cool and enjoy!
It satisfies my cookie cravings cranberries! Make a batch by multiplying
everything by 12. Freeze for a quick on the go meal.


Tink!!! Here is an easy egg white substitute to use for the cookie!
Vegan Egg White:
• 1 tsp chia flour (or 1 tsp ground flax or 1 tsp chia seeds you’ll ground yourself)
• 1/8th cup water

Directions: Mix water and chia together in a small bowl. Set aside for 2 minutes and whisk again for 20 seconds. The egg white consistency will form before your eyes! Note this recipe is the equivalent of replacing 2 egg whites.


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Tink's Pico De Gallo
*I usually add pickled jalapenos (the ones we use for nachos) but I don't believe it's too plan friendly, but I had it while I was on the 6WBMO...what worked for me, might not work for others so please use discretion.

You can also play around with the ingredients, to your preference, this just what I do to make it.

1 large tomato or 2 smalls ones
1/2 a cup of finely chopped and diced cabbage
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp of cumin
1 seeded and chopped jalapeno (optional)
juice of 1/2 a lime
chopped red onion (as much as you prefer)
finely chopped cilantro (as much as you prefer)
pinch of pepper

chop and dice tomatoes, remove seeds if you desire...add all ingredients together and incorporate well. I like to smash the tomatoes a bit to help them release their juices.
Put it a tupperware container, let sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavors marry.


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JAN, thank you for sharing these recipes! I am definitely going to make these on maintenance. I am very excited about this recipe for quiche as my DH LOVES them. I am wondering if it would change the flavor to add unsweetened applesauce instead of the EVOO??? Hummmm. Thank you again!!!

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Vegan Spinach Mushroom Quiche 3 ways

(I don't make my own crust, I purchase deep dish frozen and pre-bake them)
or don't use crust for crustless, just be sure you put the crustless quiche in a shallow water bath while baking so the bottom doesn't burn while baking)

RecipeFor the crust: If you want to make it...
1/2 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole spelt flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly milled black pepper
1/3 cup unflavored soy milk or water
1/3 cup light sesame oil or pure olive oil plus more for brushing the pan


THE FILLING:
7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup finely diced onion
10 ounces white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons dry white wine or water
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
3 garlic cloves, slice crosswise into 1/8-inch rounds
10 to 12 fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
Pinch hot red pepper flakes
1 pound firm tofu, rinsed and patted dry
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 pounds fresh spinach
Paprika for dusting

1. Preheat the oven to 350.

2. MAKE THE CRUST,or bake your pre-made deep dish.
Spread the oats and sesame seeds on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 8 minutes.
3. Transfer the toasted oats and sesame seeds to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper, and process until the oats are finely ground.
4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy milk and oil. Using a wooden spoon, mix in the dry ingredients to form a dough.
5. Lightly brush a 9-inch or 10-inch tart pan with oil. Put the dough in the tart pan. Place a piece of plastic wrap on the dough and press down evenly, making sure to fill in the fluted sides of the pan. Trim the tart of any excess dough and refrigerate while you make the filling.

6. TO MAKE THE FILLING, in a wide saute pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and mushroom, raise the heat to high, and saute for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring and shaking the pan until the vegetables are caramelized. Add the wine and scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and continue to cook until dry. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the vegetables into a mixing bowl and set aside.
7. In a small saucepan over medium heat, warm the remaining 5 tablespoons of oil. Add the garlic, basil, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Simmer gently for 3 to 4 minutes or until the garlic is golden. Do not let the garlic brown or it will become bitter. With a rubber spatula, scrape the garlic oil into the bowl of a food processor.
8. Crumble the tofu into the bowl of the food processor. Add the lemon juice, vinegar, and remaining 1 teaspoon of salt and puree until smooth. With a rubber spatula, scrape the puree into the mushroom-onion mixture.
9. Remove and discard the tough stems of the spinach. Wash the leaves in a large bowl with several changes of cold water. Transfer the spinach to a pot and cooke, covered, over high heat for several minutes, just until wilted. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold water to arrest the cooking. Drain well and squeeze dry. Transfer the spinach to a cutting board and chop fine. Add the spinach to the rest of the filling and stir well to combine.
10. Fill the tart shell with the tofu and vegetable mixture and smooth the top with the back of a spoon. Dust with Paprika. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes,until firm.
11.Let the tart cool for 8 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings

From: Peter Berley's The Modern Vegetarian, Regan Books (October 1, 2000) -


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For my friend Pehgee:
From the kitchen of Rocco DiSpirito---Recipe Summary

MT friendly? Probably not... but better than those emoticon Coookieees!Diet friendly,

NOW YOU CAN EAT THIS BROWNIE!
Diabetic friendly Brownies only 53 calories /
1.6grams of fat/0sugar/Protein:4g/Fiber3g/Carbohydrate
s: 8g/Cholesterol: 4mg
Servings: Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: 1-30 min

Main Ingredients: black beans, cocoa powder, espresso powder (0 cal) sugar substitute.

"Yes, you are reading the ingredients list correctly: there are black beans in these brownies. You really have to taste the brownies to believe them. The beans add moisture and texture—not to mention fiber and protein. These brownies have such a great fudgy texture because the cocoa powder with just a little espresso powder and the only dry ingredients (besides a bit of Truvia). -Rocco DiSpirito, from his book "Now Eat This!"

Ingredients:
Nonstick cooking spray
1½ cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon espresso powder
¾ cup egg substitute
2 tablespoons low-calorie sugar-free chocolate syrup, such as Walden Farms
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream, such as Breakstone's
1 tablespoon REAL unsalted butter, melted
24 packets (84 g) Truvia or 8 tablespoons granulated Splenda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray an 8×8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Combine the beans, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and egg substitute in the bowl of a food processor. Process until the mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes, scraping down the bowl halfway through.

Add the chocolate syrup, sour cream, butter, Truvia, and vanilla. Process until all of the ingredients are combined, about 1 minute.

Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 28 to 30 minutes, turning the dish halfway through the baking time. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out with soft batter clinging to it.

Let the brownies cool completely in the baking dish on a wire rack. Then cut into 12 squares and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers because their even better the next day.

Diet friendly, Diabetic friendly Brownies only 53 calories /
1.6grams of fat/0sugar/Protein:4g/Fiber3g/Carbohydrate
s: 8g/Cholesterol: 4mg
NOW YOU CAN EAT THIS BROWNIE!
(2) Brownies 106 calories/ 3.2 grams fat/0 sugar/6g fiber/8g protein/18 carbs

Regular:
(2) Regular brownies 650 calories 32g of fat/37g of sugar/92 carbs/cholesterol 158mg

(2) choco chip cookies=492 calories/28g fat/18g sugar/68g carbs/2g fiber/cholesterol 54g






Edited by: ABBYGAL at: 4/5/2011 (17:17)
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Made your curried cauliflower, Heather. Very similar to my Morrocan chicken so I made it in the Tagine. I REALLY wanted to add chickpeas though. LOL.

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Thanks Bluewater, I've just defrosted some ground turkey, so I think I'll make this tomorrow.


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5 Alarm Chili

1 pound lean ground beef, chicken, or turkey breast
1 onion chopped
1 glove garlic, minced
1 green pepper, seed and chopped
14 oz pinto beans, drained
28 oz diced tomatoes ( sodium free)
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Brown ground beef in non stick dutch over or large pot along with onion, garlic and green pepper over medium heat until beef is fully cooked. Drain off any excess oil.

Add spices and beans. stir together for 1 minute.

Add tomaatoes and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer on low for 10 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.,

Edited by: BLUEWATER71 at: 3/29/2011 (12:49)

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Hi Rissa, its nice and tassty and thus, you feel like you had a good meal.

Thanks for the info on garbanzo beans, LA.

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