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LITTLEMISS9889 Posts: 65
5/6/11 11:12 P
this is my own recipe, its super low 9.3 mg of cholesterol and seems so creamy and cheesy with large portion size and high protein 18 grams!

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
4/28/11 9:31 A

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
4/22/11 4:26 P

Fiesta Chicken Pizza

Chewy pizza crust topped with tender strips of chicken breast and taco mix meet their match in this heart pizza dish. Topped with four-cheese Mexican blend and thick and chunky salsa this pizza
will please your crowd.

Preparation time: 12 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
1 (12-in.) pizza crust
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package (1.25-oz.) ORTEGA Taco Seasoning Mix - Regular
1 tablespoon water
1 cup ORTEGA Salsa - Thick & Chunky (Medium)
1 1/2 cups 4 cheese Mexican blend or nacho and taco blend shredded cheese


Toppings: sliced black olives, green onions, green bell pepper, radishes, red onion Sour cream(optional) ORTEGA® Thick & Smooth Taco Sauce (optional)

PREHEAT oven. (See pizza crust package directions.)

HEAT vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add seasoning mix and water; mix well.

SPREAD salsa over crust. Top with chicken mixture, cheese and vegetable toppings.

BAKE according to pizza crust package directions or until crust is crisp and cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and a drizzle of taco sauce before serving.

Serving Size: 8

Nutrition Information for Fiesta Chicken Pizza

Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe, Servings per Recipe: 8

Amount per serving: Calories 298, Calories from Fat 99, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 4.7 g, Cholesterol 32 mg, Sodium 1017 mg, Carbohydrates 31.6 g, Dietary Fiber 1.3 g, Sugars 3 g, Protein 18.6 g, Vitamin A 0 % DV, Vitamin C 0 % DV, Calcium 19 % DV, Iron 20 % DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
4/22/11 4:22 P

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak Supper
Throw together round steak, potatoes, carrots, onions and tomatoes before you go to work. It'll be ready to enjoy when you get home.

Prep: 15 min Cook: 8 hr
(Total time will vary with appliance and setting.)

1 1/2 pounds beef boneless round steak
1/2 teaspoon peppered seasoned salt
6 to 8 new potatoes, cut into fourths
1 1/2 cups baby-cut carrots
1 medium onion, sliced
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano, undrained
1 jar (12 ounces) beef gravy
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

1. Cut beef into 6 serving pieces. Spray 12-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with seasoned salt. Cook in skillet 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until brown.

2. Layer potatoes, carrots, beef and onion in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. Mix tomatoes and gravy; spoon over mixture in slow cooker.

3. Cover and cook on low heat setting 7 to 8 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Info Per 1 Serving: Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 45); Fat 5g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 680mg; Potassium 780mg; Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 3g); Protein 27g

Diet Exchanges: 1 Starch; 3 Very Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable

ASK4JJG Posts: 1,795
4/22/11 4:18 P

Pork Chop Casserole
(makes 4 servings)

olive oil cooking spray
1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 large cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup finely minced celery plus some leaves
1/3 cup unseasoned bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoons crushed dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon crushed dried sage
4 center-cut boneless pork chops, cut about 3/4-inch thick
Salt (optional)
Freshly ground pepper
Dijon mustard, to taste
8 tiny new potatoes, about 4 ounces total, scrubbed and cut in half

1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a shallow 3-quart casserole with cooking spray. Separate the onion into separate rings and place in the casserole.

2.Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet cooking spray and set over medium heat. Add the garlic and celery, and sauté, stirring constantly, until vegetables are wilted, about 5 minutes. Stir in the breadcrumbs, thyme, and sage. Remove from heat.

3.Trim all fat from pork chops. Season with salt (if using) and pepper to taste. Place the chops on top of the onions. Lightly spread with Dijon mustard and
press the breadcrumb mixture onto the top of each chop. Surround with the potatoes. Lightly coat the chops and potatoes with the cooking spray.

4.Bake, uncovered until pork is done, about 40 to 45 minutes. Serve immediately.

Per serving:
307 calories (38% calories from fat), 23 g protein, 13 g total fat (4.6 g saturated fat), 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g dietary fiber, 66 mg cholesterol, 476 mg sodium, 360 mg potassium

Diabetic exchanges:
3 lean meat, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1/2 vegetable)

60SIXTY Posts: 25,074
4/16/11 10:56 A

He needs to be motivated. Or he might want to take over the cooking.
Avoid cheese.
Choose one day a week to cook a favorite of his.
Perhaps pizza once a month. We eat out once a week, and DH can order deep fried anything.
Unfortunately, he has a cholesterol of 136, although he is obese. I have one that is about 220.

You might start a spark program just for him.
Sometimes it is the portions that are key. You don't have to eliminate all cholesterol. Our bodies need some.
Keep an eye on snack foods. They may be just as evil as pizza.

Other helps:
Sunshine - the body uses sunshine combined with cholesterol to make Vitamin D.
Exercise - Ask him to take "romantic" walks with you. Make him feel he is doing it for you as much as for himself. Walk or some kind of exercise 30" a day.

ANIKAJAC SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (19,915)
Posts: 2,615
4/15/11 2:05 P

Not sure if he would go for pork loin instead that is pretty lean - you can put that in a crock pot with bbq sauce and onions and slow cook it comes out nice and soft maybe serve with a baked side sweet potato and side salad?

make homemade pizza with whole wheat pizza dough - lots of veggies and maybe some turkey pepperoni my honey didnt even realize that the pepperoni was turkey

maybe try to use ground chicken or turkey (half of ground chicken or turkey and half lean ground beef to get him used to it) make up so burgers on grill season how he would enjoy it (next time add more ground chicken or turkey)

lean cuts of red meat in smaller portions - sirloin or flank steak maybe

you can do veggie kabobs on grill season with olive oil and salt and pepper

try to keep the country seasonings or "hubby likes" type of seasonings and just lighten up the type of cuts of meat etc. Also try to introduce healthier alternatives without his knowledge.

JDPARTON SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (185)
Posts: 4
4/15/11 9:40 A

I need help finding Low cholestrol meals for my hubby. He loves pork, red meat, white bread, pizza, .......everything he is not supposed to have. Country foods. Anyone have any ideas?

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