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    Sausage and Bean Stew (Crock Pot)

    Sausage and Bean Stew (Crock Pot)

    What a great appetizer or lunch. The sausage, beans and garlic make a perfect stew. Served with cheese toast, this makes a great dish to serve to guests. Even with the bread, this dish comes in under 400 calories !! 6 servings 350 calories per serving 2 t oil 3 ...

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    Hamburger Soup (Crock Pot)

    Hamburger Soup (Crock Pot)

    This is so tasty – it’s something I have made many times and everyone who eats it is always delighted with the great heartiness and warmth. Beings this is a crock pot recipe, you can start this one before work, come home, drop in the noodles and in ...

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    Chinese Pulled Pork

    Chinese Pulled Pork (Crock Pot)

    This recipe was really interesting. Usually when you think of pulled pork, you expect a spicy Southwest flavor. But this one has an awesome Chinese sauce that is mellow and mild and is perfect with pulled pork. 8 servings 227 calories per serving 1/4 c soy sauce 1/4 c ...

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    I'm so very pleased to announce the 400 Calorie or Less App and eBooks ! The eBooks are now available for the Nook and the Kindle. There are 4 eBooks and they each host 40+ recipes to help you lose weight while eating the foods you love and ...

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    Easy Pork Carnitas

    Easy Pork Carnitas

    This is another great authentic recipe that cooks all day in the crock pot - it turns out a fantastically tender and juicy meat that is easily shredded and tastes great with a bit of lime and avocado. 4 servings 208 calories per serving 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground ...

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    Black Bean Chili (Crock Pot)

    Black Bean Chili (Crock Pot)

    This is one of the most awesome chili recipes I have ever made ! The depth of flavor was amazing. This is a truly authentic, rich, aromatic and spicy chili that is just plain PERFECT. Don’t forget the squirt of lime just before serving – it actually ...

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    Chicken Tortellini Stew (Crock Pot)

    Chicken Tortellini Stew (Crock Pot)

    This is a soupy stew or a thick soup :) Whatever it is, it's absolutely delicious. The sweet fennel adds just the little something different that makes this meal one of a kind. 6 servings 380 calories per serving 2 carrots, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast cut ...

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    Lasagna (Crock Pot)

    Lasagna (Crock Pot)

    Even traditional lasagna lovers like this one - and it is nice and easy to do. Start it at lunch time and have dinner ready 4 hours later. Take a look at my video below for instructions on how to layer it in your crock. 8 servings 275 calories per ...

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    January 29th, 2011adminDessert, Kid Friendly

    You won’t even miss the frosting when you make this awesome raspberry sauce – the extra flair is a nice touch to add to a holiday table.

    Chocolate Raspberry Cake

    Chocolate Raspberry Cake

    8 servings
    210 calories per serving

    Cake:
    9 oz. package devil’s food cake mix
    1/3 c light sour cream
    ¼ c water
    ¼ c Egg Beaters
    2 t powdered sugar

    Pan prep:
    Pam
    1 T flour

    Sauce:
    10 oz. frozen raspberries in syrup, thawed
    3 T sugar
    1 t cornstarch
    ¼ t vanilla extract

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 inch round cake pan with Pam and then lightly flour it. (INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO) Combine all cake ingredients except the powdered sugar and beat 2 minutes at medium speed then spread into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly pressed. Cool ½ hour and then invert onto a plate and sprinkle with sugar. In a blender puree berries until smooth and strain out the seeds by pushing the puree through a sieve. Combine puree, sugar and starch in a saucepan and cook on low heat until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve warm sauce over cake. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

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    January 28th, 2011adminDinner, Kid Friendly, turkey

    A turkey roasting in the oven makes me happy :) Don’t save it just for holidays ! Roast a small turkey for dinner and there are tons of recipes you can make with the leftover meat. Roasting is easy and at only 153 calories for 4 ounces, it’s a great meal choice.

    Roast Turkey

    Roast Turkey

    1 serving (4 ounces meat, no skin)
    153 calories per serving

    1 turkey
    1 onion
    1 t oil
    salt and pepper to taste

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Clean turkey and salt and pepper the inside. Peel onion and place whole onion inside the bird. Place turkey in a roasting pan, preferably one with a bottom that keeps the turkey raised out of the cooking juices. Oil the top of the turkey and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place 1/2 c water in the bottom of the pan. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and roast approximately 20 pounds per pound. Baste with juices every hour, recover, and return to oven. During the last 15-25 minutes remove the cover to let the skin brown.

    Remove from oven and let sit 20 minutes before carving.

    One great recipe for leftover meat is Turkey Noodle Soup !

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    January 27th, 2011adminItalian, Lunch, Sandwiches

    Caprese is a style of salad made with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella – here we place it all in a sandwich and heat it up so that all the flavors intensify.

    Easy Caprese Panini

    Easy Caprese Panini

    1 serving
    329 calories per serving

    1 Arnold Sandwich Thins bun
    1 T prepared low fat pesto
    2 tomato slices
    2 oz. part skim mozzarella cheese
    3 large basil leaves
    ICBINB Spray
    Pam

    Spread pesto inside roll and add tomato, cheese and basil. Spray the outsides of the buns with a few spritizes of ICBINB spray. Spray a pan with Pam and heat to very hot. Add sandwich and grill2 minutes. Flip and grill another 2-3 minutes.

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    January 26th, 2011adminKid Friendly, Snacks

    Light on the caramel, heavy on the yummy cream cheese – - and a great dip for any fruit. I serve with apples. (1 large apple = 116 calories)

    Caramel Dip

    Caramel Dip

    12 servings
    102 calories per serving (1 serving = 2 T)

    8 oz. low fat cream cheese
    ½ c caramel ice cream topping
    ½ c marshmallow fluff

    Mix cream cheese and caramel then add marshmallow. Microwave 1 minute at 50% power, mix, then microwave in 15 second intervals until warm throughout (usually takes another 30 seconds total).

    Serve with apple slices or other fruit.

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    January 25th, 2011adminFish, Lunch, Soups

    This is an excellent soup ! Be sure to remember the lime splash just before serving – it makes a big difference in the flavor.

    Shrimp and Rice Soup

    Shrimp and Rice Soup

    4 servings
    320 calories per serving

    4 c chicken broth
    2 c water
    1 c Minute Rice
    1 T oil
    1 t minced garlic
    1/2 t red pepper flakes
    1 1/2 lb. large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
    4 lime wedges
    1 c bean sprouts (fresh or canned)
    3 T sliced scallions
    3 T chopped cilantro
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Mix broth and water in a soup pot and bring to a boil then stir in rice and bring back to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in bean sprouts and let stand 5 minutes. Heat oil and sauté garlic, onions, shrimp and pepper flakes 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Stir shrimp into soup, add salt and pepper, and garnish with cilantro. Sprinkle with lime just before serving.

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    January 24th, 2011adminchicken, Lunch, Sandwiches

    The mustard and Cajun flavoring give this sandwich a nice zing. It would taste just as good served cold, but grilled is good too !

    Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    1 serving
    250 calories per serving

    2 slices 45 calorie whole wheat bread
    1 tsp. dijon mustard
    6 slices shaved deli chicken breast, Cajun flavored
    2 slices tomato
    1 slice Fat Free Kraft Singles Cheese
    ICBINB
    Pam

    Make sandwiches. Spray skillet with Pam and heat. Spray outside of each slice of bread with 5 spritzes of ICBINB Spray. Grill 3 minutes each side.

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    January 23rd, 2011adminDessert

    You either love scones or hate them – I am a lover :) This is a great recipe that turns out a delicious fruit and nut scone. The cranberries are just sweet enough without making these too, too sweet. And the pistachios are a nice change from the typical walnuts or pecans found in baked goods.

    Cranberry Nut Scones

    Cranberry Nut Scones

    14 servings
    187 calories per serving

    3 c flour
    1 1/2 t cream of tartar
    3/4 t baking soda
    1/2 t salt
    2 T orange zest
    6 T butter
    1/3 c Splenda
    3/4 c skim milk
    1/2 c dried cranberries
    1/2 c chopped pistachios (no salt)
    Pam
    Some extra water if dough is too dry.

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with Pam. Combine flour, tartar, baking soda, salt and zest in a large bowl and cut in butter with a pastry blender ( a hand held tool available at all kitchen goods stores) or pulse in a food processor.

    Once crumbly, add Splenda and milk and stir just until moistened. Add cranberries and nuts and pat dough to a 3/4 inch thick circle on a lightly floured surface. If dough is too dry, add a few tablespoons of water but not too much – this is a very dry dough. Use a 2 1/2 round biscuit cutter to make scones (or any other shape – just adjust calories accordingly). Place on baking sheet and cook 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

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    January 21st, 2011admincrock pot, Dinner, Kid Friendly, Sides

    Wherever the recipe came from, this is now “Cheryl’s Sweet Potatoes” to me since my friend Cheryl gave me this recipe :) These are a bit on the high side for calories, so serve them with a nice light serving of fish or chicken. They are so satisfyingly good – just sweet enough without being too sweet ! You could skinny these up using less butter, Splenda brown sugar blend – - but why mess with perfection !?!?!

    Cheryl's Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

    Cheryl's Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes

    4 servings
    289 calories per serving

    2 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
    1/4 c packed dark brown sugar
    1 t cinnamon
    1/2 t nutmeg
    1/8 t salt
    2 T butter, cut into pieces
    1 t vanilla

    Combine potatoes, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and place in the crock pot. Cook on low for 7 hours or high for 4 hours. Add butter and vanilla at the end, stir gently to blend.

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    January 20th, 2011adminDinner, FiberGourmet, Italian, pasta

    Savory, cheesy, hot baked goodness ! This pasta and veggie dish has just enough spice and everything is right. The mixture of cheeses is awesome and when you add in all the veggies. This becomes a super nutritious, healthy meal.

    Italian Veggies and Pasta

    Italian Veggies and Pasta

    4 servings
    390 calories per serving

    8 oz. uncooked FiberGourmet rotini (with regular pasta, add 80 calories per serving)
    3 c diced, peeled eggplant
    1 c thinly sliced zucchini
    1 c chopped green pepper
    3 garlic cloves, minced
    ½ t garlic powder
    ½ t onion powder
    ½ t basil flakes
    ½ t oregano flakes
    Salt and pepper to taste
    14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
    8 oz. spicy tomato sauce
    4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
    2 oz. shredded gruyere cheese
    2 T grated parmesan cheese
    Pam

    Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain, cover and keep warm. In a Dutch oven or large skillet combine eggplant, zucchini, pepper, garlic, seasonings, tomato sauce and tomatoes. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cover and simmer 20 minutes. Spray a 9×13 pan with Pam and spoon in pasta then sprinkle with parm and pour over the veggie mix. Sprinkle with mozzarella and gruyere cheeses. Broil 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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    January 19th, 2011adminUncategorized

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