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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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    June 28th, 2012adminDinner, Kid Friendly, Sides, Vegetables

    You usually don’t think of cucumbers in a hot dish, but they make a perfect sautéed side, much like you would sauté zucchini.

    Sauteed Cucs

    Sauteed Cucs

    4 servings
    82 caloriess per serving

    1 medium cucumber
    1 T butter
    1/4 t salt
    Chopped parsley

    Peel cucumber, cut in half, remove seeds and slice, sprinkle with salt. Melt butter in a skillet and sauté cucs 3 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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    June 25th, 2012adminDinner, Mediterranean, Salads, Sides

    This is all the good stuff out of the salad and leaves the lettuce behind. Crisp, refreshing and a great summer salad.

    Mediterranean Salad

    Mediterranean Salad


    8 servings
    109 calories per serving

    2 large tomatoes, cut into wedges
    1 green pepper chopped coarsely
    1 red or 1 yellow pepper chopped coarsely
    1 zucchini, cut lengthwise in half, and chopped coarsely
    ½ of a small cucumber, peeled, seeded and julienned
    1/2 c fat free Italian dressing
    2 T chopped basil
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    3 low fat mozzarella sticks, sliced into small rounds

    Mix all together and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

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    June 25th, 2012adminbeef, Dinner, Mexican, Summer

    Chimichurri sauce is a great condiment – super low cal, but bursting with flavor. Served atop this already super savory steak, you can’t go wrong.

    Grilled Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

    Grilled Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce

    6 servings
    322 calories per serving

    Meat and rub:
    3 boneless beef chuck flat iron steaks, ¾ inch thick – use sirloin steaks
    1 t Kosher salt
    ½ t garlic powder
    ½ t ground cumin
    ½ t chili powder
    ½ t pepper
    ¼ t cayenne pepper

    Sauce:
    1 c cilantro leaves
    1 c flat leaf parsley
    ¼ c white vinegar
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    ½ t Kosher salt
    ½ t red pepper flakes
    ¼ c olive oil

    Place meat on a baking pan. Mix together the meat rub spices and sprinkle on both sides of the meat then rub it in and cover with plastic and chill 1 hour.

    Mix the chimichurri ingredients other than the oil in a blender or food processor then slowly add oil as mixture is blending. Heat grill and cook meat 5-6 minutes each side or until desired doneness. Serve with sauce.

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    June 23rd, 2012adminCajun, Dinner, Fish, Summer

    Make this as spicy as you like by adding more Cajun seasoning. We like it hot, hot, hot ! This one takes over every tastebud in your mouth !

    Grill Basket Cajun Shrimp

    Grill Basket Cajun Shrimp

    4 servings
    243 calories per serving

    1 lb. shrimp, peeled and cleaned
    4 c mix of sliced onion, yellow bell peppers, green bell peppers
    2 T oil
    1 T Cajun seasoning
    1 t garlic powder
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Lime wedges
    Pam

    Heat grill. Toss shrimp and 1 T oil. Mix veggies and 1 T oil and seasoning.

    Spray grill basket with Pam and heat. Add shrimp and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add veggies and cook 6 minutes or until shrimp is done. Stir in juice of one lime. Serve topped with parsley.

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    June 19th, 2012adminSalads

    The horseradish really does come through in this dressing. I can see this doing equally as well on a chilled seafood salad, but I used it on greens and it really made for a zesty, spicy salad.

    Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

    Spicy Tomato Vinaigrette

    6 servings
    129 calories per serving

    2 T tomato paste
    1 small lemon, juiced
    2 T prepared horseradish
    2 T Worcestershire sauce
    1/3 c olive oil
    ½ t salt
    ¼ t celery seed
    ¼ t sugar
    1 t or more black pepper
    Tabasco sauce, to taste

    Mix all and chill for at least an hour.

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    June 18th, 2012adminDinner, Sides, Vegetables

    By mixing the cream and the vinegar, you are almost making your own ‘sour’ cream. This is a very rich tasting dressing for the cucs and it is a nice side dish to serve with chicken or fish dishes.

    Cucs in Cream Sauce

    Cucs in Cream Sauce


    2 servings
    70 calories per serving

    2 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
    2 t salt
    2 T heavy cream
    2 t vinegar
    ¼ t salt
    1/8 t pepper

    Mix cucs with salt and let stand 1 hour in a colander. Drain and pat dry. Mix cream, vinegar, salt and pepper and add cucs. Chilll 3-4 hours.

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    June 14th, 2012adminProduct Reviews

    Bella Sun Luci produces more than just Sun Dried Tomato products. Just like their line of sun dried tomato items, their marinades that I tried had fantastic flavor. This company knows their food and they do it right !

    Marinades

    Marinades

    The marinades are only 10 calories per tablespoon – so you just can’t go wrong ! And the amount of flavor you get is phenomenal. The Carne Asada and Basque Norte marinades are great on chicken and beef alike. The Carne Asada was perfect on a thin, thin sirloin that I grilled. When done, I sliced it up and had it inside flour tortillas with some salsa and caramelized onions – OH SO GOOD !!

    Marinade

    Marinade

    Be sure to look for these products are your favorite grocer. They are definitely superior products from a company that cares about quality and value.

    Sun Dried Tomatoes

    Sun Dried Tomatoes

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    June 12th, 2012adminMexican, MUFAs

    The folks at Avocados From Mexico have just launched a new recipes section on their site “Recipes From Avocado Lovers” to give foodies who love avocados, the opportunity to upload their favorite avocado recipes, download ringtones, wallpapers and other fun items to show their avocado love and discover other fan favorite avocado recipes.



    Avocados are such a favorite of mine. As well as providing MUFAs in your diet they add soooo much flavor to any dish. Here is one of my favorite recipes – it highlights all the creamy goodness of avocados.

    Avocado Tacos

    Avocado Tacos

    Avocado Tacos

    6 servings
    290 calories per serving

    12 6 inch tortillas
    3 avocados, mashed
    1/4 t garlic salt
    ¾ c chopped cilantro
    Pepper to taste
    A few drops of Tabasco sauce
    12 tomato slices
    Lime juice

    Mix avocados, garlic, pepper, Tabasco and cilantro. Spread the mixture in each tortilla and add 2 tomato slices. Squirt with lime, fold and eat.

    Check out “Recipes From Avocado Lovers” today and get some great ideas for this perfect food !

     

    This sponsorship is brought to you by Recipes from Avocados From Mexico who we have partnered with for this promotion.

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    June 11th, 2012adminLunch, Sandwiches, turkey

    Grilled Portobello mushrooms make any sandwich a winner in my book. The turkey and cheddar are just the supporting cast here – the mushrooms are really the stars :)

    Turkey Sandwich Deluxe

    Turkey Sandwich Deluxe

    1 serving
    365 calories per serving

    1 T low fat mayo mixed with ¼ t minced horseradish
    1 small club roll
    1 slice cheddar cheese
    6 slices lean and thin deli turkey breast (Oscar Mayer has great lean deli meats pre-packaged and ready to go)
    1/2 c sliced grilled portobello mushrooms

    Spread mayo mix on buns. Fill up the sandwich and enjoy !

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    June 7th, 2012adminAsian, Dinner, pork

    Very orangey – very authentic – very, very good !


    Orange Pork and Broccoli

    Orange Pork and Broccoli


    4 servings
    314 calories per serving


    3/4 lb. pork loin cut into thin strips
    2 T red wine or beef broth
    1 T soy sauce
    1 T cornstarch
    3/4 t salt
    1/4 t black pepper
    1 T dark sesame oil
    2 c broccoli florets
    1 orange bell pepper, cut into strips
    1 1/2 t grated peeled fresh ginger
    1/4 c orange juice
    1/4 c hoisin sauce (available in the Asian section at your food market)
    2 T honey
    2 c hot cooked brown rice

    Mix pork, wine, soy, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Set aside. Heat the oil in a skillet on high heat. Add broccoli and pepper and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the pork and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the finer and cook 1 minute longer. Add the juice, hoisin sauce and honey and cook until pork is done and sauce is thickened some, about 3 minutes. Serve with the hot cooked rice on the side.

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