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Rice and Veggies – Very Cheesy !

Another great dish where your veggies and your starch are all together in one place. This whips up quickly and is a great side to chicken and fish dishes.

6 servings
226 calories per serving

2 c hot cooked rice
¾ c shredded low fat cheddar cheese
½ c egg beaters
¾ t garlic salt

10 oz. package frozen broccoli florets, thawed
4 oz. chopped mushrooms
½ c chopped green bell pepper
½ medium onion, chopped
1 c egg beaters
½ c skim milk
½ t onion salt
½ t pepper
½ t salt
4 oz. shredded low fat cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the first 4 ingredients and press into the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish sprayed with Pam. Steam the broccoli, mushrooms, bell pepper and onion for 5 minutes. Mix egg, milk, onion salt and pepper and stir into the veggies and pour it all over the rice crust. Sprinkle with cheese and bake 25-30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.

Grilled Cheesesteak Sandwich

Try serving with some celery and carrot stix on the side. If you use 45 calorie per slice bread, you can really BEEF up on the beef 😉


1 serving
320 calories per serving

6 slices shaved and lean deli roast beef
2 rings green bell pepper
2 slices FF Kraft singles
2 slices Marble Rye or bread of your choice (no more than 100 calories per slice)

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.

Spanish Rice

Spice it up with some homemade Spanish rice. This recipe is easy to do and gives you a great side dish ! You could easily substitute the type of tomatoes and peppers to make this exactly how you like it.

Spanish Rice
Spanish Rice

6 servings
144 calories per serving

½ c finely chopped shallots
½ c chopped bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T oil
1 t chili powder
28 oz. can diced tomatoes and their juice
¾ c long grain rice
4 oz. can diced green chilies
Hot pepper sauce to taste
1 c water
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil and cook shallots, pepper and garlic until tender. Add chili powder and cook 1 minute then add tomatoes, rice, chilies, hot pepper sauce, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil them reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Lemon Ginger Tenders

Quick and simple yet sooooo flavorful, I love restaurant quality meals that whip up in no time ! Serve with quick brown rice.

Lemon Ginger Tenders
Lemon Ginger Tenders

4 servings
150 calories per serving

1 t cornstarch
1 T soy sauce
12 oz. chicken tenders cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 c lemon juice
1/4 c soy sauce
1/4 c chicken broth (fat free)
1 t fresh ginger, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 T Splenda
1 t cornstarch
1 T oil
1/4 c red bell pepper in strips
1/4 c green bell pepper in strips

Mix 1 t cornstarch and 1 T soy in a bowl. Add chicken and toss to coat well. Put bowl in the frig for 10 minutes. Stir lemon juice, 1/4 c soy, broth, ginger, garlic, Splenda and 1 t cornstarch in a bowl. Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Add chicken and cook 4 minutes then add sauce and sliced peppers and cook 3-4 minutes.

Vegetable Paella

This is loaded with veggies and tastes so good ! It’s way quicker than a regular paella and if you really want some seafood in there, add some Buttery Baked Shrimp. Paella is a great healthy dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

Vegetable Paella
Vegetable Paella

6 servings
362 calories per serving

3 T oil
½ onion, chopped
½ green bell pepper, chopped
½ poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
12 oz. sliced mushrooms, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t paprika
1 t oregano
½ t pepper
¼ t red pepper flakes
1 ½ c brown rice (MINUTE rice)
2 ½ c vegetable stock / broth
14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 ½ t salt
9 oz. baby spinach leaves, chopped roughly
1 c frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1 c frozen or canned artichoke hearts
2 T red vinegar
¼ c chopped parsley

Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large soup pot on medium heat and cook onion 7 minutes. Add bell pepper, poblano pepper, mushrooms and salt and cook 5 minutes then add garlic, paprika, oregano, red pepper and black pepper and continue cooking another minute or two. Add stock and tomatoes and salt and bring to a boil. Then stir in rice. Cover and reduce heat to low and cook 7 minutes. Stir in spinach, peas, artichokes, vinegar and half the parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste and cover again and let sit 5 minutes for all the juices to absorb. Serve with parsley garnish.

Turkey and Noodle Bake

I have made other dishes like this that turn out to be a healthier Hamburger Helper (like my Turkey Stroganoff), but this one is THE one – it is a little moister than my other version, and the flavoring is just perfect. You definitely have to try this one out !!

Turkey and Noodle Bake
Turkey and Noodle Bake

6 servings
352 calories per serving

1 ¼ lb. lean ground turkey
1 ½ c sliced mushrooms
½ c chopped onion
½ c chopped green bell pepper
21 oz. fat free brown gravy
½ t onion salt
½ t salt
½ t pepper
3 c cooked yolk free egg noodles
1 c shredded part skim mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook turkey, mushrooms, onion and green pepper in a skillet until turkey is no longer pink then add onion salt, salt and pepper and mix well. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes then place noodles in a 3 quart dish sprayed with Pam and top with the meat mix. Pour the gravy over. Sprinkle with cheese, cover and bake 20 minutes then uncover and bake another 15 minutes.

Cucumber Raita

This Indian condiment / sauce is great served next to any spicy dish. It will remind you of tzatziki because of the cucumber and yogurt, but the similarity ends there with a whole different flavor combination from the green peppers and cilantro. This is so refreshing and at 23 calories per serving, you can serve it next to just about anything.

Cucumber Raita
Cucumber Raita

7 ¼ c servings
23 calories per serving

8 oz. plain low fat yogurt
2 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped or grated
¼ c finely chopped green bell pepper
2 T finely chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
¼ t ground cumin
Black pepper
¼ t salt

Whisk yogurt and add all the rest of the ingredients other than the pepper. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled. Sprinkle with pepper just before serving.

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