This recipe gives you a really nice creamy dressing since you use mayo instead of eggs and oil. If you like it with a lot of bite, add extra anchovy.
88 calories per serving
½ c grated parmesan cheese
½ c fat free mayo
¼ c lemon juice
2 t anchovy paste
2 t Worcestershire sauce
½ t pepper
¼ t dry mustard
5 large cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. fresh bread cut into cubes
4 head romaine lettuce in bite size pieces
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine 1.2 c water with cheese, mayo, lemon juice, anchovy paste, Worcestershire, pepper, mustard and garlic. Whisk well and set aside. Place bread pieces on a baking sheet and bake 15 minutes to toast them. When done combine croutons and romaine and then dress and serve immediately.
I’ve been making this chicken salad since the 80’s when a friend shared her recipe with me. Before then, I definitely was not a fan of the thought of apples and chicken together. But ever since that first bite all those years ago, I have never made traditional chicken salad again without apples ! If you’ve never tried, give it a shot !
290 calories per serving
12 oz. cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, in small chunks (Perdue Shortcuts work great here)
1 granny smith apple, diced small
2 t lemon juice
¼ c low fat mayo
8 slices 45 calorie per slice wheat bread
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients and let sit in refrigerator at least 1 hour so flavors combine well. Make sandwiches and enjoy !
At only 160 calories, make this one often ! The lite buttermilk, lemon and wine is a nice change from your typical mayo and vinegar dressing. The flavor is right on and this will definitely satisfy your potato salad craving.
160 calories per serving
4 lb. small red potatoes, quartered
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ c dry white wine
4 T lemon juice
½ c low fat buttermilk
¼ c low fat mayo
1 T Dijon mustard
1 c packed basil leaves sliced very thin
Cilantro for garnish
Add cold water to potatoes to cover them by 2 inches, cover and bring to a boil then add 1 t salt, recover and reduce heat to medium low and cook 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain. Add wine and 1 T lemon juice them toss and cool to room temperature.
Whisk buttermilk, mayo, mustard, ¼ t salt, pepper and 3 T lemon juice. Blend well and then toss with potatoes and basil.
A Monte Cristo Sandwich is dipped in egg and fried – this version adds LOTS of gooey Gruyere cheese (the kind you find on top of French Onion Soup). If you prefer a milder cheese, switch to Swiss or cheddar.
350 calories per serving
1 T Dijon mustard
1 T fat free mayonnaise
8 slices Italian bread (1 oz. each) I recommend that you get a kitchen scale – it takes out the guess work !!
6 oz. deli ham, thinly sliced
1 c shredded Gruyere cheese (substitute Swiss or cheddar or jack if you don’t like Gruyere)
1/4 t black pepper
1/2 c Egg Beaters
1/4 c skim milk
Combine mustard and mayo. Spread each of 8 slices with an even amount of the mix. Then layer 4 slices each with ham and cheese. Sprinkle evenly with pepper and cover with other 4 pieces of bread. Combine eggs and milk. Dip both side of each sandwich in the mix. Heat a large skillet on medium high heat and spray with Pam. Cook sandwiches 3 minutes each side or until lightly brown.
Sometimes a sandwich just hits the spots and this one is not your boring old sandwich ! Chicken in fajita seasoning combined with a tangy sauce and arugula is taste treat you’ll be craving after you sample this one !
303 calories per serving
2 t oil
6 oz. chicken tenders (Perdue Shortcuts work great here)
1 T fajita seasoning
¼ c light mayonnaise
3 T chopped cilantro
1 t grated lime zest
1 T lime juice
4 Arnold Bagel Thins (110 calories each) or Arnold Select Thins
1 tomato, thinly sliced
1 ½ c baby arugula
Sprinkle chicken with fajita seasoning and cook 3 minutes per side or until done. Cut into thin slices. Mix mayo, cilantro, lime zest and lime juice and spread on cut sides of bread. Place chicken on bread and add tomato and arugula then cover with the top of the bread and cut into 4 wedges.
Shake and Bake fans will love this one. Both the fish and the potatoes get a coating so the meal is crisp, the fish stays nice and moist, and the potatoes (‘chips’) are just a little different. This is crunchy goodness !
280 calories per serving
2 large baking potatoes cut into 8 wedges each
1/4 c light zesty Italian dressing
1 pack extra crispy Shake n’ Bake
1 lb. tilapia filets (or any other white fish)
1/4 c light mayo
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix potatoes with dressing and dust with ¼ c of the Shake n’ Bake. Spray a baking sheet with Pam and add the potatoes and bake 25 minutes. Spread mayo on fish and then dredge in the rest of the Shake n’ Bake to coat them evenly. Place fish in a wire rack sprayed with Pam and place that in the oven and bake 15 minutes or until done.
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 🙂
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 !
No peeling, quick boil time, easy dressing – this one is GREAT ! You could not even guess that low fat yogurt makes up half the dressing 🙂
112 calories per serving
1 ½ lb. small new potatoes quartered (16 or so)
1 c celery, sliced thin
1 c sliced baby carrots
1/3 c light mayonnaise
1/3 c plain low fat yogurt
¼ c thinly sliced green onions
2 T white vinegar
¼ t pepper
½ t salt
Cook potatoes 8-10 minutes in salted water. Add carrots and celery and cook another 4 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl and chill 2 – 24 hours. Mix mayo, yogurt, onions, vinegar, salt and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to serve. When ready to serve mix dressing with potatoes.
These little cups from heaven are the perfect appetizer ! Take a awesome spinach artichoke dip and put it in a little wonton cup and you have a whole new recipe. You don’t need calorie laden dippers to scoop the dip, so you end up with only 60 calories per cup – you just can’t go wrong there !!
60 calories per serving
24 won ton wrappers
14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
1 c low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
10 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed, and squeezed dry in a colander
1/3 c light mayo
1/3 cc grated parmesan cheese
1/4 c finely chopped red or green peppers
2 cloves garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin pan with Pam and place 1 wrapper in each cup with the edges extending beyond the cut. Place muffin tins on a cookie sheet so you can easily grab them from the oven. Bake 5 minutes then remove from oven. Mix all the rest of the ingredients and fill the cups then bake 15 minutes or until heated through.