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(16 Recipes) Created by THINKAHEAD

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Butternut Squash Soup
Very Good 4.0/5
(63 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: LOVED IT! Made at BJ's, put pepper in with onion, substitute olive oil for margarine, chicken broth for water, and think putting the brown sugar, vinegar, and dill before puree will give the flavors a chance to meld. Also, adding bacon with onion will make this a main dish. NO SALT added.


Carbs: 23.6g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 2.1g | Calories: 115.5
Very Good 4.0/5
(2 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Made at BJ's. 10g=Tb sugar, serving is 1/2 pear, pinch nutmeg, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp Mace, 1/4 tsp vanilla. Bring water and spices to boil, add pears, poach 12-14 minutes depending on ripeness. We did not peel or 1/2 the pear.

Submitted by OPHELIA105

Carbs: 22.4g | Fat: 0.5g | Fiber: 2.8g | Protein: 0.4g | Calories: 87.2
Good 3.0/5
(1 rating)

Cookbook creator says: Too thin and a bit hot, but lovely. Cooked on medium an extra couple hours, used quick soak method for beans and beans not soft like from can. BJ suggested cooking on high with the quick soak method. Doubled navy beans because no Northern on hand. Cayenne pepper instead of flakes.

Submitted by MRSHONEYC

Carbs: 24.4g | Fat: 1g | Fiber: 7.8g | Protein: 22.1g | Calories: 180.9
Easy Peanut and Sesame Noodles
Very Good 4.2/5
(321 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Wonderful!

Carbs: 23g | Fat: 11g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 7.7g | Calories: 208.2
Easy Slow Cooker Lemony Garlic Chicken Breast
Very Good 4.1/5
(269 ratings)

Tasty and nutritious, this slow cooker recipe will be a family favorite.

Submitted by FLYAWAYFREE

Carbs: 0.9g | Fat: 5.6g | Fiber: 0.2g | Protein: 27g | Calories: 167.8
Curried Chick Peas
Very Good 4.2/5
(18 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: Did in CROCK POT. On hand substitutions: used 1/2C frsh onion & Tb dry chpd, 3/8 tsp garlic pwdr, 1C LS chicken brth, grated ginger, cilantro for coriander, 2.5 C chick peas from Quick Soak method, evaporated milk, 1 tsp pepper, NO salt

Submitted by BRAINIAC

Carbs: 35.9g | Fat: 15.1g | Fiber: 8.5g | Protein: 8.4g | Calories: 293.5
Coach Nicole's Fresh & Skinny Guacamole
Very Good 4.5/5
(293 ratings)

Cookbook creator says: This was fabulous, would have been better but I cut the recipe in half and put Tb fresh lemon juice in and was too strong. But the recipe itself is perfect.

Submitted by COACH_NICOLE

Carbs: 4.7g | Fat: 6.7g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 1g | Calories: 76.4
Slimmer Beef Stroganoff
Good 3.9/5
(324 ratings)

Ready in 25 minutes.

Carbs: 42.4g | Fat: 24.1g | Fiber: 1.1g | Protein: 30.9g | Calories: 514.5
(no ratings)

I modified the Recipe for Very Low Soduim. I used leftoover turkey and made my own broth from the turkey bones. I used everything with no added salt.

Submitted by THINKAHEAD

Carbs: 14.5g | Fat: 2.6g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 18.7g | Calories: 160
Rachel MacMuffins
Incredible! 5.0/5
(6 ratings)

An easy batch-cooked breakfast you can prepare in just minutes and take with you on the go! It tastes just like an Egg McMuffin!

Submitted by RACHEL_MAC

Carbs: 13.3g | Fat: 1.6g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 29.6g | Calories: 190.9
Very Good 4.7/5
(12 ratings)

Don't get rid of the greens! Save them and use them for this delicious recipe!

You can also use this recipe for cooking kale or collard greens.

Submitted by QUERIAN

Carbs: 9.8g | Fat: 0.9g | Fiber: 4.4g | Protein: 3.1g | Calories: 52.6
Roasted Beet Salad
Very Good 4.4/5
(172 ratings)

Think you dislike beets? Not after trying this recipe! Roasting brings out the beets' natural sweetness, and the feta offers a salty contrast.

Submitted by CHEF_MEG

Carbs: 14g | Fat: 14.4g | Fiber: 4.2g | Protein: 5g | Calories: 201.3
(no ratings)

With what I had on hand.

Submitted by THINKAHEAD

Carbs: 13.2g | Fat: 2.8g | Fiber: 0.9g | Protein: 42.4g | Calories: 243.1
Black Bean Hummus
Very Good 4.3/5
(327 ratings)

Smoky from the cumin with a hidden serving of vegetables, this dip is equally delicious in a burrito as it is spread on tortilla chips.

Submitted by STEPFANIER

Carbs: 5.3g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 1.7g | Protein: 1.7g | Calories: 32.9
(no ratings)

I found several recipes, but not all had the thickening agent. So here is my version, a combo of several I found. I used it with Jennie-O Ground Turkey 20oz and I forgot no salt was added and plenty of flavor even with 20oz meat instead of 16oz.

Submitted by THINKAHEAD

Carbs: 19.4g | Fat: 2.1g | Fiber: 5.5g | Protein: 2.5g | Calories: 91.2
(no ratings)

Submitted by THINKAHEAD

Carbs: 42g | Fat: 8.2g | Fiber: 7.8g | Protein: 23.7g | Calories: 328.3
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