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Another Ranch Dressing. This makes a lot but the serving amount is 1/4 cup.
Tried making Dukan Mayo, didn't like it so I turned it into a musated dipping sauce or marinade.
I love pumpkin spice pudding but could not find it in sugar free. Although this is not completely sugar free I managed to reduce the carbs from 23 g to 17 g per 1/2 cup.
I use this filling for stuffing mushrooms.
My version of the Dukan Cinnamon Muffins.
I found this recipe here. I wanted to know what just the "bread" counts were.
This is my take on Dukan Oat bran Muffins. I am not allowed to follow the Dukan completely but these I thought were good. I have another version that I make with wheat bran.
I found this recipe courtesy of Dukan Diet.com. Reminds me of twice baked potatoes. I just used what I had on hand. I am sure the counts can be lower but here is my take.
My mother in law gave me this recipe. Wow are they good. Hubby even likes these except he requested them to be more sweet.
Always looking for a healthier version for my husband's favorite dressing.
My husband and I love Olice Garden. I found a version of the dressing online. I tweaked it to be more friendly for our health issues. Although my servings are a generous 1/4 cup there is still over 240 mg. of sodium per serving.
My husband and I lvoe tacos, just can't have all the extra sodium.
I adapted this from Hungry Girl's Version.
My husband and I love Outback Steakhouse. Our favorite is the Onion, Brownbread and the Onion Sauce.
I found this version and tweaked it to our liking.
I love BBQ Sauce, but it doesn't love my diabetes. I took bottled bbq sauce and tweeked it so I could have some every now and then.
My famlily loves honey mustard. When I don't make my own we like Frenchs Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. Try this version you get twice the amount.
I love rice pudding. I came up with this version took away some of the white rice with brown rice.
I made this for my hubby. We were shopping for my mom and was looking for her some healthyier soups. My husband picked up a can of chicken and stars and I just happened to pick a bag of star shaped pasta. And well here it is....
I love BK Chicken Sandwiches. So I came up with this recipe to satisfy that craving.
Looking for new soups for those cold winter days. Sometimes beef stew and chicken and dumplings are just too heavy.
This is a revised version, however I was able to reduce some things except for the fat. I thought I had fat free sour cream, only had regular so I added some fat free greek yogurt for half the amount of sour cream. The original recipe called for three cups of sour cream.
I break down the chicken into pieces. I like the basket of my rotisserie better than the spit.
I love cream cheese spreads, I don't like the taste of straight fat free cream cheese so I added neufchatel and replaced the full fat versions.
I love the sweet breakfast spreads for toast. So I revamped my favorite kind. Strawberry.
I love hot wings. So in search of a way to have them more often I came up with this recipe with a little help from Racheal Ray's base recipe.
My husband and I love the white cheese sauce you get at Mexican Restaurants, however our waistlines don't. We came up with this version to e lighter and we made it versatile by leaving out the jalapenos.
I have tried making seasoning mixes to rcreate ranch dressing and while they do in a pinch... So I just stick to the packets and use fat free yogurt for the mayo and fat free buttermilk for the milk. I have a fat free version and a lower sodium version then they store bought ranch dressing. Most store bought dressigs have upwards of 200 mgrams of sodium. My version has only 155 fr 2 tbsp. You could splurge wth 1/4 cup and have less than 40 cal and a little more than 300 mg of sodium and no fat.
This has become my husband's favorite. While it still has higher fat ground beef, I have added 1 pound of lean ground turkey and took out the cream and butter and added 1 % milk and light margarine in the mashed potatoes.
Just a little something sweet. High in carbs but still a low fat version.
I changed the salt and instead of adding corn syrup I changed to agave nectar.
I changed the salt and instead of adding corn syrup I changed to agave nectar.
I was looking for a healthier version of red sauce at th Chinese restaurant. It is not a low carb food but makes a good substitute.
I love ALfredo, however I stay away from it because of the fat and calories. Well not anymore. I cooked up this version one night while experimenting wit House Foods Shirataki Tofu Noodles.
I love Chinese Food, however it doesn't love me back. So I came up with this recipe.
Growing up as a kid I loved the noodle casseroles my dad would make. This one is made out of shirataki tfu noodles and surprisingly is very good. It gives me that creamy texture that I crave and feels like I am eating real noodles. Not to mention the addition of carrots, celery, onions, and mushrooms.
My husband and I love Chinesse food. I created these egg rolls for him, he does not like the cabbage pork ones.
I was looking for a "milkshake" and decided to throw this together.
I Love iced coffees but they have gotten so expensive. I have a keurig now and love experienting with dfferent coffees and teas Now when I want a coffee drink, I make this.
I changed up my mom's traditional macaroni salad. I swapped elbows for shells and 1/4 cup greek yogurt for the same amount of salad dressing mayo.
This was one of those clean out the fridge casseroles. My first attempt at a Breakfast Casserole, already thinking of ways to "lighten" it up for next time.
You could make this less fat and calories by using pork tenderloin. I just used what I had o hand.
I found this interesting dressing made out of condensed tomato soup. I had no soup so I made that first and then made this dressing.
My husband and I love salsas. We needed to find some that were not as salty because we both have high bloodpressure. This one hits al the bells and whistles jut not all the sodium.
I made these sauted veggies to go with my chicken sausage patties.
I was craving sausage, pepper and onion sandwhiches. So I searched and found a receipe that works for my family. This comes in at 129 cal and less than 6 grams of fat per sausage.
This was a new soup I tested. Not bad for canned creamstyle corn and lite coconut milk.
I loved canned tomato soup as a kid and even now I still want that childhood comfort food. I turned 38 just a week or so ago and found this tomato soup online. I fell in love with it and it has become my adult comfort soup.
Was looking for a low sodium, low sugar bbq sauce and came across a recipeusing vegetable juice. Skeptical but I tweaked it a bit and came up with this.
I have had to find several alternatives to my favorite condiments. This has become a great sub for my favorite ketchup.
I was looking for some new soups beside the old stand by of vegetable, and chicken noodle. Found this one and thought Mmmm sounds good. I do love black beans on nachos and salads so thought would give this a try.
This is one of my Grandma Ryder's salads she would fix us when we were kids. I just revamped it and added some raisins and sunflower seeds for crunch and extra sweetness from the raisins.
A new healthier version to my yeast and crisco biscuits that my family has loved.
I was looking for a healthier version of my family's favorite waffle. This comes in at 146 cal and 4 grams of fat per half round waffle.
There is just no way to make these low fat and still keep the hush puppy. I used egg whites, water to reduce some fat and calories from whole eggs and milk.
I averaged about 1/4 cup oil retention from frying these in a deep fryer. Original recipe was 18 grams of fat per 3 hushpuppies. These are five hushpuppies for 9 grams of fat.
A new favorite for my hubby.
I love hot dog chili but it does not love me. I made this version with ground turkey and tomato paste.
This is a boxed family favorite, made just a little lighter with margarine and non fat milk. Shaved off 60 cal, 6 grams of fat and about 60 mg of sodium.
Jazzed up store bought tomato sauce.
Non alcoholic smoothie. Great taste and really decadent. Original recipe called for cocnut milk. Very high in fat, sub the coconut milk for Jumez coconut pineapple nectar.
I loved this as a kid and still do as an adult. But I tweaked mom's to add more veggies and less salt.
My husband's favorite vgetable is lima beans. I revamped this fall favorite to be more figure friendly and added celery for a crunch. This makes a generous amount. I have allowed 1 cup servngs or just use a half cup and cut the counts in half.
I was given these ingredients on my menu and thought of a way to get hubby to eat a little healthier too. He just loved the marinade.
Thought I would try my hand at making crackers. Can never find a low sodium, whole wheat cracker that is not too expensive. This makes 60 individual or12 serving, 5 crackers each.
If you are in a rut on how to prepare pumpkin, Try this soup, with a little added brown sugar for sweetness you still get desert taste, just kicked up a bit.
An old favorite revisited. A few simple swaps allowed double the margarine and comes in just over 300 mg of sodium per serving. That is 400 less than original.
Feeling a little nastalgic.
This is what I call a compromise soup. I love celery in my soup, and hubby doesn't. So I added bacon to keep my celery.
I found this by searching for low sodium cream soup mixes. I did not have low sodium chicken granules, so only used 6 tsp for the whole batch. This makes a great sub in a pinch for a cream soup.
With this autumn staple in my house, I needed a lighter version. This saves 90 cal, 5 fat, 5 s fat, 31chol, 24 sod, 12 carb, and adds 2 fibers and half a protein.
A family favorite for the colder months.
Easy homemade applesauce.
A less salty alternaive to pre packaged onion salt.
A low sodium marinade makes this a perfect party food or entree. Bake with skin on then remove after before eating. The nutritional values are for the skin being left on.
Hubby made this coleslaw and he made it regular. I am shocked at th calories an fat and sodium. I have been making the slaw lite for 5 years now and he decides to make it this time. I would have this only on special ocassions. I would only eat 1/4 cup of this at a time.
These are not low in calories but if you make these 1/2 oz instead of 7/8 oz you decrease the calories by about 20 and the carbs to 9 per cookie.
I keep this mix on hand in the fridge to throw into salads, top tacos, or faitas. Saves on prep for the night's meal.
I love Mexican food, especially tacos, buritos, salsas and such. I think this is a good alternative to those canned refried beans tha tare high in fat and sodium that only allow a half cup serving. This makes a generous single serve or can be divided and made into tacos, just add lettuce, tomatoes olives, your favorite toppings and supper is seved.
A family favorite remixed and lightened up. But still kept the same flavors.
A low cal, low sod. family favorite.
Everyone loves those bottled dressings. Here is a mix for ranch dressing that I think will become a favorite. My hubby and my neice just love this one.
A lighter version of diet staple with added veggies.
A sweet treat that hits the spot when you get that ice cream craving.
Another way to eat carrots
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Here you will find some family favorites that have been passed down from mom to daughter for ages. But instead of the full fat versions, I have tried to ligten these as much as possible without sacrificing flavor. Also some new ones that my family enjoys.
|Soup, Stews and Stocks
|DUKAN'S TO TRY